Friday, February 06, 2009
Why I haven't been blogging this week.
I know, I've been MIA.

But the thing is, I'm in MAD home improvement mode right now. It's tax time and I am replacing all of my flooring! YAY FOR NEW FLOORING!

I knew I was either going to redo my floors or build a covered front porch when I got my taxes and as much as I want so very badly to have a new front porch, the ickiness of carpet is eating away at me..

So instead, I am going to do the floors and save the porch for next year. We are beginning by laying tile in my kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms. And although my brother is all "oooh, do red!" or "oooh do blue!" or "oooooh you should do green!!" I am a little more of the mind set that something more neutral would be better so I am looking at something a little more like these:

And I would love to do some kind of accent on the floors with something like this...

But the bigger and much more exciting part for me is going to be tearing the carpet out of the bedrooms and the living rooms and the office and the hallway and replacing it all with this:

I was momentarily sidetracked and under the illusion that I was rich or something while I lusted after this.

After two days of searching for the best possible price on this zebra style strand woven bamboo flooring with the least expensive option being twice the regular bamboo costs I had to step away. Whenever I start to want to spend more money than I should I have to remember that I am selling this house in a few years and so all of my improvements and investments aren't really mine and should be great but also neutral and cost effective.
But people, in my next home? Totally having recycled ceramic tiling and zebra style strand woven bamboo flooring.

Adding to that the fact that I am going to finally invest in some grown up stuff in my kitchen. Some stainless steel cookware: And something I've been needing for a LONG time - actual silverware. I have been in the land of bend-when-you-scoop-ice-cream-spoons bought from Wal-Mart for way too long. I picked the Oneida Mooncrest because they were the most simple and I liked the name.
I can admit it.
"Mooncrest" just sounds cool and Universally Sound to me.
That's how I make choices sometimes.
My other two major purchases before I am done with my Christmas in February tirade are this green house:

And a zoom lens for my Nikon (which I finally got back yesterday! yay!) so that I can take even badder ass pictures at softball this year!

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