Architectural Drawings

    April 28, 2017

    Last week we received a letter in the mail from Restoration Exchange Omaha. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to preserving and renovating old buildings, homes, and neighborhoods in the Omaha metro area. The letter indicated that REO came into possession of some architectural plans of our house.

    Evan and I talk about the history of our home a lot and know it has a story — but we just don’t have that much info about it. Besides the fact that it was originally built as a fox-hunting lodge, we don’t know much else. Well, you can imagine our excitement when REO contacted us!

    We let them know we were interested in seeing the drawings, and they shared they actually have 50+ pages of architectural plans! They emailed us some examples, and we saw some drawings of a renovation that took place in the mid-60s.

    We can’t wait to get our hands on all the documents and will, of course, share more on the blog when we do!


  • Our New Stairs

    I’ve been waiting to write this post for months…since last summer, actually, when we first started working on the stairs. Not like I’ve been counting the days or anything… They’re not totally finished, but let’s…

    April 25, 2017
  • Finishing the Stairs

    Friends, if you follow us on Instagram and/or Facebook, you know that we are BACK. That’s right, after a winter hiatus, we’ve started on the renovation projects again. It feels good! But you know…

    March 20, 2017
  • 70 Degrees in February

    Here’s Nebraska for you…we’re currently in a winter weather advisory and yet I’m here to share pictures from last weekend when it was in the 70s! You’d think we’d be used to the dramatic…

    February 24, 2017
  • Our Master Bedroom

    So here’s the thing about our master bedroom:  it’s massive. Like way, way too big for us. It’s actually bigger than our studio was in San Francisco (although what isn’t?). But I suppose that’s…

    January 10, 2017
  • Bamboo Engineered Hardwood Flooring

    Drumroll, please! We have hardwood floors! This project has been a long time comin’ and to say we’re ecstatic would be an understatement. We actually purchased the flooring back in June, and it’s just…

    January 4, 2017
  • DIY: Gratitude Jar

    I cannot believe it’s 2017! I feel like as we get older, the years go by faster — anyone else? We accomplished so much in terms of renovation projects in 2016, and we only…

    January 2, 2017
  • Year in Review: 2016

    We moved in to our home in the middle of May — it seems both like yesterday and forever ago. Along with the move brought new jobs and a new dog in addition to…

    December 30, 2016
  • Happy Holidays!

      From our family to yours, happy holidays! C+E P.S. Perhaps someday we’ll share the outtakes from our little holiday photo session. Spoiler alert: the dogs could not have cared less about posing pretty…

    December 18, 2016
  • Patio Lighting

    I think we’ve made it clear that we’ve been doing some major renovations (busting through brick walls, building new stairs, etc.), but we’ve also been cranking out some pretty easy ones too! For example,…

    November 10, 2016