A young family's attempt to stay afloat in today's economy by purchasing an old historic home and renovating it. Creating a new life in an old house...

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Latest Blog Posts for The Octagon House

  • Five Years :)
    on Oct 9, 2010
    Hello everyone! This past Friday my husband and I celebrated our five year wedding anniversary! It hardly seems possible! We got married at Wild Life Prairie Park and had our reception there as well. It was absolutely magical and a moment that I wish...
  • Home, again…again?
    on Sep 25, 2010
    Hi everyone! I’m home! We all are for that matter! I’m not sure quite where  I left off with my physical well being but it took a turn for the worse some time before Labor day. I ended up in the hospital for 4 days, out in time for the w...
  • The despair of dirty laundry.
    on Sep 7, 2010
    Some people fear their dirty laundry being aired out in public. Here at the octagon I guess it’s a way of life. ha ha. For those of you upwind of us our washer/dryer broke down about a month ago. It acted wonkey for a couple weeks and then just...
  • Ode to the Stairway
    on Aug 31, 2010
    Hello Everyone! Remember me? Tara! I’m back! So sorry for my absence, I have been and I am still sick. Its been absolutely no fun but then, what illness is? I feel like such a baby for saying what my issue has been but just imagine a stomach ac...
  • So one year ago…
    on Aug 19, 2010
    …yesterday, Floyd and I rushed over to meet in Peoria with the realtor and bank to sign the deed on this old house. And it was ours! I tried posting this yesterday but this literally sat on my screen all day and I just realized it now! I almost...
  • Flea Market Paradise
    on Aug 15, 2010
    When I first saw our Octagon house, I wanted to pack it in my purse and bring it home with me. Fortunately, the whole transaction went very smoothly and I wasn’t forced to such extremes. But today, I experienced the same antique overload that s...
  • I forgot
    on Aug 14, 2010
    …what not planning a party felt like! And its amazing! Don’t get me wrong. The party was so much fun and I love all the changes that were made to the house. But living in that constant planning mode can be stressful to say the least. I...
  • Everything! Even the kitchen sink!
    on Aug 13, 2010
    I think it will take me a few posts to detail everything we did before the party but I can at least get started! Maybe I should start at this past weekend and work backwards! The party was a smashing success. We had 60+ guests throughout the course o...
  • So Blessed!
    on Aug 11, 2010
    What a wonderful open house and birthday party we were blessed with! I know I’ve so been slacking in the blogging department but now I need to post pictures of everything that we did to update the house for the party! I really needed to take a...
  • Super Special Spectacular…
    on Aug 2, 2010
    …supercalifragilisticexpialidocious anniversary! Do you know what today is? Well, I wouldn’t have known except that with preparing for this party I gave myself a moment to reminisce.  I realized this last Wednesday was the anniversary of...
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