Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A whirlwind of action

Can you say whirlwind?

w3rl wind: 1. a column of air moving rapidly around and around in a cylindrical or funnel shape
                   2. used in similes and metaphors to describe a very energetic or tumultuous person or                  

Wow both of those definitions fit us right now... ha ha!  You see for the past month we've been working on projects. not my every day, run of the mill projects but BIG ones.

Things like making over the boys' bathroom, moving Sean into his own room, moving the contents of said room elsewhere (i.e. the family room)... and so it snowballs.  If you think I'm complaining... NOT for ONE moment! :)  Its so exciting to see a plan come together!  Even when it does snowball into something so much larger... but that in turn is a super duper good thing.  Seriously!  I mean when this whole thing is over and done with our whole house will be done... mostly.. haha! :)

However my blog and photo program are not on speaking terms at the moment so I'll just give you a rundown of how things went down... or rather how the first project had a cascading effect.

-paint boys bathroom, move "pie safe" out, move short cabinet in. love the decluttered look!

-decide to move Sean into spare/guest/craft room since Ian is not going into military but is looking for work & filling out applications for Bible college/aviation ministries (possibly)
  -empty contents of said room into space behind loveseat & wall, in front of dart board.

    -decide to paint Evan's room, now that he has room to self
     -clear room out, decide against painting room but paint drawer fronts and add artwork to room

      -clean out closet of too small clothes.

       -decide maybe a yardsale would be in order due to clearing out closet & explosion of stuff in  family room.
         -sort walk-in closet in order to move things from spare/guest/craft room out of family room.

(terrible lighting and no editing... bad blogger, bad bad blogger.. ha ha!)
          -start to sort bathroom closet to make room for items from walk-in closet, extra bedding, etc
           -clean out under bathroom sink to move stuff from closet in order to make room for stuff from
walk-in closet to make room for things from spare room.
            -decide bedroom could finally use to be painted... paint test splotches all over room...
                                 now which one do we use???? Left, Middle, or Right???

             -end up with gorgeous bedroom, organized closets, comfy teen bedrooms plus lots of stuff for yard sale... which has prompted cleaning, clearing and sorting out of garage! ha ha!!

And add to all this.... its harvest time in the garden...  corn, tomatoes, herbs, and the occasional posey... Can you say lavender and dried hydrangeas for the winter?? Woo hoo!!

So as you can see we have been pretty busy around here.... and very happy about it too!!  Did I mention school started a week ago, it was our 22nd anniversary, we took a mini family vacation, and fall sports are now in full swing... tennis, marching band, cross country?  I LOVE every minute of it!!



  1. Boy, you've been busy! Love the boys room!

  2. You should choose the right one because I love grey!

    1. Yadira,

      We did end up choosing the right one... oddly enough all are shades of grey. The one on the right is the only "true" grey and looked good at all times of the day. We haven't painted as of yet because we just haven't been home but soon! Have a wonderful day!

  3. Wow, love the update. The loft bed is the Coolest. Bed. EVER. (Pleeeeease don't show my 5 yo that though. I see him taking his SuperHero ideas way too far if he could launch himself from that [admittedly awesome] bed.)

    As for which paint - I like the one on the left the most. Well, I like them all, but I see the one on the left being the most versatile. Which one did you choose?

    1. Mel,
      We are going with the large one on the right because the two on the left take on weird hues during different times of day... lavender, pink, muddy purple, and the color of a bruise... yeah not pretty. The small one on the far right is actually a smaller version on the one on the far left. As of yet we haven't painted because as we have been going non-stop. Tennis, band, & cross country practice, a family reunion 10 hrs away (2 days driving, 1 day there!) and a bunch of appointments. But I do have the desk painted!! and more totes of stuff to go into the garage. :)

      Isn't the bed great! Chris made it for Evan. Each lag bolt is sunk into a stud (10) but the lag bolt with the chain is rated for 400 lbs! So it probably won't move even if the house does! :)

      Take care now!

  4. WOW you really have has a lot going on!!!! I love your sons bedroom with the bed high up like that. It really looks awesome!

    1. Thanks, Alicia! He absolutely loves the bed. In fact when his brother changed rooms we gave him the option of changing it but he loves how he has all the extra space below. The room actually has lower than standard ceilings so it has worked much better than a bunk bed.

      Hope your soap sales at the different markets have gone well! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. Hey lady! :)
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my window seat...I'm SO glad it's almost finished! (but i have three more projects in the works in there!(can you say glutton for punishment?!) :)
    You have a lot going on too...oh my! I like everything you're doing too! Oh, and I think I like the last two colors the best, although any of them would be beautiful. (just my two cents worth! ha!)
    Gotta go give a spelling test, see ya later!

  6. Oh, wow! You have been a whirling dervish!!...and it looks so great! I'm looking forward next to seeing that painted master bedroom. I was just about to put my vote in for the color, but I see you've already chosen one of the ones I was going to vote for!:) And, congratulations on your 22nd anniversary. That was ours this year, too. (Hmmm...and three boys...we have much in common!)

    1. Rita, I am so sorry! I thought I wrote you but I just discovered that your profile is set up as a no-reply commenter.... Thank you so very much! And happy anniversary to you as well! I still haven't painted our room as this is such a busy time of year for us but the other projects are coming along. I can actually see floor space again! Depending on the weather it looks like I might move a bunch of stuff over to a friend's in order to have a yard sale tomorrow... so that will help to eliminate a good deal! Take care now and thank you so very much for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful day!