Friday, January 29, 2010

Renos and jobs...

Well, I didn't think I would ever get up the nerve but I have officially quit my job!  I should clarify...I have quit ONE of my jobs :)  I am no longer waitressing during the day!  I still run my dance studio and help my fabulously talented friend with her wedding photography business on the weekends (check her out, she's seriously awesome...  The big reason I quit was so I can invest more time in my Etsy shop and get more beautifully designed pieces posted more often!  I don't like doing something part way and I felt like I just had too many things on my plate.

All that being said :)  My darling husband and myself recently (about four months ago) bought a small cape cod and have spent a lot of time renovating it since the moment we stepped in the door.  On a whim (please note, I DO NOT condone this kind of behavior :) I decided to renovate the incredibly tiny and ucky kitchen.  I mean renovate as in redo everything myself and expand the kitchen area into the eating area.  To top it all off, right as this whim struck, the hubs got super busy at work and has not been available at all.  Hence, I find myself in the middle of a cratered kitchen that I have destroyed and now I have to finish...alone :(  Fortunately, aforesaid fantastic friend Deidre (owner of Deidrelynnphotography) has been helping me with the demo and painting, I'm proud to say that two little girls with no upper body strength at all were able to dissemble an enormous amount of countertop, cabinetry etc.  

The best part about this project is that it's on a budget, if any of you were ever young newlyweds in a first place (which I imagine some of you were :) you understand!  I think budgets make renos SO much more fun!  It's been crazy challenging to see what we can reuse and build and who knows what else.  We're trying to keep the whole thing under $1500!  I'll keep updates on how well we do :)  I'll try to post pictures too as we go!

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on the job clip! That's so exciting! I love your etsy shop!

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