At the moment, I’m a stay-at-home mom to my 8 month old Evan. I am extremely grateful being able to spend so much time with him these first few years of his life. In May, I’ll have my bachelor’s degree in management and eventually will look for a full-time career.
Archives for February 2016
Part two: Hardware and a few light fixtures
The hardware is installed! One more step complete until we reach the final goal. The project is definitely taking longer than most kitchens, but doing it all ourselves and with our busy schedules we knew it was going to be an ongoing, lengthy experience. Just to have these handles installed is a huge excitement in our life. I can open my drawers without a fight! Hooray!
One of the very first things both myself, and Glenn (my husband), wanted to tackle in our new house was the kitchen. With a baby on the way (May 2015), we knew it had to be a priority. Unfortunately there were other bumps in the road that needed to be taken care of immediately because of the house sitting vacant for two years in cold, northern Minnesota. After fixing what was necessary and immediate, we officially ordered new kitchen cabinets in November of 2015. Our budget without appliances was $5,000, however we knew it was going to go over and sure enough it ended up doubling. It is possible to do a kitchen for $5,000, and here is one I came across of a family doing their kitchen on this budget.
The style we are ultimately aiming for is a blend of modern, rustic, and industrial. The rustic will blend in from the dining room, as our hopes are to purchase a nice rustic dining table down the road. I can’t wait to do mini posts with updates on furniture purchases and decorating. My great friend Molly has been an amazing help with advice for this entire process, as our unofficial interior decorator. She’s quite creative and we are glad to have her input.
To give you an idea of what our kitchen looked like:
Hello & welcome to my blog! I’ve always enjoyed writing since I was a young girl and now I get to share it with the world. As a new mom, I relied a lot on bloggers and YouTube videos for advice on what to know about newborns and the transition into parenthood. After learning so much great advice, it gave me such an appreciation for bloggers that are willing to share apart of their life to readers. I’d love to go over what has and hasn’t worked for my now 8-month-old son, in addition to my experiences transitioning to this new chapter of life.
Last year, my husband and I purchased a foreclosure which we plan to remodel from floor to ceiling. I’d love to share our progress with everyone, including bumps in the road we’ve run into over the past 12 months. At the moment, there is not one room that is a hundred percent complete, but doing a renovation without contractors is a lengthy process. I hope to post snippets of each room’s progress.
I may find myself babbling on and on about other miscellaneous thoughts as well. I seem to narrate my life in my head each day thinking “this could be a great blog post!”. Now, I just need to get into the habit of writing it down so that I do not forget. I write my posts mostly in the evening when my little guy is asleep so things come and go from my mind all day. Would love to do a monthly Birchbox (love this!) review, or have a guest post from a friend, or even just talk about our day.
Over the last few years there have been many bloggers that have inspired me. A few personal favorites that I check daily and enjoy very much are: Skinny Meg, Kailee Wright, & The Small Things Blog. All three of these ladies are very inspiring to me. They each have a unique perspective on an array of topics, such as being a mother (which all three of them are), providing beauty reviews, fitness tips, and more.
Looking forward to this! Thanks for reading.
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