Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


We had a very nice and hectic xmas!!!!! We traveled to Chicago from Wisconsin to visit family and friends. The kids had a great time!! Xmas day we stayed home and relaxed.It was a so peaceful until we realized we didn't have any groceries!!!!! We were so busy working up until Xmas Eve that we didn't have time to buy food for Xmas dinner.I went to three grocery stores in town (one of which is always open on holidays) but they were ALL closed!!! I wasn't the only person driving around town looking for a grocery store so i didn't feel so dumb!!!! Good old Walgreens was open!!!! So we had a lovely feast of frozen pizza and snacks!!!! The kids didn't seem to mind since we had a great dinner the night before and they were too busy playing with all their stuff!!!! It has been really hard for my husband and I to recoup since this is the busiest time of year in our industry(beauty business) luckily ,the economy has not affected our work.People still want to look good!!!! Here are photos from Xmas!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Living room

This is my living room at the moment.I loved how the sun was coming in through the window and shining on my xmas present!!!! Next year I will be reupholstering the Victorian sofa.I would like a chocolate brown velvet to cover it.The last thing to do to this room is to put up my chandelier !!!!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Today is bitter cold here in Wisconsin. Normally our house feels too warm because of the wood burning stove.Today I just can't seem to warm up.We have had the stove burning on high all day.It is negative 4 degrees and let me tell you it is miserable!!!!!! Friday we had our first snow blizzard and everyone called in to work but not Trent he was determined to go to work.We live an hour away so Friday it took an hour and forty five minutes to get there.I just can't wait for xmas to be over so we can relax!!!!! I feel stressed out !!! I still need to get a few more presents .I will be one of the crazies out on Xmas eve shopping!!!! Hope everyone is well and warm!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Now you see it ,Now you don't!!!!!

We have collected so many supplies and tools to do all our projects but have no where to hide them!!!! In our laundry/shampoo room
there are very cool built in cabinets.My husband decided that is where all the tools should go.Sounds great,but one flaw to that plan is that they don't all fit!!!!! I think my teenage son said you should just put up a curtain so you don't freak out about the mess when clients come over.It gets old saying," excuse our construction zone!!!!!" This weekend hubby put up a pole (actually a conduit pole) and some hooks and now it is a custom curtain rod!!!! I temporarily put up some curtains that i made for my bedroom a few years ago.It is temporary.I will be buying some new curtains soon,but with xmas around the corner it will have to wait.This is the before and after.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


I am very thankful for all my husband Trent has done for our family!!! He has put a lot of his time into fixing up our home.This house is really starting to shine!!!! The basement bathroom is just about done.We still have to install a door and finish up the subway tile. This weekend we will look for a door that will fit the space.Today I am thankful for having someone who loves his family enough to give us a beautiful home!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

xmas photos

Here is my pink tree and we still have a very traditional tree!!!! My mantel is holding my Santa collection,It is starting to feel like xmas!!!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Subway tile!!!!!

I have loved subway tile forever even before it became trendy!!!! We just put up some in the basement bathroom.On the wall in the very back of the tub.The kids get water everywhere when they take a bath.That is why I am Loving having the basement bathroom.I don't have to worry about water on the tin ceiling that is under the upstairs main bathroom!!!!! I don't know how we lived before our second bathroom .It was 4 very long years of kids pounding on the door when you were trying to take a relaxing bath!!!!! Next year we are adding a master bathroom!!!!! It won't be huge but it will have a claw foot tub w/ brass feet. Here are photos of the subway tile wall,we ran out of tile when we where almost done(of course!!!!) So I will have to buy more next week!!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Basement update!!!!

We are about 90 percent done with our basement redo!!! The bathroom is just about done,we have one wall to tile in back of the claw foot tub.We are using subway tile.Hopefully we can finish that this weekend!!!! The middle hang out room still needs a floor and we decided to put in electric baseboard heat. I will be excited when I can put up a flat screen tv and throw the toys down there!!!! Here is a sneak peek!!!!