Friday, August 24, 2012

Busy Bee

I've been working more and more around the house. Cleaning, shifting decorations, and getting things organized during my last days of summer!

I hung the beautiful canvas that my father-in-law got us. One more thing off my summer goal list! Yay!

I love painting, done by Joey's grandma. 
However it looked tiny...and was off center from when we had the striped couch under it. 


Notice a chair is also gone?
That huge blue chair was a freebie. 
We never sit in it and it takes up so much room.
So it got moved to the front room, until we can get it a new home!

I am so thankful that he got us that painting! It fits so much nicer over the couch and I love the colors!

Yesterday I organized and cleaned up the office. Got rid of boxes and the random stuff that got placed in there. Took about an hour and a half...not too long and had a big impact. I actually want to spend time in there now! That night, I put the finishing touches on our geek room! Details coming soon!

Today I went to Michael's. We just got one in our town :) They have all their baskets 60% off, plus today and Saturday they have an additional 15% off of sale items coupon. Yay!

I wanted to get a basket for our records. Joey's mom gave us her collection- that I believe were her parents. They weren't stored the best they were in a crate we had (slanted sideways). So off to Michael's I went!

What a nice blessing it was! I found one that would fit all the records. For $8.49!! Regularly 24.99! Yay!
I love Johnny Cash, we were given 2 records of his! Folsom Prison and San Quentin! They are my favorite ones! What a great mother-in-law to think of us when she wanted to get rid of the records! :)

I'm on the lookout now for a vintage stereo cabinet with a working record player! Hopefully, one day, I'll find one for a good price and it'll come home with me!

That's what I've been up to lately! I'll post about our geek room soon! :) I'm excited about it!

This weekend we are planning on going to a local auction tomorrow and possibly the comic book store! Yay! Sunday will be a day of relaxing.

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I don't have many pictures to share with you. Just two. One isn't even of my outfit!

I started these posts to help motivate me to dress cuter, and motivate me to put more effort into my outfit.

Instead of helping, I feel it more of a burden,to remember to take a picture...or 3 to make sure I get the best one to post. Kinda vain on my part. I love Lindsey's reason at The Pleated Poppy of wanting to post her outfits. Her reasons seem pure. While mine are not. I want to look good. I turned this into a "look at me" moment. I shouldn't be that way. Everything I have is only because God wanted me to have it, in order to give glory to Him. It's not about me, it's about my amazing Creator.

So that said this will be my last What I Wore Wednesday. I might still post pictures of outfits I like, to remind myself what I paired together. However I don't want anything about it to be vain.

Here is my last WIWW!

I found this dress on clearance at Target!
It's a small and fits perfectly! 
Which normally doesn't happen!

Navy dress: Target
Belt: thrifted
Shoes: old- falling apart :(
(Charlotte Russe)

This was Monday
I washed my hair, let it air dry, then straightened my bangs.
I was so happy with how it looked. 
Bangs look good, and I have my pretty natural curls!
Shirt: Macy's
Shower curtain: garage sale! 
Love good garage sale finds!

That's it!  I hope you are having a great Wednesday! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Changing it Up

So while I've been away from blogging this summer, I have been completing some things off my Summer Goal List!!

Lets see:
- I dyed my hair black, semi-permanent first and then when it started to wash out I realized I love it! So this time I used permanent!

- I hung the kitchen prints above the window in the kitchen.

Ack! Bad lighting and a little lopsided! 

Here's a closeup of them!
I love them! Super cute!

I got them from HERE
I downloaded them, and sent them to Walgreens to get printed.
Instead of regular prints, I got them done as a collage option- using only one picture- that way it had an automatic white border. No mat needed! :)

I got some frames from Dollar Tree and WA-LA! 

 Back to my goals...

- I filed all the papers in our filing cabinet. I had stuff from 2011 still waiting to get filed! Wow!

- I got some wall file things to organize the papers I need to file or shred! So much better than a box lid!

- I bought some rugs for the guest bathroom! I got them for a good deal at Kohl's. I also added some new photos to the frames. Not so expensive touches made it so much nicer!

 Oh! I also cleaned out our junk drawer! It defiantly needed it! Took about 10-15 minutes and made me feel better!

We had like 20 pens in there, multiple random tools and just a bunch of junk!
 Not necessary!

Soo much better!

We also made some changes we made around the house, furniture wise

See how all the consoles are out in the open. Trying to dust them was a nightmare.
Plus in the entertainment center top left was where we housed all the games for them. 
We ran out of space (I moved them before I took the picture) plus the heat from the receiver (below that space) had a hard time getting air circulated. Not a good thing.

P.S. Yes, we are watching The Dark Knight
We saw DKR the Friday night it came out.
Went home and had to watch Batman Begins.
The next day we continued in watching The Dark Knight!

We wanted to find a solution so all the games and DVDs can be housed in the same place as well as the consoles be in some type of closed storage.

Our solution from Target!
See I even have a decorating cubby! YAY! :)

Our dvd trilogy/seriescollection
Our dvds
Then our game collection

All housed in the same place!
I love it!

Inside houses our consoles!
I LOVE that dust won't get to them as easy!!
Joey likes that too!

We made other changes, moving furniture and such, but I need to take pictures in the once guest room (no it's not a baby's room). It's hard to get pictures, but I'll do it soon and post about it!

I hope your having a lovely Tuesday!