About & Contact

Hello friends…thanks for stopping by!

My name is Courtney and I am an “over-sharer!” An Emmy award winning journalist and TV host by trade, I started this blog 6 years ago to share the home renovation my husband, Mark, and I did together.

Home renovation couple

The blog has now morphed into the story of our lives with our son and all the antics we get into as a family!

We live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where we are working on our second home renovation…it’s a restoration of an old Victorian house that is going to be spectacular!

In between all the house updates, you’ll see a lot of #MomLife stories and ramblings, some lifestyle posts and a whole lotta REALNESS. πŸ™‚

Shoot me an email…we’re always up for collabs: courtbrennan@gmail.com.

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13 thoughts on “About & Contact

  1. John Rompala says:

    You really have such a positive attitude and sweet disposition, considering that you are living in a Construction Project. My Dear wife complains when I get dirt and sawdust on the floor from installing a light fixture. I am enjoying the continuing story of “Mark and Courtney Rebuild a Home”.

  2. Bernadette says:

    Happy to have found out about your blog. My husband and I will be demolishing and build a home on 38th St. We hope to get started in October.

  3. Tim Hartman says:

    A great & very exciting project indeed. for you& Mark. I would think about how your plans for the high deck & it’s access to a bathroom, fridge & food preparation.

    My thoughts: Turn the 2nd floor brick addition into a sports “TV/REC ROOM/MAN CAVE” room with a fridge, a very small countertop for limited food prep & a few kitchen cabs. A large ULTRA TV & billiard table a must :). I take for granted there is a 2nd floor bathroom. IF possible their would be a flight of steps from the downstairs kitchen to REC room. I would remove the little shed addition & build a high deck off of REC room.You now can plan for deck size, handrail & IF you decide later to put some kind of roof on your deck latter you will have a manageable size.
    I like this idea because of the REC room, access to REC room & outside high deck to kitchen. I also think their would be less demolition & not a fan of losing inside livable sq. footage.
    BUT, I find REHAB fun IF you maintain a reasonable timetable that allows vacations, friendship & family time. Like I’ve advised before, key up the drywall man to hang & finish the drywall. Money well spent, minimizes dust & dirt,saves huge amount of time & looks great.
    Best wishes & good luck,
    Tim Hartman

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