How our son is already 1 just blows my mind! I’m actually a few months late writing this post, but better late than never (he’s 16 months now). I spent months planning this party, after all, your first baby turning 1 is a huge celebration. We love books, and growing up my brother and I always loved Where The Wild Things Are, and since Brayden was Max for Halloween, that’s what we decided should be our theme. Our theme was Braydens Wild One. Continue reading
Just as quickly as we fell in love with this house, we realized we would outgrown the small two bedroom home pretty quickly. Not to mention I started a new job and was commuting 45 minutes each way three days a week with a dog and a baby, and that wasn’t going to work for long. Turning this old character house into our dream home changed to fixing it up to flip and sell. We finished up with the (9,000-sqft) lot and finally landscaped. The front yard and courtyard were a mess of dead plants, dirt and a ton of unused space. My manly man husband installed sprinklers all on his own, and laid fresh sod throughout which made a huge difference. Next we built a fire pit in the courtyard with some adirondack chairs to make it a more usable space, and I finished it off by framing the courtyard with pretty pink bougainvillea bushes and vines to add some color. In the backyard we just added morning glory vines to cover up the massive fence (these are seriously the best because they grown so fast!). Continue reading
It was one of those relaxing days lounging around our backyard we decided we were ready to start expanding our family. Next thing we knew I was super pregnant and we realized the room we were supposed to bring our new baby home to was a total disaster. Continue reading
Home Sweet… Disaster!
Sometimes I look back and seriously wonder what we were thinking when we bought our first house. I think I was a mixture of desperation to own a home after being outbid so many times, thinking it would be fun to fix it up ourselves, and really only seeing a house with a huge yard and a pool. This house, where to start… it was built in the 1940’s, it was all painted peach, with a huge ugly fence that seemed like a barricade to the outside world, overgrown weeds all over, a dirty pool and the most outdated interior I had ever seen covered in wood paneling.