In June of 2014, we moved from Racine, Wisconsin to Eagan, Minnesota. Shaun was already working in Minnesota, so I would tag along with him for a few days at a time to scout for a house. Our realtor was fabulous, and showed me over 40 homes! We finally settled on a nicely laid-out split level that had the one requirement I had in a split: no stairs up to the kitchen. Here is the house when we bought it:
and the house now:
The entire exterior has been repainted, re-roofed, and landscaped. Here are some fun before and afters of the backyard.
Total weed pile transformed with a paver patio, new fence stain, and new landscaping.
My name is Sara. I am a home owner/renovator, photographer, and stay at home mom in the Chicago area trying to cram all kinds of projects into the time my son is at school. Ashford is 3, and I had our second baby Zach December 2015, so things are pretty busy around here! I like slightly inappropriate humor, wine, and stalking house blogs. I love starting new DIY projects and sometimes hate finishing them. I love taking portraits of families, children and couples whenever I can. This blog is all about the projects my husband and I tackle, the projects that fizzle, and the funny things that happen to us along the way.