The Past Few Days

I've kind of lost track of exactly how many days we've had the house. The following are just pictures from yesterday. I did some mor...

1 Refinished End Table

As I've said many times before, Shawn & I have been scouring yard sales almost every weekend to look for furniture and other items f...

Days 2, 3, 4, & 5

A lot has gotten done since our first day. Would you like to see some more? These are just from last week. This is what the color looks li...

Slow-Cooker Pizza

If you're going to be a Trautman - it's almost a requirement that you have to be able to cook in a Crock-Pot. I'm only half kidd...

1 Month to Go...

It finally sunk in the other night (while I was lying in bed) that I am getting married in 4 weeks! This past year flew by - really. I can...

Day 1 of Remodeling

Monday morning at 12 pm, Shawn and I officially became homeowners! It's a little scary, but right now - I am so excited. I think shawn e...

"A Proper Tea is Much Nicer Than a Very Nearly Tea, Which is One You Forget About Afterwards." ~ A. A. Milne

On Saturday, Miss Denise took Tiffany, Caitlin, Kimberly, Esther, and myself to Tea by Two in Bel Air. I had never been there and I was so...