Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Deanna!

In the middle of this never ending renovation, life goes on... Deanna celebrated her 11th birthday this Tuesday.
Opening her gifts at breakfast:

She wanted a jewellery box, so I found this one at VV and repainted it. Turned out quite cute - and it has BIRDS on it!!
I put some new earrings in it, and a gift card to a spa for her and I to have manicures! I've never had one either :)
So when your birthday is on Shrove Tuesday, what do you have for supper?
Skinny pancakes, of course!
And a yummy Costco chocolate mousse cake for dessert. A little too much sweets at one meal...
good thing we don't do that every day!
Here is my hard working husband posing in front of our lovely new windows, in our newly painted family room. Well, one coat of paint is on, anyway....
This weekend is trim, and hopefully finish painting early next week. The end is in sight!!!

Friday, February 5, 2010


Now my rooms look like rooms again.
This is taken from the stairs coming down. The new windows are here, but not yet installed.

The doorway on the left is the bathroom, on the right goes into Tim's room (and no, that is not Tim's beer bottle). The fan is to dry the mud so they can do another coat in the morning.

Taken from the back corner of Tim's room. That is his closet on the right.

The bathroom. The throne will be on the far left, leaving lots of room for a vanity/sink.
Surprise - we put in a shower! We figured we might as well bite the bullet and get it all done now. Tim is happy. Until I told him he'd have to clean it!

No more stucco! All nice and smooth and clean. You can see the cutouts for the potlights here.
Progress... I'm hopeful...