Saturday, February 28, 2015

Toilet paper dispenser

We moved into the house in December and after the big push to get occupancy and the holidays, I think we just took a collective breath and haven't done much on the house. 

So the family was out today and I had the house to myself (finally!)... I started doing laundry and cleaning but there was a hammer in my bathroom (don't ask) and so this happened:

And then this:

Using the moulding scraps, router, sliding miter & table saws, I made this:

Don't look too closely or you will have confirmation that I am NOT a carpenter. But it is functional and doesn't look too bad from a distance. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2014

First Christmas Tree

Our motto is: Go big or go home...

Tom had planted trees over the years for us to use as Christmas trees.  They were great for several years until they were all too big for the mobile. This is one of them:

I believe this beast is about 18'.

Our first attempt at lights was an epic fail:

But in the end we won! :)

And next year the tree will be no taller than 10'. Period.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cats make it home

Now that the cats are comfortable here, it's really official. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014


We had our final inspection scheduled for today but the inspector called Tom because he wasn't going to make it out until Monday. Tom said that we were really hoping to sleep in the new house this weekend. The inspector asked if the smoke alarms were all in and operational and said we can move in! He will be out on Monday to do the inspection. It helps that he has inspected everything from the start so he knows what we're doing... So darn happy tonight! And tired... Good night!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

First snow 2014

Beautiful, but this is my favorite view:

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Girls' bathroom paint. Again.

I didn't realize how hard it was going to be to find the tile for the girls' shower. Of course, when I did find the tile I wanted, the paint didn't match. Well, we re painted yesterday to a denim blue color that works well with the tiles and I think it compliments the grays in the granite better, also.