Crazy Days Indeed

Monday, April 29, 2013

What a whirlwind of a weekend!  We woke up on Saturday, with a full day of nothing planned!  So we  went to Ikea to get started on our "living" room makeover. I will dedicate a whole post to that once it is officially finished!  So most of Saturday consisted of selling our old furniture, buying new furniture, my 27th day in a row of pure barre and building all that Ikea furniture, which is SO fun ;)

On Sunday, I had my 28th day in a row of pure barre, then we headed down to the always awesome Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs.  I love this zoo, all the animals are so much closer than the regular zoo and they have a moose there!  You can also feed giraffes, straight from your hand to their mouth.  Such a cool experience. We finished the weekend with Mark's brothers family coming over for dinner and moving some furniture around.  So much fun and now I'm ready for a quiet week.

This little dude had his first ever ice cream cone this weekend!  He loved it. 

His little face lights up my heart

 Cooper decided this bin would be the perfect place to sit...

We did tackle another totally unexpected project this weekend!  Below is a picture of our ugly cement patio.  I have been struggling with what we could do to make it more presentable.  I looked into staining and was leaning towards that but just couldn't figure the best color.  My dream would be to tear this out and replace it with a wood deck, but that isn't in the budget right now.

Our Patio Before (Don't mind the pantless baby)

So we saw these awesome wood squares at Ikea that go right on top of the cement, they interlock together. Mark was all over this project, he really wanted to do it.

 It was also a good distraction when he got sick of building furniture

 It ended up being a family affair and everyone wanted to help 

The incredible after pic!!  It made such a huge difference and we will actually spend a ton of time out here

After all our hard work on Saturday, we headed out to the zoo on Sunday.

 Palmer and Cooper's first solo train ride, they loved it.  Palmer was so sad when he had to get off and just kept saying "Choo Choo, Choo Choo.

 My sentiments exactly Coop!  


  1. I love your new flooring!! It ties the whole space together in a very lovely way! Thanks for linking u to our Summer Spruce Up party!
    Restoration Beauty

    1. Thank you! It was SO easy to do and such a huge change to that area. I actually want to go out there and hang out.

  2. I love this change!! We have a huge concrete area below our deck that would look amazing done in these tiles. I will have to price them out in Canada:) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thanks Krista! I have to be completely honest with you, this was way more pricey than I really wanted it to be. The only way I could rationalize it, was because this deck is right off our main living area. The fact that you can take these tiles anywhere you go, is also helpful. This project cost us about $500, but it is the thing that people really notice when they come into our house. So, it's an investment, but an investment that you can take anywhere you go!

  4. I've seen those at Ikea and always thought of them as an "area rug" type of an item -- not covering the whole patio but that is so smart! It looks great!
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

    1. Thank you! It wasn't really cheap but it is the one change we made that people seem the impressed by! And it was soooo easy to install.