Saturday, February 22, 2014

Progress Lighting at Lowes

Long time, no post!  In the event that anyone upgraded to the Progress Lighting "Renovations" package, Lowes now carries the line in-store.  The Progress ceiling fan with light kit online would run you over $400.  I found the fan today for $99 and the light kit for $80.  Great deal!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Is it hot in here?

Is anyone else having an issue with a toasty second floor?  We thought it was crazy to have a 3,000 sq ft house with only one unit for a/c, but our SR assured us that it would be fine "because its energy star."  Yeah right!!  I am just curious if there is something wrong with ours or whether we aren't the only ones with this problem.  There is a significant change in temperature's going to be a long summer.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Window treatments

If you are considering plantation shutters, we highly recommend them! These are the ones in our morning room. Love them! Great for privacy, but they also let in plenty of light when you want it. Here is a pic from the morning room...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Overdue update

It has been over a month since we have moved in and we absolutely love our new home. It's still way too premature to show pictures of the rooms. It seems like most of our time is spent emptying boxes and trying to figure out where to put things! :)

One thing that we have learned is the value of good shelving. We have pretty much redone every closet with help from our friends at the Container Store. The owners closet is my favorite, but the pantry is a close second! The Ryan pantry consisted of four shelves with lots of wasted space. We managed to get seven shelves in the same space! The shelves don't buckle under the weight of canned goods and they are all lined to prevent items from falling through. Before and after pics are below.

I hope to get blogging soon with more details on the 30 day walk through, the things we wish we had thought of earlier in the process, etc. It's too much to share from the tiny phone keypad. ;)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Moving in

Three days, four truckloads, five moving men, and countless hours later, the stuff is all in! Our current decor is a sea of cardboard. I can't help but wonder how long it's going to take to get some semblance of organization in this house. It's overwhelming...there just isn't enough time in the day (or energy) to do what we want. Maybe by summer we will be finished unpacking. LOL I can't even begin to think about decorating. I am definitely looking forward to getting our house in order!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Zero days

We are down to about 19 hours! I thought this week would drag, but we have been so busy packing and prepping, it has flown. A word of advice for those waiting to close...pack early, pack often. I held off on packing the kitchen because I figured we still needed a lot of odds and ends in there. When we finally got to it the other day, I found myself packing box after box of things we definitely didn't need to keep out. How many casseroles could one possibly need in a day?! LOL
On that note, I will sign off to continue packing...