Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sorry for being a grouch.

Sorry that I was a grouch yesterday. It was just not a good day all around: I was impatient, yelled at my husband because I was hungry and got a little too crazy on WebMD and convinced myself that I have some crazy disease (I don't.).

Needless to say, I was not choosing joy yesterday!!

Today has gone a bit better. I am swamped at work and my shoulders are so tense I feel like I swallowed marbles. Maybe I can talk Brandon into getting me a massage...

Anyway, here's what I was GOING to blog about yesterday: our slow improvements to our apartment via my crappy iPhone pics. :)

Here's our breakfast nook.

 

I hate that sliding door (and even more so the vertical blinds that refuse to be taken off their hinges -- trust me, we've tried)...and that there's carpet under a food area...but it's an apartment and what can you do?

So, here's what we did:
  • Bought new wooden placemats at World Market (aka: my new Mecca)
  • Set the table with our wedding china
  • Used a bowl one of my best friends' fathers sent us from Jordan and filled it with little...balls. I know there's a name but I am too lazy to Google it right now.
  • Pushed the vertical blinds back and hung new curtains, which are actually painter's drop cloths, courtesy of this blog, on curtain hooks. (I love the way they pool on the ground.)
  • You can't see it, but we put out the decanter and glasses we got from this lady for our wedding on a new tray on our little buffet, courtesy of my parents.

...All that in that little corner!!

 

And here's our {teeny} bedroom. We moved from the so-called "master" to this "guest" room to escape from the horrible birds that were outside our windows. The "master" had only one interior wall (this room has three) so we're getting much better sleep.

This room used to have a bed, desk and two side tables. And that's it.

So, here's what we did:
  • Put the bedding and sheets we got for our wedding on our bed.
  • Bought new picture frames at Michael's and framed engagement and wedding pictures. I have this new thing about only wanting pictures of us in our bedroom. Call me weird, but I think there's just something...I don't know...cool about it.  
  • Rearranged some wall art, and hung up hubs' diploma. Mine is STILL sitting in my closet...in the tube I got it in in 2008. Sheesh.
  • Bought and hung up curtains.
  • Hubs mounted our little {and we're talking like 24-in. little} flat screen on the wall above the dresser that was my grandmother's. (I am most likely going to stain it and replace the hardware.)
  • I made a few wine bottle vases and clipped some hyrandgeas and put them on the dresser.
There are still a few things I need to do (like said staining project and replacing the hardware on that and the desk in the bedroom, as well as find something to hang over the bed)...but I think it's coming along nicely.

I'm telling you, I'm wanting to love where I'm living! So, it will be a constant project, but having a home (my safe haven) that I feel cozy, comfortable and AT HOME in is very important to me.

As we update things, I'll post pictures! Happy Tuesday.

PS: A wrong number just called me. She called me "Bunny." That is all.

1 comment:

  1. Bunny?! Love it! And I think you're little home is cute :) p.s. how much do I love World Market? Oh so much!

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