Update!

Since the last time I have blogged, not a lot has been going on.  We redid our living room, which I will do a separate post on (since I think it’s awesome), and are currently doing our master bedroom and nursery floors.  More to come on that as well.  It’s been a SLOW progression.  I think a lot of our energy was taken out on the kitchen, and we just need a break.  But nothing will force ya to get things done quite like a baby coming in 11 weeks.  You read that right, 11 weeks!!! That is insane.  I am officially in my third trimester and couldn’t be more excited.

Another big change is going to be taking place soon.  I will be leaving my full time job, to become a stay at home mom.  This is something that I have always known that I wanted, and to be able to have the opportunity to do so is such a blessing.  I decided that I would pick up an old hobby and start a YouTube channel again!  I used to have one back in college where I did a lot of makeup tutorials.  I ended up stopping it when I started working full time since a 40+ hour a week job was more than enough. I really regret stopping since it was something I truly loved doing.

I started this channel back up last week and hope to be able to post a video or two a week in the future!  I will also be keeping this blog to coordinate with that channel.  So if you see things switch up a bit, you know why!

I hope this is a change you are all excited to see, and hope you stick along with me!

xoxo,

Emily

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Kitchen Renovation- Floors

Sorry this post is coming so late!  So much has been going on in the Sunshine Corner! I will have LOTS of updates for you guys.  I know it has been about 2 months since my last post, and the kitchen is 90% done! And boy, does it look amazing!!  I left off with the kitchen as a blank slate,  everything demolished. We put up the drywall, and it was time for the floors!

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This post is mainly about our massive floor overhaul!!  Since the original kitchen had tile floors, and the dining room has wood floors,  we decided to extend the hardwood floors throughout the entire space!  I love hardwood floors throughout a house, so it was a no brainer for me. We were going to simply cut back some of the original wood floors since they were “tongue and groove” and insert the new floors in, but that didn’t work out.  Since a wall was in between the two rooms, it caused some of the board to be cut weird, thus ruining the “tongue and groove”, resulting in us having to remove ALL of the floors and start over in the area.  It ended up working out great though. We also chose to go a different color than the rest of the house for stain.  Our current floors are a light honey maple color, and I really love a solid darker wood floor.  Luckily Matt was on board and we are planning on redoing the floors throughout the entire house- but one thing at a time!

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We chose to use Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut.  We used one coat of the stain, with two coats of Minwax Super Fast Dry Polyurethane.   We seriously could not be any happier with how it looks!  I cannot wait to redo the rest of the house!

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Also, keep in mind that we will be painting all of the trim white, so it looks funny for now.

I am so obsessed!

Look out for my next post!!! That may show where we are up date!!!

I hope you love it as much as I do!!!

Kitchen Demolition

Well, if you have read this blog before, you know that we were going to remodel our house, then got an offer to sell it, but that fell through, so back to remodeling!  I am happy that the offer fell through, because we love this house.  Our goal was to turn it into our dream house, and we are back at it! 

We started this project very quickly, and a few days later- this is our progress!  

The before of our kitchen.  All 1950’s style… 

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We decided to tear down the wall between the kitchen and the dining room to open the whole space up a bit.  It’s incredible how much better it looks! 

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(You have to stop for some puppy love)

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So, this is where we are at! A whole lot of demo done, and a whole lot of dust!  

We are 90% through the demolition. Maybe in my next post I will go through a list of what we have to do, and what we have finished.  

Cross your fingers that this goes smoothly! 

xoxo,Emily 

Update on the Happiness Project

Well, it happened… I feel off of the “happy” wagon. I had one bad day last week, and it set the everything up for a spiraling downfall.  I was so embarrassed by my “failure” that I was afraid to even blog about it!  But, I decided today to keep pushing through and start again.  I remembering hearing a wonderful analogy that stuck with me.  “If you break a plate, you wouldn’t go into the cabinet and break all the others”.  So, when life gets messy and complicated, just keep pushing through.  

So, here I am.  Starting over on my happiness journey.  Step one: clean my house! haha

As some of you may know, I am getting married in a few short months, and I will be having my bridal shower next weekend!  If anyone is interested in seeing how I am organizing my shower, the favors, prizes, etc. let me know! I would love to share my planning experiences and wedding adventure with you all!

xoxo,

Emily 

Changes for 2014

Can you even believe that is already 2014?? Where did 2013 go? I’m pretty sure I was still writing 2012 halfway through this past year! I couldn’t be more excited for 2014 though, with my wedding in May, Matt’s new company taking off, and hopefully renovating our kitchen and finishing our basement!  There will be lots of posts about that stuff 🙂 

There are also many things that I am striving for personally in this new year:

  • I am going to try to stop watching so much TV and start reading more (No, Emily, Cosmo and Glamour don’t count) 
  • I am going to focus less on the number on my scale, and more on my overall  health. 
  • I am going to organize and declutter my life. (This will be a challenge for me…)
  • I am going to do one kind thing for someone every day, even it it means helping move someone’s box at work (happened today)
  • And most importantly, I am going to live life to the fullest each and every day.  I am going to wake up with the mantra “today is the first day of the rest of your life”  (quote from Shay of the Shaytards on YouTube) 

I would love to hear about your changes for the new year, and what exciting things you have coming up! 

 

 

 

The Sunshine Corner

Well, here we go!  This my third try at starting a blog, and I hope this is the last.  I’ve always wanted a place to share all of my hobbies and passions, so I created a home decor blog, a makeup obsession blog, and a lifestyle blog! I loved them all, but I felt like I couldn’t express all of my loves in the same place, so it got complicated and I stopped blogging. 

I hope this can be the place I can share all of my favorite things and spread a little “sunshine”, and cheesy as that is!