Friday, September 30, 2016

Auntie Tine's Bakery

So it's become quite known in our family that if there is a birthday or a party I will supply the dessert. Especially if it's one of my nieces or nephews birthday.  I wanted to be an aunt for as long as I could remember so once I finally became one I decided it was my life's goal to spoil all of them rotten. Therefore I always try to make their birthday cakes or cupcakes something special. Below are a few photos of some recent ones.

Minecraft Cake

Kitchen themed cupcakes for a kitchen themed bridal shower

Thanks for stopping by.  Next month I am swamped with birthday parties and other parties.  We have 6 birhtdays in our family next month so I will be back with more cupcakes and a halloween party!

Monday, June 13, 2016

I Love Molding

I absolutely love molding and the way it can completely change an area.  I have been wanting to do something to the wall that divides our living room and hallway since we bought this house.  The problem is this wall houses a ton of electrical that we didn't want to lose.  I came across a photo on Pinterest of some cabinets and columns.  Unfortanetly for me since we have a sunken living room he wasn't able to make it happen.  This started the wheels turning and he finally decided to just open up the wall and add wainscoting.  It makes the room feel so much larger and brighter.

This the before picture it's a little blurry because I jumped and took the picture right before the hammers started in.

 He still needs to add some crown molding to the top but I couldn't be happier with the way it's turned out.  The hubs did all of the molding and paneling and I followed behind and painted.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Backyard Progress

We have made a ton of progress on our unexpected backyard project. There is still a ton more to do but we are loving it so far and trying to get in as much use out of it before it gets too hot out.
This whole project started because we spotted this beautiful gazebo from Costco.  To get to this point took about 3 months.  We extended on to our RV parking and we knew we wanted to have plumbing and electrical ran to it so other than that and the slab we did everything ourselves.

The gas fire pit came from Lowes.  I love it because the tank fits in side.  We always had wood burning fire pits before and would get smoked out the entire time so I am loving this gas one.  I couldn't find the chairs I wanted and I didn't want to spend a fortune so these will do for now.

I fell in love with this swing / hammock at Home Depot and bugged the hubs until he caved in.  I love that in adjusts down to become a hammock or can be left up as a swing.

These sconces came from Lowe's as well.  They are motion censored which is really nice.

The ceiling fan came from Home Depot and matches the ones on our patio.  The hubs added the board in the center so we had something to secure the fan to.  The gazebo comes with a hook in the center so you can attach a lantern but we knew a ceiling fan made a lot more sense for those warm Arizona nights.

Eventually when the hubs gets the kitchen portion finished we will wrap it in the stone below.  It looks very similar to our fireplace stone so it should all tie together nicely.

There's a lot more to be done.  We have some great ideas for adding storage to this area as well as some plants and other things to add some color to the space. 
 Stay tuned for more updates to what has become my favorite part of our home.

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Backyard Update

On a recent trip to Costco we spotted this beauty and from there sparked a large backyard remodeling project.

We have been wanting to do a project like this for awhile but just hadn't pulled the trigger until we saw this beauty all ready to go.  The size of 12' x 12' was just right and the price was even better compared to what we have seen.  The hubs decided to extend the RV parking on the side of the house so that we would have plenty of room.  We also knew we would eventually be adding an outdoor kitchen so having plumbing and electrical ran to the area was a must.  The concrete guys came out one Saturday morning to prep the area.  Below is a before picture.

I am so excited for this project we have so many ideas from the outdoor kitchen to a fire pit area.  We only have a few months out of the year where you can really enjoy the outside without dying from the heat so I am ready to put this area to use.

Stay tuned for an update this project should be finished in the next few weeks.

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