I know. I’m a bad blogger. I have failed to make any renovation updates in quite some time. The winter here was long and dreary and we just didn’t get much done around the house. Luckily we did end up finishing the new hardwood floors on the 2nd floor. Ryder and I took another opportunity to get away to Florida and left Ryan to complete the hallway, Ryder’s room, and the office (soon to be baby girl’s room).

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We even found a railroad track used as an 1800s I-beam. Pretty cool!

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You can always count on this little helper.

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Next up: a shed for the lower yard…and of course decorating baby girl’s room!

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So my lack of posting has not been for lack of effort going on at the house, just no time these days. Ryder’s curiosity and first Frankenstein steps are keeping me on my toes. Meanwhile, Ryan finished the floors and porch railings on the second floor! In the Spring we’ll come back and finish the first floor and paint everything up nice and white. For now, we’re just taking a little time to enjoy our last few warm days.

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We had a great time hosting Ryder’s first birthday party at the house–the Lil’ Man Mustache Bash! Though we didn’t get the 2nd floor porch completed (wishful thinking) we did get a lot of cleanup done and it gave us a goal to push for.

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Mustache cake and cupcakes galore!

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First cupcake–carrot pineapple yummy!

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Photobooth!

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 Happy birthday, my sweet little man.

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It’s time our home made a better first impression. I’m talking about the good ole’ front door. I’ve been holding off on painting it because it’s really a larger project which involves taking it off the frame, ripping out the rotten siding, and leveling everything out. With Ryder’s 1st birthday fast approaching, I realized it would only cost me a quart of paint and it could appear to be a brand new door (as long as you haven’t had your V8 when staring at it).

It’s a sea of fun color choices at the Benjamin Moore store. I’ve been dreaming of a turquoise door for awhile, but most people think I’m crazy. Am I?

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