Monthly Archives: August 2016

Thinkin’ About Floors

The Floors

Remember how I was going to start off washing windows?  Well as luck would have it today starts off with rain in the forecast, and yep as of writing this post it is currently raining.  I know you can still wash windows in the rain, but to me it seems counterproductive, and also a good excuse to not do it today.  🙂

So instead I have been contemplating what type of flooring we should put in the house.  Currently the house has some pretty old carpeting, and I absolutely despise it.   I have been trying to decide if I want to put in hardwood flooring, tile, or simply rip everything out and go with stained concrete.   I have pretty much ruled out tiles, as I have never been much of a fan of tiled floors as a main flooring throughout a home.  I am ok with tiles in hallways, and bathrooms, but I have never really liked tiles in family rooms and kitchens.  Could just be a personal preference of mine, simply letting you know my thoughts and why I have already ruled it out before even starting this process of figuring out what I want.

To be honest, I am heavily leaning on going with stained concrete, but on the other hand I have always wanted nice hand-scraped wood floors.  So I am at a crossroads of which one I want now that I am actually faced with the decision to make.  So without further adue, lets figure this out this flooring situation.

Pros and Cons of Hardwoods vs. Stained Concrete Floors

 Hardwoods Stained Concrete
Classy and Looks Nice  Yes Yes
Needs replacing in the future Yes No
Customization (unique) No Yes
Can be damaged by moisture or humidity Yes No
Trap mold, mildew, dust mites Yes No
hardwood stained-concrete

I have had enough of the charting.  lol   I think I have easily shown myself that going with stained concrete will be in my best interest as far as longevity, cleanliness, classy, etc.   So now I just need to get it in my mind which one I want to go with, and what will look best with my decor.    If I had not wanted hardwoods for so long, I think it would be easy to just say, yep, I am going with stained concrete.   Since I have wanted hardwoods for so long, I am going to have to think about it for a while.   I think this week, I will go out and get some pricing from different companies to find out how much of a difference in price I am looking at between the two.

Does anyone on this blog have offers of suggestions that maybe you can tell me about one or the other and why you like them?  If so please contact me, and I will be glad to listen to what you have to share with me.


Lazy Sunday Doin’ More Thinkin’

Great Day For Washing Windows

In keeping with my daily posting schedule, I wanted to pop in and share my thoughts, and give more thoughts on my list of projects that I really want to do to the house this year.   After looking over the list int he last post, I really  think that even though it is a big job, I should probably start with washing all of the windows (inside and out).   I know this is a job I can do myself without having to outsource it, and it will give me more time to think of other great projects I should do in the near future as well.

Where To Start

I am going to start by washing all of the windows downstairs first, as that should be the easiest task.  I first contemplated simply washing all of the inside windows first, and then tackling the outside, but after much thought and deliberation (all of about 10 minutes), I had talked myself into doing the downstairs windows first.   But then I started thinking that if I do the downstairs first, then when it comes time to do the outside windows on the second story then I could potentially ruin all of the work on the downstairs windows as the dirty water drips down on the freshly cleaned windows  (not like that happens when it rains anyway right?  lol)


Sittin’ Poolside

Loving The Summer

at the poolToday is a lovely day to be out by the pool enjoying the sun, the light breeze and a nice glass of iced tea.  I am very much celebrating the weekend, and simply loving life today with not a care in the world.   I have been thinking of a few home improvement projects I would like to accomplish this coming fall, and am already trying to think of ways I can procrastinate my way out of doing them.  hehe.   I am the queen of procrastination.

So in efforts to keep myself accountable, I thought I would blog out my list of thing I would like to have done around the house, and then try to report on them as I get them completed over the next year.  I don’t think I will be doing everything as a DIY, so I will be hiring some of this to be done.  I know my limits, and there are some things that are best left up to the professionals.   I for sure don’t like when things appear as if they were done by an amateur.


Welcome To Le Jardin

Welcome, I am so glad you are here.  I wanted to make a quick first post about our lovely neighborhood.  I will be adding more to this blog in the coming days, and months, but wanted something here as a placeholder so you didn’t think this site was just another bummer site on the internet.

There will be more to come.