Five Things

1. Cha-cha-cha-changes! Β We are possibly, maybe, probably, hopefully (?) about to undertake some home renno projects. I don’t know. I’m trying not to get my hopes up too much. Mike is certain it is happening, but until I walk in and see this done and that, I’m not holding my breath. But I’m curious, what kind of life lessons have you learned from your home renovations? Anything worth sharing? Anything you wish you would have done differently or perhaps – not at all? We are specifically looking to make some big changes to our kitchen. Mike likes to think we are Chip and Joanna Gaines (I know, so does evvvvveryone else), but I think we are closer to Ricky and Lucy so I guess we’ll see how this thing goes.

2. Do you have any favorite activities you do every fall? Any special places you visit for the foliage or traditions to help you enjoy this special (and fleeting!) time of year? I’d love to hear from you. I’m compiling my Fall Bucket List for next week and I’m looking for more ideas!

3. What do you guys think about using letter boards as art in your home? I personally love the idea. I already try to fill our home with quotes, thoughts, and ideas that I think are inspiring, and I love how letter boards add a funky and retro twist. They are just a bit pricy! I found a company that sells letter boards online called Letter Folk, and their smallest board starts at $50. What do you think? Fun or fad?

4. Beatrice is nine months old now (sobbing right now, btw), and let me tell you, I forgot how hungry breastfeeding makes you. Like 24-7 HANGRY. So hungry. All the time. Give me all the food. GIVE IT! Give it RIGHT NOW!

5. And speaking of fall and food and what not, I can’t even handle all the pumpkin spice memes and conversation happening all over the world right now. Where are my black coffee drinkers? Where are my purists? WHERE ARE MY PEOPLE???

Anyways.

Happy Friday, sugar lips!

 

7 thoughts on “Five Things

  1. Aww, my grandpa calls me sugar lips. Which reminds me I need to call him (he lives out of state if you’re wondering why I don’t just visit).
    Reno projects in my experience take patients $ more skill than realized. But Mike & you know that from other fantastic projects you’ve already done! In the long run its always worth it! I love when my husband & I can do things ourselves – even if it takes 3x longer. Makes for a more appreciated end result that you can never get from a hired out job. For example, we sanded down, replaced boards, retained our decent sized deck- looks 100x better & we love that “we” (who am I kidding, Keith & my dad) love it!!!
    Course, in the same breath, a person needs to know their limits, talents, time & gumption too! Or it will be an eye sore – haha!! Hence, we hired out finishing our basement. But we painted all the walls & wood pieces & as much other things we could.
    On an unrelated note, I’d love to see a 2016 fall recipe blog from you with one or two of your favs!!!!

  2. We’ve done quite a few DIY projects and I’ve learned that they never go as smooth as they should and we usually hit at least one major snafoo (sp?) along the way that ALMOST makes us regret doing the job…except once it’s finished and then we love how it all turned out! But, it can get hairy along the way! We completed redid our kitchen and it took 18 looooong months but I absolutely love it now and we would never have been able to afford it if my husband hadn’t done all the work.

  3. Well good luck with the project I am sure Mike can do the work but with any project I have ever been a part of it has always lasted longer and cost more than planned but when your in the thick of it you only can go forward and do it like it or not. Good luck to you all and Happy Weekend.

  4. Good luck!

    At the moment I shudder to think of any sort of major home improvement project, but after 6 months of everything going wrong that could go wrong with our “remodeling” project (flood recovery project), I am happy with the results. It was just a very long and very painful process.

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