Friday, December 7, 2012

Lynnderella I Can Afford It! Plus House Talk

Today I have a look at Lynnderella's I can afford it. I layered this beauty over Cult Nails Coveted. No issues with it, it went on well. This combo was great, it made me like green just a little more than I did. 

Here's where I Ramble about my house revocations. If you guys haven't noticed by now I love to talk and I'd like to think that not only do you guys enjoy my pictures but that you also like to read the nonsense I blab about but just incase you don't feel free to skip over this and just look at pictures. :) 

This polish is so fitting with how things are going in my life. Right now My Husband, Dave and I are several months into a complete House renovation and it's not cheap. I keep telling myself over and over I can afford it every time I buy polish I know I'm not supposed to be buying so this theme comes up very often. We bought the house in February. It was a foreclosure and while it was in pretty good condition we decided it wasn't move in ready for us and we took on the task of fixing it up. Both of our Dad's are handy men, My father is in construction and Dave's father has woodworking skills. Both Dad's have experience building/fixing houses. Plus Dave used to install Heating and Air.  When we first got the house I pretty much lost interest in buying polish I was focusing on buying and researching appliances for the house. A kitchen is one of the most expensive things to remodel in your house so I spent most of my time on making sure I got good stuff for a good price. While I've spent a lot of money I saved even more. For example, I bought our wall oven at best buy for under 500 and it retails for 2,000. Hah it's funny because I drove around to different cities near me to buy and collect all the pieces for my kitchen, charlotte nc, atlanta ga, asheville nc, columbia, sc. hah yep I might be crazy. Anyway Around that time I also lost interest in nail polish and the blog.  Those of you who've been readers for a while you must have noticed I didn't really post much of anything during that time, I was too busy designing the kitchen and looking at pictures on I just had no interest in buying any polish and that was right when Indies started to become popular. I still painted my nails but I'd wear my manis for days.. hah I know gasp! Before I knew it I was done buying all the major things we needed for our kitchen and once that happened I started to loosen up my money bag for polish and I bought a polish here and there and then I bought an indie polish and it just went down hill from there. I started buying polish again. My Addiction never really went away it was just in hibernation mode while I was buying kitchen stuff. I wish it would go away so i can now start paying off my countertops and various other house debt I've racked up but well I'm slowly working on it , and I'm sure most of you can relate on that struggle.

Well fast forward to today we still haven't moved in but we're getting closer and the list of things to do is slowly starting to get smaller but I'm fortunate enough to have this opportunity to be able to fix up the place to exactly how I want it before we move into it. From experience with my parents house I know once you move in well things really never get finished. I'm hoping to one day be able to do a post with pics about the house but it doesn't seem like many major changes have been done enough for me to want to post pics.

But just to make myself feel better here's a list of things we've done so far... 
ripped out the whole old kitchen, bought all my appliances ,had the whole kitchen rewired, gutted the basement, it had weird funky rooms and mother in law suite down there, removed a sliding glass door and closed it off so we could make the kitchen larger, removed all the old duct work, and heating and air unit,  took out all the upstairs doors and door frames along with all the crown molding and base boards. Put in a gas line to the stove and AC unit. New Hot water heater and moved the laundry room connections We've knocked down half a wall to open up the kitchen, put a skylight in the kitchen. installed a new vent fan on the roof for our future vent hood, moved the heating and air unit into the attic instead of the basement, put up nicer crown molding throughout the whole house, new doors and added nicer thicker trim around the doors. lots of filling in nail holes with wood filler and sanding... lots of sanding, Replaced all the windows and changed two more sliding glass doors into smaller windows, replaced two sliding glass doors... (i swear whoever built the house loved sliding glass doors there were 5 total, now we're down to just two)  replaced the front door. insulated the outside house walls since there was no insulation. Also insulated the attic. My father in law has been building the kitchen cabinets for us and so far he is perhaps 50% complete, we have all of our base cabinets down and granite installed. cleaned and unclogged gutters, replaced soffit on the exterior. hah man I could prob list a few more but I think you guys get the point, we've done a lot of crap! 

okay here's a list of things we still have to do... finish kitchen cabinets, do the trim around the window on the inside, tile the master bathroom, outside siding, eventually new roof , remove some of the weird wrap around decking, have a few trees trimmed and removed, painting and while the floors aren't too bad we've decided since we're pretty much doing everything new we're going to go ahead and  refinish the floors . We're not even going to worry about finishing up the basement that will be the we're never gonna finish it project for when we move in. I'm sure there's more stuff I'm forgetting but at least you get an idea of what I've been dealing with this past year. 

Things have been hectic at work for us that we haven't had the time to work on the house as often as we'd like so most of what gets done is usually on the weekends. It's hard work but I know it will pay off in the end! It will pretty much be a brand new house when we get done with it! SO yep I just keep telling myself I can afford it and I'm working on paying off the debt now so that later on I won't have to worry about fixing anything major on the house because well it'll already been done. 

I hope I didn't bore you guys will all my rambling but i feels good to have written it all out because while it may not look like we've done much to someone who just steps in we've actually done a massive amount and I know it will all come together eventually.

If you read through all this Thank you! 



  1. Hi! I am so impressed at how hard you are working on your house! I am doing reno on a repo too, while living here. I hope it isn't like you said, and stuff never gets done! It is easy to let life get in the way. Good luck, I know your hard work will pay off, in a very big way!

  2. Wow! What an undertaking! It sounds like you're making amazing progress! I would LOVE to see some photos on the blog! Keep at it!

  3. Wow, that sounds like a lot of work! But I'm sure you'll be happy with the final result - you should take some pictures of your renovations and put it up here. And that polish is really pretty!


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