Front Steps Renovation

June 28th, 2013 Melanie Posted in House, Rich No Comments »

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If you have ever been to our house then you know that the front steps leading up to our front door were a mess. They were very uneven and needed to be redone.  I didn't get before picture, but I took one soon after Rich started the work.

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You can see where he started digging to build the new steps… the old steps have dirt piled on them that he dug out of the ground to build the new steps.  You can kind of see how crooked the old steps were.

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Here are the new steps all beautifully built.  Rich put a wall where the old steps were and filled it in with dirt.  The flowers were waiting to be planted.

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This is up at the top of the stairs, it goes along the front of our house.

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Deciding where to put the flowers.

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I don't have great luck with flowers, they never seem to do very well for me.  Instead of just using the dirt that Rich dug up from where our new steps are, I thought it would be best to use some Miracle-Gro.  Some good products to use are: Shake n’ Feed Moisture Control All Purpose Plant Food and Moisture Control Potting Mix or LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit. We shall see how it goes :-)   If you have your own little fun garden projects, you can check out The Gro Project to start your own story.

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Here are the completed steps with the flowers planted.

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I'm hoping the flowers will do well!  Don't forget to check out Miracle-Gro on Pinterest too, so you can get some gardening ideas!

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Kitchen Remodel- The Tear Down

August 10th, 2012 Melanie Posted in House 1 Comment »

Rich has been planning to remodel our kitchen since the day we moved in.  And the day to do it finally arrived.

Here are some before pictures:

The dishwasher had already been replaced last fall when our old one needed to go.

Day one of the tear down- May 1st 2012:

Hailey helped to take the wallpaper down.

Happy Mother’s Day- the first cabinet is down!

All the hanging cabinets are gone (May 26th)

All the lower cabinets are gone… except the sink. (June 2nd)

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Hailey’s Room

November 27th, 2011 Melanie Posted in Hailey, House No Comments »

Since we painted the bedroom that will be for the baby, we decided it was a good time to paint Hailey’s bedroom too.  We’ve been talking about doing it since we moved here so it seemed like it was time to do it.

Hailey picked out the colors all by herself and added the first stroke of paint.

Here is what the new colors look like:

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Baby’s Bedroom

November 26th, 2011 Melanie Posted in Baby, House No Comments »

We have been busy getting Hailey’s old playroom ready to be the baby’s bedroom.  Here are some pictures of the room before:

Busy working:

Hailey helping set up the crib- the crib she used to sleep in… sniff sniff.

Trying out her hard work to make sure everything was done correctly.

Hailey helping some more.

The big helper!  She helped with everything that was done in the room- from setting up the crib to folding and hanging up clothes.  She is so excited about her little brother!!

Helping Pa with a drawer.

The finished room:

Now we’re just waiting for the Little Man Cub to arrive :-)

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