Thursday, June 30, 2011

What I'm about to say might shock you

No, seriously; stop the presses. 

I am not Bakerella. 

And as my plans for a perfectly delicious and adorable party favor fall apart, I'm left standing here covered in white candy coating and epic fail.  Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings in this adventure. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Reason 372 that the DIY Network is TEH DEBIL!!!!!

About 5 years ago, we bought a house.  Nothing fancy - run of the mill new construction townhouse with run of the mill basic finishes.  It was our 5 year plan.  Well, since I haven't written any more about our attempts to sell, I guess you can figure out how that's working out...

So we've decided to start putting a little money into the place.  Make it more marketable.  The wooden decking has been pulled and replaced with PVC decking and a new railing; stairs were also added.  We were in the midst of contemplating our next move when a minor toilet malfunction sparked an idea.  The powder room would be next.  Simple enough, right?  How hard can it be to remodel less than 25 square feet?  Gah. 

First, the before.  Bisque toilet, cabinet vanity with cultured marble top, vinyl floor and my favorite feature - the frameless mirror held up by those lovely plastic clips.  Functional but not particularly pretty. 

So, prettying up this boring space became our new priority.  First came the demo...

Check out how they installed the vanity top - IN THE WALL.  How awesome is this?

We decided on yellow walls, a standalone vanity with vessel sink and a modern, white toilet.  Oh and a slate mosaic floor, which brings me to the title of this post.  I've watched my fair share of DIY, and honestly, tiling a floor didn't look all that hard.  HA!  Maybe if I had Amy Matthews hanging over my shoulder telling me exactly what to do... but on my own, not so much. 

Thankfully things are starting to come together.  Keep an eye out for the progress and "after" pics coming soon.  I've got a little more painting to do and then we can start installing fixtures.  I'll share it all when we're through!

In the mean time, I need to get back to working on little bugger's second birthday party.  Only 9 or so days till the shindig, and just about 2 weeks till her birthday! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

First to my dad -  there aren't enough ways to say thank you, but what says it best is that I think I'm finally starting to "get it." 

And to Shaun - thanks for being a great Daddy.  Patient, loving and always teaching.  I know she looks up to you and it's only a matter of time before she realizes that you are actually way cooler than me. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Evil, thy name is

Viral pharyingitis.  Kayla spiked a fever on Saturday.  She was fussy and clingy, but it was under control with ibuprofen, so I didn't think too much of it. Sunday the fever was gone, but she still wasn't right.  Kayla is a pretty laid back kid (as far as toddlers go) but she was very temperamental all day Sunday.  I chalked it up to her 2 year molars coming in.  Yesterday she was an absolute disaster at daycare and when Shaun brought her home, so I took her to the doctor.  Turns out she was sick.  Poor monkey. 

We're hanging out at home today, hopefully getting plenty of rest and maybe I can catch up on the cleaning I've been neglecting. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My favorite words

I love the things that Kayla says.  I love the way she says things. 

This is gra-oohla:

This is a kolala:

This is a lah-coif:

Seriously, is there anything cuter?  Well, maybe this: