Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Wrap Up!

Just a few fun pics......
 Josie and SOME of her babies at bedtime.
 Have you met our fish, Tanner?!?!
We have had him since June.
Josie had a fit over her cousin Addison's fish when we "babysat" it while they were on vacation.  I thought this might be a great opportunity to teach her responsibility, etc...... So much for that lesson, but she enjoys having Tanner in her room with her :) Don't you love the Dora accessories?!

 Josie has a new obsession with the idea of going camping... not sure where that came from, but we improvised with a little marshmallow roasting in our fire pit last week.  Every night when I put Josie to bed, she asks me to tell her a pretend camping story.  Maybe we will venture out into the woods sometime for a REAL camping trip!

My sweet girl LOVES to help me cook!
I asked Josie one night if she would like to be a chef when she grows up and she replied, "No, I want to be a mommy when I grow up!"  Smart girl... I think that is the most important job in the world :)

Decorating cookies!
We have had a blast this summer!
I will admit that I am starting to look forward to cooler weather, fall activities and do I dare say it!?!?..... the holidays!

Our Back to School Pic

Our 2012 Back to School Pic....
Josh's 2nd Year of Law School!
(He's going to kill me for posting this...)
We are getting back into the routine around here this week and we are one tired bunch!!
Josh's early morning wake up call is rocking our world!  I have soooo appreciated his help this summer with getting Josie ready in the mornings, etc.  Now, it's back to just me and Josie as Josh is gone by 5:45 or 6:00 every morning.  We are doing better than I expected, but I will say that this weekend can't get here fast enough!
It's crazy to think that Josie will be joining Josh next year in the "Back to School Picture!"

Monday, August 20, 2012

Bathroom Makeover

So.... we FINALLY decided that it was time to give our bathroom a "face lift!"  Josh and I have said for seven years now (hard to believe that we've been in this house that long!) that we really enjoy our house and all of its funny little quirks as an older home EXCEPT for our "master bathroom."  We have done little projects throughout the years, but this is a project that was LONG OVERDUE!

My fabulous hubby has no fear in tackling home projects, but he also has no appreciation for a woman's love for some great before and after pics :)  He just literally makes up his mind to do something and dives right in....!!!  So, he began this project one day while I was at work.

"BEFORE" (the shower curtain had already been ripped down and given to Goodwill and also he had started painting on a back wall that you can't see.... We might should call this the "BEGINNING STAGES OF TRANSFORMATION)

 Check out the AWFUL brownish/mauve tile.
Don't you love our attempt at "sponge painting" the bathroom -- we really thought that looked good when we did it several years back, but you have to understand.... we were just so grateful to get rid of the hideous wallpaper that was ORIGINAL to the house!!!
 close up of the tile --- lovin' the two toned look :)

DRUMROLL PLEASE.................


 The tile was painted white, new flooring, bright color on the walls, some new decor and window treatments....and WA - LA! 
It's a new fabulous bathroom that I am LOVING!!!!
It's hard to tell but the color on the walls is a bit of a coral/orange color (can't recall the real name at the moment)  It's hard to grasp the real color based on this pic.  I promise that the bathroom is NOT pink... not sure why it looks that way in the pics!  We still need a shower curtain, but I am on the hunt for the perfect one.... maybe soon!

 I love the handpainted angel and the iron towel bar.
All of the wall pieces came from a great little shop in Covington called Patina.
They have such unique pieces!

These colors are not my typical decorating colors... I typically prefer more earth tones, but I love the brighter color for this small space.  You cannot appreciate this pretty dramatic makeover until you see it in person! 

I'm sooooo grateful to my sweet husband for doing ALL of this hard work!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he's glad law school has started back now :)
I will start working on my "honey - do list" for Christmas break.......hahaha

First Ballet Class

Josie started ballet classes last week!!  Oh, boy.... We are in for some fun times!
She had a complete BLAST!  I was so sad that I wasn't able to take her for the first class, but Grandmommy and Daddy agreed to go!  I'm a little biased, but I think my sweet girl is the most beautiful ballerina ever :)  Josie is also thrilled that a few of her friends are in the class!