Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
- First, Bourbon Street is CRAZY! Crazier than Panama City Beach during high school spring break in 2000 kind of crazy. And conveniently enough, our hotel was on Bourbon Street. The second that you stepped outside, you were either harassed or molested by some crazy drunk man…ugh. It got really old by the fourth day! Actually by the second…
- Second, while we’re on the topic of Bourbon Street, it is amazing that at 1 a.m. the street is packed with people and completely trashed out, but when you come back out at 8 a.m. (yes, that’s right – in bed at 1:30 a.m. and leaving the hotel to go to work at 8 a.m.) the street is spotless. No smell of vomit, no trash, no nothing…I wish that I had that kind of service for the morning after parties at my house.
- The French Quarter is great. There is so much history and such a unique feel…I definitely want to go back with Shane (who will beat me to death with the history stuff) so that we can have a little bit more of a chill experience.
- Which leads me to my next, and last, highlight - I drank extremely too much…and was pretty much hungover every day except for Friday. Have you ever flown hungover? Not a good decision on my part.
Here is a pic of Jackson Square – very cool little area. It was off Bourbon Street and near more of the hole in the wall type bars and unique little shops…
And P.S. there is a load of wet laundry in the machine. Yummy. We might just have to hit up the laundrymat tonight, or tomorrow, or both!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I hope that you all have a great weekend, and hopefully I'll get some time to say hello this weekend!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Do I like it? Ehhhh...it is definitely neutral. BUT - I didn't mention that I also bought new bedding and this new dresser:
Not the best photograph, but you can clearly see that the room looks bigger, that the 42" is back in the bedroom (yesssss!!!) and this will give us much more space to store clothes....okay, duh on the last one - but I was going for three benefits.
We also moved the headboard over 14 1/4" from the wall with the window so that I can fit a small pedestal table over there and on the other side by the door. I only want them to be big enough to accomodate a small alarm clock. For lighting, I plan to get wall mounted lamps to hang on either side. Any ideas for art? Should I do white frames or dark brown frames? Would it look stupid to hang them on the wall to the right of the TV (centered between the window)?
You will have to stay tuned for the new bedding! I'll give you a hint - it is a very 'clean' look.
Friday, January 16, 2009
As we have now been in the house for a little over six months, I have come to the conclusion that I must have been under the influence when picking some of my paint colors. Specifically my bedroom color....definetely drunk.
So I've decided to break out my gear and repaint the bedroom this weekend! This not only includes the walls because when the floors were redone, they splashed stain all over my white baseboards (which had just been freshly painted). And did I mention how bad I hate painting trim???
And by taking a tip from This Young House, your house can seem bigger by picking lighter, more neutral tones, and keeping that consistent throughout the house. It may not be as fun, but it will make our space seem bigger (which we need!) and seem a little more grown up. So I'm going with a very safe color for the bedroom: Glidden's Water Chestnut. There may be some deviation of the color based on your monitor, but you get the point.
Nothing too fancy, but i like the super clean look of it. And it is less than $300 - so we can't go wrong there.
Stay tuned for some painting before and afters! I'm off work on Monday (yay!) so I really have no excuse to not get this done this weekend...we shall see! Wish me luck!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
This is Beau and Brother's first Christmas, and they obviously loved the tree! I know that this picture looks super cheesy and staged, but I swear that they just walked over and assumed position! It was too good not to snap a pic...
Our tree with lots of presents...
Our Christmas mantel...
One of Shane's gifts (the best one too) - a basketball signed by the entire 2008 Phoenix Suns team...I got the hook up. :)
We had a great Christmas holiday and hope that you did too! If you can even remember it!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
You Act Like You Are 30 Years Old
You are a thirty-something at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!You're responsible, wise, and have enough experience to understand a lot of the world. You're at the point in your life where you understand yourself pretty well.You are figuring out what you want... and how to get it!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
We raked leaves (only because using a blower was SUCH a waste of time) for hours! And talk about sore...nothing like a rake to work out those back, ab, arm, and leg muscles.
Shane is so proud of himself...can't you tell? And the best part about these projects is that we find out about all these fun, new tools -- for this one we used a 'Vice Grip.' Ahhh....Vice Grip. And Plumber's tape - although we probably should have been using that on several of our other projects...hmmm.