Monday, June 20, 2016

House Renovation Week 1: Demo Has Started, No Turning Back Now!

It took us about a month of moving out and moving in to my parents house, a street over. We also filled up two storage units to the brim and used a friend of the family's basement. The house is now empty and the demo has begun. There is NO TURNING BACK NOW!

Last Wednesday was the 1st day of demo. Here are some photos of our empty house prior to the demo to give you some perspective on what you are seeing.

Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen


Our Kids Room

Toy Room

Our Bedroom


Hall and Front Hall

Kitchen/Living Room/Dining Room

Front of the house (before tree was taken down)

 Outdoor Curtains

Back Deck


On Wednesday they started prepping for the major demo, such as the chimneys coming down and the roof to come off.

They took down the front part of the fence and the wooden stairs.


The deck in the back is now gone.

They started to uncover the chimney that we closed up a few years ago, when we created the office and toy room.

They removed the vanity from the bathroom.

They also completely gutted the front hall.


The temporary electrical pole was constructed.

They stripped the wall in our living room to expose the front chimney for easier access.

The walls between the office and toy room were completely removed. Now it looks like where we started a few years ago. Check out what it looked like before we did that renovation, Renovation 2014.


A hole was cut in the back of the house, so that the rear chimney could be removed easier.

The ceiling in our dining room has been removed, that is where the new stairs will go.

It has been a very exciting week, tune in next week for even more demo!!!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Got Me Tipsy Glass Mug Review

This week I received two awesome glass coffee, tea, etc... mugs from Got Me Tipsy. Here in the Bock household we cannot start our day without some coffee or tea, so this was a perfect product for us to test out.

The mugs were delivered in super cute packaging and in excellent condition. We could not wait to test them out.

The 1st one would be a great gift for someone who needs a pick me up to start there day, so we had a good laugh using this mug. The 2nd mug was a perfect Father's Day gift, especially for an older or grown child to give as a gift. 

The lettering on the mugs is crisp and clean. Without any beverage in them though they are a little hard to read. 

My husband tested the "Go Away, Not Yet, Can I Help You" mug with his morning coffee. 

 With the coffee in the mug the words are crystal clear. It kept the coffee warm and fit well in his hand. This mug would be perfect for someone to take into work or a joke gift for a stay-at-home-mom.

I tested the "I love how we know that I'm your favorite child" mug with my morning tea.

 Again once my tea was poured in the words were crystal clear. It also kept my tea warm and fit nicely in my hand. This mug would make a perfect Father's Day gift. #FathersDay #GotMeTipsy

I know I will be looking at this company for gifts in the future. If you are interested in purchasing these or any other products that this company has I have included their Amazon link below. I do receive a small referral fee from the link below, this does not effect my reviews. I also received this product free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and ideas in this blog are my own.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Here We Go!!!!

So, the long wait is finally over. Our 2nd floor addition and 1st floor renovation are starting in the next couple of weeks. We are very busy packing everything up and can not wait for this adventure to commence. 

Stay tuned for all the great demo pics.