Monday, December 7, 2009

wedding photos

Yes, we've been married for over 2.5 years, but I've just now gotten around to making a few prints and hanging them on the wall.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

the bump - week 40

There better not be a need for a post titled "the bump - week 41". That's all I have to say.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

deck the halls

Now we're ready for Turkey AND Santa.

mirror, mirror, on the wall

Ikea had a nice simple mirror, but it was painted gold, and everything else in the house is brushed nickel. Nothing a little metallic spray paint can't fix!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

turkey's room

And speaking of the old guestroom, it's still coming together as Turkey's room, but we're getting there. The rug we ordered was too small, so back to square one there.

The crib we're going to borrow is still in use, and we'll be using the bassinet for a while anyway. We bought curtains, but need to launder them before they go up. I'm not sure if my little desk will work as a table, but we'll try it for now.

But, unlike in other rooms, we do have art!

the new guestroom

Since Turkey will be occupying what used to be the guestroom upstairs, the downstairs has become the new guestroom. Still needs a bit of work, but we've made tremendous progress since last weekend.

Thanks again to Chachi and Jon's big guns for wrestling the sofa bed down here last night!


Well, almost.

The machines were delivered today, but we still need a few parts to connect them to the old kitchenette gas and water lines. To be continued...

the bump - week 39

ready and waiting

The birth tub is set up and waiting to be filled.

more curtains, again

New windows + new trim = old blinds no longer fit

Old blinds no longer fit = new curtains:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

the bump - week 38

Oops, I repeated an outfit.

more painting!

Another glamorous project, crossed off the list:
  • Paint skylight
  • Paint hall closet
  • Paint window trim
  • Paint stairwell
Which means we've* refinished every floor, wall, and ceiling surface on the entire second floor. Whew!

I might actually miss those dings in the wall...

*And by "we", I mean me, Chachi, Mom, Dad, and the fabulous painting crew we hired for these last few bits.

the bump - week 37

the bump - week 36

glamorous project #2

A mere two days after the new furnace was installed, we had the water heater replaced.

Fun times.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

the bump - week 35

glamorous project #1

On Monday, the old asbestos-wrapped ducts were removed:

and on Tuesday, the original behemoth of a furnace (which conked out in, oh, April), was replaced with a shiny new model:

Stay tuned for more sexy home improvements!

bling bling

Chachi wasn't ever very happy with my jewelry storage solution:

So I found a jewelry cabinet on Overstock and we installed it last weekend. Problem solved, and - bonus - now we have a full-length mirror in the room too.

Monday, October 26, 2009

the bump - week 34

Does this pregnancy make my butt look big?

the bump - week 33

Sunday, October 18, 2009

new windows - part 2

After a few bumps, we have four new, beautiful, energy-efficient, and clean windows - living room, dining room, bedroom, guest room. We also have new to-do items: paint the trim and walls, find new bedroom/guest room curtains.

Sigh. The fun never ends.

the bump - week 32

My feet are down there somewhere...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

the bump - week 31

congrats to maggie & jessie!

We had a wonderful time at your wedding and hope you are having a fabulous honeymoon. Best wishes to the happy couple!

the bump - week 30

Friday, September 18, 2009

new windows - part 1

My new friends at SF Window Pros came on Friday to take final measurements and to patch the rotted part of the kitchen window. In two weeks, they will be back to put in four brand spankin' new windows and trim. Can't wait!



I know, it's a dramatic change.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

the bump - week 29

Due to popular demand, below is the latest view of the bump. Lots of kicks lately, still feeling good.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

even more art!

Another one for the "Finally!" category. It's only taken 7 months, but we've now doubled the number of things hanging on the walls!

more curtains

File this one in the "Finally!" category.

At Ikea a few weeks ago we picked up some sheer curtains for the living room and got around to hanging them yesterday. Nothing all that exciting, but at least it's something to check off the to-do list.

Monday, September 7, 2009

tubers for turkey

I couldn't resist. I bought a toy that Turkey won't even use until s/he is at least 2 years old. That's 2.33 years from now. But it's Mr. Potato Head! And his family - Ms. Potato Head, Chip, and Julienne! And they all fit in one giant Potato Head.

Gotta love that Costco...

new and improved

With the arrival of our new chairs, we also welcomed a new floor lamp to the living room. The bookcase has moved to the dining room (at least temporarily) and we rearranged the living room.