Saturday, September 26, 2009

fantastic new goodies!

Well, last night til late this afternoon I was sicker than ever with food poisoning... or at least that is what I am calling it. I would go into details but its a little too graphic...But, I am feeling much better now that I slept about thirteen hours.
I really wanted to be domesticated this weekend and get the house cleaned up really good. Also because Joe is staying at his parents working on his car with his dad. I was sad that I had to stay here for the weekend for the training that I did not end up attending for how sick I was.

So, the new goodies are below. . .
Trying to feel better and get out of the house, I went to one of my favorite stores (Target) to do some shopping to spruce up the house.
They had bedding/house wears on clearance!
So naturally I had to look through everything and find the BEST deals.
::Cue Pictures::

First I made my way towards the bedding area. I found this great "bed in a bag" for $99.99.
The last one I had had to be dry cleaned... I washed and dried it and it is ruined... sadface.
But this new one is machine washable and that's a great thing because Rocky.... the droolenator makes things yucky and they need washing at least twice a week!!

Next, I found two fantastic slip covers for my couch ...
they were $12.00 on clearance are actually supposed to be table cloths.
I have a bed that does not need a dust ruffle so
I am going to make some pillows out of the material.
As soon as I get the needle on my sewing machine fixed....
The slip covers are mainly to keep Rocky drool off of the micro-swede. haha

Then, found some great new dishes! They were $1.99 a piece.
They're made out of plastic so they won't be able to go into the microwave,
but at least they will not break!! We had heavy glass plates and they chipped and take up a whole bunch of cabinet space. If you saw my kitchen you would know that I need all that I can get when it comes to space!

So, what do you think??
I think its painfully obvious that I like the design and the colors since everything practically matches. I guess that means that I'm color coordinated. :-D
These great patterns and colors make me want to repaint my cabinets the pretty green color. Right now they are mustard yellow. They are made out of metal and are vintage so they would have to be spray painted. That would be difficult and probably expensive. And it will not be able to enjoy it very long since we are moving by August 2010!

Alright, time to finally make the bed!!! I washed the sheets so that they would be nice and comfy.

Have a great day and hope you're weekend has been good.

Friday, September 25, 2009

the new hair cut. . .

Greeting readers!!!

I have cut my hair, a whopping 6 inches off and its just about shoulder length. I think I might go shorter sometime soon. I want to live with this for a few days.

So, I have joined this website called 20 Something Bloggers. I really like this website, its neat to interact with my age group with people all over the world. It's amazing to see how much you have in common with others. I think that is why I really like about reading blogs and going on the adventure of finding new people that you have things in common with.

I love looking for new backgrounds and buttons. . . pretties I guess.

On my pursuit of reading blogs and learning about all sorts of things I have found out that people have different blog posts for different days of the week. Or that they might post pictures on their blog every day. I am going to try to figure out where I fit in with the whole scheme of things...

Tonight I got to meet up with two old friends. It was nice to reminisce with them about the days when... and it was nice to have a girls night out. I am glad that we're going to attempt to hang out more often. We all should try to spend more time with our friends and loved ones, because we should not look back on yesterday and wonder if we utilized our time wisely.

Carpe Diem ya'll!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

the new look....

I am excited to show off my look of my blog. . . It took me a few hours to get it just right, but I think I am happy with the way it looks.

I bought my sister a dress for homecoming. It was on clearance for only $10!! I was super pumped! So, naturally I bought it. . . take a look!

This is the full length of the dress.

The back has a X design.... you can kind of see it here.

Close up to the beading. . .

I hope she likes it!! I think it is beautiful! Especially for $10! Yay for Debs!
If she doesn't get to use it for this dance perhaps she will be able to use if for something else.

Well, I said that I would try to find a bunch of different ideas for the wedding and I found the designer that I want to go through to get my dress....

Here is the storyboard for you to check out!!!
The websites I hunted through was from:
The Knot
Stephanie James Couture
The Buttons Galore
And of course...Google Images

I would love to get some feedback on what you're thoughts are. . .
I am thinking that July will be the best month to have the wedding. Not only because I'll be out of school then but I love summer and the 4th a whole bunch!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

feeling bum'd

So, today was not such a bad day until I came home to find out that Joe has to be in Columbus for the next three days then, he's going to his parents for the weekend. So that means for a very lonely week. I know it could be worse but is still a bummer that we don't get to hang out.

So, I got to email back and forth with two soldiers today. One is currently serving his tour in NEC in Iraq and the other one is in Salerno in Afghanistan. I hope that I can keep their hopes up. Cup of Joe is a great program and I am going to try to donate $10 every other week. I think its the least I can do for them. I know that if my Joe was over there right now I would want someone to do the same.

I have been reading lots of Military Wives blogs and been trying to figure out what to do as a theme for our wedding. I know I want to have a military wedding style but I would also like to make it 40s vintage or maybe Hollywood Glam. My love for this style began when I was in the show "South Pacific" I loved the way they put my hair up and the style is so classy.
Here is a great look that I love. . . some of you might remember it from the 40s episode from Army Wives.

I love this hat as well. I think it would be cool to wear a hat with my dress.... I need to make a "storyboard of idea..."

Sally Pressman

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I passed!!!

I'm happy to share that I am officially a CERT/EMA member. :D yay!
Saturday was our mock disaster and test. It was a good but long day. I received the highest grade on the written exam. I was very happy to know I only missed two questions!
This weekend is a good weekend for Joe and I. We are very happy and lovie dovie this weekend.
The only bad part is that we have only been able to see each other for a few hours each day. Joe has drill this weekend, so he and I had to leave the house before both yesterday and today.
I am supposed to have an interview with a magazine today with BSU EXPO. I am still waiting to hear back from the journalist who contacted me fore a time and place.
Well, now that I have approx 50 mins before the interview I am going to go and get ready.
I wanted to put up a picture of me and the soon-to-be-hubby...

Have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fall is here!!

I would have to say that I love fall the most out of all the seasons. I am a one for wearing comfy clothes like hoodies and jeans. Its the best part that you'll never wear a coat! Everything is great until I get that sinus infection from my allergies. . . which is where I am at now. It's dreadful!! I had to call off work this morning because I hurt so bad from hackin' all night long.
Right now we have a plumber at our house taking out the old garbage disposal. It's in bad shape and could have caused a fire!!! I'm glad that it was leaking to tell us to get rid of it!
In every disaster there sure is a silver lining....

Speaking of disasters- I have my mock-disaster training for CERT this Saturday. We had the Air Boat training last weekend. It was awesome. The Air Boat was HUGE!! I enjoyed rescuing people too. As soon as I can talk my friend into putting pictures up on facebook, I will add them here.

Other than that I am trying to sleep and get my health back up to tip-top shape.

Hope everyone has a fantastic day!