Friday, April 22, 2016
Tiny mini tweaks for the guest bath.
I replaced the builder grade towel bar with this black one that has hooks and a towel rack all in one.toilet paper holder as well.
mirror look cool in here? Painted another color I think but wouldn't it?
basket to replace this one from my idols.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Remember our original plan for the backyard where we'd have a playspace for Alice set up? There was one thing we did not take into consideration when planning to go with the mulch was the dogs because they POOP all over this place. We will be working on teaching them to do their business in a designated area BUT in the meantime the best way to guarantee they won't be in there would be to build a fence around the area.
So this is where I'd put the fence as designated by the broken lines.
With the whole farmhouse thing in mind, a fence about yay high with this chicken wire grid fence business would be perfect. And not to be a super lazy parent/aunt but how great would it be to toss some kids in there, close the gate and let them hang while we're sitting on the couch nearby chatting it up and getting our drink on?
Now as to ground cover... due to the drought I want some fake turf. I've asked around and I'm convinced it's the way to go. Not only will it be nice to see something green out here but the lack of maintenance is very appealing.
As far as actual installation goes I think we're gonna hire people to do it. The dads and the husbands can handle the fence install no problem but since there's a level of prep work and machine equipment that goes into it, I'd rather we stand back and watch people that know what they're doing do it.
Monday, April 18, 2016
You know what I love reading online? Those day in the life things. So I says to myself, slef, let's do one of those for Alice. This was Monday, the day before I went back to work and with the pressure of knowing I was doing a day in the life this was a little extra outdoorsy and out of the average.
9am ish: I was up and she still wasn't. This is unusual. She's usually up by around 8/8:30 but on this day she slept in. I think she's growing because she's been sleeping pretty well lately. I spent some time starting breakfast and coffee until I hear her.
10am she finally wakes up. We give her some private time when she wakes up and go in when her sounds change from happy to bored. Usually takes about 20 minutes. It is BAD to go in there earlier because she will not want to come out and you'll be waiting anyway.
Matt installs hardware and I clean up while she's napping.
5:23pm: She's up and it's dinner time.
She had snacks before but now it's early dinner/really late lunch. I was not responsible about lunch time today. Whoops.
6-6:43pm: We play and she watches some Disney Junior.
And that's a wrap on a day in the life of Alice Rosemary! I'll do another one when she's two.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
On my last day before I started a three week job, we got stuff done. It was supposed to be a super easy update but I dumbly didn't realize the previous hardware in the kitchen was 3" apart and the hardware I purchased was 3 1/2". DOH. I tried to find alternates that I liked better that were the right size but I just couldn't find anything I liked more than the simple one I had already purchased.
Matt being Matt sensed I was lollygagging on the project (as in I kept moving the box of pulls from one room to the other) so he took it upon himself to just knock it out. Took him about 4-5 hours to drill new holes. We traded places and I spent Alice's naptime in the backyard pulling weeds and cleaning up after the dogs.
Don't they just make the cabinets POP?
Whenever we eventually gut the kitchen and change the cabinets, we plan on reusing the hardware so hey, that'll save us money later!
Monday, April 11, 2016
In our efforts to modern farmhouse the place we changed up the entry way with a sideboard that I normally wouldn't have gone with.
Since it was going to be bigger than the one we had before, we decided to move the bench to the dining area and now we have a way bigger area to walk through which is very nice indeed. I would love a new runner sometime, we'll find it.
So we took the stuff that was in the tv and moved it here. One side of just board games!
One side with video games and the bottom for shoes.
Real working sconces would be great but for now I just used what I already have. I have seen some cool rustic ones that might be good here too.
So that's the new sideboard, a big improvement.