Are y'all ready to see what we are working with for our lake house project?! This house has as much potential as any we've done...but it's going to take a lot of hard work, patience, and creativity. We've already run into obstacles, requiring us to think outside the box with the layout and design. It wouldn't be a renovation without unforeseen obstacles, right? Without further ado, here is the first look at #HTlakehouse!
We loved hearing your guesses on Instagram as to what our big news would be! For those of you who guessed that we bought an Airbnb, you were right! For those of you who guessed we are moving, you were also right! (for the 5th time in under 4 years! I know, I know, you are laughing!)
We've been keeping this quiet for a while, and my insides have been screaming to tell y'all. WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS RENOVATION!! More excited than ever before! Okay, where to start with this story.... We bought this property right before Christmas. It was extremely impulsive, 0% premeditated.
The second largest American state, Texas, is an underrated place. Fun fact, my beautiful wife used to live in Dallas way back in 2015. Things have changed, and DTX is on the up and up from eats to coffee and more. And trust us when we say, it really is bigger in Texas, y’all!
One of our greatest pleasures is waking up while on the road and finding a local cup of coffee. It's about so much more than the jolt of caffeine to get us up and going. It's the experience that makes one feel as if they are living amongst a new city, with new people--immersed fully into another's scope and experience. We love a great cold brew or americano with oat milk, don't get me wrong--and that's mostly what this list is about. However, a coffee shop that offers a welcoming aesthetic that is customer centric and people-forward helps it climb the ranks in our books.
Since 2017, we've visited 140 coffee shops. We made a top 10 post in January of 2019 that covered our top 10 shops from our first two years of searching. This new list adds an additional 10 coffee shops, all of which we visited in 2019.
Believe it or not, in first place, we had a tie. We couldn't decide which was first.
Of all the bathrooms that we have renovated, this one was in the best condition to begin with. While I did not love the finishes, it was actually in pretty good shape. Really, compared to other other projects, this room felt like a palace! (Who remembers the EGR bathroom that had leopard wallpaper with pink stripes?) Regardless, this room was still a ton of work. We removed and replaced every inch of this space.
We are so excited to talk to you guys about this TV! I have not gotten excited about a new piece of "technology' in years...okay, ever. Our living room TV had been lagging a bit. This did not fly with Ty on college football Saturdays. Being a kind wife, I encouraged Ty to research TV's...specifically the Frame TV, which I had heard several bloggers mention prior. (Ty, who had never heard me "encourage" him to look for a new TV, realized that this gift was as much for me as it was for him!) The Frame is much more than a TV...it's also artwork!
Our first ever GIVEAWAY! We are giving away this stunning rug. Head to this instagram post to enter! The right rug can truly bring a space together. This gorgeous rug would be the perfect addition to a kitchen or bathroom! Enter to win this cutie rug before I get emotionally attached and keep it for myself 😂 Details here!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!