Archive of ‘Abode’ category

Closet Purge: I Marie Kondo’ed It

I emptied my closet of over 40 pounds of clothes over the month of January, 40 pounds! Before I get into how Marie Kondo’s organizational strategy helped to shape my project, I must tell you this up front: I did not read Marie’s entire book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  I found a […] Read more…

Renovation Update: Drywall, Brick, and a Front Door

Y’all, our house has a FRONT DOOR! This is a HUGE deal because after a month of rainy days and slow-go, the process is finally speeding back up. The front door now means the brick can go up, painting can be done, and flooring can be installed. I can also begin to picture our home once […] Read more…

Renovation Update: Looking Like a House!

Our home is looking more and more like a house every day! We have windows, siding, most exterior doors, plumbing, electrical and HVAC all roughed in! We can really get a sense of the space we’ll have inside, which is great because we will be buying furniture soon! Next up on the agenda is to […] Read more…

Renovation Update: We Have Walls!

Halleluja, we have walls up on our new first floor! It has been a scary/fun whirlwind thus far as we watched our sweet little house reduced to rubble. We were not expecting demo to the extent it was taken, but due to unforeseen foundation issues (really, we should have seen it coming) we had take […] Read more…

Demo has begun!

Following months of planning, sketching, budgeting, Pinteresting, deciding, and meeting, demo has finally started on the home-front! Jess and I signed our contract and handed over the keys. Once demo day kicked off we walked over from our rental house to get a piece of the action. Watching men take hammers to your walls and […] Read more…

Moving…Enough Said

Moving day kicked my butt! Jess and I have been so busy with Amelia, renovation planning, and work that we completely dropped the ball on moving preparation. We had slowly taken some things over to the rental house in the days leading up to the move and even rounded up a few donation items. Yet […] Read more…

Paleo Pancakes in our 1950’s Rental Kitchen

We did it! We successfully made a meal in our new kitchen: Paleo Pancakes! After 9 days in our rental home we bit the bullet and finally made meal. We were reluctant to do so for 3 reasons: 1) We had not gone grocery shopping 2) We don’t know how to work our circa 1946 oven 3) […] Read more…

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken with Cauli-Mash and Okra

I’m going to share with you one of my FAVORITE meals including two of my go-to paleo sides. The meal takes about an hour to prepare; not too bad! If you are new to Paleo or clean eating this is the meal for you! It’s so yummy you may forget you are eating healthy! I have broken this […] Read more…

Paleo Zoodle Marinara- Quick Version!

One of my go-to paleo recipies is zucchini noodles with meat marinara sauce! It takes about 45 minutes to prepare and is ALWAYS delicious! I whipped this up yesterday post-workout and even have lunch for today! Love it! First, I prepare the zucchini noodles, or zoodles. I have been using Danielle Walker’s recipe and have […] Read more…