Thursday, September 29, 2011

Random Tid-bits

Well, I haven't posted in a while because I have been pretty busy.  I will post more house pictures soon. Right now I'm procrastinating.  I decided I would revisit a facebook note that I did a few years ago.  It was one of those "tag 20 people with 20 random facts" kind of things.  I'm going to post 20 new random things about myself.  I'll warn you that this is pretty lame so if you want to leave now, I'll understand.  
1. Many times when I'm texting somebody I type semi-"ghetto" and have to erase and rewrite messages before I send  them. (ex: "Fo' show, girl! That would be dope.") sometimes this happens when I'm on facebook too.
2. I now like the bubble gum pop music that I hated in high school
 3. I ruin my apologies with excuses.
4.I use to be friends with a guy who I believe thought he was in a movie by the way he talked.  He was real big on the dramatic repeating a line (ex: I just don’t know…….(wait for a bit)  I just don’t..know. (and then stare off into the distance)
 5.I watch corny television shows and get embarrassed when the dialog is cheesy.  I guess that’s because Cory can hear it and I think he’s judging me…which he should be doing.
6.Once someone told me that I could do a self-test to check if I had the West Nile virus by holding my head back (where I would be looking up to the ceiling).  I would do many of these self-tests at different moments where others could probably see me and think I was crazy (like in my car at a traffic light). I later found out that this person had fooled me.  Sometimes I still check, though.
 7.  I eat chocolate every day, even if it's just a chocolate chip.
8.Two things you can always find in my purse: lotion & gum.
 9. As much as I love little puppies I don’t want to own one.  It’s too hard to see them go and I really don’t want the responsibility…
10.I put CD's in my car and playlists on my ipod on random shuffle all the time.  I like the surprise part of it. .Although, many times I will skip a lot of songs to get to one I want to hear.
11.I have clothes from high school and still wear them sometimes…lame!
12. I can’t stand the Journey song, "Don’t Stop Believing".  I know people think I'm crazy for that.
13 Growing up I had a bad reoccurring dream about a character from the game "Guess Who"...It was Tom and it was scary.
14. II'm not really digging  this getting older thing. I feel like I should still be in college still but I could have gone trough a 4 year college two times now!  
15.Sometimes I feel sorry for Cory on road trips because I sing just about every song I hear on the radio.  It's a lot like this clip from Heartbreak Kid.

16.   I like to narrate animals and babies.
17 I stay up entirely too late on most nights.
 18.On trips I put earplugs and eyeshades in my pillowcase in case of a sleep emergency (someone snoring)
  19.I pick out random Independent films and they’re never good.  Cory still lets me pick them out, though. :)
20. I’m really ready for Christmas time!

I guess I need to get back to work.  If you read to here, then I hope you enjoy your weekend.  

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Living Room

 Today I’m posting our living room pictures.  I’ve been meaning to post other rooms but haven’t gotten around to it.  Now, let me warn you, our living room does not have any furniture yet.  We use our sunroom as our lounge area so we have a place to hang out.  We aren’t in a huge hurry to fill the room up with furniture because we want to find pieces that will last for a while and not a “cheap fix”.  I have an idea of what I would like to put in it and where it would go, but I’ll have to wait for a bit.  The only thing we have in our living room is wall art which is funny to me because that’s usually the last thing you add to a room.
The living room is located at the front of the house and the front door opens right into the room.

Our living room started out ALL light brown.  Like I’ve mentioned before every surface was brown: the blinds, the window edges, the baseboards, molding, and mantel.  Again, the ceiling was a shade lighter but still in the brown family.  It was very drabby to say the least.  Here are some before pictures. This picture was taken from the front door.  If you look closely you can see where there once where pictures were hung.

 The door in this picture leads into the hall.

 The doorway in the next picture leads to the dining room.  You can also see the drabbiness of the wall color compared to the white door.
The night we bought the house we took the dingy curtains down and started patching up the cracks in the walls.  There were quite a few but don't worry, our foundation was fine.  

 Did you see the brown painted window and blinds?  Crazy!  I guess the benefit of everything being so monochromatic and bland was that any color with a contrasting trim paint would look better no matter what.  We painted it Olympic Blue Silk.
And took up the carpet.
Here's our non-furnished living room now!

We kept the cornice on the window (but not on the french doors) and Cory painted the wooden blinds.  I'm so glad we could salvage the old ones.

We usually keep the doors to the dining room open but we have one more tweak to do in there until it's finished so I didn't want to show it yet. :)
The only picture that is hanging in the room is our house's architectural drawing that we found in a box.     Cory & I were really excited to find this, along with the blueprints for the house.  It's amazing to see the hand drawn details.  We really wanted to preserve it and my parents were so kind and had it framed for us as a house warming gift.  

Sorry about the flash spot.  I still don't really know how to operate my camera.  Here's the layout before the addition to the house.

Here's some (sort of) side by side pictures for the comparison.  I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend!


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