life | i'd rather be doing

we stayed in a hotel each night during the reno and it was nice.
love decorating with color from martha.

hello, hello! do you remember me? i took an unexpected blogging break last week because i underestimated the total mayhem involved in demolishing a bathroom in a 800 square foot apartment. our bedrooms were locked up tight with our computer inside and there was so much dust and mess i thought it best to leave them alone.

well, within five days we went from demo to pretty bathroom, but the picture is not complete because we still don't have a sink. i'll show you what we did next week, but for now, our bathroom reminds me of a big sugar cube as it's all white and lacking our special touches. last week, i really missed you guys and was often thinking of places i'd rather be. spending time with any of these ladies would have been divine.

in alphabetical order -
i must admit i'm finding it hard to get back to blogging. it kind of feels like jumping in on a double dutch. have a great week all - it's hot as blazes here!

xo, cindy

ps if you visit us, but don't comment, let me know and i'll add you to the list.

    34 comments:

    **WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

    you can still come with us Cindy!!!
    There's still a few more days before we go.
    renovating can seem like a never ending job...my husband and I do everything ourselves and it takes time...and a lot of dust.
    Thanks for including me in your list...I have so many faves in your list too...and some new blogs to check out.
    THANKS for sharing and can't wait to see the reno!
    HUGS
    Char

    cindy said...

    can i bring my bathroom, char ;)?

    blue moss said...

    your bathroom sounds so great!!
    what a great post...would love to be doing all those things but i would add "seeing new york in a more beautiful way with quaint handmade "

    so hot here too..try to stay cool
    michelle

    Dawn said...

    Aww, yes! Come find vintage paper with me! We would have so much fun!

    I was thinking about you last week, wondering where you had gone. I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to stay away forever to relax in that new bathroom of yours! Looking forward to seeing pictures :)

    Krissy said...

    Stay cool my dear! It was oh, so, hot last week here.
    can't wait to see the bathroom!

    erin said...

    can't wait to see photos of your bathroom! hope it has a nice tub you can fill with ice water for these sweaty days!

    wishful nals said...

    hope you have a great week! xo!

    painted fish studio said...

    i can't wait to see the reno! i've missed you, welcome back!

    Elizabeth said...

    There you are! I kept checking in to see any progress. I do love a before and after :) I'm sure with all your special touches it will be wonderful.

    and flowers pick themselves said...

    i love your list, and thanks for the shout out :)

    can't wait to see your bathroom once it's finished!

    xo Alison

    cindy said...

    oh boy, my inbox is such a happy place with all these nice comments!

    Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

    One more cindy!
    I'm sure the reno would turn out fab~ trust your taste & great set of eyes!
    ps: thanks for including me*
    xo

    Candi said...

    Awww you must come visit! :) My mom pulled the last of the sweet pea plants out until next year :( Lucy goosie's still here though! lol

    OneCraftyFox said...

    Congrats on the demo!! Demos are no fun while they are happening, but are well worth the trouble.

    Stephanie said...

    Ooh, can't wait for pics. I am sure it will be nice to sweep out all the dust and have a brand new room!

    cindy said...

    you're all included in THE list! i hope it gets really long!

    Line said...

    Hi Cindy glad to see you back, next time I promise that we will go on a photography tour, or a walking tour!!!

    L'Atelier said...

    oh i missed you, too!
    and wish so much you could be here with me --- there are two more games in cape town, so hurry up!
    sure your bath room will be absolutely gorgeous!
    xo

    cindy* said...

    we can gawk wedding photos anytime!

    i can't wait to see the bathroom reno...i have a weakness for bright white bathrooms (kitchens too!).

    Jamie said...

    I cannot wait until the weekend when I can check in on all the lovely blogs you listed.

    I hope the renovations continue to go well - it can be a nightmare while you are in the middle, but it is all worth it in the end. Can't wait to see the results.

    Megan Walker said...

    You have DEFINITELY been missed sistah! Thanks for your awesome blog comments today - they made my day! And I'm sorry it's so doggone HOT there too! BLECH :( You're so awesome for including me in your amazing list of fun and talent - thank you my friend! But I am most excited about seeing your bathroom reno - I can hardly stand it I'm so excited! Lots of pics please!

    XOXOXO

    likeschocolate said...

    Oh, I hope you show what the remodel look like afterwards.

    suzanne cabrera said...

    You're the best Cindy! Thank you for all the great links! Looking forward to the fruits of your labor...

    cindy said...

    i just hope you won't beg me to stop showing you our bathroom. i think it has some nice white balance, but still no sink - oy!

    hey likes chocolate, you've been included!

    My name is PJ. said...

    I can't wait to see the finished product!!

    Pascale said...

    I can't wait to see your new bathroom!
    I checked in a couple of times already, in case my Google reader would have missed something...

    Now,that's a fun list you've got there - thanks for including me!

    Is it still that hot there too? We've been experiencing scorching temperatures over here lately - it's become almost unbearable, so, so hot...

    hmstrjam said...

    haha! sketchy cats will be in nyc this weekend!

    Bella Sinclair said...

    Awwwwww, you are so SWEET! It's good to hear your bathroom is coming along nicely. It's all in the personal touches. That's where the real fun begins, am I right? It's nice to see your beautiful photos again. Have a blast of a weekend. Sounds like you have a full and perfect long weekend ahead of you!

    Anna - Three Sneaky Bugs said...

    I feel honored to make the list! You know, I'd love it if I could redo our bedroom. But it's the only one in a 950 sq ft house. I keep thinking we're going to add a 2nd one in our basement or something and then I'll update but I'm not sure I can wait that long. Therefore, I'm impressed.

    jane said...

    how much fun was that? big hugs cindy!

    simplygrove said...

    THANKS CINDY!!! You are the best:) Cant wait to see your bathroom!

    Bonbon Oiseau said...

    aww--yes lovely! when all your projects are done i would love to have you come over and craft some jewelry!

    Fifi Flowers said...

    Ooooh how I love being on your list! I feel your pain with remodeling... been there done that and made it through... there is an end... or at least a liveable... ;)
    ENJOY your weekend!
    Fifi

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