Family

Aunt Courtney

You know what’s better than renovating and blogging and most things in general?

Being an aunt.

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I’m spending the week at the beach in Stone Harbor with my sister, Kelly, and her baby girl, Lily.

Mama Kelly lets me help with the feedings and I get to play with her and rock her to sleep.

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Lily is the tiniest little thing and yet she makes the LOUDEST noises…sometimes we’re not sure what end they come out of. 🙂

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Getting the punkin to go to sleep is the biggest challenge and deserves to be celebrated with a glass of wine once it’s accomplished!

Mama Kelly has wayyyyy more pictures on her blog: http://www.kellybrennantv.com/blog

It’s amazing how babies bring so much JOY into a family!

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Family, Heavy lifting

A Star and His Buddy

Y’all know that my husband, Mark, is the STAR of this DIY blog. You would think that I (being his wife and all) would be his #1 sidekick. Well, he tosses me to the curb when this guy shows up.

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Look at them…I swear Mark and my dad are like peas in a pod when working together. We called my dad in because the man could be a professional painter and we need his skills.

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We first bought our primer from our favorite person, Jonathan. Mark and I never realized there were different kinds of primer for different kinds of walls…a certain primer for drywall, another for plaster of paris, etc…

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Our primer was for new drywall. Before we could take it home, it had to go into this machine. I have no idea what this is really called but I call it the “automatic shaker.”

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The machine shook our five-gallon bucket of primer for a good five minutes and then we were ready to go.

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As we start the priming process, we’re really taking my dad’s lead. He is neat, meticulous and takes his time. The next several blogs will feature his expertise and the bromance between Mark and my dad. Maybe I should take this opportunity to let the two of them finish the house while I get a pedicure?! 🙂

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Family

How ilove2sweat got its name

ILOVE2SWEAT is a throw back that only my family understands…until now.

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When I was a wee one, I was ALWAYS running or jumping or playing in the mud. I NEVER played with dolls and I’m pretty sure I was tougher than most little dudes. I credit my dad who was Mr. Mom…a stay-at-home dad before it was cool.

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We would always be swimming or running or going for bike rides and after one particularly intense athletic session, I looked up at Pops and said, “Dad, I love to sweat.”

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My father says it was his proudest moment. 🙂

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When you live with mom and dad…

You will never run out of forks…

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Or spoons…

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I’m not sure if my parents are cutlery hoarders or secretly feeding a small army when I’m at work. I think there’s an army…take a look at all the cups…

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Y’all know Mark and I are crashing with my folks until we get the new bathroom & floors in our Larryville house. While I love living with them, I’m constantly reminded of how awkward I was when I was younger…

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I seriously need to give my mom and dad some grandkids, so we can take all these ridiculous photos of me off the walls…

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And fridge.

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I’m 31 years old and I live with my parents.

Our home improvement project is going a bit slower than planned…I know, I know, all of you are SHOCKED.

We are lucky because my parents live close by and we can crash with them for a few weeks. While it might bother most 30-something’s to live with their parents, I’m TOTALLY OKAY with it.

Here’s why: #1 – My parents are actually VERY COOL…my mom loves to dance…

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And so does my dad…

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#2 – They have a HUMUNGOUS television…

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#3 – Their refrigerator always has awesome food in it…

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#4 – I don’t have to call my mom for advice, I just go down to the kitchen table…

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#5 – Their cat, Mason, curls up next to you & purrs & the vibration is kinda like a leg massage.

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I love living with mom and dad…and Mark loves it too (but that’s what he has to say when his in-laws read this blog.) 🙂

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