Monday, March 28, 2011

Wedding Day

The wedding has come and gone and I am very happy to be married to my wonderful husband. My wedding party was wonderful, Britt, Nikki and Geta helped me so much and I couldn't have done it without them. I had the best time and it was great to have all our family and friends there to share our day with us.
Now the count down to graduation!!
Here are a few pictures from the wedding day, you can also see some on Britt's blog. I will be sure to post the professional photo's from the photographer as soon as I get them.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Toy Story 3

I'm back to share some pictures from our trip to Toronto to see Toy Story 3 on ice. It was a great show and J loved it!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Craziness That is My Life

Hello!! yes I am still here, through all the craziness that is going on around me I thought I would do a quick post about a few things that have been going on.

School has been CRAZY!! so much homework and large projects I am constantly doing homework. thankfully I am done in 3 weeks and when I am done I am going to put my feet up relax and drink a big bottle of wine... Hopefully Britt and my friend Geta will join me.

6 days till I get married!!! Yes I can't believe it, time is just flying by. Last weekend I had my bachelorette party, I had a great time with all my girlfriends and thanks to Britt for organizing the night out for me. On Wednesday I finished putting the tags on the rock candy favors and today I got my nails and eye brows done. Now the count down begins!

Do you remember at the beginning of March when I wrote a post about our first renovation and how it was going to be a long and slow process. Well C and I ended up going out to Home Depot to buy a few items so we could get started on fixing it up. While we were there we ended up getting approved for The Home Depot card and bought everything for the bathroom. Things are moving a lot faster then I had thought. C has started to lay the flooring (I will come back and post some pictures for you) but he is already starting to slow down on the work (he is losing motivation) I hope it gets done! More to come on the renovation process.

I am hoping once I am done school I can start blogging more. I will be back to show you the bathroom pictures and of course the wedding pictures.

Tomorrow C and I are taking our little guy to see Toy Story 3 on ice, he is so exited and keeps asking me everyday if we are going. I will be sure to post pictures for you all to see.

Have a good weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

Today has been a very long day...Well I guess yesterday since it is 12:04am. Yesterday I spent the whole day working on projects and that is why I am up so late... So I thought I would quickly share with you one of the group projects I just completed.

The group project was to design a window display for a store that our teacher choose for us. The materials used in the window display had to include at least one from every category of reuse, recycle, refinish, re-purpose, refurbish and repair. My group got a bed and bathroom store, we named it Re-Luxe. There were 5 groups all together and we had another teacher come and judge the displays and pick the best one... My team won 2nd place!!

I refinished and repaired an old table I had and refinished a mirror I got from my mom as part of my contribution and I also refurbished our old faucet from the powder room renovation, I just cleaned it up with some clr. 

Here is a picture of my groups display.

You can see the table and mirror I refinished

Little Details
Here are the other groups displays.

This is the first place winners they had a kitchen store

Love the little details they put into the display
This is the 3rd place winners they had a hardware store. The chair has nuts and bolts
glued all over it and then spray painted.
This group had an accessory store.
This one is a lighting store.
I really enjoyed this project and it was cool to see the great ideas everyone came up with.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Our First Renovation!!

The hubby and I have lived in our house for 2 years and 3 months now and because of lack of funds and lack of interest on hubby's part we have not done any kind of renovations except for some painting (which I did myself). On Thursday afternoon after dragging C to Rona so I could get samples for my school projects, he got a spark of interest and when we got home he started to plan what he wanted to do with the house. C has never done any kind of large scale handyman work just the little fixer-upper things so I was a little worried but I have been waiting and waiting to renovate the house so I am going along with it.

My little man was ready to work with all his tools as soon as he heard daddy was going to tear out the bathroom.

C decided to start in the basement for practise (you will see later why this was a GOOD idea!). We have a little powder room down there that I have not touched since we moved in (I know that's gross) but it is absolutely disgusting in there. The people we bought the house from rented it and the area we live in has a lot of student renters because it is by the college so the house was not very well taken care of.

To list some of the things wrong with the room; water damage behind the toilet mold behind the baseboards and bottom of the drywall, an old disgusting sink and faucet, holes everywhere in the walls, cabinetry that is dirty and water damaged, and the floor don't even get me started on that I didn't even want to step on it (even with shoes!!). The only thing that is staying in the room is the toilet, it is not in bad condition and is defiantly newer it just needs some CLR.

I will let the pictures speak for themselves..

Rotted wall from water damage

Here is C starting to take the things off the walls

This is a news paper we found in the wall holding the plaster in place for the toilet paper holder

The paper is from Sept 23, 1972 I am going to take a guess and say that is when the house was built.
I don't think anything  in this house has been upgraded since it was built, everything is original
including the windows which are in need of replacing badly.

C has now started to tear up the flooring.

 And then this... FLOOD!! This is why I said I am glade we started in the basement. Yes, C flooded the bathroom and
the hall way into the bathroom. I don't know why but for some reason he did not shut off the water before removing the
faucet and the pipes are so old there is no shut off valves on the pipe. I was not home and I walked in the house at the right time... Hearing him yelling, thank goodness my younger sis Nikki was there trying to help him, I ran to turn off the water then I got stuff to soak it up. My older sis Britt was with me and she has gone through this situation twice now with my dad renovating her bathrooms so she new exactly what to do. So off Britt and I ran to Home Depot to get two ball valves. Everything dried pretty quickly and C learned a lesson and continued to work.

We had to tear out the bottom sheet of drywall because of mold. This is what the bathroom looks like now.

So our first renovation under way....I must say it was interesting but a good learning experience especially for C. Even with the minor flooding incident I am very proud of him he has done a great job! Now it is going to be a very slow process at fixing it up nice because of money. I am hoping that after the wedding 3 more weeks!! and when I graduate in 6 weeks!! we will be able to start accumulating items to put in there.

After the bathroom we hope to fix up the basement and move our way up to the kitchen then the main bath which is a wonderful colour of pale pink and green tiles (with a hint of sarcasm). Hopefully you will enjoy following us on our first renovation project even though it will be a long and slow process.