November 28, 2012

House Update {& Two Reasons Why My Husband Is A Flippin' Genius}

Soooo it's Wednesday and you know what that means!

Oh wait...no you don't? Because I don't even know what that means. Besides an obvious update on the house, you know, because that's what I don't do every other day on this blog...
 
Currently happening:
 
Yep. As of last Wednesday night, my life has consisted of boxes, packing tape, packing paper and bubble wrap. Oh the joys of packing! (Said no one EVER.)

I'm not lying when I say my little Lex is stuffed in the garage like a friggin' sardine. Between my wedding dress (Yes, it's stored in it's original bag and hangs on the garage wall. Far left.), boxes, new washer/dryer, Beau's hoardish-like collection of ice chests and the BBQ pit, it's all I can do to get in and out of my car every day. If I were 5 pounds larger, getting into my car each morning wouldn't even be possible.
(Note to self: stop eating)
Stupid one car garage. I am OVER you!
 
Ok now for the goods. Let's just jump right on in, shall we?!
 
Our house has cabinets!
 
And baseboards, crown molding, window sills and doors but we all know that stuff's boring...so back to the cabinets it is! I don't know why but now that the cabinets are installed it's starting to feel even more like our little home! Things are just coming together and I am luh-huvving every second of it!! I mean, if you couldn't already tell...
 
They look almost black in the pics but rest assured...they are more like a deep espresso (if that's even a color?). Also, we'll be having a light colored granite installed so you'll have to  use your imagination until next week. ;)

Right side of our kitchen. (The refrigerator will be underneath the wine rack.)
Reason #1 my husband is a genius: the wine rack.
I knew he was good for something...

Left side of the kitchen. (Microwave and stove/oven will be mounted in the gaps.)

Next up: the other side of the kitchen (island/bar area)

This is the kitchen sink you're looking at and that long, typically unused drawer right in front of the sink...

Wait for iiittttt....

Boo yah...tip out trays for sponges and brushes!
And this would be reason #2 why Beau is a genius.
That man...he really knows the way to my heart. 

Here I'm standing in the dining area looking into the kitchen. The island/bar is on the right side.


Moving right along...

Master bathroom :)

And that same typically unused space in front of the sink...

BAM!
Oh ya...more tip out trays for toothbrushes and toothpaste! It's the little things, people.

And per usual, I saved my favorite part for last...

Our little mudroom bench

I don't know what it is about this little thing that makes my heart go pittuh pattuh but I just LOVE it! Maybe it's because I TOTALLY forgot about until I saw it installed for the first time? Maybe it's because I forsee little baseball cleats and tiny pink frilly coats hanging from here one day? Maybe it's because I'll finally have one place to hang my purse rather than sending out a search party every morning right before I leave for work? Or maybe it's so that Beau will finally have a "home" for his stupid flip flops I find laying around 24/7. Either way...you get it. I'm in love.
 
Next up:
Paint
Stair railings (rod iron...ooh la la!)
Exterior brick & stone
Fireplace stone
Countertops
Flooring
 
One month, people.
ONE. MONTH.
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And now you must go off and check out the newest blogger on the blog!
 My sweet (& pretty darn witty) friend, Meagan, has officially launched her blog and let's just say if you're interested in anything fashion, food, yoga or puggles, you're in for a real treat!
 
GO HERE NOW.
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PS: Don't forget to link up tomorrow for Saw It. Pinned It. Did It!!! I'm pretty stinkin' excited about my little creation this week!!
 


48 comments:

  1. O my goodness!! I cannot wait to see the rest. Love, Love, Love it all so far!!

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  2. My husband and I just moved into our first house back in September! We moved into a semi-fixer upper so we've had fun making it our own. It's crazy how much of a difference a little paint can make! I guess it makes me old at the ripe ol' age of 27 buuut picking out paint colors has been super fun haha! Looking forward to linking up tomorrow :)

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  3. Lookin good!! Love the wine rack. Good job, Beau! :) Ahh, mudroom. Would love one! Soo excited for you two!!

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  4. I LOVE the color of the cabinets!!!

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  5. Yay yay yay! cabinets! I almost don't want to see all these pics so that it's more of a surprise when I come there but alas I'm looking! :) Glad we got Beau some new flip flops on an emergency mission otherwise that mudroom area would guarantee smell. ;) I will help you cash those wine bottles!!

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    1. I have gotten another pair of sandles since then. LOL those $2 sandles are now my hunting sandles.

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  6. It is moving right along!!! 1 month is going to fly right on by!!

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  7. So gorgeous!!! I'm loving that Winerack - good idea, Beau! Maybe you should add a mini-wine rack in your Master Bath?

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  8. I love those cabinets!!! I've always wanted a wine rack, our current home has a wine fridge thingy. I've got orders for my parents to bring this one certain wine that is made only in Indiana. :) I can't wait to see the rest of the house!

    http://countryrootscityliving.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm loving the finish on the cabinets. So beautiful! It's getting real! I'm sure you're super excited to be moving in soon!

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  10. i LOL'd when you say Beau's hoardish collection hahah Kurt is such a hoarder i cant even stand it. Specifically with empty boxes. If it keeps up he will be living in one.

    BOXES BOXES BOXES!! SO SOON my love!! HEY i need your new address so that when you can finally say WE ARE LIVING HERE, a little Harry Potter owl can send you some mail ;) im so excited for you guys i cant even stand it.

    thats teh second time ive said that

    check out that WINE RACK!! holla. Thank you Beau Beau!!

    i like your thinking with little bball cleats and pink coats...i like where this is going...BABY HOWARD??? AH. Cant imagine how adorable and cute that child will be

    ONE MONTH !!! so happy happy happy!!!!!

    ok im going to rad the last 2 posts of yours I missed because ive been a slave at work the past week. IM A SLAAAAAAAAAAAVE FOR YOU

    oxoxo

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    1. Hey its Wednesday to big things, one I cant say the other is Duck Dynasty. I bet Kurt is HAPPY..HAPPY..HAPPY..

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  11. Ah, gorgeous color cabinets! And I totally feel you on the 1-car-garage... pretty sure I complain about that at LEAST twice a day, lol!

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  12. Oh this is so exciting!! I love the color of your cabinets and I like that the sink is going to be in the island, that is so cool! I don't think I have ever seen it done like that and ofcourse the little tippy drawers are pretty sweet too! Cannot wait to see more progress

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  13. I'm in love with your house already! So exciting. :)

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    1. Eeee!! Thank you!!! We're pretty much in love too! Granted I was LIVID this past weekend when they told us all this stuff was supposed to be done LAST week but I guess I'm happy now lol.

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  14. Love your new home!!! My husband also was brilliant on deciding on the built in wine rack in our kitchen..I was kind of iffy on it but he said lets just do it! and I am so so so glad we did! Yay! For brilliant husbands!! and packing is the worst...

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    1. Amen to brilliant husbands! Seriously...without them, two girls like ourselves would have had to live life without a fancy wine rack in our kitchens and that's just uncalled for!

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  15. LOOOVE it!!! Can't wait to see the rest!!!

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  16. Oh goodness one car garages are the devil!!!! I am just LURVING every.single.thing. about yo' new digs! Can't wait to see the rest! So happy for you guys

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    1. That stupid garage...it really is the devil! I'll be SO glad when I don't have to stuff my car in there anymore!!!

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  17. I absolutely love those cabinets....thats we are looking at putting in our kitchen too! Although, I have to wait 2 years until I finish grad school...then, kitchen demolition time!

    BTW, i'm a long time reader of your blog, but i had to officially follow. Keep posting updates!
    Oh and check out my blog, NYTjerseygirl.blogspot.com

    ttyl Kate :)

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    1. Aw well thank you for reading sweet girl!! ANd for "officially" following lol...I find myself reading blogs forEVER and after a year I realize I never clicked that little follow button!

      ANd thank you for the comment on our cabinets! We're pretty much in love with them right about now! Girlfriend...you go with all that grad school jazz. Major props to you...I don't think I could ever go back to school!

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  18. thats so exciting. I can wait to get a house. If the husband and I could just finish grad school so we know where our permant residance would be that would be ideal haha. until then its apartment living

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    1. Don't worry sweet girl! You'll be there in NO time and it will be SO SO worth the wait. Promise! :)

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  19. LOVE the dark cabinets!! It amazes me how our husbands can think of these genius ideas! like seriously...We spend more time in the kitchen and they come up with these ideas!? Love it!

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    1. Hahahaha I know right?! I'm just glad he did because Lord knows I would have found myself cussing up a storm trying to deal with sponges and brushes everywhere. I am currently dealing with sponges/brushes all in my sink now and I swear I curse them on the daily!

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  20. I am living vicariously through you since I can't go out and purchase another new home to relive this process. I absolutely LOVE the cabinet color and the fact that you have those tip out drawers in front of the sinks. Oh, and don't even get me started on the wine rack and mudroom bench. Jealous!!! Seeing our cabinets and countertops go in made it so much more real! I can't wait to see what you do with it all!

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    1. Yes! I feel like the cabinets have REALLY made things come together SO much more!! I'm sure I'll be living vicariously through someone else once ours is already built too lol. I'm pretty obsessed with the tip out trays and the mudroom, too. :)

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    1. Right?! God love that man for reminding me those to put them in our house lol.

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  22. Beautiful! Not to be a Negative Nelly but we had a wine rack above our fridge in our old house and we could only use to for show (i.e., we put empty wine bottles in it so it looked like it was being used but wasn't). We later learned that above the fridge is not a good place to store real wine b/c the heat and vibration coming from the fridge will make your wine spoil quickly! Who knew? It's fine to put bottles there for a week or so but no long term storage unless you like drinking vinegar. We had 3 expensive bottles spoil that we stored there for just a few months. boo-hoo for us. Looks great, though!

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    1. Ya we actually thought of that before we decided to add it to the cabinets but we're cheap wine drinkers anyways so we figured "Ah! What the heck?!" lol

      Now if we do ever buy a nicer wine (which will probably never happen lol) I'll make sure we don't put it in the rack!

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  23. Can't waitttttt to see it in person sooooon! It's already come so far from when I last saw it! HOLLA HONEY BOO BOO! I'll bring a wine bottle to add to the rack too! ;) Or two..or three. Whateva is cleva!

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  24. I am in LOVE with your house. You are living out my dream of building your dream home from scratch and getting to pick out all the finishes and making little secret spots just for you. I'm obsessed! I am going to be pinning the crap out of this castle when it's all done.

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  25. love love love the color of your cabinets!!!! and the wine rack, my husband and i are in love!! :) i cannot wait to have that!

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  26. aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh it's coming so fast!! what an exciting time for you two! so happy for you guys!

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  27. Looks AMAZING!!! I love the espresso cabinets and I'm obsessed with the wine rack!!! Can't wait to see it all with the granite, do you have a closing date yet?? You must be so excited!!

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  28. Eeeeeeeek! Yippee yay! How exciting Steph!
    The house is coming along so nicely and before you know it, you are going to be all moved in :)

    I am so jealous how quickly it has all happened. We have only just finalized our kitchen - but I LOVE it!!
    And now I am even more excited, even if it is still a 10 month wait for us...
    x

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  29. So exciting!!! :) Love the color of the cabinets!

    xo

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  30. Ohhhh I love it! I just caught up on all your blogs since I was gone at sea for the last 4 months. The house is coming along beautifully!!! Congrats!!!

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  31. Mission accomplished: imagination used. That kitchen is going to ROCK when you're done with it. ;)

    {Yes, I know this is an "old" post, but I just found your blog and HAD to leave a comment. I'm such a sucker for well-done kitchens - ha... well-done... pun not intended, only because I didn't realize. Another thing I'm a sucker for: unintentional puns...}

    http://www.domesticblissdiaries

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