Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hey! Can you believe that this is my 200th post?! I am so excited and you are in for a big treat:) Just kidding. I just thought I'd bring you up to date on my latest projects. For a long time I have been wanting to beadboard the kids bathroom and I've had beadboard just sitting behind the toilet. Well, I decided that it was time to glue that baby to the wall. So here are the before pics... I started by ripping the wierd countertop off of the wall - that was really fun. Then I started putting up the board. Then I put up the molding and painted it all "swiss coffee" a beautiful white color. It took a lot more time than I originally thought it would, but I loved (almost) every minute! These pictures are maybe in order. You can decide!

After doing the beadboard, I painted the cabinets the same color because I hate the oak color that they were...

Here is the best picture I have of the almost finished project. I still need to put knobs on the doors and drawers and replace the faucet and the countertop, etc....but it is "done" for now...

After I finished all of the above, I knew that I needed a new light for the space so I ran to my friendly neighborhood walmart and found a great deal on a new light. So here is the before...

and here is the after. Much better don't you think:)

My next project was finding a spot for a home office. I have been wanting a space to put all the "officy" stuff in the house, but there is just nowhere to put it. So I got this great idea from another blog to put it in my linen closet. Yea!! Now I have an office and I love it to pieces. I even painted it a light blue. Dave, as always was sceptical, but I think I now have him convinced that it is a good idea. Here is the finished product.

Sorry they are not the best pics but I couldn't get far enough away to take one all together.

Oh yeah - I forgot - Before Disneyland I painted one wall in my kitchen'll never guess...a huge chalkboard! (That is the picture at the top of this post because I couldn't get it to move.) What can I say. I was bored one day and thought it would be fun. Again, Dave was not a huge fan at first, but once again I think he is coming over to my side, and the kids LOVE it. So do their friends. It's a hit!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Our Disney Trip 2010!

Santa was so nice this year to send us to Disneyland and we had a GREAT time!! Here are some favorites from the trip.

Bryce trying to come with us:)
Disneyland!!! We made it!!!

Kira's purple carousel horse - she picked it out special:)

It's a Small World all lighted up.
Meeting the new Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from the Princess and the Frog!

Adoring eyes for her sissy!
We survived the Tower of Terror!

Playing in the water at A Bug's Life on a hot winter day:)

Meeting her favorite princess - Ariel was so beautiful!

Swimming and cuddling with daddy.
Hanging out by the pool:)
Putting our smiles back on even when our feet where sore!
Waiting for the parade down mainstreet.
A favorite ride!
Daddy on the Carousel. He had a blast for his first time at Disneyland!
Looking out for briar rabbit - where could he be?

Posing in the "A" at California Adventure
Fireworks the last night and.....

Seeing Bryce again at the airport - we missed him lots! What a fun trip!