Sunday, September 30, 2012

Book: Fifty Shades Freed

I'm finally on the last book of this series. I really wish this series had more books in it. I have really loved this series! I still find it crazy that I can find myself lost in these books and forget the time and everything around me. At work I read on my lunch break and I have found myself several times almost forgetting to clock back in. LOL. I don't think I have ever been this lost in a book before, but I have loved all these books. 

I do have my series picked out and I am looking forward to reading those as well....Soon to find out what the next series is. 

If you haven't read 50 Shades I do recommend it but I know everyone will have different thoughts of it. But I would say check it out and give it a try. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Happy 2nd Anniversary!!

Two years ago today I married my best friend! That was the happiest day of my life!
These past 2 yrs have been amazing and I'm looking forward to many more year to come!!!

This year we didn't do anything big for our Anniversary. Last weekend we celebrated by going to Ren Fest Saturday with the family, that night we out to dinner at our favorite place Texas Roadhouse. After dinner we can me home and sit by the fit pit and had some wine. 

Today we are going to go shopping for some new silverware and then we are going to have a few drinks to celebrate! 

Pictures were taken by Sonya Karel.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Book: 50 Shades Darker

I have been wrapped up in posting on our new house I totally for to post what I'm reading. LOL
I finished the first book "50 Shades of Grey". I loved this book and couldn't wait to start the next book.

Well I have started 50 Shades Darker about a week ago and I'm about 50 pages away from being done! 

I'm really enjoying these books and I will be sad when they end. But no worries I think I have my next series picked out and ready to go!

I'm sure by tomorrow I will be on the last book! I will remember to post when I start...Maybe. LOL

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

House Tour: Formal Living Room

Welcome to the Formal Living Room. When we moved in we didn't have furniture to fill this room...We aren't sure what we want to do with this room or how we want to decorate it. So right now it's just a room we keep some stuff in LOL. One day we might decide to make this another living area but as of now it's nothing. :) I try to keep it clean so we don't just put stuff in there and it gets cluttered.

 This wall is to the left when you walk in the front door. We decided this would be a prefect place to put a memorial of Shane's mom. I made the frame after his mom passed, I made everyone in the family one. They turned out cute. We bought the shelf, candle holders and table. We got the table at NFM. I think it goes prefect on that wall. I'm very happy the way this wall turned out!

This ends the house tour! I hope you enjoyed it. 
Tomorrow I will post about the landscaping we have done so far....Stay turned!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

House Tour: Master Bed & Bath

The tour today is on the Master Bedroom and Bath. 

(Before) - Just plain old white again. 

 (After) - We painted the bedroom a Mossy Green. I wasn't sure I would like this color when we picked it out at the store but after we got the sample on the wall it looked great! Now that it's all done I really love it. I do wish the trim was white instead of wood but maybe one day in the future we can change it! 

This is one view of our bedroom. We had a headboard we need to put on our bed. 
 I really like this color with our bedroom furniture it looks really good together! 
 Another angel of the bedroom.

(Before) - This was the awful color in the master bath when we looked at the house. I was like this HAS to go!

 (After) - This bathroom was painted a Khaki Green. I'm glad this was one of the last rooms we did because if we would have started here I wouldn't have painted anything else. LOL. Trying to cover up that dark navy color was crazy! Shane painted this bathroom then I had to go back put a 2nd coat on it b/c you could still see the navy through it. Nuts I tell you! But it's done now and I like it turned out great!

Tomorrow will conclude the house tour with a look at the formal living area.

Monday, September 17, 2012

House Tour: Bedrooms

It's been a few days since I last posted  stuff on our house. When the weekend came we were busy and I kinda just put it off. But now that the work week is back let's continue the tour! 

Today I'm going to show you our extra bedrooms in the house. 
We didn't paint either of these rooms yet...but painting them is in the near future!

This is the Spare Room for when we have guest sleepover. We are going to take down the wallpaper and get this room painted. Hopefully soon.

This is the 3rd bedroom and this is MY room. My craft/photography room. I just love it. I do want to paint this room but I haven't decided what I want to do with it so it's on hold till I can figure it out. Maybe next year I will have to narrowed down and can paint it. We shall see.

 This is just another angel of the room.
 Just another angel in my room.

That ends the bedrooms...Tomorrow I will post our Master Bedroom and Bath! Stay Tuned....

Friday, September 14, 2012

House Tour: Kitchen/Dining Room

The kitchen was the last room we painted. It was a big chore getting this painted because we did the kitchen and the hallway upstairs the same color. I had to work half day when it was time to paint the kitchen. Shane got up when I went to work and headed over to get started, he had a lot done when I got there so I got busy to finish helping him. We had to work hard to get the kitchen done in one day because this was the day our dining room table was being delivered. But don't worry we finished in no time! 

The kitchen again was just plain old white. 

It was between 2 colors that we liked for the kitchen. After putting them on the wall we decided on Mid Day Mocha. It turned out to be a great color. And it was perfect for our wine theme that we were doing. :)

 The finished picture! I love our dining room. I love sitting there now and eating dinner with my hubby. It's so nice to have a table to eat at.

 The bare kitchen before I unpacked everything.

And finished. It took a little while to put everything up. We had much more cabinets here then the town home, so it was kinda overwhelming trying to find places for everything and making sure it was perfect! LOL 

 When we had our house inspection the guy said he did you see this...And he touched this thing under the cabinets and tada there were lights under there! It was so cool! No all the cabinets have lights but one day soon they will. I just love the lights under there it so fun and cool looking. :)

Stay tuned..still more to come!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

House Tour: Bathrooms

The next tour of our house is the half bath and the 2nd bath. The master bath will be shared with the master bedroom post. 

The half bath was also painted the same night as the Family Room. The bathroom was just plain old boring white. We are were sick of white walls in our house since for the past however many years that's all we have lived with. We were ready for some color in our life! This bathroom is located right off the family room. Very nice so you don't have to walk upstairs when you have to use the bathroom. :) 

 We decided to paint this room a Soft Blueberry. It turned out so good, I love it!

 We put a vanilla rug in there by the sink. I still need to get one for around the toilet but every time I try and go to buy it they don't have it. Boo! One day I will get it. LOL. When we painted this room we had not thought of making this like an ocean bathroom but after it got done it just reminder me of the ocean. We decided to go with that theme and we got soap and candles to go with theme. We also hung up some pictures that I took when we went to Mexico. I love how this room turned out. We also replaced the mirror above the sink with a black one instead of gold. Black goes much better ;) 

 This is the 2nd bathroom and is located upstairs. We decided not to paint this room because the color in there already we liked and it went with the decorating items we bought.

 This picture is located on the wall behind the door. I found a cute little tree candle holder that I think will look cute next to this picture, but I haven't decided on weather the get it or not....

And this ends another short tour of our home...Stay tuned for more to come!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

House Tour: Family Room

I decided to stay home from work today because my poor doggie isn't feeling well. She had me up almost every hour from 3:30am till about 7am. I felt so bad for her and I didn't want her staying in her kennel getting sick and stuff. That would be no fun. I hope she starts feeling better soon! Since I stayed home and now I have some free time...I decided it's time to start posting pictures of our house the before and after! I think I'm going to do this room by room so there aren't a ton of pictures in one post. 

So let's start with the Family Room. This was the first room we painted after we got the keys. I was so excited to get started painting so we could get everything moved it. :) The day we decided to paint this room was the Saturday after we closed and Shane had to work. I decided there was no need to sit around while he works so I headed over to the house and got busy with cleaning the walls and starting taping stuff off. So once he got off and to the house we could get busy on painting. We had a couple friends come over that evening and help with this room and we ordered pizza and had beer. What else could you ask for when painting. LOL :) 

(Before) - The family room started out a blue color....

(After) - We painted it a Driftwood Grey.

 And here is the family room once everything is moved in! I think it turned out good and I love it. I really had a good time making sure everything was set up nice and looked good. We didn't really have to buy much for this room. We bought a corner shelf, DVD tower (which you can't see), Rugs, Pillows for the couch and some pictures I believe that's all we needed to make this room complete.

 If you notice the dog on the love seat. That is her spot to be lazy. LOL. I tried putting her bed by the fireplace but she would never sleep on it she always went to the love seat. This was her spot at the old home and her spot now at the new home. She also has another favorite spot which is on the couch behind where Shane sits. It's so funny when she is super sleepy and is up there she starts snoring in his ear. Love it! 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book: 50 Shades of Grey

Friday I finally finished the last book of The True Blood Series. I really enjoyed that series but I'm glad I finally got to move onto another series. I have been super excited to read my next series since everyone started talking about it and said they just love it. 

I started 50 Shades of Grey Friday and let me tell you I love this book so far! I will say this is the most detailed book I have ever read.  I find myself just sitting there reading and forgetting everything around me. I would said I'm half done with this book so far. I can't wait to see what the other books have in stores for me.  I'm loving every minute of reading this book! I have been reading every second I can get on this book. It's been so hard to put down. I love books like that! 

Remembering Sept 11, 2001

Today we honor the victims, the heroes and those who keep the memory alive.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Weekend Recap

I hope everyone enjoyed there weekend and got a chance to enjoy the wonderful weather we had!
I know I enjoyed every bit of it!! :)

Friday: We went out to dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant Frontera's. Then I had to run to Wal-Mart to get a few things for a photo shoot on Saturday. After Wal-Mart we headed over to a friends house to sit outside and enjoy the weather and have some drinks. It was chilly but really nice out. I loved having my jacket on sitting out there next to the fire pit we had going.

Saturday: Shane had to work from 9-3pm. When I got up I decided I wanted to go sit outside and read my Nook for a little while. It was such a wonderful morning I loved just sitting out there in the cool breeze. After my morning read I had a name frame I needed to make for the photo shoot. At 3:15 I headed out for my very first Maternity shoot in Riverside at the Waterfall down there. I will post about this later....After my shoot I headed home to get Shane and we had to go to the store then we decided to have dinner out and try Dodge City Distillery. It wasn't bad but I still love my favorite Texas Roadhouse. After dinner we went home and hung out and watched some TV.

Sunday: When we got up Shane said he wanted to make some hot tea and sit out back. It was another beautiful morning! I love sitting on our deck! After we finished our tea I made bacon and eggs for breakfast. Yum! We had already decided that Shane was going to smoke the turkey we had in our freezer since last year. So he got that all ready and on the smoker. It turned out so good when it was done! Even the dog couldn't get enough. :). Once the turkey was on the smoker we ran out to get a few things. First stop was Bath and Body for some new fall wallflower and candles for the house and then it was to the comic book store for Shane to get a new one after that was back home. We hung out outside all day and enjoyed the weather. I look forward to more weekends like this and spending time outside! Fall is coming!!

The turkey before it went on
 And after...SO Yummy!!

I hope everyone had a good work week!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Weekend Recap

It has been way too long since I have done a Weekend Recap post. So I'm hoping now to get back into the routine of these post. :)

I hope everyone enjoyed there 3 day weekend (well if yo got one). I just love long weekends and wish I had them every weekend!

Friday: Every Friday night we go to Fronteras for dinner and drinks. When we moved we wanted to find a place that we could go to on a regular basic and this is the place! We love this place. The food is so good!

Saturday: We got some stuff done around the house and a I cleaned the whole house. Later that evening we had our family housewarming party. It was such a good time and I loved showing off our home! I will be posting picture later on this.

Sunday: We did a lot of running around Sunday afternoon. First stop was the grocery store, then Lowe's, Hen House, The Comic Book store (yes my hubby has decided to start reading them), Home Depot, Target then finally we were done and went home. That night my day came over to see our house since he didn't make it to the party. After he left we cooked out steaks and had our first dinner outside on the deck. It was so nice! I love it.

Monday: Our extended weekend day off! I got up and did our bedding in our bedroom. Then we went outside and put together our rocking chairs we got for a housewarming gift. Earlier this summer got a little blow up swimming pool, so Shane wanted to put that up and hang in it. It was a hot day and a good day to spend the holiday sitting in a pool enjoying some beer. So that's what we did! Shane also smoked a brisket for dinner that evening and we had a couple friends come over.

I hope everyone has a good short work week!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day!!

I hope everyone has a great Labor Day! We have the day off so we will be enjoying it outside and smoking a brisket for dinner. We have some friends coming over and this is their first time trying his BBQ! I'm exciting and hope they enjoy it as much as I do! 

Enjoy your day off and relax!! 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Book: Deadlocked

I'm finally on the last book of this series! It feels good to know I'm almost done and I can begin a new series. I have enjoyed this series a lot! Now I'm ready to start watching the show again. :)
I bought this book Friday morning so I would have something to do at work on breaks and lunch. So I'm hoping in the new couple weeks I will be done and moving onto my next series!