Trent and Julian

Trent and Julian

Thursday, April 30, 2009


It is pouring rain here in Wisconsin and I am really bummed out!!!! We just waterproofed two walls and we are still getting leaks!!!!
On the bright side I saw where it is leaking so we can apply the cement better. I really hate working with the stuff!!! My hands still feel rough from 4 days ago!!! Yuck,and I have been putting every lotion on imaginable!!!!! I guess I have to look at this from a better perspective,I didn't paint the floor yet so I don't have to worry about REPAINTING it again.Also I ran out of the paint for the walls so I didn't paint behind the washer and dryer yet and that is where the leaks are!!!!! It is always better to see the glass half full!!!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Laundry Room

We have been working on our laundry room this week.WE waterproofed our final walls!!! Yeah!!!! I am in the process of re painting this room.I have painted this room 2 times already and am hoping this is it!!! It used to be a bright blue but now I painted it a lighter grey/blue. I also have to repaint the floor.I have painted the floor about 4 times already!!!! Every time we waterproofed the walls the cement ruined the floor.I will be so happy when I put on the final floor paint!!!! I am so sore from all this work that we have been doing. Luckily I have lost a few pounds!!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bonus Room photos

somehow I uploaded photos twice!!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bonus Room

We just built a small room in the basement that was going to be our oldest son's room.He wanted it sound proof for his music so we put a lot of insulation.It is complete except for the ceiling since we have more electrical work to finish.He ended up using a different room as his bedroom so we have an extra room!!!! We are using it as a sitting room but haven't decided if we should make it a media room or have a wine room.My husband and I enjoy wine and want to start a collection. I found really cool crates from World Market if we decide to go the wine room route.Here are some before photos!!! I will post the after tomorrow they are on my other computer!!!!( these photos show the waterproofing stage!!! The walls were in rough shape)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


We have been at this home almost 5 yrs and we never had a dishwasher!!!! One of the things that attracted me to this house was the kitchen sink!!! It is a HUGE vintage farm style apron sink that is made out of cast iron!!!! So it has been a pleasure to do dishes but with a family of our size it just didn't make sense anymore. Also we could never figure out where it would fit since we would have to remove the cabinet next to the sink to install. That meant losing precious cabinet space that we really need.Well,a friend of ours bought a new house about a year ago and just changed out her dishwasher for a stainless steel one and asked if we wanted the one that came with her house.It was in new condition ,she just wanted a new stainless one to match her new appliances.So I had this dishwasher in my minivan for about 3 weeks waiting to figure out where we could put it!!!!! On one wall in the kitchen there was a pipe that was capped off (who knew what this was for) .We decided to try to fit the dishwaher on the wall with the pipe and somehow use it to our advantage!!!! Luckily everything turned out !!!! We bought more cabinets and built around the dishwasher so now I have cabinet space too!!!!!! We still need to buy one more end cabinet but for now it looks great!!!!! I added the faux copper tiles to the dishwasher front.Later we are going to add copper coated pegboard to the wall to hang some pots,pans,and extra items.Here are the photos.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


I got my sparkly chandeliers that I have been waiting for!!!! I am so excited about them!!!!! They look exactly how I envisioned them in my kitchen.Trent(hubby) put them up for me and they definitely sparkle!!!! Here are a few pictures.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I am still waiting for my package of loveliness to arrive.In the meantime I have been tidying up our basement.We have a room that was to be my older son's room but he is using a different room now .So now we have a bonus room.We are deciding what to do with it!! It might become a small media room or a wine room.For now I put one of my favorite pink dressers in there and was styling it with all my "stuff" books,lamps,candle holder ,etc. It is only temporary but it a sweet room to sit,have a cup of coffee,and look at favorite books!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Spring Break!!!!

I am very happy that it is Spring break for my kids!!!! We really need it!!!!! It is a bummer that the weather here in Wisconsin is cold!! I really thought we were done loading the wood burner .We are almost out of wood and I really don't want to order more(actually it is the stacking of it I hate!!!!) So spring cleaning will begin this week since I don't have to make the kids do their schoolwork!!!! I have a few surprise packages I am waiting for!!!! I can't wait to share !!!!! They are something that I have wanted for about 2 years now!!!! Here is a hint...they are sparkly!!!! No,not the pink diamond!!!! (LOL!!! That will have to wait a few years!!!!)

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Painting Again!!!!

These past few weeks have been draining!!!! I am waiting for spring break with the kids to arrive!!! It starts Friday.I had planned to paint but I started early so maybe I can TRY TO RELAX NEXT WEEK!!!!! Easter is one of my favorite holidays,usually we have nice weather and I love all the beautiful pastel colors,.Having the Easter bunny leave fabulous baskets is something we ALL look forward to .Mom and Dad get a basket as well!!!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


I have had these photos saved to my computer for a while .I find them very inspiring to me.I love glamour and homes that are"'different".They are from Sera of London and the more I look at them the more I love them!!!!