I’ve had my Christmas Tree from Lowes for 11 years now. I love it!! It’s so pretty!!! Last year the white lights finally went out like a week before Christmas. So like a normal person I took everything off to it and cut the lights off of the tree! I use normal as a joke because that was not an easy job to do. I then added new colored lights and re-decorated the whole tree once again!!
I was going to get a new one this year but I impatient and just used my same one. of course after I had it all up and decorated I went to Lowe’s and looked at all the Tress they had in stock. Y’all they have some beautiful trees this year!
I’ve link up some of my favorites that I found! I did different sizes and styles. Some of my favorites are the flocked ones! Just Click Here and it will bring you right to my LIKETOKNOW.it where you can shop faster!
I personal like Lowe’s because I find they keep a larger stock of their items. They had a lot of these trees in my local Lowe’s. All are available online and can be shipped to your local store or to your house.
Y’all this week we finally got everything on the outside DONE! It was another busy long week! And your girl finally had tome to get out there and help Raymond do some of the work!! Keep in mind Raymond got home the day after all of the rain and wind from Hurricane Lauren! This is also the week we had to paint which meant we had to wait until all the rain had stopped and the siding had time to dry.
Started painting the siding with Sherman Williams A-100 in the color Sliverpointe 7653. Our cousin gave us 15 gallons of that color. He put two good coats on.
That morning Raymond went to Lowe’s and bought 20 1x4x8s and two 2x8x8s and 12 treated furing strips for the siding seams. He also bought the front door and storm door. Because it was still wet and raining that day he went in the shop and painted all of these with two coats of paint. We used Valspar Exterior paint & primer in the color Possibility 5007-1A
Monday morning he proceeded to install the facia boards on the front and back peaks. He then installed the 1×4 trim boards on all the corners and along the top and bottom of the siding. Before he installed the bottom trim board he loosened the siding along the bottom and slid z bar flashing in along the bottom of the walls to protect the subfloor. Then installed the seam trim furing strips on every seam of the siding. We went to yes your guessed it Lowes again that night and picked up more paint rollers and caulking.
Tuesday morning installed the front door with 3” deck screws everywhere even in the striker plate and hinges. Raymond cut the front and back facing to size then took them back down for paint. While Raymond was cutting pulling the deck board up and cutting then shorter, I was painting the last of the trim boards and the face boards. After installing all the boards we then caulked every seam on all the trim and every screw head this took the entire day. We also caulked the windows in too.
Wednesday we painted everything again after the caulking had set overnight.
Thursday morning he made a 1/4” thick aluminum plate for the ac hole at the machine shop. Framed the opening for the ac bigger than the actual unit we had just in case we had to go larger in the future we would have the room. Installed the aluminum plate with 40 wood screws and caulked it all then installed the window unit and made sure it had no leaks. Then he had bought 10” flashing rolls long ago so he took and crimped them into a 90 deg flashing and installed that under the metal roofing so there will be no issues with leaks in the future.
The outside is pretty much complete for now except the awning over the front porch and the gutters down the sides to fill the water tank with rain water. Hopeful the next time he is home we’ll be able to pull wires and plumbing, insulate all the walls and ceiling, frame the bathroom up inside, lay a vapor barrier on the floor and install another 1/2” thick subfloor over the treated 3/4” and install the paneling.
Y’all we are so close be being done enough to where we can stay the night in the camp! I’m hoping that we will have the camp at our lease before hunting season opens!!!
Y’all I know I’m so late with our camp updates! I’m so sorry! Raymond has been working so hard! The last few times he has been home! I’m going to give y’all the run down for week 4, August 6 -12!
Was Connor’s first day of school. After dropping him off we went to Lowe’s and bought the 2x12x16 middle beam for the roof framing and all the 2x6x8s for the rafters, 8 sheets of 1/2” plywood for roof sheeting, two rolls of 30lb felt paper and the hardware to put this all together. Raymond was able to cut and install the center beam and start to cut all the smaller rapers. That was also the day we lost our Lucy.
A much needed family and sandbar day. It wasn’t the same without our girl but we shared funny stories of her, everyone loved her so much. She really was the best dog!
Started by first installing the 2×12 standing up & down in the middle of the wall framing. Then made one template out of one of the 2x6s. He then went and cut every rafter angle needed. Placed all the rafters from one end to the other spaced 24” apart. Also installed dead wood between each rafter to close the eaves in.
Next was laying the roofs plywood sheeting down and screwing it down. Then the felt paper down with plastic washer roofing nails (only nails used in this project so far). We then wrapped the whole camp with house wrap vapor barrier on the walls. That night we went to TWO different Lowe’s bought 18 sheets of t1-11. YES I said two lol.
Very busy day!! Started by installing the two windows then installed the siding all screwed with deck screws. The door frame was cut out once the siding was installed. He then had to cut the metal roofing down from 12’ lengths to 8 foot 6 inches, then installed them with sheet metal screws and the ridge cap. He wanted to make sure that the tin was on the roof because it had rained and water was getting into the camp. We wanted to try and keep out all water! Before he left he screwed a piece of plywood over the door way so nothing or no-one would go in there.
Thank goodness he was about to get that done because while he was on the boat we had not one but two different hurricanes in the gulf that they said was going to head right to us. Thankful the first storm dissipated into nothing, but the second storm which turned into Hurricane Laura and hit as a Category 4 missed our area but hit Lake Charles, LA and causing major damage.
Today on my Instagram I shared the last of my Shop the Mint haul and I didn’t realize I had saved the best for last but yall I did. These flared jeans and flowie tops are sooo good! Yall these jeans are so good! I love the fit of them and how flatting they are on!! I really feel like I was alive in the 70s and was a total Janis Joplin! I’m total here for them!! Its the same jeans in all three looks! I will say they are very longs in the legs. I’m wearing some really high platform heels with these. I’ll add the link to some that are similar to the ones I have on.
I love when you can take a great Tee and style it in many different ways! I’m loving this whole Fall order I made. I’m trying to space out the try-ons and these post so that you guys don’t feel like I’m pushing it all in your face at one time!! My favorite Fall (anytime of year if I’m telling you the truth) is a great T-Shirt and Jeans combo!!!
I finally jumped on the bandwagon and got me a pair of the Spanx Faux Leather Leggings and yall they are that GOOD!! Yall these things are so comfy and so cute! I was honestly shocked how much I love them! I really don’t know why I waited so long to get them. I got mine during the Norstrom sale but I would total pay full price for them again!!! They are sold out there but I’m sure once the sale is done they will be back in stock!! The Nordstrom sale comes around once a year so if you are wanting to get them on sale you will have to wait until them. I wish I would have gotten the Petite. I sized up to the Small!! I can’t wait to style these a few different ways!!! Who wants to see a blog post on just these leggings and ways to style them?
You can always shop these looks by clicking on the links are through the Free Liketoknow.it app!!!
Yall know I LOVE a good comfy T-shirt dress!! And these from The Mint Julep Boutique are so amazing. Both are super soft and very affordable! Pair them with a jacket and booties, you’ll have the perfect Fall look!! I love at these are pieces that I can keep for YEARS to come. T-Shirt dress are always in style through out the year!!!
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I know I am very late with week 3— and by very late Im doing this blog while Raymond is at the bayou working on Week 4! See I told y’all I’m late.
Friday July 17
Lowes trip to pick up, you guessed it, more wood! We got 80 – 2x4s, 4 – 2x6s, 8 – 2x4x16 , 4 regular and 4 treaded. We also got two sliding windows!!
We hooked up our window AC units in the garage so it can start to cool off for all the work Raymond had to do in there.
All the real works begins!!! Started with the side walls by laying out the bottom treated 2×4 and the top regular 16’ 2×4 and marking all the studs 16” on centers. Then making the ends with 3 2x4s and also making sure the outside part of the wall would have a stud to fall out every 4 foot on center for plywood sheeting. Started placing the studs into the marks and screwing them in, then had to frame up for the window using the 2×6 pieces doubled up with 3/8 plywood in between them to make the header for the windows. Raymond built the walls stacked on top of each other since they are identical 16 foot long it made making everything straight and square very easy. Then for the front and back walls he did the same thing except he framed out the back wall for the window unit air conditioning up higher than the side windows but framed the same way with room to grow if the ac isn’t big enough. The front wall was identical to the back wall except for the door frame. He used some treated 4x4s and 4×6 he had left over to make one strong door casing so when the metal door is installed nobody will be able to brake in. The windows are not big enough for anybody to crawl thru. He was so happy to have a cool place to work.
Raymond got 24 foot trailer and got some help to load the walls onto the trailer then brought the trailer to the tugboat dock in order to use the forklift to stand the walls up. He did this because it’s easier to do things himself than find anyone willing to help. After he dropped the trailer off he went and launched the boat and made it up to the camp and pushed the camp from behind our house to the tugboat dock. Then he used the extendable boom fork lift and some chains to grab each wall. Before lifting the wall in place he used a spare 2×4 lightly screwed down to the porch boards in line with the edge of the plywood subfloor to make it easier and faster to line the wall up in place by himself. He used a bead of liquid nail along the length of the wall on the subfloor for extra strength. Then he lifted the wall as close as he could get it and got one side in place and put a 3” screw then slid the wall into place and screwed it down with numerous 3” screws. He repeated this until all wall were secured also using liquid nail where the wall corners met up. He then pushed the camp back to behind the house.
We also received some of the stuff we ordered for the water and electrical systems.
50 gallon water tank.
12volt water pump
Foot water pump for bathroom sink . We will use just a gallon of drinking water – brushing our teeth.
100’ of 16/3 marine wire for all the 12volt items
10 rv/boat led dome lights to put throughout the camp in certain spots for lighting
Lights for all of those domes.
Things are finally coming along. We are so ready to be at our lease and in our camp!!
How many times a week do you wash your hair? I wash mine at lest 2 times! Sunday and Thursday nights for sure! More if I get it wet in the boat or pool! I also rotate using my purple and my reparative shampoo and conditioner with each wash!! Which means I go through a lot of it with all of my hair. Then of-course Raymond uses my good stuff when he is home. If you are anything like me these days I try and order as much online or for pick up as I can! I also tend to forget to reorder things before they are almost out!
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