I'm Becky... I have a wonderful husband of 9 years, a daughter who is 8, a son who is 5, 2 dogs, a cat, and an ever-lengthening list of interests and hobbies including knitting, gardening, cooking and baking from real foods, and sewing. I'm allergic to dairy but my family isn't so you'll see some recipes that include non-dairy modifications.
I do daycare from my home during the day so I can stay home with my children while helping to pay the bills.
The kids joined the team this week, helping Jon prep Charlotte's room for painting....
... and helping scrub all doors and trim.
They loved helping.
Jon, however, found scrubbing doors and trim for hours to be the least fun of his house projects so far.
I painted Charlotte's room the pale gray-blue on Saturday. It took two coats to cover the green. I had to end up buying 2 more gallons of "Night Frost" (Olympic) to finish her room and the bathrooms.
Charlotte helped me put the cover plates.
On Sunday Jon reorganized the studio (that will be staged as an office). We gave away his old computer desk. Someone was very grateful to have this big, ol' thing. We really enjoy giving away our unused items instead of trying to sell them. For more valuable items it can be worth trying to sell but I find listing things for free on Craigslist to be faster and more rewarding when you see how excited people get when they come to pick items up.
Jon took a load of stuff to storage and got the room all ready for his parents and sister who arrive late Wednesday night.
Here's a little sneak peek at Charlotte's room. The lighter, more neutral walls will certainly show better then the lime green it used to be. I kept the same rose curtains for now. The rest of her room is still a work in progress. We have some SERIOUS decluttering ahead before her room will be ready.
Sunday I tackled painting both bathrooms. I painted them "Night Frost" and had to do two coats for good coverage. I was so excited to say goodbye to the rubber duck themed decor. We enjoyed it as Charlotte's nursery theme but after staring at ducks for the past 8 years, it was time to go. Here's a little view of the hall bathroom. Still needs new floors and finishing touches but it's really starting to look nice.
After a long day of house cleaning and painting, I was so excited that Jon cooked dinner.
I played D.J. while searching Ravelry for knitting inspiration. Nothing like Pearl Jam and Ravelry at the end of a busy day.
This upcoming week/weekend, we're lucky enough to have both sides of our family pitching in to get some of the larger projects marked off my list. I'll have my camera handy so I can report back next week. There will be new counter tops, floors, light fixtures..... I'm can't wait!! We're getting so much closer to being ready to list the house. Our dream of owning our own little farm is that much closer to becoming a reality.