Thank you in advance! I know that I have some of the best readers around, and I’m thankful for you each day. Otherwise, I’d just be talking to myself…
Some of you may recall that we began a rather large bathroom remodeling project this August. Our very blue, very tiled bathroom was showing its age and the shower tiles were bowing out from the walls. We understood the seriousness of the issue last summer and saved enough money for a complete remodel this summer. Not having any experience in construction (and understanding that our bathroom had a great many issues due to the previous owner’s do-it-yourself mentality), we were thankful to find a trustworthy builder to do the work.
We were able to finish the project in a month’s time (which included 2 weeks of delays waiting for cabinets and countertop to arrive) and on budget. I hope to be able to share some of what we learned along the way soon – especially a few budget-conscious tips for tackling similar home-improvement projects!
Thanks to D & M Residential Services for a job very well done! We’re very happy with the end result. Thanks to those of you who shared your tile opinion! Though you can’t see it in the picture, we ended up choosing Tile #2 because it brought the white and tan in the room together. Now to save up for our next project….
What is Michigan Harvest Gathering?
Michigan Harvest Gathering is an annual event (September-November) during which food and funds are raised to support our membersâ€”the state’s nine regional food banks. The regional food banks serve agencies such as food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in all 83 Michigan counties. Food and funds collected during the campaign are used to keep the food banks’ shelves stocked and to assist in the high transportation costs incurred in moving food around the state.
Michigan residents can drop off nonperishable food items at Secretary of State branch offices. People are asked to donate items such as peanut butter, canned tuna and other meat, and canned fruits, vegetables and soups. All nonperishable food items are welcome. Donations will be accepted at all branch offices through Friday, December 12.
Keri, who shops Meijer in Flint, MI
Sarah, who shops Meijer in Troy, MI
Thanks to all of you who entered (and for the FUN comments!). I’ve got more Meijer coupons to share, so stay tuned for more giveaways!
You might want to take a look at Courtney’s beautiful new stock room!
And you’ll find some great ideas for giving in Laura’s post What Do I Do with All of my Stuff?
Did you know there are others blogging from the Metro Detroit Area? You may also want to meet:
*A photo disclaimer: I have never posted a picture of myself on this blog because I haven’t found a decent photo and I figure that it doesn’t really matter what I look like. Now you see why! 🙂 This picture could disappear at any time…