Archive for August 2011

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

August 25, 2011

 Today I'm linking up with Sydney at The Daybook for Awkward and Awesome Thursday!



Awkward

- Burning the skin off of my forehead with the curling iron. Apparently I'm still not used to the new bangs. What to know what's even more awkward? Pinning your bangs up so you can go to the gym. Yeah. Crazy sweaty girl with a big old burn on her head? That's me!

- The show Dance Moms. Have you seen it? The whole idea of the show makes me squirm. Yet I still watch it.

- Our neighbor bashing into our mailbox....and then coming to tell me about it. What do I say to that? Um, thanks? Next time can you knock it down all the way so that I have an excuse to get a new one?

Awesome

- Wrigley barking at the deer in our back yard last night. Such a watchdog.

- The husband is making dinner tonight. I have no idea what he's making, but I don't have to do it, so it will be awesome.

- The new boots I got last week for.....$24! I can't wait for some fall weather so I can wear these.

- Three-day weekends.....enough said. 


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Water Shoes and Canoes

August 22, 2011

This weekend we spent some time up at my mom's lake house so we could try out her new canoe.

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My mom bought us all some official water shoes. Guess which ones are mine!

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At first Wrigley swam next to us in the canoe. He was lovin' it.

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After he tired out (or more like stressed me out enough) we put him in the canoe with us. He nearly made us capsize! Once he settled down we were good to go.

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We had so much fun!

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Pinteresting Wednesday!

August 17, 2011

I hope you aren't board with my constant love for Pinterest! I just can't help myself. I blame Pinterest for my need to re-do every room in my house. And for the extra pounds I'm sure I'll gain from making all of the yummy recipes people find.

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Oh my word. I am loving this mantle. A barn door that hides the TV? Genius! And adorable at the same time. 


I have a book case sort of like this in my kitchen. I think I need to paint it white (shocker!) and add labels, don't you?


I've loved this bedroom for a long time. I love the wall behind the bed and the window treatments. Oh and that lamp! Oh and the monogram pillow! Let's add "painting side tables white" to my to do list. 


And add these adorable place mats to my to do list as well. Pinterest is wearing me out!


It's almost pumpkin time! Last year we had a monogram pumpkin.....this year we might need a gold one! Not gonna lie...the black ones kind of freak me out. 


I am SO ready for fall. Totally over this hot weather. And fall weather means boots! I love the grey color of these.



I love this outfit. Except I'm not crazy about the jeans and belt. But I do need some leopard flats....but not for $190 (stupid jcrew!) anyone know where I can get some cute comfy and cheaper ones?


Red velvet cheesecake brownies. There are no words.



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I'm linking up with Michelle for Pinteresting Wednesday...you should too!

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Dreaming of White Kitchen Cabinets

August 15, 2011


Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We sure did! Everyone we know decided to have a get-together over the weekend...so we were busy going from one event to another. And I didn't take a single picture...go figure.

Anyway, I've been obsessed all weekend with white kitchen cabinets. Every single kitchen I've pinned in Pinterest has white cabinets. I've always disliked our current cabinets...nothing is wrong with them but they are just not for me.

Here's an old picture...dishes in the sink and all. I'd take a picture of them right now but my kitchen is currently even messier!

After going white in our bathroom I can't help but want to go white in the kitchen too. 


This kitchen has a similar layout to ours. LOVE.


I love how fresh and clean this kitchen feels. 

So now, all that's left to do is convince my husband. When I told him what I wanted to do he just rolled his eyes and told me "one project at a time".....so at least it wasn't a no!

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The Big Bathroom Reveal

August 9, 2011

Finally...the bathroom is done! Well, it's been done for a while now....we just needed to do minor stuff like hang mirrors and pick out a shower head. I'm so excited to finally share it with you. We are so happy with how it turned out!

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First let's take a look at what it looked like before we began. I like to call it builder boring.  

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And the shower was awful. The husband had to duck in order to get in or out. And the paint was fading big time. 

 And after. The whole bathroom looks bigger and brighter now (much needed since it doesn't have a window).


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We painted the cabinets white and I am so happy with them.

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My vintage mason jars matched perfectly in here. They now hold q-tips and cotton balls.

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I love that we each have our own mirror now. However, I didn't realize that by lowering the mirror a few inches that the husband would be too tall to see his entire face in the mirror. Oops! Luckily he doesn't mind.

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My favorite part of the bathroom is the new shower. We went with white subway tile up to the ceiling and a marble floor. The marble is the same pattern as the floor, just smaller.

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I am also in love with the European glass shower door. Totally worth the splurge. It feels like a spa in there now.

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Here you can see the floor a little bit. The shower is hiding behind the bathroom door, and the toilet is to the left of the shower. The paint for the walls was Sherwin Williams "Watery". And do you like my home-made artwork above the towels? It's just a frame with fabric and wooden letters of "you" and "me". I plan to add an "&" as soon as I find one that's the right size. The husband doesn't get it, so it might not last too long there. Oh well.

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And just too keep it real, this is what my pretty roses looked liked within minutes of snapping these photos.

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The culprit...Henry trying not to look guilty.


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Good Things

August 8, 2011

First off, I want to say thank you to everyone who left a comment or e-mailed me about Pancake. We miss him every day but reading your sweet comments helped me more than I can say. So thank you.

Something good did come from all of this heartbreak. I fell in love with my husband all over again. He took care of me, comforted me when I cried, made me dinner, took care of Henry and Wrigley, and took me to see two movies in one day just so I could escape what was going on. I am so incredibly grateful for him. 

Alright, in other news I decided I needed a change....so I got a haircut!

I got bangs! It still feels so different to me...but I love it. It was just what I needed. One question though, why can't I ever get it to look like it did that first day? I need a hairstylist to come make me up each morning. 

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I also broke down and bought that purse I wanted. It was even on sale!

Oh, and our bathroom makeover is finally done! I'll post about it tomorrow.


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Loss

August 3, 2011

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I'm at a loss for words. We had to say goodbye to our sweet Pancake on Thursday.

I took him to the vet because I knew something was wrong. 
He cried in the car, but purred when I held him at the office. My sweet boy.
Never did I imagine that I would be coming home without him. We were not prepared for this. He was only four years old.

The day he died I woke up with him next to me. I will never forget that.

Pancake, you are missed beyond words.

Give your pets an extra squeeze for me tonight.


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