Thursday, June 24, 2010

Did not dye today

I DESPERATELY need my hair done.
My roots are dark and almost two inches long and my blonde is brassy and is staying that way no matter how much purple shampoo I use. And my ends? You would think that I haven't had my hair cut in six months by the looks of them. I just haven't had time since the wedding and the move to do anything. And, now that I'm in AZ I don't have a stylist and now have new stylist anxiety.

So John said I could go ahead and get it done with the next paycheck but in my impatience I thought, "What if I just dye it myself?". I went out and bought two boxes of what I thought was the perfect color. And then I remembered February....
It was orange roots and gray hair.
Awful
Awful
Awful




And so I wait...impatiently, but wait nonetheless.

And while I'm waiting I'm going to try, again, to make marshmallows. Hopefully they will turn out better this time!




Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Becoming Nocturnal

Thats right, I'm becoming nocturnal. Not by choice really, ok maybe unconsciously by choice. But when you combine:

Nothing to get up for in the morning +
Inability to get used to someone else in my bed +
Napping out of sheer boredom (for a long time) +
Waking up dripping with sweat from the heat +
A husband who (sadly) stays up ALL night working =

Nocturnal

It just kind of...happened. I kept sleeping in a little later every day, and going to bed later every day and suddenly I was going to bed when the sun was coming up.

So I've decided to right this little situation by doing a few things. I will ground myself from napping. I will stop eating after 10pm, which I need to do anyway because I am slowly gaining weight. Possibly taking sleep aids, in the begining, to get myself to sleep at a decent hour. And, making a list of things that I need to do the next day to give myself a reason to get out of bed.

cross your fingers



Sunday, June 20, 2010

A punched Thank You

It is time to give thanks.
Sadly this is something that I have been putting off. Its not that I/we are ungrateful by any means. John and I would not have been able to set up our home together so quickly without the abundance of generous gifts given to us. Its just a daunting task to have to write Thank You over a hundred times and try to make each note personal instead of generic and unthoughtful. That being said, I am diving in and the first place to start is of course, the cards themselves!

So I collected my things...


I didn't want to spend a fortune on the cards so I thought I would buy some ordinary ones and jazz them up a little.

pre-jazziness aka: generic thank you cards from Michaels

mid-jazzing: creating a lace edge with a Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page in "Quilted"

The result! I'm happy with it. Originally I was going to buy a ribbon punch and tie a bow at the top but they didn't have the punch. And really, I don't think they need it.

It wasn't a ton of work but it was just a little something to give them a more custom look.

Now to get writing!




Holy Good Nuts Batman!

These things are CRAZY good! I bought them in a moment of weakness/curiosity while grocery shopping today and I may have just discovered my new favorite snack.

Note to self: MUST look for Blue Diamond coupons!

Happy Father's Day!!!!

Happy Father's Day Dad!


You are everything I could ask for in a father. I love you!

To celebrate I made John a steak for dinner. Even though he's not a dad I figured why not. Haha! And my moms orzo pasta salad that I LOVE.

On a side note. I officially started my couponing experiment. It took a while to get organized but I'm feeling a little more confident about it. I'll keep you posted!









Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Christopher!

I know I already blogged today, but my brother gets a special shout out for turning

27!



I miss you so much Chris! It seems like whenever your around I always have fun! You have one of the most infectious laughs of anyone I've ever met. Things always seem more funny if I watch them with you. I wish you were here so I could take you to a proper Mexican food dinner. Hope you have a great one!

I love you!

PANTONE 15-5519 Turquoise

I love being a newlywed in my own home! My personal d├ęcor style is basically modern-vintage. But right now the decor is...meh. It's a little sparse (hey its our first house!) and a little too pottery-barn-generic for me. I want to add some personality and homey touches. Turquoise is a major contender in the color scheme and keeps the continuity throughout the living room, dining room and kitchen. They all flow together and are the first thing you see when you come in the door.

My dining room needs the most help. Up until a week ago it had nothing in it. Now it has an Ikea Ribba Ledge and an old dining room table my SIL gave with two chairs. It was used for crafts so it is in need of some serious TLC. Rather just painting the whole thing black and finding two matching chairs I was thinking of doing something more like these sets:




This last one is my favorite. My table is the same farmhouse style and I love the look of the mismatched but same color chairs.

I’d like to change the pictures that I have up on the ledge too. Right now they are mostly generic b&w prints. But I think something like this is really cute:


I’m gunna get the supplies to start on the table this weekend. Keep you posted!



Thursday, June 10, 2010

First of first of first

Hello there!

This blog really will have no direction. It'll be about random thoughts, activity's, experiences, likes and dislikes of a random girl.

Here is an update about what has been going on in the last six months.

1) Got engaged
2) Started nursing clinicals
3) Went part time at work
4) Planned a wedding in Arizona
5) Finished first semester of clinicals
6) John got laid off
7) John got recruted in Chandler Arizona
8) Got married in Chandler
9) Honeymoon in Disney world
10) Went back to Delaware and packed up everything we own
11) Drove across the country
12) Got a house in Chandler

Numbers 5-12 all happened within 2 weeks. Needless to say it wasn't the most stress free wedding but honestly it all went quite seamless thanks to the help of my wonderful family and in-laws.

I'll blog about those events later. I think the whole story is worth going into detail about.

So what have I been up to now? Mostly nothing really. I got the house together and I'm trying to find a nursing school and a job. I've been trying to entertain myself with cooking and picking up knitting again.

I tried to make homemade marshmallows and caramels. They were... in need of a second try.

After a lot of deliberation (whether or not to work on something I can't wear in this over 100 degree weather) I started a cardigan.

And thats about it really...