Friday, October 10, 2008

Decorating- what's your style???

So, through help from Shauna and Amie, I am tackling my back bedroom. Listen, there is a reason that we usually keep the door closed to that room. It is a big room of nothingness. So, I figured we'd been living in this house for almost 3 years, it is time to do something with it. My dear friends decided that the room would look great done in shabby chic with some Southern influences. I loved the idea. So, I will post before and after pics. Mind you, I am NOT crafty. So, this is all new to me. I will be painting furniture, distressing it, etc. This could go a number of ways. Say a prayer for me- and sprinkle a little craft success dust my way! Also, did I mention that my budget (for now) is $50??? Later, we may put in different flooring, and that will add. But the initial cost is crazy. Let's see if I can do it. My plan is to reuse pieces around the house, and find a new use for them.

So, I want to know what your style is?? Overall, I am a pretty traditional/fancy kinda gal. I love the gold, burgandy, brown tones. What about you?? Also, do you have any really neat decorating ideas that you've done before? Cheap things that have really added to a room? How about pieces you've restored into something new? Let's hear from all of you creative geniuses out there. I KNOW who you are :-)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

So Here Are My Answers

So, it totally wouldn't be fair to through these insightful and well thought out questions, and not post my own answers. And, I know that you've been waiting on the edge of your seats for them!

Favorite song (of all time, or at the moment): Right now, "Roll with Me" by Montgomery Gentry. Speaks to me!

Favorite vacation: There have been so many I've enjoyed. When I was younger, it was Disney World with my family and our trip to Jackson Hole when I was 16. As an adult, I have several. But, there are two in particular. One was the road trip Aaron and I took to Reno, where he proposed to me on Lake Tahoe. The second was our honeymoon. Wonderful!

View you enjoy the most: From the parking lot at Oceanside. Memories abound there.

Who is God to you: Prince of Peace, Joy, Hope, Comforter and Redeemer, Father.

Your dream pet: I already have two of them. The lovely Sidney and unique Champ (see pic). In addition to those beauties, I would love a pot bellied pig.

What makes you feel valued: Kind words, compassion, thoughtfulness, recognition, hugs!

Regrets: I would love to say I don't believe in them. I believe in the theory that you shouldn't have them. But, I have plenty. Mostly, it was words unspoken to my Dad.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Tell Me More

So, after a long and arduous day of having to think really hard for work (I know...gasp!), I thought I'd just put out a few questions to all (5) of you who may look at this post. Things that may be important some day, should I be randomly polled on my friends and family! Amuse me and play along!

Favorite song (of all time, or at the moment):
Favorite vacation:
View you enjoy the most:
Who is God to you:
Your dream pet:
What makes you feel valued:

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Blog-o Baby

What's up peeps?? So, due to the insistent urging of a few certain somebodies (ahem, Shauna), I have resurrected my blog. I'm old school, baby! I've been doing this forever! Well, not forever per se, seeing as I haven't posted in three years. But, I'm back and I'm sassy. What in the heck am I going to write about? Hmm...we'll see. But, I will try, try, try to post at least one thing a day (weekday!). For today, I will muse about onions and orchids. This is something Aaron taught me long ago. It's kinda the good and bad of the day. SO, my orchid would be my super-productiveness at work today. Onion, easily, getting up at the crack of dawn (not even dawn, it was still pitch black), anyway I digress. I had to get up stinkin' early to be at work for a 7am safety meeting. Good Lord. This was after I went to bed late, because I got the urge to do my Pilates. Why? Oh why do I do this to myself? Lack of sleep, and my abdominal muscles reminding me that they indeed still do exist, even if under a layer of ummm...insulation. OK, I've lost track of what I'm writing about, must be the lack of sleep. Geez. By the way, that beautiful baby you see here is my little doll- a new addition since I last blogged. I'd like to think that giving birth to her has increased my ability to write genius posts. We'll see about that.