Thursday, June 30, 2016

We Went Camping

Ya’ll are going to look at the post and be like, this isn’t a post about your family camping trip!

This is, in fact, a shameless campaign to prove how awesome camping is on the Oregon Coast

and how much better it would be camping with a family that has such good looking kids!

I am innocent.

However, if it does start you thinking about meeting us on the Southern Oregon Coast line,

I swear, I will not, under any circumstances, promise a dinner of roasted hot dogs

and then forget the hot dogs at home

and then text you {which I manage to do walking around the entire campsite like a crazy person looking for a location that receives cell service} while you are in the check out line of the one, expensive grocery store in town,

where you already were,

because you were purchasing sunblock, because naturally I didn’t bring any,

because the weatherman had convinced me that it would be cold and rainy the en.tire time and it definitely was not,

and you already had two of my children because practically everyone has less children than me and you felt bad for me.

Nor will I usher all of my sleep deprived, filthy, filthy children to your campsite while my husband and I are frantically trying to put all the camping stuff away

because it did, in fact, rain.

But, unfortunately/fortunately? only during the exact time that we determined we should start packing up.

So, in conclusion, you’re now desperately trying to find my contact information and checking your calendar so that we can, in reality, go camping together.

The weather was perfect, warm enough during the day to play at the beach

Cool enough at night that we almost all had hypothermia but could enjoy our hot chocolate and campfire.

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I thought it entirely logical that I should put brand new shoes on Libby, who is just barely managing this whole up right business, while camping.

She spent a small portion of her waking hours trying to remove them.

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We were camped right next to this little creek that was perfect for the kids to get all of their clothes wet in at eight o’clock in the morning.

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And the beach.

My kids are dressed from head-to-toe, remember it was supposed to be cold and rainy?

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So I ended up stripping them down.

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And another covered bridge checked off my list.

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Hope your house is quieter, cleaner, and cooler than mine, but if it isn’t,

want to go camping?

Katie

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Picture Taking and Instagram

Libby had just the right amount of yogurt in her hair to maintain a whale spout.

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Getting pretty

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Our artichokes

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Laundry, which I’ve been hanging, cause it’s like 100 degrees here.

WHY??!!

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I also joined instagram!  I know, your lives are now complete.

My name is @notharrypotterkatiebell

That may change, but it’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect name.

Katie

Friday, June 3, 2016

D.O.N.E.

The bathroom that is.

Oh, and with whinny kids and

noisy dinners

and record high temperatures in June.

But, mostly, just the bathroom.

So, here are some pictures of how it turned out, but first, the before:

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During

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And today.

Well, kinda today.

It’s a little messier because Spencer took his 601st bath since the room was completed and there’s dinosaurs all over the floor.

The towels will go under the window, as soon as I make a decision about what they’ll be hanging on.

The ceiling light is an antique purchased at our local salvage place.

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Sorry, some of these are slightly blurry, I think my exposure was off.

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I bought the lights from an American made store that does custom lights with the best customer service, seriously.

http://www.warehouse-lighting.com/

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The sink is an eBay purchase from Pennsylvania.

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The claw foot is from a company in Louisiana which does professional restorations.  Even with shipping, it was still cheaper than anything we could’ve purchased here, weird, huh?

The faucets and such for the tub are from Craigslist.

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Stick ruler wreath from our Ohio trip.

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Original toilet, in case you were wondering.

Antique mirror from Craigslist.

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The yellow ‘vanity’ I got from our local Re-store {Habitat for Humanity} and my mom gifted the mirror.

Light fixture is Lowes, as are the sink faucets.

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The shower curtains are Target.

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The rug is from Turkey.

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I know shiplap is a huge thing right now.

But that’s basically all our house is, so I found it fitting to put some back into the bathroom.

The blue arrow is from Bryce’s grandparent’s cabin in Canada.

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The chair came from our neighbor’s house who is downsizing and I just recovered it.

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Well, I guess that’s it.

Enjoy your weekend!

Katie