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OCD Tendencies

Oh, ello, and happy Tuesday to you.  I’m in a relatively good mood today because I’m wearing my new favorite outfit, seen here on my Instagram feed.  If you’re not following me, you should, I post lots of cute cat pictures.

Yesterday was a pretty productive and enjoyable Monday, mostly because I was slow at work and spent most of my time organizing my design thoughts.

Just ignore me while I sit here with scissors and magazines, NBD

Eventually, all these thoughts will make it into a binder, with plastic protective covers and paint samples and given to my love so he can get to work :).  I have a feeling there may be some disagreement over paint covers, but I let him buy these chairs, so I think I’ll win.  Every time.

Have you ever seen anything so hideous in your life? Didn't think so.

Gah, they hurt my eyeballs just to look at them.  Men.  The organization didn’t end with the work day, instead I decided to bail on yoga, hit up the grocery store and tackle my disaster area of a room.  Since it’s now April, I decided winter is officially over and the time to switch over my closets is here.  My boots went back in the respective boxes, and out came the sandals, wedges, and open toed heels.  Sweaters were moved to make room for colorful tank tops and t-shirts, and now my closet is 1000 times brighter.

ta da!

Every time I clean and organize my room, I wonder why it took me so long to do so.  It’s a much nicer place to hang out in now.  Next on the cleaning agenda is to vacuum and scrub the bathroom.  It’s a process friends, don’t rush me.

I never got hungry for dinner, and I’m still not very hungry, so I’m probably dying.  I’ll be sure to keep you updated on that.  Good news is though, my mom gave me some of her Allegra and it is working miracles! Bad news, I only have one pill left.  Where can a girl get some more of that? My ears are unclogged for the first time in two months and it is glorious.

Alright, well I’m off to go flip through more design magazines and scour the HGTV website.  If you need me, I’ll be the crazy one surrounded by tape and scissors at my desk.  Smooches.

If Money Were No Object

Thanks for all the well wishes! We are very excited, as this is one of the homes I actually got to see in person and has been one of our favorites from the get go.  Going into the inspection there are some things we’re concerned about, mostly the roof and the skylights in the living room.  Dar is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to home stuff and he really hasn’t seen much else that’s worrying him, but we’ll see!

With home ownership almost in sight, naturally I’ve started to renovate the entire thing in my head.  Well, I’ve started telling Darren what absolutely needs to be changed before I move in there in a year.  The master bedroom is HIDEOUS, with gold mirrored closet doors and a carpeted bathroom.  Yup, carpet.  I’ve requested I never see those mirrored doors again, a walk-in closet, and a beautifully updated bathroom that looks something like this:

There isn’t room for a shower and a tub in there, so I think an awesome tiled shower stall would be the perfect upgrade.  My future husband is on the same page as me, which works out nicely since he gets to do most of the work :).  The kitchen however, is my real project, and something that we’re actually going to wait to do until I move out there.  That’s not to say I haven’t already started to obsess about it.  Case in point, this drawing I made yesterday to illustrate my ideas.

We’re going to keep the cabinets, because they are really nice, and either paint them white or stain them a rich Mahogany or Espresso color.  I want to replace the countertops, and the color of those will depend on what we decide to do with the cabinets, I like both of these designs.

Ideally, I would like to rip out the current standard stove, and install a double wall oven, moving the range to the island. We’re still trying to decide if doing that would remove all the eating space on the island or not (I maintain that we just make the island bigger), but the thought of being able to cook two things at once and not bend over a hot oven makes me giddy.  Kind of like this design here:

So yeah, I have some lofty plans for that house, so I suppose I should start saving some money to pay for all these things.   There is no doubt I am my mother’s daughter though, as she has redone every kitchen in every house we’ve ever lived in.  We’re hoping to save a lot by being able to do most of the things ourselves, Darren will obviously be taking care of the painting.  I don’t even think I really get an input on colors, but he is the professional so I trust his opinion.  The kitchen and master however, are MINE.

Off to go look at more pictures of kitchens and bathrooms!