shall we start with the newness?
AC Digitals has some newness in store today: Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes collection.
perfection in softness, femininity, and fun.
I just love this photo of peyton, in fact, I have loved all of the photos of her that I took in this little sitting of sorts.
(no, I am not biased.)
(papers and embellishments are from maggie holmes collection, tape frame from liv.edesigns, staples from design by dani, and stitching from anna aspnes.)
speaking of lovely things, father’s day was quite lovely.
this “merrill working seven days a week” thing was old the minute it started, and hasn’t gotten any newer or more exciting since then.
I have been having a hard time with it, and he has too.
yesterday wasn’t easy for either one of us.
I sat on our bench in sacrament meeting and fought back tears as the girls sang father’s day songs to me, while I sneakily (and perhaps a tad inappropriately) recorded them with my camera phone so I could send it to merrill.
I guess I should look at the positive, I was able to be there and record it.
nevertheless, it sucks that he is gone SO MUCH.
in other news, there will be some re-doing going on here, starting today.
meet the main bathroom:
this bathroom bugged me the second I saw it.
just what bugged me?
- the size
- that shelf thing behind the toilet
- the lack of storage
- the lack of light
- the lack of space
- the fact that the light IS NOT CENTERED OVER THE SINK.
(seriously, can’t plumbers and electricians just work together?)
- and it’s small.
(or did I mention that already?)
the main bathroom at the old house was spacious. there was a lot of counter space, tons (TONS!!!! I tell you) of storage. there was all of the space in that roomy vanity not to mention a FULL CLOSET. everything had a home. I was severely comfortable with that bathroom.
I mean, okay, it did have it’s faults..
the floor, no shower, the tile in the bathtub area, the floor.. but the size was awesome! and all those other things could be fixed.
here, the size thing is not fixable.
we have also had our dear towels since I bought them when I was a senior in high school. I loved them so much, had to have them for my future house, and they stayed packed away for two years.. I still do love them, well, the parts that aren’t dingy, stained, or fraying.
the ducks have been with us since we bought our first house. they were a gift from my mother-in-law, and we have loved them, but sadly, the whiteness of the towels isn’t what it used to be, and even sadder, the girls really aren’t into rubber ducks like they used to be (something about getting older I suppose).
the plan is to lighten, brighten, and simplify.
so, here’s the battle plan:
- remove that dang shelf
- paint the ceiling white
- replace baseboard with foamboard that will resist (RESIST!!!) water. (unlike the MDF that is there and soaking up water like a sponge..)
- frame out the plain old contractor mirror with the same foamboard trim.
- add our new paint color to the walls
- board and batten the east wall
(I am more than a little excited about this part.)
- new shower curtain (buh-bye duckies!!)
- replace all towel bars with hooks
- all linens will be replaced with white which will mean that we will not have as many, which will also help on that whole “lack of storage” issue that exists.
I have started the day off right with a banana and a scotcheroo for breakfast, so I am more than ready to go.
(breakfast of champions I tell you.)