Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Kitchen Update

I'm not posting any new pictures because not much has changed to the naked eye. Even still there is a lot that has been done. We have the electrical work all done! Last Friday a friend from church and her husband came over, he is an electrician. He told us everything we needed to know. He was such a help and a real blessing from God. So Saturday we spent most of the day putting in about 50 feet of new electrical wire, connecting that to the existing wire and adding a new receptacle and three new switches. One of the new switches is for our new motion sensor light switch so now when we walk into the kitchen from either door the light goes on! I know this isn't really that exciting but it is so great to walk in at night and not have to cross a dark kitchen to turn the light on. One of the other new switches is for our new under-cabinet lighting that will be going in when the cabinets go up. After the electrical work was done on Saturday another friend from church came over, he has been helping a lot and is also such a blessing to have along side of us. He and B took out two more parts of our wall and then reassured me that other than the floor that would be the last of anything coming out of the kitchen. I am getting discouraged that things keep coming out and nothing is going back into the kitchen. One of the walls they took out is for our new refrigerator. All refrigerators are so deep now and we were measuring our old refrigerator so we are making a little cove for the new one to fit. They have to cut some studs down and put new ones in going the other way so we will have a few more precious inches so the refrigerator won't stick out into the doorway. Hopefully the drywall will be going up this weekend and then the painting and new floor can happen, followed by cabinets, plumbing, and new appliances. This weekend may be hard to work because both B and our friend from church will be helping with the Extreme Makeover through our church on Saturday, so we'll see how much they can do this weekend.
I was bummed I wouldn't be able to help with the makeover this year. Last year Little Bo Peep was still nursing and we had only been at the church for a short while so we didn't help out. There is no way I would be able to help this year so I just thought I would wait til next year. Then I got a call on Sunday asking if I could make some pictures for the little girls room like I had done for Little Bo Peep's room. I was so excited to get to help out, even if it was in such a small way. So here are the pictures I did for her room.

I wish I could do this for a living. I had so much fun picking out papers and putting together a new group of images for this room. Of course I wouldn't have been able to do these without my mom's help and some of her scrapbooking supplies. It was a challenge to keep myself from going back to muted colors since that is what I'm drawn too, but I love how I had to stretch myself and I think they totally scream 7-year-old, not 27-year-old!

Andi and Brad have been married since 2002. They have five squishers who keep them on their toes. She is a second generation home educator. In her spare time Andi creates and sells handmade goodies in her shop, Andi Gould Designs.


  1. andi,
    that's great! i love it that you were able to help, i find myself in the same situation often - wishing i could help but due to pregnancy / nursing cannot. that's awesome that God fulfilled a desire of your heart. and as far as the kitchen goes - keep your eye on the goal (no more yellow!)

  2. andi! the pictures looked awesome in the girls room! hopefully you'll see pics. we put them by the bunks, where they can see them while laying down as well as when you walk in the door. really cute. you inspired me to produce artwork for matthew.


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