Early in this blog’s life, i.e. four weeks ago, I challenged myself to stick to a $500 grocery budget in the month of June. I was not successful. But, I did save money compared to May.
This transition to stay-at-home-mom-dom is definitely not normal. Since the kids have been home since March, it is really fair to say it’s only been one month? And since I ran away to home to enlist the help of my own mom, can I take all the credit?
I’m looking at a ton of other home design IG accounts to get a sense of what’s out there, what’s getting traction, and how I might fit into the seemingly endless sea of beautiful rooms.
Justin’s and my design styles live on a wide spectrum. He goes hard mid-century modern. I exist anywhere from transitional to eclectic to contemporary and modern. Our home will definitely feel mostly modern, but hopefully pulls in enough other design and style elements to make it feel unique and just like us.
Demo on the house started on April 7. The cement footings for the addition were poured June 4. So goes home construction.
We decided to splurge on the new appliances for the kitchen before the recent news. There will be an opportunity to explain why we’re sticking with this decision soon, but right now I’m thinking about how to make the absolute most of my future shiny new fridge to make sure we squeeze every single drop of value out of it like a juicy Meyer lemon.
I snuck to the house during nap time to check on progress. Not much has happened in the last week, but it gave me a chance to survey the guts of the house before new footings and framing begins (hopefully) this week. It’s also the most available way I have to show what the house looked like before since I didn’t take any photos or videos before we moved out in April.
So yes, over the years I’ve answered “I wish I could blog” when asked what I rather be doing. It felt silly to say it out loud because everyone can do it, but not everyone can do it well. Who’s to say that I’m someone who can do it well. Well, I guess we are finding out 🙂
And before you assume it was pandemic-related and financially motivated, it wasn’t. The specific reasons given and circumstances that led to this unfortunate (fortunate?) event aren’t important. Just know that after 9.5 years with this company IT HURT.
So now I have an opportunity here with this tiny little slice of the internet. When work was awful I would say “I wish I could just blog for a living” like so many others I have followed and been influenced by over the years.
This is the story of a young family embarking on a total house renovation. It’s a story you’ve heard before. Let’s begin.