Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday Favorites: Home Improvement edition
Last Tuesday Mike mentioned that he was taking off Friday through Wednesday. He had vacation days that he needed to take before the end of April or he would lose them. So...what's a great way to spend your "vacation"?! Helping your wife transform a room that she's been dreaming about for YEARS! :) Seriously, he loves this stuff! Well, actually, he just doesn't like to pay someone for something that we can do (even if it takes us twice as long - and I'm convinced we spend just as much money!). We wanted to start last Friday but that didn't happen. We went shopping for furniture on Saturday and finally started working on the room Sunday afternoon.
What are we doing? Well, we are converting our dining room to a second living room for the kids. This room has sat empty for the eight years that we've lived in our house. I figure if we haven't used it as a dining room in eight years we might as well change it to something that we can use. I've had plenty of people tell me that this isn't a good idea, but you know what? It doesn't matter - it's something that works for our family! I'm geeked out excited about how this room is coming together! So...if you want to do something a little different in your own home - I say, GO FOR IT! Personalized spaces are my FAVORITE!
Here's a little sneak peak - check back for a full reveal coming soon!
So, this week's Friday FAVORITES are based on my week spent working on this room - a Home Improvement edition of my FAVS!
Mike - I LOVE when we work together on projects. Granted, it's not all hugs and kisses and sooner or later someone will irk the other one but there's just something about working together that makes me fall in love with him all over again!
Oh, happy day!!! I was so glad to see these diamonds disappear!!! (and what is it about a guy wearing a backward ball cap - swoon!)
This was the scene in our garage! Everything, top to bottom, in the dining room has been repainted. Even the shutters and doors. Bless this man! Do you see why he's my FAVORITE?!
Hope was "helping" him put together furniture. I think she was just tightening the string that she has him on! :)
Lowe's - We have made approximately 1,639 trips to Lowe's the past couple of days - ok, not really, but it feels like it! :) Thankfully, the nearest Lowe's is just under 5 miles away so the trips are quick and easy.
night or day - doesn't matter - Lowe's is our FAVORITE store this week! :)
STAAR testing is O-V-A!!! - This has nothing to do with home improvement but we celebrated Colby and Holden wrapping up testing for this year. I don't enjoy the stress and anxiety that the tests bring out but I do love having little goodies for the kids to find when they wake up!
I recently posted on ways to wish your kiddos Good Luck during exams - these were my take on a few of the ways I had listed. My FAVORITE part of this week is that they don't have to worry about these tests any more this year!
My sweet friend, Sara, shared this Instagram post with me. Teachers like this are my FAVORITE!
happy mail - I was super excited to receive some happy mail this week! A while back I saw this tassel on Hi Sugarplum's blog (Cassie is one of my FAVORITE bloggers)!.
I knew I just HAD to have it so I went to order it - but it was back ordered. :( I waited and waited and it finally was available. You can find the tassel here!
I LOVE the little splash of color that it adds to my Mamuye tote! #daretomix
'it's a nice day to be nice'
While waiting on paint to dry, I would catch up on my reading. One of my FAVORITE articles that I came across was this story (even if it is a few years old).
It's a nice day to be nice! Happy Fri-YAY!
You can check my FAVORITE link-ups page to find the awesome girlies I'm linking up with today. Show them some LOVE! :)