Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Hello Summertime fun!! This is a great FREE site where you can print out activities for your kids. This morning we printed out a calendar to keep track of the library programs we will be attending, printed coloring pages, made a personalized story book, and made a Thank you card. There are lots of things to do and each child can choose their favorite Disney character.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I think I may have to try her deep dish pizza recipe.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
We tried cleaning it, but it still smelled and the stains wouldn't come out. What options were there?? Unfortunately there weren't hardwoods underneath the carpet.
The estimate to carpet the house with budget carpet was about $4,000.00.
Since we hadn't sold our house, that was out. So we went on a hunt for remnants with bound edges sold at Jabara's, but even that would have been pricey and only temporary, not too mention that would be mis-matched. I know that God heard my plea for a solution....see below
Only catch....remove and haul yourself! Easy huh??? Well not really, they told us to come back on a Sunday so could use the freight elevator. We went through 60 hotel rooms trying to pick the perfect stain-free, smell-free carpet. We found 5 good size rooms to buy.
So we went on a Sunday and guess what wasn't working???? Yes, you guessed it...THE FREIGHT ELEVATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So, we(Don and our friend, Nick(I was supervising;)) had to roll it up fold it in half(not an easy feat!) and smoosh into the ancient small guest elevator. That took forever and we were running out of time, so guess what we discovered??
Apparently carpet rolls down stairs(4 flights) pretty darn well when it's tied up with old phone cords!(only thing we could find)
Okay, so now we have the carpet home and we hired an AWESOME carpet guy named Vinny to install it. For the price of 1 room of carpet, we have a house full!!!
God is AMAZING!
Black wooden plank flooring with huge bolts, blood red soffits(sp), hinges, and knobs, dingy white painted cabinets and off white walls.
After: Modern Cottage Kitchen: Design elements We can't afford an extensive remodel at this time, so we went with a budget friendly face-lift for the kitchen. We painted the walls Peeled Cucumber, the floors with Green Pear(a darker tint of the Peeled Cucumber)Finally, a fresh coat of Ultra white paint on the cabinets.
I spray painted the hardware and hinges in a Satin Nickel finish along with a Wood Applique applied to the sink base to tie it all together.
The curtains under the cabinet hide the trash/recylcling.Aahh...Sweet Serenity!
I'm posting this renovation in Thrifty Decor Chic's Before and After Party...Check it out at http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/