February 21, 2013

A Bright Red Bird House

There has been a lot of house talk lately and Audrey has obviously caught on. Last week she came to me and asked if girls can build things too. Of course the answer was a resounding yes. One question led to another and within the hour we were helping her build a birdhouse.

 The next day she painted it.

And worked under the philosophy that the more paint on her brush the better.

Here is the finished project. When I told her I wanted to take her picture with her birdhouse she was very excited, but was also very particular about how she wanted to set it up. Which explains the need for the chair and umbrella.

Now we are just hoping the birds like it as much as we do. 

February 18, 2013

House Progress

I thought I would share a few new pictures of the house progress. It's been awhile and things have changed so much in the last couple of months.

The kitchen, dining and living room areas might just be my favorite spot in the house (although I could easily say that about just about any part of the house!) It is one big open room and I couldn't be more thrilled about it.

Here it is looking into the kitchen.
Along the right wall where the windows are in the kitchen will all be open shelving. The stained cabinetry sitting right in the middle of the room are actually bathroom vanities that are just waiting to be installed.

And here it is looking the other direction into the living room.
This is a wall of bookshelves and a wood stove will go right in the middle. On the other side of the room are two sets of french doors and an entertainment cabinet. For some reason I don't seem to have any recent picture of that side of the room.

The other big progress that happened last week is the installation of the tile in the bathrooms upstairs. The pictures aren't great, but I am so happy with how they turned out.

This is the kids' bathroom upstairs.

And this is the shower in our master bathroom.

We are getting close to finishing and so anxious to move in. We've started picking out some new furniture and Bryce has been building a few new things too. I can't wait to share them all.