Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mission: Bathroom Makeover, Complete

'The Hubs' and I have been working on a makeover for the downstairs bathroom for months and we are happy to report that it is (finally) complete. It all started with the idea of giving our hardware a little lift and one thing led to another resulting in a complete head to toe makeover.

4 months later, several arguments, a few coats of paint and more cursing than I have heard out of my husband's mouth since his Navy days, we have finally achieved perfection (for now).

Hopefully, next year we will be able to afford the granite counter top that we just couldn't stomach shelling out the cash for right now.


The old towel rack that started it all.



A new mirror, faucet and buffed counter top.

(Don't mind the annoying glare from the light fixture or my hand and the camera peeking in from below.)

New brushed nickle shower curtain rod and wainscoting shelf. The picture is hung where the old ugly towel rack once resided.

Same cabinet with a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.

New satin nickel faucet. 'The Hubs' was very proud of this one.

What's a Beach Cottage bathroom without a vase full of shells?

The toilet paper holder that (also) started it all.

New home for the towel rack. I still think that it is hung too high but 'The Hubs' says it stays that way.

Wainscoting shelf (stores toilet paper)

New artwork from Homegoods

A different view

Homemade built in shelf that took place of the standard medicine cabinet that came with the house. We got this idea from Dane and Janelle- thanks you guys! You saved us from a lifetime of tolerating the ugly medicine cabinet.

Another view.

We worked so hard on this project and for so long. Hope you all love it as much as we do!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Toddler Pride

How cute is my kid?

We were playing with stickers that came in the mail before dinner when this conversation took place.

'The Boy': "Wus Dis?"

'The Mom': "It's a comb."

'The Boy': "Ooo comb. Have it?"

'The Mom', peeling the sticker off the page: "Here you go."

'The Boy' sticking it to his hair: "Comb!"

'The Boy' grins form ear to ear with pride.

I love being a Mom!

A New Look...

...for our family blog. Just a little something to capture our summer. It won't last for long as fall is just around the corner. These lovely photos were taken by the Beaches Turks and Caicos photographers during our family photo session. Love these pics. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Imagination Celebration

A few weeks ago, our family was invited to celebrate Gunnar's second birthday at the Pennypickles Imagination Museum in Temecula. We hadn't seen Gunnar or his parents (our friends Chad and Rosey) in ages and we were so glad to be able to get together with them and some of 'The Hubs' old High School buddies.

This was our very first visit to to Imagination Workshop and didn't know what to expect. Wow! What a fun place. There are different rooms of Professor Pennypickle's house with all sorts of contraptions to look at and play with. 'The Boy' was in button pushing heaven!

Playing with Legos (his fav)

Drumming in the Music Room

Up, up, and away!

I see you

After an hour or so of free play time in the museum, we went outside to a nice grassy area to have Gunnar's birthday celebration. We ate some delicious food and the boys played with their 'Thomas' trains.

Gunnar's cake was adorable! A brain cake and eyeball cupcakes. So cute and so messy! Just the way the boys like them.

Mmmmm, icing!

I'm a mess

Tyler, Miles, and Gunnar

Happy Birthday, Gunnar. Thanks for letting us celebrate with you.

Choo! Choo! Tyler's gonna be 2!

Chugging your way...

...Can't wait to see you all there!