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Up and Running

Things definitely have not gone as planned. Construction delays and contractor issues made this project much more difficult than...

What is going on?

That is a great question. Here we are, the beginning of October. The guest house was supposed to open end of May/ early June. Not to...

The phone call and a video update!

I had to make the "Joanna Gaines" call this week. You know the one where she calls her client and says "Ooo this went wrong and it is...

The silence is killing me

January has been a frustrating month. We have had multiple hiccups involving weather delays, permits, holidays, and anything else that...

It's big time now, folks

We made the paper! A couple weeks ago, Audrey Kirby from The Star Press contacted me because she heard about the project we were doing...

Excited for 2019!

As 2018 draws to a close we are about a month into the renovation. We are so thankful for all the progress that has been made and...

Expect the unexpected

Anyone who has worked on an old home knows that things are always weird. Not straight, not square. You open up walls and say, "What was...

Sunday Reno Report

This week kind of went out with a bang. Literally. A ton of stuff got knocked down, thrown out, and destroyed (in a good way). Most of...

A teensy bit of Christmas

I can't wait to deck out the Guesthouse for Christmas. But since we are in full demo/ construction mode this year, we have to settle for...

Demo has begun!

This week has been VERY exciting! Matt has begun demo. The main work has been on the first floor. The majority of the first floor will...

When in doubt, throw it out

That is one of my favorite things to say to my husband, who is a partial hoarder. : ) Anyway, today we did just that. We decided as a...

Approval needed

Our beautiful house at 516 W. Jackson, The Phillips- Johnson House, is a local historic landmark. This came about in 1996 by the...

Getting Excited!

Matt is going to start marking things for demo next week, so we went over to the house today to tag the things inside the house that we...

Hardwood floors?

So my first big question, the one that has kept me up at night was, "ARE THERE HARDWOOD FLOORS???" We looked under the carpets a little...

The Muncie Guesthouse

We are thrilled to embark on this new adventure! We closed today on the property at 516 W. Jackson in Muncie's Old West End. I have to...