Monday, April 30, 2012

Manic Monday: Weekend Recap

- We bought a house!!!
- I signed ALL the papers wrong... so now I have to sign them all over
- We celebrated at Rodeo with the whole family
- We moved furniture until 3:00 in the morning....

- We slept in!
- We finished moving the furniture
- We bought a new trash can and got the smell good trash bags.  I'm never using regular trash bags again!
- We found out that the light in the master bedroom doesn't work
- We worked on the kitchen
- We set up the washer and dryer

- We had a blow out.  Very scary!
- We went shopping!

One of my most favorite items that we purchased was a blue chair.  It is so comfortable!  This picture is not the exact chair but it is very similar.  Isn't it cute?!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Three Things Thursday: The Lucky One

If you have seen the Lucky One then you know that it is a good movie.  If you have read the book then you know that the movie was VERY disappointing!  Regardless, there are still some quotes from the Lucky One that I loved!

1. "Finding something like that, in a war, is like finding an angel in hell."- Logan

2.  "You should be kissed everyday, every hour, every minute."- Logan

3.  "Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people."- Elizabeth Green 'Beth' (quote from the book!)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Manic Monday

So today was supposed to be the day that we close on our house.... But we aren't getting to do that! I am so very disappointed.  Apparently something was wrong with the appraisal.  I don't exactly know what is going on which is extremely frustrating.  Best case scenario, we will be able to close by the end of the week.

Tanner will be turning 23 next Tuesday.  He has been wanting a Playstation 3 ever since our xBox 360 died.  So after continuously giving me those puppy dog eyes, I gave in and we went and got him one.  We always end up celebrating his birthday early!  I even got a controller so I can play with him.  This weekend he taught me how to play Call of Duty and some boxing game that I can't remember the name of.  I enjoyed playing Call of Duty with him, especially the very few times that I was able to sneak up on him and shoot him instead of him always shooting me!  I have to work on my aim, but I will make a come back :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Three Things Thursday: Things I Onced Believed

I once believed.....

- that glow in the dark football was the most fun game ever! (I still believe it is pretty fun!)

- that Aladdin was my boyfriend.

- that if I couldn't see you, then you couldn't see me.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Fab: DVD Book Binder

I'm sure that there are many people out there that have a HUGE DVD collection.  We are included in that group.  Tanner and I have always had a lot movies.  Once we got married, we combined our movies and ran out of room on our big book shelf.  We had to start stacking them on top of each other! I have all the movies in alphabetical order, some call it OCD, I call it organized!  Everyday, I walk past the book shelf and just think about how ugly it looks having all of those movies just out in open like that.  Now that we are moving, I refuse to keep the same system that we have now.  I looked into DVD cabinets, but they were all so bulky and took up extra space.  I was at the point where I was just ready to get rid of all our movies.  BUT that would be a problem because we love movies!!  We are not very big TV watchers, and now that One Tree Hill is off the air, I don't have anything to watch.

Then, I found the most FABULOUS thing.... DVD Book Binders!  You take all the movies out of those chunky cases and put them in a binder, but the binder looks like a book.  So neat and way more cute for decorating purposes!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

My Bucket List:

Get busy living or get busy dying!

Here's my list!  I will continue to add things!
Items that are scratched out have already been done.

Go to Australia
Ride in a hot air balloon
See the northern lights
Ice skate at the Rockefeller Center
Go whale-watching
Visit Alaska
Marry my best friend
Be a spectator at a Cirque du Soleil
Go on a safari
Run a marathon
Become an early riser

 Go to a Boston Red Sox game
Attend a murder mystery dinner
Go deep sea fishing
Learn to salsa dance
Take a self-defense class
See Macy's 4th of July Spectacular live
Go on a helicoptor ride
Drive down Route 66
Become a home owner
Learn to say "no" without feeling guilty

See the pyramids in Egypt
Visit the four corners
Learn to play poker
Have a house with a wrap around porch
Take up yoga
Go to the winter Olympics
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Take a photo a day for a year
Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Swim with dolphins
Ride a segway
Shoot my own Thanksgiving turkey
Build something
Go to Bora Bora
Witness a meteor shower
Adopt a pet from the animal shelter
Hike the Inca Trail

Three Things Thursday: Things I once believed

I once believed....

- that chickens had 4 legs.

- that there were dolphins in the light bulbs and if you turned the lights on and off real fast then it would kill the little tiny dolphins.

- that a crock pot was a crotch potch! (My family and I still call it a crotch potch just for fun!)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

My new sisters!

Tanner and me

                                                                              My mom                                                                     

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Grilled Cheese

Everyone gets in a hurry and wishes that they didn't have to cook a big meal.  This happens to me ALL the time!  The other day, not only did I not feel like cooking, but we didn't even have any food for me to cook.  So, I was off the hook! haha  I decided to make us some grilled cheeses, but not just any grilled cheese, peporoni grilled cheese.  Any grilled cheese worth eating HAS to have 2 pieces of cheese! :)  Just kidding, but I always use 2 pieces.  So when making these, I just put the peporonies in between the pieces of cheese.  Afterwards, we dipped the peperoni grilled cheese into pizza sauce and it was ummm ummm good and the best part of all was that it only took about 10 minutes.

If you have any little nuggets running around then I bet this would be a hit at your house!

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!

Friday, April 6, 2012

A New Journey

So I was looking back, and apparently I must have deleted the post about our soon to be, hopefully to be new home!  Tanner and I woke up one morning and decided that it was time to buy a house.  That we just couldn't live in our mobile home any longer!  So we went on the websites that show all the houses that are listed.  Within 2 weeks, we got pre-approved for a loan, found a house, AND made an offer!  Our first offer was accepted, we are super excited.  2 weeks from Monday we will be closing on the house, as long as everything continues to run smoothly.  Keep your fingers crossed!  There are many things that we want to update.  Our first major project will be the kitchen and we plan on doing that in a couple of years! Here is a sneak peek as to what our future home looks like:

The family room:

The dining room:

The very blah kitchen:

Friday Fab: The Color Grey

As you may or may not know, Tanner and I are purchasing our first home in a little over 2 weeks!!  I am painting our master bedroom grey.  I have always been a huge fan of bright colors! I love how cheerful they are.  So, to incorporate my love for pretty colors, we are bringing in yellows.  The color we picked is called Winter's Day!  Isn't it such a pretty color?!

In order to save ALOT of money, I am going to make our throw pillows.  Pillows are just so dang expensive!  I have found some fabric that I absolutely love.  I will be making pillows, recovering our chair and hopefully will be able to do something for the windows with any leftover fabric.  Take a look at the fabrics that I have picked out!  Aren't they Fabulous? :) I love the chevron stripes!