Our House

We started Burritos and Bubbly while we were updating and restoring our first home, a 3,000-square-feet, three story, 1890 registered historic site in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood, but after five years there we were looking for a change of pace, less house to take care of, and a home that could truly reflect our current style (without 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 unique architecture and charm, it makes up for in potential. Since it had already been stripped of any original elements (like the pink bathroom of my dreams it probably once had!) and had been “updated” to a style that is not quite ours (think very dark and very ornate), we have no guilt in doing whatever we want, making this the perfect blank slate to create a 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!

Baby’s Room 12-Week Challenge: Week Three + Opinions Needed!

Big progress! Over the weekend Joey stayed with her grandparents so Andy and I could…

Decorating With Family Heirlooms in a Modern Living Room

One of our favorite things to do when decorating our home is to mix old and…

Baby’s Room 12-Week Challenge: Week Two + a 30-Week Bump Update

Thanks to everyone who has weighed in our our big WHAT COLOR SHOULD WE PAINT OUR…

Help Us Choose Paint Colors for Our House!!

If you’ve been reading for a while you know that we’ve always been a little…

Baby’s Room 12-Week Challenge: Week One

Prep prep preppy prep. This weekend was dedicated to prep work. It’s boring, but it…

Our Kitchen: What We Really Think One Year Later

As promised, we wanted to update you on what we think of our kitchen renovation…

Baby’s Room: A 12-Week Challenge

Some fabulous bloggers recently participated in the One Room Challenge where they had six weeks to…

Quick Patio Refresh for Spring

Let’s take a quick break from the kitchen to talk about the back yard! The weather…

Our Kitchen & Living Room, One Year After Renovations — All the Pictures!

We promised you lots of kitchen and living room pictures, and lots of pictures you…