Monday, September 28, 2009

Tiling Queen

It's not grouted yet, but I'm very proud of my handiwork. And, yes, I laid 99% of the tile. Chris cut, but decided he did not like masonry. So, pretty much, I rock. And my nails are shot. Oh well.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Homegoods/Marriage Confessions giveaway!

Katie over at Marriage Confessions has a giveaway for a $100 Homegoods gift card going on. Now, we all know that Mrs. Hoekstra is a decorating goddess, and she HIGHLY recommends Homegoods to everyone she knows. She even got my mother to take me there when she was in Philly last time! And I didn't get lost driving there! (truly a miracle) So, head on over to Marriage Confessions, and join in the fun!

Monday, September 14, 2009

We have a family room!

Yay! It was painful completing the floor Friday night while I was sick, but we did it! And now the furniture's back in! And we can use it! Woo hoo! Bob's replacing the window's some time this week, so we're waiting on the last couple of rows and the molding, but close enough.

The bathroom is coming along. We've spackled everything once, and are sanding tonight. We've purchased the tiles for the floors, put up all the lights, and ordered the vanity, sink, cabinet, and mirror. So, most of the money that needs to be spent has been. At least that's a relief. We have some hope that we can finish it in the next couple of weeks and have people over for the Iowa game. It was great having Matt over on Saturday. It felt like a real house when we could entertain in it. Not just a disaster zone.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baby Hands

Owwweeee. Ok, yes, I do not have callouses built up as my co-worker pointed out. But that's not ALL of it. My thumb is torn open from drill vibrations, but my pinky is pained from the stupid guy at Home Depot dropping 5 sheets of concrete board on it. Surprisingly, it's not really discolored, even if it hurts like the dickens still. Maybe I'll have a nail for the engagement photos yet!

Progress has been slow. Since the last update, we've....completed nothing. There have been steps made on the bathroom (quite a few, has a light, and a vent, and fixed plumbing, and drywall, etc...), steps on the family room (Bob the Builder is fixing the joists today. Yay!), steps on decor (curtains made, fabric for cushions bought, etc...), and much, much cleaning. Just wish things would get FINISHED so that Chris could quit being Mr. Cranky-pants.

And, btw, concrete board (cement board, rock board, backer board, etc) is a creation of the devil. Yes, it smashed my hand, and that started my hatred, but it also stinks, is crumbly, hard to cut, dries out your hands, and I could go on for the rest of the page. Long version of complaining short: hire someone, kidnap someone, bribe someone, do whatever you can to avoid the blasted stuff.