Thursday, December 19, 2013

1 year

I can't believe we have been in this house for over a year now.  This last year has flown by, we still love this house, it was a great move for our family.  When we moved in last year it was on Ashton's birthday and then we were thrown into the holiday season then we had to get ready for baby girl.  Other than her room we haven't done much to the house. I painted her room and I love this color, I am tempted to paint the rest of the house this color, we will see though.

 I was itching to get going on some projects, I did get a wild hair while Jason was gone a couple of months ago and I painted the fireplace mantle, and I love how it turned out. 

We did get a couple of little things crossed of our list right before Thanksgiving.  One thing we have hated since we moved in was the carpet on the stairs.  It is the first thing you see when you walk in the front door, and the fact that it wasn't centered drove us crazy.  We finally did something about it, we knew that matching the existing carpet would be impossible  so we went with a different type all together.  I am happy with how it turned out, the only downside is that now the cats seem to think we gave them a whole stair case to use as a scratch post.

We also had some one come out and fix the gas line to the stove so that the two drawers would close all the way.  It was such a simple thing but it is so nice that they close all the way now. 
I am still searching for someone to come and paint the house, I am not painting the entryway, and I figure since we will have to hire someone to do that I might as well have them paint the kitchen and family room at the same time.  The rest of the house I can paint myself when I want to. 

We made some pretty good progress on the yard in the last year, it was really run down and the lawn looked really rough.  But by the time fall came around it looked pretty good, there are still some things we want to do but obviously it will have to wait till spring.

I found these from when the house was listed for sale.

 These were taken in June, we cut back a ton of bushes, added new bark and just tried to baby the lawn back to life.  Overall we were very happy with how it was turning out, but we also felt like we needed to live with some of the existing bushes and plants for a while before we made more changes.