March 30, 2009

so simple...

...yet so nice! Tonight Dave took my truck to go pick up a lawnmower from a guy he works with. And since i can't drive his car (ok, I could if I really wanted to...) I decided to walk to Ralphs to buy something for dinner. So I took off on foot up the neighborhood and off to the store. It was just such a nice night to be out! Everyone must have been thinking the same as me, because I saw Josh & Jennifer Proffit with their kids on a walk by the lake. I picked up some salmon for Dave, chicken for myself, and strawberries, on sale for .99 cents! Now we're sitting here watching Dancing with the Stars and dinner was delish. It was just one of those nice evenings. I might even finish it off with a skinny cow...

March 23, 2009

Smells like fresh paint

So Dave and I got a bit anxious and decided to buy paint and paint our 1/2 bath. We've been looking at colors since before the house came along, so we knew what we wanted. On like our umpteenth time to Lowes this week we found paint on sale, so we said, why not? Here are some pictures. Now I need to add some decorating touches to the space. New touches, seeing as how my black hand towels and rug don't really go now.
Any ideas??

Rewind to Saturday. We worked in the yard. My new word for it..."Yardening". Not quite gardening, not just weeding. And speaking of weed...I hear Dave say" hey, check this out". I walk over to see this little guy (was fresh and not curled up) on the walkway. I'm not too up on my marijuana, so i don't know if it's legit...but we got a good laugh. Among that we found a bunch of randoms in the bushes....
- Farberware steak knife (creeepy)
- Shoe insole (gross)
- Spiderman head from a toy
- Razor Blade
and an
- Icee wraper (made me want one)

March 19, 2009

Home Improvement

I used to listen to homeowners when they would comment on how all their money went into their house, and how they spent whole weekends doing improvement projects and think "hmmm...will that really be me? I think I prefer spending money on ME". I was wrong. They were all right. It's barely been 6 days and already we've started lists, completed some projects, and started others. I have a mental list of all that we want to do, and really, there isn't enough time in the day!! So far Dave has been such a handy husband! I am so lucky that he works so hard and has the same goals as me to make this place our own!

This week we (he) has:

Helped Randy install a new thermostat

Replaced our old master toilet with a new one

Hooked up our bedroom cable to his desktop screen for TV in bed until we get a real TV

And as I type he is taking the wood panels from our fridge...

...and sanding them down to stain them to match the kitchen cabinets.

Yay for projects! And yay for a hard working husband!

(As i blog and get ready to read my book...haha)

March 16, 2009

.I'm so excited & I just can't hide it.

After a weekend and a Monday of hard work, numerous trips to Lowes, alot of swiffering, three loads of laundry in my own washer and dryer, and countless trips up and down stairs...our house has really turned into a home. We lucked out last night & scored an appointment to have the dish cable guy come this morning and switch our service, we found 2 inch blinds at lowes that were ready to install, and Dave did. Hording gift cards from birthdays and holidays has totally paid off, because we have really been lucky enough to not spend much out of pocket to get things we need and want. Tonight Randy came with Katie and the girls and installed a new thermostat (WOO HOO!) and now we have heat that keeps itself regulated and has a cute blue LED screen too! Last night my parents came over and hung out with us. My mom & I took a walk around the neighborhood looking at landscaping and talking about what to do with our yard. It was great to see them!
Here's a little peek...

.family room.


Everything still needs some decorating. Pictures need to be hung, accessories need to be bought, and i still need some pieces of furniture. But we're well under way!

March 15, 2009

I don't have much time....

...because there's alot to do in our NEW HOUSE!!!
We moved in yesterday with the help of our awesome family, and were done in a matter of hours. Suprisingly everything is really well put together already! To top it off, last night Dave and I went to the Rascal Flatts concert (my Valentines present!). So needless to say, yesterday was a great day.
Pictures will come soon, i just need to get going on some much needed projects (blinds on windows first and foremost).
Can't wait to show you all!!

March 11, 2009

I'm it...and you may be next

Katie tagged me. And unlike when we were kids...this time i'll play! haha.

Christmas 2007. Grandma Liljenquists house. Pretty much one of the only times of the year when we can go in the "no touch" room. The carpet is just so plush and perfect I had to lay down. Along came Dave, and then along came Rachel for the funny factor. Someone snapped a picture, and here it is, making it's first appearance on my blog.

So here are the instructions:

1. Go to you pictures/documents
2. Go to your 6th file
3. Go to your 6th picture and blog about it.

4. I tag....Leslie Collier, Abby Waldrip, and Lauren Woffinden

March 9, 2009

It's back!!

It's back!!

I love Dancing with the Stars! I only wish Ashley was here so we could go to the taping again...and maybe get on TV again! For those of you who don't know the story, back in 2006 Ash got tickets to the taping, so we dolled ourselves up and went down there. We had so much fun!
We saw Ron Jeremy there. He walked by, and I looked at the 50+ year old man next to me and was like "was that?..." and he just looked at me and said "Yup. Ron Jeremy". I didn't realize until after that it was kinda gross that he knew!

Anyways, on a commercial break the producer people came by and handed out these tickets to people they wanted to comment about the show after the taping was over. So we took them! In line we realized that it was totally scripted. They gave you a few choices of "hot topics" from the night to talk about. Our season had Jerry Springer and a football pro. So i went to class that night, and sometime in the middle of class my phone starts ringing from all these people. I answered and an old friend Kyle says, "You're on TV!!" and then, "you're on again!" I was totally stoked. It holds a special place in my heart because at that time, Dave and I were talking and I told him to watch for me. The twist was that we had never met (we're internet matchmaking at it's finest). So Dave saw me "live" on TV for the first time ever that night!! Good memories!!