Hi Cuties!

The morning is so brilliant I had to put on my slippies and go out to our front and back yard to take some photographs. The trees are full of songbirds and woodpeckers (annoying critters if they get to your house, but their rhythmic pecking is lovely). Everything smells of moss, sappy trees, and overgrown weeds. It's sweet, and herbal, and cool. That's what I love about living here. We are still totally connected to freeways, and cities, but we are nestled to the west in our little lovely-shamble house.

R is graduating from school in about a month (masters degree woo!), and once he is done we are going to finish renovating our Litina Darling. I named our house that last year, and our street is named Litina. I kind of name everything...so yeah.

We need to renovate our bathrooms, have a giant organizing get-rid-of-things party, paint a bunch, move furniture, and get some new stuff.

Here's some info on our house and a list of the plans:

3 bedroom 2 bath 1400 square feet built 1960
living area is 1 living room space, kitchen, and dining room
huge backyard and front yard (both not landscaped)


Renovate both bathrooms-they are falling apart big time! Haven't been worked on since the 60s!

Repaint dining room/kitchen (renovated 2011 but want to change the look a bit)

Turn dining room into my art studio. It faces the backyard and gets the most light. We don't use our dining room on a daily basis so it's unused space.

Two spare rooms- we don't use these rooms other than a place to put stuff, so our house is basically one bedroom and we have been that way for years. We are going to clean out the rooms, paint, and put in closet organizers.

Bedroom- this room is super small! Currently it is way too crowded with furniture. We are going to make one spare room into a dressing room for me. Painting it pink and putting most of my clothes in it with my vintage desk vanity (which is in our bedroom right now). I'm super excited to have my own little space and have more room!

Once we move some things out of our bedroom, we are going to rearrange the furniture and put up new curtains, and art.

Living room- set up 3 Ikea shelves to look like a shelving unit (was going to pay $500 for one, but realized we could make our own with one more $55 shelf!). It will be awesome to have more storage in our living room so I can display all our books and my crazy vintage collections. Get a new couch to replace our stupid broken one, new coffee table to replace our broken one.

Landscape yards. Cut down ugly juniper trees so we can get a better view of the hill behind us (can't wait!). Put in raised flower beds and a new deck.


So there is a lot to do, but I am so excited! I will post some pictures next week of my room inspiration and design ideas.

Now to some Spring cleaning. Second day working in the living room, it's cleaned and now time to re-decorate, hooray!

Talk soon, dolls!


  1. Hi!
    It's been a while but I was so happy to stop by and see that things are looking up for you :)
    Best of luck with your renovating! It sounds like a lot of work, but fun work!


    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I am so glad to hear from you! I've been keeping up on your blog adventures and I love it!

      xx, C

  2. Can't wait to watch the progress!!! I love how you described the morning there.. So peaceful.


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