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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Can we say CABINETS...waaahooo!!

So, it's been a little while since I've updated you with pictures so let me do that!! Since we got color on the walls my tile guy and cabinet guy have been by and well, we've got some good things going!
Driveway starting to be the rain
Shower progress so far! Loving the tile!
Guest bath tile being laid out
 Gorgeous kitchen island
My lovely vanity for the master bath!
 View of the entertainment center and other cabinets brought in
 Tray pull-out
 Spice rack pull-out...btw all the cabinets and drawers are soft close...SOO nice that they don't SLAM!
One of the coolest things! Double trash cans with a place on the side for trash bag storage!!
 Left side of window cabinetry for the refrigerator and other drawers/cabinets
Butler's pantry area...not that we have a butler, lol!
Panoramic view of all the cabinets that have gone in today! This is at 9:15pm by the way!

This week has been really exciting as opposed to other weeks we've been through. We have about 4 more weeks and we should be moving stuff in. The time can't get here soon enough, but all the work being done recently has helped that inpatient person inside of me;)

We should be getting the driveway poured soon and a landscape ready to be worked on. We are so excited and I'll be posting more pictures as more gets done!! Until then...

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hello SUMMER!!

Man, what a great weekend to start off summer break! It's been beautiful and HOT outside and I have thoroughly enjoyed being at the pool yesterday and today. We are anticipating the arrival of our cabinets tomorrow and I am beyond stoked to see them. When you are told they will be here Friday or Saturday and get a voicemail that it's not going to be until Monday, it's so disappointing. BUT, patience is the name of the game, and we hope to see some beautiful cabinets tomorrow.

In the meantime, the driveway should be formed and poured this week as long as we have good weather. I also have a wonderful friend in the landscaping business who has set me up with a landscape architect who will be meeting us this week to draw out a plan for our yard. Supposedly he is very talented, so I can't wait to see what he comes up with. 

I'm also HOPING our guys will be back this week to build our deck and finish the screened porch. I have been waiting on this to happen since we started. It's going to change the whole look of the back yard, and I think it's going to be amazing! We were scheduled for them to come 2 weeks ago and that didn't happen, so again, it's the waiting game that is the hardest to deal with. But, hopefully once they get there, it should only take them about a day and a half or two to actually get the deck built. I can't wait to have a beautiful entertaining area for friends:)

I will post pics soon! I hope to have a lot to show you guys this week!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your family and friends. Make sure to tell those who served how much you appreciate them!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We've got COLOR..on the walls!!

Well, the primer is up on almost all of the walls in the house:) I love how these days they tint the primer to the color they will paint it! It's nice to see the color start to go up on that drab sheet rock!! Here's a few pics (all of which come from a cool app on my phone that lets me do panoramic shots):
 Master bedroom! Pretty gray:)
 Great room in a very light can tell if you look at baseboards and trim. Ceilings not painted yet. LOVE the gorgeous beams too!! The stain turned out beautiful!
 Dining room in the same gorgeous gray as bedroom on top and a "lava" gray on bottom! There will be rock around each column which will tie it all in!! Can't wait to see that:)
 Another panoramic shot of the beams in the great room--they really are not curved...just works that way with the panoramic app
 My office...same color scheme as dining room!
 The kitchen!!!!! My favorite room--a simple, clean, fresh light blue! 
And last but not least, the master closet! Looking good!!

Move in day can't get here soon enough for us! We simply can't wait!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Beautiful wood beams!

I was so excited to go to the house today and see the wood beams in our great room stained! Everything is coming together do beautifully! Sneak peak...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

To all my friends and family, happy Mother's Day to all of you who dedicate your time, energy, and love each day to your children. It truly makes them better people because of the mom's in their lives who love them unconditionally and set the example of what a mom should be like. I hope, one day, I will have the opportunity to be the kind of mom my mom has been to my brother and I. I love you mom! Happy Mother's Day!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Exterior Color CORRECTION!

OMG...I almost had a meltdown when I saw the color I was in love with finally up on the siding of my house. I tried and tried to like it for 2 days, but it was WAY too dark! Especially since the porch has a pretty good sized overhang, it was just way to shaded under there which made the color look even darker.
So, we talked it over and finally decided it had to be lighter. Luckily, we were planning to paint the trim in a lighter shade, SO that shade became the actual house color. I'm so glad we made the change. Here's a picture of the new and improved color choice. The rock pops much more now and it doesn't look like a dark hole!
It's not drastic, but just enough to be a perfect match with the rock and cedar shakes! No more freak outs! PLEASE!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Getting Closer...

Well, we finally got some paint on the house this week. I was thrilled to see that happen since I had been anticipating it for the past 2 weeks. We have our guys doing the trim work inside but they are having to split their time between jobs which means it's taking longer to finish at our home. Here's some pics as of late.
 Chair rail going up and you can see the hardwoods are down
 Master closet
 Master bedroom
Outside with the first coat of paint--they ran out in a few places...

The builder has told us our original hopes for being done the first of June are not realistic anymore and that it will most likely be July..I was not a happy person to be around when he told me this. Let's get this thing DONE!!!