Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nursery Sneak Peek


Baby girl's room is coming along very nicely though it's not quite done.  But everyone likes a teaser...




Hopefully tomorrow I'll have put the finishing touches on it and you can see the rest of the room.  Until then,



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Homemade Tortillas

The other night we had tacos on the menu and no tortillas in the house.  But tacos really sounded good so I put on my Martha apron and googled 'homemade tortillas'.  The Pioneer Woman has a fabulous recipe that is very easy.  It just takes time.  I ran out of white flour and used whole wheat flour for more than half of the flour measurement with great results.

And lucky for me, I have an assistant cook who was more than willing to help!


Pastry cutter abandoned, Wyatt shows us that working with your hands is much more satisfying.







The finished product. YUM.
The recipe makes about 15 tortillas and they didn't last more than 24 hours.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

B & A: Exterior Paint

Wow.  I realize I've been absent from blogland for quite a while.  I promise I have a good excuse(s).  We moved, unpacked every box within 6 days, painted the exterior of the house, installed blinds, got violently ill, didn't go into early labor, thanked God, decorated, and are in the process of picking interior colors.  

And now....

BEFORE


AFTER



We still need to take the '95 Toyota Corolla window tint off of the 2 windows to the left and paint the trim around our red front door.  But otherwise, she's not looking too shabby.  You would not believe the difference installing wide-slat faux wood blinds made.  Huge. Just huge.  Thanks Dad, for wrangling that project.



The color we used is Valspar Duramax Superior Bronze in a satin finish.  The trim is Valspar Duramax Pale Bloom in semi-gloss.  We got their line of exterior paint that has protection against algae, mold, and mildew.  Sounded good to us.

Whaddaya think?


Boy are we sure glad to be out of that hotel!  Well, Wyatt does miss some things.  Like the desk light switch.  He would crawl from the couch right up onto the desk when I wasn't looking. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

We Bought A House (8 Months)

As of yesterday morning we are officially homeowners.  It has been a bit of a real estate roller coaster but we are so thankful to have a home that we can call our own.  





And I'll call this my 8 month picture of little miss.  :)

Let the renovations begin!