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Friday, February 27, 2015

Five on Friday

Happy Friday!

We had a rough start to the week over here.  Being a parent isn't easy.  Fortunately, there are ways to remedy tough parenting days.

One word:  wine.

  Last night, while at the grocery store, I had an amazing idea to buy a bottle of wine and enjoy some vino while painting our guest bathroom.  While checking out, Hubby thought he grabbed the bag of wine.................nope.  SMASH!

I don't blame him.  I blame myself for not protecting that bottle of wine as if it were my third child.  The night ended well though.  Jon ended up making me some delicious brownies!
I swear my love language is food...

Anyway.  It's Friday.  You know the drill!


If you've ever heard of a little internet website called Pinterest, then you've more than likely pinned a project or two from Shanty2Chic.  This week, Shanty2Chic made an announcement that they're filming some shows over at HGTV!  This is so exciting.  Holla' to Shanty2Chic for going from their blog to a tv show!  WOW!  Pure awesomeness!


The Hubby doesn't know this yet, but I'm seriously thinking about buying Henry a pair of green Hunter rain boots.  He already has a pair of adorable rain boots, but I can't stop thinking about these adorable little boots.  Ridiculous?  Yes.    

Jon bought me a navy pair for Christmas and I wear them all. the. time.  They're so easy to put on, they keep the water out (as all rain boots should), they're easy to clean and they're just so darn cute.  I love the simplicity of the boots.  Also, when he outgrows them, they can then be passed down to Eliza.  Oh and one more thing, I really want Henry to have his four year old pictures taken in them.  

Have I sold you on the idea?  Probably not.  LOL!  Perhaps I should make up a PowerPoint presentation on why Mommy Henry needs these boots!


We went to a new aquarium over on the other side of the state with Grandpa George and Grandma Terri last week.  We had a great time!

We've watched 'Finding Nemo' a handful of times since receiving it for Christmas and the kids were excited to find Nemo at the aquarium.  The first picture below is when they finally found Nemo.  :)  It was adorable-ness!


If you follow my blog, then you know that I've been working on my basement guest bathroom.  It's slow moving.  I usually work on it for an hour or two after the kids go to bed at night.  Except for Monday nights at 8 p.m.  

Monday nights are for The Bachelor.  


Back to the guest bathroom.



Let's talk adult beverages again, shall we?

I must say, I've been extremely curious about these Moscow Mules that everyone's been talking about.  Have you had them?  If so, did you buy the copper mugs? Where did you purchase your copper mugs?  Tell me everything!!  Argh!  <--- I guess I'm a pirate now?  

Recipe and picture below found here.

Those are my random thoughts/ideas/pictures for the week.  Thanks for stopping by!

I'd love it if you followed along with me! 

Marie :)

I'm linking up with, Darci, AprilNatasha, and Christina for the Five on Friday link-up Paaaaarty!
I'm linking up with A Little Bit of EverythingMomfessionals, and Grace and Love for my Friday Favorites!
I'm linking up with September Farm and The Farmer's Wife for the Oh Hey Friday linky party!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

I'm So Excited and I Just Can't Hide It!

Pointer Sisters, anyone?  Not to be confused with Jessie's breakdown from Saved by the Bell!

Yup, those nine words just about sum up my overwhelming enthusiasm and eagerness to finish up the basement guest bathroom.  

I thought I'd share a couple of terrible phone pictures so that you can see what I'm talking about.

The walls are painted and I plan to nail up the boards tonight.  Once they're nailed up, they'll then be primed and painted.  I can't wait to see how it transforms the space.

Family and the Lake House - Basement Guest Bathroom - Messy Progress

Over on the other wall, I decided to go all Sea Salt.  As you can see, I'm so excited to start putting the room back together that I have yet to put everything else away!  There's a can of paint, tape, the actual mirror that I plan to use (which I loooove), some pretty flowers, nails, toilet paper, screw drivers, etc. 

Judgment-free zone, right?!  

I have issues.  Ahem.  ;)

Eagerness (AKA all that stuff) aside, doesn't the room already look brighter and more spacious?  

Family and the Lake House - Basement Guest Bathroom - Messy Progress

What do you think?  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by!

Marie :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

In the Guest Bathroom

I know what you're thinking, "Marie, you haven't even finished your Desk Nook Area, yet!"  Well, unfortunately that "nook area" entails a trip to IKEA and the nearest one is over 2 hours away. 

Alas, I'll have to focus my energy on other projects and wail over the fact that our new desktop is still sitting in the corner of our kitchen...on the floor ...and on the countertops.  Talk about design.  ;)  LOL!  

So it's off to our teeny, tiny, dark basement guest bathroom.

This space gets used constantly by guests.  It needs to offer a cleaner, crisper and lighter feel.  I had painted it this pretty blue-ish color before my son's 1st birthday 3 years ago, but nothing else ever came of it.  Let's just say, it's time to take a different approach.

Okay, so here we go...

This is our basement guest bathroom as it stands right now...

Before Picture

Not much going on, amiright?  Well except for that rusty vent cover and the dirty shower curtain.  Yikes!

This is the direction in which I'd like to take the space...

A lighter color and some board and batten should help with the darkness issues.  I also plan on painting the vanity white (the one below is listed only as an inspiration piece).  I was totally inspired by Megan, over at itsagrandvillelife, with her cabinet makeover.  Go and check out her bathroom.  It looks great!

So, here ya' go, another mood board for ya'll.  

Family and the Lake House - Guest Bathroom Mood Board

Mirror          Shower Curtain          Hooks          
Rug          Canister          Vanity          

Paint - Sea Salt by Sherwinn Williams

Board and Batten (thanks to younghouselove for their tutorial- I still miss them - sad face)

Oh and did I mention that I'm hoping to stay under $100 for the entire project?  
Any helpful hints/tricks out there for me?

Wish me luck!

Marie :)  

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