Last week's 5 was fun, so I decided to do it again this week!
One - We have a roof!
Two - My bags from Thirty One came and I'm in love. I'm debating on becoming a consultant because I love them so much!
Three - FSU has advanced to the Super Regionals in the College World Series. We play Indiana tomorrow at noon.
Four - I've become an Instagram addict recently. Since I started Project Life, I've been taking a lot more pictures, so I've been sharing them on Instagram. Come join me! http://instagram.com/brideonbudget
Five - I'm excited that it's Friday. This has been the longest week ever!
I went out to the house tonight to walk around and took tons of pictures. It's starting to look like a house. The only change on the outside is that they framed out the pillars on the front and back porches.
This picture was taken of the living and dining room from the front door.
This is a picture of the dining room taken from the kitchen.
This is the kitchen taken from the dining room. The bar will be where the half wall is and that is a pantry on the right hand side of the picture.
Our back porch taken from the dining room window.
This is our master bedroom, taken from the doorway.
This is the master bathroom. Not really sure why there is water in the tub, but there was also water in the shower and also in the guest bathroom tub. I'm assuming there's a reason...
This is the guest bathroom. It is right off the hallway near the kitchen.
This is the hallway leading to the two additional bedrooms.
This is the garage.
It's pretty cool to be able to walk around and figure out which rooms you're in. I can't wait until the sheet rock actually goes up and we have real walls!
The last thing that needed to be picked out for the construction of our home was the lighting. Our builder has a relationship with a local design company, so we had to make an appointment there to pick out our lights.
We had an $1850 budget for lighting and we had a lot of lights to pick out. Our main goal when we walked through the door was to not go over budget and we stayed pretty close. We ended up having to change the fan on our back porch to a light and still went over budget by $160.
Here are the lights we ended up picking out for our house. I apologize for the bad pictures!
Lights for the exterior of the garage
Front and back porch lights
Light in the front foyer
There will be two of these fans in the living room and one in each bedroom. It will be the English Bronze, which matches our dining room and kitchen lights and will have the same color glass as well.
Dining room chandelier
Main light in our kitchen
Pendant lights that will hang over our kitchen island
This light will be used in the hallway, communications room, and laundry room.
Lights that will be hanging over the master bathroom vanity
We will be using the 3 bar light in our guest bathroom. It will be brushed nickel just like the master bathroom though.
This light will be used as an overhead in both of the bathrooms as well as the overhead in the closets.
This was one of the hardest things we've done throughout this entire process, but I can't wait to see them installed in the house!
We've had so many appointments and plans to remember, I knew we needed a central calendar that both J and I could look at. I had the perfect spot, some spare frames, and some scrapbook paper, so I sat down and created these beauties.
I apologize for the horrible pictures. We have absolutely no natural light where these are located.
I measured the frames and then cut the scrapbook paper down to size and made sure they would all fit into the frame. Then, I took the fake picture that comes with the frames and flipped it around so that I would have a white surface to work on. I glued the strips of scrapbook paper to the white background, leaving a small gap between each strip. Then I just made some circles using my Cricut and glued them on.
Seal the frame back up and then you can add the dates and appointments to your calendars. I decided to use one for the current week and one for next week so that we could plan ahead. You could make one, two, or even four if you want to cover an entire month.