Saturday, November 18, 2017

Rental Adventure

Wow, guys. Seriously, I just fixed our computer so that we can finally use it again. It has taken me this long to do it, but I'm just glad it's finally working!!! Now I just have to figure out how to fine-tune my fix. But anyways, what y'all stopped by to actually see!

These photos are straight and not touched up!! :) We are super pleased with how it all came together! And don't look too closely in a few places because I still have to do the final once over.

                                                                                                                                                                    House Front

I don't have the before for the hallway but here's how it looks now.

 Stairs ;)
                                                             Half Bath


  Living Room


 Master Bedroom

                                                                              Master Closet ;)

Kitchen Before


So it's kind of hard to see in the before pictures but it was trashed. The previous tenants had smoked inside when they weren't allowed and it had permeated a lot. We painted all the walls/ceilings/base boards, put in all new lighting, and installed new carpet. It was a lot of work but I'm glad it's done and I'm glad we have some nice tenants. We are excited about the future!

Have a great day!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Adventures and Updates

I feel like if I had a theme song on this blog it'd be "Wow, it's been a while." But seriously, I can't believe it's been so long since we've had a working computer. And yes, technically our laptop does work. But that doesn't mean that I can get pictures off my camera via it. For some reason it does not read the SD cards anymore {it's really old}.
Anyways, update! We are currently in the final stretches of purchasing the duplex that we live in. Yay! After closing and when it is officially ours we will be doing some minor cosmetic renovations and then renting out the other unit. I very much look forward to closing in a couple of weeks. You can not knock the wind out of my sails about becoming a property owner {even if it comes with being a landlord too}. I will say that this news probably takes a few people by surprise due to the fact that we haven't really been talking about it a whole lot. I think to a certain extent we just didn't want to jinx it and have to tell everyone that it fell through. But believe it or not it's happening! And it has been quite the roller coaster of emotions.
Blaine, my sweet little boy is finally one! Officially has been for a couple weeks. He is super funny and super smart! Everyday he learns something new and surprises me. He walks, says small words like "Mama," "Dada," and "Stop it." And he loves to make noises with his mouth--which is new, the girls had minimal interest in it. He really is a cutie and I can't wait to post more fantastic photos of him soon.
We went on vacation in April. So I'll have to post photos of that too....
Y'all, seriously. Thank you for staying with me on this whole blog thing. It's a juggling act and I'm still trying to perfect mine. ;)

Promise to write soon!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Life be crazy

As I'm sure all of you can relate, the holidays were crazy. This past year they took a new level of energy out of me and I'm still not 100% sure that I've recovered from them. But I think that probably has to do with our computer crash. Mostly because nothing is easy to do technologically anymore. I mean seriously, when I can't print a coupon from the laptop we are using as a desktop and it won't print from a mobile app (thanks, Disney) you go a little crazy. I even went so far as to call customer support on that one, and they just said, "Sorry, sucks to be you. Go somewhere that you can print from your computer." No coupon code or nothing.

But anyways. On a brighter note, I'm am excited for our sweet little girls! They started gymnastics a couple weeks ago and are loving it! They have done really well and their teachers tell us every week that they are doing great and fit right in. They even love it so much that Hazel will be having her birthday party there, and I'm looking forward to it :) There's a lot of prep work that I'm trying to get out of the way--so the big day runs smoothly--but at least I've got a month to do it. Cross your fingers with me that it all turns out!!

Blaine is crazy fast, now! Especially considering that he used to just sit in one place. Now he crawls, has 2 teeth, and says "Mama" & "Dada". He is really getting there at 8 months now! It's hard to believe but it's true. Sorry there aren't any pictures. I really hate that, but alas I have to get creative to get them off of the nice camera. ;) It's a work in progress--such is life, lol. I have decided that to be the mom of a boy you can't take things too seriously. Because that little boy will laugh at everything you do. And if you are being too serious, he will just provide the comic relief himself with some farty noise. Yes, it has been my experience that this little trick starts early. So just go with it when you don't absolutely have to be serious. That is one of the things that I love Jamie for. He keeps me light-hearted. Being a mom is tough enough, just have fun with it.

So, yeah. We are having fun in our chaotic little corner of the world and are glad that you're still wondering. Stay tuned for when I can finally get our pictures up. Hope you are having a bright and sunny day! :)