Thursday, April 19, 2012

Welcome to our home

Back in November we bought our first home. The process was very irritating to say the least. We ended up moving to Price Utah a tiny, tiny town where house prices have NOT gone down in value. Hopefully this will work to our advantage come time to sell. But for us being the buyer it was hard because the houses here are so expensive! We ended up finding a home that was nice but needed some major updating. So that is what Greg and I have been doing for the past 5 months or so. We haven't finished all the rooms yet but we are getting close! So here are a million pictures with some before and afters so you can see our progress.
We have a nice front and back yard. Great for the kids.
The carport on the side of the garage. It's nice to have this along with the garage.
Backyard has a covered patio with a hot tub that is NOT working at the moment! We'll get around to that one of these days.
I really like this rock seating. I want to get some pretty outdoor patio cushions for it to dress it up.
We have lots of beautiful trees that are starting to bloom. I love them!
K now to the inside. This is the living room before.....
After. We put in new carpet and painted. I also plan on sewing curtains when I get around to it.
Love this door. It's the front coat closet.
painted this and put it in my entryway.
Eva and Layla's room before...
After. We put in new carpet, took down that wallpaper (such a pain) and painted.
The closet doors before....
After. Spray paint does wonders!
So I haven't done much to my room yet. There was a wallpaper border I took down but that's it. The walls are just white and I haven't put up deco. The bedroom is a good size and we have his and her closets which I love! So here is just a pic of my bed and my favorite wreath. I'll post more pictures of my room once I paint it.
Little Julia's room. I forgot to take a before picture but all we did was paint.
Ok here is where it gets pretty scary. The main reason I didn't want this house at first. The rock wall!!! Greg and I fought about this because I wanted it gone but he likes it. We did so many other things to the house that I decided to let this one go. So he won. But we still changed a few things. This is before....
After. I put up my decor and we got new carpet.
But this is by far the worst! That ugly rock continued onto the wall in the playroom area. Thankfully Greg agreed with me that this had to go! Before.....
After. My wonderful Husband busted out all that rock and replaced it with board and batten. We also got new carpet.
I love the way it turned out and now the girls have such a pretty place to play.
I really liked the kitchen. It's big with lots of cabinets and counter space. Plus a nice big pantry.
I also loved these cabinets with the glass doors. What I didn't like was all the blonde wood.
And the dining area was just plain. So we changed it all. Before....
After. I think the kitchen is my favorite part of the whole house. I redid the cabinets white with a few black accent cabinets. The only problem is I bought new knobs but the store only had a few so I had to order more. They are on back order until May! So I will have dark knobs on all the doors in another month or so.
I love the way this turned out, and these are the knobs I will have on the rest of my doors when they come in.
This door is in my kitchen and leads to the garage. I love it! Love the color and the saying.
Last but not least the dinning area. We painted and put up new decor.
I didn't put any of the bathrooms because I haven't done a thing to them yet. They are just white walls and the same blonde cabinets like the kitchen, so once I do my bedroom and the bathrooms I'll post more. But now you all can see why Greg and I have been so busy! We've done a lot and I'm proud of all we've accomplished. I just can't wait until it's all done!

Julia is 1!

My little Ju Ju is one years old! I can't believe how fast she is growing up. She loves to watch her big sisters and tries her hardest to keep up with them. Julia has been cruising the furniture for a while now but took her first real steps last week. She says Momma, Dadda, and Hi Dad. She waves bye, bye and loves to mimic a cow. Moooo! Julia's does pretty good with most table food but her favorites right now are hotdogs, yogurt, goldfish, oatmeal, pizza and any kind of bread. Julia loves to be outside and cries if she sees the door open but doesn't get to go out too. She has become very attached to her blankets. Not just any blanket, only the crocheted ones that her Great Grandma Sofie has made for her. She cuddles with those blankets all the time and has to have one to sleep with at night. We all just love our little Ju Ju and I am enjoying watching her grow and change everyday.
Happy Birthday to my sweet baby girl! You are so loved!