Kitchen remodel

One of the biggest projects I have had over the past month, has been my kitchen.

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It took such a long time because I first had to strip the paint off, which means each and ever piece

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Then I had to prime it twice and paint it twice

And finally, it looks AMAZING!

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my family has even stopped by to see it, and they are impressed

Look at how far the kitchen has come!!

right before we moved it :)

right before we moved it 🙂

after painting the cabinets

after painting the cabinets

I hated those yellow cabinets, thank goodness I took my time and they are gone 🙂

We also dont have that countertop anymore, but this is the best picture I could find.

140527_006it is really hard to see on my silly phone pics but compare it to the microwave, the cabinets aren’t yellow! wahoO!!

(I used Dover White from Sherwin Williams, if anyone wants to check it out)

Question for you:

Do you have a big project on your TO DO LIST?

Nesting, empty nesting, or just organizing

No, I am NOT nesting. no baby on the way for me. And Andrew hasn’t grown up that quick to make it an empty nest. But I was on a cleaning/organizing rampage today! And if I would have started earlier, WHO KNOWS WHAT Would HAVE  HAPPENED!

First, I sent to Andrew with a hidden note in his lunch

And ice coffee for me ( I think that is where I got the energy for the cleaning spree)

It all started with the kitchen. The cabinet/food pantry was getting out of control. 

I couldn’t find anything!

First, I cleaned out the cabinet of everything. Wiped all the shelves.

And then reorganized with black containers I already had.

TA DA!

The Second organization task was easy. The multi-disciplinary drawer

After a little moving around

And then the third, and monster of a task. The hall closet. With every leftover, rejected thing that wouldn’t fit in the kitchen

What a nightmare! But I am loving it now!

Two great organization blogs I have found:

-Little Inspiration

I heart organizing

Question for you:

– Would you rather have things clean and shiny, or everything in its rightful place?

I have everything in its place. At one time, I couldn’t sleep unless everything was picked up off the floor and put away. I guess in case of a fire?!?!? !haha who knows!

House in a year

Its amazing how time can simply just fly by. I have been very lucky this past year to have a wonderful family, a great group of friends, an adorable son, and a roof over my head.

One year ago from today, I signed the papers for our house! Can you believe it!?!?!?

A lot has changed in a year with our house, and it defiantly starting to feel like home.

We started with the huge kitchen remodeling. Luckily, we did this before we moved in

The move was actually pretty smooth considering all the stuff I had to bring over!

Dealing with the noises of the night…was not as easy haha. Although setting up the cable, internet, and phone was more of a nightmare! We even had a visit from the cops.

The first MINI project after we moved in was putting stepping stones in on the side of the house

Of course we decorated for the holidays!

Fall

Christmas decorations

Added a few decorations to the upstairs bathroom

 

 

Of course, the easter bunny came to visit!

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And then we decided to ripe apart the main floor bathroom, which started when the sink was leaking….and is still in progress

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what will happen this year?!?!?!

Questions for you:

Do you like home improvement projects? Working on anything now?

How long have you been in your current house, apartment, condo, etc?

Between 10 and 2

Today was ALL about the house.

After taking Andrew to a friend’s house (YEA ME time) ok. not really. I had my nephew.

Yesterday, I got a call from the AWESOME countertop people telling me they can deliver my countertop on THursday- YEAAAA.

“We will be there between 10 and 2”

greatttttt” 😦

Thats only in the middle of the day and four hours. No biggie. (why is it always such a WIDE range? Id rather they just say between 10 and 2 and then call me when they will be there within the hour. Im always afraid they will come when Im downstairs doing laundry, or when I take out the trash)

Well I kept myself busy, while I played the waiting game…..

Before

Step 1: Remove  the first layer of contact paper on the shelves

Step 2: Remove the second layer

Step 3: Replace with new contact paper! FINISHED!

Looks So much better! I also cleaned the whole closet and the inside of all the cabinets. I used three buckets of mr clean!

Finally, after only waiting 2 hours………………the countertop arrived!!!!

I cant wait to get it in the kitchen! Some are worried about how it will look with the yellow walls……..

Tonight was trim night though. My brother and dad got all the trim around the doors and one window. Looks GREAT!

Those pictures to come…………………….

Question for you:

-Are you tired to hear about my kitchen? haha

-I need new recipes!!! I will do a food blog someday…..

The secrets out! (and one to come)

Well now its official!

My lovely NICU friends (or I should say some of them) have found my blog!

I was wondering how long it would take for them to find it, since we happen to be PRETTY big on blogs there in the NICU, especially Spring Garden. (for my non-NICU friends, this is the section I work in. There is also water garden, summer garden, and A, B,C, and D room. Its a big place! We can hold around 80ish babies!)

So welcome! I hope you guys leave comments (NICE comments- Anna haha)

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I also have another surprise. This one will be a bit of a shocker for my family (not you guys though)

REWIND………………………………..

Ian (my son’s dad) and I, who have been talking for several months, finally got together this past Tuesday. I was EXTREMELY nervous about this, as it was the first time in person talking.

What if it was akward?

What if we didn’t have to same chemistry? (yes girly. I know)

What if I realized this wasn’t what I wanted, or vise versa?

Well. there were lots of unknowns.

But it went perfect.

We sat in the kitchen and talked for three hours. Just catching up on life and of course, my house! 🙂

(yep. I got a guy to talk for three hours! haha. )

And he was actually engaged in the conversation. This might not seeem like a big deal to some, but this was not the Ian I knew before. 

We eventually held hands, while watching Pawn Stars. (anyone seen this?? not me. it was actually interesting)

(AND we are teenagers again, watching Tv while holding hands haha. but it was perfect. I said that already…oops)

I left at 1230, because I worked on Wednesday (had to get up at 545! EEK! )

Before getting in my car, he did give me a kiss 🙂 and a text that followed approximately 2 minutes after I was on the road saying he was glad we were able to get together. And that he hoped we could get together soon 🙂

So fast forward through the rest of the week…..we have talked each day And have plans to get together on Sunday.

Now that everyone is caught up.

My parents are not a big fan of Ian. I can say this because, well. Everyone knows it. They don’t hide it. When we first met at 18, we were both really immature. We also had a baby at 19….you can see why they werent thrilled.

So tomorrow, I have to tell them that we are meeting (they didn’t know about tuesday). I know this is not going to go well.

And unfortuantly, my biggest fear, is that a lot of people going to be pissed.

this is my life we are talking about! My happiness! But Im the middle child. and try to make everyone happy haha

As my good friend Sarah says “HERE GOES NOTHING!”

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I feel that everyone is caught up with that, so lets get on to the house!!!!!!

Tonight, my brother and I went and bought trim!!!

saturday night…… and Im hanging with my bro at home depot haha

Im not going to miss dropping $$$ at this place! At least Im not at this phase anymore!

We had a lot of good laughs, especially when the 12 foot wouldnt fit……except out the window!

“this is how we roll”

AND TOMORROW! I get to paint it all! WAHOO!!! Then off to the pool with Ian.

Question for you:

Have you ever done something that you knew someone was going to hate, but knew it was right for you?

Or have to tell someone something you didnt want to?

Are you a middle child?

Up on the wall

I love before and after blogs! And this one is probably my favorite

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Yes. The kitchen is almost done (still need to paint a bit. get two cabinets up. and put up the trim)

After work on Friday, I went straight to my house to help my two brothers with the kitchen. Getting the cabinets in, electric work, lights up.

Then saturday we put the dishwasher, oven, and kitchen back in. Got the counter top put back in (which will get replaced. Need to order it)

So here are the updated pictures. but Ill first start with the BEFORE pics

Of course, there were A LOT of working photos!

And of course some SEMI finished projects

WOW! What a huge difference, right?!?!

Birthday week + cabinet update~!

Hi everyone! Sorry my blogging has been completely crazy this week. Trying to get my house ready for my bday party on saturday resulted in no sleep, hardly having time to eat and no exercise. Well unless you count pulling up tree roots

 (yep. this happened. in 95 degree heat. yep. Im stupid. haha)

Anyway. I had a pretty good birthday. I turned 26 yesterday (it feels the same as 25 hahA)

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Friday and saturday were a blur. All I ate on saturday was a banana, apple, and then dinner that I made for the party. It was so wild because I was cleaning the ENTIRE house and getting the kitchen put together. But I think pictures work best!

 The cabinets are in, but I will post pictures about that tomorrow. All that work, deserves its own post 🙂

 

 

 

 

Flowers to get my house all pretty!

 

Flowers from my friend Adam

my mom made my cake! Funfetti of course!

Having a party, can be A LOT of work. Especially when trying to finish up a kitchen. It isn’t finished by any means but its starting to feel like a real house now! I need a new counter top, and then I will be moving in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today, was LOOOOWWWW key. I didn’t end up falling asleep last night till 230am!! who am I? I was up texting my son’s dad……….yep.

Anywho, today included sleeping in, heading to the pool

And then I went to get my birthday present

I got a trimmer from my parents for my birthday. Funny-yes. Needed-defiantly.

Nooowwww to learn how to use it haha

Andrew had a blast.

Now im watching Iron Man, and going to bed. I work tomorrow, and my goal this week is to get sleep and get to the gym!

Question for you:

How did you spend your weekend?

For your birthday, do you prefer practical gifts?