Thursday This & That

thursday this & that

Hey guys!  We’re in a serious countdown to Baby Girl #2 – just 7 days to go!  I thought I’d stick my head up from the frenzy of trying to get ready for her and let you know about a few fun things that have been going on around here.

- I’m sure you know Jean Chatzy, the personal finance expert from the Today Show, right?

jean chatzky

Well, I was thrilled to be asked to contribute a post to her blog about making a living flipping houses – you can read it right here.  I’m kind of excited about it, to say the least.  :)  And if you’re visiting from Jean’s blog, welcome!!

- Nutty turned 2!!  How did the time go by so quickly?  I’m pretty sure this happened just yesterday.  And now we’re about to do it again – crazytown.

Nutty's 2nd birthday party 102

- Did I tell you that we’re buying our 9th flip?  If all goes well we’ll be closing in the middle of June.  I really love it, green shag carpet and all.

9th Flip

- We’re also under contract to buy a rental property nearby.  It’s a duplex and will need some work, but it’s in a great school district and I’m hoping that it will be a great investment for us.  Fingers crossed!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday This & That (a Day Late)

thursday this & that

… a day late.  :)

- While there may be some mixed feelings about the color of the front door at the flip, I think it looks pretty fine with the Moravian star pendant in the entryway – I’ve been dying to use this fixture forever!

teal front door with moravian star pendant

- A mallard duck and his lady friend have started hanging out at our house – I think they’ve realized that we’re a sure thing when it comes to feeding them dinner. Nutty has been having a blast tearing up bread and tortillas for them and can’t understand why I won’t let her snuggle with her feathered friends.

Ducks 014

(I’ve had some questions about the planters and the plants on our front porch – the planters are these from Crate & Barrel – currently on sale!, and the plants are Agapanthus, a.k.a. Lily of the Nile, from Home Depot.)

- I feel like I’ve been saying this for weeks, but we really are getting close to the finish line at the flip.  Plumbing and electrical fixtures have gone in, painting is complete except for touch-ups, and the only major things we have left to do are finishing the final coat of poly on the floors and sprucing up the brick floors in the den.

guest bath with subway tile, green vanity, black accents

- We took a few maternity photos over the weekend – my brave mother managed to get some pics that we absolutely love, even though our toddler was in full-on crazy mode.  Our goal was really just to get some nice family photos while I’m pregnant rather than focusing on the whole “maternity” aspect of things, and I’m so happy with how the photos turned out!  I do look a little crazed in a few of the pictures, but that’s just because I was.  :)

maternity family photos

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

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