11.23.2015

Sweet Cheeks.

Friday my MIL had to leave early so I didn't have anyone to watch the kids while I worked, so instead of trying to work and watch them which usually ends up with me yelling and frustrated I packed up a small picnic and took the kids to the park after school. 


It was a much more pleasant evening then being cooped up inside the house, I'm dreading the winter already! Next week they are both out of school, Madison is going to gymnastics camp Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday Papa is taking them, Friday we are going to see Santa. My dad took Aiden to see him over the weekend he called it a test run, it did not go well LOL. 


He's a big fan of the new kitchen rug, Target of course. While we were missing 2 ceilings for a few days last week tiny mosquitos got in the house and did a number on his face while he slept :( Poor kid looked awful, they feasted on his sweet cheeks, thankfully they are gone now. 


The addition now has siding, still needs to be paired white to match the rest of the house. We just completed the end of week 2. 


The stairs are not finished so it's a bit drafty over on this side of the house right now. Someone gave me an excellent idea of using the barn door here to hide the stairs AND close them off when I need the kids to stay out. Oliver LOVED the idea, which never happens!! I need to repaint this room, the laundry room, the master bath and closet, and of course the upstairs. Whew. 


It's fun to see it coming together though! The wall behind me in the picture is just a large wall, 22 ft and I really wanted to put up Stikwood, but it would cost me 3k and I just can't spend that on a wall no matter how awesome it would be, so I'm still on the fence about how to decorate. 


We still have a long way to go, but I'm focused on getting through my first Holiday at OMB and can't stress about the timeline, gotta just deal with what I can. 


Sunday we all rested and just hung out at home all day, Aiden loves when his sister leaves her iPad out for him to use, already all day 'Mama choo choo on' 'Mama choo choo on' 


We had to refill the fridge, then I spent a while on the couch catching up on Pretty Little Liars. I had to jack it from Oliver's football game when he got up to go to the bathroom - you snooze you lose. The Cowboy's won so he wasn't too mad about being banned to the bedroom. 

10 comments :

  1. I LOVE THE ADDITION! its going to look like its always been that way, what a great idea :) also what size is the rug you have that baby Aiden is enjoying his sisters Ipad on lol? I've seen some like that at rugsusa.com but there are so many sizes, I know I need to measure, just wondering what size that one is, thanks!

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    1. it's the largest one they carry, can't recall exact dimensions off hand!

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  2. What about this for the accent wall? My pictures aren't coming up at work, but I believe this is what I wanted...it should be faux brick wall that is actually don't from panels...http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/2013/09/wishy-washy-brick-wall/ check it out! If it's not, let me know b/c I had found panels at Lowes...

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    1. YASSSS! Thank you for this, love!

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    2. wow, my spelling! isn't it great! I wish I could have done this in my daughter's nursery, but since we rent, and my FIL would have had to do it, it was a no go...one day!

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  3. I think I saw some amazing jute shades on centsational girl - we are getting ready to move so I might be remembering wrong.....they were light/inexpensive and could roll up to enjoy those gorgeous windows! love the space!!!

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    1. I wasn't having a senior moment - here's the link! happy shopping!!! http://centsationalgirl.com/2015/07/blue-white-sunroom/

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    2. That's a beautiful Idea, thank you!

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  4. I love stick wood walls, but like you, couldn't justify the cost. I saw that a neighbor was taking out an old fence on next door and was giving away the wood for free. I treated the wood and power washed it. Once it was dry I arranged and gently sanded. The finished product is beautiful and cost less than $300, but probably $1000 in my time! ;)

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  5. What about planking? Like the white ship lap look? You can have lowes cut down ready to paint plywood and it's not super expensive at all. And it looks amazing and gives texture to walls. Here is a great tutorial for it. http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2012/11/diy-wood-planked-walls-tutorial.html?m=1

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