Monday, February 27, 2012

Never underestimate the value of a handy man

I must say, we knew going into the purchase of our century year-old home that we would have some work on our hands.  We knew that we would have to put some elbow grease into it and do some of the projects ourselves.  We are not made of money and we cannot contract out every little thing.  For this, I am thankful that my husband has agreed to roll up his sleeves and become my Mr. Fix-it.

Got one of these?

We do and we cannot live without it.  Recently, our garbage disposal went on the blink.  Then, it went completely out.  We thought we could skirt by this household necessity for a bit but learned quickly that we were quite wrong.  Food that needed to be tossed started to pile up in the fridge and washing dishes became more of a chore.  Never fear! Hubby is here!

My dear husband researched all there is to know about buying a good disposal and then installing it.  One Saturday afternoon, he decided it was time to put his studies to the test.  My daughter and I fled the house for an afternoon of shopping and not being anywhere near the work scene.  When we returned, we were welcomed by a beaming Dad/Husband and a shiny new drain for the disposal.  He did it!

Life is back to normal and we are ready to conquer our next do-it-yourself project.  Hopefully, it will be something as simple as the garbage disposal! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day, Y'all!!!

I'm not sure where you are or what you are doing but everyone deserves to be told they are loved, not just on Valentine's Day but every day.

We aren't super huge Valentine's Day people in our household but having a little one certainly changes the mood and makes you appreciate the day just a tad bit more than usual.  So we put up some hearts on the porch and snagged a Glory Haus Burlee to decorate a bit.  It all makes her smile and makes the day much more meaningful.

Writing Valentine's cards is serious work!
My advice for today? Grab a piece of chocolate or a heart shaped donut and feel the sugar rush of loving today for today and loving those around you.  We are!  Enjoy! <3

Heading out for a Daddy-Daughter Valentine's Date!