Our Little Helper

Y’all.  The flip is finished.  It just hit the market.  I am pumped.

"After" Photos of Our Fifth Flip by It's Great to Be Home

Legitimate before and afters coming soon, I promise!

We spent the weekend cleaning the flip from top to bottom, equipped with a backpack vacuum, razor blades, Magic Erasers, mops and all sorts of other cleaning-type stuff.  It was just about the least fun I’ve had in awhile.  My mom can attest that I might have had a slight meltdown during the never-ending process of clutching a razor blade in my handclaw and scraping wood stain off those 8 little beveled windows in the front door.

However, a huge bright spot in all that not-fun was our little helper.

Our Little Helper

Our Little Helper

Our Little Helper

How could you not smile when you see that face??  She is so darn cute I can hardly stand it.  :)

Some of you have asked how we still manage to get things done with the flips now that Peanut’s in the picture.  Well, it’s pretty simple – for the most part she just tags along with us, like when we hit up the tile store or Sears.


Our Little Helper

( She was an excellent Vanna White next to the stove we bought for the flip. )


And sometimes, of course, one of us stays behind and watches her at home while the other tackles whatever we have on the agenda at the moment.

It can get a little tricky at times (like around nap time), but we make it work for the most part.  I think it will be fun to look back when she’s a little older and tell her how she’s been helping us flip houses since she was born.  :)


( Here she is at 2 weeks old over at our last flip. )

But enough about that – who’s ready for more flip pictures?  Me!  Me!

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  1. LeeAnn says:

    The front door is so inviting! And your daughter is a cutie!

  2. Justine says:

    I’m ready for the flip pics, but what I really want is more pics of your daughter — she’s super cute!

  3. Lucinda says:

    Can’t wait to meet your little girl and see the house!

  4. Oh, I’m so pumped to see this one. I know it will be fabulous. And I love your little helper. What a sweetheart.

  5. Jen says:

    I want to see the house in person please! And your little helper – I want to see her too :)

  6. deb says:

    Yep, more pics please!!

  7. christy says:

    Yay!!!! She is SO stinking cute! And I can’t wait for more before and after pictures. Also – I think it’s commendable that you only broke down once! :)

  8. Lucy Bronk says:

    The house looks incredible, please show us some of these flip pics soon. Can’t wait to gain a true perspective of the transformation.

  9. Jen M says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to see more pictures!
    Your Peanut is adorable!

  10. That first photo is such a tease! I can’t wait to see the big reveal. I’m really loving this flip.

    Little girl is adorable, I could nibble her all day long :) And you look amazing. Seriously, I speak for all the new moms when I say that!

  11. Catherine H. says:

    Dooohh! What a cutie pie! The chub is too much. Yours is the best flipping blog I’ve ever seen, btw. Can’t wait for the pictures.

  12. I hear ya on the ‘handclaw!’ Oh, and the baby is precious – I hear I should enjoy this time when they are still ‘totable’…ha

  13. Hannah says:

    Amazing! Love your blog, new follower. Hope you’ll stop by my way! :)

  14. David says:

    Aww, she’s such a cutie. Great work on the house – it looks brilliant : )