Something about being 38 weeks pregnant just saps my creativity and motivation these days. I'm happy to say that we've completed all the house projects including the updated counters and tile in the kitchen, lots of painting, updates to the deck, landscaping and new carpet in the basement.
The carpet project was actually pretty interesting and something we've been wanting to do since we moved in. Our Spanish Mission style house was built in 1928 and the previous owner told us that the builder was a man from Santa Barbara who missed the ocean when he moved here to Denver. The home has a beautiful half barrel ceiling in the living room as well as arts and crafts cast plaster trim. The front porch and back porch allow for the best cross breezes to flow and we'd heard that there was some interesting tile work in the basement under the current ratty carpet. He said there was a "mosaic" of a Spanish clipper ship so we couldn't wait to see it.
It ended up being more of a tiny, slightly worse-for-wear, tile inset but we still thought it was pretty cool. The third photo is of the border tile that goes around the room and the basement fireplace. We love our old house and all the character it has. That's not to say that some days I don't wish I had a bigger closet or another bathroom but for now it's perfect for Hubby, the Poodles and almost here little Princes Tater Tot.
We are now down to 17 days until Tater Tot's due date and I am definitely ready. This week I'm trying to tie up any loose ends and get a few important things, like a hair cut with Jillian, finished so I'm ready to go. I'd love it if Baby showed up a week or two early since these sweltering 95+ days are not so easy to deal with when you're the size of a house. I've actually turned into a mall walker since walking can help move the whole process along but it's just too stinking hot out for me to walk out there most days. I have to look the other way when I pass Sephora though or I'd get in trouble for spending $50 each time I went to the mall :)
I hope you all had a fantastic long Fourth of July weekend! I know I did.