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Our homes

We (heart) ugly houses. Actually, we love what we can do with ugly houses. We purchased our first home as a bank foreclosure in 2007 and our second home as a HUD foreclosure in 2010. We renovated both from top to bottom. Check out all the before and after photos below. Our first home renovation. […]

Renovation progress report – week 25

Moline bath

I’m super excited to be guest blogging at Remodelaholic today about our bathroom remodel (from way back in the stone age – or 2007). Talking about making it big! Remodelaholic is such an awesome blog, and I’ve found many like-minded bloggers through the blog. Many of you may not have seen this full before and after […]


About the NewlyWoodwards

We are the NewlyWoodwards. Although, in all fairness, we aren’t so new anymore. But, I’ve decided that we can continue to act like newlyweds forever.   Even though many say that high school relationships don’t last, ours did. After nearly seven years of dating, we said “I do,” toasted to the rest of our lives and […]

Paint swatches

I’ve been getting a lot of emails and comments about that one thing that can make us cheer or make us cry. PAINT! Our current home has a lot of tan in paint and furniture. But, I adore the blue and green rooms in our house the most. So, in the new house, I’m leaning […]

Buying American-made

I’ve gone back and forth about writing this post, but I decided to document it. I tried to be respectful and I hope you see that.  Edited to add: Please scroll down to read the mid-day update to this story. Ryan feels strongly about buying American-made goods. That’s why he chooses to wear these tennis shoes, these […]

Your questions – answered

Our renovation posts have been eliciting the same questions in comments and emails again and again, so I thought I’d dedicate a post to it. (But don’t let the prior sentence lead you to believe I don’t love getting comments and emails. Makes me feel as famous as my girl J-Lo, sans the money and […]