Tuesday, March 29, 2011

House update...before & after

If anyone is still out there & still reading my inattentive blog, this one is for you!

I FINALLY finished sanding, priming, & painting the built-in bookshelves in the living room. It was a chore but now that I know how to sand, prime, & paint with oil-based paint, I am ready to tackle that ol' dresser I bought back...hmm a year ago?

The before...
The after...
The plan was to paint the fireplace brick also but I am undecided on what color to go with...
As well as being undecided about "distressing" the white cabinets.
I still need to touch up where the wall & built-ins meet but other than that they are done.
Now for the fun part of filling them up!
The white brightened up the room so much. I love it! & don't you just love the blue in the back??

We also took down the lattice work that was in the front. It looks so much better & opens up the front walkway.


After - no more lattice & a new roof
Sunday I mowed the front & back yard, while AB weed-ed & edged. Then we planted 4 knock-out rose bushes and a few purple impatient type flowers for a little bit of spring color.

We also got a NEW roof last week! Right before we bought the house, we had a hail storm & caused us to have to get a new roof. I am so thankful that is over & done with. The roofers on the roof drove me & Coco crazy.

And guess what? We are expecting hail tonight! Let's hope it decides not too.

Other news...
School is taking up most of time. The TAKS test is right around the corner & it is definitely crunch time. Seems like I never have a chance to just relax between house work & school work. I think we are now about 9 weeks out from summer...saying I'm ready for summer is an understatement.

Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm Alive...

Picture of Nicki & I at The Rock & Worship Roadshow back at the end of February.

It was awesome!

In case you're wondering or care...I'm alive!

I know I have sooo much catching up to do!

I have truly missed blogging.

Summer can't get here soon enough!

Spring break just ended & we are in full TAKS mode at school.

Life is crazy busy & stressful but I am reminded daily of God's goodness!

And from my new favorite song...

What if my greatest disappointments Or the aching of this life Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy What if trials of this life The rain, the storms, the hardest nights Are your mercies in disguise

Blessings by Laura Story

In house news...

The living room is painted. The built-ins are painted. Our new rug was delivered & I think I've pinned down the fabric I want for the curtains.

The kitchen: trim & bead board is painted, hopefully this weekend we'll put the trim up.

For the outside, AB bought me 4 beautiful knock-out rose bushes & a few other spring flowers, we torn down the lattice in the front entry & I ripped a bunch of old dead stuff out of the back flower beds.

We still have a lot to do but we are well are on our way...yay!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My current addiction...

So I could think of worse things to be addicted too...right?

I used to turn my nose up to hummus. Thought it was so gross, ack! But then a friend introduced me to the spicy hummus & suggested eating it with tortilla chips.


I could sit & eat the whole thing in one sitting.

AB kindly reminds me to step away from the hummus.

Even though he truly is NOT a fan!