A Bedroom Makeover

Okay, this is a little embarrassing.  G and I have been married for almost 9 years (together for 12) and we’ve never had a real, grown-up bedroom.  Here’s a before picture:


Our bed was on a frame that was a bit too big.  You can’t tell from this picture, but it was one of those metal frames.  It stuck out from the end of the bed.   In the approximate 9 years we had the frame, I learned to walk around  it.  George did not.  He covered the ends of the frame in duct tape so that he wouldn’t get so banged up when he continued to run his shins into it.  Sexy.

Our nightstands were actually wood tv trays covered in a red/maroon cover.  I’ve hated them for years.  It doesn’t help that our room is not very big and there’s only one window.  The “builder’s beige” paint on the wall made it feel like a cave.  And the same color paint is on all the walls in the house.  Sad.

Anyway, after painting and getting new furniture, here’s what we have today:


I should probably take a better picture, but I’m too lazy.  I promise it looks so.much.better.  We bought the bed first.  I wanted a bed that I could be happy with for a very long time.  Something simple. I knew I wanted a much lighter room (something very close to white) so I thought a darker bed would look nice.  After we bought the bed, I had to start painting.  The bed was going to take a few weeks to arrive and I wanted to have the bedroom painted before the bed arrived.  Well, that didn’t quite work out, but I did manage to get the wall behind the bed painted before the bed arrived.  Go me.

After I finished painting, I found nightstands and lamps.  Ikea had a sale on both the nightstands and the lamps ($14.99!) and that worked perfectly for us.  I’m still looking for new bedding, but so far, so good.

Bing was really happy we got rid of our box springs:


Well, I guess he’s happy we put them in the backyard…so classy.  He now has a perfect view of the backyard where he can hunt for cats to fight.

The good news: I love our bedroom.

The bad news: I’m going to paint our entire house now.

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Flowers, Food, Creatures and Patios

So I guess quitting my 2nd job hasn’t led to more blogging.  At least not yet.  I’ve just found so many other things to do now that I have some free time…like watch tv, take naps and eat.  So.Much.Fun.

Anyway, I hope you all had a great Mother’s Day!

We had a small-ish get together with pretty flowers

IMG_20150511_154924and fresh fruit and vegetables!

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I can’t believe I actually prepared something healthy!  I didn’t take any pictures of the family, but here’s a picture of G and Kennedy from last week.


Dumb G even changed his shirt so their outfits would match!  So cute.

And I’m sure you’re wondering what Bing got me for Mother’s Day, right?


Yep, he’s back in the cone of shame!  We went to the vet early Saturday morning because he had another gash on his head.  The vet told me that Bing is probably the cat causing the fights…what a f*cker.  G and I are now seriously considering keeping Bing inside permanently.  I’m not sure Bing’s going to be very happy about this idea.

We also started doing some major work on the backyard and I’m so excited for summer!  The backyard was basically a disaster area when we bought our house two years ago and we knew it would take a lot of work and a sh*tload of money to get it in shape.  We started with this little piece of equipment:


We added a concrete patio out the backdoor and steps to a lower patio.  This is the only “after” picture we have so far:

FB_IMG_1431403420778Apparently it’s cat-approved!  Hilarious.  We still have so much work to do, but it’s a million times better already.  Time to plan a BBQ!

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Just stopping by to wish this fool a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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And I’m (finally) accepting the reality that I will look 54 years old well before he does.

Not fair.

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G and I spent the weekend in Seattle eating a f*ckton of food visiting with our good friends, Joy and Matt. They have two kids, Mia and Ryan.  Ryan totally hated us, which was really funny.
Thankfully, Mia loved us!!


Or she was good at pretending.  Thanks Mia!

While we were in Seattle, I was dying to see our other friends’ twins!! I have a crazy obsession with twins. I just love them and think they’re totally weird and cool. I don’t want to have kids, but if I did, I’d really hope for twins.  I know, I’m an idiot.  So…I was so happy to meet my new best friends Jemma and Zoe!


Jemma and Zoe are nine months old and they are both super happy, adorable girls. And they weren’t scared of us at all!  It took all my self control not to steal those kids from Nikki and Zach.  I LOVE TWINS!

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Three posts in ONE WEEK!

I think this is a record for 2014 and 2015.  Go me!

First of all, Happy Easter!  George and I went to my mom’s this morning to hang with the family.  George had to work this afternoon so we could only stay a few hours.  We got there first and my sister’s family showed up a few minutes later.  Kennedy was all dressed up and ready to party.


She was even willing to take a picture with dumb G!


It was surprisingly beautiful this morning so we were able to spend some time outside!  Mom and Tim even got a great picture with some of the kids.


Little K and me!


Oh, I cut off a lot more of my hair.  I think I’m going to lighten it up a bit in a couple of weeks so stay tuned.  It’s been a while since I really messed with my hair so it’s time!

Jeff’s family was running really late because his wife, Tomoe, is trapped in tax hell and working one million hours a week.  Unfortunately, George and I had to leave before they showed up.  Sad.  But I have a few pictures to share of the boys from a few weeks ago when we all got together at our house.  Of course, we went to the park!

I was Kennedy’s mode of transportation:


And take a look at these adorable boys:


Yes, Kaz smiles now.


And Kai is going to be turning five in a couple of months.  It’s hard to believe he will be in school soon!

Oh and one last thing from today:


I made these vegan chocolate chip cookies and they are amazing.  Seriously.  Especially right out of the oven.  Please make them.  You won’t be disappointed.

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