Here are some simple photos of the Christmas decorations I (we) put up this year. One day, I will have a themed tree in every room, garland on every entryway, and professional photos taken. But for now, this shall do. Enjoy!
With the kitchen renovation done, my mind is already moving on to our next project – the guest bathroom. Like everything else in our house, the guest bath isn’t bad, it’s just not good. It’s got the whole floor-tile-on-the-walls thing going on, an awkward L shaped layout, and a really strange sink. Overall, it’s nothing we can’t update for cheap. Here are the photos from our house listing:
Apparently, David and I have a lot of booze and booze-related accessories. Don’t judge- there’s a lot of items involved when making cocktails! We’ve got wine glasses, beer steins, bottles of everything, bottle openers, mixers, shot glasses, etc. and we needed a place to keep them all together. Also, we have people over all the time, and I didn’t want them to dig through a random kitchen cabinet when helping themselves to a glass of wine. Therefore, I knew I wanted/needed a bar cart or bar cabinet situation. I kept my eyes peeled for something that could hold all our bar goods on Craigslist, and I shopped around a few antiques stores in town for months. I never found anything that clicked with my vision (and my pocket book) UNTIL THIS:
Today I am writing this post with a happy heart. My heart is filled with joy because (drum roll please) our kitchen reno is 99% finished!! The last thing on our giant never-ending renovation to-do list was to build/install a fridge surround. Now some of you might be asking, what is a fridge surround? Here’s what I’m talking about:
What can you get when you combine an old door with an Ikea twin bed? Read to find out. Read more
David and I traveled to Jaco, Costa Rica, for a quick get-away at the end of June. We are lucky that we live super close to Hobby airport- home of cheap Southwest flights. I was able to snag a “wanna getaway” deal to San Jose, Costa Rica, for $150 pp round-trip. Neither of us could take a lot of time off of work, so it was a quick trip. Too quick. I knew we would only have three fully days when I booked it. But three days was not enough. Everything was so pretty! I needed more time to explore and soak it all in.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! David and I randomly stopped by the DAV Thrift Store on Griggs Rd the other day and, man-oh-man, did we score big! This place was definitely off the beaten path and had a distinct granny’s house basement smell. However, the goods were good! Many vintage pieces at great prices. Here’s a list of the items I got. Swear I don’t have a problem: