Wordful Wednesday-More Home Improvements….

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I’m starting to worry that perhaps Jeff and I will never be completely done with all we want to do on our house.

As soon as one list is completed, we start on a new one.

It’s all good though because it keeps us busy.

And broke.Β  (kidding.Β  I’m kidding.Β  Kind of.)

Our latest endeavor?

Painting the exterior of the house.




We even did a little landscaping:



I’m a bit tired. I estimate the next project will begin in 2.5 weeks. Will keep you posted.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. I hope my link went through (I did it three times b/c it kept showing that it wasn’t there).

    FANTASTIC job on the curb appeal! We’re in the middle of that type of project right now too.
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  2. I am totally impressed! It looks fantastic!
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Getting Brave =-.

  3. I like the changes. The landscaping looks wonderful, so peaceful.
    .-= Allison @ Alli ‘n Son´s last blog ..Memorial Weekend =-.

  4. Yeah, house projects can totally wear on you (and your budget!) but it’s all worth it! Everything looks great Angie! πŸ™‚
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..What Baby K Would Say =-.

  5. Will you two come down to San Diego and plan my kitchen remodel for me? I am still dragging my feet!

    Your updates look fab by the way.
    .-= Michelle @ One Crafty Mama´s last blog ..WW – My May on display =-.

  6. Looking good. Home improvement projects are exhausting and as soon as one is finished, another one is usually in the making.

  7. I can see why you’d be tired. Wow, what a transformation! Want to stop by and redo my landscaping?
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  8. Don’t think my comment worked, so sorry if this is duplicate… The house looks beautiful, Angie!
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  9. Wow! You have been making such a difference in that house!! πŸ™‚
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..I Can Already Tell =-.

  10. Looks great! You guys are pros. πŸ™‚
    .-= Angela @ Nine More Months´s last blog ..WW: Petting Zoo =-.

  11. Your hard work is paying off! It looks great!
    .-= Stefany´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  12. Ooooooooo………looks pretty!!
    .-= Liz @ Loving Mom 2 Boys´s last blog ..WW: Beholding Beautiful Butterflies =-.

  13. looks beee-a-you-teee-ful!
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Kinda like Stonehenge =-.

  14. So…can I hire you to do mine? You did a fantastic job! I love seeing the before and after photos.

    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday & Wordless Wednesday – Do you really? =-.

  15. MommyNamedApril says

    Looks great! We painted the trim on our house recently – what a difference it makes! πŸ™‚
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  16. It looks fantastic!!
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  17. Congrats! Your pictures look like you did an awesome job.
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  18. It looks great, but I’m tired just thinking of all the work that goes into all of that!

  19. WOW, NICE!! I’m glad we dont have to worry about that stuff right now, Military Housing has some perks.
    .-= Mrs. Marine´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Rainbow =-.

  20. I think that’s part of what makes homes so great–that they’re always evolving and bettering. Your looks uh-maz-ing! Makes me miss California!

  21. It looks great! The new paint color combination is warm and inviting and really opened the entryway up. Good job. πŸ™‚
    Come on over and link up if you’ve got some time. If not, no biggie. Have a great day Angie.

    Kristi, Live and Love…Out Loud
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  22. It’s really coming together. Happy WW!
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  23. WOW Looks great…can you come do mine? I’ll pay you! =)

  24. Looks fantastic!

    Happy WW!
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  25. Love the before and afters! Happy WW!

    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  26. it seems we are always doing something like that too with the house

  27. Looks Great! You guys did an awesome job :)!

  28. Looks fantastic! We’ve been doing work on the kitchen, just finished painting even though NOW we don’t like the color, too pale. Put up a new chandelier tonight too!
    .-= Sarah @ OneStarryNight´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Pink =-.

  29. Wow. It’s lookin great. Good paint choice. It really warms it up and the landscape is nice too. Stop by and link up if you get a minute.

    alicia @ a beautiful mess
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  30. Love the soft shades. and Wow that landscaping is awesome!
    .-= Faythe @GrammyMousetails´s last blog ..This Host’es likes the shade… WW =-.

  31. Wow!! Good freaking job! I’m amazed!! congrats! Wanna come to my house next? hehe!
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  32. Ah, home improvement, it truly never ends, does it?

    Yours looks great and the landscaping is an eye-catching addition!

    My WW is about breaking habits!

  33. It looks great! I know what you mean by broke, we are painting our house in a couple of weeks. Its two stories so we have no choice really but to pay someone to do it, its killing all of my rainy day fund. On the upside it will look great when its finished.
    .-= Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma´s last blog ..Wordless/Wordful Wednesday – Slide Races! =-.

  34. Home improvement projects are like that darn Mouse and cookie book.
    If you decide you want tile, then you’ll have to paint. After painting and tiling, then you may want new countertops. After the counter tops are in, you’ll want new appliances. See how that works?

    Everything looks lovely!
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  35. Wow! So lovely!

    I need your inspiration (and perspiration) over here at my house!
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  36. Looks great! And nope, it never ends.

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography and bring home something beautiful today!
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  37. You work very well with your home. I still remember your lovely pool!
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  38. Love the landscaping wall… boy oh boy do you keep busy!!
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  39. We bought a home from 1889 in November. When we get back home, we’ll be doing LOTS of remodeling!
    .-= Stephanie R´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – My Silly Shark πŸ™‚ =-.

  40. love the landscaping you did. cool!
    good luck on the next project
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  41. Great job it looks beautiful!

  42. wow that is alot of work. Looks great
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  43. Ohhh it looks GREAT!! I wish I could get my hubby to finish some projects around here. LOL

  44. Looks really great!!
    .-= Julie @ Coupon Saving Family´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Melissa =-.

  45. Isn’t it amazing what some paint will do? ALways a good outcome. I mean unless you pick the wrong color or something…but WOW!, your afters look wonderful! Nice, very nice.
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  46. Crap that is me above, but somehow my other blog got in there, I meant to use my blog, blog, lol.
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  47. makes my room tidying look a little lame – awesome stuff angie ! i can honestly say ive never painted a house
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  48. WOW – you hard work is shining through your pictures!
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  49. I’m impressed! That looks awesome! (Although I am tired just thinking about the work that went into it!)
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..WW: Having a Ball =-.

  50. Amazing how painting the house can make such a difference, but that is a major task to undertake yourselves, I am impressed! The yard looks great too.

  51. Wow!!! I love it!!
    Totally Awesome!! I can’t wait to see your next project!!
    Have an Amazing WW!
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  52. That looks really great!! Hubby and I have been talking about renovating, but haven’t done a thing. At least you guys actually complete your projects. πŸ™‚
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  53. You are like a crazy house fixing machine. Do you like make house calls or anything?
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  54. It looks wonderful. Well done you! My garden is so in need of a makeover right now.

  55. it is always amazing what some paint can do
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  56. Susie's Homemade says

    It looks great!! I think that a house is a living thing and the projects never end:-)

  57. Nice job on the yard and house work. Looks great! πŸ™‚
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  58. That is a ton of work, but it looks great.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Dancin’ the night away =-.

  59. Fab job on the paint job AND landscaping.
    I bet it’s so fun to drive up to your house now that you have something refreshingly different! Looks great!

  60. Laurie Johnson says

    A LITTLE landscaping?! it’s beautiful. Lucky for Jeff you have a great eye for design. The house looks great!!
    Hopefully you are on the end of your project lists. We are just starting the “lists” we need to finish on our house. It is atleast rewarding. Soon it will enter my living area, I’ll have to let you know if it is still rewarding then.:)

  61. I love it! Sounds like you and your hubby do the same thing me and my hubby do – keep making more work for ourselves with our ‘lists’… πŸ˜‰

    Love how everything turned out! πŸ™‚
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  62. Wow you guys have done some wonderful work on your new home..
    Have an amazing Day..
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  63. Looks good!

    We are going to start a home improvement project here soon too.
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  64. New to your blog…and love it! What a transformation on your house. The color change really makes it pop!
    .-= Jenny´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday…Baby Fever ! =-.

  65. Looks great.
    What are you guys, overachievers?

  66. Just a little tired? This looks fantastic! Rewarding isn’t it?
    .-= Pamela´s last blog ..Wordless {Wordful} Wednesday – – Beer of the Week =-.

  67. Wow! It looks great! πŸ™‚ We are doing inside and out improvements as well. Next will be our outdoors!

  68. It looks wonderful! I love the feeling of satisfaction when we finish a home improvement project.

  69. Oh how I wish I had the energy for all of that! It looks beautiful!

    You and your readers are welcome to link up with me too! Happy WW!

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  70. Great job! I am thoroughly impressed. My dad always says that it’s amazing what a little bit (0r a lot) of paint can do.

  71. The price of renovation is pretty much what paces us…you’ve done a wonderful job, your house is lovely!
    .-= Steph @ Problem Solvin Mom´s last blog ..The garage sale find of the season =-.

  72. I’m ready for you to come do my house next!

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  73. nice job!
    whenever we get a house, you can fix ours up too!
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  74. It looks fantastic!!!
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  75. Ahh, the beauty of the never ending list. We made a list when we moved in and some things come off, other things get added. The list never ends. Until you get old and move into a condo. Then you get bored because someone else does it for you, and you go help your kids do their projects.
    .-= Mama Badger´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  76. The house looks great! now sitback and enjoy it :o)
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  77. Amazing what paint will do. I finished painting our foundation this weekend.

    Gotta love being a homeowner. Never ending projects.
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  78. You have a lovely home and have been doing a wonderful job with the renovations.
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  79. wow, the repainting looks great. That is one ambitious project to tackle yourselves!
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  80. Hey Angie – the house exterior looks great! We just moved into our new house last week. We chose the exterior colors based on one of our son’s shirts that we liked!

  81. Wow that side yard looks AWESOME!
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  82. You both have done a wonderful job! I love the color that you chose for the house!
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  83. Great yeard! I so envy you!
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  84. I love it. Makes me want to get up and get things done around my house but hubby is so busy we dont have much time these days. I can live through you though. Ill get to someday!!

    Have a blessed day
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  85. I think the whole thing looks amazing! I can’t believe you all did that yourself! Well done!
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  86. Looks great! We just moved into a new house in April and have sooo many projects to do, inside and out!
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..Bite my nose =-.

  87. Ah, yes. Home ownership. I never know whether to send folks a congratulations card or a sympathy card when they become new homeowners.

    .-= Trippin’ Mama´s last blog ..Wordful Wednesday: Alex And The Blueberries =-.

  88. looks great,

    let me tell ya after being in our house for 10 years and still not being done it really does seem to go on and on. when you get one thing done it is time to start another.
    .-= Joy´s last blog ..lots of bragging to do =-.

  89. I linked up! :o)

  90. Wow! You work so hard πŸ™‚
    We can’t paint our exterior because of the association! And that is just fine with me : )
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  91. Ooh – I love it.

    Did you paint it yourself or hire somebody?

  92. I love those two empty chairs, just waiting for the two of you to stop making to do lists, and just take a moment for a little quiet relaxation. You might just have to say “let’s just do it” and relax soon! But I get that the call to make your new home perfect is too strong. There’s always one more thing to fix and one more weed to pluck.

    I’ll probably be in the same boat as you very soon as we’re gearing up for another big move… very exciting but still secret for now.
    .-= Vanessa´s last blog ..CSA Blues =-.

  93. Nice work!! We are CONSTANTLY doing house projects. It is crazy. I finally got my husband to sit still this last weekend. I was cracking up when I came to link up and your WW was about house before/after- so is mine!
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  94. You’ll have a spahome in no time – looking great! Candy
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  95. I love Wordful Wednesday
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  96. The paint looks good and the landscaping looks great!

  97. I can’t believe how much you’ve done to the house already! You guys are amazing!
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  98. Wow, your improvements look fantastic!! When are you coming to do mine?

    I’ve got something for you over at my place. Stop by when you get a break from all these projects.
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  99. The house looks great! And, I love that little alcove you added.
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  100. Oh wow! That looks wonderful! It feels so good to tackle the big projects, but it takes a lot out of ya! πŸ™‚
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  101. Hey there… I linked up but can’t seem to find a WW blog button to link back to here? Do you have one? Thank you πŸ™‚

  102. Wow, looks fantastic!!!

  103. Hey gorgeous! How are you?? I tried to drop off the face of the planet for a weekend.. wow it was bliss.. and getting harder to get back into the swing of things!!

    Love the changes! I want you to paint our house. Can you say BROWN? As in Brown on brown on brown on brown. ugh.
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  104. I love a good makeover! We’re doing some of that at our house this summer too — a patio and some landscaping. The money thing is a minor issue . . . πŸ˜‰ Well, not really. If only it grew on trees.

  105. Wow that looks amazing. Do you hire out? hahaha!

  106. Oh my goodness – I am LATE to the party this week! Your house looks great!!

  107. Lauren @ Hobo Mama says

    That’s gorgeous! I love the curve of the wall.

    I’ve got you on my super-duper WW linky list, by the way! I’m usually pretty wordful, so I’m glad you have this option. πŸ™‚
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  108. wow you have a very wonderful home..such a blessing! thanks for sharing!
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  109. Good luck on your project. I do not envy you the least!
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  110. do you hire out? lol. you seem to have boundless energy. I’d kill to have a husband as handy/willing/able. house looks great. good job guys.

  111. Wow! Great job!! I love the landscaping.
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  112. The improvements look great! We haven’t ventured into home improvement, but I can only imagine it’s tough work. Just upkeep on our home (which was a new construction) was a lot. One day, I’d love to get a home and customize it over time like you all are doing. But we’d have to be settled for longer than a couple of years at a time like we are now with the Navy. πŸ™‚
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  113. I can’t wait till we have a house to do projects to!!
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  114. Looks great!

    I’m scared to even think of our list of to-dos around here. But, it keeps us busy…you know, otherwise, I’d be bored. πŸ˜‰

  115. Very nicely done! And I think you’re never really ever done with a house!
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  116. Jennifer B says

    Great after pics! Good luck! I know what a pain remodeling can be!

  117. We’ve been wanting to paint our house for years but it’s just so expensive…I keep telling DH we should just do it ourselves, but we’ll see…

    The house and landscaping looks great =)

  118. Looks great! Happy WW!