I could probably sum up our remodeling process in two words, but for the sake of a blog post, I will elaborate. At this point, we have moved back into our house, so I can discuss the process from start to finish. If you are reading this just because you are curious, or if you are actually considering a remodel, I hope all of this information will help. If you are seriously considering a remodel, I would suggest reading this book. It explains 15 steps for a successful remodel and how to survive it. The authors share a lot of good info!

As I have discussed in previous blog posts, the first steps were to devise a plan and pick a contractor. You can read about that HERE. Our Remodel On Big Timber Road – The Process will explain the actual construction part of our remodel.

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October 22, 2020

My Dream Job


2020 has been weird! I won’t bore you with a recap of everything negative that has happened. We’ve all had our struggles this year and I am certainly no different. However, something really amazing happened to me at the start of this pandemic. Something that I had prayed for and dreamed about for a long time. A wish of mine was actually going to come true. That wish was my dream job!…

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September 21, 2020

Remodel On Big Timber Road – Life In A Tiny House


As I’m sitting here writing this blog post today, I’ve now been living in our ‘tiny house’ (aka the little house) for seven months and 20 days. Yep, I’m counting! When we moved into our home 24 years ago, our current tiny house was a workshop and a garage. We wanted a place for the kids to bring their friends and a comfortable private space for our guests to stay. Jerry T decided to take on the project himself and after a few months, it was complete. We love having it and since the original completion, it’s undergone two makeovers….

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June 29, 2020

Remodel On Big Timber Road – Pack It Up, Move It Out


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To read Part I of our series Remodel On Big Timber Road – Then There Was One, click HERE.

Because of the scale of our remodel, everything had to be moved out of our house. The exceptions were the upstairs office and the garage. For some reason, the thought of packing up our belongings of 24 years never really bothered me. I planned to start at the back of the house and pack one room per day. Unphased by the task ahead of me, my plan for the Remodel On Big Timber Road was just to Pack It Up, and Move It Out.

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April 7, 2020

Remodel On Big Timber Road – Then There Was One


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Around May, 2019, after A LOT of thought and discussions, Jerry T and I decided that we wanted to remodel our 27 year old home. Actually it was all my idea, but I convinced him it was his idea too. And after reading this book, he was 100% on board. How do you even begin this process? I basically knew what I wanted to do, but I needed someone to bring it to life. Years earlier, I had read an article about a home remodel in our town of Tyler, Texas. The remodel had a modern vibe, which is a little unusual for this area. I loved the look of it so I took a picture of the designer’s name and info and saved it for several years. …

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February 17, 2020

Johnny’s Condo – 1st Floor – Airbnb Decorating DIY


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Who knew that the last line of a blog that was written almost two years ago predicting a condo for my son Jonathan, would actually become reality. That’s called the Law of Attraction folks and I’m a believer. First, a little history. Johnny’s previous move was a little over three years ago. That home was a semi fixer-upper that you can read about here and also here.

He eventually decided the home was a little too big for him and would be better suited for a family. He had a contract nine days after the house went on the market but the final sale and closing seemed to take forever. Having been in the same house for 25 years, I’ve forgotten how long and drawn out that stuff gets. In the meantime, he found a three bedroom condo but just needed his house to close, to finalize the deal. Eventually, things fell into place and Johnny’s Condo became a reality. In fact, the condo’s first floor has turned into an Airbnb decorating DIY….

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