Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Finishing Projects

Well, it only took a year and a half, but I finally completed the project I had in mind for our bedroom since we moved into our apartment! I printed the pictures months ago but couldn't find the time to hang them until yesterday when I had the day off. I love Ashley Ann's idea of making the bedroom all about you and your husband - and it definitely brightens up our room by reminding us of the day we promised to spend the rest of our lives together!

I have had the saying up since we moved in, and have thought ever since that it looked ridiculous all by itself on the wall. I love how the green in the picture matches the colors and style of the room. The following may make some people cringe, but I literally nailed the pictures to the wall since I probably spent a total of $20 printing the pictures, and didn't want to spend much more than that on frames and such. Plus I know it won't be long before I want to change it up anyways, so it was worth saving the money. I am thankful for the day off to check some things off of my project list and practice using my right brain for a change =)

A Weekend of Sports

This past weekend, we got together with some friends so the guys could watch the 49ers football game and the girls could do a little baking and crafting! That's my type of efficiency and time well spent...


You can tell who the serious 49ers fans are...

I wish I had more pictures of the crafting. Basically we bought chalkboard paint and went to Goodwill to pick out frames to make chalkboards! I liked how we could each pick out the style and size of our frames because of all of the options - plus they were pretty reasonably priced. I will try to post pics when I am finished with mine =)

Last night, my husband was "in the mood to shoot some hoops", so I accompanied him to a local school so that he could get some energy out and I could take a few pictures. Even though it was freezing outside, it felt nice to be out in fresh air since I had been inside all day.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Our Favorite

Yesterday I found out I got a new job. It is a weird thing starting out the week (and new year) just thinking you are going back to work and getting an email to the effect of, "**** has just informed us that she is leaving in a week. Would you be interested in taking her place?" So in the matter of 2 days I went from Accounting Clerk to Staff Accountant of Web Transactions! Probably no need to say I am somewhat exhausted and have hardly begun training... I could definitely use prayers in the transition time, but I wanted to share the exciting news with all of my friends here. I am definitely looking forward to this new opportunity.

So, in honor of the news, the hubby and I decided to go with some of our friends to our favorite restaurant to enjoy our favorite meal. I have to say that this is probably our favorite restaurant entree we have experienced to-date, and it gives us joy just thinking about it =). Yard House's Chicken Enchilada Stack...

A couple of pics...

My friend recommended the Chicken Tortilla soup, and we thought it would make a beautiful addition to our meal. It definitely didn't disappoint.

A Little Project

So it's Saturday morning and I was wandering around the house looking for something to do.There was an area of our living room that I had been a bit disappointed/undecided with after undecorating from Christmas. Then I realized that I had a perfect opportunity to craft/blog/make my home prettier and I was definitely going to take it! So I gathered up a few supplies I had: old glass salsa container (sometimes I save these for such moments), fake silk flowers, lace, and yarn.

Obviously just the jar and flowers alone were too plain...

So a little hot glue and bow-tying later, whala! A lovely new decor addition to our living room wall.

*Loving my new camera and Holiday event-less Saturdays...