Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pool Safety




Fence Pros
1. Don't have to remove it to swim

Fence Cons
1. Ugly
2. Andrew has figured out every kind of child lock he's ever encountered, he could probably figure out the gate latch.

Net Pros
1. Not Ugly

Net Cons
1. Have to remove it completely to swim

Pictures from www.thewaterwarden.com

Sunday, March 27, 2011


The neighbor across the street has already threatened to call the police.
Ours is the last house on a cul-de-sac, and on Friday afternoon an extra large dumpster was delivered. A few hours later the dumpster company got a call. The disgruntled neighbor said, "the dumpster is in the wrong position," was "blocking the flow of traffic," and "I'm going to call the police."
Eddie spoke to this neighbor once, a few weeks ago to ask him where the main water shut off was. He was very rude, but he did tell Ed where is was.
Now he's started on to threats.
He also has a cat that keeps spraying our house, and he feeds pigeons in his front yard.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's Never Good...

It's never good to hear the electrician say "Oooohh" to the mess of wires and creative connections that are found in the walls and attic and garage of your home.
On the bright side, we now have switches that actually turn on the lights and fans IN THE SAME ROOM. The master bedroom fan switch used to be down the hall by the front door.
Eddie has been very busy.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Do You Have Strong Feelings About Your Fridge?

We were at Sears today looking at all the options we have for our fridge.
It's going to be a fight til I win.

Fridge over freezer drawer
Side by side

Please please please comment and say what you would choose and why!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Picking out Paint

I'm always pulling out paint chips and putting them in my purse. I narrowed the interior all color down to these three. It's really amazing how the different light changes the color.

Lights on.
Lights off.

Next to the window.

And it's really surprising how putting the paint on the wall changes the color. Don't skip the sample step in choosing paint.

The colors are in the same order as in the above pictures.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

This is Like a Sickness

I spent a couple hours today looking at fabric online, trying to get a feel for what colors to decorate the house with.
Seriously QuiltHome has the best selection of fabric, and the best website.

This awesome collection is by Michael Miller. The above print comes in flannel. I think I need to make my boys some pajamas.

This collection is by Patty Young. It's called Sanctuary. I'm In Love!

When I waste time looking at fabric, I put everything I like into the "shopping cart" the first two fabrics that I chose were the two large ones. I'm pretty sure of my color scheme for the living room/tv room.

My Kids and Constant "Helpers"

Lowe's has the best carts.

It's so much easier to go shopping when there are two adults.

Andrew will still sleep anywhere.

Lately Juliette has decided that staying in the cart is NO FUN. Being out of the cart is NO FUN for me.

At the Ferguson show room, I got some dirty looks, but they were contained and I could look without having to constantly reprimand Andrew.

My ghetto kids started out with both shoes on.

If I try something out, Andrew feels like he has to as well.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This IS Fun!

Our kitchen cabinets are ordered, our floor is ordered, I've decided on the paint, the bathrooms are completely designed in my head and we have most of the stuff for the master bath. The demolition is not my job, but Eddie is doing a good job getting everything torn out and repaired and prepped for paint, the HVAC guy was out yesterday looking everything over and all that should be done by the middle of next week.
Things are moving along quickly, and I've been doing my part by shopping for granite. Which one do you think I picked?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Apparently I'm "Earthy Green"

I took this color quiz. The results (earthy green) are funny to me.
I took this design style quiz and got "polished casual," which I think is pretty accurate.
This is another quiz that I take over and over, my results vary between "loft" "villa" "country house" and "estate."
This quiz is a little different, I really liked it.
And this quiz has some funny options, funny because at least 3 different questions had answers that fit me perfectly.