Sunday, July 26, 2009

Steamy Days of Summer

Seattle thermostats crept up near 90 degrees this weekend so we decided to go to the lake. It wasn't temperate there either but at least there was cool water to jump into when the heat was too much to bear. We returned to a home that wasn't too hot inside thanks to our passive cooling techniques (blinds).

Justin managed to muster up enough energy to do a couple of small projects around the house: installing a stainless steel backspash behind the range and installing a mini-blind in a closet. Let me wow you with photos of both finished products.

Our sleek new backsplash: step 1 of our kitchen backsplash project.

Mini-blind in the closet, bumped out a little by the closet shelf.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Would you like to come stay with us?

We have an extra room to stay in now and it is awfully cute! Well, we have had the room since we moved in but just this weekend we finished the painting the the picture hanging and clearing the out the clutter from the move.

We're training our kitten to do home improvement projects so we can have an extra set of hands. So far, we've taught her to climb ladders which is important because she's pretty short. All the climbing tuckered her out so we caught her cat napping on the ladder of all places!

Justin did most of the painting this time around (although Cricket got her whiskers into it).

Here's the makeover of the awkward walk-in closet in the guest room:

And the final product. Doesn't it look cozy?We're all ready now for a house guest. Would you like to come stay with us?

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's a girl!

We have a new addition and her name is Cricket.

DOB: 4/28/09; 2.25 lbs on 7/9/09
She loves to play!