A Little Lake Update!
And just like that it’s Thursday! We are beach bound on Saturday morning so we are busy wrapping up some little projects and getting all packed up. I have found some of the cutest Summer outfits, shoes and accessories that I will be sharing on the blog tomorrow. And wait until you see the swimsuits the girls will be wearing at the beach next week! They’re so stinkin’ cute!
Addie and Winnie are mega excited about the beach. We actually didn’t go at all last Summer with the girls so they haven’t seen the sand and the ocean since last Spring Break. Hence the fact that Winnie cannot wait to play in the “snow”! I try and remind her that it’s actually the sand but my sassy three year old corrects me every time. “No mommy, it’s called snow.” At least with Addie, we did not become “less knowledgeable than her” until recently. With Winnie it pretty much started the day she said her first word. Totally the second child thing, right?!? Here’s a little flashback to last Spring Break in Miami… And oh my gosh I’m dying over Addie’s short hair. I love it so much but she will NOT let me cut it again. “Mom, that’s not what girls want in the 2nd grade!”. LOL.
I think Mark and I are equally excited about a stress-free, zero expectation trip. You know sometimes when you spend good money on a vacation and you’ve been looking forward to it for what seems like forever and then suddenly the vacation becomes somewhat stressful? Like you have to do everything in your power to make it live up to what you spent and what you anticipated and what you dreamed it would be? Okay maybe that sounds crazy but I feel like this trip just is what it is. We booked it mega last minute and we have zero plans, zero expectations, it wasn’t super expensive… I think we are somehow more excited about it this time for just those reasons.
Yesterday Mark and I spent most of the day at our Project Lakehouse Flip. It is nearing its last week or two of finishing touches and it’s looking AMAZING! I tried SO hard to Periscope and I am so sorry if you tried to join me! Service is super limited there so three attempts later, I gave up. There’s no telling what y’all saw and heard during the couple of minutes that it seemed to broadcast. LOL! Anyways, I decided to just snap some quick pics with my phone of the progress so here ya go!
And of course ALL of the cabinets and countertops were done by Mark & our company APF, Inc.!
In Progress (Exterior)
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I am undecided about the door color and am thinking about doing something a little lighter. Hmm… stay tuned to find out what I do!
In Progress (Living Room)
In Progress (Kitchen)
We opened up this space which made a HUGE impact and gave the house incredible lake views from the kitchen!
In Progress (Kitchen)
In Progress (Now 2nd Bedroom)
We closed off this former dining space to create a second bedroom plus we added a closet!
In Progress (Bedroom)
On the other side of this bedroom was a hallway and two bathrooms back to back! We closed off the hallway and made one larger bathroom plus a closet for this bedroom…
How strange and pointless is that?!?
In Progress (One Larger Bathroom)
Before (Basement Den)
In Progress (Basement Den)
Warning… these next several “In Progress” basement pictures (den, bedroom and bathroom) are terrible because they’re video screen shots. Argh. I forgot to take pictures of these spaces! We will be back after Spring Break to get some final pictures!
Also, here on the left is getting a fun shiplap wall!
In Progress (Basement Bathroom)
Before (Basement Bedroom)
In Progress (Basement Bedroom)
Before (Basement Staircase)
Before (Exterior Back)
In Progress (Exterior Back)
XOXO, Brittany Hayes