Friday, March 19, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Let's bring you up to speed on the seventh circle of hell that Josh and I have been living during our blog-absence... We have had COUNTLESS showings on our house - imagine spending between two and four hours a day cleaning...everyday! Some of these showings were actually no-shows. Really, people? You're going to call and make an appointment that requires an average of three hours of preparation on another person's behalf (not to mention the two hours that we are forbidden to be in the house) and then... NOT SHOW UP? Not even call? Lucky for you that your identity remains anonymous, because otherwise, you might want to watch over your shoulder in dark alleys!
We've had Realtors leave our front door open (I'm not talking about unlocked, but OPEN, as in, WIDE), we've had Realtors cancel their showing the day after they were supposed to be there, we've had Buyers who couldn't afford within $50k of the original asking price. All in all, it is a zoo out there! What is with the wild west of real estate? Shouldn't this be an exact science at this point?
And yet, somehow, even amidst the insanity of the process, we are still optimistic. We've drastically reduced our asking price and are starting to get some interest generated. Good timing, because I've lost interest... Completely!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Let me preface this by saying: this is an extremely busy family with FOUR (yes: one, two, three, four) kids under the age of 14! Having their bathroom torn apart for three weeks was, I'm sure, a big experience for these guys. Josh and I are just delighted that they will be able to get some kiddie-free time in their new grown-up master bathroom! Second, Monsieur Petty happens to work with me and is unfortunate enough to have to put up with the daily shenanigans of myself and my doppelganger, Allison. So, a big round of applause goes to Ryan for having a new place to relax after dealing with the two of us all day!
Check out the redo below:
Before. Certainly not a bad looking before, but Ryan and Elizabeth actually have not used this shower since they moved in over a year ago!! A tub support issue combined with a little urine smell (see their blog for the explanation!) created a master bathroom that rendered itself useless to them.
They had the idea to just nix the tub all together. Introduce: BIG OL' SHOWER, a great friend to those of us who enjoy our bathroom time!
Out goes the safety hazard, in goes the shower.
Brand spankin' new floor all matchy matchy.
All in all, this bathroom ROCKS! Hopefully Elizabeth will post some completely finished pics when it is all said and done - I'll keep you updated!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Let the games begin!
We are happy to report that they are mmm mmm good and 100% wheat gluten free! See our cupcake excapades below:
Sash used an entire tube of the gel color on one cupcake.
The blood splatter cupcake is my favorite!
Everyone loves a googly-eyed monster.
"Thanks for all your advice and any further comments would be great! Gotta learn somehow! right... A few simples differences as we couldn't get everything exact. We haven't found the lamps so without spending too much we bought new shades for the ones we had. Installed some floating shelves, bought Decor items, refinished the vanity as you said, funnily enough I still had the mirror to it to! I also added new hardware and even used a stainless steel paint spray on the mirror bolts. I didn't get to the fabric store so Wal-Mart supplied the fabric, which I made pillow cases the new comforter cover and cushion for the vanity. We also bought a floor lamp as our room has no lighting other than the bedside lamps. We found some white curtains and a bamboo shade. As for the storage, we found this neat white shelve setup at $19 which can fit 6 fabric cubes, we opted for 4 as Jill has a few books plus the alarm. The Rocking chair we picked up for $20 from craigslist which is great for Jill's nursing of Brodie and his current crib is a co-sleeper which we wheel in and out. The changing table is still there for the time being. Overall we're stoked to have this extra room again and being able to breathe. Overall its come together nicely. We hope you enjoy the pictures and thanks again for the advice. Overall we spent about $250 Ben Jill and Brodie"
Congrats to the Southgate fam!