February 21, 2010
We bought it and it was deliverd 4 days later!!
Here it is the first night was here!
Here it is in front of our old tv stand! Notice the DVD Holder in the left hand corner!
Just another side view. We couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Now just to paint the wires to match the wall and then we will paint the fireplace wall a darker shade. We've also looked at getting different candle holders and frames for the TV Stand. I want to add a little pizazz!! and bright colors!!
I highly recommend this paint when refinishing any furniture. It sprained on evenly with just one coat, and it dried within a few hours!!
All sanded down, wiped off and ready to be transformed!!! Honestly it looked so great to me as just bare wood but of course not good enough for the living room!!
Let's start with Love Day!!! For the 2nd year in a row now Chuck and I went to Louie's Restaurant for a yummy breakfast! I'm not a big fan of Valentine's Day as a huge day to be romantical but we decided it'd be fun to go to breakfast as our big Valentine's outing :)
Not the best picture, but this is us before we went in for breakfast!
February 8, 2010
I got as far as I could but when she tortures an innocent little hamster I slammed the book shut and threw it in my purse....I will be throwing the book away....go ahead and shame me for it but I can't see how anyone would want to read this trash....
*BIG SIGH* I am sadden to have to put down a book I spent money on and never read it but it's not like I don't have plenty more to read....
I will be reading The Hopeless Romantics Handbook next...Soon I'll have to start reserving the other books on my list from the library. I'm almost done with all the ones I own :)
Another one I'm not sure that I'll make it through is Wicked! But I'll give it go, maybe on a weekend we go camping this summer....
And a side update on Chuck...saw the Orthopedic today...he's out another 4 weeks! Poor guy! But there are definite signs of improvement...the doctor was able to move his foot in all directions without pain...but because of the special circumstances he doesn't want any weight or pressure put on it for at least another 4 weeks!!! Maybe Chuck should start a blog...I'll have to talk to him about that :)
Now I'm off to start a fire to go with this rainy evening...hopefully this headache will go away....
February 7, 2010
If not here are some pictures of the awesome bookshelf I got off craiglist for $10.
I finished sanding it on Saturday...here is a picture with the other end tables that I also finished up sanding!
After it was completely dried I moved it inside and realized I had to make a quick trip up to Beverly's to get some decorations for it.... I picked up the two candle holders, candles and the clear sand rocks inside the holders. I had the mirrors already and the picture frame is one we had up on another shelf.
Here is a close up shot of the candle holders that I put together. Originally I was going to do flowers but I love candles!
My new camera had arrived...one week later...Thanks for the great shipping Best Buy!! I got the camera, the case, the tripod and rechargeable battery! The mini tripod is so cute!
Here is a shot of the camera before I opened the box!
Of course I had to put it on the tripod to test it ou! How cute is that!!
I was so happy to finally get my new camera but I soon realized I should have also bought a memory card! I need to sit down and read the manual but I have not had a chance...then when I opened the Sunday ads Best Buy had their camera memory cards on sale! Could it be any better? I got a 8 GB memory card for $24.99!! I love Best Buy!
February 4, 2010
Today in the mail I got the most wonderful surprise. After getting soaking wet because of some unexpected showers!! I opened the mail box and noticed two envelopes addressed to me that I assumed were more offers to refinance our mortgage....
I dropped all the mail on the breakfast bar, opening every other piece of mail first....
But those two envelopes held inside them the items that made me forget about being cold and wet and I felt like it was beautiful sunny 70 degree weather with a hot dog and a beer :)
You fans know what I am talking about!!!
Oh yes Tickets.com you are AMAZING with your shipping
TICKETS TO THE OAKLAND A'S that I ordered last saturday!! I was so shocked they came so soon!!
I was so happy and so suprised to find out that it was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Sure it needs a little TLC but I've got plenty of that to give.
This is the bookshelf and where it will sit. It will hold our cookbooks that are currently residing upstairs in the mancave closet and the few that we use on a regular basis sit on top of the cupboards!!
How much did we pay for this sturdy perfect height perfect shelves you may ask??? oh a mere $10.00!!! I know it's a great deal right? We couldn't even get the cheap bookcase that Walmart sells for $10.00.
February 2, 2010
Now I know you shouldn't point out your flaws and mistakes. These are just inexcusible...I am okay with how many times I used the word but...although I am determined to cut those out as well....
I have a new resolution this year....yes starting a little late...but better late than never...I am officially taking the word "SO" out of my blogging vocabulary and apparently I need to remove it from my texts as well.
Wish me luck, hopefully all this reading will improve my vocabulary!!
So have a great night....HAHA Just kidding!! :-)
Now off to the next book....I think I'll read.............
Lo's Diary...I read Lolita last year and while it was weird and disturbing it was actual a good book. I wouldn't recommend it necessarily because I think it's one of those books you have to find on your own and decide on what topics you are okay with reading. But right after I read Lolita I also watched the movie and then researched a little more about the author. Turns out a book was written afterwards that was trying to be the point of view from Lo herself...not written by the same author but thought...hey why not give it shot...