Richard and I have been having a lot of fun with his Mum in town — we’ve eaten awesome pizza at Mellow Mushroom, went to a Durham Bulls game (and left early, because we started to freeze!), drank lots of tasty beer, and done plenty of relaxing at our house! We did a ton of spring cleaning before she arrived, and I’m really happy with the way the house is looking. Walls have been painted, closets cleaned out, floors mopped, bookcases overhauled (still a work-in-progress), dining room rearranged, and more!

Here’s a quick visual tour of some of the house progress…

Still being painted -- we've had to put this project on-hold for the moment!

Still being painted — we’ve had to put this project on-hold for the moment!

The cleaned and reorganized laundry room shelves.  I love knowing exactly where everything is.

The cleaned and reorganized laundry room shelves. I love knowing exactly where everything is.

The guest room and our fantastic Etsy headboard.  SUCH a great purchase.  Now if only the cats didn't see it as a giant scratching post.  Obviously, this bedroom is off-limits for the kitties.

The guest room and our fantastic Etsy headboard. SUCH a great purchase. Now if only the cats didn’t see it as a giant scratching post. Obviously, this bedroom is off-limits for the kitties.

The buffet table has been moved into the dining room -- I love it underneath these 3 narrow windows.  A great Pier 1 find.

The buffet table has been moved into the dining room — I love it underneath these 3 narrow windows. A great Pier 1 find.

Behold, the new yellow front door!  Absolutely love how welcoming this door is.

Behold, the new yellow front door! Absolutely love how welcoming this door is.

Easter M&M cookies -- can't wait to put these cuties in the oven.

Easter M&M cookies — can’t wait to put these cuties in the oven.

As you can see, we’ve been very busy! Looking forward to a low-key evening at the house tonight. We may pour some wine and just kick back with a movie on… Rich and I are thinking Sideways, one of our favorites.

Just for funsies, a cute Gretchen picture.

Gretchen

Wishing you a lovely long weekend, if you’ve got Friday off work, too!

xo Cassie