Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's really really done

Today is an exciting day because I'm telling you now-- MY KITCHEN IS DONE!!!!

All the little electrical details, the touch up painting, the little tweaking... done.

I snapped this picture a few days ago to commemorate the occasion.  This is really my absolute favourite spot of the kitchen.  Fav.  Makes me smile and grin like a fool every time I walk into the room.

One of these days I'll take a few more pics to show you the kitchen in all it's fully finished glory.

But for now, I'm going to enjoy it.  And try to keep it clean...

Stay tuned for more!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Over the Weekend

Friday night.  Doug and I dropped the kids off (ALL the kids) and took off for the evening.  It was the first time since January that we had been away from the kids.  I pumped all week in preparation.  Maybe you can tell-- we weren't excited at all...

Kidding.  We were actually very excited.  Because we went to see Mumford and Sons!  So fun to see them perform live and outdoors in the park!  They definitely put on a good show.

We were feeling pretty youthful that night so we even bought t shirts.  I wore mine all weekend.

Friday was about us-- Saturday was all about the kids.  Doug and I have been talking about buying a trampoline for the backyard for a while now, since Doug had a rare Saturday at home we decided it would be the perfect day to buy the one we've been eyeing and set it up!

You cannot imagine how excited our older two kids were.  They have grown to love jumping on their cousin's trampoline, so the thought of having one of their own was pretty much the best thing ever!

Just look at the smile on Caleb's face.  Can it get any bigger?  I think not.

Since we have the trampoline now we've decided to retire our above ground pool (aka Gladys) for this year.  I was feeling a little apprehensive about setting it up this summer since I have to watch the kids like a hawk anytime they play in the backyard with the pool around and because it's a lot of work to maintain during the summer.  

This trampoline doesn't have any exposed springs or metal bars and has a huge cage to keep them on the trampoline as they're jumping-- so I feel like it is a much safer backyard activity for them.

It's pretty great to zip them in and let them jump their little hearts out.  I foresee many early bedtimes in the near future!  

I don't want to leave anyone out... so I'll just throw a quick picture of little S-dog up on the old blog today.  Just when I think he can't possibly get any cuter I wake up and bam-- he's 10 times cuter than the day before.

Melts my heart.  Especially when he sleeps through the night THREE nights in a row!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Switch Up

Over the past few weeks (or make that months) we've been working on adding some much needed storage to our living room.  This weekend we pushed to finish.  Here's a peek at what we've been up to.

Custom cabinetry-- finished the kitchen.  Moved on to the next room...

Took down the mirror and framed one of my pictures from our Italy trip! 

Don't you love those azaleas from my front garden?  I snipped those branches 5 days ago and they still look amazing!

I'd post more details, but let's be honest.  After a weekend of work I'm exhausted :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Will someone please make it 1000??

Just noticed that I have 999 pinterest followers.
Will some one please make it 1000?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

pulled out the spray paint again

I bought this little table at a thrift store last September.  It was an ugly reddish brown colour.  

It may look okay in this picture but in real life it was real ugly.

But last weekend I whipped out a can of white spray paint.  
Turns out there was cute little table hiding in there!  

I love cheap thrift store finds.  I love white spray paint.  I love this little table.

The end.

ps- If I'm painting it white I always spray.  It is WAY easier.
pps- Always prime with Kilz no matter what kind of paint you plan on using.  The BEST.  Spray it on-- instant stain blocking and instant perfect surface to apply your paint.
ppps- I used Rustoleum Painter's Touch.  Used it a few times now and love it.

Monday, May 06, 2013

Five Fav's

Happy Monday everyone!  Since I can't think of anything else to blog about today... I figured we'd do another list of top 5's again this fantastic Monday morning...

1.  Sunny Beaches.  We packed up the kids and enjoyed a Saturday at Stanley Park.  It was so much fun-- we came home that evening with a couple of happy, smiling, sandy kids.

2.  New Earrings!  I pretty much never wear jewelry, especially earrings.  I probably haven't worn earrings in close to 4 years since dangly ones drive me bonkers and because my ears are so sensitive it's almost impossible to find earrings that I don't react to.  But I've been seeing some really cute studs out there lately and was getting worried that my earring holes were going to grow closed.  So I decided to give these ones from Stella and Dot a try.  And.... LOVE them!  They can be dressy or casual, they don't dangle and drive me nuts, and I can wear them all day without breaking out into hives.  I've started wearing them a few days a week...  

3.  Summer haircuts in the backyard.  I don't know about you, but BBQ's and buzz cuts seem to go together in our house.  Caleb was not a fan.  He screamed in terror for the duration of his haircut.

But then I snapped a picture of his new hairdo and showed it to him.  And he loved it.  Can't stop rubbing his head.  Can't stop making other people rub his head.  All the rubbing might drive his teacher crazy today...

4.  Starbucks half price Fraps!!  I've had a Starbucks card burning a hole in my pocket over the past few weeks so I've been putting it to good use lately AND using up a whole lotta gas driving around town to hit up the Starbuck's with the drive thru's.  Seriously... can they just put one of those drive thru's in the middle of town?  I would be there daily...

5.  And for number 5.... I'm going to have to go with smiling babies in... what do you call these things anyways?  Rompers?  A one piece?  A bodysuit?  Well anyways, it's cute.  And you can get it here.  I think I'm going to have to wait for a crazy Gap 40% off sale and grab a few more one piece outfits for the little guy since they have SO many cute ones for summer.

And that concludes today's five favourites.