Lately I’ve Been Trippin’

The past couple weeks we’ve been tripping with my family. We stopped in Utah (where I got to celebrate my birthday!) on our way to California for Reece’s graduation from Marine Corps boot camp. We had a lot of fun seeing friends and family who were able to make time to see us. and we are so proud of our Marine!

After the graduation ceremony

Here are a few pics from our short stop at Mission Beach.




Anyway, before we left, we painted our kitchen and dining room floors. Yes! We did! I looooooove them!

painted striped floors before and after

See that awful cement pad? We have no idea why it’s there. It goes all the way down through the floor to the ground outside. Now it blends!

painted striped floors before and after painted striped floors before and after

We used a porch and floor polyurethane tint-able oil-based paint by Glidden.  So awesome! Because the polyurethane is already in the paint, your paint doesn’t yellow! I might have to re-do Caeden’s room because his turquoise floor (we used a latex paint) got a yellow tint as soon as I put a poly coat on it. Boo!

I also chalked my fridge! With colored chalkboard paint! I had some leftover from a project and was all, hey! Paint the fridge!

colored chalkboard painted fridgeIt’s currently the only Christmas “decoration” we have up right now…we haven’t had time to put up a Christmas tree yet! Stay tuned for more kitchen awesome-ness happening soon!


I Got an Old Chair: Makeover!

Yesterday, My Honeypie came home and handed me some dollars and I was like, “what’s this for?” and he told me, “[insert inappropriate joke].”


He just told me it was for me. Awwww. Spoiled!

You want to know what I did with that money? I went to the antique store in Hamilton, duh.

Oh, yes I did. and I bought a wooden chair for ten bucks. It looked like this:

Now it looks like this!

OMGOSH!! Is it wrong to totally love what you, yourself, just accomplished? Cuz I totally do. I looove it!

I love it so much that I risked getting ticks to give my chair a photo opportunity:

I decided this is for my craft room. Until then it shall remain…everywhere.


We got to sleep in our bedroom last night!! Yay! If you don’t remember what it looked like before:



I still have to paint our other dresser. They will sit side by side.

We also added a small bathroom. It’s not finished, but here is a preview:


Wall for sink and claw foot tub (that is still sitting out in the yard waiting to be painted...oops)

You know what it is.

The shower!

So excited! Moving on…

So happy! Not completely finished, but hey. It’s closer every day! Woop!