Monday, October 25, 2010

New addition to the family

Sadly the camera chargers/cords are still nowhere to be found! It is awful! However there is some good news!

Unless something goes terribly wrong we will be welcoming this little guy into our family on Thursday!

Zach and I are still debating over what to name him.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Camera Woes

Well I am very sad because I had the day off yesterday and several wonderful things I wanted to blog about. However my cameras had different ideas in mind rather than photograph things in my house for me. Both mine and Zach's cameras are dead. PLUS neither of the chargers are anywhere to be found. Believe me I searched every nook and cranny in our house. I may have to go out to buy a battery charger.

I will figure something out sooner or later. Now that some of my house is closer to being in a condition that I actually like I can start thinking of the next things on my home makeover list. The living room and kitchen are starting to look good and less like works in progress. Here are the things I am itching to get done:

  • New countertops for the kitchen- currently there is white laminate that is stained and falling apart on part and awful white tile on another. I REALLY like this one laminate that is in stock at lowes. It has a nice edge so it looks more like granite or higher end that plain old laminate. Plus I think it would look awesome in our kitchen. AND its affordable. I think total it would be $300-$400. Although we still have a $150 Home Depot gift card from the wedding. So I think this will be happening soon!
  • Glass backsplash in the kitchen, I already have a set plan in mind and it will look awesome!. I hate how our current white and grey checkerboard tile is only on one wall and not behind the stove.
  • Curtains for the bedroom. Now that my bedroom is making progress in the bedding department and actually has a color scheme, the olive green curtains need to be moved to another room and replaced with some charcoal grey ones. At least thats what I have in mind.
  • Accent wall in bedroom- I also want to paint the wall behind the bed charcoal grey. Super easy fix.
  • Paint office.
  • Finish and paint desk- this project has been taking way too long. We need to just get it done!
  • Cork board- To make this I need wine corks. So far I have like...8. Sad. I need WAY more. Anyone drink lots of wine and have corks to donate? I'm considering asking restaurants to save some for me. At least the frame is done.
  • Paint halls and back room. I already have the color picked. I think its benjamin moore's owl grey? I could be wrong.
  • Refinish kitchen table and chairs. If I get the counter tops I want then my plan for the table and chairs may be changing. I was going to paint the table white and the chairs this aqua and sea foam green color. (two of each) I am starting to think that I should do a weathered stained look? Not sure.
  • Finish the top and paint the tv console in the back room.
  • Paint other furniture in back room.
  • Comforter for the bedroom. I now have a wonderful quilt but I really want a comfy maybe down grey comforter for my room. I would love the Anthropologie one but I may have to look into similar cheaper options. I've seen some at West Elm, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Thats about it for my list of things I really want to do! Maybe by the end of next year we will have some of this done...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

sleepy cat

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Two down, five to go

I am feeling super guilty for not blogging! I just have not had any time. Plus my computer at home is so uncomfortable to use, however hopefully that will be changing very soon! We finally have the materials to finish the desk, just now we have to do the work! Zach is off work this weekend so I may be putting that on the honey do list.

I spent my day off yesterday slaving over some curtains. I have been desperately in need of curtains for the majority of the house. Now I can officially say I have some for the living room and the kitchen. Next on my list will be the bedroom. Here is a preview since I have yet to hang them. I am hoping to get hardware tonight after work.

I have so many ideas on things I want to do for the house and it is really nice to actually get some of them done! I feel very accomplished. Hopefully I will get some real pictures up soon as well as my birthday presents!

Speaking of my birthday... Zach and I ended up going to eat at Warriors Grill. Which is always good and inexpensive. I noticed their light fixtures. I thought they looked pretty cool and would be real easy to make something similar. I don't exactly have a place for it but it would be neat and simple.

Friday, October 8, 2010

whos the cutest dog in the world??

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paintings for my dad's office

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Zach's surprise

Zach made me a plethora of desserts! From left. Jewish gooey bars, grandmas special apple pie and dark chocolate brownies! Yum!! I love that my hubby can cook and bake too!
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