Home Improvement

A fixer upper

Hello everyone! So yesterday was national nap day, so I spent the whole day in bed reading my journal and trying to decide what post I was going to go with this week.

My husband and I have been reminiscing for a while and talking about where our house first was when we bought it until now. Although it is not completely done yet and most people that own their house know that there is always another project around the corner. So today I am going to just post some before and after pictures and the story behind buying our house we have made into a home.

In 2014 Ryan and I got married and wanted a place to settle down with our dog that would be our own. Something we didn’t have to rent from a landlord anymore and where we could play by our own rules. Most importantly we wanted to live somewhere back in the country and on some land. That is exactly what we found too, a fixer-upper that became a big project that was very well worth it.  The house we live in now is the one he went to go look at without me… I might add. Then I got to go the next time and I kind of wish he wouldn’t have shown me it. My husband saw all kinds of potential in this house. I, on the other hand, was scared to death, the basement was disgusting (to say the least) and the house was lived in but never had any upkeep or was never really taken care of.  We talked about and I prayed about it and we decided that this is where God was leading us. The next day we put an offer on the home, I continued to pray more. If this is where God wanted us and it was his will to have the man accept the offer. Well, folks.. he did and this is where we live now.

Additionally, if you are thinking now its time to venture out and buy a home that needs a lot or a little work. A fixer-upper isn’t all that bad and putting your own heart and soul into it makes it become more like home every day.


The pictures that I want to show you today are of the kitchen.


These are the before photos. The cupboards had mice feces and one dead mouse. There were cobwebs, all kinds of dirt and yuck, broken cabinet doors etc… But with a little TLC and my husband and father in law doing an incredible job, I got one of my dream kitchens.


We replaced the cabinet’s, the countertop, added new stainless steel appliances and vinyl plank flooring to make the kitchen you see here. Now, these are only some pictures of the first step we took to building our dream home! I cannot wait to show you more in the days to come.



Welcome to The Chronicles of The Chronically Ill Woman Hello, I'm Kayla. I am a lifestyle and chronic illness blogger, and with this blog, I will show you all the tips and tricks on how you can live your life to the fullest when living with any kind of chronic diseases. As well as bringing awareness to all these certain diseases, some that may be rare and others that are just not spoken about enough.  There will also be posts about faith, the latest fashions, and marriage. In order to help you live your life to the fullest potential while living with chronic disease, I have created sheets for a medical binder to keep your life in order. My FREE binder download will help you organize everything from doctors appointments to what medications you are taking, so you aren't scrambling for information at your next appointment. All you have to do is sign up and subscribe to my email list. Check out this guide to get you started. Subscribe for your FREE Medical Binder Email Address First Name Get To Know Me A Little Better    I am a Michigander married to an amazing man, Ryan and we are heading into our fourth year of marriage. We do not have any kids, well..(no human kids) our child is our dog, Ruger. Yes, I am a very proud dog mom and love spending time with my dog.  I also enjoy crafting, reading, hunting, being outdoors, spending time with family and writing & singing music. I never knew when I was younger that this is where I would be in life at this very moment.  When I found out I was sick, my life took a turn for the worse for quite a while. It always felt if it wasn't one thing it was another, first, it was head injuries (about 12 concussions or more to be exact), then there were heart problems. I never thought in a million years it would have got as bad as it did, but through it all, I knew that God had it. Did I have my doubts? Of course, I did! Who in their right mind wouldn't? I just knew in my heart and still to this day know, this is exactly where the Lord wants me. With him all things are possible, and I know without him I would not be who I am today. Living the life of these illnesses has not kept me from pursuing and reaching my full potential. I was able to graduate with my Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management, and health services administration. I worked incredibly hard at school, my strength and endurance pushed me to be the best I could be. And now here I am starting this beautiful blog of mine and pursuing another goal in life and helping others reach theirs in every way that I can possibly can! So, please let me know what I can do to help you today? Send me a message

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