Monday, February 16, 2009

House Updates

I realize I haven't posted any pictures of my house yet. It is still very much a work in progress, but I have never had so much fun decorating and making a house a home. I am so in love with my house, despite the fact that my dishwasher is broken and I still haven't come up with a solution for the back fence. I haven't finished all of the decorating, but I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do in each room but the bathroom. I have to say, it feels amazing to have a place that I look forward to coming home to!

This is the table by the front door - I made the flower arrangement myself. The little white door is the mail, I think its the coolest thing! (Ignore the blob of brown at the bottom left - that's Tia, she didn't want to move - go figure!)

A picture of my new rug (thanks mom!) - it's an indoor/outdoor rug, so it has a really interesting texture, and according to the packaging, you can hose it off if it gets dirty - a definate must if you have three dogs in the house! Mimi and Beta felt the need to make cameo's in this picture as well!

The fruits of my labor this evening - I recovered the cushions on the chair. The curtains are from IKEA (reason #3,203,202 why I LOVE IKEA!), the flower arrangement I made myself from the clearance aisle at Wal-Mart, and the cool candle holders on the right wall were a Christmas gift from my cousin. This area of the living room has been accumulating a lot of junk/to-do items over the past few weeks, so I'm glad to have the chair covered and my little sitting area completed!

Final picture - the chairs in the kitchen that I recovered. The cushions were originally white, but after being stored in a garage for a few years, they were disgusting and I didn't feel like cleaning them, plus who wants white chairs in a kitchen? I covered them black because, well, I like black in my house, and they match everything else!
Ok, that's all for now. I'm finishing working on my wall art project for the Living Room, and still brainstorming other parts of the house. Stay tuned for more pictures.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quick Update

I haven't blogged in a while, that's what happens when you move and create extra projects at work all at the same time. So, here are a few quick updates on what's going on in my world:
  • I got to go home at the end of January to spend time with my cousin and her kids, as well as celebrate my brother's birthday. It was an amazing trip - the kind that makes you long for more time.
  • Everything is moved! Finally! I was so disorganized on this move, and that is not my style at all. I don't know what was going on with me, but I guess it was moving only a few blocks that threw me off; I'm usually a box-everything leave nothing behind kind of girl, but this time, I had maybe 20 boxes, the rest I moved in bags or just carried to my car.
  • There is hardly anything on my walls right now, and if you know me, you know this is driving me crazy! I put up the clock and the key-holder thingy in the Living Room as well as the cool wall sconce candle things my cousin got me for Christmas. That's it. Seriously. I have plans for the rest, but they all involve a little crafty-ness (is that a word), and I haven't set enough time aside for that yet.
  • 36 days from today I'll be in Las Vegas with my dad. I absolutely can not wait!
  • The light globe over the stove in my kitchen just exploded - as I was writing this post. I just spent 20 minutes cleaning it up - fun times.
  • The student exchange conference my department is hosting starts next Tuesday and in a meeting yesterday, I was assigned even more things to work on. It's nothing major, just putting together a program and stuff, but I love doing that kind of thing.
  • I went to the chiropractor today to see about getting my back fixed and he informed me that it will cost $1500. Insurance pays 80% up to $1000, so I'm responsible for the rest - um...NO Thank You. Even if I did have that much money laying around, I wouldn't spend it at the chiropractor.
  • I have lots and lots of cupcakes to make this weekend - 5 dozen to be exact - for a birthday party on Sunday. I'm prepared for it to take forever, but I really hope it doesn't.
  • The reality that I am turning 30 this year has already started to hit, and I'm afraid I'm going to have a year full of depression.
  • I am anxiously awaiting warmer weather - especially pool weather.
  • I went to the eye doctor a couple of weeks ago and was told I needed to wear "computer glasses" - is this what the world is coming to? No more reading glasses, now we use computer glass. I've been wearing them for almost two weeks now and I haven't had a headache yet - yup, I'm getting old!

That's all for now. I have tons I could write, but I'm getting sleepy.