Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
i really wanted it to happen but everyone was telling me it could get pricey so then it became a "if we have $$ in the end we'll do it" then it got bumped down to "maybe we can do it later, when we do the other bathroom" i was pretty bummed. but i kept thinking about it. i started thinking up ways to get the money to make the frame. i even wondered if i could make it myself. hahaha. i think nolan eventually saw just how much i wanted it we worked it in and here it is!!!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
since our cabinets have been ordered we went out to lowes to buy the handles because it's so much cheaper than buying it from thomasville or kraftmaid. who wants to pay $15 for ONE handle when you gotta buy thirtysomething?!?! not us, that's for sure! i swear those cabinet buggers just look for ways to rip you off left & right.
we were going to go w/our initial decision of these $4 handles...but then nolan saw a thinner version for about $8....we took a chance on those. AND we had a $100 pre paid credit card as a rebate from all our samsung kitchen appliances that we used towards the cost.
yay for rebates!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
We discussed the outrageous installation labor quote we recieved, and he told us it's all coming from the company they outsource with...and that he's tried to tell management about the ridiculous prices, but no one listens to the little guy. i really wish i could remember the name of the company they use...
i'm all about saving money these days. haaha.
while we wait we need to find a sink for the kitchen (bye bye kohler cast iron sink, we're giving you up in the name of saving more money---funny thing: the only 2 things we actually loved and agreed on were the cabinet styles and sink, and those two are no longer being picked.), two sinks for the bathroom, and faucets all around.
and again, not wanting a picture-less blog post (because who really likes those?)
here's a picture of us on new years eve.
and a shameless plug:
designed and handmade by my bestie, cece.
Check out her blog, where's she's been posting about her new spring collection.
and her etsy page where you can purchase her cute things.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
completely unrelated, but we can't have a post without visual interest right?
do you know who also has blue interior walls?
Here i am in her living room:
i don't think it's quite our style.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
it still feels like a coffin to me.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
this guy is HUGE! almost as tall as me, and weighs a ton.
he's going to live on our balcony next to my chinese pot thing. He's supposed to protect us from bad chi (qi? <---my favorite scrabble/wordwithfriends word) flowing in from the street below. if nolan refuses to let me have a puppy, i guess this guy will do. i think i'll name him "Long Duck Dong" after my favorite 16 Candles character:
oh yah, by the way, APRIL FOOLS! did i fool any of you? i hope so. i mean, all the feng shui stuff is pretty crazy anyway, i wouldn't put it past people to have those things....
anyway, we did order the granite for the kitchen counters, here's nolan talking to the saleslady/owner (i think?) about buying the slabs to make sure no one else will buy it. she later asked nolan if he was chinese. then she asked me if i was filipino. (really?!?)
ummmm....i can honestly say i've NEVER heard that before!