Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Laminate flooring

We are getting some flooring laid out at the house. So far we have the bathrooms and the laundry/pantry done. We used a high quality stick tile.

For the kitchen and dining room we chose to go with a laminate wood. After looking at a few places we decided to go with Pergo flooring from Lowes. It seems like very good quality and it doesn't have the high gloss finish that many laminates have. It also has the pad attached to the back which does two things: it's easier to install and it is supposed to sound more like real hardwood flooring when you walk on it. The color we decided to go with is the Pergo Heritage Handscraped Hickory. I also love that it's wider planks.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Yesterday was so nice out it was time for some fun in the sun! Well, more like fun in the puddles.

Lauren was splish splashin' for at least 1/2 hour. She had fun in our alley and then wandered up the street and found another fun puddle to play in.

We'll be spending some more time outside today! So happy to have a few nice days!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Progress and Paint!

Lots of things have been going on at the house this past week.

The drywall was finished.

The ceiling textured.

My cabinets, washer, dryer and range were delivered. The cabinets are Thomasville from Home Depot. The stain is Tawny and they are oak. I was a little worried that they might be a little too dark but I love them!

Then, we primed the ceiling (yes we had to do the ceiling) and every wall.

We also finished painting the kitchen/hall/laundry areas (all the same color) so that we can start to install cabinets!

This color is Martha Stewart Toasted Marshmallow.
It's hard to get a good picture of the color but here is a closer shot so you can maybe see. Next time I'll take my good camera out to get a better picture. This picture was taken on my phone.

I have a darker color that is really homey that I am doing in the living room and wanted to do everywhere but got outvoted so this color is a few shades lighter.

The electrician has also been hard at work and we now have light in most rooms at the flick of a switch!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mickey mouse

Lauren's favorite spot these days is tucked into our bed watching Mickey Mouse. Do not try to disturb her. Especially do not try to climb in and cuddle. Do not even try to touch. You will most likely get shoved away. Other favorites are Monsters Inc and Toy Story 3.

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