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I can barely remember why I started this blog in the first place. Recently I have just been babbling on about my boring life, but I finally remembered that I started this to share our progress on our new home, updates and the “foreclosure story.” So far what we all have learned is:
1. Brad and I will NEVER EVER buy a foreclosure again (too much hassle and work).
2. 3,300 square feet is a LOT of rooms to clean.
3. With only my husband having a job, all of our updating projects (aka the gross, stained carpet replacement downstairs) have come to a screeching halt.
4. (non-house related) We may or may not be “trying” if you know what I mean.
Speaking of which, I have been wanting to hang these curtains I stole took with us from our first home. I knew I wanted them in the baby’s guest room so on Friday we went to BBB and bought a little $30 curtain rod. If you don’t already know, BBB takes their 20% off coupons all year round. I actually used one from last Christmas that expired 1/2010. She didn’t even look at it. SCORE!
Above is the final project, that I might add I did completely by myself! I probably would have needed Brad if it wasn’t screwed into a stud (for some reason wall anchors and I don’t get along .. at all).
Below is the close-up of the curtain rod. We didn’t find one that we absolutely had to have, but this one we had in our old house so we thought it would be cute. Okay, that is a lie; I thought it would be cute and I had to get Brad on board.

Ironically I think this is the same curtain rod and the same exact color paint. The woman that decorated had AMAZING taste at our first house. So much so that I planted all the same plants in our front yard from that house. I had a blank slate with pretty much everything here so why not!?
On another side note, my mom is moving and putting her house up for sale. She has a ton of leftover carpet so we are taking some of that and putting it in the garage for winter! Anyone else want some?
Also, I took a box of her leftover backsplash tiles and she probably has enough that Brad and I could do a backsplash on our center island! I’m such a bargain-hunter! LOL
FINALLY! I got my new computer in the mail today. First things first, I got on Facebook. Secondly, I had to update my blog! 😉 I have such wonderful priorities (i.e. my homework in my TWO online courses are due tonight and I haven’t read a thing). Since our BlueRay player is fixed now I get the feeling I might not be submitting too good a quality of work this week. Haha.
Anyways, we have done a few little updates since I am tired of our master bedroom being unusable and ugly. We got these gorgeous curtains (that we later found out don’t match our bedspread at all…). I love them. We had to get FOUR since our windows are 10 feet in length!!!
I love the hardware we got. The rod is 1 inch thick and then you can pick out your own decorative ends and just screw them on. I love that just in case I get antsy one day and decide I don’t like these.
Looks great with the windows open now! It’s so soothing in the morning not having the sun glare into the bedroom. Also the birds chirpping doesn’t bother me nearly as much! The curtains have a thick backing and are made to deacrease sounds and light. They work!
Also we have been using our guest shower since we moved in .. in February. So 5 months later I suppose we finally got the motivation to attach our shower head and install a new shower caddy.
We got a normal one to hang from the shower head but it definitely didn’t work with the pull-out shower head. Oh well, I like this one better since it has so much room in it!
When we bought our house, there was one spare bedroom that actually had the proper supports still in place and the closet-maid attached. The rest of the bedrooms looked like this:
Most even had huge holes and gauges in the walls from where they just ripped everything out of the walls. Would it not have been easier to use a drill and NOT make more work for me and Brad?
Oh well that is all behind us and the first thing I did when we moved in was patch these holes up! Well they have sat empty for a while now and it’s almost our one-month anniversary here and we desperately need storage. Brad hates that the garage looks the way it does.
By the way, we did finally get rid of the washer that was left here. A guy from work came and picked it up and I think it’s the happiest I have seen Brad in a very long time! See, we didn’t know if it worked or not. It was only 7 years old but we said Free To Anyone Who Will Take It!!
So back to the closet situation, kinda. Brad got a really nice Craftsman 3-piece tool chest for Christmas from my mom. Well, it is still in boxes in the garage and I’m sure he is just dying to get it together. So we needed somewhere to put all that junk in the garage. It’s mostly paint we are done using and holiday decorations. Enter the closet organization cubes we found at Lowe’s!!
They are a beauty right!? I absolutely love them and it is a perfect place for our games, extra stuff (cords, remotes, etc) and we even had enough room for two rows of closet maids in case we happen to have triplets (I will kill Brad .. make note of that) and need to use this room as a bedroom for whatever reason.
There it is filled with stuff. Yeah that is our Wii Drum Set and you can’t see it but our two guitars are just off to the right of that.
Next organizing step is to put the hanging clippy things (not sure what to call them) on the wall of the garage so he can hang the garden tools like the rake, pooper scooper, shovel, etc. We have it, it just needs hung up. He also has 4 shelves (and will probably need more room to expand) of fishing rod racks that hang nicely on the garage wall too. I think once the chest gets put together, those two items get hung and it warms up and I can put our porch furniture out again then it will be MUCH more roomy in there.