Tuesday, January 26, 2010

and these are a few of my favorite things...

Heath's naptime


taking long walks in nice weather

sweet tea

peanut m&ms

Ryan and Heath's smiles

writing notes on pretty stationary

my address stamp

planting flowers/ plants


house hunting


going to the beach

hot weather

my jack rogers

window shopping


being a SAHM


scuba diving

getting my hair done

and the list goes on......

Thursday, January 21, 2010

catching up!

Gah-lee! I have been MIA for a while now. So this post will just be random ramblings as to where I've been, what I've been doing, and the likes!

As you know, we've had our house up for sale for about two weeks (i think!). So far we have had about three or for people come and look at it! But no nibbles yet. Today we had an agent open house where other real estate agents came to preview the houses and give us feedback. It was all good, too!!

One great thing about having the house up for sale is the lack of clutter and how clean I have been keeping it! I mean it has always been clean, but since people can come in at anytime, I have been leaving it SPOTLESS!! (it looks really good, but it can be stressful!)

Heath turned 8 months on the 13th of January. He is getting so big and is doing so much! His top two front teeth have jsut come in, and He LOVES table food. I mean this boy can eat! He likes: cheese, baked beans, black beans, saltines, grilled cheese, okra, stewed carrots, lasagna, baked potato or mashed, cheese dip, eggs, grits, cereal, and many other things that I just cant think of right now.

Heath is also starting to "talk" a lot more! Right now, his favorite thing to say is "guh" for dog and he has also been saying mama a lot!!!!! He will also look up to the ceiling if you ask him where the light is! And when he looks out the window, he will start saying "guh" "guh" for dog. He still loves the tunnels at gymboree and likes to play with his toys, especially the table the he can pull up on and play music! He also goes to his first birthday party on Saturday!

I am starting to show!!!! My little baby bump is becoming quite visible, and it is about time to bust out the maternity jeans!! (lately i have been using the rubber band trick or wearing yoga pants)

I go back to the DR. on the 27th for my 16 week checkup! I don't think we will find out the sex until I am 20 weeks, which seems like forever away! (With Heath, I think i found out he was a boy at around 14 weeks!!)

Ryan has started "flipping" a new house right across the street from us. It (thankfully) did not need as much work as the other flip house, but it still needs some definite TLC. I did not take before pictures yet (oops!!) but will soon.. too bad he's already started priming the walls.

My little sister turned 21 on January 16th and we went out and celebrated that major milestone! Today, she and 3 of her girlfriends flew out to Las Vegas to celebrate!! Hope they are safe and have a blast!!

Whew! ok so i think that yall are all caught up now!! Hope yall have a great weekend!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Flip house before and afters!!

Do yall remember a while back when i posted the before and afters of the flip house we are doing? It was the exterior of the house. Well, today, I am posting the before and afters of the interior. Hold on to your seats. This is going to be a wild ride!!
These are pictures of the exterior. Just to refresh your memory.

This is the den/family room right when you walk in the front door -before

This is the dining room -before

This is the only bathroom in the house-before

This is the kitchen-before

And another shot of the kitchen -before

This is the exterior of the house-after

This is the den/family room -after

This is the dining room-after

Another shot of the den/family room (this angle is similar to the before pic)

The kitchen -after (this pic angle is similar to the before kitchen pic #2)

Another shot of the kitchen -after (in the same angle as kitchen before pic #1)

The laundry room that was not previously there

The original bathroom -after

The second bath that we added

The master bedroom-after

**And I do not take credit for this project!!! (apart from the design stuff!) My sweet husband did most of the work himself. Isnt he great!!?!?

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Our home, but for how much longer??!

This is our home. I am not sure how much longer I will be calling it that. We put it on the market this week in hopes of selling it so that we can move into a larger home. It is kind of bittersweet because I love this place, yet we need a larger house. I know that we can make any house a home, and we have put a lot of time, sweat, and effort into this one. Hopefully, someone will come along and scoop this baby up soon so we can move on! Until then, this is my home tour! Our house from the front yard. Our front door is on the left side. This is where i have a big planter in between two adirondack chairs with cute outdoor pillows!!

This is our front room. I pay the bills here at my desk and we usually have the jogging stroller stored in here!
This is a shot of our den/living room.

And another shot! This is where I put the curtains I bought and where Ryan installed the fan. We also just recently purchased a new coffee table that has lots of storage in it!

This is a view of our "dining nook" because thats really all it is.

And on to the kitchen. We redid our kitchen and extended the countertop and cabinets to underneath the window. Before we had hardly and counter space. And the countertops were tile. I thought it was gross. But we replaced the countertop, the sink, the faucet, and installed a dishwasher!!!!!! I love love love my kitchen now! Oh, and PS. My counters are never clear like this . There is always a knife set, bread thing, and baby bottle stuff!

Another shot of the kitchen

And this is our bedroom. Notice the yellow dresser i redid?

Our hallway that leads into the bathroom, our room, and Heath's room

Our bathroom

And another shot!

This is Heath's room. Before I came along, this was Ryan's junk room

Now see how cute it is? All it needed was a woman's touch. And speaking of woman's touch. I painted the entire house. With a little help from my mom. And by entire house I mean every. single. room.

Our back patio that we did. Ryan poured the cement for the pad, built the railings, gate, and i planted flowers around the cement. You cant see these flowers now bc we have dogs that like to sit on them!

And last but not least, our storage shed in the back yard. There are two rooms, one being Ryans workshop, and the other being storage. There is running water and electricity in this shed. Ryan also did the landscaping going to the shed.

And if you look closely, you can see our dog Roxy underneath the shutter on the left!!

Hope yall enjoyed my home tour. Cross your fingers that it sells!! We have picked out another house and are writing our offer on it in about an HOUR!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

wish list!

I am about twelve weeks along in my pregnancy, but am already starting to feel my pants get a little tighter. It is almost time to break out the maternity clothes. I still have clothes from my 1st baby, but there are some new things that I would like to add! So, I have been perusing the web and have found some cute things!
Slub Swing Cardigan-The Gap
Crossover wrap dress- The Gap

Rugby-striped cuffed sweater - The Gap

No panel boot cut jeans- The Gap