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Making Progress…

i. am. exhausted.

The past several days have been very busy.

We got the keys to our house on Friday 🙂

Bought tons of paint samples on Saturday….

Prepped the entire house for Sunday/Monday painting…

We painted the living area…

M’s room…

Baby #2’s room…

And every inch of the house that didn’t require a ladder (the mover’s had ours).

Monday the floor guys came and looked at the rooms.

Tuesday they removed all the carpet and prepped the floors for wood.

Wednesday is when things got a little crazy.

Around 8am our moving truck arrived. The guy in the picture is our neighbor. He was picking fresh peaches from his tree 🙂


As the moving guys unloaded and unpacked our stuff, the floor guys were inside doing what they do best…

We LOVE the way they turned out!! So so pretty!

We worked around the floor guys as much as we could. Finally, towards the end of the day, our house was slowly becoming a home.

We still have lots of unpacking and organizing to do… more pics coming soon 🙂

Editors note: Since I’m over 7 months pregnant, Mr. Weekly Bite & his brother did all the work mentioned in this post. I sat in a chair, drank lemonade, and supervised 🙂

27 Responses

  1. Gregg Guenther said on June 9, 2011 at 11:26 am

    You sure are tempting nature and baby to say, “Hello”

  2. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 9, 2011 at 11:51 am

    No need to worry Gregg, Mr. Weekly Bite did all the work and I supervised 🙂

  3. Heather @ Heather's Dish said on June 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, can I have your house?! Looks beautiful!

  4. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Thanks Heather 🙂

  5. Jessica @ How Sweet said on June 9, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Fresh peaches from his tree?!?!? So jealous!!

  6. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said on June 9, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Look at your beautiful house!!!! Y’all are making great progress!

  7. Ameena said on June 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Lovely home…congratulations Estela! The floors are gorgeous.

    And of course your hubby and his brother should do all the work while you supervise. It’s the only way to get things done!

  8. Sarah said on June 9, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    You have such an eye for decorating!

  9. Brooke @ Waiting to Rise said on June 9, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    What a great job on those floors! Aww…its so great to see that house becoming a home for you! Glad things are coming together…can’t wait to see more of it! Hang in there and take care of yourself!

  10. Pilar said on June 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Yay! Congratulations, the house is beautiful, and I LOVE the wood floors—really good call there. Looking forward to more pics and posts 🙂

  11. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 9, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks Pilar 🙂

  12. Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique said on June 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    The house looks great so far. Can’t wait to see more! I LOVE the floors. Perfect touch. 🙂

  13. Merri Ann said on June 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Your progress is amazing. We’ve been in our new CA home since Thanksgiving and we have not made much visual progress (the painting and floors will be our last things at the end of the summer). I’d love to know what you used for your floors … our search for floors, so far, has not netted anything as nice as yours look.

    I agree with the above … you have an eye for putting things together.

    Take care of yourself :))

  14. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on June 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Haha, good or you sweetie! As you should have done! The floors and paint look amazing! I’m glad things are moving along for you! Keep getting plenty of rest!

  15. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    HI Merri Ann,

    We used pre-engineered Hickory Tobacco wood for our floors. They are so easy to install! No sanding needed, which is perfect for kids 🙂

  16. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on June 9, 2011 at 2:40 pm


  17. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on June 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I love the color you chose for the living room. So calming yet elegant. I also LOVE the wide floor boards in that deep color. Good luck with the unpacking!

  18. Lauren at Keep It Sweet said on June 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    I can’t wait to see how the house comes along but I love the colors you picked!

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said on June 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Youve made so much progress!!

    And I love that you’ve been able to supervise from the sidelines and not have to do the grunt work 🙂

  20. Estela - Weekly Bite said on June 9, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks Tracey!! I love the living room color too!! So much that I would’ve painted the whole house that color… but Mr. Weekly Bite mandated at least one room to be painted tan 🙂

  21. Mo said on June 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    It looks beautiful Estela! It’s all coming together and I bet you loveyour new home!1

  22. Anne Marie said on June 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I love it Estela!! How fun 🙂 It *almost* makes me want a brand new house to fix up!

  23. Aunt Edna said on June 9, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I am so excited for you. I just love to rearrange and do stuff and redo stuff around the house…. I am actually jealous; because I am basically done at my house. Wish I could start over… Just love it….

  24. Nicole, RD said on June 10, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Ugh!! Moving is no fun, but the place looks awesome! Those floors…swoon 🙂

  25. Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters said on June 10, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Glad to hear things are going well. Can’t wait to see it when it’s done and you’re settled!

  26. Joanna said on June 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    That wall color + that fieldstone/flagstone fireplace = Perfect! That was a great choice, Estela. Looks great!

  27. Regan @ The Professional Palate said on June 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    As “unfun” as moving may seem at 7 months, I speak from experience to say that moving just AFTER the baby is born is like the worst experience ever! Baby #2 was 3 wks old as we were putting house on market & walking out the door. The whole first few months is now a blur ;-( So sip that lemonade, settle in & nest away. You will be so thankful later that you’re enduring now.