Friday, January 29, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Homecoming Court 1999 (I wasn't on court but I was our HS pageant queen)
Baccalaureate with 3 of my bests
It was so funny to go through all that... and I have plenty left to explore. Anyone else enjoy that or was high school a time you wouldn't mind forgetting? Don't get me wrong, there are certainly points I would like to forget, but I look back at the young loves, stupid fights, quest to be Valedictorian (unsuccessful) and laugh now at how trivial some of it seems.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We're looking into getting a round pedestal table such as the one below from Ballard Designs. The small buffet would be moved to the left of the window closest to where it is now, and I'd like to get a taller piece for the other side of that window. I'd also like to put up two large shelves above the buffet for decorative plates or something like that. Ooooh, ooooh and I really want a capiz chandelier to brighten it up, since I think we're going to stick with black furniture in here.
I also almost finished the half bath this weekend. The main stuff has been done for quite some time, but I finally finished most of the decor. I still want something for the wall to the right, and I have two small canvases that I've been meaning to paint, so I might see what I can whip up. Mind you, I am no artist... at all... I mean, truly... no artistic talent outside of doodling.
picking my own.
I apparently do not have a before picture on my work computer (yes, I blog at work... when else would I do it!?) ;) but it was bad. It was the same putrid yellowish, peachy horrible color as the rest of the house but to add insult to injury, it had terrible fixtures and a gold light fixture that looked like it was going to fall off the wall. So, we replaced the ugliness as noted in my previous post and painted. We will likely re-tile at some point in the future, as well. I also didn't do the best job edging around the ceiling (thankfully we have 9 foot ceilings on our first floor and most people aren't in the bathroom to look straight up), so I told Matt he should install some crown molding. I'm not sure I've ever seen a powder bath with crown molding. It's my solution to all wall to ceiling oopsies.
And, one last picture, because what the hey. This is the gorgeous amaryllis our amazing realtor, Mary Stuart got us for Christmas. It is unbelievable!
Oh geez, and because this post isn't long enough already, I almost forgot! The stairs look SO MUCH BETTER. Not close to perfect, but as close as they're going to get, and I really don't think anyone will even notice now (shoot, they probably didn't before until I pointed out what a bad job
Friday, January 15, 2010
By the way, I've decided that MLK Day is my favorite holiday, because it's the only time I get off work and don't have anything to do (it seems every other holiday from work is busy with parties or travel or something). I'm heading down to the suburbs to hang with my BFF on her birthday and just do whatever. No agenda. I love it.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
All must give as they are able, according to the blessings given to them by the Lord your God.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
That little bit of snow was enough that my office closed on Friday (well, it was actually the ice that was caused by the storm), but of course, I still had to go in because I had too much to do. But, before I did, I snapped these pictures.
There's still a pretty decent amount of snow on the ground and some fun ice patches on our neighborhood streets. I kind of like the cold, but I was freezing when we ventured out on Friday night and was wishing I was on a tropical beach!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
P.S. My cousin Amy and any of the rest of you in the northern parts of the country are laughing right now... I mean, we might get an inch of accumulation if anything, but I am not kidding. People FREAK OUT when it snows here. I'm a native Floridian but I don't even freak out about it because I am a RATIONAL HUMAN BEING! :)