The Happy Crazy House

remodeling and other family adventures

In my last post, I recapped our 2018 list and it was glorious.  We purchased our house and cabin in 2018 – the house got a lot of attention…..with good reason.  We really wanted to live in it.  This year will hopefully have a better balance between the two locations.

So here we go


  • Last piece of drywall and trim in the bathroom.  get it to 100% done
  • Trim out the built ins
  •   Replace last 3 windows on the front of the house
  •   Finish trim in the house (affected by the last windows)
  •   Roof – update to metal
  •   Siding is in our garage waiting to be installed
  •   Addition!!
  •   Landscaping, parking area


  •   Re- wire
  •   Reinforce the foundation
  •   Re-work the front porch
  •   Non- lake water
  •   Parking area

We were very successful on our 2018 list and I hope that we are just as dedicated to getting this one done as well.  At the beginning of the year, it is so great to be able to congratulate yourself on a job well done, but also look forward to see where you are going and where you hope to be in the future.  not gunna lie – I am really looking forward to the time when the major construction projects are behind us…..hahahahahaha

Wish us luck!


Our Never Ending List changed drastically as soon as we purchased our home and the cabin.  With all of those changes, I am super happy with what we accomplished this year.

We purchased our home in March and started working on it immediately.  Our first order of business was gutting the bathroom,  repairing/replacing the drywall in the whole house, and refinishing the floors.

the happy crazy house bathroom

We finished enough of the main floor, so that by July we were able to move in. Yeah!!!!

the happy crazy house bedroom teal gallery wall


A temp couch for our living room.

the happy crazy house living room teal couch purple rug

In the fall I took the plunge and decided to be a guest participant with the One Room Challenge.  Ack!  We made it though and finished the girls attic bedroom.

Attic Bedroom – One Room Challenge

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

For those of you that don’t know- Dave travels for work and we had to fit in our work days around his schedule….so our 6 week Challenge was completed in 6 weeks but done in 8 work days!  WOW.

We even made time for some smaller projects….like this magnetic wall for our mugs.

the happy crazy house kitchen with magnetic mug holder

on both sides

the happy crazy house magnetic mug holder

Built ins for the living room

the happy crazy house built in shelving

Of course – not many of these are 100% completed.  lol!  But I will just add those to my 2019 Never Ending List.

Lastly – we started our addition.  Yup – Addition.  That is going to be all 2019.  Can’t wait to get that done!  (pic from us taking out the stairs)

the happy crazy house

Well – that’s where we are with the house.  A lot done in a small amount of time, but I am so happy to be living in our house.

I went in to a few gift shops in my small town and found the most gorgeous trees on display for Christmas and I had to get some stuff to recreate them at my house.

For those of you that cannot come and visit my town, I have rounded up a few things that you could pick up if you are as inspired as I am from these trees.

**I asked if I could have this whole thing wrapped up and delivered to my house   hahahahaha 

So Pretty.

White Decorations

More White Decorations

Fuzzy Tree Rug

Christmas Ornaments (baby blue)

White poinsettia Christmas tree ornaments

In previous years – my Christmas displays have been over the top, minimalist and all the places in between.


the happy crazy house christmas


Christmas Decor - the happy crazy house


over done Christmas - the happy crazy house

Whew – 2014 was a doozy.  Christmas pretty much on every surface.

Let’s see how Christmas turns out in our new house.  Here are some in progress tree decorating pics… can see Clementine and Thorin under the tree, staring at all the shiny temptations.

the happy crazy house christmas

**side note:  I have narrowed down my couch fabric to one of the 2 swatches on my coffee table.

the happy crazy house christmas

Taking a break from decorating and just enjoying the view.

What a wild ride this has been…..but we did it!  A whole bedroom built from the studs up.  The bathroom and closet are ripe for the Spring ORC….don’t you think??   AHHHH  totally getting ahead of myself.  Anywho, here we go.

Attic Bedroom overhead view

The original vision.  We stayed very close to this….the main switcharoo was the knit blankets to fuzzy blankets.

One Room Challenge Week 1 Attic Bedroom

I am not even sure that I can share exactly how excited the girls were to get this done.  We have been talking about this since we purchase the house last spring.  Let’s take a looksy on where we came from:

Looking back, I can’t even believe this was only 6 weeks ago!

Shiplap?  Wood Slats?  Whatever you want to call it – we have it and I love it.

And here we go……..drum roll……

Jules and Jane’s Attic Bedroom

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

Goofing off in their new space.

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

Jane’s spot

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

Jules’ spot

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

Loungey lounge

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

So pumped to be done with this!!

the happy crazy house girls attic bedroom

I purchased as much as I could from local stores and so if it says similar, it is because I found them at a store you need to come to ND to shop at.  I also pulled from other rooms in our home and from items I was holding onto from our home in MT.

Source List

Lights:  Slim Profile LED Lights – Similar

Art:  Alice in Wonderland PrintPsalm PrintMiss Moon was a Dog Governess

Bean Bags:  Pink,   Teal

Bedding: Pink โ€“ Similar, Teal โ€“ SimilarSeersucker Bedding

Pillows:  Teal Sequin – Similar,   Pink Sequin – Similar

Lamp:  Organizer Lamp,   Crystal Lamp

Beds:  Quick Lock frame (so easy!!!!)

You can check out all the other guest participants on the ORC website.



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