Wednesday, May 31, 2017

master bath renovation

We have hated this "Christmas" bathroom  since we moved into our house 7 years ago, but it a room that very few people saw, so we did other improvement projects first.  This summer we came home from vacation to water stain spots on our kitchen ceiling from the master shower.  We decided that would be the perfect time to fix the problem and the ugly bathroom.

The red paint and green tiles made the bathroom look so dark and small.  The whites and grays definitely brightened the room up!

We didn't use our tub very often and the shower stall was super small, so we decided to get rid of the tub and make a big shower!

There was a window above the tub that came out and we installed a new one that could get wet from the inside.  We frosted the bottom half for privacy but can still see out the top and it lets in lots of light!

The shower stall was super small so out it came!

Getting rid of the shower and extending the vanity really opened up the space!

The bathroom was just a hot mess before with no storage.

I love this clean look!

One last look at the hideousness that was our bathroom. Why did we have a bow stored in our bathroom you may ask?  SMH at my husband and his hobbies!

Simply beautiful!

The vanity and shower were the first to come out.

The sheet rock came down and the floor came up so the electricity and plumbing could be moved.

Work on the shower area.

Sheetrock was one of the few things Jason didn't do himself.

But laying the floor was all him!

I've got one smart and talented hubby!


He learned as he went!

Jason critiques tile work everywhere he goes now!

 Paint - Benjamin Moore - Stonington Gray
Floor - (I can't remember off the top of my head) will update
Marble - carrara gray
Cabinets - Medallion
Vanity lights - Lowes - Allen+Roth
Mirror and Shower Door - local glass place - A.C. Glass

Here are a few pins I pinned for inspiration.

I am so pleased with the finished project!

Monday, May 29, 2017

mama's birthday

We had a fun day celebrating my mom's birthday on Sunday!  A friend of mine just started her own business with Card My Yard so I thought it would be fun to surprise my mom with a fun birthday message on her birthday!

After church we had planned to go to the pool and order pizza, but the weather had other plans.  We took her out for Mexican and it was just as fun!

We had a dinner planned at our house to celebrate that evening.  She knew we were having dinner, but she thought it was just our family.  She was super shocked to see all of her neighbors arrive!

I had planned for everyone to eat outside, but I had no idea what the weather was going to do.  We were lucky enough to enjoy the whole evening outside!  

I know this birthday was especially hard for my mom since it was her first one without my dad, but we tried to shower her with extra love and spoil her like he would have!  

Emmy's preschool graduation

Last week was a big week around here as Emmy graduated from preschool.

We had an ice cream party on Wednesday to celebrate summer birthdays!  Emmy's has already passed, but it was fun to celebrate!

The teachers gave each student a fun bucket of goodies for an end of year gift.

There were tons of goodies and the favorite was a photo album with pictures of Emmy and her friends.  Bryce still has his from when he went to preschool there!

She looked so grown up on her last day.

Look how tall she's gotten. 
We went to her graduation on Thursday night.  This display was set up as everyone walked in. 

Her picture cracks me up!

They had a fun photo booth set up so we could get pictures of our graduates in their cap and gowns!


I love the silhouettes.  We still have Bryce's!

We got to the ceremony pretty early so we could get good seats so we had lots of photo opportunities. 

We love Ms. Tammy.  She was Bryce's teacher for both of his years of preschool.  We will miss her so much.

Emmy made the sweetest friends this year at school.  

The kids sang some songs and then left and got dressed in their caps and gowns.  This one is my favorite!

The processional.

She's officially a preschool graduate!

We're so proud of our girl.  Kindergarten, here she comes!

Nana and Nanny came to cheer her on.

MeMa and PaPa were there too!

We went back to school on Friday for a magic show and family picnic.  Emmy and her friend Lily coordinated outfits for fun!

The girls along with another friend gave Ms. Tammy and Ms. Brittany a fun "summer bucket list" gift before we said our goodbyes!

We have loved preschool, but we're glad for summer and special time together before school starts!


Last Saturday night was a perfect evening for s'mores around the fire pit!

I had gotten all the fixings for s'mores a while back but the weather kept turning cold or rainy so it was nice to finally have a nice night to be outside!

Ooey gooey goodness!

We love s'mores!

water slide

I went to Kohls a few weeks ago to spend some reward money I had and I stumbled on this water slide!  It was 50% off and my mom had an extra 30% off coupon.  So with my reward money, I paid right under $200.  Such a steal for a summer of fun!  

We had a couple of really hot days in a row (with no rain) so we left it out and the kids played everyday after school.  

Love this sweet girl of mine!

This boy of mine is getting so big!