It’s been awhile so I thought we should catch up!
Grab a cup of joe, and lets get started….
Progress on the house has been at a snails pace due weather and exhaustion. Building your own home is the ultimate DIY project, and once we lost “our” ( and by our I mean his) momentum after the holidays, it’s been hard to get back at it! Of course it’s hard to wrangle tools and such is sub-zero temps and a record snowfall. It is also quite convenient that there is always a very good reason why the tools need to stay at the other job sight….. hmmmm
Anyways, while I’ve been away I made an impromptu road trip to Texas with a dear friend. Actually we missed our flight in the middle of airline chaos, and decided
“hey let’s just throw our bags in the car and drive!”
“oh wait, it’s kinda starting to snow”
and we just had the “are you going to pack a coat?” conversation resulting in “No”.
So a quick swing through the TJ Maxx clearance section yielded a coat, blanket and ear warmers. So we were ready drive out into the desolate landscape!!
Long story short, the trip went fast but well, and I brought home two granite counter tops with sinks for the bathrooms! Cheap! One is installed (pictures from phone…ugh) and I will do a more detailed post at a later date.
The other is sitting in place waiting for faucets, tile, mirrors and lighting.
I have been spending time on pinterest and crushing on natural, rustic wood elements…
Especially love designer Wendy Owen’s home
I have been adding to my French bread board collection…
Especially after seeing these at Patina Farm!
I found one of these …
Even though the house isn’t complete, I have been slowly unpacking….
Digging out some beautiful French urns I found at Farm Chicks last summer!
And bringing some greenery in to fight the winter blues…
And a little color..
So these are just a few things I’ve been up to lately.
Since most areas just need trim, I have always felt that you should have something beautiful for your eyes to rest on.
Therefore, I am ignoring the “unfinished” parts and focusing on what is done.
It would be nice to have at least one room completely done…
Blessings to you all, and thanks for hangin’ in there with me!