Saturday, February 14, 2009

Family room...pardon our dust!

Yucky.....well these are the ugly before pictures of what the first few days of the family room looked like after they ripped out the carpet and the paneling on the walls. This area above is where the washer and dryer live and the boxed area is where the new tile will go once they put in the new sub flooring.
This is the view of the back of the room before they took out the window. We did not want a window on this wall as this is where we are going to be putting the TV when the room is done. Pardon the washer and drying sitting in the middle of the room:) Also if you look above in the picture we are taking out the boxed lighting and we are having them replaced with can lights that you can see in the picture below. They look so much better than the trashy boxed lights that were in the ceiling.
Picture of the same wall as above but with the window now removed!! Good-bye window..hello wall:) They also finished installing the new backdoor which I love! It is so cute to see Ruger's sweet face in the window. You can also see that they have finished the drywall and laid the tile. They had to replace all of the flooring as the old that was under the carpet was in bad bad shape. Now the floor does not squeak when you walk on it!!

This is a before picture of the long wall in the room. They had to remove the drywall because of severe water damage.

Same wall but with new drywall and sub flooring. Excuse the chairs...I put them down here so I could make room for the new dining room chairs that I got today. Well that is all of the progress right now...they are coming back on Monday and should be finished by Tuesday or Wednesday. I can't wait until the painters come and the carpet is installed as it will be a totally different room:) More to come.....

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Happy Valentine's Day!

I love Valentine's day...always have! Even in the good ole days of being single after college there is just something about a day to celebrate love and friendship that is so fun:) I love the colors associated with the holiday and who does not LOVE chocolate and an excuse to eat it!! This Valentine's was fun as Matt had a special week planned. I love when he thinks of small things to do on his own that shows how much he cares. He was so sweet to send me an email each day this week that read..."Monday's reason why I love Lindsey; Tuesday's reason why I love Lindsey...etc. Each day I looked forward to getting the next email. On Wednesday I got a nice surprise when the secretary at my school brought down a beautiful bouquet of tulips (my fave!). A little elf named Matt had just dropped them off and left them in the office for me:)
This Valentine's day we kept it low key. We have started the big project of remodeling our family room ( I will post some beginning pictures in the next post) so of course I am obsessed with paint colors, fabric and furniture for the room at the moment and can't take my mind off of it. So with Matt knowing that we spent the day today running around town checking out furniture and fabric (a beating to Matt I am sure but he acted like he loved it all). We found some great buys and I am so excited about the room coming together. We ended the night with some yummy pizza from Campisi's.

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Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Etsy Store!

Well girls its official I have now started my own little (very little) home business. I am calling myself Sew Bella Designs and I am monogramming and appliqueing baby items and clothes. I got my new monogram sewing machine about 10 months ago and I have been taking lessons and practicing with different things off and on. I recently joined an embroidery club and I go to classes once a month. It is a lot of fun and it gives me a creative outlet:) I love having something to design and have fun with. I opened an account with Etsy (it is a website that is kinda like ebay but it is strictly for homemade crafts and goods) and soon I will be posting these cute Valentine's outfits. Here are a few of the Valentine outfits that I have made so far (side note...I did not make the clothes just appliqued the zebra hearts on the outfits). Soon you can check out my etsy store at
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