Wednesday, August 29, 2012

House Updates

So much to share with the house! 
Fireplace wall. Waiting to install the mantel so it doesn't get damaged.

Ceiling fans in the upstairs bedrooms

Upstairs bedroom
View of the Living room from the upstairs balcony

Living room

Cabinets in the Butler's Pantry that we will be using as a desk/office area.

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets

Tile in the kitchen and laundry room

Master bathroom shower

Master bathroom tile
 The plan is to be moved in the first of October! So here's to hoping everything keeps going on schedule!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Megan's Bridal Shower

This past Saturday I helped throw a bridal shower for my very best friend Megan. Megan and I have been friends since we were in daycare together. I am beyond honored to be her Maid of Honor in her wedding set for November. Here are a few pics from the shower.

The bride-to-be and me! 


Megan's mother owns a catering company, which means she did an excellent job with all the yummy food! Thank you so much for your help Crystal!
Megan with her mother and sisters. 

Toilet paper bridal gown game!
Meg chose this beautiful gown as the winner!  Haha!
Out that night after the shower to celebrate the soon to be newlyweds, Megan and Nigel!
Megan, Vanessa, and myself
Vanessa and I catching up

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paint and Garage Doors

Things are coming along with the house! The garage doors were installed Wednesday and lots of painting has been happening. 

And here is our VERY AQUA laundry room. It kind of freaks me out and I also kind of LOVE IT. I mean it's a laundry room so who cares, right? I think after the cabinets are all installed it well help it look a little less bright. Or not.....we'll see I guess!

Here is the dining room. The color in the picture looks a little different than real life. It looks darker in person. Our carpenter starts next week and can hopefully get the white wainscoting up soon. 

And here are some pics of the gray. It's kind of hard to tell in the pictures but I'm really happy with how the gray turned out! We are still waiting for the fireplace column to be painted a dark gray and for the stripes in the nursery to be painted. I can't wait to see how that turns out!

Hopefully more pics to come soon!

Friday, August 10, 2012

So much to be thankful for this week

Have a good weekend! We have a whole lot of nothing planned this weekend and I couldn't be happier about that!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

If I ever have to look at another will be too soon!

We now have all our lighting picked out and purchased. FINALLY. We have bought and returned more chandeliers than I'm willing to admit trying to make these decisions. Why am I so dang indecisive???

Anyway here is what we have...

This chandelier will going in the entryway. I actually ordered this, got it, didn't like it, returned it, decided I DID like it, reordered it, got it in the mail today, love it. And no I'm not kidding. 

This will be going in the stairwell that leads to the second floor bedrooms. This was ordered online, picked up at Lowes, lugged home, found out it was broken, and returned. Still waiting for the new (hopefully unbroken) one to get here. See what I mean by I NEVER want to purchase another chandelier again!

This will be going in the downstairs nursery. 

This is the pendant from West Elm for dining room

Also from West Elm....globe pendants for above the kitchen island.

And this last one is for the master bedroom. 

Jason and I never sleep with the ceiling fan on unless we plan on not being able to breathe for the next two days. I always wake up so stuffy when they are on. So chandelier it is. All the upstairs bedrooms will be getting boring old ceiling fans though. So if you are reading this and will be a frequent guest to the Rimini casa, don't worry there will be a ceiling fan to keep you cool. But, DO you breathe the next day with those darn things blowing on you all night??? Hmmm.....maybe we just need to dust ours. OOPS!