Last week we started working on redoing our living room.The boys and Liz helped me strip off all the pink damask wallpaper.
This week our fabulous painter Jorge is here skim coating the walls and fixing all the cracks.
We want to redo the fireplace too.
The tile (who would put cream tile under a white mantle???) needs to go and we don't think the mantle is original so we're considering replacing it as well.
We love the walnut floors.
They look pretty amazing for 97 year old floors.
Over the weekend, my sister-in-law Rachel came out to bring her son Michael a piano. The whole clan came up for a salmon BBQ. I love Rach. I hope I'm as good of a grandma as she is when my kids have kids.
Sage is a sweet, happy adorable little girl who loves to chase our dogs around. She has the funnest laugh. She had a good time running around on the trampoline chasing all the balls as they bounced.
My boys love having their cousins over and were able to squeeze in a little ping pong and badminton before they left.
It was fun to see my nephew David too. He and I like the same kids of books. I was anxious to show him the new book that I'd bought while I was in Cedar City. Come to find out...he had just bought the same book the day before!
We also tore out all the beadboard in the basement where my studio is going to be. It was actually 2 in beadboard. I was sad to tear it out but big holes had been cut in it over the past 90 years to work on electrical, plumbing and heating.
Today the window guy is coming out to get the measurements for cutting out an egress window (or foundation is 18inches thick...so it won't be cheap) and replacing a window that is already there.
This will work out great for those who aren't going to CHA this weekend.
This past week I got a box from Autumn Leaves with my newest stamps in it.
They are a set called "Talking in Circles 2" and are sentiments (like Thank you, Best Wishes, Way2Go, Miss You) that work great layouts, tags, cards, books...etc!
So if you'd like to be in the drawing to win a set...just leave me a post.
I'll apologize in advance to those of you who are outside of the United States or in Alaska or Hawaii. I wish I had bundles of money to spend on shipping (and on clothes, furniture and travel) but alas...I don't. BUT If you live in those areas and if you are a digi scrapper, you can still enter because I can e-mail you the digital versions of the stamps. Make sure you put that on your post, that you're a digi scrapper and live outside the lower 48 states.
I will do the drawing on Monday sometime and post it by Tuesday.