Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A snails pace and a sink!


I have been pulling my hair out doing this laundry/bathroom. It is going so slow!!! But besides all that, I have found and purchased this lovey sink from IKEA. It is the Lillangen and it comes in 3 sizes. And only $90.00 Can you say "Awesome"

I thought a sink would be out of the question, due to space issues.But I was determined to make it work and found this one that is 16 x 16 inches. To me a laundry room needs a sink or it's just weird to me. So, I am so happy and can't wait to show you it installed!

I have purchased a cute faucet as well ! Next on the list is lighting, and obviously the plumbing for the sink.

I hope to be back sooner with more progress.



Saturday, November 5, 2011


White Subway Tile

Retro Hexagon Tiles


Heated flooring!!!

So, I made some decisions as far as Laundry room finishes go. I've picked and purchased the flooring.I chose White Hexagon floor tiles. And White Subway tile for the backsplash . I am so excited, and can not wait to see it installed.

I decided to try heated flooring and went with a company called "Warmly Yours" The picture above shows you how to install it, with the thin-set, then your tiles. The company's website was very user friendly as well as the customer service. My hubby was impressed with the product and had no trouble with the install.

Have any of you installed heated flooring, and if so did you like it???

We are ready to go ahead and lay the tile. So now, I am designing a layout of how I want the cabinetry to look.

Hoping to show you more soon!!!



Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Laundry Room Makeover and an Irritated Husband!

Hello! I've been daydreaming of beautiful laundry rooms forever it seems, and now it's in progress! It's hard to start a project when your so busy with daily life, but apparently all it takes is to get your hubby all irritated. Who knew!!! But anyways , he started tearing it apart to my delight. So now, I'm researching and deciding on finishes and layout.

Pardon the plunger in the photo....lol

It's not a large room, it's long and somewhat narrow. So that's a challenge in itself. Did I tell you how much I hate wire shelving? Well it's true and I can't wait to get rid of these as they came with the house. I like to hide my clutter.

You can see the ugly laminate floor that was in here..... Crobar, meet ugly laminate floor! Some plumbing has to be moved but that shouldn't bee too difficult. We'll see.

So there you have it! Its officially started. You may wonder why a toilet is in the laundry room, well on the other end is a small powder room, it's being re-done too.

We are putting in heated flooring, as we've always wanted to try it. More on that later. As far as style, I'm thinking a little Vintage/ Classic with a Farmhouse feel. Does that even make sense???

I'm very excited and I think my husband is happy now. He can't stay mad for too long as I'm far to cute!!!

I'll update the progress as it happens.



Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mario Birthday Party!

Hello everyone!

I have been away from Blogland for awhile, but hopefully not forgotten! I still read all your wonderful blogs daily, but haven't been able to post due to summer holidays, rental renos, and work! I'm sure you all understand.

Mya is turning 7!! She requested a Super Mario Birthday Party this year.( Super Mario isn't just for Boys!!! ) You can't find any store bought decor anywhere, so the inspriation came from others out there. I made my own!!!

I used clipArt found from One Hip Mom's blog! She made this so incredibly easy, so feel free to go to the link if you need anything.

I made my own bunting banner with Super Mario colors and clipart!( Instead of streamers.)

I spruced up some plain old yellow cups with some racing flag ribbon and lables I had in my craft box. I think they look super! I will put each childs name on the Lable, using a sharpie!

I also, have colored napkins, bowls, & utensils in the theme colors!

Loot Bag goodies....Everything Super Mario!!! ( Found at HMV and the dollar store)

The bags I bought ,and just glued on some of the clip art. Love them!!!

The Menu will consist of:

Brick Pizza (Square pizza cute in rectangles)

Bullet Bills Angry Bites(salt & Vinegar chips)

Bowsers Fire Food (Ketchup chips)
Bite the Boo's ( Cake Pops dipped in white icing and boo faces) Pics to follow!!

Yoshi Eggs ( m&m candies)

Super Mario Fuel (Gingerale/juice boxes)

Super Mario Cupcakes Green & Red Iced

These food sticks will be so cute on the food table!

Our party will be at "Zap Attack", a local laser tag place!!!

Gonna be a Super Fun time!!!


Monday, June 13, 2011

A Confirmation and DIY Party Sign!!!

Hello Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!

We were busy getting ready for my daughters Confirmation! She has been busy for weeks doing volunteer hours, letters to the Bishop, and researching her chosen Saint. Lots and lots of work on her part, more than I ever had to do when I was confirmed.

Anyways, it was a great day, spent with Family. We had a BBQ, and lots of good eats.

I made some cheap and easy decorations for the occasion. Anything to keep the cost down.

I just used card- stock paper, ribbon and leftover letter stickers here! I always tend to hang stuff off of my chandelier....is that strange? Does anyone else do this??

Here is my "PARTY" Banner over the island. I love how it turned out. I wish I had gotten photos of the food displayed, but I was too busy and then it just looked picked over. I used all white bowls, plates , platters and cake stands for height. It looked great!!!

This is my supplies for the Banner. I used this glitter tape, hard to work with until you get the hang of it, but it looks awesome. (It's the black border on the top of the banner) This took me no longer than 30 minutes, and I can use it over again.

Zoe and the Bishop!

Saint Cecilia!

She chose her for her love of music.

What a great day!



Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In Neutral

Hello everyone! I've been vacant lately. I've been busy getting my rentals ready for the new group of kids coming. I've been cleaning, picking out paint colors, fixing nail holes in walls etc... But it has to get done! I love trying to make these homes nice and clean for each new group every year. I want them to enjoy the space and have a happy experience while away from home. What an exciting time in their life!!!

So, I was wondering....does anyone have a favourite neutral??? I have so many picked out but they can be so tricky. Too yellow, too pink, or just green in different light. I'm so confused. You think this would be easy!!!

Until I figure this out, I'll be in neutral too....So help me out if you would be so kind!

I miss you guys!!!




Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Must Have!

Okay, one of my" Must Haves" is my Cotton Candy Lip Smacker by Bonne Bell!

I can't leave the house without it. A girl has to have nice soft, shiny kissable lips right? And plus it smells so yummy, a major plus and a must in my books!

I have one in my purse, make-up drawer, work bag (that one is ginormous) and car! The best part is it's only 1.75.......fab-amundo!!!

So, thought I would share one of my must haves! Try it, it's the Best! Do you have a must have? I'd love to hear, really I would!!!! Come on Tell me, don't keep it to yourself, were friends right?



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