30 September 2011

Hodge Podge

Before I head off to Mexico for 10 days, I thought I'd write a quick blog. (which I have not packed a single thing for and my flight leaves at 530 am! totally not like me) I have some random things I want to post and a few pictures too, but as individual topics, there's not enough material to warrant separate posts. So hence the various paragraphs I am about to write!

  • I got a new end table from Crate and Barrel (the one that finally got put together after sitting in the dinning room for a couple of months) and as I don't want to leave rings on it, I decided I needed coasters. I looked on Etsy because I wanted fun coasters, but after seeing the cost, decided I could buy my own tiles and make them myself. I found slate tiles (9 for $4.89) and bought felt dots to put on the bottom. I think they turned out pretty well and they are protecting my table nicely. 
  • I got my nails done the other day. I am developing an obsession with Shellac. I love it my nails look great and like they were just painted for 3 weeks! I'm currently sporting grey. 
  • Inspired by my friend Carrie's recent blogs about reducing the clutter in her house and life, I finally gathered some of mine together and took it to the Goodwill. It is nice to have it out of my house and to know someone else can get some use out of it. I foresee several more trips in the near future. 

    14 September 2011

    Catching Up-List Style

    • Tomorrow makes 4 weeks since Adam passed away. Still doesn't feel real sometimes. 
    • My little sister Elizabeth is officially the strongest person I have ever met. 
    • I just started reading The Help. I can't put it down. I have promised myself I will finish the book before I watch the movie.
    • I have been in a major throwing out mood lately and am trying to clear some of the clutter out of my house.
    • AMNTM All-Star Season=best reality tv idea ever. My favorites are Allison, Laura, and Kayla. 
    • I have a new favorite worst reality show ever-Dance Moms. Everyone needs to see it. Definitely a train wreck!
    • It's starting to feel like fall! Which means 2 of my favorite things are back around: Football and Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Soy Lattes! 
    • I'm running again. (Yes I know, you've heard this before) I've signed up for the Race for the Cure 5K at the end of October. I hope to better my time from my last race.
    • I called the police on my neighbors last week. They keep deciding that 1am is a good time for a dance party on the front porch. It is not. 
    • I'm going to start doing site visits for PA students from Trevecca. I am really excited about this. 
    • I made a last minute decision to go to Mexico with the GYN surgery team. I leave 2 weeks from Saturday. Eek! 
    • I've been getting lots of free samples lately. It makes me really happy. I look forward to getting the mail even more than I usually do! 
    • I finally put together my end table from Crate and Barrel that has been sitting in the dinning room for a couple of months now. I am waiting on a table from Ikea to complete my new living room set up. 
    • I chopped my hair off yesterday. 15 inches to be exact. I love it but it is taking a little getting use to. Hasn't been this short since I was a small child!