Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tee hee hee


These made me laugh! I love these little people.

Day 14 - Serenity Now!

It is day 14 of eating, sleeping and living in our 'condo' (the space I've nicknamed our living room-dining room during the renos). To say that I am incredibly excited and anxious to reclaim our bedrooms is an understatement.... SERENITY NOW would best describe my mental state at this point! We are at the painting stage and Derek is doing it solo since someone has to be watching the kids. So it is slow and steady. There is one bedroom done. Ours. We chose a light blue-grey. The pictures here really don't capture the color very well. It is so peaceful and clean. I LOVE the color we chose. It makes me happy. The original color of our bedroom was a chalky green which I never really liked (it was chosen by the previous owners of the house). This blue is very 'light and airy' which is what I wanted for our space. I'm loving the new black knobs too! I can't stress how excited and anxious I am to set up our furniture back in this room and sleep in my bed again. Gosh, I love my bed. Could still be another few days.

Yesterday between the kids and the dog we were woken up every hour... my nerves are shot, I need the calmness of that new space pronto!! I have a deep understanding of how sleep deprivation is a form of torture. To all of you parents out there who are chronically sleep deprived just know that you are not alone!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Day 8 - Moulding and doors are in... now the painting begins!

Almost there. There is A LOT of painting to do but there is an end in sight!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Day 6

Crown moulding going up.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Renovations - Day 5

Floors are done! They need a really good wash but they look amazing. Tomorrow, crown moulding and closets and then painting the rest of the week.... Can't wait to see these rooms finished.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Owl Love


Check out this gorgeous wreath. LOVE!


Trolling Etsy is so addictive! So many imaginative people creating such beautiful things!

Renovations - Day 4

Only one more room to go! Then it's the crown moulding, closet doors, new knobs and painting...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Renovations - Day 3

Hallway and one bedroom done. Two rooms to go!

Thursday, January 13, 2011


The renos are underway. At this very moment there is a large, bald Czechoslovakian man laying down hardwood flooring in our bedrooms (I love that he calls me 'Maria' and every time he sees the baby he says 'Angel' and some Czech words I don't know -actually I don't know any). It is exciting to see the transformation of these rooms take shape. This reno has been a long time coming. I have bad allergies to dust and dustmites. Rugs make my allergies and asthma worst... we've been talking about doing this for a long time. Finally we got into action and made it happen. Even though we are tired as hell, I'm happy we found a little bit of motivation to get this started. Can't wait to see how it will all turn out!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Year but same ol'

It's a new year but it's feeling a lot like the same ol' stuff around here. The kids are waking me up every few hours. I am TIRED. Emotionally and physically tired. I miss sleep. God, how I love sleep. I am a person who needs a lot of sleep in general and it feels a little like these last few years of sleepless nights are finally catching up with me. It's hard to be patient and happy when every cell in your body feels like it's pulled an all nighter for weeks on end. Maybe it's just a case of the January blues. Whatever it is I hope things lighten up soon. Feels a little crazy in the head these days.

On a fun note 2011 starts with a remodel of our bedrooms (this may be adding to that feeling of being extra tired at the moment). We are finally ripping up all of that disgusting and stained carpeting and replacing it with a beautiful dark chocolate hardwood floor. We're also adding crown molding and replacing the closet doors in the kids' rooms and finally putting in some closet organizers. I spent all of last week going through each of our bedrooms, de-cluttering, sorting through our junk, deciding what to keep and what to donate. I've stored a lot of things in our basement and labeled all of the bins. It always feels so good to get rid of stuff we don't need and get organized. I finally feel like having our house well organized is within my grasp. It's a good feeling. Starting this Wednesday the four of us will be camping out in our living room until they are finished installing the floors and painting etc. Should be an interesting experiment. I don't see any sleep in my near future... but those dark chocolate floors will be worth it!

Friday, January 7, 2011

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