Thursday, June 30, 2011

I have a holEy house

Holey Hell!!

We are in full blown renovation mode.

Here is our porch that we are enclosing to add more space to our living room.

Here are the guys working on our now extended living room. Our contractor showed up with a total of 5 guys, yay!!, and busted ass!!

(There's the bf in the black tank taking down the old porch wall. Isn't he a hunk??!!)

Here's another huge hole in my wall waiting for a sparkly, brand new window!

This is my poor, torn to shreds kitchen. The picture on the right shows our old kitchen window where the sink used to be. The next picture is the same wall with the window taken out and the wall closed up. We're flipping the direction of our kitchen so that we can face the living area more.

The guys are back at our house today working on more stuff while I sit at work driving myself crazy with anxiety stricken thoughts.....AAGGGHHHHH!!! I can't wait to get home to see more progress. Every little bit more that gets done brings us that much closer to the finale right?!

Hella Crazy,

Friday, June 24, 2011

Remodel Stage 2

I'm back with a remodel update. *Yay*

At this point all of the cabinets and the stove has been removed. We still have our sink and fridge, but we will be taking the sink out on Sunday....guess I'll have to make my morning coffee in the bathroom, lol.

We have part of the dividing wall (between the kitchen and living room) out and all of the living room furniture out.

(Before pics on the left, current pics on the right)

Our contractor is coming on Tuesday.....eeek! Then I will have some really fun pics to show you guys.

Here is our **hope to get done by Tuesday** checklist:

-empty out kitchen (which includes removing the sink, dining table, and a few odds and ends we've been using)

-remove flooring in kitchen, living room and hallways

-take curtains down and remove current windows

Doesn't sound too bad, right?? Did I mention that between now and Tuesday the bf will only be home on Sunday?!

Looks like it will be a very busy Sunday!!

Happy thoughts and lots of wine,


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rum pa pa pum.......

I luv me some Rihanna. And I also love the fact that she and controversy go hand in hand. She always has people talking about her, whether it's her personal life, her fashion, or her music. The world loves to talk about Rihanna. And I also love that she doesn't give a shit. She doesn't let it influence her actions or her decisions.

To me, she is an iconic woman. And I don't give a flying fart what the rest of the world thinks-


Feel free to dance,


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer Celebration

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Friday, June 17, 2011


Guess where we are headed to next month.........

"the happiest place on Earth"!

Because we are totally crazy and don't have enough piled on our plates, we thought it would be a good idea to take a FAMILY trip. And by family I mean 7 adults/4 kids/1 infant :)
Crazy right?!
And, did I mention we are going right smack dab in the middle of this stupid renovation project?!
(ps. I'm only calling it stupid because I'm super stressed and tired, but I know I'll be uber happy once it's done)

Anyway, so in preparation for our trip, I HAD to do a little shopping (heehee).
I got this crossbody bag from Coach so that I don't have to worry about a purse hanging from my arm while I'm trying to keep track of all my kids.
I got it in this shiny silver metallic *full of sparkles* color, and I absolutely love it!

Well, we're also going to Seaworld, Legoland, the zoo, and all the other touristy attractions we can squeeze in.
So then I saw this bag:

and I thought how uberly nautically cute!!

And since a bunch of the places we'll be visiting have water rides, we'll need towels and jackets and extra clothes and all that kinda crap. So, maybe I should get this bigger bag too??

What do ya think?!

I could also use it as my carry-on for the airplanes........

Becoming a bag lady,


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Since I'm Dreaming......

Before I die I WILL own a pair of Louboutins!!

And once all my kids are out of the house......I will own a gorgeous white bag and KEEP it white!

And I will not flinch at the price of designer handbags.

Obviously still in dreamland,


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Since when did I become an interior designer??

Since I'm on a remodel binge, I thought I might as well go all out :)

Rather than repainting all the walls, I'm thinking of being a little adventurous and also adding in some wallpaper.

And trust me, wallpaper has come a long way since our grandma's days!

I'm thinking of using this on the ceiling in my kitchen

I just love this. Too bad I already did the bathrooms, cause this would have been perfect!

Debating on this for the kitchen ceiling too.

Which silver do you like better?

This would be perfect for one of my besties~ I can just see her bedroom decked out in this deep, seductive color........and a little bit of GRRRR!

Something a little more mellow.

And I really, really love this :)

Maybe a bedroom wall......

Covered in wallpaper dreams,


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Remodel* Wish* List*

*A divine chandelier for my dining table*

*Chic white bar stools, that aren't afraid of red wine*

*White leather sofa (that will never get dirty)*

*Red velvet chaise, to add a pop of color*

A girl can dream, can't she?!