Sunday, September 30, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 30

Me! :-)

Creativity: A Daily Dose
I can't believe this is the last official class day. I've enjoyed the emails I've received and everyones uploads in the gallery - thank you to everyone who participated!!! I am really going to miss this class. I am so glad I joined in and took the daily photos - so many things have changed for us and I love that I captured so many of those changes.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 29

Normal view of my purse: receipts sticking out of my wallet, keys, sunglasses, and a comb... normally there are various papers and lists sticking out too but it was getting out of hand and I cleaned my purse out a few days before this picture was taken.

Daily Dose - Photo Day 28

Years ago when I was pregnant with my first child,  I went to the library, got myself some books, and taught myself to crochet. It's a hobby - besides scrapbooking - that I really enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 27

I'm so happy that I got this shot when the automatic sprinklers were going off! Having a sprinkler system was far from a requirement when we were looking for houses but it's definitely one cool, added bonus!

Regular stuff
Drew is home sick today... sinus infection. I took him to the doctor this morning to get him meds but I have a feeling he'll be home again tomorrow. poor thing! In good Drew news... he has one very wiggly tooth (which completely grosses me out!) so I think we'll have a visit from the toothfairy sometime soon!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 26

A dreaded chore... unloading the dishwasher! Today it wasn't so bad though because I got to unload some of our new, gorgeous, red dishes! We've had the same green set (which you can see a bowl of on the bottom right) since we got married so it nice to have a change.

Hope you are having a great week!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 25

I really won't see the effects of fall for a few more months... that doesn't stop me from decorating for the season though!

and look... you can see a bit of the new kitchen table and chairs that were delivered yesterday! :-)

Daily Dose - Photo Day 24

Our master bath is now huge! I love it! The blue color is compliments of the previous owners... I don't mind it but I know my husband would like it a bit darker. For now though, it'll do!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 23

A typical morning for me consists of coffee and the computer, after that, it's more coffee and cereal time!

Other Stuff
On Friday night Kevin and I bought a new kitchen table and chairs. I can't even tell you how excited I am!!! We've had the same crap table since college (which was a while ago!) so it will be wonderful to have something that's nice and new! We never bought a set at our previous house because we knew it wouldn't be our permanent home - and we didn't want to spend the money and then move only to find that what we bought wouldn't work at the new place... so we waited. The wait is just about over because it will be delivered on Tuesday... which won't get here soon enough. It is going to be perfect - I'm thrilled!!!

In other non-eventful and unexciting news... my sinuses are killing me. Between yesterday and today... ugh!

That's about it!

Happy Sunday!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 22

I need to buy some type of shelving unit for our movies and games to be stored in. At the old house they set on a built in hutch... at the new house, their home is curently the corner of the living room... at least they aren't in boxes anymore! lol!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 21

Friday, September 21, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 20

This picture doesn't do our new closet justice... it's huge and I love it! We do have a few things to unpack - mostly books - but those boxes are nothing like it was in our old closet. It's so nice that we've got room to spare... for now at least!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 19

Our living room... well, I guess it is what most call a "family room" but I grew up calling the room where the tv was a "living room." I would like to add that I can't wait until we can get a real entertainment center! The room obviously still needs to be decorated... I haven't gotten very far! :-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 18

We really haven't been in our new home long enough for me to figure out which room I go into the least, so I decided to pick which room I have been avoiding instead. This is the front room when you enter our house (I took the photo from the stairs). There are boxes to be unpacked still, broken down boxes that need to be taken to recyling, and a pile of stuff that needs to be given away. I'm avoiding it because now that all the major stuff is taken care of, I'm not very motivated to deal with the small stuff. soon... it'll get done soon...

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 15

I had to adapt todays assignment a bit because my favorite snack of Popcorn and Diet Coke has not changed (that photo is in the classroom). This is a shot of our pantry, we keep kid snacks in the container and to the right of it... it's looking a little sad at the moment (obvioulsy some slacker mom needs to go to the store!).

Weekend Update
We are enjoying a nice visit with my Mom and Step-Dad. It is always a whirlwind (with lots of eating out!) when people come to visit us. The kids got to go swimming at their hotel today and now everyone is taking a break and resting.

Daily Dose Chat
I had so much fun at the chats yesterday for my class. Thank you to all who attended! If you are in the class and missed it, the transcripts will be available soon in the classroom.

Hope ya'll are having a great weekend!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 14

We've never really had a kitchen big enough to decorate so I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do with our new kitchen... no matter what there will be coffee involved!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 13

I'm showing my age a bit with today's photo... I use to listen to these records when I was a kid!

Creativity: A Daily Dose
Just a reminder, there are two chats scheduled tomorrow if you are taking this class. They are at 8am PST and 6pm PST. The chat room is in the classroom. If you need a time zone converter, you can find one here.

Today 's Agenda
I am cleaning like a fool! I did a quick, wipe down type of clean to the bathrooms when we moved into the house. Today I am doing the complete and thorough, scrubbing of all the crevices type of clean. Holy crap on a cracker Batman - it's a big undertaking! Did the people before us never clean? blech!

This Weekend
We've got company coming tomorrow! Our first guests to our new house... we're not completely unpacked but whatever! I'm still excited! I get to see my mama!

Okay - that's it for me!

Have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 12


My new scrapbook room in progress... I'm getting everything unpacked and set up. Hopefully I'll be done soon... I'm working on it!

How much life has changed since my original picture for day 12 (if you are a student, this photo can be seen in the Daily Dose classroom). We were remodeling the bathroom in the old house, Kevin was putting the tiles up in the shower... and now those days are long gone!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 11

Our new mantel... current status: boring. I have yet to unpack all our picture frames and am no where close to getting them up on the walls so everything looks pretty plain. Drew put his turkey and armadillo up there before he left for school so he'd know right where they were when he got home. funny boy! Just about everything that is up there won't stay there, it's just where they got placed during the unpacking process.

Daily Dose - Photo Day 10

A place we all enjoy... and by all, I mean the picky 5 year old boy too! They've got chicken nuggets so all our basis are covered! good stuff!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 9

Our new backyard is bigger and more landscaped than our old one, I love it! The people who lived here previously even built a nice little covered patio! That big thing that is leaning to the right of the patio is our picnic table... it obviously still needs to be assembled. You can see a nice little chunk of siding missing from the back of the house too. We had to take care of a plumbling problem and the siding guy can't come until Wedneday. Lovely view of the insulation though, lol! I'm digging the purple window too! It looks like they put some film on it to help block the sun... I love my lime green color but purple is pretty high up on my list of favorites still (go K-State!).

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 7

I'm still working on unpacking... all these books are at the foot of our bed (which we still can't find the ruffle for!).

I'm having so much fun with the daily photos... it's amazing to see how many things have changed for us, where we are at in our lives right now, and how many memories are sparked. There's still time to join in if you are looking for a creative push, today is the last day to register for Creativity: A Daily Dose (until 10pm PST).

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 6

I have XM Radio playing through DirecTV constantly... probably more than I do my mp3 player!

Have a great Thursday!

Daily Dose - Photo Day 5

I adore this green!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 4

I had to buy a second phone today! We only had the need for one phone in our small house but now with a bigger house and a second story, we need two!

Hope you're enjoying your Tuesday!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 3

Today's photo... our new street! That is about as out and about as I got. ;-)

Registration for Creativity: A Daily Dose ends on September 7th so if you'd like to join in, there's still time. :-)

house stuff
We're making progress! I've got my cabinets in my scrap area but the counter still needs to be screwed on so I can't put anything away yet. I'm anxious to get it done so I can get everything all organized and back to scrapping!

Happy Labor Day!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 2

My diamond ring was given to me by my Grandma on my 18th birthday. It belonged to my Grandfather's mother who brought it over from Germany. The side openings where hand made and aren't symmetrical. I love that little feature about it. When I met my husband and we decided to get married, he asked if I wanted a new one or if I wanted to use this one... this one of course! The ring went from my right hand to my left and the rest is history! :-)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Daily Dose - Photo Day 1


I thought it would be fun if I did the daily photo assignments for my Daily Dose workshop. Since we just moved to a new house I thought it will be cool to document everything and see the changes. This way I'll be able to share some shots of the new house too!

Happy Saturday!