Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mixed Bag of Candy

Since I haven't blahgged in awhile here's just some random updates. I had to get these posts up on here so I could earn my book tonight. I know, I'm such a book nerd. But there's a book I've been waiting for all summer and it came out on Tuesday and I promised I wouldn't start reading it until I got some photos uploaded of the floor and other things.
Tomorrow the purple scarf with the white skulls is coming out. I've got to go hit up walmart tonight so I can grab some candy for work tomorrow since we open it up to kids of employees to come and trick or treat in the afternoon. I also need to grab some ultra fine glitter so I can do glitter fingernails to match my red glitter toes for Saturday. I'm dressing up as my favorite book character on Saturday but hardly anyone will get it (only a few friends and neighbors). I've never been good at the dressing up thing since I was in elementary school but at least I'm attempting to do as much as I am this year. In fact I used to hate Halloween so this is a big step for me. I would leave college Halloween parties crying because my costume was always lame. Girls used it as a poor excuse to wear the least amount of costume possible. hee hee. I could never pull off the skank thing. I'll post pics of course of my attempt at dressing up this year.

2 weekends ago Jared and I stayed up at 'the Bird' for the weekend and the weather was beyond gorgeous and in the 60s. No snow this year unlike last year. I'm posting pics of what the view was from our room. And don't worry . . . this week we got our first snow, even though it's not on the ground anymore. Winter is coming to Utah soon.

Update Day 2,3,4,5 . . . . . .

So I didn't hold up my end of the deal and update everyday like I thought. And I heard from 2 people today telling me to get my blahg updated with more pics. Here's the status . . . baseboards are still ripped off. We haven't had time or the weather to get them sanded down and repainted. Floor is completed and grouted. It's beautiful and I LOVE it. It changed my entire downstairs. Jared and I got the kitchen repainted and it's a brighter orange but we like it and we're happy. The kitchen is still a work in progress and we still have tools and stuff all sitting on our island but we'll get back to normal soon. And to top it off Jared installed lights on top and below the cabinets. I love him, he's so handy in the house and I find his skills invaluable. All the pics are below.

And here's what the cat did the whole time while Jared and I painted every night last week after we got home from work. That's my ripped of white baseboard in the back.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Kitchen Floor - Day 1

I can't believe in the matter of one day Jared and I pulled the trigger on getting our new kitchen floor. I'm not one of those super motivated people who always works on their house so I really didn't know when the kitchen floor would even happen. It started this morning with all my appliances getting put in my living room. I took some pics and will post some each day of the progress.
Atticus was a total stinker. We put him in our bedroom to keep him in there while the crew worked. He managed to get himself out of the bedroom twice. Determined little booger. We had to barricade the door with a hamper and other items that he wouldn't be able to push out of the way.
And I officially joined the ranks of individuals who have relocated their toilet out on the porch at one time or another. I apologize to all my neighbors for the mess out there. But we're working on getting it out to the dump.

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Halloween Pumpkins

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors and the weather. I've been wanting to get a cute Fall wreath for my door but I haven't found anything that I'm in love with.

So this weekend Jared and I painted pumpkins. We don't carve them. So on Friday night we bought 3 different sized pumpkins from Smith's and then my parents came over on Saturday to hang out. My mom helped me make the bows because I'm not a bow makin' kinda girl. Give me a recipe, I'll make that. Bows . . . not so much.
So we bought spray paint in lime, purple and blue. We did one coat on Saturday and then I sprayed the bottoms of them today since I had the day off. I love them. Of course I'm pulling them in at night so some punk teenager doesn't throw my pumpkins guys out into the road.

Things I'm Looking Forward to This Week

Ok so it's been awhile since I blahged. I haven't really had a whole lot of things that I thought people would be interested in. But we have some fun things this week and next coming so there will be some more posts. Today's most exciting item is that I'll be getting a new kitchen floor. Jared and I have been talking about having our Pergo ripped out for a few years now and it's finally going to happen. We're getting travertine put in and I'll totally take some before and after pics. So that means my baseboards are getting ripped off and re-painted. So that inspired me to paint another coat of orange paint in my kitchen that has a satin finish. So that will freshen my kitchen up a bit. Can't wait.
Second bit is that Jared and I are staying up at The Cliff Lodge in Snowbird this coming weekend. I'll be sure and take lots of pics of the leaves up there. I hope it snows. I'm looking forward to some relaxation and reading. They have a spa up there too. Last year it was buy one get one half off deal. I hope they have something like that this time because I think I might get a facial.

So lots of posts coming . . . check back in a week or two for some home improvement photos.

Ok, here's the star of the weekend. Jared helped me make tacos on Sunday night after we went and rode the bikes one last time since the weather is cooling down. He was so proud to be wearing one of my aprons that he stressed his desire to get on the blahg. Here he is. Also, our 5 year anniversary is coming up on the 21st. Can't believe it's been five years.