Saturday, July 31, 2010
Just realizing lately, that life isn't perfect, and if it was, it would suck. Sometimes the best part of being in love, is having some horrible experience that makes you realize all over again, why you love that person so much.
I think sometimes the daily grind robs us of our souls, morals, values, dreams, and lives. We are so busy going to work, coming home, cooking dinner, watching TV, and repeat, that we forget to live a little.
Now for a second, imagine everything you have right now, taken away in an instant. It's like a blow right to the head from a steel pipe...
Recently, I got that blow... and it's time to wake the hell up.
Thanks for listening to something that probably makes sense to no one that reads my blog... :)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The before was not pretty, empty and boring, with the main focal point being a HUGE, ugly, old, television. Jeff refused to part with the TV and wanted to keep it in the room for video games... so we had to get creative. I went through about 5 color scheme ideas before I decided Gray would be the way to go. Then, we were going to do gray and purple... but after it was painted, purple just didn't look right.
Total Cost: $35!
So obviously the first thing that had to go was the wall paper, and we had to find a color we liked and balance this room out a bit. It felt like it was all over the place, with the stripes, polka dots, and elegant desk... ugh.
Tearing down the wallpaper was more of a task than I had imagined. This wallpaper was WATERPROOF. Meaning I had to tear of the top layer, soak the glue film paper underneath and then peel it off in strips. After several methods I found out using a spray bottle to soak a 12" by 12" area and then pulling it off worked wonders!
And of course, our little kitten, Gretchen, was there to help.
The "final" product. I say "final" because my sister is going to help me make a gorgeous painting for about the computer to fill up some wall space, and I think it needs a rug.
We painted the room semi-gloss "Sweet Harmony" yellow, painted the desk chair pink and added a tan chair pad. We rearranged to make the room more functional, and centered the desk because it was annoying me (I like things even and symettrical, so much for funky designs here)!I found that awesome pink lamp for free after a garage sale in our neighborhood, and found some drawer knobs at michaels for $1 each!
Overall Cost: $25 (not a typo, seriously $25 dollars!)
I'm on the look out for a nice rug and ideas for a painting, but overall I think this room will cost less that $75!
Friday, June 11, 2010
Jeff and I are going back to school! I will be starting within the next two weeks. I will be attending Sheffield School of Wedding and Event planning. I will receive my certification as a Wedding planner in a year or less. Jeff will start school on July 16th (as soon as we can buy his new Cannon Rebel XS DSLR camera) at Icon School of Photography. It is only a 4 week class, but will probably take him 3 to 4 months to finish because of working full time. Both of these schools are online, which will allow us to still work full time jobs, and do some Pro Bono work to build our portfolios!
We are also going to START OUR OWN BUSINESS! More details to come on that later. Website launch coming soon!
Overall we are SO excited about going to school, starting our business, and eventually quitting our dead end jobs. I can't wait to make money doing what I love!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
The table decor
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
More summer fun stories to come soon! We are getting ready to set up our above ground pool. When it was put into storage 2 years ago it wasn't stored correctly, and so it's going to take some elbow grease to get clean and set up. Plus Jeffs brother lost the clips so we have to get creative and use bolts to put it all together! AH
This is Jeffs newest tattoo, it's a Zombie robot on his arm