Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Basement Family Room - The Plan

Do you want to see the plan for the messy basement?
OK, as always, we made a list of what we were going to store in here as well as the activities we wanted to be able to do in this space. It is actually a very large room. First and foremost, we want to be able to watch TV. Our family takes up all the space on a regular sectional, so I knew we needed a extra long one. OK, I knew this like four years ago. That would be when I found this awesome extra long sectional at the Restore for 50 buckaroos!! You can read all about that adventure in my What's New Around Here Post.
We have had this giant sectional for about four years. It is like 9 feet long on one side. It works great and at that price point I don't have to freak if the kids are a little hard on it.  That is staying and my plan was totally based around this sectional and TV viewing.

Besides watching TV I wanted a space for my artsy kids to draw and play games, and a place for them to play video games. I also want to move the piano downstairs and have a little music area. And last of all I want lots of storage!! 

I put together a little video to show you my plan.

What do you think?
 Here is a link to my Pinterest board for this room if you want to see ideas and inspiration for this room.
Let's get this room started!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Basement Family Room - It starts!!

Finally, a post about our next project. 
I know you think I have been just sitting around.
But I never really do that.
We have been working on our next project......

Our basement was totally unfinished when we bought our house, but the funny thing was we needed the space the moment we moved in. All four boys started out in one room upstairs with two mattresses on the floor and a set of bunk beds. We started finishing the basement one room at a time; Bedrooms,

 then storage rooms and a bathroom.

We have used the family room with cement walls and floor for about seven years.
TV watching required a blanket to fight off the cold during the winter.
That actually wasn't the worst part, the mess was the worst. We had costumes stored in there and boxes of books, photo albums and various stuff. The kids kind of left trash and crap every where, there was no real home for anything. And pretty much any thing we didn't know what to do with got shoved in the basement. Please tell me somebody else has an unfinished space like this!
OK I am just going to show you, but don't judge!!
It is bad!!!!

Where do we go from here?
Stay tune and I will show you our plan!!

Hope you are excited to see how this baby turns out.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Vlogger and Blogger!!

You guys are the greatest!
Last time I asked for you to help me out by following my Instagram page.
 Many of you did. In fact, many of you started an Instagram account just to help me out!!
You guys Rock!!
If you didn't, don't worry, I haven't reached the number we need yet to pitch the book.
I still need you to go over to Instagram and "follow" BatchelorsWay and get your family and friends to do the same!!
I only have one more week to get my numbers up!

Sharing my ideas and knowledge here on my blog and hopefully in a book should be enough, right? Well.....
I was thinking videos would also be a great platform to share my knowledge.
I started a YouTube Channel or a Vlog.
You may have noticed the Subscribe button on the side bar.
I am officially kicking off my Youtube channel here!!
(Drum roll or applause.)
I am excited to take you along as I talk about our projects, give pointers, go shopping, and build!!
I have a few videos up and running and I wanted to tell you so you could check them out.
I will post many of the videos here on the blog, but not all of them.
So with out further adieu, here is my first video.

Tell me what you think, but be kind. 
I have the hardest time watching myself. 

Thanks for being the best!!