Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Go Right Through curtains?

We had a great weekend in EL – got to see lots of friends, enjoy an MSU football game, a bonfire with the Filipiaks and learned that Tim and Becky are pregnant again!! :)  Although the weather was a little chilly, the game was an easy win for State and the first MSU football game Jon and I had ever been to together! 
 And, as I was unloading the images onto the computer this morning, I found some more I’ve meant to post of our new curtains that we made…like out of fabric and a sewing machine.  So we got a sewing machine from Jon’s sister and although it’s a little old school, it still does the job!  We felt like we needed a little privacy on our back door!   The best part is we got a great deal on the fabric and so making them cost about 30 bucks! 
(Note the lack of deck out back....sooooo many new pics to come soon!!!!)
And then I found these pictures…more to come on the projects we were working on…but for now, let’s just enjoy Whit sleeping in the sawdust…

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Go Green!

We’re so excited to head to MSU this weekend and revisit friends and some family! It’s sure to remind us of our good ole EL days. And we couldn’t be happier that we’ll get to see our A-town friends on Friday night at Alma’s vball game! Woohoo for a green floor and a brand spanking new gym and go ACVB!!

And, in addition to all this, our deck is coming along outside. We can’t wait to see the final product with the slate patio too! And more importantly we can’t wait to enjoy a few fall dinners on the porch (if it doesn’t start snowing here in northern Michigan)!

We have LOTS to be thankful for this week…good friends, wonderful family, a great birthday celebrated with my mom and our whole family (quite possibly the first time since high school), our “old dog” learning “new tricks” (yeah, Whit!), and a chance to have a fantastic weekend!

Friday, September 3, 2010

House Demo....yep, there's still more.

We've recently been taking on quite a few projects at home...Jon's made a bookshelf, I'm learning to sew curtains, Jon chainsawed our deck off...YEP, he totally did.

Our neighbors have got to be wondering about us at this point (good thing my bro and sis-in-law are some of them)! And although the bookshelf and curtains aren't finished yet (we'll post pics when they are because we are so darn proud of ourselves for these creations!!!), Jon did recently put up some shelves in our bathroom! We were reminiscing back to our house on Every Road and Jasen & Michelle's design for these. We just love the open feel and easy access to anything from the bathroom! And the best part is we used a HD gift card (thanks Kasiborskis!) to buy the plywood, leftover trim for the edges, white paint we already had and bins from Bed, Bath, and Beyond purchased with another gift card...making this a very inexpensive project!
We've loved all the projects with our house, but are beginning to realize they are never-ending (a little difference from our last house in Okemos). Maybe once the cottage is closed for the summer, we'll have a little more time at home on the weekends!