Saturday, May 28, 2011

ahhh saturday

me and amelia had THE BEST four hour nap!

because we woke up bright and early to hit some garage sales with hali:

*you know she is prepared because she has a fanny pack*

amelia is modeling hali's new fur hat
this is the rocking chair i found- pretty comfy! i can't wait to reupholster it....

hope you had a relaxing saturday,

Friday, May 27, 2011

the nursery

I've been trying to get A's room decorated lately. I scored a free papasan chair on the side of the road that I may turn in to a nest of sorts (not sure how literal I'm gonna go with that). I went fabric shopping and found the perfect curtain fabric! but at $20 a yard that is SO not happening. side note- miss A thoroughly enjoyed the fabric store, I guess I'll have to bring her back there, shucks! I've decided to paint something on a white sheet and possibly line it with blackout fabric. This is what I'm thinking....

I will post pics of her room soon!

Monday, May 9, 2011

new house

We are finally emerging from a long home renovation intensive! We closed on our house on the 15th of April and have been fixing it up since. Apparently the previous owners were not bothered by dust or dog hair- lets just say it was really gross. If you know me at all, you know this was my worst nightmare. We have mostly banished the 'heebeejeebees'; just a few more areas to sanitize like behind the dishwasher. Frankly, I am afraid to look.
We also, in a moment of naive ambition, decided to remove the popcorn ceilings. It was a crazy large undertaking that we only survived with help from our families. A whole lot of scraping, dust, and painting later we have much nicer and CLEANER ceilings. we also removed wallpaper from the kitchen, dining, utility, and bathrooms (some easier than others) and painted almost every room and the kitchen cabinets. huh, i'm tired just typing it all!

here are some before and after pics:






We still have a alot to do (like paint the cabinet doors), but all of the major messiness is finished!