Practical Patio

    July 26, 2016

    It’s no secret that one of our favorite features of our new home is the great outdoors! We have two patios, which are perfect for soaking in all that nature has to offer. Our back patio is a really great size…which was actually hard to tell because of some overgrown bushes. We knew it felt big, but it wasn’t until we cleared out the bushes that we realized just how much room we have out there!



    Yes, the bushes provided some privacy, but we’re on two acres…so our forest provides most of the privacy we need! While it was an easy yard project, it took a while to cut through all the bushes and haul them away. Evan revved up his chainsaw, and I was in charge of clearing out the fallen branches. Reyna? Well, she supervised. 🙂


    We obviously have to do inside the house, but it’s nice to change it up and sneak in some outdoor projects along the way. We have big plans for our little piece of land, but we know that the house itself is top priority. Projects like this one are great to crank out in an afternoon in the midst of indoor renovations! Easy to start and easy to finish.




    Ahhh! Removing these bushes really opened up the patio! Now we’re trying to decide what we want to do with that area — an herb garden? Smaller plants? So many decisions but for now, we’re so happy with more patio space.




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    Duct Tape Door

    You are about to see perhaps one of the most disgusting doors of all time. I almost want to go run and hide after posting these “before” photos. But this is a judgment-free zone,…

    July 20, 2016
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    weekend vibes 7.17.16

    Welcome to a new series on Foxwood Forest: weekend vibes. We’ll be sharing some random links for inspiration, as well as a ridiculously cute picture of Reyna being absolutely lazy and enjoying the weekend. We…

    July 17, 2016
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    There’s a Storm a Brewin’

    Adding a storm door to the front entrance of the house was at the top of our priority list. As mentioned in this post, we’re not fans of the current front door and sidelight…

    July 14, 2016
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    Dining Room Rehab

    The previous owners started renovating the dining room and then stopped…so we were left with some drywall, half a ceiling, and mostly foam board insulation. This was our first project once we bought the…

    June 27, 2016
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    All Moved In and Ready to Go

    Now that we’ve shared pictures of the exterior and interior of the lodge, we are excited to share a general overview of our ideas and plans for the renovation. As you can imagine, we…

    June 23, 2016
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    Beam Renewal

    As we described before, the lodge has exposed beams aplenty. I’m talking real, thick, original beams that give the place a ton of character. They were one of the first things Courtney and I noticed when we…

    April 14, 2016
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    The Lodge: Interior

    While we are completely enchanted by the exterior of the lodge, the interior is equally as charming! It’s full of unique features that we absolutely love and appreciate. We’ll refrain from pointing out everything…

    March 28, 2016
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    The Lodge: Exterior

    It was love at first sight! We’ve both always been fans of unique older homes, so it was no surprise that an old fox-hunting lodge built in 1938 jumped off its Zillow page and captured our attention. The infatuation began with its fairy-tale-like exterior:…

    March 24, 2016
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    And so it begins…

    Welcome to our new home! We’re excited to share our progress as we renovate this old fox-hunting lodge while creating a simple life for ourselves on a couple of wooded acres. You can also…

    March 22, 2016