Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Last year, John and I were really excited to hand out candy for the first time from our own place. So we went out and bought a whole bunch of all the good stuff. You know, so we could be the "cool" neighbors. And guess how many trick-or-treaters we had? 


Not a single one. I know. We couldn't believe it either. 

So naturally this year we were skeptical. I mean we DO live in a new neighborhood where half the houses aren't even built yet. But our house has auto light sensing porch lights that we can't turn off so I picked up a couple of bags anyway. You know. Just in case. And guess what? 

Hunh. Guess we'll have to rethink our strategy next year. 

ps. I can still hear kids coming up to the door and complaining when they see the sign. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another victim of an indecisiveness...

For some time now I have been second guessing my pale blue/coral color scheme in my LR. I have been fighting it due to the simple fact that it was one of only two rooms that I had really settled on a design scheme for. But, the more I thought about it the more I realized there were a couple of thing that just didn't quite sit right with me about it. I thought the pale blue and pale pinky orange to be a tad juvenile for a home with zero children. It also really lends itself to a beach theme which is definitely not what I'm aiming for. And so I changed my mind. Not a lot but I did change it nonetheless. 

Before I tell you what I changed it too, I'll tell you the convo I had with John about it:

Me: So I'm starting to rethink the blue and orange color scheme down here. 
John: (look of reliefe on his face) Oh good! I was hoping you would. I didn't want to say anything cause I could see you loved it so much but I didn't like it.
Me: (now looking shocked and a tad worried) Really? You never even hinted. 
John: I didn't want to hurt your feelings. And I figured if it made you happy then I'd be fine with it. But  I don't like the idea of the blue walls, I'd rather have something more neutral like a brown. 
Me: Oh. (quickly trying to hide my magazine containing my inspiration picture) 
John: Why what did you have in mind now? 
Me: Ummm... never mind. 
John: No show me I want to see it. 
Me: Uh... ok.... but you're not going to like it. 

*note the mint green/blue walls

John: (silence) I like this. 
Me: But the walls are still pretty much blue. Just more of a mint blue. I just wanted to add green and navy instead of the coral. 
John: Ya...I like it....I just want you to be happy with it. 

What a great husband I have. 

Monday, October 3, 2011

Some of my favorite ideas...

I know, I know. Its been forever since I lasted posted. But you know what? You're lucky you get anything at all right now cause nursing school is sucking the life out of me. Literally. Don't get me started on that tangent or you'll be reading till your eyes bleed. That's for another day. 

No, right now, since I don't have time to actually do any of the things that I spent months planning to do with my house I thought I'd share some of my favoritest ideas that I've collected from some of the copious amount of blogs. And if you know me, you know I love me some blogs. Like really, alot. I may or may not be subscribed to somewhere in the realm of 150+ blogs. I live by a "more is more" attitude and so far its working out A-O-K. Alright enough nonsense lets get to the good stuff. 

Oh, one more thing, in case you are one of the unfortunate few who have not tried Pinterest yet I HIGHLY recommend you do. In fact, forget the recommendation. I order you to get your tiny hiney over there and make yourself an account this instant!  The best way to describe it is that it is a form of visual bookmarking where you can make "boards" that have "pins" of different things like; food, interior design, fashion, anything! I have a board just dedicated to avocados for petes sake! And your boards and pins are public so that you can access and search other peoples good ideas too. Its seriously an amazing resource for ideas and inspiration about anything your heart could possibly flutter to know. And I can't get enough of it. 

And you can follow me on Pinterest by clicking the little button to the left! :) 

Thats really just the tip of the iceburg. I save a dump truck load worth of ideas but I figure its enough to wet your whistle for a bit!