Shelby is Five

Shelby turned five last week.  We bought her an ice cream cone. 


another one bites the (plaster) dust

it was only a matter of time.  about two weeks ago chad asked if a crack in the ceiling in our bedroom was more pronounced than it had been.  i brushed it aside.  then a few days later, i said, i think you're right.  our ceiling might fall down.  both of those admissions were difficult for me.
saturday morning i was laying leisurly in bed, staring at the ceiling because if i'm not sleeping, what the hell else am i looking at?  and i noticed that LITERALLY a portion of the ceiling might fall at any second.
so later that day a portion of the ceiling came down (chad helped it along).  sometime this summer drywall will be installed.  at least it matches our other bedroom now {silver lining}.


a week in review

a week has passed since my last post. my 2010 blog goal is to post twice a week and already i've fallen behind. so here's a post about the comings and goings at irvington bungalow this week, sans pictures (boring, i know):
  • last weekend more shifting and sorting occurred as we try to clean up the house and make room for baby in the fall, currently stuff is still sitting in the dining and living rooms waiting to be donated or organized and stored.
  • we have decided to not participate in our local CSA this year, instead i have been planning some container gardens and a very small garden in the backyard. i'll supplement with trips to the farmer's market. this weekend i'm going to plant lettuce, carrots, broccoli and maybe garlic.
  • we received the tile samples and have decided on one color (post to come this weekend). we're still trying to decide on the floor colors. i should say we're still trying to agree on the floor colors. i'm afraid the bathroom is going to be too "art deco".
  • we also received the light from rejuvenation for the baby room. i LOVE it except that i think it may be too large. chad will have to hold it up so i can get a visual.
  • chad is busy with work and the neighborhood and a walgreens that wants to tear down a house in the hood. not cool.
  • i am busy trying to enjoy my entrance into my second trimester. i'm starting to get a little belly and am driving myself crazy thinking about baby stuff. hence the garden planning now! i need a break.

i'll post again this weekend after we download some pictures! happy friday.


more bathroom

well, some good news! chad talked to the tile place and we are supposed to have our color match sample by tomorrow. and he said that once we place an order it should only take about three weeks to have the tile made. for me, this is a huge relief. i had a hormonal pregnancy moment last week and i was like: you tell him we are on a DEADLINE. baby irvington bungalow can't be in a bathroom with lead paint chips floating in his/her first bath. i think that is illegal or something. :) i make fun here but seriously. this is no laughing matter!

we are ordering our wall and floor tile from American Restoration Tile. the floor tile isn't the issue, it has been the color match for the subway tiles for the walls. anyways, this is the floor tile we are going to order. the style is a replica of what we have now but the colors are different. this is just a pic from their site and are not the colors we'll be ordering. we're not having the border that is in the pic. we haven't decided on the color placement of the tile but it will have white, a gray/green/blue color and a black. very similar to what is below.

other than the tile and the plumbing supplies we have everything else already. we need to strip all the woodwork and repaint, including our built-in cabinet and a medicine cabinet we bought off of craig's list. the only other major outstanding item is the bathtub. we have a fabulous pedestal tub we also got from craig's list but it needs to be refinished. so. not sure what will happen there. probably not in time for baby but i think that will be okay.

cross your fingers we actually receive the tile tomorrow. otherwise it might be back to square one.