A Somewhat Excusable Excuse

So.  It’s been quite a while since my first post as a new Mrs., and without completely excusing my absence and abandoning my “you-really-can-do-it-all” belief, l must provide even the smallest reason for my extremely tardy, second-ever post.

I’m PREGGO!

And let me tell you… {which, depending on your life stage and gender, I may not need to}, this pregnancy has kicked my little, normally-can’t-sit-still, must-always-be-productive rear end!  If your heart ever desires, look up even the most basic list of pregnancy symptoms and go ahead and put a check mark near every. single. one.  And while I am so super excited about holding our new baby, growing our family and can completely forgive-and-forget all symptoms for the greater end-result, one of the worst parts of this pregnancy has been the baby-brain.  Just call me Dory {think, Finding Nemo}.  Seriously, I have to make a reminder to remind myself to make a to-do list…

It’s BAD!

So.  Now that I have provided a somewhat excusable excuse and shared some big news, I have to share one of my recent, {smaller} home improvement undertakings that was spurred on by needing a little more functionality, a little less “everything is hard-to-reach” {hello, 5’2”}, and maybe the earliest case of nesting ever.   The goal: lower the washer and dryer and create a counter top so folding can be done in the laundry room and we could gain some much needed, extra space in the cabinets.

And as a disclaimer… I must give credit where credit is due.  I was NOT the implementer of our new, beautifully-functional laundry room.  Just the semi-creative mind.  Being pregnant kind of puts a stop to lifting washing machines and dryers… {as does being me in general}.  So.  Thank you, Hubby, for giving up your Saturday so that the new baby’s room can actually be turned into a baby’s room and not continue on as a laundry-folding-habitation.

It’s still not completely beautiful {I could stand to decorate a bit more creatively and change out the rug for something with more color}, but I’m proud!  Sorry, I forgot to take before pictures. Go figure!  If I can find some from back-in-the-day when we bought our house, I’ll add them!

Laundry Room Makeover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials used and Cost:

* Basic tools to remove the bolted-on pedestals (already owned)
* New dryer connection tube so the dryer could be pushed further back against the wall (about $5.00 at Home Depot)
* Primed hollow-core door ($25.00 at Home Depot)
* Washer and Dryer feet (already owned…we also learned that the pedestal feet don’t necessarily fit the actual machines)…so make sure you keep yours if you put your machines on pedestals!
* Quite a bit of time…maybe 4 hours. Especially if you only have one person disconnecting, moving, re-positioning and re-connecting the machines.

Total Cost: One Saturday afternoon and about $30.00.  Not. Bad.

I, of course, have plenty to post about recipes and teacher’s gifts that were made during the Christmas season {which I personally L-O-V-E}.  Those will be posted soon (who cares that it’s February and not December anymore, right?).  I promise you, I am NOT abandoning being a new Mrs.!

As I always will, I wish you blessings!  Talk soon.

Why I’m The New Wife

I am SUPER excited {slash nervous} to announce that I have joined the Mrs. & Misc. team!  Eek!  It’s going to be an adventure for sure.  So for my very first post…

here’s the story of why I’m the new wife:

As a writer at heart {hello, I was a Journalism Major}, but executive admin by trade, my creative juices are frequently stifled and I have been absolutely muddling over what the right outlet should be for me.  I love cooking. I love salvaging sad, old items and making them into something beautiful.  I love decorating.  I love creating!  And outside of the normal chatter with friends and family, my ideas and experiences {good & bad} never really get shared.  Enter Lindsay Irvin.

You already know her.  But to me, she is my insanely awesome sister-in-law who was dubbed my “real sister” back-in-the-day before my brother put a ring on her finger and she became, as you know her, Mrs. Irvin.

Lindsay recently threw out the idea of my joining the Mrs. & Misc. while graciously listening to me tell her about my laundry list of half-complete efforts to take my new-ish home from worst-house-on-the-block status to Better Homes and Gardens worthy.  After giving it some thought {but let’s be honest, not THAT much thought}, exchanging a few text messages and stumbling my way through the world of creating a blog post…here I am.

So I’m the new wife.  And in a lot of ways, I’m pretty new at a lot of other things that I’m sure I will share with you as well.  So be looking for a more in-depth post from me soon.  Maybe a recipe.  Maybe a DIY.  Maybe a short “about me” to better introduce myself.  But for now, here’s a {very small} photographic glimpse into my life – in no particular order.

As I always will, I wish you blessings!  Talk soon.

-Andi

Birthday

Family on way to Ark

B and I

Andi and Avery after biking

A New Mrs. Joins the Blog — Meet Mrs. Andi Muszejnski

With so many big changes happening in our lives this past year (new jobs, new babies, health issues),  it was no surprise a couple of our beloved Mrs. needed to take a step back and focus more on their families and jobs. It’s … Continue reading