As much as I'd love to just stay home and work on this blog for a living, I might as well be honest and say that it's pretty damn hard to find something to write about. Last year, we updated weekly and then bi-weekly for 4 months and I think the only reason we were able to was because we had half a year's worth of projects and pictures we worked on.
There was a crazy moment in December, where we had this idea to demo and reface our fireplace before the end of the year, but we went to Lowe's to look at stone facades and realized we were on crack to think we could get it done by the end of the year. This lead to our realization that the kitchen just kicked our asses too much for us to want to even pick up a hammer for a project, which is why we haven't updated this thing for a while.
Currently, we have a couple projects we're working on.
Painting the exterior of the house:
We have the UGLIEST paint job in the neighborhood. After some quotes, we're happy to say we'll be getting our house painted in early-mid April! It's about time she look just as pretty on the outside as she does in the inside now. :)
Landscaping the front yard:
We also have the UGLIEST front yard. All of our neighbors have nicely manicured lawns. We've been getting flyers and business cards at our front door for landscaping and we sometimes think it's our neighbors dropping us hints. Out of curiosity, we got a quote to fix our sprinkler system. It turns out we just weren't turning the damn nobs right and our sprinklers have worked perfect from day one. So we pretty much just killed the lawn from the first day we moved in for nothing. ;)
Make the backyard BBQ friendly:
Our backyard is just as ugly as the front yard, with the broken hot tub and gazebo being used as giant dump for scrap wood and project left overs.
If we can get these 3 things done before it gets warm, we'll be BBQing all year!
Chris is working on his man cave and I'm working on what I call my "studio" currently. It's been awesome since they've been pretty bare since we've moved in.
Before I end the post, I have to post a picture of these cute vintage candle holders I got from http://www.onekingslane.com It's one of my favorite Flash Sale sites when it comes to house stuff. :) The holders are actually heavy cast iron, unlike the cheap metal ones you can find at most places like Home Goods, Kirklands etc. that are painted with cheap ORB paint. What was surprising was that they sent a box of stationary cards as a thank you gift. :) When I read it, the note was signed by two women, one being Alison Pincus. Being in the game industry, there is only one Pincus I know of so I googled the name and sure enough she was Mark Pincus' (co founder of Zynga). Who knew?
Anywho, I highly recommend One Kings Lane, they have awesome quality stuff.