Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Craft Room Reveal

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 AHHHH!!!! Can you believe it?! We FINALLY finished the craft room.  It has only been a year and a half coming but hey, sometimes you have to just take your time and wait.  I waited VERY patiently.  I rearranged the room so many times to make it functional and love it.  I finally decided in September to paint the room.  I went with a really bold coral that I wasn’t sure about at first but I am so happy I did.
The Husband did so much work for me in this room.  Everything in the closet area is custom, as well as the shelving in the main room and the desk area.  I decided to create various stations for working and so far it has been amazing.  I haven’t gotten to play in it too much but it stays clean and I actually know what I have and it is ORGANIZED!!!
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  • Sew Cute – sign from Jo-ann’s ; spray painted gold
  • Chevron Canvas – DIY
  • Pink Lace Heel – Wine bottle holder, gift from a friend
  • ‘Ashley’ pennant banner – made for my birthday this past year by a sweet friend
  • Baskets – Michael’s
  • Framed Cork Board – DIY
  • Cutting Mat on island - Tuesday Mornings (birthday gift from my parents)
It has been 2 months since finishing this room, and even though I have crafted in it, the room is still this tidy and organized!!! I can’t wait to get started on Christmas crafts and gifts!
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Monday, November 11, 2013

Wet Paint

Back on my Halloween-happy-two-years-at-our-house post, I mentioned that we had our house repainted.   We knew we wanted to get it painted but were very aware of the cost.  We went shopping and compared prices.   It turns out, a guy living in our neighborhood has his own painting company and was doing work in the neighborhood.  We checked out those houses and decided to go with him.  His work was really good and his price was even better!

Our house the day we made an offer - July 2011
Approximately 29 weeks ago, or April 15, thereabouts, we agreed to have this guy paint our house.  We compared colors to the house down the street because we LOVED the color.  We even met the neighbor because of it haha! We had paint cards and went with the closest we found in the cards.  It was hard for The Husband and I to compromise on a color.  I wanted gray or brown, he didn't want either.  That's when we decided to get in the truck and drive around looking for colors we liked.  That's how we ended up on the doorstep of the people 5 houses down. 

The following week, April 22 (I know this based on an IG post from then!) we had them start painting.  It took about 5 days; they painted the entire house, garage door, trim, porch (front and back), and front door.  We went with a black front door. 

The very first picture The Husband sent me made me nervous about the color.  We went with a green color and honestly I HATED it the first day.  But I knew it was probably because the trim hadn't been done and the front door was still red. This was the first picture sent to me by The Husband and the first one I posted on IG:
I actually had a very bad feeling in my tummy when I received this picture.  I just KNEW I was going to hate it.  I didn't know what to do so I just didn't tell The Husband.  The front of the house was the first thing they painted.  The next day, he sent a picture from the side of the house.  I was still feeling pretty upset so when I got home I talked with The Husband more.  I told him how I was feeling and that I wasn't sure about the color.  He assured me the negative feeling towards the color was because it looked pretty sloppy still and I needed to wait to see the whole picture.  HE was positive that he loved the new color. 
Thankfully the following day all the trim on the front of the house was completed.  I was so relieved I seriously could have cried!! I loved it! I was so pleased with the color.  PLUS any stucco/paint cracks were filled prior to painting so we wouldn't have to worry about leaks or any water getting into the house that wasn't invited! 

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I really love the color The Husband and I picked together!! I love how much we have turned this house into our home.  It is that much better since we are making all these changes and decisions together, as a team! Many women would disagree, but I love that The Husband has had an opinion and input in every decision and detail in our lives - and seriously, his opinions are anything from color of the house to wedding colors to centerpieces to sheets and comforters.  I love that it is an "us" decision!  Plus it takes the pressure off of me to pick something out.  I am pretty indecisive when it comes to stuff like this!

What upgrades are you hoping to complete at your home?
Do you make most of the decorating decisions?

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Be Our Guest

One of my all time favorite Disney movies is Beauty and the Beast.

Yes I know there have been articles written about various issues that Disney didn't address in the movie.  Here's a big answer to all the questions regarding time frame/age/etc...MAGIC.  That is the beauty of Disney!

Disney has an AMAZING restaurant called Be Our Guest.  Words can not describe how badly I want to go to dinner here.  Unfortunately I have to actually GO to the Magic Kingdom.  Most of you are probably in utter shock that I don't necessarily have a desire to go to this place.  My last experience with said Kingdom wasn't exactly magical soooo I may or may not have PTDD - Post-Traumatic Disney Disorder.  I may get over it one day -  But I have to make new memories there to move on.  ANYWHO!!! This restaurant may be the key to getting back

Anyone who loves this movie knows that they rooms look like they are RIGHT out of the movie, down to the minor details. I love it!!! I told The Husband this is what we need to do for our anniversary this year since you have to pay for park passes and then dinner.  Or my birthday...those are his options =)
*All images via Google search
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