Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gisella is 4 today...

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Schafers on the Knoll

We've moved!  Feel free to message me on Facebook if you need the new address for anything (user name AnRene ;)  Also in all the craziness I've mostly been posting on Instagram @sohappytogetherrr

Things have been understandably crazy around here as we finished up our Classical Conversations school year and set up house at our new address.  We were not actually looking to move for another few years but the market got hot in Indy and we found a house we loved.  The two combined for an early move and our house sold after being on the market only two days. Hoooray for not showing the house longer than that with a baby and the kiddos trying to make the house un-showable :)

Here's what we've been doing...

The girls came over for mothers day!  So fun having family in the house to make it feel more homey. We missed Annie, Alesa and Jenny :(

The previous owners did a great job painting all the walls in main areas a cream color with white trim before putting it on the market which I'm so happy I don't have to do.  But...the bathrooms... 90s paper in three of them.  We are slowly working on these as time permits.  Should be fun before and after photos though. :)
 downstairs bath...

I embraced the glam in here and went with a light pink to go with the black tile accents and gold-it looks two shades darker in the is room than I thought it would without natural light from windows but I still like it thankfully.  I'm going to rough plaster the walls by the tub since the walls are already rough under the paper in there.

This is my favorite room in the whole house.  It makes me so happy to be in here.  Furniture from World Market.
This is what the fan and the blades were patterned...It was the only thing that was bringing the sunroom down.
 This is the only picture on my phone of the new one...half installed.  It's a big improvement on the faux marble fan :)
 hosting family!  Makes it feel like a home for sure having cousins running around.
This is what I hope to do with a section of mirrors in our entry way instead of trashing them.  Even though the house isn't old enough to be antique and preserved...I'm trying to be carful with what I rip out and have tried to update what is here.  I don't want to make everything over modern and then have it end up being dated with that look in ten years. :)
 For now, we have a color in map to cover the huge expanse of mirrors that look like a dance studio ;)
 We are painting the cabinets and updating hardware to gold pulls.  The top cabinets will be matching white to the rest of the trim in the house but I'm waiting on a sale at Sherwin Williams since the exact matching paint for cabinets I need is so expensive!  :P

 This room was all about this painting and we worked with different samples trying to accent it.  These were too light and the trim disappeared.  I'm really glad we got samples before painting.
 We settled on Benjamin Moore "Hale Navy" since it kept the trim as the star and I really like it.  It was risky as navy pulls the house back to 90s colors but with the light updated I think it works.
New light-coordinates with the star feature in the wood by the front door.
The artist stopping by to see her work framed and hung :)
The inspiration for the light.  I love the craftsmanship of this star!
A chunk of our reno budget is going to the stair runner so it can be a nice sturdy wool one-it should be worth it as it will hold up and hide the heavy traffic it will see.  The stairs are the first thing you see on entering the front door.  The navy and pink in this runner have got to go as I've used both of these colors in paint already and want them to be fresh and updated and not conservative, frilly and 90s like this runner.  It's sad to replace it though since it's installed so well and it still in decent shape.
This is the master bedroom and I found this wrought iron frame on craigslist for a steal of a deal.  Love craigslist sometimes :D
 Subject goes on and the these are our Spring soccer league players. :)

 Gi enjoying the family picnic snacks and face paint
 In other Gi news...first dental apt
 And giving dead snakes rides on her trike.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Life in pictures...

I got to be at little Zander's birth :)  Such a sweet little thing.
 I tried making meals out in measured portions while things are crazy with little Vincent and breastfeeding combined with all the other things going on.
 I can't handle how much space it takes up in our fridge...and I didn't like being told what to eat even though I'm the one that made the meals. ha  So moving forward, I've just been making a bunch of turkey, rice and cooking up a bunch of veggies and having them ready to go/heat up in the fridge but in big containers not portioned out.  Seems to work better for me.
Luke darlings  birthday came and went...we got this cake mostly to make Gi laugh. :) it worked
 maple syrup CC field trip

 Vince looking very much like a mix of two families here...
 Little Bree is here (Clint and Alesa's)
 Christian and Willem's birthdays were pretty low fan faire this year. ;)  Because....
 WE ARE STAGING A HOUSE FOR SALE!  What!?  I've never sold a home and thankfully it's a major sellers market in Indy right now.  We got two offers in two days.  Hopefully it's over because showing a house with seven kids is NOT dreamy.
Finding treasure while packing boxes.  Yep that's Jenny Clint and I
Being the sixth boy can get pretty exciting...magnet hats and all.
 Take a good look because our basement is never going to be this clean again while we live here.
 Noah's ChB class goes to the court house for a field trip before they do their mock trial.
 Sour dough adventures continue...
 Kids making egg protectors for science at school-we drop them next week on our last community day :)
 Our family is spending a lot of time at climb time lately...
 Connor Prairie in the Spring...
 a make and take candle...this took a bit longer than the traditional dip one time candle station they usually do.  This treetop area is new and a lot of fun.  I'm excited for Spring soccer, flowers...and the new adventures at the new house.  Lots of interior design before and after photos are likely to come.
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