Our House

We started Burritos and Bubbly while we were updating and restoring our first home, a 125-year-old registered historic site in the city (Ohio City to be exact), but after five years there we needed a change of pace, a lot less house to take care of, and a home that could truly reflect our current style (without guilt or a historic review board to deal with!). So we moved to the suburbs. In 2015 we bought a 1700-square-foot, split-level home in a small town 20 minutes west of Cleveland, within walking distance of Lake Erie. The new house was built in 1963 and what it lacks in interesting architecture or historic charm, it makes up for in potential. We love that we have a blank slate to turn this house into the perfect home for our modern family!

Read the story of our old house and why we decided to move!

Take a tour of our old house!

Follow along with all our house updates as we turn our dated house into our modern home!

Our Fall & Halloween Living Room Tour!

Hello there! I’m so excited to show you the small changes we’ve made to decorate…

Let’s Get Casual

Every time we do a blog post about our living room/kitchen, we get asked how we…

Updates to the Living Room

So this one time we went on vacation and liked the AirBnB’s couch so much…

DIY Modern Horizontal-Plank Gate

If we’re going to be honest here (and why shouldn’t we be), our backyard is…

July Projects

We have had quite a couple of weeks. We finished some big projects, made some…

Plans for the Kids’ Bathroom

There is only one room in our house that we haven’t touched yet, and that’s…

Switching to a Toddler Bed & Plans for What’s Next in Joey’s Room

A couple weeks ago Joey suddenly decided she didn’t want to get out of bed…

Our Experience With Furniture Reupholstering

This post is a long-time in the making! And, well, it’s also just long. If…

5 Tips For Tackling Big Renovations

We may not be professional contractors or flippers, but in our eight years of home…