Decorate Kristin's House!
The shopping for the house has begun! Things like tankless water heaters and 30 year roofs are topics best left to Hugh... I find them so mind numbing that I will say "yes" to anything just to make the conversation stop and I am pretty sure that Hugh will be mighty pissed to come home and find out that my laziness led to the blithe acceptance of a hundred thousand dollar copper roof... thankfully our roofer is one of our best friends and would never let me pull such a stunt...
Here is the living room now:
Please don't judge us on the faded carpet or the crooked lamp... we are faded and crooked people and so they have served us well.
Here are some possible new living room paint colors:
Please weigh in with your opinion... keep in mind this room does not get a lot of sun... this is the website to these paints... they are very, very cool. I am feeling Plantation...
Ooooh... and look what we'll be watching The OC and Globe Trekker on now:
& this is what it will be sitting in:
We still need to hustle up some sofas and chairs and stuff... but hey, the TV is checked off!
And here is the light for the childrens' hallway... which is way better than what is there now...
One of these is might be our new bed. Storage! Good looking! Pottery Barn! NOT expensive! Yea budget! Yea budget?
And this is what we are thinking of for Eva... she is just about ready to make the move to a "big girl" bed.
It costs more than either of the beds we are looking at for ourselves... figures.
Let's not forget the back yard... take a gander at this
Unfortunately, I was distracted by these:
and I had to stop shopping because I bought them. And now we are poor. Shoes that are for evening wear, shoes that have some sparkle, shoes that I will have to wear to places like Target and Starbucks to get any use out of them... I am ashamed. But, you have to admit, they are excellent.
Today the contractor comes down to coordinate a timeline, Monday the guys come to hack the bougenvilla back (personally, I am a little worried about the troll family we may disturb when we prune, but, it has to be done...), and, let's not forget these folks... they'll be here on Tuesday to help organize each and every room and even the garage...which has me so excited I can only conclude that I am a geek.
Our wish list is 3 pages long. There are fun things on it like, "outdoor shower" and dull as dirt things like, "new trash can area"... guess which ones I think are the priority?
Hugh and I have had exactly 4 arguments about the house already... and so we have had to lay some ground rules... his rule is not responding to every single suggestion I make with, "as long as it fits in the budget" and my rule is a solemn vow not to stab him in his sleep when he fucks up and asks me about the budget.
Why is the date shown the day a post is first started and not the date it is published? Can I change this, or, does this just so not matter??