Saturday, December 11, 2010


Hello to my few followers! Thanks for hanging in there with me. The past several months have been a whirlwind, to say the least. We moved to IL and are shacked up (almost literally) in our garage apartment. We decided to do all of the construction on the house at once, so we've been getting bids and going through the village for permit approval. Everything should be finalized next week and we'll begin construction the first week of January. I promise to start posting pics once things get moving along!

Our episode of HGTV's "Bang for Your Buck" will air on Saturday, December 18 at 3:30e/2:30c. Tune in to get a good laugh at our expense. :-)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed holiday season!


  1. I saw the show! You and your husband are too cute together. I loved your media room and wine cellar! I was glad Vern stuck up for the laminate, I think it gets a bad rap. I didn't care for the chick, was she suppose to be a real estate expert? Your old house was very beautiful and can't wait to see what you are doing to your new old house.

  2. Yay! I'm glad you saw it! I know...the realtor was really down on the floors. They don't look cheap...and the new owners love them! So HA! Although we didn't get the most bang for our buck (we didn't expect we would) we loved the space and would do it again in a minute!

  3. Hi Erin - saw it as well and I really liked yours the best - not too big, not too small, and good choices. I love that the house is sold...did Vern and Collette know that when they did the show, or did you sell after? Hope you can post about the new house as mommying, time, and construction permit!

  4. Deb, thanks and yes they knew it had sold. On the day they were there filming we found out it appraised and the sale was definite. We had to pretend like we were staying there. I wanted soooo badly to say that the buyers loved the space, but couldn't!