May 19, 2016

Basement Makeover Design Plans

If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@grandvillelife), then you may have seen that we've recently started working on our basement. I bet some of you are thinking, "wait... weren't you guys in the middle of re-doing your kitchen"!? Yes, we are, but somehow after we finished installing the backsplash (more on that next week) my husband spontaneously decided that it was time to work on the basement so that he could have a space to hangout while the kitchen is in disarray during the cabinet painting and getting new flooring phase (I don't blame him!). He isn't one to always want to begin projects, so when he was the one to insist on it, I jumped on it right away before he could change his mind. 

I don't think I've ever shown photos of our basement so I've included some down below for you to see. Don't mind the huge elliptical in the middle of the room, I snapped these photos right before we began painting and I had just shifted all the furniture around, as you can probably tell with the random paint spots all over the wall. 

May 11, 2016

2 Month Tuft and Needle Mattress Review

When we bought our house a year and a half ago, we upgraded to a queen size bed from a full size bed that we were using in our one-bedroom apartment. We were newlyweds at the time and trying to conserve money, so we bought a spring mattress during an online sale and without seeing it in person. It was fine and it did it’s job, but neither of us loved it and it didn’t really cater to my husband’s neck and back pains.