Bathroom Update #1

I got inspired by this bathroom I saw atย IHeartOrganizing

I fell in love with the dark blue in this room and the shower curtain she has,
so I went out and got it myself!
The changes we’re making to our bathroom are:
The vanity to a granite top and inset sink.
Floors from two layers of linoleum to tiles.
Walls from two layers of wallpaper to paint.
Replacing medicine cabinet with a pretty mirror.
ย Changing light fixtures.
Putting in a new toilet.
Painting the cabinet and all the trim/doors.
Lots of reorganizing!
Here’s what we have done so far!

Stripped all the wallpaper

Took the medicine cabinet out and the top “drawers” on the cabinet.
My dad is going to cut that opening higher and put larger doors on it ๐Ÿ™‚
And me dad started laying the tiles last night!
Pretty isn’t it!?
I can’t wait for the tile to get finished tonight when he gets home from work!
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Our Corpus Christi Mini Vacation (WARNING: Picture Overload!)

This summer we took the girls on a surprise trip to the beach!
We made a plan to go to the beach on Wed, go check into the hotel and shower and then go to dinner. Then for Thursday, go to the Texas State Aquarium, eat at the two story Whataburger and then go home… Surprisingly, things pretty much went as planned, with a few little extras ๐Ÿ˜‰
I booked our hotel at North Beach (which I wouldn’t recommend at all, thank God it was only for one night) with intentions of swimming there, but when we got into town we quickly decided to keep going.ย I had no idea that it was so small and wanted the girls to have the full beach experience, afterall, we’ve never done this before!
SO, we crossed the waters on the fairie to Port A!
We arrived at the beach kinda late afternoon, so we were only there for a few hours, but it was so beautiful and peaceful, and the girls had a wonderful time.
Heading out! They had no idea where we were going ๐Ÿ™‚
Posing on the beach!
The little sand castle we made… It didn’t hold their attention for too long haha
We decided to walk up and down the beach to look for things to take home.
Our beach toes! I took them the day before to get our toes and and hands painted ๐Ÿ™‚
Then we found a shark on the shore! ;p
And jellyfish!
This is actually the second one we found, the first one was in Gwen’s pail (picture of that below)
Skimming the sand for sand dollars
Gwen with her jellyfish!
All the things they collected off the shore
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On the fairie, heading to the hotel to shower before dinner
Gwen always falls asleep in the car ๐Ÿ™‚
After checking in and taking showers to get all the sand off, we went to dinner at Blackbeards
He had no idea that Cambria made this same face haha
After dinner we decided to go for a walk along the water, and ran into this ice cream shop ๐Ÿ™‚
Then the girls were really dirty, so we had them take showers again lol
Then it was for some rest before the next big day ๐Ÿ™‚
After we checked out of our hotel, they just HAD to pose in this shark (I MIGHT be a little bit obsessed with them) before our next surprise destination
The Texas State Aquarium!
First thing we did was watch the dolphin show
Otters and then indoor aquariums
Then they got to feed the stingrays!
It took Cambria feeding four of them before Gwen finally decided to do the last two
(This is the only picture I have of this because I was filming it :\)
The stingrays were the biggest hit, so that’s what they picked from the gift shop ๐Ÿ˜€
And it’s time to leave!
After the aquarium, we went and had a late lunch/dinner at Landry’s. So good!
No pictures of that, but while we were walking down the dock to go there, we noticed a sign for boat rides! I’ve only been on a boat once, and the girls never, so we went for it!
Gwen takes pictures for us ๐Ÿ˜‰
I love these little boogers so much
After the boat ride we went to the two story Whataburger to get milkshakes, and then went home!
We went shopping the day before our trip at Old Navy for their vacation outfits ๐Ÿ™‚
And their swimsuits are both from Target, but they only have Gwen’s on their website.

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Teachers Survival Kit

Yesterday I posted about our first day of school, and pictured is the gifts we made for their teachers.
Here’s where I got the idea/tutorial fromย eighteen25 – box of teacher goodies
I took the girls to Michael’s and let them pick out the papers and stickers for their boxes.
We got all the items we put inside from Target.
I pretty much followed all of the instructions from the tutorial above, except I used E6000 in 3 spots to hold the ribbon down, let it dry and then used Mod Podge to glue all the sheets of paper on.
I glued the top one on first, then the bottom one and then the middle strip, letting each one dry completely before applying the next.
I had the girls write a little note to their teachers, and then also added a teacher questionnaire printout for them to fill and send back to me so I know a little more about them, which also happens to be from eighteen 25…ย Teacher Questionnaire
Here’s what ours look like
We filled our with thumb tacks, paper clips, magnets, post its,
a USB drive, hand sanitizer and chocolates ๐Ÿ™‚
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