Monday, August 27, 2012

Stuff We've Been Doing via Instagram

Enjoying some Redhawks baseball with a cold one and a hotdog.

Watching a whole lot of Olympics and then making 104 "gold" medal sugar cookies.

Watching Stephen play indoor soccer.  Who wants to sign up their 18month old for soccer?  I couldn't even imagine that would work.

Our summer weakness at least once a week.

Humble Pie Pizza.  Deep dish Chicago style pizza.  This took me three days to eat.

Late night driving range to practice our swing.  The two older guys next to us were both entertaining and annoying.  They talked, analyzed, and took pictures of their golf posture for an hour.

Walked around the Myriad Gardens Saturday afternoon and got this great shot of Devon Tower.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bathroom Update- Tile

We last left off at the end of May when we were texturing and painting the bathroom and it was all prepped for tiling.  Then we were out of town for I think 5 weekends straight.  Then it got hot and we just didn't want to tile.  Then I finally said "okay, for real, we have no plans for this weekend whatsover, I don't even have any chores to get, let's tile."  And tile we did.

In roughly two days (spanned over two weekends), this is where we are.

We've also just recently tiled the floor of the bathroom where the toilet will go.  Our tile guy, who set all the cement board and re-sloped our shower floor, is going to be coming over Tuesday or move our niches just a tad upwards so they line up perfectly with the grout joints and then seal them up watertight.  After that is done, we'll be able to tile the rest of the walls, do the mosaic band and insert of the niches, and put the shower floor in.  Then we grout, seal it, put the toilet back in, get shower curtain rod and we're done!!!!! For now.  At least it will FINALLY be back to a useable bathroom.

We'll save up some money for a new sink countertop and frameless custom shower door.  We also want to eventually strip the sink cabinet and repaint it white.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


A few weeks ago Younghouselove did a post about the top 5 things they were glad they registered for at their wedding and things they were glad they didn't register for.  I thought that sounded like a whole lotta fun so I'm going to take a crack at it, too!

Ideally I would write this post in September since that will be our 5 year wedding anniversary.  But I'm impatient and figured that while it's on my mind, I'll just post it now.

Five Things I'm glad we registered for:
1. Laundry Hamper
2. Weber Grill
3. Crockpot
4. Really nice Berndez pots.  Actually, we didn't register for these, but they're really nice.
5. Throw Blanket

Five Things we registered for and wish we hadn't
1. Coffee Maker..hardly ever gets used and is taking up space
2. Pryex glass storage containers (all the round ones) I've never used them, and they are still in the box in the very, very back on my cabinets.  But I figure someday I might need them, so I'm holding on to them
3. Root beer float mugs...again never used
4. Martini Shaker - never used
5. Black fabric napkins - why black?  I think I've used these maybe four times in five years

Now, we lived in an apartment for  a year after we got married, so it wasn't really practical to register for any home decor or furniture.  But here's a list of things that we've bought since we moved into a home 4 years ago, while we still try to figure out our "style"

Things we've bought since our wedding
1. Entertainment unit
2. Proper dining table and chairs.  A bit big for now, but I still like it.
3. New Ninja's ridiculously awesome
4. Nice bookshelves and leaning shelf
5. Front porch bench and lounge chairs for the backyard.

So, what are 5 things you're glad you registered for? 5 things you wish you hadn't?