Monday, April 15, 2013


This is a little late, but Michael finished changing out the shutters and they look GREAT!  Changed them from creamy green (haha, for those involved in the inside joke!) to cedar!  So much better!

My one contribution was that I painted the bedroom!  It is no longer the yellow/beige color like every other room.  Its now a "sophisticated" light gray.  La Tee Da.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Just thought I would share this so everyone can feel our pain....I'm a caring person like that.

The lighting in our living room is so ridiculous and has made finding an accent wall color the most trying thing so far in home ownership.  I think we have finally decided on a dark blue color, but still have yet to paint the wall due to a small area that needs a patch job.

I would apologize for the bad picture taking, but honestly, that's what they look like due to the lighting.  In order its 1. light orange 2. supposed to be red 3. denim blue 4. lipstick red 5. dark ocean blue 6. this was more of a joke just to add to the rainbow is a grass green.

Hopeful that we can start this weekend or next....guess we'll see.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sewing Table

One day while perusing Pinterest (Michael says that's where originality goes to die), I came across this:

I would have provided a reference link, but none seem to exist anymore.

As it just sew happens (see what I did there?  Its a sewing table!), I had something at my disposal that has been looking for a job for a VERY long time....

I'm not really sure why this is the angle of the ONLY picture that I have of it.  But imagine that the wooden piece is the top and the metal plate is at the bottom.

So after ripping this thing to pieces and attaching a wooden top, I had a NEW sewing machine!  It looks amazing!

NOW, I just need to find something to sew!  Which, if I take a look at my list of things to do, shouldn't be too hard.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Keeping Busy

My friend asked for some pictures with out updates to the new house, so here's a few...

One busy weekend, my mother-in-law painted the bathroom:

Michael and his dad took down this cabinet (and also reran the cable wiring in the living room), and the next weekend Michael sanded, painted, and rehung it in the garage:

While I put together this cabinet for some painted ponies that haven't seen the light of day since I first moved to Dallas (about 5 years ago):

The next weekend we drove to Bastop to buy new furniture that we saw online, plus a new refridgerator (since our house didn't come with one), and new bedroom lamps!(more on the bedroom to come):
More updates to come!  Spring break is this week and I managed to keep pretty busy, so those updates to follow :)

Monday, February 25, 2013

We Bought A House!

Oh.....and Michael got a job!  Woohoo for two incomes!!!!

Needless to say, we've been busy.  Sorry for leaving you.  I'm planning on returning (I really am!) and hopefully not leaving you hanging for quite so long again.

We have moved out of our apartment and into our new home.  We've been in the house for about a month and have already made some changes.  I'll start posting asap to bring everybody up to speed.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Cleaning House

Well, yesterday we finally sold the last of the wedding stuff.  People probably thought I was crazy as I was stockpiling tablecloths, mason jars, milk glass bud vases, and other random things for our wedding.  But within four months of posting it all on craig's list, it is ALL GONE!  WHOOP!

And......I'm pretty sure we broke even.  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I. Am. Good. Awesome!

Thanks and Gig'em!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas Decorating

Tradition in my family is that you spend the weekend after Turkey Day setting up the Christmas tree and any other decorations you might have.  I am no disappointment to this family tradition.  I especially like it since we have more then just the tree as far as decorations go.  I figure if your going to go to all the effort of setting them up, you might as well enjoy them for a month before you have to take them down.

After much debating about where the tree was going to go in our tiny apartment, we finally settled on an area and began assembly.  It's still a little sad looking, but I refuse to buy a new one until we have a house.  Our Charlie Brown tree will just have to work one or two more years.

It's sparsley populated with ornaments as well good reason other then we're cheap.  What are ya gonna do?

I had debated setting up my tiny village, but after a little encouragement from Michael, I finally decided to go for it.

My new addition this year was our stocking holders from Hobby Lobby:

And this NOEL sign I made was also an addition.  I repurposed one of our framed P's from the wedding, and spray painted the frame red as well as the wooden letters that spelled NOEL.  I pretty much followed the same instructions as when I made our burlap picture display for the wedding as far as covering it in burlap, and then gluing the wooden letters to the burlap.

I'm still thinking about tackeling a burlap ruffle tree skirt, but this project will probably have to wait for another weekend.  And looking back on my pictures, I'm debating asking for a new camera.  I'm not really sure how much longer these iPhone pics are going to work for me :/