Friday, December 21, 2012

Bad Blogger

Sorry guys.  I've been a bad blogger this week.

I've just really been struggling with time management now that Christmas has been thrown into the mix.  That hour I could steal at some point during my day to write is now spent wrapping presents, doing last minute shopping, planning menus (hosting Christmas Eve and Day), decorating, etc.  I feel like I'm on an episode of "Minute to Win It" all day long - rushing around like a maniac.

This makes for one worn out fashionista, a few hundred unhappy readers, and a heaping pile of guilt to boot.  (I'm Italian, raised Catholic - guilt just goes with the territory).

So before I disappear (again) to celebrate Christmas, I wanted to let you in on the "big reveal" for my family room remodel project.  It's done!  Aside from hooking up the TV so that it actually works (right now it's more like a $1200 picture frame) the project is complete!  I even ordered HDMI cables off of ebay last night that *might* be delivered by the 24th.  We might actually be able to WATCH the tv by Christmas!  Keep your fingers crossed!

Well, without further ado, let me take you through the process:

This used to be the view from sitting on the couch.
This is after rearranging furniture and taking everything off the walls.
Getting ready for the contractors...

Building the window seat.

Progress at end of Day 1

Progress at end of Day 2 

Yay for overhead lighting!  This room used to be so dark!

Picking Paint

Choosing Stain

Coming Together

New Paint and White Trim

Almost Done!


Handles On.

Curtains and Blinds Up


It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
And this is my view right now from the kitchen table at this very moment.

Can't wait to enjoy the holiday in my new room!  

Have a very merry Christmas!  

Exciting things happening around here in the next few weeks.  The blog is getting a facelift, giveaways are coming from Dr. Scholl's and Acoustic Jeans, annnndddd I might even write something!  Ha!  Joke. 

Love you!

Mean it!

Hope Santa brings you everything on your list!




  1. Wow! What a difference. The overhead lighting was a huge change and the stone facing on the fireplace make a dramatic transformation. I bet you're loving it! Don't worry too much about your posts this week. We are all just as busy as you are!

    1. Thanks! I can't get over what I big difference the lighting makes! Now I need to get Stanley Steamer in here because you can see all the stains on my carpet now lol... Oh well! Enjoy these last few days of craziness and have a very merry Christmas!

  2. Love that fireplace! The room looks sooo cozy. Have a great Christmas Jen!!

    1. Thanks! We had a wonderful Christmas! Hope yours was fantastic too!


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