Sunday, May 31, 2015

House Update!

The road to our first house has been slightly bumpy, but I can now say that we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.  We will be closing some time in June and by my estimate based on looking at the house I think somewhere between June 15th and June 25th.

When I first moved here at the beginning of May I was afraid that the house was going to be behind schedule due to all of the rain the Houston area has been receiving (we've had flash floods for goodness sake).  Luckily the rain did not hold up the house at all.  I've been going by at least every other day if not every day.  I'm sure the guys are tired of seeing me, but I'm so excited and I just can't help myself.  Also, I think it's a gentle reminder that they never know when I'll come by.

As of right now the things that I can see that still need to be done are:

  • finish the brick
  • install the motor to the garage door
  • change out the front door because we ordered a fiberglass door
  • install mirrors in bathrooms
  • carpet
  • final paint job
  • patch small holes
  • appliances
  • fence for the back yard
  • sod the front yard
I'm sure there is something else I'm missing, but those are the big items I can think of.

Without further ado here is a photo dump of all the progress photos I've taken since I got here at the beginning of May.

 Right after the drywall was put up


Another view of the Garage from the breakfast nook/mud room

Breakfast nook/mud room


View into the kitchen and the breakfast nook/mud room from the living room

Patio on the back of the house


Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom Shower

Master Bathroom Soaking Tub

Upstairs Gameroom

Fireplace with tile

Master Bathroom Shower with tile

Master Bathroom Soaking Tub with tile

Master Bathroom Vanity

Granite in the Kitchen

More Granite and also a pretty good view of our cabinets

Breakfast bar (the sink is on the other side)

Starting the brick!!

Laminate flooring in the breakfast nook/mud room

Laminate in the Kitchen

Laminate in the entrance to the house

Sink installed

Powder bath downstairs with laminate and vanity

Laminate in the Master Bathroom

Laminate in the hall guest bath

(this was fairly late on a Saturday so it may look like the guys are taking a break, but they had been working super hard all day...I drove by twice)

We are very excited and I am even more excited to soon have my husband in the same state as me!

I'll be sure to post another update with more of the finishing touches!

Stitch Fix #2

I received my second Stitch Fix mid May and I'm just now getting around to posting about it.

This time around I ended up only keeping one item as the others just didn't really fit my needs or wants.

I had requested jeans and shorts specifically, but the ones they sent just weren't quite right. Forgive my photos on this posting as many of them were taken with my Microsoft Lens app and many were selfies since the hubby is still in VA while I'm in TX.

Here is a break down of the items I received

1. Skies are Blue - Bales Herringbone Split Neck Tank {kept}

When I tried on this shirt I fell in love with how soft and light weight it was. It was a little pricier than I would like to pay for casual tank top ($48), but I had already paid my $20 styling fee so I figured it this was the only item I was getting then it wasn't so bad

2. Market & Spruce - Ivy Crochet Back Tab-Sleeve Blouse {returned}

This shirt was nice, but it was completely crocheted in the back so I would need to wear a camisole under it or another shirt and I'm not a fan of wearing numerous layers in the Texas heat.  Hence this one went back.

3. Pixley - Bixby Dot Print 3/4 Tab Sleve Blouse {returned}

It seems that my stylist thinks blue looks great on me because that seems to be the most common color I've been receiving.  This shirt was nice, but without a belt it wasn't very flattering and it felt very mature with the pearl buttons on the end of the sleeves. I did request for my next fix that my stylist send me some items that were not blue.

4. Liverpool - Sally Cuffed Short {returned}

I don't have any photos of myself in these shorts as I honestly hated them.  I didn't think they were flattering at all and they were basically acid wash.  Not a fan at all.

5. Mavi - Aiden Skinny Jean {returned}

These jeans were very nice and there is not picture of me in them because I could never get the right angle by myself to showcase them.  I ended up not keeping them because they were priced at $98 and since they were essentially leggings and I couldn't justify spending that much on leggings.

I gave my stylist lots of feedback this time around so hopefully that will help to jazz up my next fix.

As always if you would like to learn more about the service or are interested in signing up for your own fix please visit here: Stitch Fix: Learn More - this post is not sponsored by Stitch Fix; however I do receive a credit if you sign up using my link.

Happy Fixing Folks!