Sunday, February 19, 2012

Laaazy Sunday

It has been cold and rainy here today, so we have been rather unproductive
T has watched a couple of movies, while I've been reading this

I picked it up from the library yesterday and haven't put it down!
I can't wait to start on the second book and see the movie!  I've watched the trailer like 3 times since I finished the book.  I can't believe they cast Lenny Kravitz as Cinna - perfection!

Kitty has been enjoying the lazy day, as well
Here she is keeping "watch" in the living room on her favorite chair

This is helping us relax even more
My new favorite candle fragrance 

And since we are being lazy - frozen pizza for dinner

And this for dessert

If you haven't tried should
It is delicious...delicious!!!

Tomorrow it is back to the grind though
I've programmed my coffee pot and planned out dinner for tomorrow (a rare occurrence)

I've been dying to make these...

My crockpot is out and ready to go
It got a little damaged when we moved, but it still gets the job done!

Well, time to go eat pizza and ice cream
and watch Once Upon a Time, which is my new favorite show!
Happy Sunday, Loves

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Construction Zone

Hi Chickens!
Hope everyone is having a good week and a great Valentine's Day!
We have been busy here lately doing some renovations around the house...
This means some new lights, some new furniture pieces, and LOTS of paint

I'll post real before and after pictures, but here are some cell phone pics of the work in progress

New paint color in the guest bathroom
Used to be lime green, now it's Benjamin Moore Brittany Blue

This before picture is really dark but you get the idea :)

And the painting in progress
I love this blue!

The kitchen which was DARK red....

....a little preview of the before

We decided to paint the kitchen Benjamin Moore "White Linen"
4 coats to be exact

Testing out paint colors in the kitchen - we chose the one on the far right.
Painting the trim made the color pop even more

And here is just a little preview of the after
What a difference paint colors make!

*notice our new hutch!!!  yay!!!

We also had horrible fluorescent lighting in the kitchen, which screamed 1970's garage (you can see it in the picture above)
We also had a fan in the kitchen, which we never used and it made the ceilings feel really low.
We took the fan out and installed recessed lighting, which has made such an amazing difference!
Here is the work in progress

T was out of town the week this was done.  How do men manage to do that?!?

We also bought a new piece for the dining room
Although, I really loved this piece - it was way out of my budget at $3,000

So, I got this, which was much more budget friendly
I think it's perfect for our dining room, which is getting a little makeover as well

All of these changes are making this house feel so much more like our "home" - which is a wonderful feeling.  We have lots more to share so I'll keep you posted as more progress is made!  

Much love!


Can you believe our flowers are blooming in February?
You can see our Japanese magnolia through the window!  It's in full bloom!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

This should be the next book you read...

by Laura Hillenbrand

Such, such
an amazing and true story

It had been sitting on T's nightstand for so long, I finally picked it up and read it.
The first section was sort of slow, but I couldn't put it down after that.
Not only is it an amazing story, its so informative and well written.
Seriously, pick up a copy tomorrow!  You will not regret it!

Is it time for one of these yet?
Can't believe its only Tuesday!?!

or I'd even settle for this...

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