Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Exterior Deck Update

The deck is coming along extremely quickly, despite the ice
and cold weather we've experienced in Austin, Texas.
Last week the powder coated deck railing was installed.

The deck skirting is up but not yet stained.
Here's the door to enter the storage space under the deck.


We're pleased with the amount of space we gained. 
 We plan to use this for our pool equipment someday soon.

The stair railing will be finished today!
We are making progress. 
Remember just a couple of weeks ago?
Really it's hard to BELIEVE!
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Monday, February 17, 2014

What's Happening On the Inside

Hello everyone I hope you had a great weekend. 
Our deck project is coming along and I will be updating photos this week.
 Today I wanted to show you what's happening on the inside.
 Mari Johnson continues to add her touch to our home.
We are in the process of updating our master bedroom.
We kept our original sleigh bed from Restoration Hardware.
The remaining pieces have all been purchased through Back Home Furniture.
I love the side tables they bring the "unexpected" to the room, they're
finished in a  white lacquer.  Inside are interior shelves 
concealed by a decorative door topped with beveled mirror glass.
The lamps are amazing! 
You think I'm ready for an alarm clock purchased in this century!

These photographs do not do the art work justice the colors are much more vibrant.

I love the amazing pillows and bedding.

Don't you agree every room needs a starburst mirror?

Go get a pair today!
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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Deck

The IPE Fiberon flooring has been completed on our new deck.
Today on the "to-do" list will be the step installation.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

IPE Fiberon

Hello everyone it's Friday! 
I hope you guys had a great week. 

It's too cold outside for photos to be taken. 
So, here's a glimpse of the IPE Fiberon installation through the window.

Selecting the “right” deck material was one of the reason this project delayed.
We finally agreed we wanted IPE but the debate was over using IPE wood or IPE Fiberon

  We ultimately relied on the experts to educate us on the pros and cons of each product. For our lifestyle and the current quality of the two products we ended up selecting IPE Fiberon.

Today it is well below freezing, but the team continues to move forward.

Have a great weekend!
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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Bigger in Texas

The framing for the new deck begins!
The dimensions are slightly larger that the previous one.
In Texas everything bigger is better!

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Out With The Old

Hello everyone, I hope your having a good week.

We have an exciting week planned.
 We finally are saying farewell to our twenty year old deck. 
 It's coming down!

  We've been at a total disadvantage on this project because neither one of us have had any deck experience.  So it's been a challenge educating ourselves on the different products available on the market today. Not to mention, it took us sometime finding the right team to help us get there.  
I pray the waiting and research will pay off!

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fond Memories of Super Bowl 2013

Hello everyone, it's Super Sunday!

This time last year we were all brought together 
on a Caribbean cruise to celebrate Daddy Billy's 90th birthday.

Gary with his sister Claudia sharing another special day.

On Super Bowl Sunday the family football die hearts staked 
out chairs in one of the many bars. 

 Claudia and I smuggled in pizza from another food courts and we had a BIG time.

Our favorite Super Bowl party EVER!

Seriously the game really didn't really matter because we were all together!
Ron and Billy there isn't a day we don't miss you.

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