Friday, May 30, 2014

The 2014 Directive–May Wrap Up

It’s the end of May and I haven’t had a soda since last month. It’s actually surprisingly easy to do, until this past week when I started craving soda.

It hasn’t helped me lose any weight since I haven’t been really following a diet the past few weeks but still, I think I’m feeling better. I haven’t given up caffeine but not having soda has made me feel like I’ve accomplished something this month.

With the next month, I think I’ll continue without the soda and come up with another goal to focus on.

How is your month wrapping up?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adventures in House Tours, part three

The first two parts of the tour of the first floor are here and here.

The second floor of our house is what they call a half story – it’s set into the attic and into the dormers of the house which you can see from the front. It’s a neat way to get more bedrooms upstairs and get all your space. I had no idea that these types of houses existed when we started looking but we are so glad we found it!

Walking up the stairs, there’s a landing at the top that leads to three bedrooms and a full bath. Hubs has his office to the right…


Straight ahead from the stairs is my craft room and office. It takes up a majority of the back of the house and looks out onto the backyard. With the built in shelving, it is perfect for my crafting supplies and wedding biz stuff.



The full bathroom upstairs is decorated with a celestial theme with a bit of Disney thrown in for good luck.




The final room upstairs is the guest bedroom, which still needs some decorating help. You can see from a few of these pictures the dormer that both the guest bedroom and Hubs’ office has at the front of the house. It’s just perfect for a place to sit and relax. It’s one of the best places in the house!




We absolutely love our new home! We have already replaced a bunch of things that aren’t quite to our liking and started updating things that need some work, like the patio doors and the landscaping. It’s crazy to think that we’re heading into the summer and about to celebrate one year in our home. Time flies when you’re a homeowner!

Monday, May 12, 2014

The 2014 Directive–May

I'm working along with a few other bloggers on these directives along with Jessica from Kate and Trudy. More info on the Directive is here.

Kate & Trudy The 2014 Directive

So April just flew by, didn't it? I managed to get three things done from my master to do list - I organized under the sink and a few other things that I can't remember but I know I did!

May is almost half gone and I'm just now updating my directive. But since the beginning of the month, I haven't had any soda. I used to have at least diet one per day but with this month's directive, I'm going to focus on giving up all soda, regardless of regular or diet. I  have also started putting in at least 45 minutes on the treadmill each morning and both of these things together are making me feel really good.

Here's to going a full month without soda! Notice I didn't say caffeine - that I'm still getting through my daily coffee. Not sure if I'll ever be able to give that one up!

What's on your agenda for May?