Monday, July 21, 2014

Renovation Update: getting there

You don't know how good this feels. Plumbing is finally done after a week of the plumbers being over every single day. The water being turned off with a pregnant lady who has to pee every 20 minutes did not go over well. I LOVE the tub we chose. Its a pretty standard size but super deep for soaking, 17". Its full of water right now for the inspection, so no I'm not taking a bath yet. Soon. 
 I never realized how beautiful plumbing can be. 
I picked this gorgeous huge subway tile for the shower surround and I can't wait for it to go up after the inspection this week.


And the twins have a hall to their room now! Just need to pick a flush mount for in here, any great resources?
Everything should go super fast now and we have a 'deadline' of August 9th. Three weeks and I really think its doable. Everything goes so much faster after the rough in work is done. So excited!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Good Housekeeping mention!

I had a fun surprise over the weekend when I found out that Good Housekeeping wrote about one of my favorite DIY's... my gold gilded books. Check out the story here!

We are going on day three around here of plumbers getting the new bathroom ready. I just want it to be done! But they are getting closer and by the end of this week I should have a tub, toilet and sink installed. Also the room got wired over the weekend and after the inspector comes this week we should be good to sheetrock! We have a goal of being done by the second week of August and I think we are really close. I can't really see the light at the end of the tunnel but I can tell its coming.

Monday, July 7, 2014

28 weeks

This week is 28 weeks for our little girls and I thought it would be fun to recap how our 2nd trimester went, now that we are in our 3rd! Crazy! 

Maternity clothes: So far I've bought one pair of maternity shorts and that's its. Everything else is normal clothes that just stretch out a lot and I've gone up a size in teeshirts, which means I'm stealing all of Luke's :-)

Sleeping: Well thank goodness and rolling from side to side. I wedge myself in with pillows, its pretty funny.

Movement: TONS. Both baby girls are moving around like crazy, I feel kicks and hiccups all the time and they definitely both love the water. When I get in the pool or the bath they start kicking. Like mama like babies. 

Mood: All over the place! Super excited to scared to tired of feeling so huge. I started crying over the weekend when I saw the nursery finally painted. 

Feeling: Dizzy and lightheaded a lot which is not fun. I'm also waddling for sure. Really grateful that both babies are happy and healthy.

Names: We can't decide, picking 2 names is hard! Been stalking through Oh Joy's! name post for ideas. 

Stretch marks: Not yet. Been using this religiously since I got pregnant and love it. 

Miss anything? Yep, spicy and mexican foods. It upsets my stomach too much and I miss it like crazy. Queso for reals.

Wanting: A good look at our sweet girls. We have another ultrasound tomorrow and we are hoping to get the 4D images, but apparently that is really hard to do with twins... its hard to get them to look at the right angle. Fingers crossed! 

Renovation: coming along... my parents came down this past weekend and we got a lot down... plumbers are coming this week to plumb the new bathroom and I can't wait! Need to get on ordering all the finishes this week. So ready for this to be done!

Here's to the 3rd trimester, I can't believe how close we are getting!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy 4th!

Luke is kicking me and Rowan out for the next couple of days so he can get some serious work done on the house. So we are heading up to my parents where Rowan and I both intend to float in their pool all day. The babies like the pool and so does mama cause it takes some of the pressure off my lower back.
Hope you all have an amazing 4th!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

My house / renovation update

I'm so grateful for how much work has already gone into our house and focusing on what has already happened. Our bathroom really is almost done. Considering where we started... this is huge! The custom vanity is gorgeous and I love the hardware I chose. I decided to do a wall to wall mirror and mount the Visual Comfort sconces in the mirror to make the bathroom feel bigger.

 The granite was a piece we already had so I just had to get it cut down. Its not what I would have chosen but it was free and I do like all the black and grey in it. The tile is being installed this week and its my favorite thing! Be still my heart, the 3" hexagon carrara marble tile is my favorite design aspect in the room and I can't wait to see it installed. 
Now that we are almost done in here, we are focusing on our master custom closets and everything in our room is going this gorgeous blue/grey including the closets with gold hardware.
In the back of the house the twins hallway has gotten framed in. You used to enter the middle guest bedroom through the back bedroom which was awkward so we are putting in a short hallway. 
 So the twins bedroom will be to the right and the guest bedroom to the left. Its so exciting to see it coming together, esp after living with giant holes in my walls for a couple of weeks from where the door was moved. PROGRESS people. I just need to keep telling myself that when I feel like sheetrock dust is never going to leave our house :-)

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