We've got a lovely little 1930's bungalow that I bought for a very minimal amount because it desperately needed so much work. While we have worked diligently on the inside since I've bought it (although a new bathroom and new kitchen are in need), the outside has been neglected.
The other side of the house that didn't get touched this weekend. This is what it looked like before. Note my squashed johnny jump ups next to the hose - I am super sad about them. I hope they recover.
Hidden window in the bathroom. I'm pretty sure we're going to put that one back in. I am in the midst of trying to convince B that we need to buy this claw foot tub I found on Craigslist. So far he's not biting. Our bathroom would look AMAZING with a window and a claw foot tub. Oh to dream.
Ughhhh... Look at all that beautiful cedar siding they RUINED! So many nails the place looks like a porcupine. It's so disheartening because I wish we could salvage and refinish the original stuff.
Hey there hidden window in the mud room! I can't figure out why they removed you. The bathroom was pretty understandable - they wanted to put in one of those new-fangled fiberglass tub surrounds (my inner Nicole Curtis is DYING), so they removed the window. Now, the bathroom is a sauna because the moisture can't escape and I hate it.
We will probably be putting this mud room window back in, too.
This was pretty cool. Someone must have had house numbers on our back entrance and their shadow is still looming. Not certain if that's paint of just dirt but, I like it and I would love to figure out how to preserve it somehow. SO MANY NAILS!
Sunday, I decided to make the cloudburst cake that Alicia from Posie Gets Cozy always blogs about. I went with the original cake and not the vegan one because, well, I'm down with dairy and eggs.
I got one of the layers out beautifully. Yummy - cake ahead.
But then, whomp whomp... I absolutely decimated the other layer. So, I picked at that one for a while and decided to just make half the frosting and make a wee-squat cake. I'll be the only one eating it anyway. Guess who is using parchment paper next time???
See, it didn't turn out too bad. It sure tasted amazing. I kind of wish I had some breakfast cake right now...
Little miss had a gym meet Sunday afternoon. Here she is after her vault. She got a blue ribbon and she was so proud. The picture quality is crap but I just adore the look on her face here. You would have thought that she just won the Olympic gold medal. Proud Momma here.