Sunday, February 28, 2010

Room Reveal - Guest Bedroom and Bathroom

Time to see the guest bedroom and bathroom!
The house has three guest bedrooms but this is the only one that we are using as an actual bedroom. One of the other guest rooms is my craft room and the other one is going to be Danny's office at some point.

This bedroom started off an awful pinkish purple color so we painted it a neutral color called White Sand by Benjamin Moore. Being the cheap-o that I am, I took the Benjamin Moore paint swatch to Lowe's and they color matched it for me using Valspar paint which is only about $23 a gallon.


As you can see, Jaws the turtle still lives in the guestroom. Once we get a chance to work on the backyard Jaws will have a new pond to call home!

The guest bathroom was actually a pretty nice subdued shade of green and after painting the craft room, the master bedroom and the guest room, I didn't have it in me to paint anything else so I decided the green would work! The tile in this bathroom is a little retro, but it was in good shape so we decided to leave it for now. All we had to do to spruce this room up was change out the mirror to something that was framed, change the light fixture and put in some accessories.



Up next, the master bedroom!

Room Reveal - Craft Room

So, it has been a busy few weeks with work and moving into the new house but we are making progress and it is starting to feel like a home!

The first room reveal is going to be my craft room. I was so excited that we found a home that had a space that I could use for this purpose.

Here is the only before picture I have of the room. The old owners used it as an office but you can't really see that from my horrible picture.

I really like neutral colors for most rooms in the house, but for my craft room I wanted some color! I decided to go with a robin's egg blue color. Here is a picture after the first coat of paint.

I have to admit that I was worried that it looked like toothpaste and Danny wasn't sure about my color choice either, but I think it all came together when we put the furniture in.

Here are the after pictures. The room could still use some artwork or shelving above the long desk, but I haven't decided exactly what I want to do yet.

I have a little table that I use to cut my fabric for sewing projects and then I have the long desk on the wall that has room for my laptop and my sewing machine.

I already put the craft room to good use when I used it to make the curtains that are hanging in the room! I can't wait to use it for more fun projects!
Up next is the guest bedroom and bathroom reveal!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Snow Bunnies!

It snowed the entire day yesterday! I don't think I have ever seen this much snow on the ground before. The weather man said that there have been 12.5 inches of snow and it turns out that the dogs love to play in it!

First picture of the new house with snow in front!

Ollie the snow bunny

Monday, February 1, 2010

To The Birthday Girl

Today is a very special day. It is my best friend Ashley's 26th birthday!

Ash and I met when we were 19 and taking our first accounting class during our sophomore year at A&M and we have been together every step of the way since!

She is truly one of the most caring. selfless, thoughtful people I have ever known and the best friend a girl could ask for. I am so lucky to have her in my life.

Ash, we hope you have a great day today and all your birthday wishes come true. You deserve the world and more with a margarita on top!

We love you and miss you!


Danny, Mitzi, Ender and Ollie


Danny and I are officially homeowners! We signed all the paperwork two weeks ago but the old owners were leasing it back from us until yesterday. So last night, after a really busy day, we loaded up some things in the car and headed over to the new house to see it for the first time since we bought it.

We took a bottle of champagne over and drank it as we walked around excitedly looking at everything and talking about all kinds of ideas!

We are so excited to get started on all of our projects and feel so blessed to have been able to buy such a wonderful house to start our lives together in!

I will be sure to post before and after pictures or all of our projects so you can follow along!

Fun Bobby is 26!

This Saturday night we headed out to celebrate Fun Bobby's 26th birthday at Cyclones!

Not only was it great to celebrate the day that our amazing friend came into the world but it was also so great to be back with all my Dallas besties! 4 straight weeks out of town without any girlfriend time was rough!

We started the night with jumbo margaritas and yummy mexican food at the restaurant and then headed back to Jen's place to have some yummy pear-tinis (thanks to Kiki) and a giant cupcake cake (thanks to Katie).

It was such a great night full of laughs and totally inappropriate conversations. Luckily, those kinds of nights just happen to be my favorites! Thanks for the great time girls!