First Weekend of Fall?

It may have been the first official weekend of Fall, but it felt more like summer!
The summer we never had (since it was the coldest summer California has had in 40 years)
It was a hot, hot weekend!
Highs in the upper 90's.
Seriously? Not okay.
It is Fall. I love Fall. I want Fall weather!
But, I was willing to embrace the summer weather this weekend (despite my longing for Fall)
Our weekend was filled with family, swimming, BBQing & wedding dress shopping!

Kate "laying" out.
All that swimming & laying out makes these girls thirsty!
We also let Boulder go for a swim to cool off:
Sign of a good weekend....bathing suits hanging from the pool fence:

In between swimming...I also went dress shopping!
My little sister found her wedding dress & it is GORGEOUS!
It was the very first dress she tried on!
I can't wait to show you, but you will have to wait until after the Big Day (in April!)
And, we found our bridesmaid dresses & I absolutely love them. They are "Tiffany" blue.

On Sunday, we went to church, came home & watched the pathetic 49er game.
We put the girls down for naps & then around 2 pm Kevin & I randomly decided to demo all the tile in our entryway. I had found a $150 Home Depot gift card that we got for our birthdays in May, but had never used. We did some math & figured out we could re-tile the entry way for about that price, so we decided to go for it right then.
I have always hated the front entry tile. It just doesn't "go" with our house.
It is a terrible orange/terracotta/peach color. The grout is brown, but the previous owner painted the grout white. It just looked gross.
2pm until 10 pm on Sunday, was spent ripping out the old floor, making several trips to Home Depot & getting ready to lay new tile.
It only took about 2 hours to rip out. It would have taken longer, but one of our neighbors is a contractor & let us borrow some of his tools.

We had a quick In N Out for dinner...yum!
We only eat fast food 2-3 times a year, so this was a treat!
While we worked, we were entertained by 2 little girls who were dancing with underwear on their heads!
Here is what the entry way looks like now:
There is just backer board that Kevin put in so he can lay the tile on that.
Even just this looks better than the awful tile we had.
Kate's comment after we ripped out the tile. She said, "Yay. No more red tile!"
I feel the same way Kate! Hooray for no more red/orange tile!

Now, I just have to find new tile. The one I wanted was on clearance at Home Depot & there were only 18 tiles. We need at least 25. I went to 3 diferent Home Depot's yesterday trying to find more, but it is all sold out.
We hope to lay the new tile & grout in the next few days, so hopefully by the end of the week we will be finished with this little project!
Wish us luck!


  1. I wish I had the guts to do projects like that. I just have a feeling we would get started and then never finish.

  2. Looks like a fun weekend. :) Can't wait to see the new entry! Hey, let me know if you want to check Home Depot's in Sacramento... I make trips down there all the time, it would be no problem to drop it off if our stores up here have some. Call or email me.

  3. It was hot here this weekend too but not today! Fall has come in quickly here in KY - as in 60 degrees!

    Your entry looks great!

  4. We have had fall like weather...and a lot of rain. But, this week in the 70's all week...so a little warm weather is back, not sure how long it will stay.

    Can't wait to see the new floor!

  5. don't you just love finding gift cards unexpectedly?

  6. I'm so ready for Fall too! I swear that since it was the "First day of Fall" it is 15 degrees hotter!UGH!! :(

  7. Can't wait to see the finished floor! And, I hear you on this heat..ugh!

  8. Your girls are precious. I love their swimsuits!

  9. We just tiled our whole kitchen, dining room & entry way this past weekend! Wow is it a job! We still haven't finished grouting it (that is so MESSY) I am so sore and tired still! I can't wait to see the finished product!

  10. It looks great so far! I can't believe you got it up so easily! I have always been scared to take out tile! Can't wait to see what you do with the space! {And kuddos to you guys for only eating fast food a few times a year! Wow!}



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