Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Light at the End of the Tunnel

**I forgot to post this and a lot has happened since I wrote this a few weeks ago, but enjoy it anyways and there will be a BIG UPDATE soon!**

So I thought the process was long when I posted about the long process 3 months ago...and we're still a month away from being able to move in. But, with that being said, we're only 1 month away from being able to move in!

We finally have a walk through scheduled on June 18th and a closing date of June 25th. YAY! I mean - YAY!  When we started this whole process we thought we'd be out of a home for only a few months, well that few months turned into 4 months which turned into 8 months. The better part of a year will have been spent living out of 6 boxes, the 3 of us (me, hubby and Little S) sleeping in one room, eating out for almost every breakfast, lunch and dinner, and invading on my Aunt and Uncle and now my parents. Yes, I am happy to say that my family still loves us and doesn't want to get rid of us. But we are so excited to be getting our own space, our own TV, our own DVR, kitchen, bathrooms, washer and get it. Our space back and our life back!

Honestly, we can't thank my family enough for what they have done for us. My Mom has cooked for us many nights (more than normal) through out this process. So maybe not Every meal was eaten out, but a lot. And my mom has helped me with laundry since we didn't want to take up my aunt and uncles while we were living there. My aunt and uncle have been AMAZING! We had so much fun living with them. Up late talking to my uncle about politics and sports, Little S wondering where Aunt Maggie was at all times, and Little S following her big cousin Dakota around whenever she came over! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU - I could go on, but I'll stop.

Now on to the fun update on the house.

First here is a fun timeline from the start of framing in early March to this past weekend. It's looking like a real house these days!

Now on to the inside. I'll include just a few progress photos and try to get to the exciting part, the current status!

Family Room
Master Bathroom

Dining Room, Kitchen, Family Room
Kitchen (with appliances)
Kids Bathroom
Part of the backyard

Future site of my garden


We are so excited to get this whole process over with!!!!

Hopefully the next post is of the inside with some furniture in it!!!







Thursday, June 4, 2015

Reading Chair

Nana L loves Pinterest, come on who doesn't?!? During one of her many evenings of searching she came across the cutest idea...

Little S LOVES to read, but only being 3 years old, she loves having people read to her. She has baskets full of books and loves buying the quarter books from the library on her weekly Story Time visit with Nana. Every night part of our night time routine is reading books, and lots of them. Usually we try to narrow her selection down to 7 or less, otherwise we'd be reading for hours, which is great, but we need her to get her sleep!

Back to the find on Pinterest, Nana found the cutest Reading inspire and make her mind run wild with imagination. So here is what Nana made.

Little S reading her favorite book Paddington

Little S loves her chair and soon her cousins A & I will have their own. Nana is in the process of making her older cousin A and her little cousin I their very own reading chairs to enjoy.

Thanks Nana for the special gift that will bring years of fun and memories!


Inspiration came from found on Pinterest.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Class of 2015

It's the time of year again, the Class of 2015 is headed off to the next adventure in life! 

We were asked to do some simple d├ęcor for a graduation party on a yacht in Newport Beach. Not knowing the layout and what will be there we went with it.

6 small flower arrangements tailored for a graduate of the University of Michigan
4 large balloon towers
party favors of suckers
Congrats Banner for the graduate
Flags to hang off the boat
Chalkboard sign with a little message about the occasion

Here is how it all turned out -

The dock next to the boat, directing guests where to go

Chalkboard sign for the Graduate
Flowers in whit, yellow and blue. Gold vases covered in ribbons, including Michigan ribbon. Suckers rolled together like a diploma and adorned with a graduation cap.

Balloon tower with 36" clear balloon filled with confetti and attached to a post covered in tissue paper, garlands, tassels and ribbons.

Everyone had a great time and celebrated Alex's graduation in style!


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My mom, referred to as Mama L, and I have been talking about starting a blog for quite some time now. We are always trying new recipes and making new crafts - always being told by friends and family that we need to sell our creations. Instead of selling them we've decided to share our crafty ideas, yummy recipes along with our funny adventures here on our blog. Please follow us and enjoy. We are always trying to find new places to explore, new recipes to cook for our families and most of all we're just having fun!