Thursday, July 3, 2014

And she's back!

How does time fly so fast? I feel like I was just posting my bathroom update yesterday (I still owe you a breakdown of that update, I haven't forgot), but that was clearly over a year ago. Oh, how so much has changed in our household! We are no longer a family of two - we are a family of three, which includes an insanely active 14 month old man child! He is awesome. Everything I ever hoped him to be and more. I can't wait to catch you all up on the happenings in our world and dive back into home projects and organization, which we need more than anything around here!

If you are still reading and visiting this blog then you seriously need an award. But, thanks for sticking around. You may or may not have noticed I have been updating my blog layout, a simple template was needed to keep me sane. I think I finally created something I love, so it may stick around for awhile.

I plan to be back permanently after this holiday weekend. Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!


Friday, February 8, 2013

Bathroom Update

In my last post {a month ago} I mentioned we were starting the new year with a bathroom change up. A long over due change up. We decided to work on the guest bathroom (aka my bathroom). We have two full baths in our house, one in the "hallway" upstairs and one in the master bedroom. The master bedroom bathroom has a huge tub and a small standing shower, I hate the shower. I love the tub but I don't take a bath very often. So, the guest bathroom quickly became my personal bathroom when we moved it. I don't mind it being in the hallway and honestly I think separate bathrooms save my marriage :)

Here is the before:

The same yellow color we have slowly been painting over, builder grade mirror and light fixture (which you can't see) and a builder basic vanity. I hated this vanity. It had absolutely no storage, the bottom was just one big open section. No shelves, so it had a ton of wasted space. The drawers, if that is what you want to call them, were so tiny that my eye shadow would only fit sideways. They were as wide as a travel size container of q-tips. Plus, the middle section that looks like a drawer in the picture was a fake drawer since the sink bowl was in the middle of the vanity. Also, the curtain rod was an extension rod left by the previous owners which wasn't long enough to completely tighten. We had it resting on the lip of the shower surround. I had it fall off and hit me in the head many times over the last two years. It was time to go.

Doing this project while I was 25 weeks pregnant was a challenge in and of itself, so sadly I only have one before and one after picture. The "after" isn't complete yet, I still have a few things to add, so I am sure you will see more of it over time. But, enough of the chit chat and lets see some progress!!

Here is the current "after":

Can I just say I absolutely LOVE it!! I seriously feel like I am in a spa every time I use it, I thank the color mostly for that feel. This is the first room that isn't a neutral color. I was nervous at first but I think it was a perfect choice. I still think this is Phase 1 of the bathroom re-do, I still need to find a rug or two that I like and I am thinking of some type of art.

Check back as I will be posting a follow up with the price breakdown and where we got everything.


Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year, New Style!

Our house has been a complete mess since New Years Day, not because we had some huge party, but because we decided to redo the guest bathroom. We are thisclose to being done. I am hoping for a Monday post with the before and (semi) after. Let me just say, I am loving the changes. I still have to get the artwork and a few accessories, but I am hoping to show the major changes on Monday.

Tonight while watching the movie Jack and Jill, I decided to do a few changes to the blog. I wasn't loving the previous background, header, etc - but I am now!! I used free background downloads and free fonts for my changes, I wish I was talented enough or had the right programs to create my own backgrounds. I created my header in Microsoft Publisher. Speaking of Microsoft Publisher, I have slowly learned how to use this a lot more helping to create stuff for my upcoming baby shower. I can't wait to create some tutorials and more free printables to share with you all, so be on the lookout for those coming soon.

I hope you all are enjoying the weekend!