Bathroom Renovation Project: The Background Story

Hello my lovely readers!

If you recall, I mentioned that I was embarking upon a bathroom makeover.  Well, it's been going on for a little less than 7 working days, although those days have stretched over a couple of weeks.  Interruptions have been due to weather, family emergencies, and weekends, but we're trudging along.

I wanted to present a bit of a background story, so you'll know why I chose to renovate my bathroom - my only bathroom.

I feel that I will love my space when it's done, but let me put this on record by saying this - renovating your only bathroom takes careful planning.  I'm a family of one so I cannot imagine what would happen if I were not.  Thankfully my mom has graciously opened her doors.  I think I'll be curled up in my brother's old twin bed for quite a while though, but it's worth it to be able to bathe and use the toilet on a regular basis.  I'm just saying.  :-)

Before Pictures:
 Towels to catch the water that runs behind the tub (and yes, there is a hoop shower rod behind the standard one)
Cracked bowl on the pedestal sink
  4' walls of tiles (some tiles are original and some are newer - mixmatched)
There is a small closet in the bathroom.

I Won!

Yes, I won something.  The other week, Cherie and her daughter Sicily hosted a giveaway on Youtube for a tasting set.  There would be three winners.  I entered and was one of the three winners!

This past weekend, a box from Amazon came.  I couldn't even think of what it could be and lo and behold my prize had arrived....a 25-piece set of mini dessert bowls.  They are so stinking cute!

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Thanks Cherie and Sicily (from the blog, LiveLoveLatte!)


Start Your Fall Gardening Dreams with Mary's Birthday Giveaway!

Ok, all my gardening buddies.  How is your garden growing?  Have you started?  Made plans?  Regardless of where you fall on that spectrum, here's a chance for you to really start garden dreaming!  Mary from Back to the Basics and Mary's Kitchen, is having a giveaway!  Yes, a seed giveaway.  Imagine this.  Heirloom seeds.  Non-GMO seeds.  3 winners.  Sounds like a good deal to me, so keep on reading for the details below.

Isn't it fantastic that Mary is offering a giveaway on her birthday?  September is a great month for birthdays.  (hint hint)

Welcome to Mary's Birthday Celebration Giveaway!  
I'm participating in a HUGE bash to celebrate and YOU 
get a chance to win one of 3 prizes from Mary's Heirloom Seeds.
That's "Auntie Mary" on the right!
2 Winners will receive an assortment of Heirloom, Non-GMO seeds as well as organic gardening supplies totaling over $60 in value.  Each prize pack Includes (but not limited to) Radish, Golden Beets, Squash, Chinese Cabbage, Culinary and Medicinal Herbs, Beans, Peppers and Tomatoes as well as Coconut Coir Pellets for seed starting made simple AND Organic, Vegan Plant Nutrients.
**Seed Varieties will be tailored to the winner's planting region*

Mary's Heirloom Seeds
1 Winner will receive the Baker's Dozen heirloom seeds variety pack. 
Easy to grow and wonderful to eat.  This pack contains a large variety of seeds  for a very low cost.  13 seeds from 13 varieties.  Includes:  Calabrese Broccoli, 5 Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard,  Black Beauty Eggplant,  Waltham Butternut Squash, Tam Dew Melon, Bloomsdale Spinach,  Cal Wonder Bell Pepper, Marketmore Cucumber, Pink Oxheart Tomato, Atomic Red Carrots, Self-Blanching Snowball Cauliflower, German Giant Radish,  Detroit Dark Red Beet.

At Mary's Heirloom Seeds, all of the seeds listed are open-pollinated, non-gmo and non-hybrid, non-patented, untreated, heirloom garden seeds.  All of are seeds are sourced from small, family farmers and seed growers.  
Mary has signed the Safe Seed Pledge!

Mary's Birthday Giveaway opens 9/12/2014 and closes 9/20/2014 at midnight EST.  
Open to residents of the US and Canada.

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Happy Gardening and Good Luck!