Monday, July 25, 2011

Laundry Day

I consider myself extremely blessed to have a husband who does all the laundry. Yes ladies, he's quite the catch - handsome and does laundry! Even though this is not my chore, the room dedicated to this task suddenly topped my list of to-do's around the house.

It became a priority in my book because it's small enough to feel manageable, and the yet-to-be-unpacked boxes (only two months later) were driving me batty. Our laundry in the former house had tons of storage, and this one is lacking in that area. Thus the unpacked boxes... no where to put our cleaning supplies, extra paper products and the everyday necessities that belong in a laundry room.
One of the primary purposes of this blog is to chronicle our remodel of the house, so I'll show you the lovely before photos. I think you'll agree that it leaves much to be desired.

For now, the plan is to prime and paint all the woodwork and doors, paint the walls, add storage in the form of shelving and hooks, replace the light fixture and maybe get a cute rug. Eventually we'll replace the ugly, peeling laminate floor, but I think this little makeover will help tremendously in the meantime.

A few inspiration photos from my favorite site, Pinterest...

Hoping to have some after photos to share very soon!

Friday, July 22, 2011

kitchen obsession

We have a kitchen remodel project I am dying to start, so I have kitchens on the brain. Here are a few beauties I wouldn't mind having. I mean, if you made me.

And Pinterest isn't helping with the obsession. Every time I get on, there is so much kitchen loveliness I can hardly handle it.

Last, but certainly not least... my favorite. This one is serving as my inspiration photo. I'm thinking different light fixtures, but love pretty much everything else.

At least I'm consistent: white cabinets, big island, wood floors and light counter tops are all musts in my book. Can't wait to get started!

all images via Pinterest 
1, 2 & 3 from House Beautiful, final image from Style at Home

becoming + two

My first attempt at starting a blog began on March 25, 2010 after receiving some big news. Here are my thoughts from the wee hours of the morning... 

It's been a wild week around our house, so here I am at 5 a.m. deciding to put these crazy swirling thoughts all in one place for prosperity's sake.

As you may have gathered from the title of the blog, we got some huge news yesterday that will forever change our lives - for the better, of course! After finding out we were pregnant about a month ago, yesterday we had our much-anticipated first OB appointment. We were so thankful to find out everyone is healthy and on the right track... the news we got next prompted a rather different reaction. The doctor warned us that we might not be able to get a great ultrasound picture because of the way a few things are positioned in my body. So after much moving and smooshing, studying and hmmm-ing, she asked if we would mind moving to a different room to try another ultrasound machine. We didn't think anything of it. Once we were situated and she was able to get a good picture, she said, "that's what I thought!" What? What did you think? As long as I live, I will never forget the words she uttered next. "There are two babies in there," she says very matter-of-factly.

The following minutes and hours consisted mainly of the following phrases 'Shut up! You're joking! Are you serious? Shut up! I don't believe it! Shut up!' And my personal favorite, courtesy of my sister, 'Am I being punked?'

Needless to say, last night was one of many, many sleepless nights in anticipation of the amazing adventure we are soon to experience! I am overwhelmed with emotions and thoughts, but I rest assured in my faith in a powerful and capable God to provide for every need we will have in the coming months and years.

Well... here we are 16 months later, and I made it. Through the pregnancy, hormone roller coaster, life with newborn twins, working full-time and beyond. I'm sure more details of our twin adventure will make their way onto the blog. But, for now, I'll leave you with a gratuitous photo of my amazing kiddos taken days after they blessed us with their presence...