Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wedding on the brain.

So ever since we got engaged, all I can think about is wedding ideas. I always thought that I was going to want calla lilies as my flowers until I found this wedding from Southern Weddings.

I am in LOVE with the deep purple hydrangeas!!!!!! I also love the black trees and the silver ornaments. ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Earth day means so much more to me.

Well I thought that earth day (April 22nd) was going to be like any other earth day.

Go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch some TV, and go to bed.

However, this earth day became one of the happiest days of my life.

I got ENGAGED!!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!


Happy earth day everyone! This year I am not going to be planting a tree but I did promise myself that I would do five things to improve my life and the environment.

1. Take shorter showers (I don't know if this one counts as improving my life but it will help save water and cut down on our bill).

2. Switch over my banking account to send me only online statements.

3. Grow my own food (I am going to try to grow peas, carrots, broccoli and lettuce this year).

4. Carpool more with my sweetie.

5. Do a better job of remembering to bring my own bags when I grocery shop.

I know it's not much but even the littlest things can make a huge difference. How are you going to spend your earth day?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sea Fan Art


I have always been a fan (no pun intended) of sea fans. So when I started to look for a framed one to purchase I was in shock as to how much they cost. The one framed above is from and it costs $199. There is no way I am going to pay that kind of dough.


This beautiful set of three sea fans costs $400!!!!

So I put my little big noggin to work and thought that I had to be able to purchase just the sea fan for cheap and frame it myself. I started to search online and just my luck, I found one on for just $9. You read correctly, just $9!!! Now I just have to wait for it to come in the mail. I will then be off to the Christmas Tree Shop (best place to buy frames for very little) to purchase my very own sea fan a home. I will let you know how it turns out and the total $ amount for the project.

Monday, April 19, 2010

New blog layout

I was so sick of my old blog layout and how skinny it was. The images were always so tiny. So I finally went ahead and updated the layout to a much wider template. Now I can have nice large images. Here is our house with a little photoshop magic to the landscape. I am hoping that I can make the front of the house look like this for real.

Let there be light.

Two months ago we purchased this light for the dining room from Lowes. When I bought the light, the guy told me that we would have it the first week in April. "Sounds good" I said and walked out the store. The first week of April came and went and I never heard a word from Lowes. So last Wednesday I called them to see where our light was. The guy does his thing on the computer and says "Oh it won't be here till the 14th of May."

"WHAT!!!!! When was anyone going to tell me this." He says that someone called me on March 28th to tell me and it says that I approved it. I don't know who Lowes called but it wasn't me. Anyway, to make a long story short the Lowes guy was very helpful and called the manufacture and it should be here on the 30th of April. Now we just have to hire an electrician to install it. Here is what it should look like when it's all done. It will be so nice to finally have a light in that room.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The basement wall has come down

The previous owners of our house had installed a wall in the basement that divided it into two rooms (one they used as a very small game room and the other as a bedroom for their teenage son). Both rooms were just not working for us, so we decided to remove the wall and restore the basement to its original glory. Before we did anything (even though the owners told us they installed the wall) we had to make sure that the wall was not load bearing. That's the last thing we need in this house is to have the floor from above come crashing down. Living with Lindsay just recently had a great post about how to determine a load bearing vs. non-load bearing wall.

We determined that the wall was non-load bearing so we grabbed our sledge hammer and goggles and got to work.

Here is the wall before it came down.
It's amazing the things you can find when you remove a wall in your house. We discovered hidden wallpaper that hadn't seen the light in years. When we removed the walls in the master bedroom we found old school papers from the eighties.

The wall is gone!!!! Now we just have to clean up.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Doors revealed!

Ok so yes, it took me a year to complete these four French doors in our dining room. At times I questioned myself as to what I got myself into, but after seeing the final product, I am so glad that I did paint them white. It's amazing what just a little paint can do to change a room. So without further or do the doors are revealed.


So much better!!!!! The whole room is getting there. We just need to install a light, replace the windows and finish the trim and the dining room will be complete. Then I just have to concentrate on decorating the room. We have come a long way from where we were when we bought the house. If you remember this is what the dining room looked like when we walked through for our house inspection.

Ahhhh. So much better!

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