Tag Archives: New House

Painting Painting and More Painting

So this spring we got the harebrained idea to build the kids bunk beds ourselves instead of paying thousands to get the built-in queen over queen style that we wanted. Well, the bunks are about 90% done (pics & big reveal to come when they’re complete!) and while we did that, we converted the rest […]

Shared Bedroom Photos

I still want to work on writing up a post about HOW we did the transition to a shared bedroom for the kids. Honestly, it has gone pretty smoothly over the past three months – much less difficult than I was anticipating, thank goodness. Until then, here are a few photos that I took a couple of […]

The Monday Snapshot – House Project Edition

Charlie and I have been slowly working on the back deck at our house over the past six months. Last fall we bought and installed the support beams and joists, and then we ran out of money, so we covered the whole thing with some cast off plywood from a job Charlie had been working […]

The Nursery Necessities

I meant to at least do a first draft post of this pre-baby, but obviously that never happened. 🙂 We waited on a few decorative items until after Stella arrived, since we (okay, I) wanted to be able to make the nursery a little more boyish or girlish, depending on which gender we had. Since […]

36 Weeks and Thankful

I’m officially in the 9th month of pregnancy, and for that I am obnoxiously, overwhelmingly, insanely thankful. This isn’t going to be a bulleted thankful post by any means. I’m cranky. I’m overtired. I’m feeling huge and uncomfortable. The carpal tunnel blows, and there is rarely a position I’m comfortable sitting or lying in anymore. […]

Male Nesting

**Note, I wrote this post four hours ago, and when I went to take pictures, I had to clean…and organize…and clean…and organize. I guess it was time for me to get on my duties. 🙂 Remember how I mentioned yesterday that I came home and C had randomly decided that he would clean the kitchen […]

Vacuuming Schmaccuming

Please tell me I’m not the only one… I don’t like vacuuming. I just don’t. I love a good, clean floor – especially one free of our dog’s hair, but it is just so low on my priority list. So low. For example, on Friday I vacuumed our upstairs (master bedroom & loft/baby room area). The […]

Handyman Hubby

Have I ever mentioned how much I love that I have a Handyman Hubby? 🙂 He didn’t have any work last week, and instead of sitting around moping about it, he decided to do some work on the house. Now I have… *New wooden back steps (to replace the old concrete step that had sunk […]

The Color Balance of the World

I’m not sure how well this will translate, but a few days ago we had the weirdest green/blue hue to the sky. A rainstorm had just come through, and the whole world looked…well, green. I don’t think this picture does it justice (plus I wish I would’ve gone out with my camera five minutes earlier […]

HFS #2 :-)

I have been bursting with excitement and hope for the past week, and I’m ecstatic to say that I can finally say HFS again!!! Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of us being homeowners. I can’t believe how quickly the year has flown by! We still don’t own a dining room table (among many other […]

Thank God for Reruns

*Warning – I’ve realized while looking through the gazillion pictures in this post that my bedroom is horridly under-decorated. Apparently I got tired of hanging pictures and such after I decorated the main floor of our house when we bought it last spring. Oops! I’ll just call the bedroom simplistic ‘zen’ or something. 😉 Anyway, I just […]

Up In Flames

Round one of the cream cheese stuffed bacon wrapped jalapeño pepper appetizers for the holiday party tonight… officially trashed.Smoke detectors in new house…officially work. Damn broiler… 

Who knew I liked water so much?

Meanwhile…I’m just excited that most of my counter tops are in so my sink & dishwasher are in so I can have a bunch of girlfriends over this weekend while my husband is gone and actually cook in my kitchen!! No more dishes in the bathroom!! The cabinet fronts and the breakfast bar counter will […]

Have you supported a friend today?

Do you ever feel like your internet friends are more there for you than your “real life” friends? I was thinking about this again last night (for the 1000th time since starting this blog and finding all of you amazing people who encourage me and support me!) and it struck me that it’s my internet friends […]

We’re almost home!!

A few of you have reminded me that I’ve yet to post any pictures of the remodel. I have a gazillion photos, but here are a few to give you a general idea of what we’ve been doing. Basically the entire house was white…white walls, whitish/gray cabinets, pale carpet, pale floors, etc. We painted everything, […]

Signing away our lives at 3pm MST!

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Bank of America (the Seller’s lender in this whole short-sale mess) just approved the final HUD1, so we are going to the closing table TODAY!!! BEYOND excited right now!!! It’s going to be a crazy few weeks of redoing some stuff at the house before we move in, but I’m hoping that by the end […]

Cautious Jubilation

Nope… not preggo, I wish… BUT, the other big “project” we’ve been working on is buying a house, and it’s been a long, drawn out project (we put the offer in on Nov. 24th). It’s a short sale, which means we’ve offered less than the current owners, who are going into foreclosure, owe on the […]