Yesterday marked 4 years since I started blogging! Can’t believe it’s been that long (while at the same time I can’t believe that’s all it has been)! I wish I had kept up the pace all these years, but I’m still happy to have this place waiting for me when I have something to say. It’s been a roller coaster for a while now, but I’m so thankful that I’m on a major upswing these days! Let’s cover a few things, shall we?
The house is coming along nicely! If you recall, I bought this GEM recently.
I still can’t believe it’s ours! The outside is completely perfect. Sure, we might add a swing set in the summer, maybe do a little planting here and there, but if we left it as is, it would be still be absolutely perfect!
The inside however…well that leaves a little to be desired! The previous owner liked red. A lot! A lot, a lot! So these last few weeks we've been working to make it NOT red! So far, we are making good progress. For instance, our living room…
Different angle (better shot of the color)
It took a lot of hours with all that trim (that had gold and black to cover…yes, she had gold and black painted everywhere to accent the red!) but it was all worth it! I absolutely LOVE the way it came out! And how about those doors?!
We are still working on the master bedroom. Don’t you just love the red pastoral scenes? BARF!
Different angle...more red!
(But look at those windows!)
All the paper is off now and we have started priming it. The walls are cement board so it’s going to take several layers of primer to make it look good. When it’s done it’s going to be chocolate and mint! Can’t wait!
The last project before we officially move in is the family room. This is what it looked like at the start of yesterday...
After scraping away all the red, we found…PINEAPPLES!
Extreme close up!
[Insert Sponge Bob jokes here]
nauseating beautiful?! Actually, it’s pretty
cool because this paper is VERY old! The seller left behind a folder of history
on the house, including some old pictures from around the 1920’s-1940’s. In one
of the pictures you can clearly see this wallpaper, so it’s incredibly old! I
find that cool! (But also ugly.) We aren’t sure yet if we’ll paint over it or
undertake the tedious task of scraping it all off. Neither is going to be easy,
so we have to decide soon. Once we are done, this room will be green on top with
white below the chair rail. Can’t wait!!
The house has been consuming most of our time lately, but we haven’t let that stop us from having a good time in other areas as well. For instance, my dad and I took Bud to his first NY Rangers game last weekend! OMG you guys!! I’m not sure who was more excited!! He kept saying “I can’t believe I’m really here! I can’t believe I’m one of thousands that gets to come!” (At first he said “hundreds” and I had to tell him it was WAY more than hundreds…that made him in awe even more!) It was such a great night (helped by the fact that they spanked the Hurricanes!) and one I will never forget!! I don’t think he will either!!
You have to have a soft pretzel when you go! He thoroughly enjoyed this tradition!
Babe is a bit too young for a Rangers game (attention span, interest, etc.) so my mom spoiled her at a kid’s spa for the evening! Talk about exciting! This place was amazing! It couldn't have been more perfect for her!! She had her nails and toes done and a blue hair extension put in! She was in her glory!
She never misses an opportunity to ham it up!
So yes, we've been busy these last few weeks but enjoying every second! Here’s to another year!