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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Home Show

If you follow me on Instagram you already know about my latest adventure! 
If you don't, you should go over and follow me on Instagram so you don't miss anymore!!

But let's talk about my new adventure!!
Who knows these guys?

It's HGTV's Property Brothers, Jonathan and Drew Scott. 
They are twin brothers who help a family find and buy a fixer upper, and then transform it into the family's dream home each week on their show. I really enjoy it, except I have to admit I get a little peeved when they destroy perfectly good cabinets on demo day.  I mean some one like me could totally use those babies!
If you watch HGTV I'm sure you have seen their show, but they also have another seasonal show called Brother Vs. Brother.

Jonathan and Drew Scott once again are putting their home-improvement and house-flipping skills to the ultimate test in a head-to-head competition. The show features the guys each buying, renovating and selling a home. Weekly challenges are judged by HGTV stars. Whichever sibling's property scores the highest resale value increase wins the overall battle and -- most importantly -- claims unlimited bragging rights. Older Scott brother J.D. serves as host and behind-the-scenes reporter.  
OK, well these two brothers are coming to the Salt Lake Deseret News Home Show!!
And for fun the Home Show thought they would have a Blogger vs. Blogger event.
Two Bloggers going head to head decorating a living room with thrift store finds taken from drab to fab. The rooms will be on display at the home show and judged by none other than the Property Brothers.
If you haven't guessed by now, 
I am one of the bloggers.
So wish me luck.

I am taking a small break in the basement project to get everything ready for the Home Show.
 I have been crazy busy. 
The show is October 7-9 at the South Towne Exposition Center, in just two weeks!!
It will be filled with all kinds of exhibitors for everything for your home. Strolling through the isles will surely give you many ideas. I would love to see ya there, so enter below for a chance to win 2 free tickets to the Home Show.

Or you can purchase tickets using the discount code created for my followers!!
Used the promo code BATCHELOR and you will get a discount on the adult full price ticket by $3 ($11 down to $8) or go here and order online ticket and get a discount of an additional $1 ( $9 down to $8)
Hope to see ya there!!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Basement Family Room - Looking Up! Finishing the ceiling!

Last time I finished priming the ceiling and walls.
 Now it is time to actually finish a surface, 
First I painted it, which sucks for your back and face!
When your done your back aches and your face has paint all over it!
But I persevered!
(Do you feel sorry for me?)

After it was painted we turned our attention to all the gaping holes in the ceiling.

We had four large holes for speakers and 15 holes for our can lights. 
 I am a total light person!
I hate dark rooms. 
During the day we actually get plenty of light from the two windows, even though it is in the basement. But at night we needed lots of artificial light. We put in 6 can lights on either side of the soffit, for a total of 12 in the main area. We put two over the table in the game/craft area, and one at the end of the hallway. There are also two sconces that help light the hallway but we will talk about those another day. 
Here is a video of the whole ceiling process!!

So excited to have a completed surface!
 I just love to look at the ceiling and say that it's finished!!
(OK, I am slightly weird, but I have to encourage myself!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hello? Anyone there? I'm back with the Basement!!

I know it has been super long since I have posted.
This back to school season just kicked my butt!!
I have been slaving away on the basement among a hundred other things.
We replaced our dead car, and trying to get back into the grove of things.
 So today here is just a few little projects that we have done that are just getting us closer to our end goal.
We built a small wall to finish off the end cap of our built ins. Then after much discussion, figured out how to mount our kids gaming TV, and make a electronic chase for wires to run from the back of the TV to the play station. All that is covered in this video!!

Then we were finally ready for drywall!!
Totally heard angels singing on that one!!

If you follow me, you know that my nephews are giants. Between my older boys and my nephews they range in height from six feet to six foot ten. I figured dry-walling the ceiling would be much easier with giants. So we had a dry wall party one Saturday. 

All my kids, including the married ones, all my nephews and my sister and brother-in-law came. We actually finished the ceiling and half of the walls.
For a family activity our four youngest kids helped us finish installing the rest of the drywall.
They are pretty darn good workers!!

Here is a short video showing the whole process!

So excited to be moving on!!
Thanks for stopping by!