It is my goal to get rid of all the carpet in our house.  If you wonder why, let me simply remind you that I have three boys!

I have friends who are in the position where they can afford to put in all hardwood and continually upgrade their house.  If I let it, the feeling of accomplishment that I get from my little improvements starts diminishing – like if I am not redoing things with the “best” or have them professional installed, then I shouldn’t be happy with what I have.  However, when I feel this way, I try to actively pep talk myself out of it because I know it is not true.  If I am happy with my little improvements, then that is enough!

So as I was saying, one of those improvements I want to make is to get all the carpet out of my house!  I redid the floors upstairs last summer and installed laminate wood flooring, which I LOVE!!  But, I still had this one patch of carpet upstairs – and in the worst place:

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