Our Living Room Makeover

While we were in Anchorage this past winter during Zach’s recovery, the Toyo stove (our oil heater) back home died. Since it would be pretty costly to fix, we decided to buy a heat pump instead. Heat pumps are very effective and environmentally-friendly, so it was definitely an upgrade. We knew that when we finally […]

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Tips for Updating Your Living Room

Zach and I bought our house in 2014, and although it was small and a bit funky, we were excited to own our first home. It needed quite a bit of work (and it still does; our bathrooms…yikes!) and I thought the living room was a good place to start. We spend the most time in […]

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Our Kitchen Reveal

We spent 5 months remodeling our kitchen (read our whole process here) in 2016. Before showing our entire kitchen reveal, let’s just have a little “Before & After” of what our kitchen used to look like… And now…voila! It is a completely different kitchen now. Of course it looks completely different, but it also feels […]

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The Time We Remodeled Our Kitchen

Early in 2016 we made the decision to renovate our kitchen. It was February, a slow and boring time of year in Southeast Alaska (no wonder I was itching for a big project). I spent a good chunk of time on Pinterest and started thinking of designs, layouts, and details. Finally I was able to talk […]

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Improving a Small Dining Room

     Our house is small, but our dining room is tiny. It’s not even really a room, it’s just a dining “area.” Nonetheless, this space still needed improvement when we moved in. I wanted this space to fit in with the rest of the house and not stick out like a sore thumb. Also, I really wanted it […]

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