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Liz

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2011-02-05

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adventures of a serial home improver, from flipping houses to simple DIY decor

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  • Introducing: The Preppy Modern HouseI’ve talked in vague terms about “that house we’re building” and you’ve seen bits and pieces on Instagram, but I haven’t really shown you guys much of what we’re building! It’s been busy, to say the lea...
  • The 4 Pairs of Heels Every Girl Needs (Saturday Style)
    on Mar 12, 2016 in Saturday Style
    I like shoes. Since I like shoes and I’m a casual gal, my dressed-down shoe collection could probably rival Kim Kardashian.  I have like 5,000 pairs of sneakers and I’m not ashamed to admit it.  #sneakers4life However, occasionally this...
  • Updates on the House We’re BuildingI had hoped to have a post ready for you guys today about the guest bathroom and bedrooms at our 10th flip (long overdue!!), but this week has been crazy so it ain’t happening. While I don’t always have time to update the blog, I usually...
  • Saturday Style
    on Mar 5, 2016 in Saturday Style
    Hey peeps!  Did y’all have a good week?  We’ve had the most BEAUTIFUL weather here in Dallas, I feel like frolicking! This week called for about a zillion outfits – I had a road trip, two special dinners, and a baby shower mixed i...
  • Before + After – The Rest of the 9th FlipThis might not qualify as the most gasp-worthy renovation post I’ve ever done, but there are still a few goodies left to be seen at the ol’ 9th flip! You’ve seen how it looked before we got hold of it, and we’ve also shown you...
  • Saturday Style 2.0
    on Feb 27, 2016 in Saturday Style
    Obviously this blog is about home renovation and building houses, with some interior design thrown in for good measure. That ain’t changing. But do you know what? There are some things I’d love to chat about with you guys. Real life strug...
  • Saturday Style 2.0
    on Feb 27, 2016 in Saturday Style
    Obviously this blog is about home renovation and building houses, with some interior design thrown in for good measure. That ain’t changing. But do you know what? There are some things I’d love to chat about with you guys. Real life strug...
  • A Case for Wood CabinetsDuring a conversation with our architect a few months ago we were picking his brain for any tips he could give us, based on his experience working with other builders.  We were talking generally about the style and finishes we’re planning to u...
  • Before + After – Our 9th Flip’s BathroomsYou guys! I posted about our 9th flip’s kitchen and then left you hanging! Whoops. I’m here to remedy that with a big ol’ post about the bathroom remodels at the flip. Spoiler alert – they’re all a lot cuter now. (If you...
  • Around These Here PartsSome of you are wondering what we’ve been up to lately – so here’s a little post to get you up to speed! We’ve started work on a new construction home – things are moving along really great, and the foundation should be...
  • Get the Look – Preppy Modern
    on Feb 9, 2016 in Design Inspiration
    “Modern” as a style has so many different interpretations – from “cold” modern to “rustic” modern to “futuristic” modern . . . you get the idea. I’ve been a fan of rustic modern for awhile n...
  • Hardwoods the Easy WayHey guys, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!  Ours was pretty great, lots of relaxing and food, and fun times with our families.  My 3 year old became entirely smitten with her new 3 week old cousin (singing to her, feeding her, holding he...
  • Our Go-To Tile Resource
    on Jul 23, 2015 in Design Inspiration Uncategorized
    One of the questions I get asked most often is, “Where did you get that tile?”  And I LOVE IT when people ask that question because I get to look like a renovation guru when I blow their minds with the answer. You see, lots of people thi...
  • Before + After – Our 9th Flip’s KitchenHey guys! It was so fun sharing the first “after” tour of our 9th flip with you before we took a little detour into house building.  Now I’d love to give you a few more peeks into this great house.  Next up . . . the kitchen! In t...
  • Form SurveyI’m quickly realizing that not all aspects of building a house are riveting.  Or, at least, certain aspects that are riveting to me may not actually be riveting to other people.  :) Today’s post probably falls into that category –...
  • Where to Begin?So I’ve filled you in on the back story of how we stumbled into building a spec house, and you saw how demolition of the existing house got started a few weeks ago – now it’s time to catch you up on how we spent those weeks between...
  • DemolitionSo this is pretty much the weirdest feeling ever – I’m sitting here on the tailgate of my car, typing this, as the lot is being cleared so that we can build our first house. Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe it! The record-brea...
  • Spoiler Alert: We’re Building a HouseYou may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet around here lately. But.  You guys. Things are happening. Before I get into the nitty gritty of what’s going on, here’s the quick back story – as you know, Jason and I have b...
  • Before + After – Our 9th Flip’s Exterior, Entry + Dining Room
    on Apr 14, 2015 in Uncategorized
    Ready for the first batch of “afters” from our 9th flip? I wish I could remember every little detail of this renovation so that I could give you guys a thorough play-by-play of everything that happened.  Unfortunately, most of the nitty...
  • Our 9th Flip – “Before”You might recall that we bought, renovated and sold our 9th flip during the insane summer of 2014 – I kind of thought that this house would never get blogged about.  Once the 10th flip got going there never seemed to be a great time to fill yo...
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