furnishing a 2 story house is no picnic, its coming along...slowly but surely.
Our blinds are ready and will be installed tomorrow- woohoo no more temporary paper ones!
Agreeing on paint colors for the spare bedrooms was a toughie. We went though several samples and still aren't sure about the color of our " unconceived baby's" room - yes we like to be prepared considering we both have baby fever lately
names are picked too.
The office we did a grayish-blue which we LOVE. The baby's room we want a brownish- beige so it matches pink or blue stuff, but its hard finding the right shade. I don't want it too dark or too light, easier said then found.
10000 diff shades of grayish-blue made it that much harder to pick
ps - paintors tape sucks and is practically useless on textured walls
Busy Busy Sunday, we feel like we have a billion things to do for the house and never enough time to do any of it.
Today we spent the day arguing with Geek Squad - they came by this morning to give us an estimate on how much it would be to mount the tv above the fireplace...let me just say THEY'RE INSANE. They told us $800...umm that's more than our actual tv...we threw a fit. Since its above a fireplace they're considring it a 'custom' job..which makes no sense, its not brick or anything different than an ordinary wall. The mounting bracket itself was $279..which is crazy but we ended up buying it, just not having them do the work.Ugh frustrating.
Our ac is broken - apparently its a new system but one particular teeny pipe "looks like was welded by a 5 year old" - according to the professional and has a leak, making refrigerant escape. So there is none left in the system & that stuff is $50 bux per pound.
(thank heavens for a home warranty)
This particular pipe needs to be custom ordered and the time of arrival is unknown aka we are out stuck in a 90+ degree house for god knows how many more days.
We went to Target last night to get a window ac for the time being, hopefully it gets fixed soon or we'll melt!
Arizona is no picnic in the summer months
luckily the rest of the years fantastic weather makes up for it.
The neighbors startarted coming by to say hello and introduce themselves - all are very nice! lots of kiddo on the block too ( as if my baby fever wasnt bad already)
One of our lovely neighbors came over with a lawn mover, leaf blower and lots of 'new homeowner' advice for us...he did our whole front yard and told us to come to him if we ever need help with anything - how nice!
I love our new life <3
" Home is wherever we are if there if theres love there too"
we said we would do it slowly and not all at once to take it easy on our bank account, but who are we kidding? the itch to make the house 'homey' asap has made me as patient as 4 year old.
I have this urge to paint & put all wood flooring throughout the house, but since the carpets are brand new it would be a shame to rip them off right now...same goes for the paint - a painter would charge us A LOT because of the vaulted ceiling, and the paint is only a couple of months old.
We had a blind lady come over to do an estimate, not blind vision wise but blinds as in window treatments.
We really like the wooden country shutters, but holy crap are they pricey....just for the main living room window it came out to almost $700...insane.
So we decided to do wooden blinds, since we will be painting eventually and changing the floor we thought white was the best option. This 'blind' lady was awesome, she gave me so many neat tips for decorating.
after much debate we are putting our TV above the fireplace and getting a mount that pulls out, tilts and moves left and right - didn't know such a thing existed- very pricey job but I think its gonna look awesome.
Geek squad person is coming out to make sure he can hide the cables and all that jazz.
Our yard is going to be a huge project - we listed the rocks that are there now for someone to take them - free of course. Ideally we would like to get started on the grass this weekend, before the temps get too hot for it to take, dont wanna wait till fall...again, I have the patience of a 4 year old.
I want my yard to I can get these already...
yes, there are chilly nights in AZ.
this thing reclines completely
naps outside sound wonderful