Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Week 1 Pictures

Just wanted to share some pics of where we are at with settling in. . .

The playroom is almost done. I have a oil drip pan from walmart to hang as a magnet board and need some fabric bins for small toys in the bookshelf. The table set was sitting in someones trash so my friend brought it to me and I refinished it.

The family room is done except for curtains, paint and some stuff on the walls.

The foyer with some of my favorite pics from when Clara was just a babe.

The living room and dining room are still a hot mess. They've become my drop spot for all the knick knacks till I decide to put some effort into it.

Mudroom and pictures up in half bath.

Laundry room in coral spice.

Master Bedroom in its current crazy state.

Nursery. Still have to hang some stuff, but it's the closest to complete. Love her chandelier!

Kitchen and morning room. Still have two stools to finish. If you see painted furniture throughout the pics I probably painted it. Most of our stuff is craigslist or thrifted. My biggest accomplishment is the blue chairs in the morning room that I also reupholstered.

The wall in the morning room is going to be a gallery wall.

Not everyone will love my young heifer cowhead as much as me. His name is Ferdinand and he will be decorated for all holidays. Smile.

So that's all for now. Lot's more to do, but I am having a blast!

Sunday, June 2, 2013


Of course the earth decides to turn hell hot for the few days we are moving. Nothing like sweating it out in the back of a moving truck. Thankfully we had help even though we moved during the week. I can't say thank you enough to all the guys who helped and the wives that stayed home alone with kiddos so they could come.

Wednesday morning we headed to close after dropping Clara off with Jason's parents. She stayed overnight until late afternoon Thursday so we could get as much done as possible. Closing was easy peasy and we headed back for the truck. My hubs headed to lowes to get our fridge since we had been waiting for a friend that works there to find out if we could get an lg that had a slight dent for cheap. We got an awesome deal! By the end of day one we had two truck loads and numerous car loads done and kitchen/linen/pantry boxes unpacked. Day two we got almost everything out of our house, my moms storage unit and one of our units moved. Day three was the last of the moving except for a few things we still need from our house and some furniture that Jason's parents are giving us. By today we have maybe five boxes left of randoms to unpack. I got the nursery and laundry room painted Thursday and am starting the playroom after my break to do this post. Then I am taking a painting break till I decide on colors and we pass the 30 day fixes.

So far we are super happy. I'm waiting till we are fully settled before I go around wearing frog tape like a bracelet to mark the spots of paint, flooring, ect touch ups that they will need to do. They are going to move the light above my kitchen sink to get it more centered at the 30 day. They fixed the molding in the kitchen so I will make sure to post a pic of that. I was going to post pics today, but it's just been too crazy so my goal is to take some this week. We have rugs down, some pictures hung, ceiling fan in the family room up, nursery chandelier up, playroom light up, new 60in Sharp Aquos led flat screen up (thanks Mom! Woohoo!). Everything is really coming along and by now I'm sure you see my OCD shining through by what we've done. Haha. I said I was crazy.

This morning I watched a deer roam our backyard and right now I'm sitting on our front porch listening to the rain.
This. Is. Unbelievable.