I am a 30-something Midwestern girl who has always loved old things… people, books, especially houses.  In 2013, we bought a 125 year old Queen Anne Victorian.   This blog tells the story.

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  1. Emmett Walsh says:

    Hey there!

    Love the blog, and the way you show off turning an older home into a modern one. I work at FYI, and we’re debuting a new show “Downtown Shabby” this Saturday at 9 pm. Renovation experts Frank and Sheri Fontana are turning beautiful-but-dilapidated Chicago homes into modern dream homes. Sounds right up your alley!


    Emmett Walsh

  2. Ashley Baird says:

    I just found your blog yesterday and LOVE it! Our house was built in 1908, and we have such big plans for it, but have been reticent to begin any big restoration projects. Luckily much of the house is original, with the exception of the kitchen and bathrooms. You’re giving me courage to get started 🙂

  3. Billie Brown says:

    Hello! I just had to write to you! I think Ray Muriel Meyerink MUST be kin to you as they are also from South Dakota! Years ago, they came to Houma, LA to help rebuild homes there from a flood and they stayed with us at our house! Such wonderful memories! We had great times together! I wrote them not terribly long ago and got a reply! Just let me know, and let them know, that we have found each other! I found you when I listed our old house on Circa today. I admire ALL you have done….I’m just too old now but love it like you do!
    Most Sincerely,

    • ovedia says:

      I am positive they would be a relation to my husband’S family from Platte SD in some way. You could tell them that Harold and Juna Meyerink are my husband’s grandparents. Thank you for your encouragement!!

  4. Amanda Jayne says:

    Just found your blog, and I love the detail and many images you add to your posts. I am in the middle of a few home renovations myself, and it is great to get some new ideas from a fellow blogger. How do you decide where to begin tackling a big project?

  5. Deanna Rhiner says:

    I have not seen any new posts for a year—-am I missing your progress or are you taking a much deserved break? I do love to follow all your accomplishments. 👍. Deanna Rhiner—Fort Dodge

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