Sunday, February 26, 2017

90% finished

The bathroom is 90% finished! We need to put down the floor and install the new faucet.  Other than is done.

I chose some flooring awhile back, but have decided not to use it. So, I am back to the drawing room on that. The flooring I was going to use will now be used in the laundry room. That's ok. I know what I want - I just have to get it. My husband and I can put the flooring down anytime. At least now the bathroom won't be in total disaray when our daughter comes home for spring break next weekend.

Here are a couple of before and after pics of the sink, cabinet,  and entire bathroom. Please excuse the faucet in it's box on the toilet. That should get installed this afternoon.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bathroom Project

I got to work on the upstairs bathroom today. Seems like when I have time to work on the bathroom, my daughter is home. I don't know if your college kid does this, but when mine comes home she wrecks her bathroom. There is absolutely no working on it during school breaks. AND, since I teach school...we tend to be on the same breaks! This little project seems to be taking forever!

Anyway, here is how the vanity looks with two coats of paint. I still have to paint the doors and attach the new hardware and knobs. But, I think this project is coming along very nicely.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

A short hiatus from organizing

I was on a bit of a hiatus from organizing as I worked on a special project for the state. It took three weeks of my life, but did result in a little extra cash which is always a good thing.

Now, I am back at the organizing. The daily organizational calendar that I have been using still has three weeks of activities that haven't been crossed out, but I am just picking up where I left off.

This morning, I have been cleaning out my recipes. Because I have the world's brownest thumb, I keep tons of cookbooks, recipes and magazines in my planter window.  However, over the years, I have allowed that shelf to be overgrown with paper and books -  some of which I have had since we were first married.

I am going through every piece of paper and every magazine. I can tell which magazines are the most loved because they seem to be sprouting post -it notes! There were some old favorites in these magazines that I had forgotten all about! In the papers I found hand written recipes from dear friends that I haven't heard from in years. I realized that my favorite cookbook is starting to fail the test of time - it is going to have to be put away in some type of box to keep it from getting anymore exposure to the elements. I found some paper recipes that had been printed from the internet more than once...obviously, those were family favorites at some time.

I have been heartless and cruel. I have purged many old magazines, newspaper cuttings, and cookbooks. However, I refuse to purge my Paula Deen magazines or cookbooks I even bought special dividers for those. I don't think I have ever tried a recipe of hers that my family didn't like. That is truly saying something because I live in a house with an extremely picky eater~

The local Habitat for Humanity store is going to get several cookbooks this week, however. I hope that there is someone out there who can use them.