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Welcome to A + Life!

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I haven’t even shown y’all what our Kansas City house or our new-to-us log cabin looks like, but Jim tackled this bathroom project last week and I’m so excited about it, I’m taking a brief pause from recapping life to share it with you! The house we live in now was built in the 80’s […]

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August 19, 2021

Half Bath Refresh!

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So, I know that I still owe you a post about moving away from Joplin and moving to Kansas City. And also, another post about moving from Kansas City to our new/current house (I’m not sharing our new town- but we’re still in the KC metro) But, before I do that. Let’s talk about what […]

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August 6, 2021

The Garden

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Wow has it been a while since we’ve talked about the flip house here! I have about a million progress photos for you below- and we’re still not done! I mean, we wish we were done. But, we’re not. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about or want to look at pictures of […]


October 17, 2019

Another House Update

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So the last (and only-oops) time I have written about this project was in October, so I’d say we’re wayyy overdue for an update! But that’s okay, it will make the pictures all the more exciting? Am I right? I’d already forgotten what this house looked like when we first bought it, so hooray for […]


April 1, 2019

The House Spena Flipped: An Update!

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Oh my goodness. Where to even begin!?! (As I contemplated that- I 1000% fell down the rabbit hole that are my previous house saga posts. So that was a fun time.) Anyway. If you’ve followed along for a while, you know that we’ve talked about investment properties before. The timing was just never quite right….before […]


October 12, 2018

The House Spena Flipped: The Beginning

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White shiplap – everyone loves it (thanks Joanna Gaines!). Or, maybe you’ve moved past shiplap (since everyone else loves it) and you’re on to wood accent walls.  Whichever you prefer, manufacturers have taken notice and provided a plethora of options…none of which are cheap. We were wanting to do a wood accent wall in Finn’s […]

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April 12, 2018

The Cheapest DIY Shiplap Tutorial

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It’s hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of the year(and the budget- ha) but I thought it would be fun to put together a little before/after house post to share how we did with our house goals for 2017! Here we go! The Kitchen The before: For 2017, our kitchen to […]

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December 1, 2017

House Goals For 2017- Updated List!

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