Saturday, January 28, 2012

extreme home make-over

It's taking place in MY house!  I'm sooooo excited, can't even describe it! :-)  

We bought our house in October 2009 and we had these amazing visions for what we were going to do.  Needless to say, the list of about 4,000 "to do's" is only down to about 3,995  Sad right? almost pathetic.  

Right away I painted all of the rooms (minus our bathrooms).  The dining room I did a 1/2 and 1/2 paint job so that we could put chair railing up.  It has sat like that through numerous parties etc and every time I cringe when I see the wall....


Isn't that white line of paint beautiful? lol  

Well today we made a pit stop at the Home Depot and bought the chair rail I picked out TWO years ago!  People, let me tell you, it cost us a whopping $32!  Laziness is truly the issue here.
  It's leaning against the wall in the dining room so hopefully, maybe by the end of this weekend?, we'll have it up on the walls!  

Next up: painting the trim room by room.  I love me some white trim and cannot wait to have all of the trim be white.

After that: new flooring in the bathrooms and kitchen.  I picked out ceramic tiles for the rooms and have saved the pictures along with prices, and stare longingly at the pictures.  Today the hubs actually measured all the rooms we'll be tiling, the tile alone for all of the rooms is only $387.00!  For reals?  We've waited nearly 2 1/2 years to tile because we thought it would be THOUSANDS!  
So because we're tiling rookies we're going to start one room at a time, first up is the hall bathroom.  Super tiny, and super square, should be a good start right? (minus the sink and toilet but whatevs, we'll figure it out!)

Pictures to come, I can't wait to share! 

Also, need some tips/suggestions.  Our stairway will be getting a facelift as well, we're trying to figure out what parts we should paint white, or should we live it all stained?  And how about the carpet?  Pull all of that up and do a runner?  Decisions decisions!

So let me have it readers, I need suggestions!

Friday, January 20, 2012

our little bean

Yesterday we had our sonogram to see how the baby is doing, I'm 19 weeks pregnant now.  We managed to stick to our guns and NOT find out the baby's gender!  Man that was one of the toughest choices I've made and it's gonna be a really long 5 months waiting to find out what we're having!  We're pretty excited about this new addition.  If this is a boy we are 100% sure on the name choice.  As we talked about our girl name last night it turns out we are back up for options! lol  We have this amazing guest bedroom, it has 2 closets and a fantastic window and really high ceilings.  When we moved into this house our oldest son asked to have that room, and me being the "amazing" mom that I am told him no.  My reasoning: it would be a perfect room for a daughter! Sad isn't it?  So we decided that if this baby is a boy we're giving that guest room to Logan and we'll turn Logan's old room into the new baby's nursery.  One of the toughest things about this pregnancy, no nursery to get ready, no shopping to do.  It's kinda sad!  Just gotta keep enjoying the little kicks this baby is blessing with me and focus on baby names.... hopefully time goes fast cause I can't wait to meet this angel! :)