Monday, October 7, 2013

And... We have a new house!

That's right! Scott and I closed on October 2nd on a house in Sandpoint, ID! The movers dropped our stuff off on Friday and since then it has been a whirlwind. We are not even close to being unpacked and settled. And in the back of my mind with each box we unpack, I know it is something we are going to have to deal with when we remodel.

Yet again, we purchased an out dated fixer upper! The difference this time is we picked a fixer upper on a gorgeous 8 acres!

Meet our new home!

We are so in love and can't wait to see where this Idaho adventure takes us!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Goodbye Denver!

As of September 17th, we are officially no longer Denver homeowners.  

In a little under 2 years, the house went through a major transformation. My husband is pretty dang amazing!



Living room

Dining room


Family room

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Guest bathroom

Guest rooms


Looks like it's time to find a new house and start all over again :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Big Changes!

So much has happened that I don't even know where to start!

The first big news that Scott and I have is that we are MOVING!  Yes, that is right!  I quit my job and we are taking an adventure to Idaho!  We are so excited and couldn't be more happy with our decision.

New home :-)
Since we are moving, that means we are selling our house.  Man oh man have we been able to accomplish so many things now that I'm not working.  Scott's dad also came down to help us prep the house as well.  Our goal is to have it on the market on August 8th so we can start our next adventure.

The biggest change we made so far is to install granite into the kitchen.  It was the one project our realtor said we had to do (because of the neighborhood we live in) so we ordered some!

Counters before

Counters after
We also did all sorts of little projects including refresh painting doors, hinges, and our vanity.  We also installed 2 new light fixtures and 2 fans to replace our brass fixtures.

One of my favorite easy projects was painting our door.  We had a dark purple door and with the ORB hardware, it just didn't look good.  So we painted it red!  It is so cheery and fun and I think will be a great welcome to any potential buyers.

We are on our last big project to make our 8/8 listing date deadline.  Scott and his dad are working on tiling our kitchen.  We replaced all the floors on the main level with new wood floors, but had held off on this room so we could pick between tile or slate.  Well, since we are moving, we are going with generic and buyer friendly, so we picked tile.

Floors before

What the tile will hypothetically look like...

Hopefully the house sells after 1 day on the market!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Spring with the Wilcox's

Spring in Colorado always means it's time to get back outside.  And boy have we ever! It's so nice being able to sit outside, eat outside, lounge with the dogs outside, etc. 

And the boys have been taking advantage of the warmer weather as well!

I think we are "that family" on the block.  You know, the one where everyone talks about behind their hands?  Yep.  It's GOT to be us because the boys have taken up to fishing...on the golf course...with the golfers. 

They hike themselves out there, get in to the water in their chest wadders, and proceed to catch and release fish almost every night. They're silly!  I'm just waiting for the day when I get some sort of complaint! 

On other news, I threw a bridal shower with the other bridesmaid for my friend that is getting married in Seattle this summer.  It was a blast! I flew in for the weekend and we frantically got everyhting ready.  The party came out absolutely wonderfully thanks to the help of all the girls and the brides mom! 

The party was shoe themed due to the brides love of shoes!  Here are a few pictures!

Shoe topped cupcakes.  Pink champagne and vanilla/chocolate flavors!

The other bridesmaids (minus me!) I was lucky enough to be camera girl!

The gift from the bridesmaid group :-)
Now that it's spring, it's probably time to start remodeling the house again!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A fence!

When Scott and I bought our house, we knew it needed a fence.  There was a back fence, and a half wrought iron fence that the neighbors had on one side, but the rest was completely open.  At the time of moving in, we only had our two little dogs, Chewy and Kaya.  Luckily, they are both decently well behaved and didn't leave the backyard when they were outside.

Fast forward about 6 months, and Baker came home with us.  After a couple of accidental times when he slipped his way off his cable system in the backyard, we'd find him running madly around the golf course about 3 holes up.  After one too many escapes, we decided it was finally time to build a fence.  And then winter came and we had to wait.  It seemed as if each time we went to get materials to start building, a snow storm would come.  Finally in April, we figured it would be time to build the fence, seeing as how it's spring and all.  But nope.  Mother nature had other plans.  We were hit with 7 snow storms since March 1st, each preventing our much wanted fence from being built.  And despite our 80+ degree weekend, we have another one on the way tomorrow.

Despite all the set backs, the boys FINALLY were able to get the fence complete!

It really is the little things in life :-)

The dogs are happy.  The humans are happy.  Everyone is happy!  The fence was finished just in time for our BBQ this upcoming weekend to celebrate my graduation.  That's right, I am officially graduating from college! 4 schools, 2 states and 6 years is all it took to earn 2 bachelors degrees ;-)

Better late than never!

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Fridge!

Phew.  I really am a bad blogger.  I can't even remember the last time I posted something.  But, I realized I haven't had a whole lot of a house related things to post about.  We ended up basically taking the winter off from doing any projects as we spend all of our time snowboarding.  Now that the weather is getting nicer, we are getting back into the remodeling mood.

On Saturday, Scott and I were running errands and ended up over by the Sears Outlet (our favorite appliance shop EVER!).  Since we were so close, we decided to stop in with no plans of buying anything.  We like to browse and keep and eye on their deals so when the right price is available, we can buy it.  Well, turns out our fridge that we had wanted was the right price this weekend.  We have a KitchenAid range and dishwasher and knew we wanted to stay with the brand as we have been so happy with them so far.  Sears never seems to get many KitchenAid appliances into the outlet, so we figured we'd have to pay full price.

We lucked out!  Nestled in between rows and rows of fridges, we found the KitchenAid we have been looking for!  With a 29 cubic feet and a list price of $2,900, we would have never been able to get a new fridge had it not been from the outlet.

Some other random things that have happened in the months since we I last posted...

We got a new rug for the family room and my mom passed us down a wonderful set of furniture!  Ignore how dirty the rug looks in the was new and still shedding!

Baker and his best friend Oakley wrestling on the new couch :-)
 Scott's best friend moved in with us from Washington.  Meet Russ!

We got a TON of snow...over and over and over again.

My mom came and visited.  We walked around Red Rocks and it was absolutely gorgeous!

Scott's mom, sister, brother in law and their kids came and visited for almost 2 weeks over New Years.  We spent most of the time up in the mountains. 

Scott's nephew teaching him to snowboard on the bunny hill

Scott and I went home to Seattle for a visit in January and made some new friends...

Feeding deer in my dad's backyard.
 and I got to catch up with my baby brother.

It's been a busy few months! We are excited to get going on some of our spring projects now that the weather is (almost) getting nicer!