Friday, July 15, 2011

DIY July- Entry #1

In case you haven't heard, Alan and I have a new apartment
 that we are going to move into very soon.

The rent is pretty cheap, and no more two flights of stairs to climb.

Sounds better already right?

The catch is we get the apartment as is...

This means we are responsible for: cleaning, mudding,
 caulking, sanding, priming, and painting every single room in the apartment. 

Although there is a lot of work ahead of us in a short amount of time,
 the new place feels like home already.

Take into account that this is still a work in progress,
the "after photo" will be with furniture and all.
Chinchilla Gray!
I didn't realize you paint the ceiling, then walls, and finally trim.

So tomorrow I will be doing the ceiling and trim...sigh

The final look will be chinchilla gray walls with white trim and ceiling.

I primed the dining room and hallway today, and for all those who are new to primer paint...
it is strong and you should open a window or a door
otherwise hallucinations and headaches will occur:)

Don't you love the french doors that lead out to the patio?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

martha! martha! martha!

My friend La La and I are huge Martha Stewart followers
(The style part not the jail part)

Today is a Martha Stewart day because...

My living room in our new apartment is Chinchilla gray
and possibly painting our kitchen "Love-In-A-Mist"

For dinner I am thinking of cooking mussels in a butter/white wine/thyme sauce,
 served with a baguette and a spring salad.

 Our new apt. is on the first floor and in the back is a garden and picnic table.
Maybe for outdoor entertaining I'll string up a few various sized votives with candles.

I love herbs and this idea is simplistic and beautiful, it makes me want to repot my own.

How can you not love the variety of classic and fun ideas
that Martha and her team cranks out on a daily basis?

Monday, July 4, 2011


Even though I listen to talk radio constantly and I get mad at things that the
government decide that I can't do anything about...

 I love America

I am so thankful for our country.
 Enjoy your time together tonight with your loved ones and thank God for all that you have.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


In honor of 21 beautiful years, here are 21 beautiful images.


Beach Days
Movie worthy kisses

Waking up to someone who loves you
Thousand color bubbles
Classic way to travel
Day at the fair
The ocean
Hair with Volume
Diane Camera Shots

Dream World
Puppy Love

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