Wednesday, September 25, 2013

This Weekend, I...

My weekend started out bright and early on Saturday morning with a 9am football game that Chloe cheered for.  She beckoned me down from the stands during one of their breaks to request a licorice rope during halftime.

That kid always has sugar on the brain!

Later on that day, I headed over to my sister Heather's house, where I got ready for our Girls' Night!! For the last few weeks, we've been planning a night out with our older sister, Jen, our nephew's mom, Alysse, and our sister-in-law's sister, Des...Are you confused yet?  It's ok, you don't really need to know all that.  You just need to know that we had an amazing time!

Heather and me, after managing to get ready in between cleaning up pit bull puppy pee & poo.

We started out with some grub at The Wilde Rover in Kirkland, a really fun Irish pub.  I had the best potato soup ever!  I've been dreaming about it every since.

From there we walked around town and checked out a few different bars.  I really haven't spent much time in downtown Kirkland since I was a lot younger, but for the most part, nothing had changed!  Except for the feeling of being older than most of the people there.  (Let's all take a moment to mourn the loss of my 20's, shall we? *sob*)

When I came home the next morning, I found Chloe bundled up in footsy pajamas, socks, and even a stocking cap, claiming she was chilly.

But not too chilly for a photo shoot!  It's obvious she's the next Gisele.

Link up with Sarah and tell me about your weekend!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fair Day!

Yesterday was such an amazing day at our state fair!  Chloe's cheer group was scheduled to perform at the fair during the evening, so Tony had the brilliant idea for us to both take the day off work, pull Chloe out of school at noon, and spend all day at the fair before it was cheer time.

The weather was supposed to be in the low 60's with showers, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day!  

I love this picture of Tony and Chloe on the Scrambler (my favorite ride as a kid!) because the ride actually wasn't moving anymore! Since I couldn't get a good shot while it was still in motion, Chloe re-enacted her excitement for me.  Gotta love faux action shots!

We rode a ton of rides, and once we were sufficiently dizzy, we took a break to check out the animals.  Being a vegetarian, I always feel a little sad seeing all the animals caged up at the fair, but they are just so stinkin' cute, I love looking at them!

Especially this guy!  Trust me, you need sound for this one.

The alpacas were super cute too.  Check out his teeth!

My favorite were these bunnies, especially the super fluffy one!  I wanted to take him home with me.

Just hangin' out with Mother Goose!

Next we got Chloe all ready for her performance.  She is so cute in her outfit!!  I love it.

I highly recommend taking the day off work when your fair comes to town!  It's so much better then fighting with the crowds on the weekends.  Oh, and I also recommend that you consume as much cotton candy as humanly possible!


Friday, September 6, 2013

Green House

I'm back!!

Well, sort of.  I have a super quick before & after shot to show you today...basically as proof that I'm still alive and DIYing!

We painted our house!

And I can happily report that thanks to this project, I have overcome my fear of ladders (sort of) and spiders (kind of)...but not bees.  And there were plenty of all three.

We totally could not have accomplished this feat without Tony's mom and step-dad, who not only footed the bill for all of the paint (they love us!!), but also put in long hours helping to get the job done.

It feels so good to no longer be living in a salmon-pink house!

Tony was set on have a green house, so I let him choose the color.  My first choices would have been dark gray or some shade of blue, but since I picked almost every interior color, I gave him free reign of the exterior.  (Fair is fair, right?) We brought home three samples from Home Depot and painted swatches on the side of the house, and both decided that Behr's "Ivy Topiary" in satin was the winner.  For the trim we used Behr's "Polar Bear" in semi-gloss which has just the teensiest hint of cream, so it's not blinding, in-your-face white. We also wanted it to match the garage door so we wouldn't have to repaint it.

We plan to paint the front doors a glossy black color, sort of like this:


I have so much more to share with you, but I'm out of time for today.  I really hate the feeling of being so behind on my blogging, and especially my blog reading!

Seriously, 96 unread posts on Bloglovin??  Not okay.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets this behind in Blogland??

I plan hope to write some more posts next week, but I'm a procrastinator by nature so I make no promises. Although I do have some pictures from an ocean camping trip with Tony & Chloe, some updates to Chloe's room, and an awesome dresser we found at a yard sale and have some fun plans for.  Stay tuned!!

Happy Friday!