Lately it feels as if someone has pressed the fast forward button on life. Like how my last post was welcoming the new year, 2016 and now we’re nearly half-way through it!
We are really enjoying life in the “new” house and with our new Big Kid! It’s a strange feeling to let our little girl run around needing less and less from us. Because we don’t want to miss any of these little moments, or maybe because we just like having free time again, we have scaled back the amount of work we’re doing. If it’s nice out, we’ll work outside. If it’s raining, we’ll
work inside take a nap. 🙂
Although it is less stressful and lots more fun this way, I am also really excited to get started on finishing the upstairs and moving our bedrooms up there. Not because we need the bedroom space yet, but because we are in desperate need of a main level play room!
In the meantime, we have finished the hardwoods on the main level and any trim we could complete without having doors installed yet. I’m starting to get the feeling that doors are more of a 10 year plan. Good thing we’re a close family!
Here are some blurry, unedited cell phone pics for you, because, “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That.” haha
We have also been finishing the interior of the garage, adding some old kitchen cabinets to house all the tools and leave plenty of space for fun toys like power wheels jeeps, strollers and wagons. Come on summer!
Just yesterday we finally decided to replace our faucet; Yes, the one I bragged getting such a great price for on Amazon. I guess you get what you pay for because it broke right away. So one thing led to another and we decided to do the back splash! In progress now:
The backyard is coming along pretty nicely as well and we’ll be taking more of a hiatus from finishing the house to complete our new project, a Swing Set! We were lucky enough to have a family member donate this very well-loved play set that we pressure washed and are in the process of sealing and painting. Unfortunately I skipped the trip to Menard’s when the paint color was chosen so it ended up being red but Lexi doesn’t mind 🙂
We some how even found the time to add a sandbox under the swingset. We bought some maintenance free wood panels that connect, made for a raised garden to contain it.Works great and Lexi is definitely a fan.
We also moved our garden and started adding some fruits in addition to the normal vegetables we plant. Grapes, Blueberries and ..who knows what else he’s been working on out there but I can’t wait until they’re ready! We also had no trouble filling up the new patio, how did we live without it before!?
The exterior survived the winter with some sections only in Tyvec, so we might want to start thinking about that but my mind is on pool time now and our pocketbook is on pouring the new driveway so we sha’ll see! Until next time! Thanks for checking in.
Bonus Bathroom Pic: I am seriously in love with Lexi’s new bathroom. I still need to paint the flower vase gold and add a few more touches/hang things. I am also perfecting the purple accent color to be more of a magenta but for now, here it is! Fit for a TINY Queen, except for all the construction dust on the mirror that was just installed…story of our lives.