Friday, July 29, 2011

Living Room updates...

Our living room has been our slowest work in progress.  We have done a lot in there over the past few years, but there is so much more to do.
Here was our living room when we moved in

Hi Dad!

Hi Mom!
Here is where we are today.

A definite improvement.  Here is everything that still needs to be done in this room

New couch (I'm wishing)
New rug
Crown Molding
Frame in fire place
Molding above fireplace
Radiator Cover
New blinds ??
New pillows (these change monthly)

Its never ending.   

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Dining Room - finished!

The dining room is done!  The dining room is done!

Here are a few before and after pics of the dining room....

Quite a difference, no? Mr H, you did a bang up job.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

18 months- half birthday girly

  LA is 18 months old today.  1.5 years old.  Almost 2 years old.  I cant freakin believe it.

She has become a total beach bum this month.

My girly is smart.  There is no denying it.  My kid is a genius.  She is talking up a storm. Her vocab is really taking off.  When you ask her what her name is - she says LaLa. (close enough) And she says thank you all the time.  she's super polite like that.
She accidentally spelled a word with her letter magnets. (sadly it was a bad word).
She has figured out how to turn on the iPad and scroll through the apps to her games.
She eats her meals with a fork. 
She knows most of her body parts, and can make about 7 animal noises.  she especially likes the pig noise.

This has been a month of firsts for her as well.  She had her first kiss.  She slept in the bed with me for the first time, EVER.  She also allowed me to paint her toenails for the first time this month.  A task that has been attempted at least a dozen times in the past.

I love you, you crazy girl. Happy half birthday.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

summer vacay...

 I know I have been MIA for quite some time.  We have slowed down our pace of remodeling and renovating every room in our home as the summer has approached. We are lazy like that. 

And for the past 7 days we have been shacking up here...

  dealing with this  view 24/7...

Ridiculousness right??  We have been in Coraolla NC for the past 7 days. Our house was amazing. 

awesome kitchen
that view...
check out that ceiling....

amazing board and batten throughout the house

A week waking up oceanfront in a kick ass beach house was the perfect vacation.

The maniac had a blast.  I have never seen her so energized and excited.  Also being around the older kiddos for a week really bumped her vocabulary into high gear.  She wont shut up.  I love it. 

It was a great week with great family and friends.  I cant wait until next summer. 

and one more pic- just because its a baby in a bikini and its super cute...its a blurry iphone pic, but ridiculous nonetheless...

Pics to come of the dining room soon - once I finish unpacking and removing the sand from every inch of our home....

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dining Room Update

It's almost finished...

I made and hung the curtains this week!
the radiator is such an eye will be taken care of...
and yeah, they are the same curtains from the living room.

I also have all the chairs painted...

As well as the hutch

This is what the furniture was lookin like before

Quite an improvement, no?

Mr Man is slavin away on the table...

Hoping to get that bad boy done this weekend....
the top is getting a dark stain and the bottom will be white.  something along these lines.

Happy Friday!