Remodel, renew, refresh, then rest

Hipstamatic pic of the "coffee cup shelf" and glass knob hook in new laundry room

Mentally & physically exhausted here...we've been determinedly working away on the house in preparation for a home appraisal today (which will determine a value for our home & thus determine if we can refinance). Combined with the "nesting" nuttiness I already have, I've been in Jared's words a "tasmanian devil". Now that the inspection is done I've fallen in a bit of a heap. Sucking down my afternoon life blood of English Breakfast tea and chocolate chips/walnuts has helped but mostly I can't wait to veg on the sofa tonight and do nothing.

Just last night I painted our bedroom trim, painted touch ups for the hallway, painted the back door and areas of trim throughout the kitchen, stripped the porch french door of its protective film and razor bladed the dry paint from 2 days ago, then helped Jared cart out dry wall chunks from the wall he was demo'ing in the laundry room (future) bathroom. Then swept up the gazillion rocks Bird decorated the back patio with (while I was painting the french door...) and did general clean up throughout the house. And that was after making dinner & getting Bird fed and with Jared getting home an hour later than usual. Insert long sigh here. In the days before I also (finally) painted the (unfortunate) feature wall in our LR to match the rest of the room. And I should probably note that our laundry room is done (!!) - except for soft goods like a panel of fabric next to the washer/dryer and curtains. It looks amazing & it's super functional. I included just one tiny picture above - no Nikon yet - so just an iphone hipstamatic image for now.

Little painter

The weather has been crazy phenomenal here. I'm so sorry for all of you living in the winter freeze from hell. I got my fill in Montana over the week we were there for Christmas. I'm a Panama girl through and through - and start to wilt w/o soaks in the sun. Today Bird ran outside in just a shirt and diaper and laid on the deck in true sun worshipper style. Hilarious. Needless to say, we're spending lots of time playing outside :o)

Now to get my head back into the things I was working on previously - what were those things anyway??

Hugs, Devon