Wednesday, July 25, 2012
My new porch swing has arrived!!!!! So happy about that. I didn't open the box yet because the front porch is still a mess!!!! I figured I would have a week to clean it up but my swing came really fast. Tomorrow I will take a peak inside the box and start the cleaning process. Mostly we have big items that need to be taken to the garage.Also baby stuff has accumulated. A car seat, umbrella stroller and of course the never ending work out equipment,Oh yeah and an ice hockey table.It gets overwhelming finding places to put all our stuff. Our house is small compared to newer houses.I appreciate what we have but sometimes I wish we had more room and closets,lol!!!! Any way here are photos of what you see when you step on my front porch.
Monday, July 23, 2012
I am excited to start working on a neglected area of our home!!!!At the end of last summer I painted the front porch and it looked pretty cute.I had wanted a porch swing for it but couldn't find one .I tried Craigslist,yard sales ,etc. Fast forward to this winter when we had Paloma's baby shower. We had to put a lot of our workout equipment onto the front porch and it is not cute!!!!!! My hubby decided to join a health club so he doesn't need the equipment and we have started carrying some of it to the garage. The porch is still filled with an abundance of stuff and I need to clear it out. I found a porch swing from a catalog and ordered it so finally I have a reason to beautify the porch again!!!!! It has been something I wanted since we bought this house but there where so many more important items that needed to be purchased first. I can't wait until it arrives.Here are photos of the porch from last summer.I will take some before and after photos s
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Just cleaning the house today.My focus this morning is my bedroom. It never seems to stay clean. We don't have a tv in the living room any more (but I NEED one there) so hubby and I live in our room!!!! Usually we accumulate junk/laundry during the weekend and he is also home Mon. and Tues. so I start the routine of cleaning our room on Wed. Today I chose to start with my dresser.I love my dresser.It is the one that I painted last summer and was going to sell but decided to keep it instead.I have used vintage trays and antique dishes to sort my jewelry beauty products. The problem is that I have so many beauty products/hair products, but that is a good problem!!!!! It was getting cluttered so I moved a lot of them into my dressing room.Here is the end result...
Thursday, July 5, 2012
We are in a heat wave here in Wisconsin!!!!! It was 105 degrees near our home which was bizarre since we live so close to the lake.It is usually at least 10 degrees cooler by us than other areas in town. Not so this past week,so we actually bought a large air conditioner for the main floor yesterday!!!!! I am very happy that we found one at a decent price and that we found one at all!!!!! We bought the last of the two left at Menard's and Lowes was sold out. So we were lucky!!!!! When we got home we set up for our BBQ and found out our gas grill no longer worked!!!! We were disappointed (especially after cleaning it in 105 degree weather!!!) So plan B came into effect cooking /grilling our burgers in the kitchen lol!!! Thank god we have installed the french doors in the kitchen to separate the heat from going into the dining room /living room parlor where the cool air was. Any way we had a festive fourth of July.Our town has fireworks off of the lake and we found a spot to watch them down the block from our house.It is across a little park and there is no crowd so it is comfortable to be there.The Lake gets so crowded with people from all over town that our secret spot is a blessing!!!! Baby Weston watched a few minutes and fell asleep!!! We were happy it wasn't to loud for him. Here are a few photos of our day and night somehow some of my photos disappeared off my phone.