Friday, April 22, 2011

Job Hunting, Home Remodling & Graduation, Oh My!

Thaaat's pretty much my life!

...and 99% of the reason you haven't seen me on HERE in a while.  
But I sure have missed blog land.

However, readers, you would not believe some of the transformation that's been taking place in our home since we've last talked!

Our main level (dining room, living room, entry, stairwell and upstairs landing) are all painted with "Spice Delight" now (a pale yellow), we have the beginnings of our garden growing on a table under the window in the guest bedroom and the rock wall to form our garden was built in the back yard by my hubby (with the unexpected help from my cousin-in-law, Ryan) a couple of weekends back. 

The fabric I showed you here has arrived and I picked that up this week, along with the paint to do our kitchen (Seascape, aka: robin's egg blue) and the interior sides of our exterior doors as well as an accent wall at the top of our stairs (English Saddle, aka: mocha brown).  

Wednesday I began work on a new project/gift for my soon-to-arrive niece, Baby Kinley Reece.  I can't wait to show it to you, but that will have to wait until after the shower next weekend, lest the surprise be ruined!  

Oh yes, did I mention that in the midst of our painting and home renovations I'm hosting a shower for my sister next weekend?  I realize this must sound insane to some of you... but I'm looking at it as a way to give myself a painting deadline... and boy has it helped to kick me in gear!  I don't regret it one bit... so far.  ;)  Juuust kidding.  I truly am a person in need of a deadline to get me moving, so this was the perfect excuse.

Speaking of deadlines...
I (we) have accomplished a few and are nearing the accomplishment of a few more items from my "101 in 1001" list!  I'll be posting an update soon!  =)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Chair Fabric

The fabric to reupholster our $5 garage sale, super comf chairs is in.

A coral/salmon color close to that fabric is going to be used as an accent color so this was me making sure it looked cute together... I like.  =)

The walls have their first coat of "spice delight" as of yesterday.

Also my super amazing hubs built the stone wall for our garden in the backyard this weekend.  Shout out to my awesome (and well timed) cousin-in-law, Ryan, who showed up to help!

It's like our long awaited dreams and plans for our home are beginning to take shape.

Very exciting.