Ali's Adventures

August 17, 2011

Getting it done- In the picture

Filed under: Plans — by Alison @ 9:00 pm

When we moved into our house, I decided that the family room would have a wall of family pictures. We hung pictures but then this year after a few comments, I decided to redo the picture frames and create a more cohesive look. This led to the pictures being reframed but left to sit on the dining room table.

With our house being the site of my sister’s bridal shower last weekend, the dining room table was needed. So the pictures finally went up.


Family Memories

I think it looks fantastic, and the kids are enjoying standing on the couch pointing out the people they know in the bottom row of pictures.

A few other items on the to-do list have been completed or modified. The bathroom sink was finally replaced. We were waiting on the bathroom contractor to have a free morning to install it for us. We also reassessed our need for a new front door. Turns out we’re not ready to invest in that right now. My husband will be refreshing the paint, replacing the weather-stripping and installing a new lock. It should brighten up the entrance way for much less, and with those savings we’ll be adding a french door to the laundry room and redoing the main hall closet. Good times!

The list:

  • Replace deck
  • Replace bathroom sink
  • Fix up front door
  • Drapes for front windows and dining room
  • Fix family picture wall
  • Clean up vegetable patch
  • Plant something in vegetable patch
  • Create organized craft cupboard – supplies purchased
  • Arrange child care for the fall
  • Use restaurant gift certificates
  • Book hotel for U2 concert
  • Book hotel in Montreal
  • Book hotel in Tremblant
  • Get plans drawn up for kitchen reno project – ON HOLD
  • Stain pretty new deck
  • Landscape around pretty new deck
  • Host BBQ/dance party – invites sent


  1. The frames look great!

    Comment by Capital Mom — August 17, 2011 @ 9:15 pm |Reply

  2. Love the pictures! I wish I could make every wall a gallery wall!

    Comment by Alicia — August 17, 2011 @ 9:41 pm |Reply

  3. The wall looks great!! Yay to getting it done!

    I think I need to have a party to force myself to clean up 😉

    Comment by Lara — August 18, 2011 @ 8:10 am |Reply

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