Sunday, January 23, 2011

Picture remake continued......

Blogger was not being my friend last night. I wanted to show off the the new name sign I made first but blogger wanted to put my thrift store finds first. So.. I found a hand towel holder that I think could be cute as a necklace holder. I am going to spray paint it black later on. I wish it was a little taller. I might actually use this for a towel holder.

This is some kind of wrought iron-thingie. I thought that it could hold toliet paper but I forgot that the cats like to destroy toilet paper. 

This is the rack with dishtowels rolled up inside because Josh always asks "What are you going to do with it?"

Finished product. I pulled out the old angel picture and turned into a name sign. 

Closer view of the letters. I cut them with the Cricut.
Supplies: houndstooth scrapbook paper, modge podge and brown wrapping paper. I thought I was going to use the triple thick but I didn't need to seal it because it was behind glass. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

I am back!

After all of the craziness of the new year, I wanted to strive to be more consistent with my blogging. I got back from LA and I couldn't find the USB cord for my camera. I didn't want to bore people with posts about how much I miss Josh and the cats being here. If you were interested in that, I do miss him a lot. I have been busy taking care of business here but I do wish that he was here for date nights on the weekends. We text a lot and call each other so it makes it a little better! So I found the cord today! So let's get on with it!

Since I have been back from Louisiana, I went to Ohio to visit my sister and my new brother in law. I had a great time in Ohio hanging out with Emily, Jack and Declan and crafting with the Cricut. We did some craft shopping and thrift store shopping. I didn't take any pictures while I was there because we were busy having so much fun. Emily needs to come visit me so she can bring me the stuff I left at her house. I am excited that she's only 5.5 hrs away now. I need to work in more visits before I move to Louisiana. Here's some pics of what I have been up to!
Went shopping at Target. I am going to go back next paycheck to get this for Josh! Joking! I saw this and knew it would make him gag!

I did buy these vinyl wall decals. They are only $3 something at Target right now. The biggest key is about 12 inches long. They are really cute. I think that my house may too many J's and I wanted something different on the walls.

I have outgrown these two signs/pictures. They didn't make the cut for the move. I decided that I wanted to remake them.

 Blogger is not letting me add anymore pics to this post! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! When I come back there will be pictures of this remake! 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Home from Louisiana!

I left Josh and the kitties yesterday to come home to Blacksburg. I wasn't ready to leave. I wanted to stay and get the house set up. I guess I just have more time to make decorating plans. I was sad to come back to Blacksburg because I am so done with being here. Blacksburg at times has been the vortex of hell for me. I did meet the love of my life at school there but I am really ready to be done with school and get on with my life with Josh. I have 5 more months here. I am going to try my best to be positive and enjoy the "lasts" I have here. I  have the following things to work on and try to enjoy in my last 5 months here:

  • lose weight and get better at working out
  • last semester of my master's degree 
  • visiting my sister who now only lives 5 hrs away from me. That's really close when compared to Idaho!
  • having fun with my great friends 
  • focusing on training my dogs to behave. I know Josh will be happy when he sees this.
  • hosting a bunco party at my empty apartment in March
On my flight home from Louisiana I flipped through Delta's Sky Magazine. They actually .a lot of good articles in it. I really like Oprah's article on being positive and happy. Steps to being happy as per Oprah.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Online home shopping

Josh left me to go check in with his unit. I am hanging out in bed with the cats, looking at house stuff on the internets.
We have a little covered patio area at the new house. I want this chairs from Home Decorators. I think that they would be cute to put around a little table. We could also use them inside if we needed extra chairs for the dining room. I want comfortable chairs outside. I hate little tiny bistro folding chairs.
I am on the hunt for a shower curtain. I am not 100% on what I want to the master bath. It has to be Josh approved. He doesn't do floral, pasiley, polka dot or anything frou-frou. I found this shower curtain online at Walmart online. It's only $18.00 and it's 100% cotton so it's not a nasty polyester mess. I can get it shipped to the store and not have to pay shipping and handling if it's ugly in person.
We had the house inspection yesterday. Pretty much everything checked out with our really nice home inspector. He found a crack in one of the guest room windows, that's the only major thing. I doubt
we will close tomorrow. Josh has a reservation for him and the cats until the 17th. Keep your fingers crossed that we can close soon!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PCS Quesadillas

Cute door hanger "Shhh...that's an order!"

Since the 1st house fell through, we are staying at the Fort Polk Holiday Inn. Eating out can get old and expensive so we decided to make dinner in our hotel room. With only a mini fridge and a microwave, we whipped up a real Mexican fiesta. For this recipe you will need:
Flour tortillas
Shredded cheese
Sour cream
Precooked chicken chunks or steak pieces. These are usually around the lunch meats
at the store.
To Prepare: lay a  tortilla on a paper towel or paper plate, whatever you got. Sprinkle some cheese on, probably about 1/4 of a cup. Sprinkle on some chicken chunks. Microwave for about a minute, watch it because microwave cook vary. You can spoon salsa and sour cream over the chicken before you fold over the tortilla. I spoon, Josh dips. We had carrot sticks on the side.

We went looking around the PX (the Army store on base). I found these amazing sunglasses! Juicy Couture for only $50.00. I think that they are just what I need to attract sassy new friends on the base. Josh commented that I would meet the wrong sort of friends! I had to put them back for now!

More pictures

Blogger gets a little crazy when I load too many pictures in one post. So here is a continuation of pictures:
Master bedroom

Master bathroom vanities. The mirror really need something. They look unfinished.

Checking out the tub. Josh was sweet enough to take all of these pictures so I could measure and scheme up plans!

More pictures to come. When I do frame out the mirrors, what color do you think I should make the frames?

New House!!

Dining area

Modeling in the kitchen

Love these deep drawers! What to put in them?

We went out on Monday to look at houses. We really liked this one. The price is right, it's in a good location and it has lots of nice features. We are hoping for a closing ASAP so Josh and the cats can get out of the hotel and into the house. The moving truck with all of our stuff showed up on Monday so it's ready to be unloaded into our new place. Lots more pictures to come.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Roll Tide!

My apartment packed up.

Josh & the head packer guy 

The truck that came to move out our junk!

We left Blacksburg on New Years Eve to head for Louisiana. We spent the night in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The night before we left we watched this seriously funny commercial on ESPN.

It was fun to be in the home of U of Alabama for the night. We drove around the campus. Because it was Christmas break, there was no one around. Their stadium is freaking huge. It puts Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech to shame. The fraternity and sorority houses were huge. We ate dinner and went back to our room. The dogs barked their heads off and whined all night the night before so I passed out at 9! We had the cats in a no pets allowed Holiday Inn Express. They enjoyed their stay.
Lil' D hanging out on the TV stand

Ash approves of the all white linens