Thursday, July 30, 2009

home economics

In two weeks and 20 square feet of fabric later, I have (almost) completed my drapes ( I say almost b/c I might be making Daniel some drapes for his game room or I might just buy him some). I think they have turned out pretty nicely, for it being my first time!

Here is our master bedroom. I love it b/c when you walk in the room, our bed is the focal point but I felt weird with a window being behind it (it was the only layout that would work for the room). I think these curtains make the room look a lot less boring.

They are pewter and brown striped "silk". I love them! Kitchen! I am so proud of them! I added trim to the bottom of them. I also cut them with scalloped edges.
Please forgive my Iphone pictures. I do have a perfectly working pink cannon, but I can't seem to find the charger for it and it is dead.
Aunt Lydia, if you are reading this thank you SO much for teaching me how to do this and letting me use your sewing machine. I have had a blast so far making these with you!!!

On a side note, tomorrow I am going to a Hobby Lobby class to learn different sewing techniques. It is only $5/ hour, but I have a feeling that they are going to suck me into more than just one class.

On another side note, I'd like a sewing machine. I am thinking Craigslist, unless anyone reading this has one I can buy from you?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

living room

Here is the fabric for the drapes in our living room. I think it turned out pretty well- Thanks Aunt Lydia! I am hopefully going back to her home on Wednesday to make the drapes for my kitchen and bedroom.
Here are the much-talked-about chairs. I'm really happy with them. My brother Gregory came all the way to our neck of the woods so that we could use his truck to bring these chairs home. Afterwards Gregory and I went to One's a Meal and split a gyro, tzatziki, and spinach pies. It was really yummy!
Bad lighting but I wanted to show the layout of them. I'll show more pics after I clean up and buy a coffee table.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Across the Pond

So... Daniel is going to work in London for a few months in October! I am excited for this professional opportunity for him, but I'm sad that I most likely won't be able to come for the whole time. As much as I'd love to just quit my job and move with him, that isn't too practical- as you can guess, this house has cost a lot of bucks so far, plus we have a mortgage and car payment to make. If I knew that I would be able to start a new job in January I would SO be there the whole time, but the truth of the matter is if I don't find a job in January, I will be out of work until next September. Most likely I will take a week off in October (if my principal allows...which she better!) and then also go up to London during Thanksgiving break. I just hope that Daniel gets to come home before Christmas!

If you work for a school in Houston and you know that y'all will be hiring a new teacher in January, please let me know! That would make our decision much easier!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Chairs! Finally!

Oh, the places I have looked for chairs. Chic Warehouse. Ashely. Star. Pier 1. Home Goods. World Market. The list goes on. Today, I was motivated. No more indecisiveness, I must pick out chairs! This is partly because my Aunt Lydia is helping me make drapes next week (I need to know what color of fabrics to get!) and also because I might be having the Poe side over in a couple of weeks. I went to Color and Tailor, the place I was pretty much planning on going to all along, and made my decision in about 5 minutes! I called Daniel to make sure it was okay, and he said begrudgingly that he just "better like them". Since they are custom made, I have to wait about a week. I went ahead and bought throw pillows for the couch that are in the same fabric as our new chairs. I love them! Daniel actually likes them a lot, too- whew!

And now to puppy news. We took Dakota (finally, a name!) to the vet a few days after we got her. It turns out she had major parasites living in her belly, which is why she was incredibly lethargic and whiny. She is now very medicated (she took 4 different medicines today) but she is seriously a whole new puppy. So playful and sweet! You know how every parent is insistent that they have the brightest, sweetest, cutest child? I feel that way about Dakota! Daniel and I are so happy we rescued her from the shelter and we tote her around everywhere with us.
Dakota and DooDoo Head have met. Doodoo Head slapped her but thankfully did not use her nails. She did this because Dakota ambushed her, so Dakota kind of deserved it. Other than that instance, DooDoo has been a good "older sister" to Dakota and is relatively patient with her. At my parent's house, DooDoo would hunt out the dogs and attack them, so I'm happy she just pretends Dakota doesn't exist. She likes to sniff out Dakota while she is sleeping, but that's about it!
I'll post pictures of the chairs as soon as we receive them! Also, be expecting some pictures of window treatments soon!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Puppy time!

We got a puppy from the shelter! Her name was Thor, but
daniel is afraid the name is too manly for such a cute lil puppy girl. She is a mix between German Shepard and Australian Shepard, which are two very smart, loyal, protective breeds. She TRULY is a smart, good puppy (so far, at least!) She went to the restroom outside within seconds of bringing her out this morning and has yet to go in the house. She also doesn't whine at all while she is in her cage- I think she actually likes it!

She did, however, go #2 in Daniel's car and then accidentally sat in it. Daniel put her in the bath tub while he cleaned out his car. She passed out in the tub! She also went #2 in aisle 8 at Petsmart :-)
She is a month old. Her sister is still at the shelter, if anyone is interested!

In other home related news, we got a new TV. I think it is a little to small.

We wall mounted his old TV. We actually put the cable box in the attic and ran a wire through the dry wall to the TV. There is a sensor on the TV that transmits the channel we want to the cable box. I thought the living room was too small to have an entertainment center. I'm happy with the result!


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