Saturday, September 8, 2018

Swimming in the fall

Yesterday the water felt so incredibly amazing. We had the pool at my neighbors house all to ourselves.  Cosette loved it but was so exhausted. She hardly took any naps yesterday so when we got home from swimming she fell in the deepest sleep I have ever seen.  It was really cute.  Now if she could only stay in that deep sleep all night long instead of still waking up every 2 hours.

Friday, September 7, 2018

More phone mischief

Here are a small selection of the many more photos that have appeared on my phone.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kitchen remodel

Time to show off my kitchen remodel.  It took us (me) about a month to do. My neighbor, Ryck, came over ready to help me tear out the tile floor,  so I forgot to get before pictures. Which means the before pictures are from when we bought the house and during the project. Originally it was the oak cabinets which were dark,  and cracked tile in the kitchen with carpet in the dining room. Eric and I put in vinyl plank flooring and I painted the cabinets pure white using shellac primer and Benjamin Moore Advance paint. My friend Lyndsey Findlay came over and helped me do the white subway tile backsplash. I got the hardware off of Amazon. Now the kitchen is bright, clean and feels so nice. And now i like the countertops because they really look like butcher board instead of just another clashing wood. The entire project cost about $800. Not bad for a whole new kitchen. We are very pleased with the result.

Special thanks to Ryck Astle for all your demolition help and for letting me borrow so many tools.  It wouldn't have been possible without you.