Saturday, January 4, 2014

Renovation Craziness!!

So as I mentioned earlier, 2014 will be the year of renovation at our house.  We went back and forth on whether to renovate or just move,  and right after Thanksgiving we finally decided to stay, but redo everything in the house.  I love the fact that my hubby is a get it done kinda guy.  Some of the projects we have begun include:

Our future screened in back porch

Ripping out the old garden tub in preparation for extending the shower and a new tub

And when I got home from the grocery store today, this is what I found:
 Stuff from the living room and hall shoved in my kitchen...

 Everything in the living room shoved to the middle...

 Walls getting done...

 Craziness EVERYWHERE!!!

Walls should be done and ready to paint by Monday evening (right when we go back to school).   Most of the walls will be this color:
(vintage grey)

with our t.v. wall being an accent wall in this color


All with white moldings and trim.  I think it's going to look great - we just have to make it through the craziness!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Currently...January 2014

It's that time again.  The first Currently linky of 2014!  Here goes:

Listening - I've really gotten to love HGTV.  We are redoing the whole house this year (and probably for a couple years to come).  We have already started a very large screened in back porch, and have ripped out our old garden tub in the master bath getting ready to expand the shower.  In the plans are: new hardwood floors with new tile in the kitchen and baths, a total kitchen redo,  redo both baths, and new paint throughout the house.  It's going to take a while as we are doing a lot of the work ourselves and are saving up to pay cash for most of it.  Prayers appreciated!

Loving - I got a new Ipad Air and it's awesome! 

Thinking - If I just had one more week, I could get so much done (or I could just sit around in my sweats some more - either way...)!

Wanting - More me time in 2014.  I spend so much time on work that I often forget about relaxing time for me.  There's so much I enjoy doing in my free time in the summer that I would love to make time for throughout the year.  Just doing puzzles or reading a book - just some time for me.

Needing - I really need to make healthier choices this year.  Eating right and exercising are at the top of my list.  Not just to look better, but to be healthier.

Tradition - In direct opposition to my "needing" to be healthier, I love holiday baking.  I spend so much time making yummy cookies (gingerbread men, snickerdoodles, peanut butter blossoms), buckeyes, cakes, etc.  from Thanksgiving to Christmas, it's really bad.  Maybe this year, I can find some healthier recipes for my favorites.