I've not posted much on the progress of our new house because up until now there hasn't been much progress. We were originally suppose to close Nov. 15th. Didn't happen. December 12th. Ha! They still haven't finished bricking the exterior. Then they said end of the year, and now we're looking at January 29th. You guys, if they don't finish the house for closing in January, I am going to come unglued. UNGLUUUUUED.
I've always heard people say that building is a nightmare. We thought it was going to be smooth sailing since we had all of our decisions finalized back in June/July. There were zero holdups on our end. Well apparently, they can't get it together on their end. So freaking, stinking frustrating. Izzy has even offered up to, "go over and growl at them", ha!
With things finally coming along on the inside, I feel like I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully, in a month and a half we will no longer be digging through moving boxes to find the random items we thought we didn't need to unpack. Hopefully, in a month and a half we will be on our way to organized bliss. Hopefully.
Here's the house from a few days ago. They actually now have the trim in and painted, but I haven't taken more pictures.
Taken from living room toward kitchen. The kids' playroom will be above.
From the eat-in.
From the kitchen out to the living room. The dining room is to the left.
Eat-in to the right and living to the left. And yes, Sam is still wearing his PJ's. Tell me I'm not the only one who keeps their baby in PJ's when they drop the older ones off at school? He goes right down for his nap as soon as we get home so I just don't see the need!
The back patio just off the eat-in, behind the living room. I am the most excited about this area!
From the living room toward the entry. They were installing all of the interior doors that day.
From the dining room towards the stairs. Oh how badly I wanted hardwood stairs! They were practically asking for my first born, so it didn't happen. Maybe it will be one of those things we do down the road.
Dining towards the kitchen.
From further into the entry towards the living room.
I'll snap some more pics once they get a little further along. Right now I'm eager to see them get the rest of the exterior done. I saw some folks out this morning so fingers crossed they'll get some more brick/stone up today!
The first item to get labeled was Izzy's lunch bags. So, not only are the labels super cute, but they actually have stayed put! In the past I used a p-touch label maker to adhere her name to the outside, but would end up replacing it every 1-2 weeks when it would peel up. So far, these guys haven't budged!
Next up were her cups. I was really eager to see how they held up to the dishwasher. If you look closely at the cup on the left you can see how the label maker label is still completely stuck to the cup, but the ink ends up fading out after a few trips through the dishwasher. The Kidecal label still looks brand spankin' new after being washed and is still completely stuck to the cup. No peeling or fading.
Another item that always needs a label are kids' jackets. Those things are always one of the firsts to go missing.
So far so good! I really like how the labels are flexible. You're not going to have to worry about a stiff label up against your skin or it not laying smoothly. And it doesn't crack when the fabric is folded or crushed. Kidecals does say that their labels are machine washable as well, but I have yet to test that out.
All in all I'm thrilled with these labels! Looks like Sam is next up for labels!
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