I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season with those they love the most! ❤️ Mason told me that if I’m going to be a serious blogger then I need to be blogging at least once a week and he’s the boss so…
Just kidding. Mason isn’t the boss, but he did bring me pink pug socks, so this ones for him. Look alive because this post is a little picture heavy because I’m going to try to cram about two weeks of progress into one post. Ready? Here we go! 😜
We moved into our house!! We actually, finally, have moved furniture and clothing and toothbrushes into our new house and THEN we slept there! 43 days after we got home from our honeymoon and 54 days since we closed on our house we actually, finally, moved in.
It’s still a work in progress, don’t get me wrong, but we actually moved in over a Saturday and Sunday (thanks to hubs and Bryant for doing the heavy lifting and managing to fit our furniture through less than standard sized doors) and spent the night here Sunday (the 23rd) night. We’ve already had friends over and that definitely made it start feeling more like home instead of a construction site.
We cleared up our living room enough that we could (quickly) put up our Christmas tree and put our presents underneath it. It was really special to get to land in our new house before Christmas… especially since Brian was scheduled to work on Christmas Day. I didn’t take many pictures when I was actually *done* decorating, I just snapped a few as I got going.
Noah is in his (almost totally) finished bedroom and we are in the (almost totally) finished guest room. My parents gifted us a day with our electricians as one of our Christmas presents which is so, so exciting because it helped us do some stuff we would’ve put off for a few more weeks until we could pay for it without putting it on our credit cards.
So while we had the electricians here, we managed to get some stuff done like this:
1. Relocated outlets in the master and then got new ones/ fixed them when we realized the old ones didn’t have power.
2. Moved the light switch in Noah’s room. When we dropped his closet wall, we changed the way his door swings into the room and his outlet was then inside the guest room closet.
3. Got a new outlet outside on one of our porches. Next year there will be Christmas lights outside!
4. Took out the old light fixture and box in the living room that was centered and put two, new boxes that are centered on the ceiling. I haven’t picked out the new fixtures yet.
Then! Some other stuff we’ve gotten done since I posted last…
We decided on a hallway color and I’ve started painting. It’s Aesthetic White by Sherwin Williams for anyone that cares to google it.
Right after Christmas, I found the ceiling fans on sale that we wanted for Noah’s room and the guest room so we are in the process of putting those up…
On Wednesday morning, I painted the front door on the outside and I’ve decided that I want to try painting our kitchen cabinets… so I started doing that, too.
Currently! Still need to finish painting but couldn’t resist unpacking some of my dishes to see what it will look like. One day somebody is going to tell me that it looks like Crate and Barrel threw up in my house but I’m pretty sure I’m not going to care.
The cabinets aren’t going to stay in our kitchen permanently no matter what. They’re old, they smell funky and musty, the bottoms of the insides of the cabinets are sagging and moldy.. but until we can get to that project I’m just going to clean and paint and clean and paint until I can stand to look at them.
I’ve also been painting the inside of our big kitchen hutch because it looked sad and plain on the inside and I got tired of searching through a pile of boxes to pull out my pretty dishes and glassware to use anything.
I’ve been thinking about painting the tile in the upstairs bathroom- remember the purple? Pinterest told me that I could probably do it, especially as an easy fix until we get around to gutting the bathroom and starting from scratch. I thought about it for several days before we went to Brian’s dad’s house (AKA Noah’s Pop) and Pop’s wife had painted the tile in their guest bathroom several months ago and it looked like it was still brand new/freshly done. She had brown tile that she got tired of so she painted it a very pale blue! So, I haven’t started that project yet… but it’s happening. Just you wait.
Every Pinterest tutorial I’ve seen about painting tile says that the most important part of the whole project is the prep work- you gotta clean the shower like your life depends on it. Otherwise the funk and soap scum will destroy all of your hard (and possible misguided) work.
I have also ordered this beautiful duvet cover and set of sheets from Pottery Barn. (Another Christmas present 🎁😍) I’m overall very excited about my purchase but disappointed that it appears they are back ordered and will arrive in pieces in the next four to six weeks 🙄 but it will be beautiful once it gets here and Brian will be so happy that the bed no longer has a hot pink bedspread. Also, I just realized that I might have only ordered one matching pillow sham when I meant to order two… I should probably go check on that.
But you see all those backorder dates, right? You’re killing me, smalls!
I also am in the process of building some over the toilet free floating shelves. I might do a short little post on them when they’re done because it’s a fun and fairly easy project and by the time I’m done I’ll have two custom shelves (21″x10″) for about $45.
This is my Pinterest inspiration. I honestly don’t remember where I screenshot this so I could give it credit, but I thought they were so pretty.
So that’s what we’ve been doing recently! We are both also still working and still keeping Penny and Noah alive so some days are really productive and some days we fall into bed and play on our phones. 🤷🏼♀️ I’d like to think that’s called balance.
This week’s post brought to you by: Dewalt, Lowe’s, Crate and Barrel, Pinterest and more Lowe’s. I keep mentioning them and the fact that they aren’t sponsoring me/ this blog but if they ever wanted to do so… I’ll send them my information ASAP. 💁🏼♀️
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