Friday, April 30, 2010

Laundry Room Renovation Complete!!

So last Friday I began cleaning out the laundry room, see I had already set the stage by doing all our laundry previously in the week. Well Tony wasn't entirely aware of my master plan, well that is until he saw a bunch of stuff piling up in the garage. He was great though and played along, helping me with the heavy stuff and the difficult stuff. By Saturday everything was cleared out of there. I had already picked the paint color, Crystalline by Valspar at Lowes, so I picked up a gallon of that and started the painting. Then Sunday we shopped for the shelving (which I also already had picked out) plus my DIY countertop materials (Tony was skeptical). Anyway it has all finally come together. On to the pictures!

Here's midway through, it was before the counter was done and before I got the final accessories in place. I did finally decide on the darker blue/brown rug instead of the lighter one.

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And here's the end result, I LOVE the decal I found on Etsy!

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So here's the breakdown of costs:

Paint: $30

Counter: $88.78

Shelving: $200.33

Accessories: $109.81

TOTAL COST: $428.92

Other things I wanted to do but didn't because of cost.

- Put in a new laundry tub with cabinet

- Redo floor

- New light fixture

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Family Updates

Its been almost a whole month since I blogged, but so much has been going on. First of all, on April 16th we found out that our newest addition will be a BOY!! I was super shocked at first but we are so excited. I think it will be so much fun for Caleb to have a little brother. Plus you have to admit, we are pretty good at creating little boys.

Here's our most recent picture of the little guy:

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Also on April 16th we put Caleb in underwear and haven't looked back!! That day he had 0 accidents in his undies! as well as the next 3 days with 0 accidents, over the week at school he had a couple accidents but nothing to bad. I can't believe I pretty much have a day-potty trained 26 month old!! I'm so proud of him. We haven't even attempted to night train him yet, in my opinion he is much to young to be night trained.

Every day Caleb is surprising us with new accomplishments, between counting and knowing a lot of his alphabet to the silly things he says. Its so much fun to be a mom, I really can't wait to have another one to brag about.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010

Caleb had a great day today, we started Friday with painting eggs, the eggs did get painted but so did Caleb as well as mommy and daddy, I think they turned out great though (ignoring the fact that they all broke in one way or another).

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Sunday we got up and started the indoor easter egg hunt. Caleb had lots of fun finding all 18 eggs filled with goodies (some healthy, some not so much).

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And when I opened the front door I spoted one of my mini tulips had bloomed! What a great day for a first spring bloom.

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