Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gotta Love Kalamazoo!

I was running late and it had been a long day but I was pretty darn happy to need a full tank of gas when I saw this price at the pump!  The next day the same station was $2.49.  Yeeeehaw!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Why???  Why here?

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Laundry Room Remodel - almost done!

I really didn't think this project would take all that long but that was probably my first mistake.  Here it is as of last night - which was just before I started doing 2 weeks of laundry that's been waiting for the new washer and dryer (thanks to Mom and Dad for the early Christmas & Birthday gifts!).

After doing the easy part of painting, we had to lay down a new subfloor for the tile.  Well, Scott did that part.

Then we had to start in the middle of the room since it's so far from being square.  We started out with me putting down the mortar and Scott laying the tiles but after a while, I took over both of those jobs since my knees are much better than his.

It took some planning to remember to get ourselves out of the room so we were finishing by the door.

Man was I happy to put in those last three pieces!
 And the pre-grout finished job.  That paper stuck to the door is my inspiration photo.

And then we did the grout which wasn't a walk in the park either.

But I do like how it turned out.  Scored the blue striped rugs at Meijer for $4!

Scott then installed the new light fixture.  This isn't exactly the kind of light I would have installed but that's where the hole was on the wall so a ceiling light was out unless I ran it on hooks and wires.  With the room being all white now, this works pretty good. We actually have two of the lights turned to point up now and bounce the light off the ceiling.

I'm kinda bummed that they are a little taller than the window but I LOVE having the pedestals with the drawers under them.  Now I don't need shelves - which I had a hard time reaching over the old units anyway.

But here's the exciting part - the new dryer has an LED light inside!!!  You can actually see those white socks hiding behind one of the paddles.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

My most awesome sister hosted Thanksgiving this year.  She's a much better cook than me - I brought the rolls!  She's taking after Mom though.  The table was set the weekend before (caught this when I stopped by her house on Monday to pick up cookies!)

 The cousins had some great bonding time.

Scott got in the act with them when they did a cute chair dance.  Darryl wasn't amused.

And had to get a family picture!

One with Darryl too since he's stuck around a full year now.

Austin ate WAY too much and ended up finding the couch pretty darn comfortable.

I came home and managed to drag myself onto the treadmill.  Thank goodness I had something good to watch on the iPad because it was NOT an easy walk!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Random Pony Pics

Mata Hari is so spoiled...she was going to miss her dinner while Jon trimmed her hooves so Equestrian Girl held her bucket so she could eat at the same time.

 But I have to say, the effort was worth it.  Her pedicure looks awesome.  This horse's feet have changed so much in a year!

This is the drool-y happy face of a hard working horse!

EG spent some quality time with her pony giving her little braids last week.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Man, we worked on our hair for HOURS to get it looking this good back in the 80's!!