Hey y’all, I hope everyone had a great Monday! For once, I was seriously productive, and it felt so good. It’s amazing what you can get done when you, ya know, actually sit down and do it. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you might’ve noticed a picture here and there of this old, decrepit, cottage style house (and some treasures we found inside!). This ole girl is part of the reason I’ve been so MIA on the blog lately. My parents have owned a boutique home building business for over 25 years, and now I’m stepping into the ring. We purchased this Maple Bluff property in September and have been busy with it ever since. Though once a nice home owned by a respected family in the Madison area, it had fallen into serious disrepair. When I say disrepair, I really mean it was totally unlivable and therefore, it’s been taken down to the studs. The last few weeks have consisted of clearing out truckloads of junk, meeting with subcontractors, and getting bids. Demolition should be finished in a few days, and we’ll have a clean slate inside. I can’t wait to restore this place to it’s original character. With the guidance of my mom, I’m taking this project and running with it, so expect to see updates both here on the blog, and on Instagram as well. Also, I’ve been pinning like it’s 2011, getting lots of inspiration for kitchens and bathrooms, so be sure to follow 10th & James on Pinterest!