Stair Remodel

Stair Remodel

In my post about our dining room, I mentioned that we had made a list of things that needed to be done to our house when we bought it two years ago: stairs, windows, kitchen, yard. We were finally in the position to start tackling that list - partially out of financial readiness, partially out [...]

Hand Foot Mouth Disease

A preschooler right of passage. Sure I've heard of Hand Foot Mouth Disease but naively, I didn't think any of us would get it. No one at school had it. Didn't hear of anyone at our dance studio with it either. So when our oldest had a fever one Sunday morning, I didn't even think [...]

Dining Room Makeover

Dining Room Makeover

When we moved into this house two years ago, we made a list of projects that we wanted to tackle that were necessary – flooring, windows, bringing the stair rail up to code, etc, etc. The dining room was nowhere on that list. At least until our master bathroom developed a hidden slow leak and [...]

Vollmer Chili

Looking for a perfect game day crowd pleaser? Football season always makes me want cool weather and comfort food. Living in San Diego, we don't get cool weather until the end of football season so comfort food will have to do and my family's chili recipe is my go to. Growing up, our house was [...]