Wednesday, April 27, 2016

5 min in Kathy's Head

- Lately I've been craving a bowl of veggies.  Like a salad or stirfry... just veggies.  Maybe it's because I spent the last few months eating like a crazy person and my body is saying, "Kathy, detox!" or it's summer and I want to make good decisions...hm... probably time for a detox.

- I hate selling a house.  I hate hunting for one.  I don't have the patience to build.

- I held Avery put his PJ's on last night and he told me, "Thanks mom!  You're the best, you're just so awesome!".  That's one huge accomplishment for me...check!

- Pretty sure Reid is a teenager stuck in a short round body.

- I wonder if there's a smoothie place nearby...

- I miss my bootcamp, but not the pain.

- I wonder if I can buy a new pair of shoes this week without Matt noticing.  He didn't seem to notice the two from a couple weeks ago.

- I should have made chocolate covered strawberries last night

- Why don't adults get nap time.  We deserve it so much more than the toddlers.  They should stay up and pay bills.

- I should probably get to planning our outing for Avery's 4th birthday!  It's coming up next week and I have no clue what we should do for him.

- I want to go camping.

- Lemon Oreos are the best breakfast cookie.

- Kathy

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Additional Commode!

So I'm so excited to share this DIY project that I really had nothing to do with except for nagging.  When we moved into our current home, we knew that down the road we would finish the basement.  We didn't finish the basement, but we did add an additional bathroom. This was all Matt....and he did an amazing job!  I can only take credit for helping with the purchasing of the furniture/decor and like I said...nagging to get it done. lol
 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Dream House off the Market...

Not ours... but the one we had our eye on.  We got outbid in our attempt to hold it while we sold ours.  We figured that would happen, but when we got the call from our realtor it was hard to swallow. It hurt. It was sad.  I cried a little.  Then I had to stop because the boys were looking at me funny.

But we're back to square one on the house hunt...praying this weekend produces a gem!  I know the Lord with provide in His amazing timing...just wish he clued me in! :)

Hope you all have fabulous weekends!
- Kathy

1st Home - Circa 2014

The house is still up for sale.  It's been 2 weeks!  My house has never looked so... perfect lol. Matt and I spend most of our time corralling the kids out of certain rooms and maintaining a minimalist decor to be ready for any showing! lol... I hate this type of living!  Please pray we find a place soon...and sell this one! AT. THE.SAME. TIME... preferably!

Wow... looking back at 2014 the scare posts showed just how... hectic my life was lol.  Two young boys, grad school, full time job... yeah.  But there were some great highlights sprinkled in there!  Check them out...


Thursday, April 21, 2016

1st Home - Circa 2013

House selling status...
We got through last weekend's open house.  We had 12 groups come through and they all loved the house.  But no offers yet!
Pros:
- loved the decor (made me smile!)
- loved the overall flow of the house
- loved the size of the bedrooms
- loved the vaulted rooms
- loved the basement bathroom
- loved the curb appeal (kudos to Matt for working tirelessly to get the yard in tip top shape

Cons:
- Concerned about the back porch stairs (Matt put that on his to-do list to redo...because we already knew that new ones were needed!)

We're not too worried about the zero offers so far, because we're still on the hunt for the perfect house!  The one we had our eye on and got the ball rolling for us sold last week.. so we're back to square one in the search!
Meanwhile... let's review the DIY projects from 2013!  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

1st Home - Circa 2012

So the house has been on the market for a week and we've had three showings!  We had some positive feedback and decided to go ahead with an open house this coming Sunday!  We're hoping with the weather starting to warm up... we should get a lot of traffic!  In the meantime, we started packing and selling things we no longer want!  It's been theaputic for me, since I'm coming down with some spring cleaning fever!  Out with the old... and hopefully in with the new...soon!

So let's continue with the parade of DIY projects from the past...specifically 2012!  This was the year of Avery's birthday, so you'll notice a lot of baby related projects!  They were definitely some of my favorites!

Friday, April 8, 2016

It's Official!

Our house has been listed!

I still can't believe we got the house show ready in a week... and even a new bathroom to boot.  The boys were difficult at times to work around and clean up after, but we did it!  House has never looked this good haha!