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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

And then there was light.....

Isn't it lovely that those pesky projects you really wanted to finish don't get done til you wanna move? Yep, that's me over here. Kicking myself for not doing this sooner. Do you know what an orange kitchen does for every birthday candle blowing picture? You turn into an oompa-loompa. That's what every photo looks like for the last 3 years. I love the color orange. I loved the look of it in my kitchen. But I'm not loving the super fake spray tan look it would do to our skin. I'm pasty white. I'll own it before I own looking like a pumpkin.... Here are my before kitchen photos: Ignore the after next to them- this is after we installed granite counters and a travertine backsplash......

And here is the after....... a little boring but lighter and airy! That's what I'm hoping anyway!

Don't know what's up with the super blue island..... weird. Does NOT look like that in real life!

So what do you think? Wanna buy my house now? Because supposedly this will make it sell! Cross your fingers for me!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Resolutions

I've been thinking about making some goals. I usually don't make any because in the back of my mind I don't really believe I'll follow thru. Lame, but honest! But if I write them on my blog, I suddenly feel accountable to my blog. While I feel like there's so much more I could've done and I was a bit lazy on the crafts it's kind of nice to look thru my home and see what I have accomplished in the last year.

For instance: My office is pretty much done. And I still love my circus stripes....

I finally bought my deer head from Z Gallerie after I drooled over it for months. And the ikea frame I spray painted finally got out of the garage.

The chevron drape fabric was finally chosen and thanks to my mom, completed without any hot glue, velcro or painters tape. My mom is a seamstress, I'm a glue-er :)

The magnet board we made was painted white and hung.... and the room became complete!

I also completed drapes in the family room- again, thanks to my mom!

Fabric is called Chipper sunflower from and made by Premier Fabrics.

Morgan's room finally got the finishing details as well. The finishing stuff is the trickiest for me....

The clipboards were mod-podged and hung. It only took 4 months......

The canvas was painted and the vinyl song lyrics applied. The pink birds were cut and stuck to the wall. And the room became complete!

Kimballs room changed from a baby bed to a big boy room!

And the wall gallery on the staircase was completed....

And all of this was because of the blog. Thank you blog friends. I need something to motivate me, to make me set goals and deadlines. My house feels pretty complete, just in time to sell! Isn't that how it works? The minute you finish a home, you take half a breath and you put it on the market? That's what's happened to my last home & now this home!

Goals for this year.....

1. Sell this house

2. Sell this house fast

3. Sell this house without dis-owning any family members or burning any of their/hoarders possesions to the ground. (not that it's ever crossed my mind or anything :)

4. Build a new home from scratch with my "pinterest dreams" without my family dis-owning me!

5. All the while, trying to lose weight.

Possible? I'm not sure. But maybe if I blog it? Goodnight bloggy. Maybe my bloggy dreams will come true this year too!

PS-I've linked to this fun party @Thrifty Decor Chick for more office inspiration!

& and this fabulous site: DIY Show Off