Replacing the Cottage Porch Columns

Hi guys! Today we are sharing our progress on the cottage porch columns. When we bought the property and the cottage, the porch had rusty steel columns on the front, which I’m sure were intended to be “decorative”. They were also covered in the same lead paint as the rest of the house exterior. When … Continue reading Replacing the Cottage Porch Columns


Replacing the Header Board on the Cottage Porch

Happy New Year! We hope you all had a great evening! With three littles we didn't do anything really special, as we're still trying to get as much sleep as possible. Today we're sharing an update on replacing the header board on the cottage's porch. When we had the house leveled, the porch separated from … Continue reading Replacing the Header Board on the Cottage Porch

Leveling the Cottage

Hi everyone! Today we're going to share one of the major corrections that we knew would need to be made to the cottage when we first purchased the property. On our first walk through of the house prior to purchasing the property, it was very obvious that the house had some major foundation issues. Not … Continue reading Leveling the Cottage

Updated Cottage Floor Plan and Exterior Mood Board

Hi everyone! Demo on the cottage continues, and unfortunately there have been a few more surprises and hiccups along the way. However, while we are sorting those issues out, we wanted to go ahead and share a few things with you! First, we wanted to share our goals for our updated floor plan. As we … Continue reading Updated Cottage Floor Plan and Exterior Mood Board

Demo Starts on the Cottage!

Hi everyone! Our team has begun demoing the cottage, and we have had a few surprises underneath all of the drywall. Just a reminder, here is the current floorplan of the cottage: I was pretty excited when our contractor called on day one to let us know that there was shiplap paneling underneath the drywall! … Continue reading Demo Starts on the Cottage!

Our Cottage – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Hi everyone! Today we're sharing our plans for our "new old house", the 1940s cottage that came with our property. Although we essentially attributed no value to the house when we purchased the property, given the age of the house we wanted a thorough inspection done to make sure we knew about anything that might … Continue reading Our Cottage – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

What the heck is going on?

Hey guys! We have a ton of news to share with you guys and we're going to tell you ALL about it below. First: Aurora As you know, our plan was to take our family on the road full time in our Airstream in order to travel more before the kids are school-age. This plan … Continue reading What the heck is going on?