Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Stair Progress and New Years Inspiration


I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, and a safe New Years! I typically spend New Years Eve in pajama's and am asleep by 10:00, ha! And this year, I beat my record: I was in bed before 9:00! However, we had some fun family games before I hit the hay!

This one was by far the kids favorite! So funny watching them dance around and giggling while trying to knock over the water bottles! Such a great way to end the year. 

This year has been so crazy and I know that we were all looking forward to it ending and starting a new (hopefully better) year. I know, for me, so much of my thoughts have been "I can't wait for this year to be over!" And other similar thoughts. 

So, for my upstairs shiplap display board I found a quote that is super meaningful to me this year. I designed it and had my silhouette machine  cut it out. Then, taped it to my shiplap board using painters tape. 

Such a good visual reminder to constantly place my hope in Him! I had the kids put up a New Years resolution up there. I had plans to do a fun craft with them and never got around to it. Story of my life. It's also why I'm just now getting around to posting this and it's already January 6th! Some weeks are harder than others. Winter is especially hard for me, and it's easy to fall into the winter blues big time! So I am determined to keep my eyes focused on Him, make time for laughing and playing with the kids...and exercise. Yeah, I know I just said a bad word ;)  

I also wanted to share a quick update on our staircase. Last spring I posted about how we tried to redo our stairs. I was far from pleased with the results. We spent the ensuing months debating what to do with it. We couldn't decide and it got pushed to the backburner. 

Then, we decided to buy a runner for the stairs and put some leftover flooring that we had on the landing. We got mostly done installing the laminate on the landing. Bought the runner. And then couldn't figure out how to get the stair nose piece to work. Therefore, the project got put on the back burner....again!

Jeremy had two weeks off for Christmas break, so we decided that we he was going to install the runner on the first set of stairs! 

I was very helpful. I took pictures and made encouraging remarks. True story. He couldn't have done it without me. ;) 

I was going for an easy application, so we simply used carpet tape and staples. Hopefully this will hold up to my wild and crazy children!

Still haven't figured out the landing...and the runner wasn't quite long enough to do the second set of stairs (oops!), but we got one thing done! Woot woot! After that's all done I want to add a stair skirt board as well. Maybe we'll be all done a year from now. If we're really motivated. Ha!

I'm so pleased with this runner though! I love it so much that I bought it in an area rug size for the living room. 

I am itching to get in the garage/shop and build some furniture! So hopefully I'll be posting more of that in the near future! I just need to locate my missing motivation. Do any of you have some you can lend me?

Until next time,



  1. I love how creative you are and all your projects. Miss you guys.


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