Posted on 11 April 2013.
My week of giveaways for my 4th Blogging Anniversary keeps getting better! To sweeten this week of giveaways what could be sweeter than adding a little Orange? Orange Diaper Co. that is! These WAHM made diapers offer the best materials, craftsmanship, and print selection possible and they come packaged beautifully. Recently the company has scaled back a little but when you have the opportunity to order your own Orange you should. Trust me.
At least once lucky reader will win one of their own! This giveaway is for one of their lovely One Size Fitteds. The print will be determined by what is in stock and winner’s Boy/Girl/GN preference. This giveaway is open worldwide and ends 4/20. You can enter using the Rafflecopter below. Don’t forget- there are many more giveaways to come and several already open- follow along on the 4 Years of DDL tag to keep track!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Posted on 16 February 2013.
We purchased a home in need of a lot of TLC. It’s been months since we moved in and I just recently completed painting the home. Every. Single. Room. Me. Just me. I couldn’t stop until each room was painted because when we bought the home every room was some shade of orange or yellow. Not only was our home orange but it was a badly painted orange. Light switches were coated with paint, splatters were all over the windows, paint was even dripped on the marble under windows and floor! The laziness of whoever did that job still astounds me. What ever happened to pride of ownership and attention to details? I’m not a miracle worker. Many of their mistakes can’t be fixed but I’ve done my best to make this home as polished as possible without spending a fortune on contractors and professional painters. It’s the little things like replacing every electrical outlet and light switch, re-caulking trim work, patching holes, and of course the new paint. My husband and I couldn’t be more proud of the work we have done and we make a great team. Even though I did the painting he did the electrical, much of the bathroom gutting and remodeling, and most of the heavy lifting.
Now it’s time to sit back and see what about $600 worth of paint and at least 100 hours of painting can accomplish. Keep in mind this is a work in progress. I’m still hoping to find the perfect mid century pieces to add to the home or to replace items I’m not in love with. Many of the items in the home were thrift finds (virtually all of the pieces in the Golden Girls room were). You can also find even more photos for each room if the room name is a link- just click it.
The Family Room
The Master Bathroom
The Office (formerly a dining room)
Everett’s Bedroom (serves as second guest too)
Just for fun, these are a few examples of the laziness of the previous owners (or contractors?) who painted and did “repairs” and some of the condition issues we faced. Many outlets were painted over and stuck to the walls, and there were dozens of holes left from feeding cables through the drywall for TV’s.
Despite all of the blood, sweat, and tears that have gone into our home there are so many projects on my to-do list. Now I feel at home here and can’t imagine living anywhere else. The thought of moving in the future is far from my mind (unless we find a true mid century home!) because this house has so much of us in it. The biggest next step- landscaping! Oy! Can’t a girl get some rest?!
Posted in Crafty Stuff