Weekly Recap + 5 Things I’m Loving

If you follow along @therockawayhouse on Instagram, then you may have seen our Operation Hot Tub by NYE saga on stories. Overall the installation went smoothly, and I learned a lot from Steven! The most difficult part was lowering the tub from the pallet onto the paver pad. That thing is HEAVY. Like, squash you like a bug heavy. My dad, Steven and I had it mid-way down when we realized we really needed a fourth person and, luckily, our neighbor dropped what he was doing to come to our rescue and help. Thank you, Merritt!! … Read more

Weekly Recap + 5 Things I’m Loving

At home, we were busy bees getting the house prepped to host my entire family for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner and gift exchange. I “warned” everyone in advance that our house is still very much a work in progress, but one thing I really wanted to get done was moving the giant hot tub we ordered from Costco on Black Friday out of our driveway and into the backyard. … Read more

Fall 2020 One Room Challenge : Week 4

I feel like I say this every week.. but this week was an absolute scramble to the finish. Shipping delays were the culprit this time. I had ordered a Zinus platform bed and the shipping date kept getting pushed back. Then, on Friday morning, the bed showed as out for delivery! Maybe we’d get to finish the first bedroom after all! … Read more