Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Be sure to click on the picture to see it in a larger format. Both paintings are still drying but can ship by Monday. Hope you like them!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Springville Fix Up

I wanted to post some pics of our latest remodel. Joe Hawkes and Justin were partners on the deal. They bought the home early spring of '07 and spent most of the summer fixing it up. The house had such good bones it was a fun one to redo. We put the house up for sale a couple months ago but the market is crashing as we speak so we got nervous and decided to rent it out for a year. Now Just and Joe are working on getting the land below it subdivided to sell.

Front view. Notice the amazing red chairs? Get them here.

The entire deck was sanded and restained. More red furniture to enjoy the view.

The kitchen was the most drastic change. The entire drop ceiling in the kitchen was removed and Joe added more than enough can lights. New appliances, beadboard backsplash, granite countertops and new hardware. We were nervous that we wouldn't be able to get the cabinets to look updated enough but they turned out pretty good.

The living room and dining room look great now. I bought metal spray paint and painted the gold chandeliers which saved us some big bucks.

Joe, Justin and Ellie checking out the view. All the land below came with the house. They are now splitting it off as a flag lot.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Nadine Kagan

Nadine, Click on the photo to see the painting enlarged. Hope this works!

We love grandma yesiree!

Today we heard that mamma nicol was a little sad, so we made you this video to cheer you up! We love you so much! You are so good and smart and funny and classy and if anyone is not nice to you it's just because they are jealous.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

i am tired

I decided I must have been really tired when I put up that last post. I don't love that kitchen anymore at all! It is too busy and like a little kid. I do like the cabinets, just not everything all at once. My problem is I have too many styles that I like - here is another kitchen I have liked for a while, though usually I like things more contemporary:

Monday, September 3, 2007

just one more

okay, just one more post and then I'll go to bed. I just came across this kitchen...see this is why I want a small house - you can do so many creative things in a small place that you couldn't get away with in a large house. Check out this kitchen:

Office in a Closet

This probably sounds really strange but I have always wanted my office to be tucked into a closet. I first got the idea a few years ago when I saw it in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine:

I have loved the idea ever since. Well, my dream has come true. Now that we are living in Lew and Jann's basement apartment, the only place to fit my office was in a closet off the kitchen. I am seriously deliriously about this space. I would say its the first space since we have been married that really feels like me. Here it is:

I don't have room for my second monitor anymore but it's worth it. Hanging on the left door is my vision board, a ribbon board is above the monitor, favorite recipies in the green tin box, ribbon and notions in the baskets, all my favorite books, the perfect chair and a little bird to watch over me, perfect! I'll have to post some close-ups sometime.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

reunions, hiking and the lake - the last days of summer

We had such a great summer with Justin not working too much and going to summer school. We were able to spend so much time together. I loved it. Now Justin is back in school with hard classes and spending lots of time working on my mom and dad's new home (framing starts next week). Here are a few highlights from August.

Anderson Reunion

our annual family photo at the Anderson (my grandma bagley's family) reunion. I love my little family!

The Bagley Babes. Lisa, Marian, Renee, Mignon (mom), and Anne.

This is my cousin Emily's youngest, Eli. He and Ellie have the same birthday, Eli is just a year younger. He is so cute I can't stand it.

My grandma Bagley and Ellie. Does anyone else out there have a grandma that dresses better than they do?

Ellie and my grandpa Bagley

"Mamma Nicol" and Ellie.

Bear Lake

Our friends from our old ward, Liz and Tim Collings, invited us on their annual Bear Lake trip. So we tagged along with them and about 8 other couples for three days of relaxation on the beach. All the girls were either pregnant or had new babies so the moms mainly sat around watching the kids on the beach and nursing. Above is Liz and her cute baby Elijah.

Cabin the Collings are building. I love Liz because she has great taste and isn't afraid to use color as you can see.

This little boy in the video with Ellie is named Taj. Don't they make a cute couple?

Hot Pots

These pictures are from our family night hike to the hot pots up Diamond Fork. I just have to post these pictures because we need to take a vote: Does Cody look like me or not? Please say yes!!!