Monday, September 5, 2011

my day of unlabor

LOVE unlabor day & LOVE having a 4 day weekend!! 

1.We decided to start renovating our dining room yesterday. I am throwing a baby shower in October for my good friend Ashley and we thought this would give us some motivation to get the reno ball rolling. Chris took down half of the trim and door frames & spackled the holes in 1 wall and spackled some areas that needed to be smoothed. He is going to sand it today, finish taking off the trim and we'll paint 1 of the 4 walls. We are planning on putting up all new base boards, crown molding, door frames, and wains coating. It took all I had in me to convince him to paint the room a light gray color.... we finally after months of debate ;) decided on gravity by valspar. 

2. I took Eleanor on a run this morning and it was WONDERFUL. IT felt like the AC was on outside! I hardly broke a sweat. THEN I took Sebastian on walk. It was nice to take them separately but each time I felt bad for leaving the other one :( 

3. Hubby is helping his friend put up a fence this morning and after coming home to spackle and take down more trim soooo I have about 4 hours untill I need to help paint. I want to get some fun in the sun time in!! 

4. I just realized I will be out of town for the next 3 weekends and it's kinda freaking me out. The first weekend I come home will be the weekend I am throwing the baby shower... Ekk! That means I have to be super on top of my game and ORGANIZED! 

5. Last weekend I finished "Heaven is for Real" by Todd Burpo and it was incredible. I was bawling like a baby. I highly recommend this book. It's a fast easy read too.... you won't want to put it down.

Enjoy your day of unlabor! I hope you have that day off from work so you can do whatever you please. 


Friday, September 2, 2011

Smile Friday: TOP 5 LIST

I am a BIG lover of lists... so I thought I would make a top 5 Friday list :)

1. UM to say our house is excited for college football ALL.DAY.LONG. tomorrow is an understatement. The hubs & I plan on hibernating and watching ALL the games in-doors in the comfort of our home. Don't get me wrong tailgating & being in the college town is AWESOME but we are trying to save some $$$ for our trip to Austin next weekend. 

2. I went to lunch at Cafe 501 (again) with some girl friends... it was delish as always. We went to the green bambino and I had my friend Ashley pick out a cloth diaper for baby C. Green Bambino is having a big moving sale with 10% off everything in the store and they also sent out a $5 off coupon via email subscription. I know I know it's so not fun that I had her pick it out.... but I wanted her to get the one she wants :) We also checked out the Sunflower market in OKC and I lubadubdub it!!! Whooooo Hooooo finally we are getting some good grocery stores in the area. It's a smaller cheaper version of whole foods. We also made a Starbucks run :) :) :) This was supposed to give me energy to clean & do laundry, but what I have done since I've been home???...... sit on my computer read blogs & look at Erin Condren planners. 

3. Which brings me to #3, I ordered my first Erin Condren planner. If you order the planner now you get the rest of 2011 FREE and all of 2012. My friend Ashley showed me her new Erin Condren planner today and I fell in love. This is the one I ordered.... it's the multi color zig zag. I used the promo code seeyousoon25 and I got $25 off! So my total order was $33 and some change. Perfecto! 

4. I rowed for the first time last night since April of this year. It was not pretty folks. I would like to think I'm a pretty coordinated person, I cheered & did dance all growing up.... but uh I am SO NOT coordinated on the river. It's actually pretty hilarious to watch me. I am taking a free class right now offered by the masters at the Cheasapeake Boathouse and you were supposed to have taken learn to row 1 & 2. Well I've only taken learn to row 1 :) I figured I would just wing it. Lets just say the coach could obviously tell I hadn't taken learn to row 2. I will say I feel 150% out of my comfort zone & I kinda like it! I'm not giving up on this.... yet anyways :)

5. I was able to take my fur babies on a nice cool walk this morning. They were so excited! 


Happy Smile Friday everyone! Enjoy your (hopefully) college football filled weekend :)