Sunday, November 22, 2015


In the last few days the reality of moving has settled in. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. I don't even have any boxes yet. So you know what I'm doing?  Watching television. 

True statement. *ha*

Sunday, November 15, 2015


This blog is a self diary of sorts, one that I look back on and recall stories of my life book. Although this is ultimately a personal blog, I find myself questioning the topics I share on it. Many times I've felt inclined to share thoughts that I feel strongly about, only to wonder how someone might react toward what I've written. Do I place more confidence in the approval of others than I do in myself? Many times I do, or at least I want the outside world to think that I do. But in the honesty of my heart I am passionate about my beliefs and my values and my opinions. Many times those insecurities have kept me from presenting the person I see myself to be. Many times I've found myself conforming to the ideals of others while knowing inside that I would do it very differently if only I didn't rely on the validity of others.

But I'm finding it now... the audacity to be bold in my thoughts and beliefs. 
The daring nature of telling people my feelings rather than keeping them shoved down deep inside, which is what I've done my entire life. Doing so has also meant being a lot more frank and up front with people. Friends and family members are seeing someone they've never known before. A side of me that is foreign to them. A side of me that isn't always liked by them. And because these pieces are so foreign at times it's caused uneasiness and conflict, which isn't a bad thing, yet it's something that is taking time to adjust to.  

Monday, November 9, 2015

Vintage - blah blah blah

The new buzz word of today is 'Vintage'. 

Vintage is just another word for old isn't it?

Well, I have this "vintage" hip that is giving me fits! Every time I go up the stairs I feel a bit like a hobbled horse. 

There doesn't seem to be enough ibuprofen in the world to take away this gimpy limp. 

And lately I've been seeing some 'vintage' wrinkles in places I don't understand. I no longer have appealing cleavage. I now have this vintage cleavage area that reminds me of a skinny turkey claw. It is not attractive. 
 Cleavage - Wrinkles ---- two words that should never be associated. Ever. 

Then there are those 'vintage' chin hairs that grow overnight. Those are fun. I've now had to add picking black hairs from my chin and lip to my morning routine. This whole vintage chapter of my life is just a hoot.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

The End Is In Sight

When we bought the new house eight months ago, many people thought we were nuts for even considering this house with the partial 70's decor. I remember the first time we walked in the door and both of us had ideas flying around immediately. 

Although we knew it would need more than a coat of paint, neither of us could have guessed how many changes would occur over the course of eight months.

Even the bright red walls and green sink didn't deter our notions of what the master bedroom would look like once we knocked down a couple walls. 

We still aren't finished with the house but we are getting much closer each day. At this point we can  see a dim light at the end of the tunnel!

The kitchen is nearly done - we need to choose a back splash and hardware for the cupboards and it will be complete!  I l.o.v.e the white cupboards.Very different than anything we've had before but it's turned out exactly as I'd imagined it would.

*Kudos to Ryan, the gentleman who I've worked with on the cupboards and counters. He has been incredibly helpful. Yet another phone number I have memorized. :)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

It's Official... I've Lost My Mind

Let me tell you about the fireplace...

Walking in the front door, your eye goes directly toward the fireplace. It's such a small room that I wanted to LOVE the fireplace. The rock on the fireplace was ok but it didn't fit the feeling we are going for. I was hoping that painting it white would give it a bit more of an updated 'modern' feel.

Easy enough right?  *If it sounds too easy to be true, it probably is.*  It took me four hours to put primer on the bottom half. Forget that! Break out the spray gun to finish this project. 

The only problem that the primer is on, I don't like it. I don't hate it. I just don't love it. And again, it's such a small room and it's the focal point of everything so I need to love it.

So.... the options are??? Hmmmm....

Yep! You guessed it. We're tearing it out.

 I have NO idea what we're doing with it once all this big rock comes down. 
The guys found out very quickly that some of these rocks were huge! and heavy!