Are you surprised? I'm sure you can't believe that I actually came back and put up another post and it didn't take me months? LoL I'm trying! So back to the porch. Welcome back. Up the stairs we go.
I can see a big improvement already. I guess it couldn't have been much worse, right?
The porch re-do all started with this bench I found at Restoration Hardware. The color scheme came from the rug, which I saw by chance at Target. I always find that when you're actually looking for something you can never find it. I thought the red and orange would be a good compliment to the pink paint of my house and porch and the maroon shutters.
It's been waaaaay tooooo long. So sorry for my absence, but my nanny/babysitter had a death in the family and had to go home for a week. All of our back up babysitters-aka our parents- were out of the country, traveling for business or extremely busy at the office and therefore could not provide their usual assistance.
Luckily for us, hubby's company has emergency daycare that you can use 3 weeks out of the year for situations just like this. I really have to take my hat off to parents who schlep their kiddos every day to daycare, summer camp, grandma and grandpa's house etc. before they head into the office. Let me just say it ain't easy getting those little guys dressed and fed and out the door early in the morning (of course I have to do this on weekends, but there isn't the pressure of being late for work). The boys ended up having a great time and enjoyed taking the subway every day, so somehow we survived.
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This weather stinks! I wish the sun would come out!
One of the good things about rain (besides providing water to plants and animals) is that it makes me feel slightly less bad about sitting in front of my computer for hours looking for sconces (lights for those lacking a PhD in lighting terminology. lol) for our master bathroom in our new house (that we still have not moved into- if you're wondering). Yes, I know it's exciting. Try to contain yourselves, but this is what I have been spending my extra time doing. Sad, but true.
Instead of trying to fit a larger vanity with two sinks into our master bathroom, we decided to buy two smaller vanities, one for me and one for hubby. My mom said she saw this setup in a model bathroom and it looked pretty good, so we decided to go for it since it would work better in the space that we have.
Take a look at this old picture of our master bathroom:
One vanity will go where the sink is and one will go in the empty space to the right…