Saturday, October 27, 2012

A post for Saturday..

This blogging thing, I am still working on it. I am not very good yet. Maybe one day.
At first, I didn't know what I was going to write about but, I think I know now. 

Almost Two Years Ago  
I met my now husband.
A Year and about Six Months Ago 
   My now husband proposed to me in Kansas..
(well, actually Missouri).
Six Months Ago Yesterday
My husband and I got married. 

I am not one to count months, or days, or weeks, for some reason though, I feel like these are really important milestones in my life. In my husbands life as well. 
So much has happened in the last almost two years of knowing each other. We have had a lot of trials, and a lot of blessings. I don't think either of us could have gone through all we have been through without each other, and our Heavenly Father. 

I've been realizing that life goes by quicker than you think. I cannot believe that six months of marriage has already passed. Next thing I know it is gonna be a year, then 5, then 25 and so on. 

After Halloween is over, my favorite time of the year starts. (Minus the cold) 

           Side note - to let you all know I am not the biggest fan of Holidays. I never really have been. I don't know where it comes from. I just have a hard time getting excited about things like birthdays, Valentines, Halloween, and all the other little random holidays. I love celebrating others birthdays though...just not mine. Ever since I could remember I always went to pick out my own gifts for my birthdays, and what my parents gave me for Christmas. Not to mention that Santa always had a really specific list, and a little helper to make sure I got exactly what I wanted. I always loved watching everyone open or see their gifts more than opening and seeing my own. It was never that important to me to see what I was getting. I don't like surprises...AT ALL. I really stink at giving good reactions to presents even if I love them. 

Anyways, back to my favorite time of the year starting. Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like New Years as well just not big celebrations. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday ever. I think because it is a holiday needing to involve gifts. It is just about family, eating lots of food, and giving thanks. I love Christmas because I start seeing the good in people. It comes out once a year and its awesome. I also can see the very worst in people as well. That just comes with the territory of gifting, and finding the best deals etc. I am excited and nervous to see what this year has to offer in the way of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have spent one Thanksgiving away from home, and this will be my first Christmas not at home. I am excited to be with my husband for the holiday season. He is great at making holidays special. 

This post is kind of all over the place yes...but hey that's what you will probably get from me quite often. 

So, to end the post here are a few pictures 
of our dogs and their matching Halloween Costumes! 
Have a great day. Hope I didn't bore you!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Project: Board & Batten Entryway Part 1

So, I have this friend named Pinterest. This friend of mine has some really good ideas, and some not so good ideas. One day I came across this really beautiful entryway so I of course "pinned" it. A few days later I came across another one very similar and soon after that I kept running into more of the same idea. I think my friend Pinterest was trying to tell me something. I showed my husband a few pictures and talked through the project with him. We decided that we wanted to do it within the next few days.

This project was quite more difficult than I had imagined it would be. Most of our projects are. I told myself that rather than letting this project dominate us, we were going to dominate the project. (We normally get totally dominated).


Here are the MANY steps of the project:
0. Create mental Budget for the project
1. Measure walls
2. Figure out materials list
3. Measure walls
4. Revamp materials list
5. Measure walls
6. Buy materials from the store (Note: the bright blue shoes "the man" is wearing are his new birthday running shoes! They are awesome, and he just had to wear them to the store =D)

7. Decide to cut wood at home because only the first 10 cuts are Free at Home Depot
8. Measure walls
9. Cut some wood
10. Measure walls
11. Cut more wood
12. Measure walls and realize you want to do something differently and that you don't have enough wood.
13. Run back to store
14. Measure. Cut. Measure. Cut. All of this while most of your neighbors hate you because it is 8-9:45pm and most families in our  neighborhood have really young children. Oh well.
15. Drill boards to walls
16. Measurements/wood cuts are off...figure out how to fix it.
17.Finish drilling all the wood.

18. Wood filler in the nail holes
19. Caulking
20. Sanding (FYI: I know it sounds stupid, but we were not aware until it was too late that you cannot sand caulking. Oh well)
21. Cut the crown molding to go under the shelf - without any of the really special tools needed. Yeah my husband rocked this portion.

22. Clean walls and wood
23. Paint wood
24. Realize the caulking looks like crap in some very important places
25. Go back to the drawing board to fix those places. (This is where we are at now)

These are not quite "After" pictures
since we are still working on the project. But they give you an idea!!

I will do a Part 2 in a few days after we fix the areas that need fixing and do a couple other things like put our coat hooks in there etc. I will also post some important tips and other helpful things to remember if you are thinking about doing something like this in your own house!

All in all, we have had a ton of fun working together on this Board and Batten Entryway. We also love the look of it and the brightness and difference it makes in our house.
Have a fab day!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Testing 1...2...3...Today

Today is a big day for me. It is the day I finally got this blog up and running. This blog was first created months ago. As you can see though this is my first post. I don't have much to say today because I spent my whole morning changing up the layout of the blog, the color scheme, the title, the tabs, what was in the contents of the tabs, and all sorts of things that all of you bloggers know about.

Today I am testing the waters of blogging. I hope that I can bring great insights to the table of blogging. I hope that anyone that reads this blog enjoys the adventures that my husband and I have throughout the years (yes I hope to have this blog for years).

Today my husband (or I may refer to him as "The Man") are going to hopefully go buy supplies for a project that we are hoping to do in the entryway. It will be a great thing for me to blog about.

Soon, I may catch you all up on other projects we have done, or adventures we have had.
But, this is about all I have in me for blogging today.
(Unless something changes from now and the end of the day)

Hope your Today is a great one!