Monday, September 29, 2008

Mission: Carpet Removal

FINALLY!!!!! Phase 1 complete.

I have been wanting to do this since we moved in over 4 years ago. These carpets are so disgusting and dingy and nasty. You can spill water on the carpet and it will stain because the pad underneath is so dirty and disgusting.
Example 1: See the dark stain in the lower right corner of the picture....yeah that was water. Clean pure water.

Our fireplace bricks were also pretty beat so I painted those. I know some people hate paint on bricks but it was cheaper, faster, and easier than restoring or whatever I would have had to do to make the bricks look like nice bricks again.

Here are the painted bricks. I have a bit of touch up in the right corner to do.

Here's Paul vacuuming up some extra crap after we painted and pulled the carpet up in the dining room.

Here is the wood floor. It needs sanding and finishing. I am so excited though. I am excited that this gem was in our house and we are saving so much money on what will be great floors. So far we just did the dining area yesterday. Today I am going to start on part of the living room.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm A Princess!

You Are Ariel!
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Headstrong and fiesty. You have a mind of your own that's full of romantic dreams about the world around you. Exploring exotic places is your ultimate dream, and although you can be a little naive you'll realize that there is something to be gained from your family's wisdom.

Which Disney Princess Are You?

Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm Here!

I was in Bellevue a little while back and of course had to get to Hilltop East. They have a display of Louet yarns which I love so I picked up some fingering sport weight in the purple color with the February Baby Sweater in mind. I knew I wanted to do a contrasting garter stitch with it and found some sock yarn that I had bought a while back on Etsy. I doubled up the sock yarn to match the weight of the Louet yarn.

We are getting used to the school thing. Riley adores school and it is nice to have something that motivates me to not stay in my pajamas all day since I work at home. Jake is still trying to find out who he is without his sister around. I see his own personality come out more and more each day while she is gone the few short hours for school.

And of course any blog post just isn't proper without pictures of the children!

Paul also built us a greenhouse. This picture was the beginnings of the greenhouse. I will have to take more of the finished product.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

First Day of School EVER!!!

Sorry lots of pictures. I wasn't the only mom doing this though! OK!

Riley had her very first day of school today (we never did pre-school). She was such a big girl and was like "ok later!" She can't wait to go back to school tomorrow. I don't blame her it is BRAND SPANKIN NEW!!!