projects and before & afters in Heritage Oaks

And so the projects begin…..

Good morning.

I’m up now since about 5:30 a.m. My sweet little baby girl, Miss Mackenzie Dorothea woke extra early for me today. It’s hard enough getting up when it’s dark outside in the morning at 6:30 a.m. She’s lucky she’s so cute,lol. What mom needs good sleep?  We will survive.

For all you “This is US” fans, I can’t believe I missed the new episode last night. I didn’t even know it was on again. I will have to catch up today on that episode. I already had so many people text me and tell me that they cried or “it got them”, so I can’t wait to see what that is all about.

The kids are finally back in school as of yesterday. I love having them at home but to be honest that felt like summer vacation in length. Was it extra long this year or what? I felt bad starting home projects so I waited till they all went back.

Stella has lunch bunch today so she will be occupied till 2:30 p.m. I can work in-between the little ones nap.

This morning I will throw in my “one pot chili Mac” in the crock pot so dinner will be taken care of, and away I go. If you are interested in the recipe for this amazing chili please comment below and I will post it as well.

Finally after a little over a month the projects I all promised you will start. And when they start they don’t stop. Those of you who know me know that is a true statement, lol.

The Family Room is our main gathering area so I figured I would start there. The fireplace is the main focus first, and then painting the walls and the trim.  The brick is a typical brick color. Not too red, and not too orange. It’s actually not a bad brick color, it’s just not what I’m leaning toward in terms of the design scheme for this room and this house. The mantel will come down as well this morning. I had to charge my drill so wasn’t able to take it off last night. This is a typical classic mantel I’ve had in every home of ours. I want to do something more rustic. You will have to wait and see what I have planned. The current paint color is a golden-yellow. So I’m so looking forward to showing you my paint selections for the walls as well. Stay tuned.

I’m so excited for you guys to journey through this home with the before and afters and all my projects. It will be so fun. I’m going to be asking opinions too. I know people love to give their opinions, so I would love for you to leave some feedback in the comments sections below the end of the blog.

I hope you have a great Wednesday morning. Going to pour my coffee now. Not sure at this point if it even does anything in terms of caffeine, but I just love it in the morning and it’s a routine before my day starts. Do you drink coffee, espresso, tea in the morning as well? How do you like it? I like coffee with my almond milk vanilla creamer. I must have a flavored creamer. No sugar, it’s usually sweet enough.

I will leave you with the before picture of the fireplace and will post the progress later tonight. So so excited for the very first major project of this house.

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xoxo Ali

6 thoughts on “And so the projects begin…..

    1. Great. I will post it tonight. I’m going to post my chicken and wild rice soup as well. I’m having it for lunch from last nights dinner and its just too good not to share. 🙂

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