Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Back to School & Beach Weekend

We have a FRESHMAN in high school!  Madeline started high school on August 29th.  She is in the IB program.  She had a great first day!

David snapped this pic as he dropped her off.  I know these high school years are gonna fly by!

Lydia started 7th grade on the same day.  So this year we have a child in each school: high, middle and elementary!  Hope they have a great school year

I spent the weekend (prior to school starting back) at the beach with some girlfriends.

We always have a good time when we get together. 

Love these friends!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Family Camp


David, Madeline, Lydia and our neighbor Carrie spent a few days at Family Camp at Camp Don Lee.  Margo has already started school, so she stayed home with me and we had a little one-on-one time.

Daivd captured these pics from their time at camp.

I think they had fun.  Or at least it looks like it from the pictures.



EWWWWW. I can't stand snakes....apparently Madeline didn't take after me in that department.

Lydia's favorite:: ice cream



I really like this shot of Carrie and Madeline in the hammock.


Me and little bit did some shopping and ate out a few times.

Brunch at Waffle House!

Pizza with Bri

Monday, August 22, 2016

Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

We spent a few weeks giving our kitchen cabinets a makeover.  After researching prices for new cabinets and refacing, we decided to do it ourselves! This picture is the finished product.

I painted the cabinets a nice crisp white, which was a huge improvement by itself.  We added some dimension to our boring, flat, 1970's cabinets by adding beadboard wallpaper and then framing the doors and drawers with thin strips of wood. (Thank you Pinterest for the idea). And thank you, David.  You have become quite the handyman!  It was a tedious job and our kitchen was a mess for a few weeks, but it was worth it.

We also changed out the drawer pulls and spray painted the umpteen door knobs and hinges to save money.

The white paint really brightened things up.  

I also painted the walls a soft gray color.

Here is a before pic of the plain, almond colored cabinets.

This is another before pic from when we first looked at the house before purchasing.

Another view on our first walkthrough.  I'm happy to report both of the light fixtures have been updated as well.