I have looked at paint swatches for probably 9 months since we bought the house, and I have finally narrowed it down to three colors.  I just have to say that now having bought samples of each of the colors I like… swatches are NOT the same color they paint as! ha.  Well Matt and I would like to say that we finally picked a color.  I guess you’ll have to stay tuned to find out what color we picked, but here is the picture of the three color options.

            L to R: Olympic Vanilla Brandy from Lowes, Behr Raffia Cream and Behr Gobi Desert from Home Depot.

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Champagne Mirror :)

January 3, 2011

For Christmas, the bf and I received money from my mom and dad as well as a gift card from his mom and dad… so we went to Pier 1 the other day and decided on a mirror for the downstairs living room 🙂


its perfect, so thank you guys for the wonderful gift!

smelly lesson

December 23, 2010

lesson learned.  when you buy a new oven, run it on self clean before you try to use it. otherwise, it will smell like burnt plastic. not only did it ruin my first attempt at enchiladas, but i got a bad headache and felt nauseous from the fumes.  i literally had to walk out of the kitchen and open up windows in the house. so learn from me… put it on SELF CLEAN!

To the left is the old crappy blinds left by the previous owner, and to the right are the NEW blinds put up! Much better. This was the trial window, but it was given a pass and so now 17 windows have been blinded 🙂

December 14, 2010

the bf surprised me one day with a new microwave range! yay! Here are the pictures of him setting it up…


Merry Christmas to Me!

December 14, 2010

Lowe’s was having a great deal (20% off) on refrigerators plus with a 10% military discount, who could beat that! We had been researching appliances for what seemed like months. Numerous trips to Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Sears to compare prices.  We would find what we wanted then at another place find a better deal or a different style we liked, put us back to square one.  So I talked the bf into looking at refrigerators and while he was getting the delivery set up I was looking at the stoves and noticed there was a 20% off stoves plus the 10% military discount also.  I didn’t say anything at the moment but commented on it later… so off to Lowe’s we went again later that night and we decided on the same one.  Those were my big purchases for the day, and the only christmas presents I was gonna be getting myself, haha.  So after a week, finally the refrigerator and stove came today! yayyy!

I was excited for the new refrigerator to come… when they put it in the “measurements” M had figured out turned out to be alot smaller than the space we had available… so needless to say, our refrigerator is ALOT smaller than the old one, but its okay we are keeping the old refrigerator in the garage as extra storage.  but here is it set up in the kitchen.

December 11, 2010

Jenny and I had been cleaning all day at the house and M kept asking what we were doing and if we needed any help.  When we finally told him no, we are going to go eat he told me ok.  The sneaky little devil had been at Sears in the morning bought a TV and was waiting for us to leave so he could surprise me and set it all up.  So here is the TV and TV stand that M was so excited about. He wanted to show you how big it is compared to him, lol.

made an offer on a house

October 20, 2010

today we made an offer on a house!

It is 3 bedrooms.
2 1/2 baths.
Has a huge living room.
a loft upstairs (planned entertainment room).
a decent sized kitchen.
a breakfast nook.

hopefully we’ll find out soon if we are owners for the first time! fingers crossed.