Weekend Update… What was that?

What was that weird feeling I was having all weekend??  Oh, yeah, it was FUN.  Life has intruded in so many ways the past few months, it was nice to kick back, cook a nice meal, enjoy some quality time with our friends and eat, drink and LAUGH.  Hell, we even caught a parade!!  All in honor of my fantastic husband’s birthday — the third one we got to celebrate in our house.  Number one was terrifying, as we’d been in the house for two weeks, the kitchen was sealed off and we had a fridge and a microwave in the dining room.  Two was much more organized.  And three was the best one yet.  I’m looking forward to many, many more!!

casually posing in the living room ...

casually posing in the living room …  my friends are weird

 

 

A crafty tale: Unframed

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This is one of the sewing projects I currently have going. It’s a Sublime Stitching patten I have had for a long time and have always wanted to sew. For some unknown reason I have been saving it for a special, magical time and I never knew what I wanted to do with it. Well, that special, magical time is apparently now, and I’m going to hang it on a wall. You can see where this decision took a few years. I’ve got bare walls in the hallway upstairs and at the bottom of the stairs. I cannot stand these bare walls any longer, so I’m working on things to fill them up! Framed color photos downstairs, embroidery & misc things upstairs. I’m debating black & white old photos. We have some really good ones. Yeah, I think I’ll frame them, too…

Bathroom Before & After

upstairs bathroom, view from the tub

BEFORE

 

AFTER

AFTER

 

upstairs batrhoom, view from the door

BEFORE

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I can’t believe I never posted pictures of the bathroom!  Here’s how it’s looking these days.  I love it.  There are all kinds of posts about the steps we took to get here, but it’s been done for a while and I’m finally showing you.  The room is small, so it’s hard to get in there and get photos, but you get the idea. (also, when I say “small” I mean “you could have fit our NYC bathroom in here 3 times, I’m not even kidding)  It’s cheerful and colorful and makes me happy.  And as this winter drags on and on and on … well, a little color and cheer is really all I can ask for.

Here are some more pictures of various angles ….

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Happy Second Anniversary!

We celebrate two years in our beautiful house this weekend.  Like so many things, the days can sometimes feel long, yet time has flown by.  I’m proud of all we’ve gotten done to date and excited about  (and daunted by!!) all that lies ahead.  So … just another weekend, really 🙂

Much like how we celebrated our first anniversary with a work-related nod to the past, we are also celebrating this anniversary with a little bit of living like we just moved in:

Living with our mattress on the floor, as we are FINALLY tackling the bedroom!  We had so many things that had to take priority, then we were deciding about stripping the trim, then we were paralyzed by our decision to strip the trim, then we were terrified of  how long it would take to strip the trim …. Then, we just started stripping the trim.  The wood is too beautiful to leave it painted, and we figure if we’re tearing it up, we might as well just tear it all up, right?!?  So here we are.  Sawdust up our noses and bed on the floor, but progress is being made.  And so YEAR THREE begins ….