hubby and I are closing on our house! I'm so excited...it's like Christmas Eve...not sure I'll be able to sleep. All I can think about is decorating/paint colors/furniture placement etc.!!!
Here are two pics that I'm fired up to do in the new house:
We'll start with refinishing the wood floors and touching up the white paint (real-life photos coming soon)...also need to decide what we want to put on the walls (and by "we" I mean me, because let's face it...we all know that my opinion is the only one that counts)
Found another lovely example of how fantastic blue/white china looks with hot pink! Can't wait!
Oh, and just for good measure, a photo of something else that will look adorable in our new house:
I say fresh start because I'm trying to start a new routine this week...the Dr. and hubby say that it will do me good to stick to a 'schedule' of sorts. I guess that my 'get out of bed after hitting snooze 8 times' and race to leave the house on time isn't working for them.
Supposedly I need to limit "stress" and they think that being last minute adds stress. I feel differently...I mean, I'm sleeping (which means no stress) for longer then just 'hustling' to get ready! I asked if that meant that I get to get more massages/pedicures and hubby said no...I think that's just what I need though :)
Whatever, I'm a good sport so I'm trying their suggestions out. Another reason that I'm trying to listen to them is because I'm not allowed to drive, which means that hubby is constantly encouraging me to get up earlier so that he can stick to his schedule and drop me off at work (so he can go wherever he needs to that day). I HATE not being able to drive, so anything that I can do to relieve stress and hopefully eliminate seizures!!! Fingers crossed!
Today was day #1 of this "waking up on time" deal. It went okay, I will grudgingly admit that it was nice not to have to do my makeup in the car...maybe I'll give this whole thing a try again tomorrow...
What are your best "stress relieving" tactics? (besides working out and wine...i got those covered)
Here's my idea for the entryway of the new house...(incorporates a new lamp that I got on consignment for cheap!)
Thoughts? I posted an inspiration pic on Pinterest (click the button on the sidebar to follow me if you want...no pressure) As it's getting closer to closing time I'm getting more and more excited to start the renovations...so you'll probably be seeing more home decor photos...hope that's okay :)
I know that you all are very interested in what made me happy this week (this is when we need sarcasm font) but I figured I'd fill you in...you know, just in case
1. Watching Adele on the Grammy's
2. Getting a DELIC King Cake in the mail...there goes my diet
3. Gingerbread latte from fake starbucks (barnes and noble cafe)
4. Pinterest (side note: my boss/friend told me that there was this awesome web site that a client told her about that had "something to do with pictures" and "started with a P"...to which I said...Pinterest! She was like "oh yeah...she said it's super new and cool"....I didn't have the heart to tell her it's been around for a while because she was pumped...
5. Nephew in his new shades...(& throwing up a gangster sign- ha!)
Things that didn't make me super happy this week...
1. Watching last week's Greys...note to anyone who has seizures: don't watch it. It will only freak you out and think you can't have children. I'm serious.
2. Stomach flu....which gave me the time to watch aforementioned Grey's episode.
3. Getting an email from my mom that mentioned condoms. Just ew. I'm married...the jig is up.
Okay...so I've been sitting in a Starbucks waiting for hubby to finish up at a ski shop for an hour and STILL cannot figure out how to get the code to display below my button on the blog. I finally conquered the dreaded chevron print creation and was pumped to have a button that you can copy/paste on your blog! However...I tried no less than 3 different tutorials to and all I could get to show up was the button itself but NO code below! a few times I got the dreaded question mark in the blue box but other than that...nada.
So off I go to get more coffee (gotta get the s-bucks while I can) then I'm going to attempt to update my blog header to reflect my new adorable (if I say so) button.
Happy Saturday People...Oh, I also get to shop...at like, real stores. Not in NH!!!!!
So my bff and I are thinking of starting our own line of cards/stationary etc. and are trying to get a feel for what people might like...we will both be posting card ideas sporadically and would LOVE it if you'd give some feedback as to what you like, don't like, suggest etc. KThanksBye.
Hosted a mini SuperBowl Party yesterday and had a blast! I tried out a pulled pork recipe that I saw on Pinterest...it was d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s.
The recipe is super easy...all you need is this:
2Lbs pork tenderloin (trimmed)...I used two 1Lb tenderloins
12oz can of root beer
-Place the meat in your slow cooker, pour root beer over it and cook on low for 7 hours
-After 7 hours, strain the juices out and shred pork with two forks (shreds easily)
-Put back into slow cooker on 'warm' and pour a can of your favorite bbq sauce over the meat
We served ours with toasted buns and it was super yummy!
We also got into the spirit and made these (iced sugar cookies):
I made a ton of #10 cookies for Eli but Matt hid them all for the picture...he's a Pats fan and I'm a Giants fan...although I cheered for all the fellow Gators who are on the Pats! Happy Monday People...XO (Superbowl outfit below)