Happy New Years Eve!

I realize I haven't posted in a very long time, so forgive me! Things have been crazy around here & I haven't had the time to stop in.

Hopefully next year, I will be back in regular posting action! But for now, have a very {safe} and Happy New Year! We will be celebrating at the new house in style!


House updates!

Tile - done
Appliances - done (sort of, more on that in a sec)
Flooring - done
Lighting/electrical - done
Heating - done
Cabinets - almost done

We are getting so so close. This was a bit of a challenging week - light fixtures that don't fit code, carpet that is on a boat from Greece, faucet holes drilled incorrectly on a limestone slab, refrigerator is smaller than expected..

However, with all the bummers, there have been some serious yays! With each challenge, it is just a matter of figuring out the best solution - not always fun. Here are some photos from the past week.
 My sweet deck. You can guarantee there will be some serious sun tanning happening there...
 My g.o.r.g.e.o.u.s marble countertops!
 reclaimed beams & the hole where the chandelier will be (I won't spoil the surprise on which one I went with!)
 The wood floors & a peek at the fireplace in the living room
 Guest bath
 Front entryway closet with a beautifully crafted barn door
My range. I am in love. My refrigerator? Not so in love... it is a bit small (more than a bit) and I am having a very aggressive fight with myself on what I should do about it...

In the end it will all work out, I am sure of that! If there is one thing I nailed, which I didn't think I would - it would be the paint colors. I am so happy with the mix of colors throughout the house! Phew!

San Diego snaps

I feel like the only posts I do these days are catch up's. I apologize for being a very inconsistent post-er, but I just don't know where the days go!

So, San Diego for Thanksgiving was amazing. Tons of family time, tons of delicious food, and lots of celebrating! For two years know, Sam has been trying to fulfill a birthday present of taking me hot air ballooning. Thankfully, the weather cooperated and we got to go. Virtual fist pump Mother Nature.

It was so fun, and I would highly recommend it.
PS: Sam's 'stache was not my idea, and was not endorsed by me. In fact every day I commented on it, he added another day to it's life. So no, I did not like that thing surrounding his lips. Oh, Movember...
These are the little place cards my sister, brother, Sam and I made. We clearly had some time on our hands... They were little peanut pilgrams on ships!
I will give an update on the house tomorrow - need to snap some more photos!