About

Welcome!

This 1880′s rowhome needs a lot of love and doing it DIY style is slow going. Check out what things looked like before here & here & here.

house front

This is Bruce, supervisor of all renovations here at Brick City Love. And yes – that’s a mohawk. He’s badass like that.

bruce

If you’re new here – Hi!!! So glad to have you. I’ll love you forever if you comment.

If you have any questions, leave a comment or shoot me an email.

xo,
Carrie

{photo by Kamila Harris}

26 Responses to About

  1. Ninapilar says:

    (Belated) Welcome to Newark! Love this blog, looking forward to reading more about the renovation.

  2. dalton says:

    Hello and best of luck! My wife and I are buying a house in Brooklyn that is going to require a substantial renovation, so I will be following your blog for tips! Please consider posting a blogroll of other sites you find useful – we’re going to need all the help we can get.

  3. Nina – Thank you!!

    Dalton – Thanks! I will most definitely be posting a blogroll. It’s on the TO DO list this weekend (hopefully). If you’re blogging too, let me know so I can add your site. I love your photos, btw.

  4. sheena she says:

    Hey! Welcome to Newark. And I am really enjoying the pics of your renovation. Your home is coming out great!!

  5. Emily says:

    Carrie! What is this I see going on in your life?! You didn’t buy that whole townhouse, did you? Looks like you two have a lot of work ahead of you, but are happy. And Rob looks…great! Congrats to you guys! I’ll be keeping up with your renovations…

  6. joanie says:

    Hi! Just stumbled across your blog and think its great! My husband and I also put down roots in Newark (about a year ago) and bought home in the Forest Hill/Northward section, so we’re kinda neighbors :-)

  7. Ken Walker says:

    Love the redesign. :)

  8. Newarkdevil1 says:

    Loved the work, and welcome to the smallest big city every!

  9. John says:

    Where is your house located?

  10. Deb says:

    I just read your entire blog. Seriously – do you know how long that took? “You had me at hello….” (Ha!)

    I have NO idea how I got here (which sucks because I thinks it’s only right to give shout outs to those who lead me elsewhere….)

    I’m incredibly impressed with what you guys have undertaken and amazed at what you have accomplished and that you still have your sense of humor (…..and that you’re still married because me and my hubs? Yeah – totally splitsville if we were doing this. I say “Let’s jackhammer the floor!!!!” He says “In what world do you live?????”). You make my little piddly renovations look…well…piddly.

    Totally adding you to my “must read” list because, well, I must read.

    Kudos to you guys kiddo :) Keep up the good work.

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  12. Anne/Zemin says:

    Looks like two new neighbors from ****** Street. We still remember the sad moment 17 years ago when a line of buildings in front of your windows were demolished for a Rutgers parking lot. Now, you are rebuilding life here, a happy one. Thank you. Hope to meet you soon.

  13. Jasper says:

    I’m incredibly impressed with what you guys have undertaken and amazed at what you have accomplished and that you still have your sense of humor (…..and that you’re still married because me and my hubs? Yeah – totally splitsville if we were doing this. I say “Let’s jackhammer the floor!!!!” He says “In what world do you live?????”). You make my little piddly renovations look…well…piddly.
    +1

  14. Amy says:

    Hi There,

    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog the other day. I LOVE YOUR BLOG!!! You guys are awesome!

    Anyways, thanks for following me!
    xo,
    Amy

  15. Ryan Thiegs says:

    Hi Carrie -
    Stage of Life (stageoflife.com) is currently looking for writers/bloggers to add to our growing multi-generational online community.
    StageofLife.com is a website for today’s teens, Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomer generations to share a story, impart wisdom, ask for advice, give advice and find videos, statistics, quotations, must visit websites and other resources tailored to each stage of life from high school to retirement…and all of the major milestones in between.

    We work with talented writers, bloggers and regular folks like you and me to build a network of stories, crossing all stages of life, that will help make the world a better place.
    Stageoflife.com is currently looking for bloggers to add content to our Home Ownership category. So if you are a contractor, realtor, avid DIYer, decorator, landscaper, or just have some insight to share, please feel free to contact me.
    While there is currently no compensation at this time, we are more than happy to plug your business or add a link back to your website/blog. The more often you post an essay, the more people may see your name as a featured writer, thus gaining or adding to your online readership.
    Thanks – Ryan

  16. Lainey says:

    Hey I love your blog, so no pressure or anything but I’m kinda addicted now and eagerly await new posts. So good job and keep up the great work!

  17. Karyn says:

    I’ve just found your blog and am loving it! I can’t wait to watch your renovations unfold. Thanks for sharing :o)

  18. J-C says:

    Hey Carrie, I’m not sure if you know, but I’m a fan of your blog, and I featured your blog on my “Best of The Web” top 12 favourite blogs!

    Check it out here:
    http://my1923foursquare.blogspot.ca/2013/01/best-of-web_11.html

    JC

  19. Angela says:

    I just found your blog and LOVE everything you’ve done! Your rooms look so lovely even before furniture gets into them and I absolutely adore your 2nd floor bathroom. If you don’t mind, I’m going to use it as inspiration for my bathroom reno :) Lovely meeting you!

    A

  20. Saira says:

    Hi there,

    I would love to email you and ask you information about moving to Newark. My husband and I are looking to buy real estate in the Ironbound area, and want to get an idea of the neighborhood and hear from someone who really knows!

    Great blog by the way–I wish I had the gumption to do this!

    Saira

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