This is the front of our house...and you see that wimpy mailbox that is held up by leaning on it's neighbor's mailbox?
Welp, we have totally fixed 'er up! We totally cemented that bad boy and it stands up tall all on it's own! It's truly such a nice thing to have a strong mailbox...cause before we did that, we'd come home to find it laying on the sidewalk! As in MAIL BOX ON THE GROUND! Yikes.
Here are some before's and afters...you've seen most of these before but you know, it's fun.
I know some people are into the whole tan couches...tan carpet...white walls...nothing on the walls kind of thing, but we aren't so much!
Incase you didn't notice, we painted the wall LIME green, took out the icky carpets and put in hard floors, and really just added a lot of colorful furniture! Still in need of curtains :( Someday.
This kitchen....well, it's really nice with it's woody look and all...but why not change it too?
But this is really sad cause right after this picture was taken I got a new double oven, and a new dishwasher! So really, the kitchen is even better now :) We basically just deglossed the cupboards and painted white and replaced hardware! Made SUCH a difference.
Lastly, our bedroom...
Replaced floors, painted orange wall, repainted other walls cause you can't tell but they were nasty weird.
We've done a lot of other stuff that I just haven't taken pictures of. Like...Clay's kind of re-stained our banister...and it could look really nice if he'd just touch it up :) hint...hint... And then there's just random things like ya know...fixing our ceiling fan...hhah. Pretty exciting stuff. But those three things were really the major changes.
We are SO blessed to have this house. We have loved being homeowners...even with the extra stresses it brings. I definitely don't miss having wall to wall neighbors/floor to ceiling neighbors...where I can hear anything from lassoing their chairs and slamming them on the floors (nope, not joking on that one- we definitely had cowboys living above us once)....to overhearing a couple physically profess their love to eachother, loudly (and then have that same couple come tell us our movie is too loud... PULEASE- i'd so rather over hear THAT). Yeah...having a house is definitely worth the extra stresses!
Well, we've officially become Friday Night Lights fans. Clayster was always saying he never had any interest in it...but THEN for some awesome reason he randomly said, "Tonight is all about you- we can do whatever you want"....HOLLA! So I said we should watch Friday Night Lights! We haven't been able to stop. It really is just so tender. In EVERY episode...I say these words to Clay, "Hun, this show...it just pulls on my heartstrings". I am always sighing and saying "Oh no! Oh my gosh..." and making whining noises whenever someone is hurting or reveals a sad story in their background...and Clay is ALWAYS like, "hun- it's a show...STOP it." haha. I can't help it. Cause I just know things like that happen in real life.
Aight. I'm out. Prolly gonna watch some more FNL here soon! :)
OH! PS- My sis Rebecca told me about this awesome treat/snack thing. You make popcorn (from kernels, not a bag....so like buy the kernels bulk from winco, or costco or somewhere...) and add a bit of honey, a bit of melted butter, and salt- and LET ME TELL YOU IT'S DELICIOUS! I've already made it twice! As in...last night and tonight! Wowsers. It is seriously yummy. I will work on getting a specific amount of everything down for those of you nervous to try it. But it's seriously yummo. And healthy! Cause I mean...no sugar and it really tastes a lot like caramel corn. K that's it.