Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Welcome Jeevanjot Singh!

Ridiculously behind on blogging but again, with good reason :) REASONS many many reasons that is :)

The biggest update is that my beautiful baby boy was born on May 5th at 3:33 in the morning. His name - Jeevanjot - means light of life. and that he is! What a crazy ride that labor and delivery was - will post the story, later. Mama is just getting a minute here.

We are living in our new house! Renovations are 90% done or so. We love evrything that's been done. Will post lots of pics and stories, later :)

Baby boy #1 - Kavan - is hanging in there. He is doing a pretty darn good job for a 17 month old. He has been incredibly adaptable, resilient and well behaved considering the chaos and complete lack of routine, order, and well, a HOME for hte last 2 months. We are teaching him about his baby brother in so many little ways and making every extra little effort to make sure he gets lots of TLC and attention from mommy daddy :)

In the meantime - here is a pic of the new little one (Jeevan) and another of me and Jeevan. I am clearly so very tired. :///

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tile Store Mixup of our Granite Slab works out in our favor :)

Before we embarked on choosing our granite for the kitchen, we researched a TON of options. Since we were going with Ikea cabinets, we were just going to go with one of their granites which had to be included in the special deal they were offering of getting cabinets, granite, 2 appliances installed and 20 % off in the end. This ended up just being the offer if u went with an order in a NY store. Since we switched over to CT and wanted to avoid a $400 plus delivery fee of cabinets from NY to CT - we ended up going with a CT deal of buying ikea cabinets with 3 appliances but not having to commit to their granite. I happened to really like the Ikea granite. But that's ok. The tile store we ended up getting all our tile from had a granite slabyard that we visited MANY A DAY!!!! 

Going to the slabyard and choosing the granite was a challenging experience being this pregnant (almost 10 months) and having a very active 17 month old who just wanted to play with all the slabs of stone! So dangerous but we had to juggle him around and manage him to get the task done! We ended up finding something we liked and the lady workign with us gave us a sample of what we ordered - a Santa Cecelia Granite. Ends UP that she actually ordered a slab of Gallo Ornamental granite - not the sample she gave us and not what we ordered, BUT happens to be the granite we originally picked from IKEA in the beginning of this process in the Ikea store in NY!

Im starting to really believe everything happens for a reason and there exists a crazy cosmic fate out there for even HOME renovations!! :) So the end of the story is that we told her that even tho she made a mistake, we are happy with the granite that was mistakenly ordered for us. Pics below!!

We ordered and she gave us a sample of this SANTA CECELIA GRANITE but now that the slab has come in - it looks way too black and orange and tiger stripey to me and I don't like it :////

Here is the GALLO ORNAMENTAL granite that was mistakenly ordered - but which we like better. It's more beigey with less black veins running thru it and I think itd match our white cabinets better. Def the look hubs and I prefer.

Truly Madly Deeply ....

in LOVE with our staircase runner!!

Hello everyone! Ok - A huge massive update is sounding more impossible as the days go by SO i'm going to just post little bits of what's been done here and there.

Earlier I posted our options for runners for the stairs. Remember this slab?

I had an inspirational pic to go off of and my number one choice was way too expensive but everything has worked out in the end! The staircase runner is the first thing u see when u walk in the house and I wanted to open the house up to a bright cozy traditional yet classic look. Most of what I liked was out of our budget but I went back to the store and went thru EVERYTHING and found this. I have been on pins and needles waiting to see what it's going to turn out like - I was feeling GOOD about it and now that it was installed yesterday - I am truly, madly, deepy in love with it.

When the carpet guys came, I just had to pick a matching seam on the sides - they all looked the same but I ended up staying away from yellow or white and went with cream and I think it came out pretty great

Here is how it looks on our stairs. I absolutely LOVE IT!