Sunday, August 28, 2011

This Summer's Projects!

I just dumped all my pictures onto my computer! I found so many of things I wanted to post about, but forgot! Oops! 

Photos incoming!!

One three day weekend Joey and I decided to tackle our landscape! We had wood mulch that had been there since the house was built (2007). Needless to say it was looking pretty sad! The day or so leading up to the weekend we shoveled out the old mulch, the old ant mounds and bought dirt to level the beds out. 

I forgot to take before photos :( Just picture a flower bed with tons of weeds (since there was no weed barrier) and ugly old wood mulch! 
We decided to hire Joey's sister to help us! 
Such a good idea! 
She was so helpful and we got it done in a few hours!

We decided to go with rubber mulch, while it's more expensive, it lasts much longer than wood mulch!

Love my turtle from my mother-in-law! :)

Daisy was very interested in what we were doing!

My Summer mantel
- outer most blue jars: have wooden spools with colorful thread on them
- Middle blue jars: Tiny pebbles ( like aquarium kind) with flameless candles
- Tall jar: shells with a sea horse on top

One day I decided to rearrange the things on top of our kitchen cabinets. 
I thought it was looking crowded, so I wanted to simplify it!

(had an old cheese grater leaning against the flowers, but it got knocked down)


SO much better! 
So far I have switched out the teapot (in the last picture) for a vintage percolator I got at a garage sale. 
I am thinking about switching out the pitcher (in the crate) with some cookbooks. 
Not sure if I'll like it, but I'm going to try it to see :)

While I was doing that I also decorated with what was on the counter. 
- Tray I redid! 
- Vintage recipe holder( from Joey's grandma)
What is that on the left you ask?

I got an idea when I had this apothecary jar just sitting around being unused. 
It used to house a terrarium my grandma built for me. 
It got infested with flies.

I remembered seeing, on someone's blog, a glass jar being used to hold their dishwasher powder.  
I liked the functionality and practical usage with the decorative touch! 
So it stuck in my mental decor folder. 

Then that day I thought about how tired I was of reaching under the sink to get a tab each time. 
I also thought they were a nice pretty teal color. 
Then I remembered my jar! 
I decided to try and see what it looked like. 
I really like it! I can easily access the tabs, plus I can see when we are running low! 

We had/are having a great summer! We got some projects done that needed to be done. I love working on projects with Joey! It makes it so much more fun when you are working with someone you love to be with! :)

Have a fantastic week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This weekend's To Do List!

Yay! It's Saturday! One thing about working all week 8-5 (well working 4 days, since I usually take a day off for errands) is that you really look forward to the weekends. Another thing is, housework waits till the weekend. Sometimes I can get some done during the week, it depends on the day, sometimes I can't! This week was a little crazy, so I'm using today and tomorrow to get our house back in order! :)

To Do:
- Dust living room and front room
- Vacuum front room
- Vacuum master
- Vacuum kitchen
- Vacuum living room and hallway
       ( I broke those down so I'll feel more accomplished by being able to check more things off! lol)
- Laundry - I usually have a schedule I adhere to, but it didn't happen this week!
      o Towels
      o Sheets
      o Joey's clothes
      o My clothes
      o Rags- cleaning towels
- Clean master bathroom
      o Toilet, tub, counter, shower
      o Vacuum floor
- Clean guest bath
      o Toilet, tub, counter
      o Vacuum floor
- Febreeze couch
- Flip couch cushions

Decor To Do:
- Fix front door basket. It has these flowers in there that were just put in there and surrounded by paper ( i  forgot to get some of that green floral foam). Needless to say, it really needs a makeover! **Edit: It looks much better now thanks to a little more flowers and ribbon!

- Move cute and unused cookbooks to inside crate that's on top of the fridge
- Swap placement of brown and blue chair in living room

Fun To Do:
- Spend time playing or snuggling with each kitty
      o Daisy
      o Burney
      o Nemo

- Get together with some of Joey's family for lunch today! - It was fun! The food was delicious!

That's it! I've already gotten some of these done today! I love being able to cross things off my list! :) Off I go to do some more!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday! (WIWW)

Things have been a little busy/crazy around here, so I haven't taken too many pictures to share!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! Our's has been a little hectic, but we have nothing planned for this weekend, so I am looking forward to that! :)

I am linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy, of course! :)

Sometimes last week, I think Monday

I wore this to work, I loved the ruffles from both the shirt and on the shoes!

- Cardigan: Charolette Russe
- Shirt: Target clearance!
- Pants: JcPenny's
- Shoes: Payless

I had a few errands to run and then went to get a haircut!

- Shirt: JcPenny's (I really like that store- they have good deals!)
- Cami: Old Navy $2!
- Shorts: my sister-in-law's, she didn't want them, so I got them! 
Love it when that happens!
- Shoes: Sseko with my teal straps!
- Earrings (can't see): same as here...from a friend

I wore a lot of teal that day! It was fun and colorful! :)

That's it! 

Saturday I wore my bathing suit to the beach. My sister-in-law had her birthday party there with some friends and we were helping chaperon them.We went to CiCi's afterwards.  It was fun! :) 
This is the bathing suit I have: 

I love it! It hides the things I want it to! :)

I hope you have a lovely Wednesday! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Substituting, Nemo, and a Haircut

I haven't blogged in a while! Opps! Sorry, I've been busy! I started working at Joey's job 3 weeks ago. Then our weekends have been busy!

I like working with Joey! :) I get to see him during the day and I get to eat lunch with him everyday! I do little odd jobs. The first 2 weeks was like data entry stuff. Last week was shredding old things from the late 80's- about 1998. Yep...I was shredding stuff that was as old as me, and some older! 

School is about to start for Lamar, FBISD, and Needville. Which I will be subbing at all of them! Yay! I got a letter in the mail from Needville inviting me to their substitute orientation! I tried to get in in January, but since they are such a small school, they only do orientation once a year. I am so excited that I'll get to be a substitute where I went to school! 

 We also got a new kitty! His name is Nemo! He is all black, except for a little white patch on his neck. He also has a little smoky color on his tummy and legs. Nemo is almost 3 months old! We got him at CAP (Citizens for Animal Protection), which Joey's grandma help start! :) CAP had a little event that had animals 50-100% off! I was thinking about getting another cat. Then Joey saw CAP's advertisement, so we decided to go!
We found Nemo! 
(I promise I'm not strangling him in the picture!)

Nemo was free! 
Plus, CAP:
- neutered him for free
- gave him his first round of shots (minus rabies since he's little)
- gave us 30 days of pet insurance
- paid for the 1st vet visit
- gave us coupons and goodies for him
What a blessing that event was! So many animals were getting adopted! :D

Our biggest thing was it was really important to get a kitty that we thought would fit well into our home. 
One of the volunteers took out Nemo and let him look at the fish tank they had. He LOVED trying to get at the fish. So we asked to hold him. Nemo then fell asleep in Joey's lap.  He was the perfect balance. Crazy for Daisy, calm and snuggly for Burney! :)

The first days, there was a lot of hissing. Daisy was not mad...we figured out she was afraid of him! She wanted to get close to him, but when he looked at her, it scared her!
Burney hid. 

Now, everything is MUCH better! Nemo tries to pounce on Burney...Burney just stares at him! Lol Daisy plays with him at times. Nemo loves those little bell balls and following us around!

We are working on where he's not supposed to go (counters) and his play biting. He likes to bite our hands/legs. He'll wrap his legs and arms around your arm and play bite. Then he'll lick, as if to say "I'm just playin'!"  He's just so silly! Nemo's motorboat is SO loud! :) He also meows a little as he walks around the house! I love it! 

Oh...and Nemo farts. Like a lot! Almost every time I pick him up, he farts! Joey picks him up...nothing. It's just on me. 

I love having a kitten in the house again! 
Nemo is so entertaining to watch! 
He's just so adorable! :)

 Other News: Friday I went and cut my hair off :) I was ready for something different. Plus, in this heat, my hair was always in a ponytail. So I wanted something that would be cooler!

I had a pretty long ponytail! 

Here's Nemo about to attack my legs.

This is right after I got home from the haircut place!
I LOVE it! 
It is so much easier to care for!

Case in point:
Joey and I went to the beach yesterday. Joey's sister had her birthday party there. (It was fun!) 
We were there from 2pm-7pm.  Normally, my hair would be a huge, tangled, frizzy mess.

This is what it looked like with my new haircut:
(I didn't get my hair wet, except the one random wave that got 1 side a little wet)

I like my hair crazy wavy/curly! 
I have yet to straighten all of it, but I'll try that soon and post a picture!

That's all the excitement that's been happening in our house! 
Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What I Wore Wednesday (WIWW)

Happy Wednesday!! I hope your week is going well!

Mine is, I have been working with Joey at his job doing little tasks here and there...and getting paid for it! :) I started this past Friday.

I am excited about my outfits for this week, since I got to wear my nice dressy stuff! Plus, I need to do laundry, so I got a little creative! :)

I am linking up to The Pleated Poppy. I love seeing everyone's outfits and the different things they come up with to wear!

Last Friday
I forgot to take a picture before we left.
I wore my Ssekos that day, so I took a picture that evening of how I tied them.

Daisy says Hi!


My mom had a garage sale that morning that I worked at...I got a little sunburned.
That evening, we decided to go eat at The Cheesecake Factory! YUM!

- Sweater: Charolette Russe
-Shirt: gift from mom
- Jeans: Levi's from Kohl's
- Shoes: Payless
- Curly hair: Jesus

Somehow my sunburn was almost gone! :)

Going to church, then the church BBQ afterwards!
- Shirt: Old Navy
- Skirt: thrifted (from Forever 21)
- Leggings: Target on sale!
 ( I cut off a pair of capri length to make them knee length.
Target did have that length, but stopped carrying it before I got me a pair)
- Shoes: Charolette Russe

Working with Joey!
I got creative taking a picture, since I forgot to do that at home.

- Shirt: gift from mom (Ross)
- Black cami: old...Kohl's
- Ring: Little Miss Momma!

I won a giveaway and won a ring of my choice and a pillow cover from Little Miss Momma's shop!!
I chose snow white so it would go with anything! I love it! It's so fun!
I am still so excited I won! Her shop is full of such beautiful and fun things!

Today- Wednesday
I took a picture before I left! Yay!

Please ignore the weird head tilt...that was an attempt to show you  my earrings!

Here's a better picture of my earrings :)

- Shirt: Marshall's
- Pants: JcPenny's
- Fun Green Shoes: Payless
- Earrings: gift from friend :)

Have a great rest of the week!