Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I'm having blog brain freeze. Nothing too exciting to say. No pictures to share. Had a fun little weekend of our first visit to a Super H grocery store (Korean grocer), putt putt golf (seriously haven't done that in ages, I beat Matt!), Madelyn's 1st birthday party where I was the unofficial photographer and official cupcake maker, the Georgia Philharmonic concert where we got to see Matt's aunt play and his aunt's father conduct, and lots of yard work (it never ends) on Sunday. I was in Orlando for work Monday and Tuesday and on Friday, we are heading to Louisville, Kentucky for the Derby! Woohoo! I can't wait to drink mint juleps, don my big ol' hat, and bet on some horses. I just hope the weather holds out. Promise lots of fun large hat pictures next week. :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Master Bedroom

So, I think via my house updates, I've pretty much established that I SUCK AT DESIGN. Seriously. Finance? Good. Real estate? Good. Math? Good. Design? FAIL. I'm just not very creative or artistic. And, that's okay. We all have our talents. Thankfully, mine earn a decent paycheck so that I can hire someone else to be creative for me.

Enter: Capella Kincheloe Interior Design's genius IDESIGN program. Please choose one of the following: Matt and I... a) are cheap thrifty, b) are saving for a kitchen renovation, c) like to DIY, d) all of the above. If you guessed d, you win! Sorry, there's no prize, but isn't knowing you're right good enough? It is in my world. But, I'm always right so it gets old (my husband, mother and best friends will laugh at that... the rest of you will just think I'm conceited... well, my husband does not read my blog and he'd actually roll his eyes, but that's neither here nor there).

Anyway, back to design... where was I? So, Capella has this program where you fill out a questionnaire about your style and what the room is used for, give her the room floor plan, pictures of the room, and inspiration images (and a fee, of course), and she whips up a super sweet design that you can execute yourself (or yourselves, as the case may be). PERFECT for the cheap thrifty, saving for a kitchen, DIY couple.

Our bedroom has a sort of odd layout in that it's two rooms and there's really not a whole lot of usable wall space in the main room. The only wall you can put a bed on is the bottom 12' wall and even with a queen size bed, it doesn't leave a whole lot of room for a piece of furniture on the 7.5' wall on the right. It's a pretty tight squeeze now with our bed and armoire. So, I'm looking forward to a fresh look and a good space plan (and maybe even a king size bed... maybe).

Just a few of my inspiration pictures. Can't you tell I like upholstered headboards/beds? So pretty and cozy. I'm definitely over the matchy-matchy furniture deal... give me a Dorothy Draper dresser and some mirrored side tables any day. :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday musings

  • I was in NY Monday and Tuesday for work. I love that I can travel for my job, especially now while Matt isn't at home and we don't have any kids. I ended up wrapping up all of my work on Monday and my flight wasn't until 3 on Tuesday, so I had the day free. I did a little shopping at H&M and came away with four dresses and a pair of shoes for under $150. I love that place, and I swear the ones in NY (especially the 5th Ave store and the 34th St store) are better than the one here. And, I love NY.
  • Because of said shopping trip, my Kentucky Derby wardrobe is complete (outfit to wear out Friday night and Derby day dress). My Miss USA trip wardrobe is also complete (same outfit I'm wearing to go out Friday night for the Derby, plus a couple day dresses). I already got my dress for the pageant, and I LOVE IT. I ended up only paying $30 for it, because I had a $50 gift certificate (from an auction where I only bid $25) and a 20% off coupon. Score!
  • We need tickets to the Derby. I officially do not want to be in the infield. I will deal if we can't find some reasonably ($150 or less) priced tickets, but I really want to be able to see the race. That is why I am going! If any of you happen to know of anyone selling them, let me know.
  • Matt is going to Wanee (a music festival in Live Oak, FL) this weekend, so I'm spending some QT with my favorite family of three tonight and tomorrow. We have major plans of going for a walk, playing with Jenn's new hair accessory, and taking a picnic to the Dogwood Festival tomorrow. The days of hitting the bars until 2am are long gone, my friends. Although, we do need to save up our energy for the Derby in two weeks.
  • Apparently, I'm very approachable and have a sign on my fiveforehead that says tell me things. Because, NY cab drivers always tell me semi-interesting stories that I'm not sure they'd tell every rider.
  • TGIF!!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

At what point does it become overkill to wear an outfit that consists of a cardigan and a skinny belt at mid-waist? I forwent the belt today, but I'm just saying... it's been my go-to outfit this week... and part of last week... and the week before.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I got worms!

Ten points if you know what movie that quote is from. Jenn, you don't count. ;)

So, as I've gotten married, bought a house, talked about getting a dog and having children one day, and just generally have become an old fogie, I realized I actually like working in our yard. I mean, I have always been fairly outdoorsy, but when asked what our plans were for the past weekend, my response was that we were working in the yard and that I was EXCITED about it. Sad, but true.

So, that's what we did... racked up nice bills at Pike's Nursery and Home Depot and spent most of the day Saturday and Sunday working in the yard and around the house. In fact, we didn't turn on the TV for 48 hours straight. We're not couch potatoes, but we are definitely TV people, so that was pretty big.

However, this is all a bunch of rambling and has nothing to do with the moral of this story, which is this... gardening and digging in the dirt are NOT hobbies for someone with an unfounded, irrational fear of worms (me). Every time I would accidentally pick one up or see one when I dug a hole, I'd get the heeby jeebies. At one point, I actually forced myself to stare at it to try to conquer my fears. It kind of worked. As long as no one puts them in my bed (Brandi and Steve, I'm talking to you...), I think I'll be okay. Maybe I'll even start to like the little creepy crawlies. I am appreciative that we have so many of them since that means we have healthy soil. Just don't try to make your way into my house, little wormies, or we'll have problems.