December 20th, 2013
Okay folks, things are getting REAL over here. After moving so slowly for the past 4 or so weeks, this past week has been kind of nuts. I’ve only seen Mr. Project a handful of hours, and I’m frantically shopping for final hardware, light fixtures, etc. Every hour seems like only a handful of minutes as we go full speed ahead on our last 4-6 weeks of the build.
I am now updating weekly as there will be tons to document each week. So here is the week 15 update. I’ll list all the links for the past updates at the end of this post if you want to see our progress over the last 4 months.
At the end of week 15, drywallers were feverishly finishing mudding the walls and texturing the ceilings. The siding guys were getting pretty fast but still had a few unfinished areas.
I mentioned the pine soffits in the open gables, and I was able to get a close-up shot this week:
These are all tongue and groove pine planks. They will be stained dark and weather sealed. This is one of my favorite features on the exterior. I just love how unique (for our area), and how much character and richness it will bring the front porch and the rear deck.
I love this side view, you can see the metal roofing, the pine soffits, and the garage features from here.
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December 15th, 2013
With all the house stuff happening, it’s been hard to get to any work that is kind of on the sidelines (including blogging!). But I knew that I needed to get this 2014 planner finished. Probably because I keep getting emails and comments asking if I’m going to have time to do it. And I totally love that, because I know that some people out there care about this little planner I make, and it completely motivates me to get it done! And since you’ve all been so patient, I’m giving 25% off to anyone who purchases my 2014 planner before the beginning of the year.
So after much ado and many requests, here is the re-designed The Project Girl 2014 weekly planner. No new editing features in this one, just a sleek new design. Something that is new however, it’s available at my new Etsy shop!
And with the new house in 2014 I’m going to need my planner more than ever. I filled out this first page to show you how you can customize your daily & weekly chores, daily notes, and (grocery) list. And for me, once it’s customized digitally, then I print it out and write down all the other stuff that’s going to be happening each week. I love having this week-at-a-glance to keep me organized.
These blue areas are the ones that you can change the text on. Daily chores are populated throughout the file, so if you don’t exercise, then you can change that to feed dog, and it will change on all the pages. There are also 3 blank daily chores that you can have say anything like flirt with hubs, Cook dinner, Read book, scrapbook etc etc.
You will be able to add any additional weekly chores (space permited) in the highlighted weekly chore boxes. New/changed weekly chores do not populate through the whole document. If you don’t ever want to clean your purse (and who does, really?), you’ll have to change each of those individually, or ignore them, or even better, print it as is and get to immediately cross off something on your list!
I use the LIST for my weekly groceries making each field a different grocery category (dairy, meat, bakery, etc.). Sometimes I use the days at the top for my weekly menu. But really you can use these fields for anything. Even the word LIST can be changed to anything you want it to be – like “Husband’s Chores” or “TO DO”
This document also contains a bonus set of 2014 calendar pages. These pages are not editable. They are intended to be printed.
So there you have it! I’m happy to have it done, and I love the new look.
Don’t forget that it’s 25% off through the end of the year. See coupon code below:
December 13th, 2013
It’s been a boring 3 weeks since my last update. The house feels like it’s been going at a snails pace – during this time, most of the work has been done on the outside.
Board and batten over the garage door and in the breezeway that you can kind of see here:
The shingle roof and standing-seam metal roof made some serious progress.I’d say that’s getting pretty close to done on the front!
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