Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Apartment Therapy Part 2

I am sure you all remember that this weekend I painted a wall in my living room an Aegean Blue color. It's taken me a little bit to get used to it, but I really do love it. The room feels warmer and more inviting and it feels less like a temporary landing pad.


So there's another room I wanted to paint and I chose a lime-ish green. It's one of my favorite colors (my laptop is that color!) and I've always wanted a bold crazy kitchen. So I threw caution to the wind and said pluck it! Here's the kitchen wall before...

And here is the kitchen wall after. The color, yet again, is not true to life, but you get the idea...

This I love. It's hard to get a really good picture because the kitchen is so small, but it just makes me smile that it's green. I can't wait to cook something!

Now the only other thing I'm thinking of painting is the bottom half of my hallway. It's a chair rail type set up, and I've ALWAYS wanted a chair rail. I'm seriously contemplating it and would like to get this done before my party on the 18th....

As always, I'm struggling with things to put on the wall. I'm only happy with 1 wall of pictures-even my Terra Toscana painting on the blue wall isn't doing it for me now. I want clusters of eclectic pictures all over-but truth be told, that's not really my personality. I like things balanced and streamlined-but I always love the look when I see it. So...I think I'll go to the thrift shop down the street next week to check out their frames to see if I can at least try it. Who knows, I might actually like it in my own house!!

Randomivity


Really? Was that necessary? It didn't prove a thing.

If $1 Million were riding on a game of charades, I would want my sisters with me. I would act out Gingerbread Man. They would be the only ones who'd get it and we'd be rich.

Dear Ms. Complainerpants: I now see my error in confiding in you that one time. I didn't think that it would cause you to use me as your complaining board or that you had so much to complain about. I like you. But it's gotten to the point where I don't talk to you unless you talk first. Maybe you should stop complaining as much as you do...

When working at a front desk you must be invincible. It's the only way to survive.

Apparently white people date differently than black people. This is what I was told yesterday by a friend of mine. I am in no way offended, but I do find it funny that this was said.

I was adopted by a woman in IKEA last night. She was kind of crazy and weird but I loved her! I also love the she swore without abandon to a complete stranger. She made me smile.

What doesn't make me smile is getting roped into another grand scheme only to be the number 16. It was supposed to be 160. That's money NOT in my bank. So much for all of my debt finally being gone and a new bed. Oh, and getting my car fixed. :(

I've wanted a grill pan for a long time now, and Tuesday I found one on clearance for $20. It's a tiny bit scratched on the bottom. Not even on the non-stick part. Silly people!

Someone's been reading my books and it's kind of freaking me out. I checked with the only person it could have been and he said it was not him. (Random brand new books have earmarks on several pages, as if someone read a few chapters at a time.) These are books that came right from the publisher.

If you remember I got a manicure/pedicure for my "anniversary" at a day spa. Well, I was unhappy with the manicure and I got an email asking me to write a review on Citisearch. I did and was honest. About an hour later I got an email from the spa telling me they were sorry and they wanted to give me a free manicure to make up for it! (With a different tech). Yay! Pretty nails (for free) for my party next week!!

I have a Nana and she's hell to buy for. Any ideas as to what I should get her for Christmas?

Does anyone else think that Gina from Down Home with the Neeley's is so annoying you want to poke your eyes out with a dull pencil? He husband rocks and is super cool, but she is annoying!!

I'm going back to the chiropractor today! (I feel better and luckily I don't need a pain pump)

I like to move it, move it.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Toosdae ?'s

Happy Toosdae everyone! I hope that you are enjoying this week so far, and that this post finds you happy and healthy. If you can, please take a little time out of your day to brighten mine. :)
(Answer questions below)

1. How long did your Thanksgiving leftovers last? Did you make anything creative with them, or just eat them as is?

2. Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, what is on the top of your gift wish list?

3. Is there anything that you have not yet done this year that you set out to accomplish before 2009?

1. I didn't have any leftovers because I didn't cook, but I was able to take home enough turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce to make a sandwich, which was delicious.


2. Well, I really want everything that is on my wish list this year and there are things I need more than others, like the clothes. But I also really want the perfume and the jewelry. And the tripod...I hope my parents got that for me! :)


3. I didn't have anything specific that I had to accomplish per say-I just wanted to enjoy life and for the most part, I feel that I did. I would like to do something fun for New Year's this year, but as of now, I have no plans...gotta work on that.

Ruby Tuesday: Flashing Lights

Sunday night I was walking home from dinner when I saw this:


Apparently a car and a taxi cab collided which resulted in the car ending up on the train tracks blocking the trains progress. I don't believe anyone was hurt because no one, nowhere reported anything that I can find...if it wasn't rainy and cold that night, I would have stayed to watch a bit. I'm curious about how they got the car off of the tracks!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Manic Monday: Shopping

This weeks Manic Monday word is "Shopping" and before I tell you my tale, I'd like to remind you all to go visit Morgen's store The Wren's Nest this shopping season. He just updated the site with fantastic new items.

I've heard lots of people say that anyone who'd shop on "Black Friday" is nuts. Well...I don't really see it that way. Sure, there are crazy people out there who do freak out but I'm not one of them. I know it's going to be crazy. I know that it's going to be crowded and that I will have to wait in lines. But that's ok-because I know what I need to buy and I know that if I find those things, I will make people happy and save myself some money in the process.

This year I only had one goal in mind-I wanted to go to Kohls to find Rye Bread a digital camera. Of course Kohls always has fantastic sales as it is, so I took some time to look around to see if there was anything else I could give as gifts. I ended up not finding anything extra, but I was able to find the LAST digital camera for my little cutie. It's not the exact one I was looking for, but it's actually better and I think she'll really like it.

When I first entered the store the lines were not bad at all...but after my shopping and browsing, the line roped all the way around the store. Yes, all the way around. And all I had was the camera.

And yes, lots of people said to me, "I really hope she likes that!" (She will)

Two things amazed me: 1. The number of people who were shocked that it was busy. Hello! It was Black Friday. Crazy ass deals that last only until 1pm-of COURSE it's going to be busy! Weirdos. 2. The line only took 20 minutes to get through. Talk about great service! I couldn't believe it. I feel bad for the fools who saw the line and ditched their finds because you know the store they went to afterward was just as busy AND they didn't get what they wanted...

Patience. That's the key to Black Friday...that, and having a plan.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Apartment Therapy

Before:


During:


After:


The color looks like it's just blue in the picture, but it's not. It's called Aegean Sea, and it's sort of teal-ish blue. I love it. I want to do something more on the wall but I'm not sure what. I also want to get that stuff off of the floor or make it look better, but I don't know how. We'll see.

I also bought a lime-ish green color for the kitchen. It's bold, but it's my favorite color and I've always wanted a kitchen that color. So, one wall will be that color. The last thing I'll paint for now is the bottom of the chair rail in the hallway. That'll be just a brownish color, just to make it more defined. We'll see...