Sunday, January 30, 2011

I’ve been holding out on you…

So remember back in May when I originally mentioned the to-do list that included painting and installing crown molding? Well, the painting in the living room and the second floor hallway has been done since the beginning of September and the crown molding in these areas has been installed for weeks.

All of the hard work took these areas from this:

to this:

and look how great the end caps look by the stairs!

Granted there are still some areas that need touched up,

but we are on our way! And when the weather warms back up, the kitchen will get a second coat and the half bath will be painted. Then it will be time for more crown molding and the second floor will be done! Woo hoo!!

Special thanks to Mr. Moore’s future brother-in-law who not only loaned us his miter saw to cut the molding, but also stuck around to help us install it!!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


I realize we are the better part of the way through January, but I thought that I would share what I am working toward this year.

Some people may call these resolutions, but I prefer to think of them as mindsets and goals:

1. Be happier, enjoy life more, stress less.

A few weeks in and I am doing pretty well. Sure, I have my bad moments/days. But all in all I am feeling much more upbeat.

2. Finish grad school.

My new semester just started this week and I am registered for my summer classes (two if them). So after these three classes, I only have one left to register for (hopefully it will be offered this fall!) and then I will be Mrs. Moore, MS!!!!!

3. Mix it up.

This is in terms of almost anything…try new things, challenge myself, wear the clothes that are lost in the back of my closet, etc.

I realize this is not very specific, but this is where I hope 2011 is going. And maybe by putting it out there, I will hold myself more accountable.