Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What I'm Loving

I don't see a lot of What I'm Loving Wednesday out there anymore, but I wanted to go on and share a few things that I have been hooked on lately!

Please don't judge me. I love this show. I could be the 80's theme, or the fact that it's Carrie Bradshaw all over again, but I can't stop watching.

The smell is GONE. I didn't find any splotchy and streaky areas at all. I am so pale I am translucent and I need all the help I can get as the dresses and shorts are brought out for the Spring.

I don't often try new products since my face tends to be sensitive. This arrived in my Birchbox a few weeks ago and I turned around and ordered a full size immediately. It's creamy but not greasy and has no scent at all. Try it, you'll love it!

What about you? What are you loving?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

8 years ago....

Here we are... 8 years married.

11 Years together...

3 dogs (one in heaven)
1 cat
and 1 Sprited Child whom we adore.

Life has always been on fast forward for us and now with busy work schedules and buying a house it's more so than ever..

But our love?

It's always been perfect and all encompassing.

Thank you for being you, Lee.

Thank you for our life.

Here is our story:

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Part Five

Have a great day!


Monday, April 15, 2013

House Design

Since I get a pretty clean slate at the new house, I am mixing some existing furniture with new to create a bit of an eclectic look.

I took my hand at some photoshop storyboards - but I'm pretty bad at it.

Living Room:

The sofa I found at Gallery Furniture on Westheimer and it's the exact clean look I was going for. Lee has a brown leather chair and ottoman so I wanted to lighten things up and thrown in an upholstered chair ( with our existing dark wood console (similar to the one shown). Add a charcoal rug to anchor the space and it's fresh and clean.

Kid-friendly slipcovered sofa from World Market with a cute chair (Target!!) and a white console from Nadeau in Rice Village. This room is almost all windows and will be Logan's toy area.

Master Bedroom:

We are putting our bed and nightstands (you can see them on the Our Home section of the blog) in the guest room, but keeping our dresser - which is dark wood. I am ordering an upholstered headboard and pairing it with charcoal bedding, emerald accents, and a bench at the end of the bed rather than footboard. Our bed will face 3 full height windows looking out onto the pool so I wanted to bring some of that beach feel into our new oasis. (We have our OWN BATHROOM people!)

Guest Bed:
Best friends navy and orange will brighten up the dark bed and nightstands along with a white console to give guests a little storage and place to store luggage.

That's it for now. I can't wait to move in 3 weeks and take photos to see how close my vision came to reality. I have a list as long as my arm of things to do (appliances, pool fence, utilities, etc) and I can see why we aren't the type of people to move very often!


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Major Impressions

I've always been an avid book nerd. I think this started with my Dad and his love of books, especially Stephen King. Of all the Stephen King books I have read, this one I still remember:

I heard he wrote this as a fairy tale for his daughter. I have read it at least 3 times.

Over the last few weeks I have felt this need to read a book I remember way back from grade school. All I could remember was it was about Nazi Germany and a girl with a best friend with a Star of David necklace. I googled and found it and read it in only a few nights.

Of all the books I was assigned to read in school, there is one that I fondly think back upon and I am about to read it again:

I can't tell you enough how much this book enveloped me, much like the classic Bridge to Terabithia did to others. Read it. With tissues.

Otherwise I am always looking for a good book to read. I am stumped on any of the new ones out there that I need to be looking into. Ideas?

Monday, April 8, 2013

Catching Up

Forgive my long break. Things around here got so overwhelmingly hectic that I didn't want to sit and write about the same ole gripe and complaint. Here are some updates!

House: we got the house we wanted! We close on the 18th of this month and we move on the 3rd and 4th. I'm beyond excited and already digging deep into design ideas for every room. I will have a true guest room with a king size bed and I really want to make it comfortable. I'm going to try my hand at some photoshop and polyvore-style my ideas soon!
The new casa! Front door will soon be red, because I can't have it any other way.

Logan: Logan is a parrot! This is bad when we are in the car and I have road rage, but it's also quite fun and entertaining. He's currently on antibiotics for strep, which was not fun at all for a couple of nights. His fever got as high as 104 but he never missed a beat. He was happy and running around the whole time! This exhausted momma? Not so much.
Hi, I look like I'm 4.

Lee: Lee just finished up a huge year at work and it looks like we will be off to Hawaii again in July. I'm pretty glad it's not May since we will already have moved that month - I'd like to spend a weekend or two just lounging in the yard by the pool!

Me: I'm - ok. Work has me on a roller-coaster. One day I am ready to walk out, and the next I am happy. Part of me keeps wondering if I need a change. Teaching has always appealed to me. I've been at this firm 5.5 years and it could be a bump in the road so I am trying not to make any knee-jerk decisions.

Easter was fun. I have zero photos of Logan in his outfit, but he died eggs for the first time with his Gramma!
All in all, things are good.

...And the recycle bin is full of beer and wine bottles.