May 27

Fun Before and Afters!

Think we stopped blogging? Yea, me too there for a while. Life is busier than ever, but I thought I’d stop for a second to relish in the progress we are making on the house. It’s not a secret that we aren’t huge fans of the exterior of our house. The dreams and to-do list are extensive for changes we’d love to make to make it more pleasing to the eye. With a LOT of help from my Dad (and his tractor) and some serious sweat, it’s really coming along. Eric is seriously so talented and handy- I’m one lucky girl.


BEFORE: Who doesn’t need a wooden ramp to welcome one to their home? And then there’s the lovely porch deck without railings…don’t you just wonder what people were thinking when they made decisions?IMG_0249IN PROGRESS: Slowly but surely it came along. The first step was a new deck, then railings, new stairs, and finally a new sidewalk leading to the deck.porch in progessAFTER: We spend so much time out on the new porch now! With the new (refurbished) furniture and beautiful view, it’s pretty fantastic to be out there now.

Front Porch After

front of house



BEFORE: Eric and my Dad went to town with the tractor and pretty much cleared out both sides of the lane. It’s a true transformationlane before

Although we loved the canopy, it was so overgrown that trucks couldn’t make it down the lane.lane before2

AFTER: So much cleaner!lane after


Eric is almost done with the amazing barn door baby gate he made. More on that later!



And this nugget, just because it’s adorable. Father-daughter love is the best 🙂IMG_9146

1 comment

  1. Mom Rinehart

    The house and lane look great! The new porch and walk really changed the look of the house. Very attractive with lots of visual interest! And love the pic of Daddy and Charlotte!

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