Sunday, January 29, 2012

House Pictures!

Ok, so it is only 2 rooms, but I did take some pictures to share of my new(ish) home this weekend.

I was planning on cleaning up (aka a deep clean so it would look nicer) this weekend but my sister and her fiancé were hear which meant 2 big dogs running around and 3 people's worth of mess instead of 1, so it didn't happen. I was going to at least clean the kitchen today until i figured out that the drain pipe under my kitchen sink came unhooked this morning... while I was washing dishes! It was not pretty, but I cleaned up the water that spilled and decided to wait until tomorrow to was the the rest or put anything down the sink. However, I did decide that I would run the dishwasher since it was full. HUGE mistake! Apparently, the drain for a dishwasher is connected to the drain for the sink. I hope this isn't a wide known fact because I feel like such an idiot!!

I ran out to Costco after I turned it on (when I did, some water started coming out from under the sink so I put a small bowl to catch any drips) and when I returned there was water EVERYWHERE in my kitchen!!! I mean everywhere. It was bad. I ended up taking a mop and pushing most of it out the back door and it took me a good 45 minutes to clean up.

Needless to say, I did not feel like doing the rest of the tidying I needed to do before I can take the pictures. So these few will have to do for now!

This is the front hall, and I am obsessed with the wall paper and the tile floors!!! I love toile and what better than pink and green, am I right? And the black and white floor is so classic for a front entry way that I couldn't pass it up!

Here is the living room. The walls are VERY lime! I think I explained before that the painters came in while we were at the beach for 2 weeks so we never saw a sample. It is bright but I have gotten used to them and I think the darker rug tones them down. The arm chairs were a Scotts purchase for super cheap, and we got them recovered. The corner cabinet is probably one of my favorite pieces of furniture in the house and it currently houses some plates that we got at Replacements years ago that are so pretty!

I love this!! It hangs on the wall like a picture and is a place to keep pretty little trinkets!

I hope y'all enjoyed this short tour! I may break the rest of the house (there isn't much left to begin with, haha) into smaller posts as well because its easier.

I hope y'all have had a fab weekend! I am off to study, boo!!


Thursday, January 26, 2012

What I'm loving these days!

Sorry it's been a while, I started school I have been a wee bit busy. Anyway, I thought I would share some things that I am loving right now because it has been a little while since I've done one of these posts. So, without further adieu:

Gell polish manicures. Ok, so apparently I am the last on this bandwagon since I got my first one just a month or so ago, but mama likes. My nails literally look perfect for at least 2 weeks! The only downside? I am a freak about my cuticles and I hate how it looks toward then end of the second week when they are all grown out, ew. And, I am not sure how good it is for your nails. Even so, I am obsessed.

The app for the iPhone. I purchased this app and it has been amazing! I am so bad about realizing how bad some of the foods I eat are and this app lets me look up every food and track it all on my phone! Love it!

Conair Big Curls Rollers... enough said?

TJ Maxx/ Marshalls/ Home Goods! I have gotten some great things recently, including these gems:
Faux crystal wine glasses, you can never have enough glass wear!

These Blue and White Ralph Lauren pillows go so well on the blue and yellow chairs in my den!

And of course, Cupie!
Precious baby!
I hope y'all have been well! I hope to get pictures taken of my house (finally!!!) this weekend so I can show y'all!


Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bringing in the NEW

2011 was quite a year for me, and although I was sad to see it go at midnight Saturday, I am happy to start anew in 2012. Lots of big things happened in my life in 2011, some great and some not so much, but I thought I would sum up the year for memory's sake.

I actually worked a 9-5 job! (even though it started in 2010, that was a big deal since it was my first job out of college)

I applied to law schools! I got into some and didn't get into others, but it seems to have worked out.

I broke up with a guy I thought I might spend the rest of my life with... wow that was a biggie. However, I realize that it is definitely for the best and I am pretty happy these days!

I celebrated my dad's 70th birthday with friends and family in a beautiful beach house.
We all wore matching t-shirts for my dad's birthday... we all look a little rough!

I moved out of my parents house into my own house!!!
Picture of the back of the house before construction, I couldn't find any other good ones
I ended my first real job and started law school

I watched one good friend get married and celebrated the engagement of 2 other friends and my sister!
My sister and soon-to-be brother in law

Engagement party for my sister
I accidentally wrecked my car hitting a pole and had to get 2 new doors. Oy

I started going to bootcamp at 5:45 am 4 days a week and got serious about getting in shape and losing weight! (Even though I started slacking on the diet after the first month, I still got out there for the EARLY workouts)

I survived my first semester of law school, including two terrible weeks of exams.

I started cooking a lot more, and I learned how to cook home made pasta and pizza (probably not very healthy, but very good!)

I don't have many regrets about 2011 and I think I had a pretty darn good year! I hope y'all did as well!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years to all! I hope everyone had a fun and safe time celebrating the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012! I ended up going to dinner with my parents and brother and then stayed home with my sister and her fiancé after the had the terrible misfortune of having their wallets/ purse stolen yesterday so they couldn't go out last night. It was a bumper for them but we had a great time and I felt great today! (aka not hungover)

Sorry about not posting pics of the house yet, I forgot to take any before our party last week and afterwards it was a bit of a mess. However, tomorrow is clean house day so I will be sure to take all the pictures then!

Happy New Years again!


P.S.- Any good resolutions? Mine is to eat healthier!