Friday, July 30, 2010

Auntie Em x3!

Yesterday was a big day!  Matthew Aaron was born just before 8am and weighed 9 pounds and 8 ounces.  He is a big boy with TONS of hair!  It looks like he is wearing a wig!  Congrats to my sister, Jen, and her husband, Brad!  I can’t wait to see how John reacts when his little brother comes home and he isn’t an only child anymore.  Two boys, what fun!! :)
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I just love him already!!! :)

In other exciting news, we leave for the beach on Sunday!!!  So picture us hanging out here for 6 nights.  Jealous?
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Okay, when I make these pictures they get really fuzzy.  Sorry!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wowiee Kazowiee

I am trying to win a class for me and 6 friends/family from the amazing Altar'd!  Are you following their blog?  You should if not!  I LOVE their work and I am dying to win a class on how to correctly redo furniture.  I have the two nightstands that I bought off Craigslist that I need to revamp, but I am nervous to do this on my own. Anyways… if you are on facebook  you should ‘like’  Altar’d and comment saying “Emily Denson sent me!”.  I would GREATLY appreciate all your help!  You can even post a link on your facebook page asking your friends to help me too.  I am BARELY in the lead and I am getting scurred that I am going to lose at the last second!  ahhhhh….. HELP! =)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blues x3

First of all, Sunday night was a big night.  Michael Buble concert!!  Do you love him?!  I do!  Not as much as my Jerome-y, but he is in second for sure.  We had such a great time!  My sister, mom, and 2 of my best friends went with me and we wish we could go again tomorrow.  Next year we are determined to get close up and personal seats!  I better start saving up now. :)

So, Jeremy and I have a queen sized bed, which is fine with me, but Jer is 6’2 and would love to have more room to stretch out.  I am nice and comfy, but whateva!  I love my bedding now that I got from Bed Bath and Beyond and I love the dark walls that we have.  Some people don’t like dark walls, but we love having deep brown walls.  I sleep like a ba-by!
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(Across from this is our entertainment stand and our TV is mounted on the wall…. I didn’t think anyone cared to see that!)
I got this chair off of Craigslist for $20; painted it and switched to fun fabric and there ya go.  I love the print!  I don’t want to change that chair again, as of right now.  We have nightstands in the garage ready to paint a pale yellow (maybe), but it is just too flipping hot out right now.  The dresser will stay, I would think….  Our only thing we would need to get is a new bed frame, headboard, and bedding.  We want to get an upholstered headboard, and I could actually another one, but I need some ideas to go by.
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As much as I would say I would want to completely change the color scheme, I don’t!!  Yikes!  I love lighter blues, brown, cream, tan, etc…  So, here are some possibilities for bedding.  I guess I should have said that we aren’t doing this anytime soon.  We just love to talk about the future :)
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I know there are two random bedding sets in there.  But, I kind of like them!  Maybe, this will be our Christmas present?  Ehh… I think we need to get done with the guest bathroom that we haven’t even started yet!

Anyways, I had fun looking at everything.  All of the pictures I got are from Pottery Barn, Horchow, Crate and Barrel, Target, and Kohls. 

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Isn’t that fluffy?

Today was a fun craft day!  I had such a wonderful time hanging out with my sisters, Jen and Allison, and a few of my best friends, Melissa and Stefanie.  Of course, Bella was there to make us smile even more.  Allison, from A Glimpse Inside, had a great tutorial on how to make a wreath using coffee filters.  So, a craft day was in order!

Jen and Al were working on other crafts while the 3 of us made wreaths.  These wreaths will take quite a bit of time!  It took me almost 4 hours to finish it.  Which, went by quickly because I was laughing the vast majority of the time. 

You will need coffee filters (duh!), a wreath, glue gun, ribbon, and an ink pad.  Making the wreath is super easy but just time consuming because you want it to look very full… which causes it to be very fluffy!  That is the first thing Jeremy said when he saw it.  Hope that was a good comment??
Remember, candy is a must.  I recommend skittles, starbursts, and M&Ms.

We also used the ping pong/pool table for extra space for all of our supplies.  And, of course, we needed to revert back to the directions to make sure we were on the right track.

Melissa, Jen, and Al crafting away :)

Stefanie found the perfect way not to mess up her precious coffee filters!
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I’m making progress!!

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YEAH!!!  Finally complete!!  I decided not to put it over my entry way mirror because, well, it was just too fluffy.  So, we hung it on the inside of our front door and I really love it there.  What do you think?

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Remember, that I made this one for the outside of the front door.  I am a wreath making machine! haha

What should my next craft project be?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

So, I’ve Been Thinking…

These few words cause my loving husband to roll his eyes and say oh crap.  We have been talking about how within the next few years we want to redo the guest bathroom and the kitchen.  Then our house will have been completely remodeled.  So, I brought up the idea that I want the guest bathroom to be remodeled by the time we had a baby.  I really thought I would have a battle ahead of me with Jeremy, but he just thought about it and started talking about what we could do!  HELLO!  That was easy :)

Here is our plan… GUT the bathroom!  Nothing stays.  Sounds nice and inexpensive.  But, we think that we can do all the labor ourselves, actually we know we can.  That cuts down our cost by a HUGE amount.  We want to put in a new vanity with a granite counter, new tub, new toilet, new tile floor, tile up the wall around the tub, texture the walls, paint, and new mirror, and perhaps even some lighting too.  Anything else we are missing?! HaHa!

Not sure when we will actually start this.  Hopefully, sometime this fall when it isn’t 100 degree out. 

Here are some pictures of people’s remodels and just different bathroom ideas that I like.  Although, some of the pictures I only like one certain aspect of the bathroom, but maybe you will like the whole shabang.  Who knows what we will actually do!
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