Sunday, June 30, 2013

Google Reader

So Google Reader is leaving and I am sad because that is where I save and read all of the blogs I follow.
If you followed me on reader, you can now follow me on bloglovin, Here!

I also have joined Digg Reader, its really good so far and I was able to up load all of my blogs to the site very easily.  Digg Reader is exactly like google reader is its very easy to understand.

As a back up I joined Bloglines, but the only draw back on that site so far is all of the blog posts take a while before they pop up.

I hate when something as great as google reader ends, why do they do this to us?

This weekend was really fun and relaxing so far, I took lots of naps lol.

Friday, June 28, 2013

new phone

I officially have a smart phone!  Now I can be one of those people who walks straight into a wall because they are so obsessed with their phones.  My co-worker said he feels like something is wrong when he can't check his phone, I don't think I will ever get that way.  For me I find phones to be very irritating, especially when people are constantly checking them even when there is obviously nothing happening on their phone.  I also find it irritating when you go to spend time with someone and they are either getting calls or checking in with someone, its like pretend its the old days and you don't have a phone, somehow everyone survived and still had fun and still met up with people and it all worked out.

Anyways I am currently obsessed with summer!  We are going on a vacation soon to Hawaii and I can't wait!  I plan to get tan and swim and read and relax.  I have not been on a real vacation in over a year so I am really really ready!

Here are some pictures I have been pinning to get myself in the mood for summer!
StarfishIt's Summer!!!golden fireworkssummer
The links to all these pictures can be found here.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Closet

We have a closet down stairs that the previous owners had knocked a hole in to get more space.  The thing is the area behind is smelly and had mold and I could never imagine putting anything back there, so I told grant to make the wall whole again.  He said we need the he built a shelf that fits the area perfectly and hopefully will stop the smell and I guess we can put stuff way back in there!


We also use to have some dark curtains hanging on either side of this white curtain but it was way too dark so I took that down and its sooo much better, nice and light now.
The final plan will be to do away with the curtains and just have blinds.

 Grant building the shelf and closet with the shelf.
Now he just has to seal it up and put some trim around it and we can paint the rest of the closet and call it a day.
 Had fun hanging with the girls too!
I am not ready for Monday, but I guess that is happening anyways lol!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Case of the Wednesdays

 I can't believe today is only Wednesday, I am so over this week.  I don't know why but I just feel very irritated and I can't believe its not Friday yet lol!

Above is a picture of me with my new shoes and new leggings.

Below are some pretty flowers from my mom's garden.

 Here is our Nautical themed living room.
We had to work around and with the table Grant made so I decided to go with it.
 Above is the Living room Decor so far.  We still need something to go in front of that plug.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

Fathers Day

On Sunday we went to my mom's house for breakfast and then we went to the LA Roadster Show, where we met up with all of our family.
 Roy's booth
 Amanda and Me
 My mom and some of her friends from the old days.

 The girls

 Of Course cutie Hazel

 Some of the cars

It was a really fun day, hanging out with everyone.
For some reason I don't have one picture with my dad ! I guess my mom has them.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


I feel like I have been slacking on posts on the blog lately.  I think its because last month I did the blog challenge, which was good because it gave me a topic everyday, where now I don't know what to write about.  I came across some photos that my cousin had sent me from a few weeks ago and thought well I will post them!  They were from a party we went to at my cousin Amanda's house.
 Above is my mom and me at the Ellen show!
 Here we are at Amanda's party playing the game head bands. 
The game is for kids but its really fun for all ages.
 I love this picture cause I feel like baby Hazel is just sitting and hanging out with us all like she is a little adult.  

Below the kids were play fighting and they attacked Grant.
Better late than never!

Monday, June 10, 2013


I spent this weekend working on our office.  My mom and I went garage sale hunting on Saturday morning and I found the one thing I really wanted, a file cabinet.  Its pretty average but I only wanted it for my closet so its perfect!  We also went by Ikea and got the polka dot rug and the clock and a frame.  I still need art on the walls but I will have that pretty soon.

 Below is the view out our office.
 Below is our hall / landing area, the red chair is only their because it needs to be fixed and I don't want anyone to sit on it and fall on the ground! Some day I picture one of those seats where you can put blankets in or pillows. Something with more storage.
 Below is a picture of our guest room. The white cabinet next to the bed was custom built by Grant.  The cool thing is the door opens and something can be stored in there, maybe shoes or pillows, anything really.

As I make more updates I will post more pictures!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Black and White Office!

Considering our office is already mostly black and white, I have decided that it would look cool to do the office in a black and white theme.  I plan to get black and white curtains and looking at Ikea I can see that there is a lot of affordable items that will really make the office stand out!
ULLGUMP Rug, low pile IKEA
VIRRING Rug, low pile IKEA The thick pile dampens sound and provides a soft surface to walk on.

NORRLIDA Frame IKEA The perfect frame to make collages with your pictures and other keepsakes. You can choose a black or a white background.
DEKAD Wall clock IKEA
KOLJA Mirror IKEA Can be hung horizontally or vertically. Safety film  reduces damage if glass is broken. Can be used in high humidity areas.
All items found at Ikea.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Office and Garage ideas!

 I have been doing a lot of pinning on Pinterest and I have a lot of great ideas for our house!
This weekend I plan to work on organizing!

I love the colors in the above picture for the office.

 I love this idea for a desk

 I love the large pin board!
Below is my dream organization of my garage!

This weekend I plan to try to organize my garage and art room!  I have so many ideas, if I could only figure out the best way!!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Office Room

 This weekend was spent painting and organizing our office/art room.  We still have a long way to go but we are making progress.  This is still not really the furniture I want, but for now its great.
 Below are the Before pictures!

 Below are the after pictures.
The horrible stripe that went around the whole room is finally gone!
Now I just want to get some nice drawers to put my art stuff in and a file cabinet and possibly a larger desk for the computer.  Of course a rug would be nice and a board to hang ideas on! The list goes on and on...

 One long streamlined desk would be good under this window, something that can hide the cords and printer. and new curtains or maybe blinds.
At least now we can start using the office!
Next weekend organize the closet!
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