Thursday, March 24, 2011

Winter is back, progress at the house and a surprise in the mail!

Last week I blogged about the arrival of spring and how wonderful it was, blah, blah, blah. And yesterday, we were back to this:

Aaaaargh, my poor daffodils are going to freeze! And no, daffodils is not a euphemism for my buns...although they are freezing too.

Oh well, onward and upward, let the great spring thaw begin (again)!

There's been progress at the new-to-us house we are renovating. The official move-in date is April 18th.

We had the stuffy, cramped closets removed in the master bedroom, and behind the wall beside it was the closet to the room next to the master's, a tiny, useless bedroom. A friend of mine convinced me to turn it into a walk-in closet and I, in turn, convince hubby too. He didn't take much convincing as it makes complete sense. It is a much more efficient use of space. And we left the door to the tiny bedroom up, so it could, if need be, be turned into a nursery by future buyers (way, way, way down the line. I don't plan on moving again any time soon!). Anyhoo, here's the master bedroom with the closet removed. The door was the closet door in the tiny bedroom.

Here's a peek from the other side of the door in the tiny bedroom:

And here are the Pax closet components we bought on sale back in January for the walk-in closet, getting ready to be assembled:

Can't wait to show you the finished result!

Meanwhile, in the kitchen, the light fixture over the island is finally up:

Don't you just love the bling? It's girly, but not too girly. Just a little touch of glam!

And to brighten up that lousy snow day we had yesterday, my Silhouette SD finally arrived. :^)

You might recall I ordered it a while back, following a discount offered through the DIY yourself Showoff blog.

I don't know which one I was more excited about, the Silhouette or the box it came in, cause when you're moving, boxes are at a premium!!

Unfortunately, I'm so busy right now, what with packing, overseeing the renovating, working, etc., that I won't have time to play with it for the time being. I have also had to put my jewelry making on hold and I'm dying to get back to it, but not until we are settled in the new house.

Ciao for now!


  1. Eeep can't believe you have more snow brrrr! Very jealous that you're going to have a HUGE wardrobe- imagine all the lovely frocks you'll be able to store! x

  2. We got snow too...but not as much as you did! Crazy isnt' it??? Love the bling and the fixture..looks great!

  3. OK I wont complain about the rain, look at all the!
    I so want that machine, can't wait to see what you do with it!

  4. what a project!!!

    my mom said it just snowed in maine where she lives.
    and she is fit to be tied with or without the long winter!!!
    hahahah xxx

  5. Your new closet is going to be fabulous, and what a GREAT idea it was taking the small one and adding it to yours! I looove your kitchen island lighting, it's gorgeous and I can hardly wait to see what you do with your Die cutting tool, I think it would be so much fun to have one,( the projects would be endless)! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I should have explained the game of Bunco(my bad). xo Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs