Ev"s New (to hime) House

Monday, October 28, 2013

Its been a couple of years!!!

Wow, so its been a while since we posted here huh. Will and I were talking about this little blog last night and I honestly forgot about it and then someone mentioned if I was ever going to post on here again. OOPS!
Well we have done a few things since the last post. The garage is all painted and re-roofed. Still working on the garage door. I went and got one off from Craig's list. Well I thought I would try and save us some bucks but in the end I think I made Will cuss and it doesn't work so I have to special order one.
We laid some new flooring in the kitchen and hallway and we love it. Ok so this would make the third floor for the kitchen but hey, who is counting right?
We got new carpet in the upstairs.
So you may be asking, why in the world didn't we just refinish them? Well there was very wide spaces between each board which allowed lots and lots of dirt to collect. For this OCD gal the vacuuming of those grooves would kill me every time. Also there were big chucks cut out and something else put in and they didn't match at all. It was always cold up there and the squeaky floor boards about put me over the edge sometimes. There was NO sneaking in to check on the boys at night. The carpet was easier, cheaper and make the whole upstairs warmer and quieter which makes me happy.

Will have to find my House pictures CD before I can post more so I can have some before and after pictures.  Have a wonderful week. (hopefully not another year or two!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Our latest project

I know it has been a while since I have posted but we have been super busy and this takes a spot on the back burner. We actually have several projects in the works as I am sure that doesn't surprise anyone. This project started with a $15.00 find at Menards. We found a 5 gallon bucket of white outdoor paint on the oops shelf for $15.00. Yep $15.00! So of course we snatched it up and began scrapping all the old paint off.
First Zoe and Everette wanted to earn a toy (ok so they just wanted a toy but we said earn). They were suppose to scrap an hour a day for three days. Well they actually spent a few minutes scraping here and there with more water and bathroom breaks but hey they are 9 and that beloved toy wasn't yet bought and right in front of them like that golden carrot at the end of a string.
Will put on a new (well old but new for the garage) door that will actually close now. We finally got the whole garage scrapped and it was a job. Last night we started the painting process and it is looking better already. Of course it would have been torture to keep the boys out of that white paint so we let them help.

Next will be a new roof and garage door and it will be much better. I am thinking about doing a trim color or door color for a pop of color so let me know what you think.
As I stood back last night I noticed people must think we love white. We have 2 white cars, a white house and now a white garage. Actually it all happened that way by chance.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Its a Party! Mad Scientist Party that is!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Ev's Volcano

I actually like How Uncle Rob put it on Facebook today. Mad scientist with minions!
Everette got a volcano kit for Christmas so the boys put it together Saturday morning. To the mad scientists dismay they had to wait until the plaster dried before they could actually set the volcano off. Sunday they were able to finally set it off. Ev (I mean mad scientist) was so excited he ran to get his lab coat only to discover mom stored it somewhere and she couldn't remember where. What kind of mom is she to interfere with science.
Emmett couldn't be left out so dad found him some goggles too. You can hear Mackay growling in the background too. There wasn't a grand explosion like we all thought but they loved it and had a great time putting it all together.
Thanks Grammy for the awesome Christmas present.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

A New Project

This is the newest project I did this morning before the boys woke up. I have never made one of these before and am still learning the whole zipper and backwards concepts. I made this for Everette to take all his Nintendo DS games to Texas and hopefully keep them all in one spot. My original thought was to fit the DS inside too but with the Nerf covering it doesn't really fit. Everette is so unorganized so I know this is wishful thinking that this will help but its worth a shot I guess. To my sister Abby: I am so trying to help you out while he is there.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monster Shirts

I have been having so much fun making monster shirts. Maybe just as much fun as Ev has been drawing them. Here are 2 new ones. These are so easy to make out of hand-me-down t-shirts and a little knit fabric from Joann's.

Everette's shirt and drawing:
Emmett's shirt
Anyone want one? Send me your drawing! Heehee

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Boys Get To Camp On The Living Room Floor

Mom is chipping and mudding all the cracks in the boys room so their room currently looks like this. Full of dust and only their bunk bed in the room.
We dragged their mattress downstairs and put them in the living room. Dad told them that since it was summer they could stay up and watch TV. They just had to remember to shut it off before they fell asleep. Mom had him say it twice because she couldn't believe what he said. They were so excited. Well at 4 am mom came down and shut off the TV and they were both sound alseep. (why were we up at 4 am? The storm woke up Mackay.) Emmett fell asleep pretty quickly but we have no idea how late Everette was up for. They both slept in till 9 this morning. Yep, 9 am. Mom and dad however were up at 4 am.
Well mom isn't quit done yet so tonight they get to have another slumber party in the living room. Those lucky ducks.