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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mini Bathroom Reveal and Other News

So, the master bathroom isn't completely done yet, but here is a looksie!  I'm not quite sure about the 2 pictures I have up and I am still waiting on the curtain to go on the cutout under the cabinets.  But, you can get the general idea.

I love, love, love the new tile floor!!!  If you don't know, that is tile!! 

It is so deceiving!!!  You have to actually touch it, to really know the difference!  The mocha grout ended up being the best match and glad that ordeal is behind me!  A.K.A Panic attack!

My man, did a great job framing out the mirror!  It wasn't hard at all! 

Here is the new rug I got from Pottery Barn.  It has turned out to be quite a plush little rug!  The colors are so deep and striking!  Again, seriously!?  Look at that floor!  Greatness!!!  Here is the lowdown on our hard labor of love!

New tile floor
Paint walls
Paint cabinets (I think I need to glaze them.  What do you think?)
Paint trim
Frame out mirror
New toilet (the culprit of the remodel)
Put down quarter round by the tub, shower and cabinets
New Roman Bamboo Shade

Left to do
Paint shelf
maybe change out pictures

I'm so excited how everything turned out and we are taking a break from projects right now!

Now on the other news!

 If you have noticed that my little blog was neglected this week, it is because I have started Cosmetology school!!!!! 

I am so excited!  After staying home for 12 years with the kiddos, my Man and I have prayed and talked about this life altering decision and I got accepted this spring!  I was a little taken back, however, when I realized my kids really weren't on board with this idea!  The night I found out I was accepted I was so excited I was bursting at the seams!  My Man was at a Maverick game, so it was just me and the kids.  Kailey was taking a shower so I told Ethan first.  I said "E, I got in to Cosmetology school!  How exciting is that!!!?"  Let me just say, it was the saddest thing ever!  He instantly teared up and said "I don't want you to go!!  You're supposed to be here!"  And, he ran off to his room crying!!  So, I'm standing there thinking, "What in the world just happened here!?"

So, in walks Kailey from her bath, and again I say, " Kailey, I just found out I got accepted to Cosmetology school!!  Isn't that exciting!!!"  And, she just stared at me, for like, 30 seconds, and took off for her room!!!  So, talk about a Debbie Downer moment!!!  Cue music: Wah Waaahhh (Saturday night live skit. yeah, I'm a dork)  I needed someone to be excited with me, but at this moment in time, I had 2 very upset children on my hands.

They have since settled into the idea, and things are going really well.  They actually think it is cool that I have homework and have to pack my lunch every morning just like they do!   I know this is going to be a challenge though.  I mean I haven't worked in 12 YEARS!!  I was ready to start last fall, but God closed that window and I couldn't get in.  All the slots were full up.  I was terribly upset, because you know when your rip roaring ready to start something and a wall comes up?  I guess I was a little disappointed.  That's when I realized God ALWAYS knows what's best.  His timing might not always be my timing, but I'm so glad he timed this right and I shut up and went along with what He had in store for me.
Ethan started 3rd grade at public school for the first time, so he really needed me this last semester, and Kailey, surprisingly enough, needed me a lot at the beginning of 6th grade. So, He said, "Not this semester Erin.  Wait and be patient." 

In my new adventure, because that is exactly how I am viewing this, a adventure, I saw this verse and it gave me such peace knowing that this is what he wants for me:

For I know the plans I have for you, "Declared the Lord", plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

Oh, that just makes me smile and fills my heart!  So my journey begins.  I will try and keep up the posting a little better.  But, don't be surprised if I miss a few days!  I was having major withdrawals this week, let me tell you!  Keep me in your prayers and especially the little family!  Have a wonderful and praise filled Sunday!

I will be linking up here:

Coastal Charm
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Somewhat Simple
Savvy Southern Style
Beach Cottage
Fingerprints on the Fridge
Romantic Home
Finding Fabulous
Mural Maker
Saturday Mornings


  1. The bath is looking wonderful. Love the floor, is really is stunning. Good luck in school. Hugs, Marty

  2. That bath is gorgeous..I did not know that was tile..how cool.
    And here- I am EXCITED for your new adventure. How cool to be able to do all things to hair. I find that exciting..

  3. I can't believe I haven't seen the bathroom yet?? It looks great, love the rug! So funny, I asked Kailey how everything was going with you back at school and she said, "It's going to be an adventure!" I wonder where she heard that from? So proud of you!

  4. I can't believe that is tile! Cool!!!~

  5. I'm a new follower. I went back to work (part-time) when my kids were your kids' age. I remember getting a similar reaction. Things will settle down, though. Change is definitely difficult when everyone is used to having you home. And if you're like me, it will be hard on you at first, too. Good luck with the new opportunity!

  6. Steppin out on faith I love it!!prayin for you...

  7. Your bathroom looks fabulous! I cannot get over that tile - it's great. And love the rug. Wonderful job! And school! What an opportunity. I'm in the (long!) process of applying to graduate school right now, and the thought of actually going with three children and a full-time job is daunting to say the least. Good for you - you will do great!

  8. Bath turned out great i just showed my Mr the floors he was impressed....and congrats on a new path your just be a excellent stylist my gosh look at you and your home...your do great!!

  9. Wow!!! This is Gorgeous! Do you mind me asking what kind of tile you used? It's amazing! And the tub is so pretty too. You did a fantastic job, and you get the look of rich hardwood floors but tile holds up better in the bathroom. So awesome. And congrats on your schooling, with your style you'll be great! xoxo tami

  10. I total understand about being on God's time line instead of my own. Very hard to do but rewarding. Congrats on starting school! I also love the progress of your bathroom. The tile is amazing and I love the rug!!

  11. You bathroom looks great and that is exciting news!! Since the kids are in school I think it is great you are doing something like that. I am a cosmetologist... well... I am currently a stay at home mom but I worked in the salon before I had our baby. LOVE it!!!! I still do some hair at home (shhh ;) ) but I definitely miss the salon. I hope that one day I will my own.

  12. You did a beautiful job on the bathroom, love it.
    Congrats on starting Cosmetology School! Pursue your dreams....

  13. Your bathroom is beautiful and congrats on cosmetology school!

  14. Hi!
    Just stopping by... I saw your gorgeous kitchen (heart) on Southern Hospitality. I saw the name of your blog on a facebook post: small world!

    Beautiful job on the bathroom! Love the rug!! And I would have never guessed the tile - WAY cool!

    Best wishes on cosmetology school - although I think you would make a great designer, too!!

  15. The bathroom looks awesome! I love the rug and the "tile" floor. amazing! Congratulations on going to school. What an exciting new adventure for you. I am sure you will do great! You are fabulous with so many other things I can't imagine you not being good at hair!

  16. Erin,
    I thought that floor was wood...looks great! Hop over on Monday because you have been featured at NIFTY THIFTY TUESDAYS...feel free to grab my starfish button for your blog...thanks so much for coming to my party last week.


  17. Your bathroom looks great, that floor is amazing!!!

  18. Love your bathroom re-do. Super... fanstastic. Love that tile floor that looks like real wood. Good luck in school. The kids will adjust and everyone will be fine. I am so happy that you get to have your dream. xoxoxo

    ~ Lisa from Indiana ~

  19. Congratulations on your beautiful bathroom AND your decision to go back to school! I made that very same decision a year and a half ago and, although it is sometimes challenging, it is completely worth it. Grab your dreams, Erin!

  20. I feel like i haven't been over for so long, I've missed you! you have been one busy girl!
    I love your bathroom, I've seen that tile before and loved it!
    Congrat's on school, how exciting!

  21. I just wanted to say congratlations on your going to cosmetology school. I think it is great. I have been home for 12 years too. I just signed on tonight as a scentsy rep...I have not announced it yet on my blog. I think it is great, you will be a wonderful hairdresser:)

  22. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I just re-did mine too, stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime and have a look!


  23. The bathroom turned out so gorgeous! I LOVE that floor I can't believe that that is tile!! The PB rug looks so perfect in there too! Congrats on the getting accepted, that is so great!

  24. Your bathroom is beautiful - restful, almost spa like but with style!

  25. Great job on your bath remodel.......love, love the tile & the PB rug is perfect. I have never seen tile that looks like wood. I too would like to know where you purchased this tile.


  26. oh my gosh, your floors are fantastic! and good for you on your new school adventure!

  27. I thought I had already commented on your pretty bathroom. I love the floor you chose. I think it is so cool how they can make tile look just like wood flooring. Love that rug. Thanks so much for joining the party.

  28. How cool is that tile? You did a beautiful job!

  29. So you have to tell us where you got the tile or what it is called. We are planning out a bathroom redo and it would be perfect!!! Congrats on following your dream!


  30. It's true what they say about kitchens and bathrooms, isn't it? Makes the whole house feel 'new'! Love yours. That tile is sensational! Love the look!

    Hope you'll drop by this weekend and share this at Passion for Paint!

  31. Your bath looks wonderful!! I am sooo in love with the tile!!

  32. That's tile?!? Amazing--your bathroom look fab. And congrats on starting school--you have exciting days ahead of you!

    Take care,
    (visiting from My Romantic Home)

  33. So happy to have found your lovely blog. I love, love those floors! Please let us know how the upkeep is. I really get tired of cleaning my wood floors and trying to keep the kids from scratching them is another matter. My hubby has said tile but tile can look so cold to me. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a wonderful day and congrats on school!

  34. That is so adorable! GREAT JOB! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!


  35. I love that rug!
    Everything turned out beautiful.
    Good luck on Cosmetology School! You go gurl!

  36. congrats on cosmo school! im kind of in the same boat, i have been at home for 23 years! wheew! my kids are 23,21, and 14..only one at home and im thinking me time now. im only 41 and have so much life ahead... my mind is ready and my heart is confused about which career to choose. i'll get there.
    thanks for sharing your bathroom and your good news. oh yeah.. dont distress the cabinet.. it looks awesome.

  37. Hi, Erin! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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