Friday, April 19, 2013

Elusive Plans

Nate and I leave for Florida on Sunday.  We. Can’t. Wait. We plan for this trip to be a relaxing one.  Lots of reading on the beach.  Eating. Strolling.  Sun.  Warmth.  Hurry up Sunday!

Ike will be vacationing with his grandparents.  Which is basically his equivalent to going to Florida.  Poor thing works so hard.  He deserves a vacation.


The blog may be quiet next week.  I may have an update house tour.  We’ll see.  It depends on many factors including my motivation, Nate’s motivation and we need the gloom and doom to disappear from Iowa.  Not looking good, folks.  Hey, maybe I’ll just post vacation photos.  Who knows!

We do have good stuff coming. You keep talking about these elusive plans but what exactly are they boring blogger?  I’m glad you ask, dear reader. 

(All of these photos are courtesy of my phone.  Because it’s important for before pictures to appear as horrible as possible.)

I am super duper extremely close to finishing up the craft room.  Good bloggers post final reveals.  You get me.  I’m so excited with how this is turning out.  I’m just not excited about the amount of time it’s taking.


Our dining room is getting a new table.  We potentially have some awesome barn wood lined up.  Our current table is fine.  It’s just not us.  And we’re afraid to use it because it scratches easily.  That’s no way to live.  I might remove the dying flowers someday also.  Maybe.  That’s asking a lot.


One of the projects were are most excited about is our master bathroom.  We are partnering with an awesome company that rhymes with Smile Bop.  Okay, it’s the Tile Shop and we are beyond excited to replace these builder grade mirrors with some walls of tile.  I don’t squeal but I’m squealing over this one.


I should probably add replace light bulb and get dressed before 5 PM to the list as well.  And probably pick up Ike’s beaver.  My life is falling apart, I tell you.


We are partnering with the Home Depot to beautify our outdoor space.  Those posts should start soon after we return.  I can’t wait to get my hands dirty and plant some flowers!  If it’s not snowing…

Spring Before 2013 patio

When it turns 95 out and we start whining about how hot it is (even though we promised ourselves we wouldn’t beings this is the longest winter known to man), our attention will move to our office.  The walls will be getting a new coat of paint.  This brown just doesn’t do much for me anymore.  I should probably straighten up a little too.  There will also be a new sectional if I can ever weasel Nate into going to Ikea in Chicago with me.  My husband manipulating skills are lacking lately.  As is my ability to take a straight photo.  And be organized.


There you have it.  Big plans.  Big summer ahead!

What are your summer plans?  Vacation plans?


  1. Those are big plans. You cracked me up with the dead flowers. Have a great time in Florida!

  2. Great plans! Have a great time in the sun...jealous just a little bit. I can give you a daily report of the rain and storms if you would like, LOL! xo Kristin

  3. Have fun in Florida! And LOVED the "my life is falling apart" comment! I feel that way too about dog toys all over the place. Too never cease to crack me up!

  4. Yay! Tile shop AND Home Depot! YAYYYYY. That's exciting. Also, don't post next week- take some time off and enjoy your vacation!

  5. Have a great vacation - Ike too! Congrats on the Tile Shop and Home Depot! How awesome is that! And you are right, the "before" pictures should look messy and even a little out of focus. Then when you do the "afters" you can really impress us - just remember to wear a nice outfit for the after pictures like they always do in all the decorating shows...

  6. Have a great vacation!!!! If you come to IKEA in mpls I'll meet you there. As long as we aren't stuck in a snowstorm, which we are today. Longest winter known to man is right.

  7. Those are huge plans! You guys are going to be so busy when you get back! Can't wait to see that chevron wall!

    Have fun in Florida!

  8. My goodness you are going to be busy! I'm excited for all this fun stuff :)

  9. Wow that is a lot of stuff. Very excited to watch all of it unfold.

  10. You have ambitious plans! I can't wait to follow along. Have a blast in Florida!!

  11. So many awesome plans - & I can't wait to see that wall!

  12. Dead flowers are all over pinterest. I promise.

    Have a great vacation!!

  13. fun plans! in the meantime enjoy your vacation! and you lost me because i was so excited when i thought you were partnering with hansen.... mmm bop, tile shop.

  14. Ooh..I wish I was going to Florida too, I miss it so much, and cannot believe I ever wanted to move away. Enjoy every minute of it for me, will ya?

  15. Wow, lots to do! I hope your ambition will inspire at least a quarter of that much motivation in me. Excited to see it all!

  16. OMG. Lot's to look forward to!
    I have dead flowers on my dining room table also. Maybe I will throw them away sometime.
    Have a lovely trip!!

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  18. Have an awesome trip! And I'm really looking forward to all you have on the horizon! I just picked up some supplies from The Tile Shop yesterday. I can't wait to have things installed. Let's just hope I don't screw it up. ;)

  19. Hope you had good weather this weekend. I know in my neck of the woods in FL the weather was kind of icky so fingers crossed you had some sunshine =)

  20. Yay! So excited to see all of these plans unfold. Enjoy your trip!! :)

  21. Wow, lotsa goodness ahead! Hope you got (are getting?) some delicious sunshine. *jealous*

  22. I have a table just like that, I know what you mean about the scratches. As someone who likes things to look new forever, I invested in a sheet of glass to put on top. Problem solved!

  23. you do have big plans how wonderful for you guys!!! fun stuff happening and i can't weasel my husband into an ikea trip either WTH?!

  24. I can't wait to see what you do outside, I need some ideas for my poor little yard. Also, if you could share any new husband manipulating skills that you have success with, that would be nice too. Mine are also lacking as of late and there's a ton of yard work I need to get done somehow :). Hope you had a wonderful vacation too.


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