Sunday, July 24, 2016

House Renovation Week 6: Up Go The Walls

This was a really exciting week. This week we got to see the walls go up, to create the second floor. We have officially moved from the demolition phase to the construction phase. 


On Monday, my dad and uncle put the bulkhead doors on to finish off that project. The worked continued on the roof to prep for the walls to go up.


More lumber delivered.


The work continued...


The first wall is up!!!!! This is so exciting.


They had framed the whole second floor by the end of Friday. Starting to see what the house is really going to look like.

Stay tuned for more and check out previous weeks below.

House Renovation Week 5: Bulkhead
House Renovation Week 4: More Prep Work
House Renovation Week 3: Rain Rain Go Away

Sumpri Ice Mold & Large Ice Cube Tray Review

I was recently sent more ice molds to test out, this time by a different company called Sumpri. I was excited to test these out because the last ones that I tested were so great. This time around the company sent me a mold for ice balls, an extra large square ice cube tray and an ebook that gave you a variety of ideas.

 First I'll show you the ice ball mold. This ice mold makes 6 balls.

The way that the directions in the ebook tell you to create the ice balls is to fill up the base of the mold to 3/4 full. Then you place the top part of the mold onto the base and push down to secure. There are holes at the top for the excess water to exit the mold.

This process seemed to work pretty well. You do have extra ice around the balls, so I would recommend removing them by a sink. They are very easy to remove due to the silicone material.

Next up is the extra large square ice tray. This one we filled with pink lemonade, so my daughters could have a treat.

My two girls really liked having these lemonade squares in their drinks to keep their lemonade extra cold, for longer. I would recommend these to anyone who wants to keep their drinks colder for longer during this hot summer.

If you are interested in purchasing these they are available on Amazon. I have provided an affiliate link below. I do receive a small commission through this link, this never affects my reviews all my thoughts and opinions are honest and unbiased.

Disclaimer - I received these products free of charge in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.

Monday, July 18, 2016

House Renovation Week 5: Bulkhead

This week there was more prep done for the framing to start and the bulkhead was created. 

MONDAY & TUESDAY - I got busy and did not take any photos.


By Wednesday they had started stripping the shingles off the house and the rest of the old flooring was removed. My Mom and I also went over in the morning and pruned back all the large bushes and trees so that they could get the excavator out of the back yard easier.


The supplies for the bulkhead were delivered. 


They dug the hole for the bulkhead and dug the holes for the deck footings in the backyard. They also finished stripping most of the old shingles.


My Uncle who is a mason came to help my husband, my dad and a friend of my husband's, put in the bulkhead and start the drain for the sump pump in the basement. It was very hot and they worked very hard.


By the end of the weekend they had almost finished the bulkhead and finished jack hammering the trench around the entire basement for the sump pump. They were all very tired, but they got lots done.

Stay tuned for more and check out previous weeks below.