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Construction Update {With Photos}

Our construction project is nearing its end and you may have noticed that Thanksgiving is quickly approaching.

Since we are expecting to serve 21 at our house Thursday and carpet installation is scheduled to happen on Wednesday, there may or may not be some serious stressing out over here as we nervously hope there will be time before the guests arrive for furniture to be put in place and clothes placed into dressers where they belong instead of in various laundry baskets around the house where they have been living while the dressers have been stored in the garage.

This is one side of the Jack and Jill bath we added. We chose stained concrete for the flooring, which we are not altogether sure we are happy with for its imperfections. Maybe it will grow on us, though. It is still waiting to be sealed and waxed.

I chose the gray wall color you see for all the common areas (bathroom, family room, stairway). I heard that gray is the new taupe, so there ya go.

I spray painted black step stools so the girls would be able to reach the sinks in style!

Here is a very poor picture of the upstairs bedroom my 2 pre-teen girls will share. The colors they chose are periwinkle and lavender. The ceiling is a very pale blue. I heard very pale blue is the new white.

That's the black satin dress you all helped me choose for the fancy Christmas party my husband and I will attend in Denver. As soon as that picture was snapped, all pandemonium broke loose in what I like to call Barfo-mania. Suffice to say we ended up having 10 stricken. Fun times.

(No dresses were soiled in the barfing.)

These are the shoes I'm wearing with the dress. One of the kids told me they made my feet look fat. Am I the only one who has children who practice "extreme honesty"?

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  1. Love all of your add on pics! I really like the concrete floors…. and I am picky. Looks great.

    You picked the dress I voted for- love the shoes. Great color choices.

    Sorry about all of the barfing. :(

  2. Ok, those shoes are adorable and they DO NOT make your feet look fat. =)
    I love the gray – I tried to talk my 12 year old in a sophisticated gray and white color scheme for her new bedroom but she wasn’t buying it… =p

  3. Concrete floors are AWESOME. They are indestructible and easy to maintain. They can be pretty slippery though, so think about a rug or two if you need an excuse to shop for cute accessories at Target

  4. Our living/dining area has the stained concrete floors. I love it for the durability, but it is definitely an imperfect look. However, with the amount of traffic in my house, any floor is going to be dirty, dinged, scratched, etc. I just call it rustic and it suddenly seems more chic :-)

  5. Never thought of terming it as extreme honesty. I tell my 10 year old that she has no filter but that as a girl growing up, it’s Something she should invest in as things she says can no longer be deemed cute (as she’s not a little girl any more)

  6. Katena Dyser says:

    @ SMOCKITY I have a child who is extremely honest as well. What a big brood at thanksgivng glad it is you and not me, The house looks great. I love the dress and shoes. Have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  7. so glad i got to see the dress! and yes , as soon as u mentioned barfing I thought about the dress!!
    Love the shoes!! and the concrete floors- they are what we want when we build our house.

  8. Love the dress, looks great on you, cute shoes too, love the stained concrete floors (jealous!) and so sorry about the barfing :(

  9. Love the dress! Your house looks great! Sorry to miss you at Gym Day today. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Yeah Nancy…I’ve been missing you at gym day! I hope y’all can make it to the next one in 4 weeks!! I enjoy chatting with you :)

  10. That dress is so cute!

  11. The dress is gorgeous on you! I’ll be interested to see if the paint stays on those step stools over time or if it eventually starts wearing off. Let me know…..

  12. You look great in that dress! How can a lady have 8 kids and look that good?! And the shoes do not make your feet look fat.