3 Big Projects and an Even BIGGER Announcement!

We’re going to have to do this post in list format because there’s been just too much going on around Heardmont for everything to get its own post!

Big Project #1:  Having a Yard Sale

We had our yard sale on Saturday and it was a huge success!  My mom was in town and she, my brother, Stephen, and I had fun hanging out and makin’ money.  We sold stuff from 7 – 2, but of course we had people waiting for us to open at 6:30.  Crazy old people! 🙂

We made signs and advertized on Craigslist, and had a steady stream of people all day.  The best part?  On top of bringin’ in the dough, anything that didn’t sell got immediately loaded into our Forester and dropped off at the local Goodwill donation center.  What a weight off!  Our garage has never looked better 🙂

(You may have noticed we removed our Craigslist Challenge list on the left sidebar.  Not much of a point in keeping that around when we don’t have anything left to sell, right?!)

Big Project #2:  Grouting our Closet Tile

In my last post, I mentioned we had been doing some work in our walk-in closet.  Several months ago we started laying tile in our closet to match the tile in our bathroom, and last week we finally cleaned up the mess we made (we were super amateurs) and grouted that darn tile! 

I’m planning on doing a post on the dos and don’ts of laying tile soon.  We definitely learned some lessons with this project, which we applied to…

Big Project #3:  Laying New Flooring in the Man Room

On Sunday, Stephen and I had a talk about how he really wanted to use the yard sale money to make his “Man Room” a clean, calm, and organized space to write music and get away.  It wasn’t very inspiring in its current state, cluttered with bare concete floors, so after lunch we ran up to Lowe’s with our friend Casey and picked up some nice laminate flooring and moisture barrier and tile and mortar for the closet.

Here are 2 views of the room before with everything removed but the couch.

And here’s how the flooring looked as of last night, after tiling the closet and laying the laminate.

We chose to tile the closet rather than continue the laminate because our kitty litter box resides in this closet and we wanted to keep it as sanitary and stain-resistant as possible in there. The plan is to do one project a night in the man room until we’ve got it completely trimmed, painted, and reassembled.

And last but not least…

The Big Announcement:  A New Career

One week from Friday will be my last day at my current job because I am leaving to be a real estate agent!  I am beyond excited to start this phase in my life.  Being a real estate agent has always been something I’ve wanted to do, and the time is right.  I couldn’t have asked for a more supportive husband, family, and group of friends as I told them my plans, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to do something I truly love for a living.

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I’m not sure how much I’ll be writing about my new career on the blog (could be very little, could also be a whole bunch!), but if you’re in the market to buy or sell a house in Northwest Arkansas please give me a call.  Thanks so much for your support and stay tuned for more tile and Man Room updates! 🙂

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