It has been a bit since my last post, about three years I believe. Life happened, derailed my plans, and frankly, I allowed it to happen. But I am back dear people, I am back.
Let me fill you in real quick on the major development in our life in the last year. I wouldn’t want to bore you with the last three. Early 2016 my husband and I decided to buy a fixer upper after watching too many HGTV shows convinced us that it would be an easy task. Well….let me tell you, it ain’t easy!
In November of 2016 we closed on our first home together, a split level, four bedroom, two bath house in Yonkers, New York. With the help of a construction loan we were able to start fixing the house straight away. The major repairs needed were the roof (needed a complete new roof), siding, and windows, plus some smaller things like a two news stairs, some electric work, etc, all of which were handled by a contractor. We are doing the rest ourselves, and with the rest I mean the kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms, garden, and so much more.
Renovating this house also gives us the opportunity to, 1) make the house truly our own, 2) create a sustainable home as much as possible. What this experience also has taught me thus far is that implementing sustainable practices isn’t easy or cheap. So I really thought I would take you, dear reader, with me on this journey. Are you ready?
Things I want to implement and which I will explore are creating a native garden, recycling materials we found inside our home, water filtration systems, a veggie garden, eco-friendly furnishings and bedding, etc. Let’s get this party started!