Saturday, January 17, 2009

We're finally on mapquest

Today I had a fit of excitement when I realized that you can finally find our house on mapquest. It may sound silly to be excited over that, but trying to give directions to our home has been a challenge at times because you couldn't just look up the house. I'm not sure when it happened, but we are finally it finally did.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Such a simple idea

I found this idea in a magazine while waiting at Jiffy Lube, and I have to wonder why it never occurred to me before. It's such a simple idea but it makes so much sense!

I don't know about others, but I sometimes hesitate to change my purses because I don't have them easily accessible. Now they are hung from my closet rod with shower curtain rings, and I can see them easily.

Monday, December 15, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

We decorated last weekend and I forgot to post these. Thanks for reminding me Marilyn!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, and yesterday Brian and I decided to go to Michael's and make some seasonal decorations. Inspired by their 70 percent off sale, we pulled together a wide array of stuff to make a wreath for the front door and a cornucopia for the table.

Here's the finished wreath. It took about 10 minutes to make and cost about $7. Much better than buying one done, plus we'll always remember picking everything out together.

We also picked up stuff to put together our table. We found the cornucopia basket and arranged the pieces inside. 

And we found these adorable turkey candle holders on clearance too, and they look so cute on the table.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I realized I never posted these

A week after we got home from the honeymoon, we decided to paint the downstairs. It was a looooonnnnnng week, but we got it done.

Here is the living room as we were about to start:

Unfortunately, we got a late start the first night. And we ended up painting into the wee hours.

It was a lot of work, but it looks so nice. Somehow even with all the changes we've made, painting really made it feel like home.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

New cabinets in our dining room

One of the things we wanted to do when we built the house was to have the extended cabinets into our dining room. We didn't opt for it through the builder, but before KB closed down most of their operations here, I was able to get the info for the vendors that supplied our kitchen cabinets and counter. We worked through them on our own and added two sets of upper and lower cabinets in our dining room. We can't believe the difference it makes in rounding out the room - not to mention the extra storage space.

Here's the before:

And here's the after. In addition to the cabinets, we turned the table, added a rug and got a table runner. I think it looks so pretty! In fact, I think it's my favorite decorated part of the house.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ceiling fans going up

While I spent the weekend doing some wedding crafts, Brian started installing ceiling fans. I am so impressed with him. He did a great job!