Monthly Archives: December 2010

Move Over 1997 it’s 2011 (almost:))!!


We’re super excited to get our brand new couch today!! This will only be the third piece of furniture we have bought for our house, everything else has been hand-me-downs. Which is great, but it’s time to leave the 1997 couch behind. We asked our families to give us only money this year so we could outfit our new room to fit our style. Luckily, we are blessed to have an awesome family who made it possible to give the ole’ blue and green plaid couch the boot (R.I.P Plaid Monster – all I’m going to say is it’s a good thing you can’t tell stories.)

We opted for a sectional for a couple of reasons – 1.) It fits the space better than a couch/love seat combo and 2.) it will provide for lots of extra seating for entertaining (which hopefully will be happening very soon).


Merry Christmas to us!!

Alex and I are both excited to kick back and relax tonight on the sectional, but I’m really excited to start planning out a mood board with rugs, tables, lamps, art, storage, etc… ooohhhhh so pumped! 🙂 🙂 🙂



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This One Goes Out to Mitch

Wow! It has been almost 6 months since we last updated. My apologies.  I started grad school about 6 months ago (shoot me) and combined with teaching and day to day life time was limited for hobbies. We really appreciate all the request for updates from our followers; especially Mitch – Alex’s stepdad, my amazing father-in-law. So this one goes out to you Mitchell T.

Even though I’ve been bogged down with school (teaching) and school (being a student) things have been poppin’ on Lynnwood. The biggest news is we finally finished “the side room”  a.k.a our family room! Really it was all Mitch, Alex, and Diana down the homestretch. I went on away with a few teachers to the beach on my fall break only to return to a completed living space! It was an awesome surprise and all my honey’s idea!

Rather than go into the  details of the finishing touches, I thought I’d post the progress pictures; from the beginning to the end.


Side Room - Before




Mitch putting up the 2x4's

Mitch attaching 2x4's to drop the ceiling.


“Domestic Diva” tool belt.
Progress as of 3/12/10


Mud Time!


Drywall up and one sanding done.


Start of fireplace redesign.


Priming and Painting

Floor going down.
Fireplace progress.
Very nice!

So after a year and half we finally completed Our favorite room in the house. We’ve moved all of our old furniture in the room for now, although we’ll be purchasing a new couch for Christmas. We rarely leave the space. It’s just so cozy and so ours! Of course these pictures can’t tell half of the good memories (and a few nightmares)  that were made during this process. BIG, HUGE, GIGANTIC, HUMONGOUS thanks to Mitch and Diana, who without none of this would be possible. Extended thanks to Uncle Sam and the first time homeowners tax credit,  My Mom (Julie), David, Big Matt, Sarah, and of course Bella Corey Wells (supervisor).


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