Wednesday, March 19, 2014

You're Amazing

made this birthday card for a dear co-worker. used webster's pages background paper, glitter paper, heidi swapp "you are here" resist star, label and happy birthday stamp, MME "you're amazing sticker.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Let there be Tavern Oak

So Christopher outdid himself last weekend. Not only do I have a new half bath,  he put new flooring in the laundry room which I have been wanting for so long. My original plan was to buy a runner to cover the awful carpet, but we had some leftover flooring from the bathroom. I can't believe how much it transforms the room.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Half Bathroom Makeover

So after the beach hike Christopher started the process of gutting our half bathroom. I was so excited because I got a sweet deal on this marble top vanity at Lowes. There were 5 pages of reviews with people loving or hating it so I went for it because I was of the kind who loved it.

Here's the bathroom when we moved in. Not terribly bad. They put in new flooring which I didn't care about. The vanity top wasn't bad either, I just wanted something that screamed modern and new. What I absolutely hated was the mirror and cabinet straight out of the 70's. Also the faucet was hard on the wrists to turn on.        

 Here Christopher has gutted the bathroom, woohoo!
 I bought Tavern Oak Floor Laminate at Lowes, which I am pretty happy about. I love that reclaimed vintage look.
I bought everything at Lowes since they are close to where we live. It makes me so happy to have something nice to look at in my older home. I also bought the tri-fold medicine cabinet and a Delta wide spread faucet.

Pretty inexpensive with Christopher doing the labor. Flooring, baseboards, marble vanity top, faucet, and medicine cabinet. The only thing left is installing a new light fixture. Babe, thank you so much for working on this project! I love it.

Mini Vacation to the Coast

It was that time of year for our annual hike on the Washington coast. Christopher knows how to pick those dry warm sunny days because Sandy don't like camping in the rain! This year we hiked from Third Beach to Toleak Point. We were a party of 6 with 2 two people who had never hiked the coast before.

 Christopher with his brother Patrick

 I waited for Mike and Matt to climb up with the ropes for a photo op, but they just chatted and chatted.
 My Osprey pack
 The weather was so perfect Matt had to work on his tan.
 Sunset Friday night
 Doing a whole lotta nothing on a Saturday morning at the beach.

 There were quite a few rope climbs which I am all for. When the legs are tired I will always have my arm strength. Note to self: always use gloves on the rope climbs. your hands will thank you.

Our walk out Sunday morning was crazy. A certain somebody didn't want to be ready by 8am so we missed our opportunity for a low tide walk out. We got to experience getting hit by waves, mud to our calves and being stranded for 2.5 hours here on a perch in the rain until we could get around this cape. Nonetheless, it was a fun vacation with laughs all around. Can't wait til the next hike!

Too see all the photos click on my Flickr account on the left side.