Renovation Reveal Party!

01 May


Welcome to the Renovation Reveal Party for the Hotel Thompson or as my cousin called it the Casa Thompson!  My buddy Fozzie is going to co-host this party.  To get things started, please enjoy some wine, soda and some snacks.  Then sit back for the reveal and let us know what you think.  If you have questions, ask.  Mingle and have fun my dear friends!!

The following food was brought by Kali and Shoko of Canadian Cats.  Everyone be sure to try some of these Canadian delicacies.  I’m licking my lips now and fixing to jump in – YUMMO!

Poutine – French fries with gravy and cheese – how could you go wrong with this?  Beaver Tails – Now Beatrice and Billy were not harmed in the making of this sweet treat – 🙂  Beaver Tails are pastries shaped like beaver tails with chocolate and banana or chocolate and M&M’s.  Personally this little porker NEEDS one with banana and chocolate.  Nanaimo Bars – These are named after a city in Vancouver Island.  They have three layers of deliciousness – coconut, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and custard.







Okay my friends – do you remember the ‘before’ pictures?  Let me remind you what they looked like okay.

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 The front room was a cluttered mess as well as the kitchen area.  It was definitely time to ‘grow up’ and get a new look.  Below are now the ‘after’ pictures.

The entry way into the Casa Thompson.  The new sofa.  The new chaise – ❤





The overall front room view from the hallway.  The new kitchen island.  The new cedar flooring in the bathroom.


   Thanks to my friend Jean with Canadian Cats (Shoko and Kali) for the beautiful virtual potted plant for the new Casa Thompson.  It’s beautiful!  And thank you my friends for bringing food to the party – I’m still licking my lips!  And many thanks for the long phone calls, listening to me whine while drinking my wine 🙂

Thanks to my brother Easy and his mom for listening to my mom’s troubled woes during the ordeal – snorts – there were a LOT.  Your emails kept her sane… well okay as sane as she could be.

Thanks for my great co-host and partner in crime Fozzie.  You mean the world to us my sweet dear friend.  The phone calls, the emails, the rants and raves.

   Much love to all of YOU and to those that listened to the endless ramblings here in blogville about the renovation.  We were so glad that we could share everything with all of you my dear friends!!


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75 responses to “Renovation Reveal Party!

  1. easyweimaraner

    05/01/2015 at 9:07 am

    oh I want it… I want it all… and my die-t-momma drools like the niagara falls hehehehe
    I love the new hotel thompson… and I would like to spend the day on your chaise… and your sofa looks like the perfect place to eat some beaver tails while watching TV :o)

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 9:19 am

      Aaww. Thank you brother. It was definitely a lot of work. But we are enjoying it so much now. XOXO – Bacon

  2. Kate Crimmins

    05/01/2015 at 9:10 am

    Beautiful! I love white kitchen cabinets. They lighten things up and that round leather chair looks comfy *snooze*. Everything looks so fresh and new. Enjoy!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 9:20 am

      Thanks my friend. We had a blast putting everything together. Sometimes we wanted to pull our hair out but in the end we love it. XOXO – Bacon

  3. speedyrabbit

    05/01/2015 at 9:18 am

    OMB look at the foodables….yummy…OMB look at your house its Beautiful,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 9:20 am

      Enjoy the food my friend and take a sit in that chaise. One of moms favorites. XOXO – Bacon

  4. sheilaenglehart

    05/01/2015 at 9:23 am

    Holy cannoli, that’s different. Hope you don’t slip on that gorgeous floor.

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 10:18 am

      Snorts. Thanks my friend. That’s what mom wanted. Something totally different. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Anne Lossing

    05/01/2015 at 9:51 am

    Congratulations on a well-thought-out upgrade that takes into consideration your lifestyles, giving you the most of comfort and functionality!! I love it!!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 10:19 am

      Aaww thanks my friend. We are so enjoying it! XOXO – Bacon

  6. katsrus

    05/01/2015 at 10:23 am

    What an awesome party. Love what you did. It sure is beautiful. Now you can relax and enjoy.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 11:00 am

      Aaww. Thanks my friend. Want to take a turn on the chaise? It’s so comfy! XOXO – Bacon

      • katsrus

        05/01/2015 at 11:01 am

        Yes please. I would love to try out the couch too.
        Sue B

      • PigLove

        05/01/2015 at 11:03 am

        Come on my friend. We will make room for you. That couch is wide and so comfy to lay on. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Fozziemum

    05/01/2015 at 10:23 am

    Bravo my friend…looks relaxing..i could die and go to heaven on that Chaise..oh yeah…you all deserve a good relax now as it is so stressful doing reno’s..and that food looks to die for..i seem to be drooling,..whoops hahhahahah got my party going for you too..had no end of trouble with the computer and still battling a huge mess.i need a interwebbs reno!!! loves Fozziemum ❤ ❤ ❤

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 11:01 am

      Snorts. Yes! Internet renovation STAT my friend. Thanks for co-hosting. I’m so glad our renovations are behind us. Here I will move so you can take a turn in the chaise. XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        05/01/2015 at 11:04 am

        Ahh i can smell relaxation my need to move we can spoon 🙂 and yes the whole system here is beyond a joke..urghh loves Fozziemum..who is drifting into a bubbly coma 😉 xxxx

      • PigLove

        05/01/2015 at 11:05 am

        Snorts. It is way past your bedtime. The bubbly should help you sleep 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        05/01/2015 at 11:07 am

        I think it should.i am home alone tonight so being naughty up late hahaah 🙂 loves Fozziemum xxx

      • PigLove

        05/01/2015 at 11:12 am

        Yes you are! Sometimes it’s good to be naughty. Just ask my dad. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Fozziemum

        05/01/2015 at 11:28 am

        Hahahah i bet he knows all about it 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

  8. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    05/01/2015 at 10:33 am

    Woo hop! Fab. Simply fantastic! So great when a home renovation project is DONE!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 11:02 am

      Yes! Lots of hard work but it was well worth it in the end. XOXO – Bacon

  9. wallaceandsamuel

    05/01/2015 at 11:19 am

    OMD! That is pawsome! Wow!! High Five Paws to both mom & dad on a fangtastic job!
    Sam & I are gonna grab some snacks & then do a 2nd walk through.
    Wally & Sammy xoxo

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 11:29 am

      Oh please do my friends. Don’t forget to try out the chaise and couch. And us anipals love running around the kitchen island. XOXO – Bacon

  10. franhunne4u

    05/01/2015 at 11:57 am

    Lovely new furniture. Lovely new floor. Lovely decluttered. Do I need to say more?

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 12:05 pm

      Aaww. Thanks my friend. We are definitely loving it!
      XOXO – Bacon

  11. Christy Paws

    05/01/2015 at 12:02 pm

    What a spread. Mom says she is drooling over those Canadian goodies and the renovation is gorgeous.

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks my sweet friend. Ya’ll help yourselves to everything. XOXO – Bacon

  12. The Scottie Chronicles

    05/01/2015 at 12:58 pm

    WOW!!!! Cool pad my buddy!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks pal! Hop around and check things out. That chaise is wonderful to sit on. XOXO – Bacon

  13. evilsquirrel13

    05/01/2015 at 1:55 pm

    Well, the place sure does look all tidied up and spiffy new! You certainly have one of the neatest looking pigsties in the world now, Bacon!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 1:56 pm

      I think so too. Mom makes us carry all of our stuff back to our bedroom every night. We don’t mind cause the next day we drag everything out again. XOXO – Bacon

      • evilsquirrel13

        05/01/2015 at 1:57 pm

        LOL! Been through that before! When it gets to looking not so new again, then you’ll be able to keep your stuff out….

      • PigLove

        05/01/2015 at 1:58 pm

        Snorts. I’m not sure. Mom is enforcing this pretty hard. Heck she even makes daddy out his stuff away every night. XOXO – Bacon

  14. The Canadian Cats

    05/01/2015 at 2:07 pm

    My stars!! How beautiful can one house be. Mom loves the fruit kebabs…I brought a tad of nip for a relaxing SNIFF in the chaise.
    The picture above the cabinets…the first reno picture…mom likes that so we’ll take that and…”What?” “They aren’t selling this stuff….really? Oh, this is the new stuff…its nice…really nice. That chesterfield looks so comfy…Kali would love to stretch out on that. Look at that kitchen island mom….you could chop till your heart’s content.”

    Congrats on a fine job well done my friends. Now you can mess it up again…hehe

    Loves ya,


    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 2:08 pm

      Snorts!! Everything is so comfy. We just love it. I put a fire on for ya’ll to snuggle up in the chaise and watch. And thanks for bringing some food. We love all of the sweets!! XOXO – Bacon

  15. Whitley Westie

    05/01/2015 at 6:51 pm

    Looks pawsome!!

    And dat food – yummm!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 7:08 pm

      Thanks buddy. Enjoy some eatables and sit on the sofa. It’s so comfy! XOXO – Bacon

  16. The Island Cats

    05/01/2015 at 7:30 pm

    The reno came out pawsome!

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks my sweet friends! XOXO – Bacon

  17. Lowryder's Animal Tails

    05/01/2015 at 8:07 pm

    Wow stunning! It must feel so nice to have it done and just be able to enjoy it now!
    ~Lowryder’s Human~

    I see food and a couch.

    • PigLove

      05/01/2015 at 8:14 pm

      It feels great to be done. We are so enjoying everything. Please get some food and cuddle on the couch. We love it. XOXO – Bacon

      • Lowryder's Animal Tails

        05/01/2015 at 8:31 pm

        Bacon are you on the couch?

      • PigLove

        05/02/2015 at 1:26 pm

        Looks innocent. Who me? Only when mom
        Is not looking. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Lowryder's Animal Tails

        05/02/2015 at 1:57 pm

        I won’t tell Bacon! Couch power!

  18. mattb325

    05/01/2015 at 9:00 pm

    The new renovation looks great! Now all you have to do is ensure the humans stay off the furniture 🙂

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:27 pm

      That is true. Mom has claimed that chaise. But when she is not home. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  19. gentlestitches

    05/01/2015 at 11:00 pm

    Well done guys. I would love a fruit kebab followed by a delicious cake. (or perhaps two! ) I know people who have been talking about renovating for 20 years but you actually DID IT! You now have a clear physical,emotional and spiritual space for everyone to be nourished and grow in. I like the idea of the wood floors. I have them too. They are good for “accidents” POL!
    Hugs and snout kisses.
    Auntie Sharon. XX

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:30 pm

      Aaww. Thanks Auntie Sharon. We absolutely love it all! Everything now has a home and it’s so open. Mom is still decorating but it is definitely getting there. It feels so much more relaxing. XOXO – Bacon

  20. angelswhisper2011

    05/02/2015 at 2:44 am

    Sorry, I’m late, Bacon, but there was a mousie who needed my attention for quite a while….but I see the Pawty is still running 😀 That renovation and new stuff looks phenomenal, Bacon. Granny loves the kitchen island and the cabinet..and I love the couch…so comfy. Now we’re getting us some of that delicious chocolate cake…at least what’s left of it,, and some wine and say ‘Well done and Cheers to a more beautiful home.’ Extra Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:33 pm

      Aaww. You see never late to a party my sweet friend. My mom can’t decide what particular item she likes the most. She picked everything out and loved it all. You have to take a nap on that chaise. So comfy! XOXO – Bacon

  21. Genevieve

    05/02/2015 at 6:06 am

    It’s beautiful! So sleek and neat. Best of luck. Enjoy.

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:35 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend. We are so enjoying it. I can’t keep mom off that chaise. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  22. onespoiledcat

    05/02/2015 at 7:50 am

    What an amazing transformation Bacon – your Mom and Dad did an amazing job… looks perfect and comfortable and SUPER “updated” !!!! YAY!!!!! What a great party too……

    Love, Cousin Sam

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks cousin. I really appreciate that. And it is so comfy! XOXO – Bacon

  23. Midwestern Plant Girl

    05/02/2015 at 7:51 am

    Wow! Looks fantastic Bacon!
    I love the chaise. Have your seen the commercial with the man saying ‘chaise’ and the woman sprawled on it saying ‘chaaaaaise’. I love that commercial. .. Anyway.
    Love the new look! Great job!

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:41 pm

      Snorts. I keep telling mom that she needs to do that commercial and post it. I think it would be hilarious! XOXO – Bacon

      • Midwestern Plant Girl

        05/03/2015 at 7:43 am

        I would repost that commercial in a heartbeat if mom did that!

      • PigLove

        05/03/2015 at 8:17 am

        I’ll see what I can do and trick her – I mean persuade her.

  24. Reilly & Denny

    05/02/2015 at 1:05 pm

    Looks totally pawsome my friend… usual we were late to the celebration

    • PigLove

      05/02/2015 at 1:42 pm

      You are never late my friends and you had your paws full with your move. Thanks for coming!! XOXO – Bacon

  25. Coccolino

    05/03/2015 at 9:16 am

    Bacon it looks amazing! Sorry we are late to check but it is such a wonderful renovation! Don’t go making a mess ;@)

    • PigLove

      05/03/2015 at 12:41 pm

      I will try. Although I’ve left that to Houdini who has made several messes already. XOXO – Bacon

  26. Nylabluesmum

    05/03/2015 at 6:57 pm

    **hangin head inn shame**
    Mee apawlogizess Bacon…mee an LadyMum nevurr made it to thee pawty beecause wee had companee (as you know) an Furiday once they left wee were gonna come over.
    Then thee entertainmint unit collpased an LadyMum had a HUGE mess to cleen up with thee Custodian’ss help.
    Then shee had to get thee 2 end tabless frum Aunty Reeni an put fingss inn order…bye thee time shee was dun….well SHEE WAS DUN!!!!
    There was cryin an swearin an poutin inn thee bedroom…
    OK enuff of our whoa’ss….
    Yur place lookss furabuluss an so reefreshin!! Lookss like thee Propurrty Brofurss were there!!!!!!
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

    • PigLove

      05/04/2015 at 9:25 am

      aaww my friend. I knew you had your paws full with everything going on at your crib. I hope everything is more settled now. I read about the entertainment center on my mom’s facebook page. WOW! That must have been an ordeal. Thanks for the comments about my pad here. We are definitely loving it. Such a HUGE change. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/06/2015 at 4:04 pm

        Fankss fur understandin Unccle Bacon! It was a rollercoastur week mee can tell you!!!
        It was ruff fur LadyMum sayin “Goodbye” to the unit an her RCA stereo…
        Shee went out on Monday an bott mee a ‘Boombox’ iss a AM/FM stereo an can play CD’S AN Cassettess….
        Now Ladymum iss nursinn swollen hands frum wringin out 3 loadss of laundry yesturday! Shee sayss the pain iss werse inn her rite hand an shee usess it allot. So now shee iss tryin to type but it iss hertin her so-o much!
        Mee an LadyMum are thrilled yur luvvin thee renovashunss!
        ***paw patss*** Siddhartha Henry an ‘crippulled’ LadyMum xxxx

      • PigLove

        05/07/2015 at 10:07 am

        aaww your poor mom. I’m sending her some healing vibes my sweet friends. Hogs and snout kisses too! XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/09/2015 at 7:01 pm

        Fankss Unccle Bacon 😉
        LadyMum sayss shee feelss a bit bettur…it was a ruff week here….hu’manss sure go thru so much don’t they??
        **nose bumpss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxxx

      • PigLove

        05/11/2015 at 11:24 am

        They really do my friend. They have – what does my mom call it – stress A LOT on their shoulders. Poor humans. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/12/2015 at 8:14 pm

        Iss true Unccle!
        Poor LadyMum was tryin to make her suppurr tonite. She put thee callyflower in a bowl to thaw inn microwave an shee clsoed thee self closin bag an went to put it inn freezer an it opeened out an thee callyflower spilled ALL OVER THE FLOOR!!! Now this was askshully heelareeuss….xcept LadyMum did not fink so an thee werdss shee called thee vegie-table was *eye openin*….
        Shee picked it all up an blew on thee peecess an put it back in bag….mee can jsut see it with mee black furss on it mew mew mew…
        Poor LadyMum 😉
        **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

      • PigLove

        05/13/2015 at 8:53 am

        Snorts – I’m not snorting at your mom. I’m snorting at the situation. My mom wholeheartedly believes in the five second rule when something falls on the floor – I’ve caught her. Your mom and mine are so alike – five second rule and colorful words – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Nylabluesmum

        05/15/2015 at 2:56 pm

        Mew mew mew Unccle Bacon…our Mumma’ss gotta bee reelated!! 😉
        5 seckondss an blue air 😉
        **paw patss** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

  27. Lori Fontanes

    05/04/2015 at 3:31 pm

    There may be nothing more disruptive than home renovation when it’s happening and satisfying when it’s over! Congrats, Bacon & Friends! (And for your folks’ sake–please try to keep it neat for at least a week, ‘kay?!)

    • PigLove

      05/04/2015 at 4:15 pm

      Snorts – I tried. Honestly I did. Houdini didn’t. He was the culprit. Nods head – yep it was him. He pushed all of the pillows off of the sofa and dragged all of his toys in the living room when mom had a three toy rule set. Yep – all him. I didn’t do one bad thing. Looks innocent and tries to whistle. XOXO – Bacon


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