Monday, August 20, 2012

Some Happenings Up In Here

Wow.  I took a little bit of a hiatus, didn't I?  It's been a rough couple of weekends.  I've actually had to work more than Mon-Fri 9-5.  Fucking ridiculous if you ask me.

One good thing about having my busy season start  was that some of my favorite people were in town for one of them.  I got to spend some much needed time with my Sister from another Mister.  LOVE HER!  We have determined that she needs to move here STAT.  Screw those teenage kids of hers.  I'm way more important.  Just kidding, Beth.  Not really.  I also was able to hang drink lots with my home girl, Kim!! Love getting to see her and we had a good night chatting away.  Definitely miss her and her hubby now that they've moved to TX.  Boo.

Now that I've gotten busy at work I've also decided to tackle some smaller projects in the house.  First up was doing something with my front entry way.  Some of you might have seen the reveal on my FB page.  if so, tough shit you're going to see it again.

I picked up 8 pots of mums for $1.88 each- 4 yellow and 4 lavender.  The entry way looked like this before.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

And The Gold Medal Goes To....

OMG first can we just talk about how obsessed with the Olympics I am?  Are you guys too?  I don't know what it is about them but I'm hooked.  All day every day- glued to the TV.  I mean we all watch the obvious sports.  But me?  Canoeing?  Absolutely. Fencing?  Sure thing.  Hand ball?  Just for the name itself, you KNOW I'm watching that shit.  I'm just fascinated by these athletes.  I have to say that this time around my favorite ones to watch are the water sports- swimming and diving.  Good lord those guy have sick bodies.  Sick!  I cannot confirm or deny that I have fantasies about their abs.  Talk about 50 Shades of Six Packs.  Oooooooohhhhhweeeeeee!

But back to the point of the story.  If they had an amateur sport of light changing- I'm pretty sure that I'd kick ass.  Not only did I change out my dining and kitchen lights to ones I made myself but I also changed my bathrooms vanity lights recently.  This time around was the light outside in my screened in porch.  The one that is out there is hideous.  Muy cheapo.  As in when I was looking for lights in Lowe's the one that I currently have is listed for $4.97.  No lie.  See the below shots.  Hideous, right?  And way too small.

Well last week I had some family in town and while they were here we went all over the place shopping.  While they were browsing around I headed over to the outdoor lighting area.  And I found exactly what I was looking for.  I set two goals for myself when buying a new light for this area.  It had to be the right size and had to be inexpensive.  My standard for "inexpensive" was not for it to be cheap like under $5 like the one before.  But I definitely didn't want to pay $50 for it either.  Which I could definitely have done with all of the pretty lights that were there.