Sunday, April 26, 2009


I am getting really annoyed

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Do you like my new pantry?

Our pantry used to have 12 doors on it, so we took them off and re-organized it.  It's in a nicely hidden area of our kitchen, so you don't actually see it unless you are practically standing right in front of it.  I love it without the doors, it is so much easier to see everything instead of it behind door #1??  Yeah maybe I should have known where everything was since I put it there, but all those doors were so disorienting, anyway, I figure this just one step closer to my organized, well-planned life :)

Sidenote: I love those plastic Oxo containers!  If I were rich I would have 30 of those things!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Easter Sunday breakfast of pancakes, strawberries and whipped cream.

And this is the weather that we are "enjoying".  I am ready already for some warmer weather!  It is some seriously wet snow which is good because we do need some moisture, but rain would be fine too!

A portion of Elder Holland's General Conference talk.  

Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover

I think you everyone should watch this!  It's a clip from Britain's Got Talent.  P.S. Why is Simon Cowell everywhere?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Bragging Rights

The dust has settled, after a valiant run by the Spartans, the Tar Heels are Champs, and we have our own champ....
KATIE RICKS!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Katie who impressively had 3 of the final 4, both teams in the finals and had North Carolina winning it all!  Here's how we fell in line:
1st Place Katie Ricks  92 points
2nd Place Dottie O'Donnell 86 points
3rd Place Dave Schley 79 points
Jim Kennedy 77 points
Curtis Flugum 76 points
Carlos Bassett 74 points
Anya Schmidt 70 points
Randy Trochman 68 points
Traci Jewett 66 points
Randy Day 65 points
Todd White 65 points

 - That was the email I got from my co-worker (who organized a little bragging rights bracket) on Tuesday morning.  YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!  I won!  I never win anything!  And to beat out 7 boys who probably watch a lot of college basketball, and if not a lot of college basketball...FOR SURE more than I do!  I need to apologize now to the rest of my co-workers because I will be taking the "bragging rights" seriously and you will all be hearing about it for a LONG time! - 

Sunday, April 5, 2009

HGTV inspired Home Improvement

This is what happens when we don't have plans for a Saturday...we spend money and/or make messes!  I was just minding my business watching my saturday morning cartoons (HGTV) and WE, (let me emphasize that it wasn't very hard to convince him) get this big idea to update our house.  I was kinda sad to see our copper cut out/peek through or whatever you call it go.  It was unique and quirky,  but ultimately I am happy with the outcome!

We are so impulsive and Dan started demo-ing so fast that I didn't even get a proper "before" picture.  He barely stopped ripping it apart for enough time for me to get this shot.  

This took the longest time.  That peek through was seriously SOLID!!  

Those smudges showing up in the pictures is all the sheet rock dust in the air - ewww!

Dan putting the new sheet rock up to fill in the gaps.  He is so handy!  Seriously, I dream something up, and he does it.  Not that this was that complicated, but still.  
We are just getting warmed up :)

Finishing up the drywall and texturing - that dust is all over our house, I am dusting it away little by little.

Yay!!  We found the perfect stain at Home Depot, and after 2 coats it is a perfect match!  I don't think that you would even know that it wasn't original.

Just another angle so you can see how cool it is!  We just barely put the poly on it, so it isn't ready for decor yet.  If you have any ideas as to what I should put up there let me know.  I am trying to keep this de-cluttered and simple.  

On to the next project!!