Beginnings of a house

July 13, 2009 at 3:43 pm (Home Improvement, House, Shopping, Uncategorized) (, , , )

After 20 paint samples, we finally were able to choose the 6 colors we will use in our home.  It is impossible to post them here from the websites b/c they don’t look anything like they are supposed to.  So, I will have to just desribe them and post pics of them on my wall once they are there.  Right now, our house looks like some sort of Jackson Pollock painting with different colored squares all over.

Master bedroom: Upward (sherwin williams) – it’s a light blue gray

Master Bath: Celery (sherwin williams) – pale green, I’m going for a spa-like feel here

Guest Bedroom: Bagel (sherwin williams) – sand color, this room with be a beachy theme we’re getting a white wood daybed with trundle

Alexis Bedroom: Milkyway galaxy (Behr) – soft yellow background on which my parents will be creating a garden room mural with colorful flowers

Playroom: Honeydew (sherwin williams) – light green

Rest of the house: Bone white (Glidden) – warm neutral beige-y color

So far, we have purchased a few things.  First appliances.  The house has perfectly good appliances right now, but they’re black, and we (ok, I) really want stainless steel, so we were able to get a great deal from BrandsMart on all new GE Profile stainless appliances.  I’m going to try and sell the existing ones on Craigslist, except the fridge which we’ll move into the garage and keep as a second fridge.

Cooktop

Cooktop

Dishwasher

Dishwasher

Fridge

Microwave with vent goes over the cooktop

Microwave with vent goes over the cooktop

Double oven - top is convection

Double oven - top is convection

We also got the LG Steam washer and dryer – in red :

washer and dryer

The only piece of furniture we have actually bought so far is a sectional for the family room from Rooms to Go.

Sectional

We also bought 2 TVs – no pics of those, but they’re the Samsung LEDs, the ads for them have the hummingbird.  They’re super thin.  The one for the family room is 55″ and the one for our bedroom is 46″.

Stay tuned for more updates…

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It’s Shark Week!!!!

July 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm (Random) (, )

That’s right, Shark Week 2008 is starting tonight on Discovery.  I love Shark Week!!!! It’s going to be a busy week for my TiVo.  I am petrified of sharks, so much so that I don’t go swimming in the ocean unless I can clearly see my feet and I am close to the shore.  And I live in Miami!!!

Regardless, I am fascinated by sharks.  I am one of those people who is a huge dork and love to watch Discovery and National Geographic.  So of course combining my love of sharks with my love of educational programming, Shark Week is just my favorite time of the year!  I am definitely looking forward to the new shows and re-watching the oldies that I’ve seen a hundred times!

It’s going to be a good week!!

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