72 Days and Counting...

If you read about the stairs yesterday, I was wrong. Mark tore out all the staples in the floor. Thank you, Love.

Yesterday I left you in wonderment about our kitchen and family room. Today is the day! I love, love looking back at these pictures. We closed on June 21. It's October 9. Here's a couple months of major change...

Family Room Before

Paneling Removed

Load-bearing wall knocked out. Beam installed. Ventilation moved. New floors.

Family room as of now. Built-ins are on my Christmas list.

Different shot of the family room.

Hello light!

Drum roll please!!!

Kitchen Before

Are you ready yet?!

Painting at midnight, we were on a surprise-30th-birthday-party time crunch.

My dad's the best! And so is my mom. She helped my dad lift these. Really, mom?!

As of today!

It's been 72 days and counting of a non functioning kitchen. That equates to 72 days of eating out, grilling, crock pot dinners, and no kitchen sink. The exciting news is that the counters are being installed on Thursday. We then want to put the range hood up, back splash, and install the pretty appliances that have been sitting in our garage for the last three months. The walls need to be repainted and I have to find the perfect counter-stools, lighting, and rugs. She's coming along!

Transformation! I like it!


How do they do it?

Bloggers. How do they do it? 

I've realized my life has become more "full" since buying our house. We keep busy with things like cutting tree branches, blowing insulation into the attic, installing kitchen hardware, cleaning wood floors, and cleaning more wood floors. With school starting back up (first quarter in the books!) I've been running around with my head cut off for the last few months. Its been almost 4 months since I last blogged. I miss it BUT priorities got in the way.

It's good to be back, Blogosphere!

Thanks to those of you who have asked or commented about the house. There's not a day that goes by that I don't tell Mark," I love our house!" or "I'm so thankful for this house".

Seriously, it's an earthly reminder of God's love for us.

I'll save the 4 months of reflection and get to what you really want to see...updates!

Stairway, all me baby!

 I filled holes, sanded, primed, and painted these on my own. Curtsy.

Living Room Before Move-in

Living Room During

Living Room As of Date

Living Room Before (looking out the front of the house)

Blankets hung with pant hangers, that's how we rolled for 3 months.

Finally found "The One" curtain. Look for a whole post on that dilemma.

Dining Room Before

 Dining Room During Construction

Current snap of the dining room...

Before: Half Bath On the Main Level

Not much progress, talk about a room full of procrastination...

I'm ready for a dishwasher!

Maybe by the end of this week I'll have something beautiful to show.

Can I get two claps for this?! 
This was the first week I parked in the garage! 
 We're officially settling in!

The Kitchen and Family Room.....

I'm leaving you in suspense until tomorrow. Uploading pictures made my own mouth drop. Check back to see My Pinterest Kitchen created by my dad, my husband, and helpful friends! 

I'm 25 and humbly blessed!