Monday, August 23, 2010

I'm still here!

Hi everyone,

I know I haven't been blogging lately, and I have a very good reason believe me. I will explain later. I just want you all to know that I'm still here, and don't forget about me!!! I have SOOO many projects coming up that I can't wait to get started on. We are going on vacation this week and I plan to start when we get back.

Thanks!!! :)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Living Room: Re-decorated

Hello!!! Long time no blogging!

I have a whole bunch of projects coming up, and have been super busy, but man do I have a ton of stuff to blog!

My super amazing hubby passed a garage sale last weekend and spotted an old vintage dark wood vanity for only $20 and picked it up for me! :) He has to fix the leg on it, but once he does that, I'm going to paint it and make it look amazing. I can't wait to share it with you.

Also, we are in the process of doing the padded seating for the bench window seat in the long hallway upstairs that I show in this post. We SHOULD be done with that today... but for sure by the end of this weekend, and of course I'll post ASAP.

But IN the meantime, we have made some changes to our living room that I'm pretty excited about! :) So.. I haven't shown much of my living room just because I knew that I was going to be doing some changing to it eventually and wanted to wait until that point. Well we finally did it!

As I have mentioned before, we are RENTING this townhome, so... painting isn't really a super practical option... we COULD if we wanted to, but it's already a somewhat decent color, so I have just worked around that.

Our living room has had many changes... it started very bare, and I don't have pictures of it from back then, but let me show you how it looked not long after we moved in:

Couches were hand-me-downs.. that coffee table we got for free on the side of the road that we ended up painting white.. and that picture was also a hand-me-down.

Another angle:

Just... eh.

So as I've mentioned before, one of the main things I wanted to do was put a big mirror on the wall to make the room look bigger/brighter.  We also got a new sectional awhile back, and a few other items over time, and here is what it looks like as of yesterday:

The mirror on the wall, the candle chandelier and the little white table to the right are all from Ikea...

(I don't know why there was a red spot in the corner of these pics..)

Looking into the dining room:

Of course I had to put some kind of feminine touch on the mantle to compliment my husband's oh-so-important surround sound speakers...

And also just for the fun of it, here's another small project I did:

I found this mirror for $2 at a garage sale...

Found this ugly blank spot on the wall at the top of my stairs...

Since everything in my hallway area is black, I painted the mirror black and hung it on the wall...

Much better. :)

Okay that's all for this post, but I have a LOT to share coming up!

Oh and just for the record, I realized that in my post here about all of the things I wanted to complete... so far I've finished 5 of them! Or almost... we're almost done with the hallway cushions, I decorated the other side of our master bedroom, found an old desk and painted it for our bedroom, organized my closet, and found a big mirror for the living room! :D


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Top 2 Simple Pleasures (Other than DIY projects and crafts):

1.  Laying in our Temperpedic bed AKA: "The Cloud" with my hubby, our 3 chihuahuas, watching movies, drinking a glass of wine, and eating some popcorn, or candy. Or both.  >:)

2.  Watching Joyce Meyer every morning on TV. I record her on my DVR and every day while I'm getting ready for work I listen to her preach the word of God, in a practical/straight forward/entertaining way. She's an amazing woman, if you've never heard of her, I highly recommend her awesome teachings!!!  PS: I have not gone a day without watching this woman's show for over 2 years now. It's a simple pleasure I can't live without!

Other simple pleasures I'm adding on:

~ Dressing up my doggies in outfits.
~ Blasting Christian music in my car and singing at the top of my lungs every day.
~ When my house is perfectly clean, lighting candles, turning on the fireplace, and relaxing in front of the TV!
~ Going to the movies with my hubby and eating super buttery popcorn.
~ Garage sale shopping!!!
~ Zumba class.
~ Sitting on the swing in the backyard with a girlfriend and catching up.
~ Happy Hours.
~ Joel Osteen sermons.
~ Sitting on my balcony off my bedroom and reading my bible.
~ Facebook.
~ Waking up with my man early on a Saturday, getting Starbucks, and going to Target! We're nerds.
~ Church at The Crossing, 10:00 am every Sunday.
~ Bean and cheese burritos from La Playa in San Diego.

I have way too many and need to stop now. Thanks for listening! :)

And of course I am linking up to: