Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The plumbing is finished!!!!!! YAY. Here are a few quick pictures of the bathroom!
 That is our new 73" soaking tub.  I already got inside it...there are about 6 inches of empty space at the end...I have plenty of room to soak!!!  There will be a chandelier hanging over the tub centered on the window!!!
 Kind of hard to see, but tis is the wall to our shower.  If you look close you can see a pipe for the shower head, two body sprayers, and a handheld shower head!!!!
 And this is the view from the ORIGINAL bathroom door.  This used to be a view of the bathroom window.  But now you can see all the way down the new bathroom right into MY closet!!!
This view is where the old sink vanity used to be...and some closets.  Now ripped out to make room for our NEW sink vanities and make up vanity!!

Things are finally moving along! Today there isn't much going on. I think the speakers for our bedroom, bathroom and outside by hot tub are being hooked up. But, tomorrow is the fireplace in our bedroom and then DRYWALL starts MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter! We started off the weekend with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Savage home. It was a blast. There was cookie decorating and the Easter Bunny made an appearance. The kids were a little afraid at first, but finally warmed up to the adorable bunny. Here are a few pics from our adventure.

Then today at the Karayiannis household we stayed pretty low key. We had our morning Easter Egg hunt (indoors sadly, because it was OF COURSE raining)

We went to my in-laws for some AMAZING food. And I mean amazing. Lamb, green beans, greek potatoes...and other yumminess :) Just look at this table.

But during the day today we had a lot of family time as well as getting a few things ordered for the house!!!! Too bad construction seems to be at a standstill!!!!

My favorite purchase of the day....THIS casserole baker in TURQUOISE!!!!!

SO many colors to choose was so hard to pick!!!!

I am so excited! We also nailed down our color scheme for the bedroom. S now I need feedback!!! Which of these bedding sets from West Elm would you get??? They have an entire page of WHITE BEDDING...which I am obsessed with!!! We were really inspired by Pottery Barn's all white bedding section! But nothing really tore at my heart strings...then we saw the ones at West Elm. I immediately thought of my wedding dress when I saw the pin tuck pattern. Some people may find that strange, but I love it!!!!

Here is the pintuck bedding...
However I think Pottery Barn does a better job of making their all white bedding look not so boring like in this picture below...

They do a much better job of layering. I love the all white bed look. Not very practical with two little kids and a dog...but it reminds me of a hotel. I think we may do it!!!

Which one would you do??????

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Both sides?????

So...they have officially begun work on the other side of our house. I am super excited that this has started. However, a little frustrated the other side isn't further along so that our house doesn't seem quite so "torn up."

One thing i can for sure be very thankful for is the fact that I have VERY flexible children. Since our kiddos stay home every day with our rock star nanny, Becky, they are here for ALL the construction. They hear every nail, every piece of wood that is chopped and every brick now torn off of the house. And they have been great all things considered!!! Becky has also been so flexible. We are so blessed to have such a fantastic person for our children!!! Becky loves to take the kiddos to the park or to run the lake which gets them away from the madness!!!!

Part of the time Tyler naps in a pack n play in our master bathroom and Ella in our bed. But, now that they have moved on to both sides we no longer have a "quiet" side of the house!! That is what I meant by hoping they were further along!!!! We were hoping that by the time they moved onto the new side of the house that the old side (which houses the KIDS bedrooms) would be closer to finished! But, it's not, and that's ok. Today i am home with the kiddos and they are napping away in the "Raiders" room. Oh so thankful my kids will sleep anywhere!!!!

Here are a few recent pics of the first part of the renovation!!!

Master bedroom side.  The kiddos sleep right above the new roof!!!!

The siding is actually on now.  We will have the exact same size renovation on the other side of the house!!!

Here is the view from our "bed."  We will soon be able to see the fireplace in our bedroom :)

This is the opposite wall.  Between the windows will be our bed with french doors leading to the back yard!!

And here are my happy kiddos.  Ella is teaching Tyler how to smile with hands on cheeks :) ha ha ha

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A roof???

Not quite, but we are almost there!!! The roof is almost finished on the addition and I am getting SO pumped!!!!!
 Things have been going pretty smoothly so far...have to wait for more brickwork to get finished before the decking of the roof can go on, but that's the price we have to pay to keep all the original brick!!!

Changes on the inside of the house are happening fast too.  If you look at the first picture, the tip of the roof is running right into a below you can see the upstairs kids bathroom that we had to close up the window.

Really really makes me sad :( There is nothing I love more than natural light. But, I guess that just means we get an AWESOME amount of natural light in the new addition! YAY.

Sorry for the awful phone say I have been busy is an understatement.  Crazy renovations and hubby out of sleeping in pack and plays in OUR bathroom.  It's been interesting!!!!!

More to come soon!!