We mostly try to respond to comments and questions as they pop up in email, the comments section, on Facebook and even Instagram, but there are always a few that get asked so many times that we feel like we should make an official declaration. And lately, I’d say in the last month or so, these five questions have been real popular. You asked:
1. How’s Greta’s carpet? Did you ever get the paint out? Was it covered under warranty?
First, if you’re thinking, Paint? Carpet?! Whaaaa??–Read this. And no. And no, again. The carpet still looks exactly like it did 5 hours after the incident. Slightly pink in spots. Because the carpet is under a lifetime stain warranty, my fingers were crossed that there would be something that could be done. Afterall, it had been only a year since we had the carpet installed. Unfortunately, I spent hours on the phone with customer service at Home Depot and the carpet people they use and it basically came down to if we don’t get the carpets professionally cleaned every 6 months (we don’t), and have proof, the warranty is no longer valid. Womp. Woommp. So, now we’re living with it and I don’t know what the carpet future holds in that room.
2. Are you done with the kitchen? What about the tile!?
We’re not done with the kitchen, we have a large amount of backsplash to install. We decided on the Hampton Carrara Subway Tile, and it has been on back-order. But! We have heard from the sweet people from The Tile Shop and we should have it beginning of June (so, any day!) and then we can get to tiling and wrap that room up. So excited!
3. What about filling and planting those garden beds?
Ahh, the magic question. The garden is really looming over us right now because, eeks, time is ticking. We haven’t planted yet but learned that we have until mid-June in our area to get some seeds in the ground, which we’re grateful for. The weather has thwarted almost all of our outdoor projects lately and I am directing a girls camp next week that has been taking a lot of my attention, but as soon as I wrap that up–the plan is to get those seeds in the ground and cross our fingers. We received a ton of great advice in the comments of this post and can’t wait to implement some of them.
Shoot I loved that thing. So much, I stored it away last week. It might find its way to the guest room or storage or craigslist, but for sure, a rug in the dining room with a three year old is just asking for it.
5. Is there any way we can get Chris’s recipes in a legit recipe format?
Chris is working on a way for you to download a pdf through a link. Sit tight!
Did we miss any thing that you’ve been curious about? Feel free to sound off in the comments.
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