Monday, July 7, 2014

Lucy's Lemonade Stand Party

These pictures are ancient.  Lucy is turning twelve this year, and these are from her 9th birthday.  But when I stumbled across the photos, I really wanted to share.  The "Lemonade Stand" was the best party we ever had for her!

We passed out bags of nickels the girls could use to redeem at the different stands....bounce house, popcorn, cotton candy, etc.

Obviously everything was free, but the girls loved using their nickels.  It made the party have a real "lemonade stand" atmosphere.  

For party favors we passed out old fashioned jars filled with lemon drops.  Super easy and super fun!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New House & a Fourth of July Porch

I wanted to share a few sneak peeks of our new house.  Nowhere near photo-shoot ready, but overall a pretty great house.  I'm not really a fan of the 1/2 pepperoni pizza shaped windows in the bump-outs, but something I can live with for a few years until we're ready for an exterior reno.

 I love the front porch.  There isn't room for chairs or anything, but we do have an amazing covered back patio which pretty much makes up for the small-ish front porch.

The door could still use a good paint job, but at least we got rid of the non-matching, wrong-name-listing, front door knocker.  Somehow none of the previous three owners felt the need to shell out the $12 dollars it cost us to remove someone else's last name from the front door?!?!?  I guess everyone has different priorities.

I'll make sure to post updates on how the house is coming along.  

Oh, and Have a Happy Fourth!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Bedrooms & Baths

Master Bedroom 

I am finally getting around to posting pictures of the "bedrooms & baths" of our former house.  The picture above is of the Master Bedroom.  The bedroom itself was quite small in square footage, but the attached en suite was spectacular.  

The bedroom before was covered floor to ceiling in plywood box cabinets.  You can never have enough storage in your master bedroom.  Maybe I should install some cabinets in my new bedroom.  I could have a spot for extra batteries, egg cartons, old newspapers, clothes pins......the possibilities are endless!

En suite

And the attached en suite.  His and hers vanity areas, open shelving, giant soaker tub, french doors leading out onto a deck, walk-in European shower, walk-in closet and private laundry facilities (not shown), to the right down a small hallway between the tub and toilet facilities.

The "BEFORE" master bathroom.  Pretty enticing, I know.  Hard to believe we felt the need to remodel, right?  Oh and by the way, this was before we had actually started work.  The bathtub plumbing was indeed missing before we even bought the house.  Where did it go?

The former master bathroom was removed, and opened up into the former kitchen area.  To the left you can see the french doors, which are now in front of the soaker tub.

Children's Bath

During Construction

The new bathtub is actually housed in the location stolen from the former master bedroom closet.


 Boy's Bedroom 


    Boys bedroom "Before"

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Good Bye House

I thought I should report that we have sold our fixer-upper, and bought a house in a new neighborhood.  The house went through a MASSIVE renovation, turning it from a 1970's Split Level, into a charming Craftsman Cottage.  We LOVED the house by the time we were done with the renovation, and have always loved the neighborhood, so it was definitely a tough decision to sell.  In the end, it just seemed like the right time to make the move.  We have been in the new house a few months, and are working on a lot of projects here too, so as things take shape, I will try to post the progress.  In the mean time, here are some pictures of the Split Level - turned Cottage, right before we said goodbye last fall.


Part One: Exterior and Main Living Areas.

Part Two pictures with bedrooms and baths will follow another day.

Hope you are having a lovely spring!


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