Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back to 'Bama!

In 2 weeks, I will be looking out onto the beautiful ocean from our condo on the beach in Alabama. I am so excited and it could not come soon enough!

I saw on AJ & Christy's blog that she was reminiscing past trips they have taken to Alabama together. And although I look forward to this trip every year with my family, this is only the third time Jay has gone with us.

In fact, the last time he was in Alabama, we looked like this:

Yes, my hair's in pigtails. HA!

Sweet home Alabama, I can't wait to see you!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Beige is beautiful

This week I have to decide on paint and a color scheme for our basement. The drywallers should be finished tomorrow (yay!) and Jay wants to get started priming and painting ASAP.

Since it is such a large area, I decided about a week ago that I'd go with a very light neutral beige color for the walls. We will use the area for a lot of things, and beige just But as the days this week have progressed, my mind has wandered to crazier colors.

I now have an "inspiration" for the basement. I'll give you a hint, it's not beige. Far from it. And unfortunately for painter Jay, my inspiration requires a few switch-arounds on our main level, too. He won't mind repainting one of the walls in the living room again - will he? (Even if it's the largest wall?) I don't think he'll mind moving some of the furniture from upstairs down to the basement either. Oh, how I love my patient husband. Maybe I'll let him buy that new big screen after all. :)

I can't wait for my vision to completely come together! Why can't I resist painting a clean blank wall a bright color?

Beige, you're beautiful, but you're not for me.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fatigued on Fridays!

Another exciting Friday night at the Schmeebs household!

Anyone else have a hard time staying awake on Friday nights?

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Basement update!

It's been a few weeks since I've updated you on our big basement project. We've spent a lot of our time lately...

...Shopping at the trifecta (Menards, Home Depot, Lowes)

...Adding some plumbing to the walls

...and the bathtub

...And some electrical

...passing inspections

...Then one day, the drywall arrived!

And now it's really starting to come together!!