Thursday, October 3, 2013

Happy fall y'all!

My first DIY decorating project for the house :)  It required 1 wire wreath, 1 spool of burlap ribbon (which I used my 40% off coupon at Michaels) and 2 bunches of flowers that were 60% off, I think they were 1/69 each steam.  The total project cost me just under 10 bucks!  I love the way it turned out, ti's rustic and simple yet a touch elegant, I can't wait to do one for Christmas!  I'm thinking of doing some lace and burgundy poinsettias...

We also got our blinds installed this morning from HD, we went with the 2 1/2" home-decorators premium white blinds in every window, I'm glad we went one step up from the home-decorators regular blinds, the valance is much nicer and the wider slats look more rich.  I will be posting pics of that tonight!  I really haven't done anything yet with the inside of the house as far as furniture or decorating, so that's why you haven't seen any posts from me!  I did refinish our old kitchen table though, just some spray paint, it looks more acceptable now... we will be getting our morning room set in January, then next will be the island and the granite!  I'm also glad we didn't get the granite through RH, because it's WAYYYYYYY OVER PRICED omg, they sell the SAME stuff with installation at a local company, installed it's only $38 sq ft installed and a typical 10x10 kitchen is only 35 sq ft so that's only $1,330.00 for St. Cecelia, baltic brown, tan brown, uba tuba.. etc (for those in Pittsburgh, we are going to go with Quality Granite Outlet

We are going to get a custom built Amish island put in, nice solid wood, then do matching granite to tie it into the builder grade timberlake cabinets... which btw, I almost can't wait until they get old and my husband allows me to paint them white with chalk paint!  I hate how they look so dirty all the time and the nicks and chips that happen out of nowhere!  I should have said let's spring for the white ALL WOOD ones, yes it was a few grand more, but it would have been only a few bucks more a month, and considering we are slapping on an etra $500 a month to the principal to pay it off in 17 years or less, I don't think it would have made a difference!  Anyways, hopefully by the end of January I will have some fun decorating project to do in the kitchen and morning room!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Help to save the cuddly kitties and puppies!

Normally, I'm not a fan of donating to charities... I know that sounds horrible right!  Mostly because I know the administrative costs are astronomical with the larger charities, but this particular one is close to my heart because I LOVE KITTIES!!  It's no surprise, all of my fellow RH bloggers have probably met my lovely snuggle buddy Mr. Tickles.  Well, Mr. Tickles has feline asthma... and it scared me that my little cuddle kitty could die from this!  Then I thought, what about all the other kitties out there suffering from asthma that don't have loving moms or dads to take care of them and get them the medicine they need to live!

So, I'm running the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay with a group of friends who are passionate about animals and our goal is to raise $500 as a team to help support our local Animal Rescue League through Paws Over Pittsburgh.  Even $1 will help!  Click on my widget on the side of my blog to donate! Below is the story...

Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center wrote -
Welcome to Paws Over Pittsburgh, the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center's page for the Dick's Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.  We're thrilled that you have decided to step beyond yourself and include the well-being of domestic and wild animals as part of your overall training plan.  By choosing to partner with the Animal Rescue League, you will be an advocate of our mission to educate people, as well as care for and restore animals to good homes.  In return, we will partner with your training through opportunities to meet and exercise with like-minded friends, receive fun prizes for your advocacy milestones, and encourage your desire to Run for their Rescue!  

Here are some of the ways we'll use the funds you raise:
  • $30 will cover the cost of micro-chipping a cat or dog.
  • $50 will provide low-cost spay/neuter services to a family who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
  • $100 will provide behavioral training for an animal to help her find a new home more quickly.
  • $1,000 will cover the total care for an animal that stays in our shelter for one month.

- See more at:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Hardwood Flooring, shower tile, and the great poop caper....

Ok, so, this is going to be a weird post, and slightly.. well.. disgusting.  Trust me though, it was much worse for me seeing it and cleaning it than for you guys to read about it but I will let your imaginations wander...

So, let me begin my tale of whoa... yesterday was round #2 of Rusmur Floors returning to fix the issues in our master shower and hardwood floors.  Our master shower seat lifted and was coming apart, the grout chipped out and left about 1/2" gap between the seat and the vertical tile in from of the seat, so needless to say, we haven't been able to use our shower for over 2 months now.  So, the first time they came, they didn't have the tile to fix it, so it was ordered.  The first time thought hey were SUPPOSE to fix the grout on the floor that was patched with the WRONG kind of grout.  The repair man argued with me that the grout was the same and that it was just off in color because it was mixed at a different time... um... NO IT WAS THE WRONG GROUT PERIOD!  I swear sometimes they think we are IDIOTS!!  Well, I'm no idiot, so jokes on them... anyways... the guy never repaired the grout the first time because he said he didn't have time, he only re-calked around the tub (which also needed done) so my husband worked from home all day for that?  Also, they said they would rpair the hardwoods so I taped them up with blue tape... didn't have time for that either.  So we re-scheduled for a month later to fix everything... so no showers for us in our nice new shinny bathroom!

So, round #2 yesterday... STILL argued that the grout wasn't wrong... um... yes it is and you WILL fix it.  One nasty VM later to Rusmur and it was fixed, finally.  But then I get a disturbing message from my husband... the repair man was using our bathroom for his business all day while he was repairing.  OK I'm not some kind of elitist where I think these repair men are peasants and I rule over them but it's common courtesy to ask the home owner if it would be OK to use their facilities.  Also, that is generally what the powder room and guest bathroom are reserved for... not my master bathroom!  That is our sanctuary!  My very own "poop palace" you can't do your dirty business where I do mine!

Anyways... I come home to a toilet that is filthy... I mean, there are remains of the great poop caper in there!  I almost threw up... not because it was poop, but because it was not my poop, it was the poop of someone who came to my house to repair my bathroom and didn't have the courtesy to ask my husband who was in the next room to use our restroom... it was a man who was smoking cigarettes in our yard and flicking the butts in our grass... who went and helped himself to our refrigerator for some water (ok that isn't a big deal but you should still ASK!)

There are portajohns outside, it's a construction site, he's been here before he should know that!  UGH!  Am I being crazy here?  Please let me know... oh, and I did take... photographic evidence just in case I ever have to pull and ace out of my sleeve to get something resolved with Rusmur...

Friday, August 16, 2013

Wayfair = way-not-fair

I'm so disappointed in the stool we bought on I know they weren't going to be high end, but I expected bar stool that weren't wobbly and have defects in them and sloppy stain jobs, chips in the wood... and their return policy is you build it you buy it... how was I suppose to know they were pieces of crap until I built one of them?  I will be fighting to return these I'm sure, I have 2 unopened and 1 put together... shipping will cost me 35 bucks but it's a lesson learned... hopefully I can return their POS stools.... never shopping online again for furniture!  Rant complete....

Friday, August 9, 2013

Blinds and bar stools... need some help!

I can't believe we have been in our house for 2 months now!  Time really does fly, and this whole time I have been living without blinds!!!  I have a few temp ones up in strategic places but it's about time to get some permanent ones in place.  I don't know where to begin though, I don't know what style I want, if I want all the same, different ones in different places, faux wood, cellular, roman... there are so many choices!  Since we won't be buy any furniture or decorating for about a year, it makes it SO much hard to decide!  I would like to wait on the morning room because I think I just want roman shades, but I don't think I can wait a year until we get our new dining set to put up blinds, so I may just give in and go with the basic faux wood ones in every window... I would hate to pay for the installation and leave out some of the windows and then have to pay again next year to get those installed.  Any thoughts?  Place to go?  I know HD is probably the best price, we can't afford to do custom, but my mom works at JCP and offered to "gift" us the blinds (she gets a good discount!) and they sell the Bali faux wood ones there, which are nicer than the home decorators from HD I think.

Also, bar stools... this is something that is cheap that we can buy now, in the Venice with the bar overhang into the morning room, how many stool can I fit?? I would like to fit 4 but is that going to be too tight?  Any one else able to fit 4??

Also, they are replacing our railing today from the baby poop brown/green to black cherry, I LOVE the color of the sample piece of oak our PM brought, it looks PERFECT with the floors, so kudos to our PM for suggesting it and coming through on the replacement!  We still can't use our master shower though, Rusmur won't be out until Sept. 10th to fix it!!  In the mean time we are using the guest bathroom and shuffling back and forth from the master bath to the guest bath to get ready in the morning, it's a pain in the ass but I don't want to use the shower and cause any water damage so I will be patient.  Rusmur is also going to come out and fix all the nicks and chips in our hardwoods, they said they do a MUCH better job than the punch out guys at fixing them, she said they will look brand new.

We also got our final coat on the driveway put in, we debated on having it extended, but to be honest, if wouldn't allow for any more cars to be parked, and it's plently wide for 2 sedans/SUV's to park in it and get our without stepping in the grass, and I don't want to loose 1 more inch of yard either, our tiny narrow lots can us all the grassy space they can get!  To us, it just wasn't worth it, I'd rather have bar stools :)

I will post up pics of the new railings and also our master shower that needs repaired.  Also, our grass is looking sad .... very sad, I think it's too late int he year to fix it, so we will just winterize and seed in the fall so it grows back thicker next year.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Emerging from the darkness....

OK, so I know I will probably get a lot of flack from you guys for not posting and being totally MIA the past month or so... but I'm still here!  It's been a busy Sunday, just lots of family stuff and house stuff and birthdays, parties, cookouts, you name it!  My husband and I just got back from a trip to Chicago too (business trip for him, shopping trip for me!) and we also saw some family out there too which was great because I don't get to see them often.

As far as the house goes, I guess I just wasn't excited to post anything, I was getting a bit of that blogger envy over all of those who were able to fill their new home with furniture and I'm stuck with an empty house, lamps on the floor and old furniture from when I was 5 years old!  We probably won't buy anything until next summer, my husband doesn't believe in financing anything... other than a house... even that I think he wishes he could have just paid cash for but then we would be living in a cardboard box under a bridge downtown for about 15 years!  So I guess I've just been a little pouty about it.... :(

Some things on my 30 days list that still need fixed after 60 days are as follows

1.  Railings need replaced - they will be stained black cherry (instead of midnight baby poop like they are now!)
2.  Grout will be redone in master bathroom where they patched it with the wrong color/type of grout
3.  Shower seat in the MB shower is completely lifting up, we haven't used the shower in about 3 weeks :(
4.  Rusmer is going to look at our hardwoods and try to repair them better than the punch out guy did
5.  Our back yard is a swap/lake - they are re-grading it, my grass looks like shit because of that
6.  Replacement cabinet door needs installed in kitchen

I'm still holding on to my survey, I want to fill it out only after these things are addressed, I mean it's only fair, how can I rate my experience before it is really over??

So, I don't have any pics of the house, because like I said, there's nothing different other than it's very messy!  and dusty!  Mr. Tickles loves the house though, especially running up and down the stairs attacking our feet!  I do have some lovely pics from Chicago though, if you haven't gone there.... omg it is amazing!!!  I can't wait to go back next year for a wedding, I'm going to make another vacation out of it!  It was a beautiful city, I only wish I would have saved up a TON of money to do some serious shopping.  I did get to go to one of my favorite stores, Zara and I bought a few cute dresses on sale.  So here is Chicago... enjoy!

 view from out hotel room at the Milenorth Hotel
 city sky line at night... how pretty!

 Millennium Park Memorial Fountain
 Reflection off the bean
 Navy Pier looking toward the city
 The bean.... yes, we saw it, it was pretty cool
 One of my finds from Zara... 30 bucks!  Couldn't pass it up!  It has a low draped back too, I love the color!
 Navy Pier... it was sooooooooooooooooooo hot that day, I wasn't to jump in the lake right there!
 View from the bathroom... yes bathroom... of the Signature Room in the Hancock Tower
 Fountain in Millennium Park, it was about 100 degrees already by 11am that morning!
 my meat from Weber Grill... yum!!!
 on the rooftop bar of our hotel

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

30 day inspection

We had our 30 day this morning!  Hard to believe it's already been almost a month since we closed!  Overall, everything went great, nothing major.  Everything we asked for is getting fixed... including... the banister!!  Our PM already ordered the new railings and suggested we go with black cherry as the stain, he just put it in our neighbor's house and said it came out really nice and would go with our floors well.  He said our stain was pretty ugly and agrees with me that they need to get rid of it, it doesn't take well to the wood and just looks like crap.  It will be a few weeks before the new railings come in but hey, I'm just happy they are getting replaced!  We only have a few minor things that need fixed, most is cosmetic, and I'm really happy with how our PM has handled everything.

I feel like I didn't have enough blue tape or things on my list... but I guess that's a good thing, right?  He also said if we find anything else to give him a call and he will take care of it, so we don't have to call the customer service line.  I was happy to hear that even after the 30 days he is still our main point of contact.  I think it's an advantage of building while there are still so many houses/lots left to build and sell, because he knows that we will see him for the next several years (if he is still PM in our community).

Overall, I am very happy with our experience with Ryan Homes, I know we had some bumps along the way, some bigger than others, but I would do it again for sure.  Of course, I would do things a little differently, but hey, coulda shoulda woulda!  Even if I could do it over again 100 times, I would still find things wrong, or things I wish I would have done.  I think we made a great start for us and our future family here and I'm so happy to call my Venice home!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Home Depot delivery gone wrong.... can't anyone get this right???

Quick post, I totally forgot to let you guys know about our washer/dryer delivery.... I wasn't home, my husband was, and when I got home, I found my dryer to be about 1 ft from the wall and 4ft of dryer venting all coiled up behind the dryer with gaps where the 2 pieces connected.... there is a freaking diagram laying on top of the dryer showing you to NOT install it that way!  OMG SERIOUSLY HOME DEPOT.  I will never purchase another appliance from anywhere that doesn't have their own staff of delivery persons.  I will gladly pay more money and have it INSTALLED....


So, now I'm playing phone tag with customer service and I have to call back the store manager... one of them called my husband (he's not sure which) and he said she was extremely rude to him.  Atleast Sears was super nice every step of the way and compensated me.  I hope Home Depot makes good or I will be shopping at Lowes....

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Our 30 day list has been sent! I feel like I'm missing so much....

So here is our 30 days list, I still feel like I need more on it... I want to be insanely picky because I know after 30 days, it will be like pulling teeth to get anything fixed.  Any advice or common things that you guys notice that needed fixed with you houses that I'm missing??

1.       Sticky stuff on dining room windows (from a sticker/label) – needs cleaned off
2.       Middle window above garage is slightly crooked – or the trim is crooked
3.       The piece of wood that separates the shake and the siding isn’t 1 continuous piece, we would request a full whole piece be put in place so it doesn’t separate or accumulate dirt at the joint in the middle in the future.
4.       Front door needs re-painted
5.       One brick near front door has a chip/chunk missing
6.       Cement walkway has a strange vein like appearance in the concrete (not sure if this is normal?)

1.       The door stop needs moved slightly closer to the door, it doesn’t stop it from hitting the wall
2.       Repair small hole in wall from door knob hitting into wall from misplaced door stop
Powder Room
1.       Door sticks/hard to close all the way
2.       Chips in hardwood floors – repair/replace boards as needed.

1.       Banister stain is very uneven and splotchy.  Some of the balusters have cracks/chips – we would request the entire railing be re-stained, if it is an issue with the stain itself causing the un-even look, we want to pick a new stain.  The color is so inconsistent and looks greenish/grey rather than “midnight black”
2.       Carpet is fraying in some places (marked with blue tape)
3.       Tighten up carpet on stairs, some steps are loose, especially the bottom stair, it is easy to pull away from the step
4.       Hole in drywall at the bottom of the stairs (inside the stair way) marked with blue tape

1.       Nails sticking out through some of the 2x4’s not nailed into anything
2.       Cracks in concrete floor
Family Room
1.       Chips in hardwood floors – repair/replace boards as needed.
Morning Room
1.       Chips in hardwood floors – repair/replace boards as needed.

1.       Scratches on some of the cabinet door fronts (marked with blue tape) – repair/replace
2.       Creaking in floors on the left side of the stove
3.       Minor dry wall repair needed by refrigerator (a few small gauges in the wall)
4.       Caulking between counter and morning room ½ wall needs filled – it has shrank and gaped

Guest Bathroom
1.       Drawers on vanity are crooked, stick out on one side about ½ inch
2.       Small chip in toilet seat cover
3.       Gaps in caulking on sink back splash piece

Bedroom 2
1.       Wall between 2 front windows is bowed

Master Bedroom
1.       Squeaks and creeks in flooring – noted with blue tape “X”

Master Bathroom
1.       Grout that was repaired doesn’t match – it is non-sanded and isn’t the right color
2.       Small area on wall that is not painted
3.       Touch up grout around tub – it is cracking/chipped
4.       Clean up grout around outside of border tile around tub – paint on it, looks messy
5.       Set nails on trim piece on tub front and smooth out, they are sticking out a little and are very noticeable
6.       Mirror has black mark on back side showing through to the front, won’t clean off – mirror needs replaced/repaired

1.       Garage door going into mudroom is hard to close
2.       Hose bib is loose

1.       1 of the reddish bushes looks like it’s dying/diseased

General Issues all around house
1.      Trim work - Nails need set in and or filled neater/puttied and smoothed out, I can see every nail in the trim – looks messy
2.       Lots of areas on the walls are rough/un-sanded looking – need sanded smooth and repainted
3.       Hardwood floors – many small chips/nicks – replace boards or repair as needed
4.       Squeaks in floors – noted in each spot with a blue tape square
5.       Fraying carpet in spots – may just need tucked under baseboards
6.       Many spots/areas on the drywall that were not sanded before painting
7.       Caulking around all windows – dried/shrank – needs touched up both inside and outside

8.       Interior doors need paint touched up – edges and peeling/paint is chipping off

Friday, June 14, 2013

How would you rate your workmanship... is it a 10??

So, I looked at the "sample" survey they gave us at closing, and one section is for Workmanship... and to be honest, it's not a 10, or a 9... maybe a 7.5 at best..... but some things are just down right sloppy.  I see EVERY nail in my trim work, I have crooked cabinets, sloppy muddling in the corners of the walls and around edges, things not being straight or even... and I know I can get a lot fixed on the 30 day, but some of the things that they "fixed" before we moved in look worse... like the grout the "repaired" well it's the wrong kind of grout and wrong color (it's non-sanded and it's on the floor... you ALWAYS use sanded grout on the floor tiles" and stuff they "touched up" with paint that now has paint on my grout and blobs and gobs of Spackle or paint, so how am I to have faith that these along with all the other things will get fixed at my 30 day??

Any advice from those who have moved in and tackled their 30 day yet??  Am I expecting too much perfection???  The nails in the trim make me CRINGE every time I walk through a door... is this something they fix at the 10 month along with the nail pops??

Thursday, June 13, 2013

I'm alive! I swear!

Hey, I swore it wouldn't happen to me... I've tried, but I feel like I've fallen off the face of the blog planet!  I promise to keep everyone updated though as things move along.

We had a HUGE storm last night, it woke us up and was pretty scary, I had a nightmare that our basement flooded and ran downstairs to check but thankfully it was just a dream, we are dry as a bone!  There was a huge tree branch in the back yard though, thank God it missed the house!

On another note, our SR Bev hosted a Pure Romance party last night at the model, one of the women in the neighborhood is a consultant.  It was a lot f fun and I got to meet a lot of the female neighbors and we laughed and joked and I found out just how dirty my neighbors are! LOL jk!

I also have scheduled our 30 day for June 26th, I have a HUGE list... I hope I'm not being too picky... here are a few of the items I have and let me know if you guys think I'm going overboard...

1.  Fix all nail holes on trim and smooth out
2.  Wrong color grout was used to patch up master bathroom floor
3.  All cabinets have small-medium scratched on them, replace or repair
4.  Replace/repair all floor boards with nicks/scratches/chips
5. Wavy wall in 2nd bedroom
6.  Master bathroom mirror has black marks on the back, won't come off with cleaning, they are on the back side - replace mirror
7.  Staining on banister is very un-even and sloppy - replace/re-stain using new color
8.  Fix squeak in HW floors in the kitchen by the stove
9.  Front center window is slightly crooked
10.  Carpet on stairs is frayed in spots and looks messy
11.  Grout around master tub is cracking
12.  Missing area of paint in master bathroom
13.  Caulking around all windows is messy both inside and outside - touch up/re-caulk 
14.  Repaint front door
15.  Hose bib in garage is loose/crooked

So those are just a few examples... I have a list of about 50 things so far... EEEKK!! I'm such a perfectionist though and there is a reason we all built and didn't buy "used".... it's so we don't have to fix shit like this!  Most of it is little and I know our PM will have no problem fixing it but the railing stain is a big one, but seriously, it's soooooooooooooo sloppy looking, like a 5th grader did it, actually I was a better painter in 5th grade... and if it is the stain itself that is the problem and how the wood is accepting it, RH needs to discontinue Midnight Black, or call it Midnight baby shit....

Other than those little thing, I really am happy with our home, I love waking up in it, I love taking baths in my tub, I love cuddling with Mr. Tickles and my husband in the living room, I love eating at the table in the morning room... and I LOVE parking my car in a garage!!!

I promise to upload some pics of the house all furnished too... though we don't have much and most rooms are still empty!  

Here are some pics from the first dinner at the house, my dad fried up some blue gill and it was so yummy!!! 

 me and my mommy!!  She is my rock!
 Mother and daughter again.... oh and we got landscaping in!
 Just hanging out having some good wine!  My dad brought us a wine called "High on the Hog" because that's how we are living now :)

 Snuggle time!!!
Mr. Tickles LOVES the new house... she loves snuggling up on the carpet too!
And this was a rainbow the other day, it was so beautiful in person!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The kichen is unpacked and the great refrigerator debacle

So I have the kitchen all put away... no when i saw put away, I really mean just thrown in cabinets and drawers all willy nilly, because I'm tired, I'm cranky, and I just didn't want to look at the boxes anymore.  99.9% of everything needs to be re-washed because it's been sitting forever (I never would cook in the apartment because I hated my kitchen that much) and I need to get organizers and figure out really where everything is going to go, and figure out which lids go to which pots... which I'm pretty sure the lid to pot ratio 2 to 1... not sure how that happened!

Also, the fridge... omg... what a nightmare... It was on its way to us on Saturday when the driver called to say she was 15 min. away and that there was significant damage to it according to the dock report.  Now, we bought it from the outlet scratch and dent, but with only 1 tiny little dent on the side towards the back, no biggies because you won't see it!  Well, she said it was like world war III happened to it... so I said DON'T BOTHER DELIVERING IT.  So, mean while, I forgot to mention that we reserved the uhual the previous week for 9am, since moving the morning would be cooler and more people could help... so... Uhaul called the night before to confirm out 3PM RESERVATION... WTF... ARE YOU KIDDING ME... Apparently, in ALL of Allgeheny county, not ONE SINGLE MOVING TRUCK was available with ANY TRUCKING COMPANY... holy cow I LOST IT!  I was standing at the top of the stairs in our new house while my husband was on the phone with Uhaul and I sounded like an insane woman... I let the frustration get the best of me!  It all ended up working out OK and we had enough people to move the big stuff... but it was just like murphy's law happening all weekend!

Ok... sorry, I got side tracked, so back to the fridge... I call Bridgeville Sears Outlet FUMING mad and tell them I'm on my way in 15 minutes.  They said "pick out any fridge on the floor and we will replace the damaged one" well, of course they didn't have my Jenn Air... BUT they had a Kitchenaid (who makes Jenn Air) that was EXACTLY the same, right down to where the DING in the side was!  It just said "Kitchenaid" on the front instead.  It was $300 more, but they said, it's close enough... and rang me up.  But, I wouldn't have a fridge until Monday.... and we were out of the apt. Sunday... so I had to throw away a lot of food.  So, finally the delivery guys cam on Monday, late, because the dispatch peple gave them the WRONG ADDRESS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN... omg, I wanted to loose it again, I mean, are you kidding me?  So, they get to the house, they look like meth addicts, and the don't put down ANY floor protectors, not boot covers and the track dirt all over my 9k hardwood floors.... and then they wedge the fridge in, focefully I may add... I had to stop them before the put it down to add my own felt to the bottoms, the wheels would have trashed my floors.  So, then after "installing" it, they didn't even level it, it's leaning forward pretty bad.  AND they left me with the water dispenser not working!  They told me to deal with it and call the repair line... IT'S A NEW FRIDGE!! AHHH!!!!

So, I call the repair line and they can't be there until next Monday, and I said I can't wait that long and I'm NOT taking off work for this.... BS So I call the store and talk to the manager (who is super nice and was aware of my whole situation) he suggested, if I could, to move the fridge back out and check the water line to look for kinks.  He also was going to try and get a local repair man out there ASAP.  Well, being impatient and a total beast, I moved that bad boy out myself and what did I find?  I kinked water line!  I asked the delivery guys to pull it back out to check for the and they REFUSED!  I fixed it myself!  go me!  But I was still flaming mad... The manager refunded my delivery fee, obviously, and I'm going to be sending the lovely email with photos of the damage they caused to my walls and floors and just how unprofessional and dissapointing my service was.

So.... in short... we now have a working fridge, and a clean kitchen, and a semi un-packed house.  Few!  Sorry for the long winded post, you know I just had to get all that out of me and I know my RH blogger friends understand!

Oh, BTW, my hardwoods have scratches and nicks and chucks out of them all over!  Is this NORMAL?  We have protective covers on the floors when moving and EVERYTHING has felt on the bottom!  I have SOOOO many boards that need either replaced or filled in!

OK enough ranting... here are some pics!  I love my kitchen... oh how I love my kitchen... I really wish I had an island though :(
 There is a tiny scratch at the top on the side the water/ice is on... it wasn't there when I bought it, I don't know if it's enough to make me want to return it though but I have 30 days to decide.  Never again will I get a fridge from the outlet, it's not worth the hassle, I would have just bought a cheaper-not-as-fancy one at Home Depot if I could do it all over again....

 Oh my hardwoods... how I love thee... except for your nicks, and pits, and scratches :(  I dropped a fork and it was like an asteroid hit them!

 What a sexy looking kitchen!  I can't wait to have my island and granite someday.... ahh a girl can dream!

Another view of my oh so sexy kitchen.... I'm obsessed with the hardwood/cabinet combo!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Busy weekend! I promise not to disappear!

Ok so long weekend! My body feel like it was bested with 100 baseball bats.... I have so much to blog about and I will post pics of how things are looking here this week, We plan to be slaves to Home Depot for the next few months... Omg so much to do.... But it's so worth it! More updates to come! And our kitty, Mr Tickles is feeling much more acclimated to the new house, I was worried about her transition but so far so good..... Aka no pee on my carpet!

Friday, May 31, 2013