Saturday, July 2, 2016

Quick and dirty update

Guys, I'm so embarrassed that it's been over two months since I posted!  I simply can't believe it's July already.  I have to admit, life has been steamrolling me since I last updated - and I'm desperate for these hard times to be over.  The bulk of my time and energy has been spent with poopy potty training nightmares for the big kid and two-hour nightly wake ups for the little kid.  Give me all the beer!!  To facilitate drinking all the beer, Shaun and I treated ourselves to something we've always wanted....a kegerator.   We got this one and are so happy with it!
This miracle appliance fits nicely into the nook in the basement that used to have this hideous mirrored mess of cabinetry that didn't open properly.  We probably should've put a closet there, but....PRIORITIES. 
We plan to build it in with a 15" cabinet on the left side for glasses (that will just fit perfectly) and a nice quartz counter over the top.  We already have shelves for above and I'm throwing around an accent wall either with paint or tile.  Yes, that will happen in about 5 years!  In the meantime, here is a shot of my mini Summer Shandy that I'm drinking at 1pm on a Saturday while banging out this post.  Yes, I can pour myself a mini draft beer whenever I like, and I can also rest it on my laptop because I'm a savvy shopper.  Some things are fabulous around the Hilton house!
I had another exciting delivery today, and got inspired to take a photo and give you an 'IOU' post.  We had 4 yards of premium mulch dumped on our driveway, and you know what that means?  The front landscape is nearly finished!
We have had so much fun redoing the front landscape, and have also spent ungodly amounts of money, but we were literally starting with NOTHING.  I'm very pleased with the way it's looking thus far, and I can't wait to share the difference after we get this mulch installed.  I'll leave you with a recent shot of the kiddos that just cracks me up, Zach is only 15 pounds smaller than Ashford and I think he's going to be able to beat him up very soon!  Cankles for the win!


  1. My mom always said the older I get the faster time goes. I cannot believe that it is already July!! Holy cow. I love your blog and can't wait for the landscaping post! Two kiddos, and life can be consuming sometimes!

    Em C

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  3. Why doesn't every house have one of those nifty bad boys in the entertainment area. Love it! Kiddos are adorable. This is a crazy time right now, but it will pass. Can't wait to see the after shots of outside.

  4. Awesome decision on the kegerator! And Summer Shandy is the BEST! I can't wait to see your post on the landscaping. I'm sure it's going to be gorgeous! I tried to email you, but I can't get the email link to work. If you have a few moments (rare for us moms, right) do you have an email address I could use to send you some questions about selling a home with "character" (read: older home that hasn't been totally updated.) I'd love to get some advice from you about how to move a home quickly and what you've learned the process. Thanks so much!

  5. Kate, you can email me at!

  6. Welcome back! The boys are ADORABLE. I feel the same way. Delilah is already 8.5 months and she trying to walk! She zooming around the house and pulling up on everything and attempting to climb the stairs. Shame on me for not baby proofing sooner, but my husband's ridiculous house has like 30 cabinet doors in the kitchen area and no way to hook up a baby gate at the bottom of the stairs!

    I'm sure the landscaping is going to look FABULOUS and I am excited to see the completed work. I am also wildly jealous. I married a landscaper and have ZERO landscaping to speak of. I also have a couch on my front porch and a van in the yard. *cue Sanford and Sons theme song*

  7. Exterior update, please!


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