Monday, January 10, 2011

Progress is Progress

Thank you all so much for your encouragement on my post over the weekend! It is so nice to read all your comments, it just makes my day! I know everything will turn out great, it's just hard to maintain that perspective when "being done" seems SO far away right now.

With that said, we are making some progress! My in-laws were here for hours on both Saturday and Sunday helping us out which was GREAT! And my parents were here last weekend so we have definitely had some assistance. Seriously, I don't know what we would do without dads. J and I are both so lucky to have dads that seem to know the answers to everything. It amazes me, they can fix/hang/replace anything!!

So we did we accomplish?
  • We got all the painting done on the first floor, minus a few touch-ups in the guest room. The trim & walls are done!
  • Painted our bedroom...with the exception of touching up the ceiling in the places that the frog tape pulled the paint off! ugh...and the hall upstairs
  • Hung our chandelier {which I am semi obsessed with!} and mirror in the dining room
  •  Hung the TV on the wall in the we finally have a place to sit and relax while the upstairs is being done. I never thought I would appreciate a finished basement so much!
I will post pictures of the actual rooms {of course!} when they are a little more complete. Currently, the floor re-do is beginning on the second floor. I posted about that fiasco here. Apparently it's going to take about THREE WEEKS to finish the floors. About three days for each "section" and four sections of house to do. Seriously annoying. There I go again losing perspective....ha! They better be perfect. I will share some plans & inspiration for some rooms in the mean time.

I have been on the hunt for some moving announcements to update all of our family and friends on our change of address. Theses are my top picks:

 Do you have a favorite? I love the anchor, from minted, and the others are from tiny prints.

Enough about the house stuff! I wanted to thank my friend {av} from {longdistanceloving} for this stylish blogger award! If you haven't visited her blog, you should! She is a fellow Rhode Islander who I hope to meet up with some day!

As part of this award, I'm supposed to share 7 facts about myself. So you get another list :)
  • I grew up in Hershey, Pennsylvania, home of the original Hershey's chocolate factory...and yes it did in fact smell like chocolate.
  • When I applied to college, I wanted to be a teacher. I switched into nursing during my freshman orientation and I'm so glad I did!
  • I am one of four kiddos, and I'm the oldest. I have twin sisters and a little brother.
  • I love to travel but don't get to nearly enough. At the top of my list of places to go? Italy.
  • I did not meet my husband in the hospital. We met through my old college roommate. Someday I'll share the whole story :)
  • I'm looking forward to becoming a mom someday.
  • I don't think I can go a day without a piece of chocolate! Darn sweet tooth!
Whew! That was a jam-packed post. Congrats to you if you made it to the end!


    Emma said...

    i too can't go a day without chocolate...i try to quit and i just can't. i've had to learn to accept my sweet tooth :)

    Jamie said...

    Y'all got a lot done! I LOVE the chandelier!

    I'm a chocoholic too :)

    Megan said...

    I can't wait to see all of your pictures of the house!! Love that chandelier! Is that ya'lls????

    Morgan said...

    Good lord you made a lot of progress! Nice! And yes, agree, love the anchor!!!

    Nicole Jeannette said...

    THAT is your chandelier?? BEAUTIFUL!

    Jillian said...

    congrats on the award! annd all the progress youre making on the house. love love the anchor announcement! xoxo jcd

    Sam {} said...

    super cute blog! excited to follow along :)

    Marian said...

    1) I love that chandelier.
    2) I can't wait to see pictures!!

    d.a.r. said...

    Love that chandelier!!

    Faith said...

    i'm in love with your chandelier!

    chocolate is my weakness too! i was going to say i didn't have any today until i realized that wasn't true, haha.

    i love the bottom one! think it's super cute!

    Jennifer said...

    Congrats! This was an awesome way to get to know a little more about ya! =) I'm the oldest of four too! <3


    {av} said...

    Loved this post--
    a) your chandelier is to. die. for.
    b) you are wayyyy too kind...that award is SO well-deserved, pretty lady.
    c) I loved Hershey--I'm betting that growing up with the smell of chocolate doesn't help your chocolate addiction!
    d) let's get together soon :)

    Happy Monday!

    {av} said...

    and p.s. my fave is the anchor. gotta love Minted :)

    jessica lynn said...

    you cant go wrong with that anchor announcement!

    Rebekka Seale said...

    That chandelier is beauuuuuuuutiful :)

    Megan said... your blog. So pretty and classy. I am ITCHING to decorate my un purchased as the very top of my list when we return to the states... thank you so much for visiting and following my blog..and for your sweet comment.

    following you.



    Megan said...

    p to the s

    I work with children with neurological impairments...

    with our powers combined we basically are what keeps children alive.

    yay for us.


    Rachel said...

    love love love that chandelier! those house announcements are super cute, too!

    Rachel and John said...

    Hi I just found your blog. I love that chandelier! Where is it from?

    *S said...

    Love that chandelier. & Congrats on the award. I also just left you the same award on my blog. Stylish indeed! ;)

    Joanna said...

    The chandelier is beautiful! I didn't know you are from Hershey! VERY COOL!

    Jenni said...

    I love hearing about the progress of your home!!! And OMG, we have that SAME chandelier in our dining room!! From Pottery Barn?! You have excellent taste, Kristen! ;)

    Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

    they both look great! i like the 2nd one best!!! congrats on the move!! yay!! what a big step!

    Holly said...

    Wow I love ALL the cards. I don't think I can choose a favourite one!

    Tiffany said...

    I absolutely love that chandelier! And I think all of those announcements are cute, so you can't go wrong...but my two faves are the anchor and the mailbox. Have so much fun ordering those!

    lindsay said...

    that chandelier is to die for and i am so excited to see the results from the other future projects you have for your home.

    those cards are adorable...i really love the anchor one as well ♥

    and how cool that you grew up in hershey...what a unique place to live :)

    hope you have a magical day!


    Jayme said...

    I just happened upon your blog, and I share a Hershey connection with you! I grew up in Pittsburgh, but moved to Hershey when I got a teaching job at Hershey Middle School. I taught PE and Health there (with Mr. Holwig, Mrs. Shay, and Mrs. Ocker, who you might have had) for 6.5 years, until I met and married my Marine husband, also a Hershey native. Now "home" is wherever the USMC sends us. But NO place in the world compares to Chocolate Town, USA!

    Anyway, I'm your newest follower! :)

    megan said...

    I know this post is a few days old but I lovvvvvve the anchor announcement! I may have to order some of those since I just moved, too! :)