Friday, July 31, 2009

The OC Fair!

Mark and I finally had the opportunity to go to the OC fair last night - so fun! I thought I would share a picture of the best caramel apple ever. I wish I had taken a picture of it when I first got it - it was glorious - but I was too anxious to start eating it. It was covered in caramel, then chocolate, then Oreos on one side & peanuts on the other. Quite the ordeal, but quite delicious.

See all that caramel?!

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Toys!

You've probably noticed I've been non-blogging for about a week or so - my bad... but my parents both came to visit back-to-back and the computer seems miles away when visitors are around.

My dad was our first official house guest - and rightly so. Then 3 days later my mom & step-dad became our second set of house guests. Everyone has now gone back to their respective homes & my cats are becoming a bit less neurotic but before they left, my mom & step-dad left us a little present. A New Washer & Dryer!!! They are so perfect and for the first time in... well, ever... I am excited to laundry! Heck - even my husband has joined in the excitement!



Trying to figure out which of our many options to go with first...

Neurotic cat...

Much more to post this week.. I am truly behind... but I will leave you now with happy thoughts of clean, happy smelling clothes. You will be happy to sit next to me tomorrow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Fortune Cookie House Decorating

So, my husband has pretty much relinquished all interior decorating to me & I've decided this could be fun. I told him that I would no longer tell him about my projects - that he will just come home one day and something will be a different color or have new pillows, etc. It's like a fortune cookie! You never know what you'll get until you open it (it being the door or whatever..)

This week's fortune cookie... the hallway. Earlier this week I was convinced I was going to paint it teal but now.. I am feeling something different. I discovered the Living Etc website the other day & have been browsing through their galleries and came across my new favorite option - Off-Black. Their picture has a sassy green door, I will not have that, but I think the off-black will look rad with all the white doors & linen closet. Then add a saucy new light fixture or some new knobs on the linen closet - RAD! So excited!

So, I'm not telling Mark what I'm doing... and I may still change my mind for the 30th time. I guess we'll just see what the fortune cookie says!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I've been busy! My parents are coming next week & in efforts for our house to look a bit more put together, last night Ikicked it into high gear & was able to check a bunch of things off my to-do list.

1. I finally got our house numbers up. Mark did help a bit with this - My super hero strength was failing me & he had to help me drill a few holes. Team Work - Whoo hoo!

2. I put up art in the dining room. Tina & I took a field trip to Paper Source at lunch & she helped me pick out my new wall art - tres chic!

3. I embellished our front porch - yay flowers! So pretty and friendly - it's like saying "welcome to our home" in plant-speak!

There are still a bunch of things on my list.. and many more that were crossed off but didn't warrant pictures (who wants to see my mirror hanging abilities?!).. but at the end of each day I feel pretty accomplished for the things I did get done.

It's all coming together... now to tackle (dun dun dun..) the Office!

Friday, July 10, 2009

How Dark is too dark?

I want to paint out hallway this teal color but I am having issues deciding - how dark is too dark? I like some of the darker colors but I am worried that we'll be entering the Cavern of Doom everytime we walk towards the back part of the house. Granted, it'll be spruced up with a new chandelier and some art to break it up... plus the doors & linen closet are white, so it won't be all dark and scary... but I still can't decide. What do you think?

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Better than TV

I had to post this because it made me laugh out-loud. Freddie & Foxy seem to be enamored with our back yard. And what is not to love?! Crab grass & dirt galore! We're working on it.... then it'll really be quite the spectacle and I expect the cats will take up full-time residence in front of the screen door (lovingly installed by my handy hubby, yay!).

4th of July weekend

I went up to Sacramento for the 4th of July holiday - I decided to go up to visit a few friends while my darling husband had to work. On Sunday, I went up to the mountains with some friends & my family to help them all set up for a week of camping. The day was great - the sun was out but it was not hot - not a bug in sight.... then they came with a VENGEANCE! I am posting a picture of my leg today... not to be sexy... but to show you the massive amounts of mosquito bites I am enduring. The bulk of them are on my legs but I have a couple on my neck & even 2 on my face. Nasty bugs! They have no shame!

I made it most of yesterday without scratching but by the time I got home I thought I was going to cry if I didn't give my legs some scratchy relief. Aahhhhh..... Today I wore a skirt for easier access. I am also hoping that they start to dissipate. Nothing is worse than legs full of mosquito bites.

Camp, I love you - Bugs, I do NOT love you.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Couldn't Wait!

My Flamingos came in today & I just couldn't wait to take them out of their box. So for a few hours, their temporary home is my Submit box on my desk. They make my whole desk brighter & more festive. Admittedly we're getting a few raised eyebrows but what the heck! They are great!

Welcome to the family, Herb & Jan!