Monday, August 24, 2015

This Week 30



1. I won a copy of Teen Beach 2. Holly was in heaven when it came in the mail and included a necklace from the movie.

2. After a lack of useable pong balls at our last party, I got a super cute surprise on my door step.

3. We took a trip to the park (which we haven't done much this summer due to the heat) and realized that CJ officially loves the swings.

4. I took my best friend to sign up for a Costco membership, which was basically the highlight of my week. Also- how is this bear $250?

5. We let Holly pick a weekend activity and she chose the water park.

6. Who doesn't love a face-in-a-hole?

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Our First Home - Bathroom Redo Part 2: During


A few weeks ago, I posted about the start of our bathroom redo (you can check out that post here). We've made a lot of progress and checked off a lot of big items on our to-do list since then.

My dad drove down to help us, and he and Chris got a lot done over the course of a weekend. The door was replaced, the walls were patched, and the lighting issues we had were fixed. After that, we tackled priming and began painting.

Check out our progress:
My father cutting out the ancient door frame / Our brand new door

A new light fixture / Tons and tons of patching
Primer / The first coat of paint

First coat of paint around the mirror / An amazingly brightened vanity

I honestly can't believe the transformation that paint alone has had on this room. The dark orange/rust colour made the room feel incredibly small when in reality it's very large. Having all of the ridiculous holes patched also adds some cleanliness to the room, and we finally got rid of the giant in-wall toilet paper holder (hence the gigantic patch at the end of the room).

There's still a lot to do, but the transformation thus far makes me so, so happy.

I'll be posting more progress soon. In the mean time, check out how many items we were able to cross off our list!

Our bathroom to-do list:

1. Remove the old door and frame (original to the home) and replace with a new pre-hung door
2. Remove all hardware and patch the walls
3. Fix the hole where the paper holder is
4. Paint the ceiling and walls
5. Replace all trim
6. Install new lighting
7. Install new hardware
8. Frame in the mirror
9. Add shelving over the toilet
10. Peel up the linoleum and tile the floor
11. Decorate

Monday, August 10, 2015

This Week 29


1. I finally posted CJ's 8 month progress photo (in a sweet Nirvana onsie).

2. We finally have a crawler! It took almost 9 months, but he's doing it!

3. Now that I look at this week in review, CJ has a lot going on. He transitioned to homo milk, so I'm selling my #1 baby purchase- the Baby Brezza formula pro.

4 & 6. This week was really all about the kids. With summer coming to a close in 4 short weeks, I'm trying to pack the rest of our time at home with fun activities.

5. In other CJ news, he's getting his two top front teeth. Yay...

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Totally Unimportant Daily Struggles




- I can finally sit down and drink my coffee, but now it's cold.

- I can finally sit down and drink my iced coffee, but now it's warm.

- I finally have somewhere to go, but I really don't feel like changing out of my pyjamas.

- I can finally make myself breakfast, but now it's like noon so I should probably eat lunch...or just make coffee.

- I can finally make myself lunch, but now it's like 4 o'clock and I should start prepping dinner.

- I have time to binge watch tv shows, but I can't hear them over the sound of children yelling. 

- I'm bored, but I really don't want to make any plans.

- I work up the energy to get dressed, but then I get covered in milk and have to change anyways.

- I just vacuumed, but the carpet is full of cat hair again.

- I just picked up in the kids' rooms, but they've already ripped apart the living room.

- I'm so tired, but the kids are asleep so I want to stay awake.

- I know I'll be woken up at 6 a.m., but I still can't fall asleep at 1 a.m. 
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