Fun Weekend Ahead!

{d&k} have a fun weekend ahead, filled with 2 friends coming to visit.  And, they don’t even know each other, haha. Their schedules do not overlap at all, which is very funny, so they won’t see or meet each other.  But, it will keep us on our toes!

So, blog posting will be a little slow until next week.  But, I will try to be better about taking photos of everything we do.

And, next week, we leave for Ohio/Michigan for a week, so blog posting will be slow then too.  Sorry.  But, when I return, I will have LOTS to tell you about!

Until then, here’s a cute photo:
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Poor Uma.  She puts up with so much.

 

Enjoy your weekend!!
{d&k}

I think it’s time for another countdown!

Yes, that’s right.  It has been way too long since our last countdown.  Here is what {d&k} are looking forward to:

 

12 days until Christmas (I feel a song coming on)

13 days until we are back in Ohio/Michigan to visit with family and friends (I’m sure I can think of a song for this too)

 

And, that’s it.  Now it seems pretty uneventful.  Only two things made the countdown.  Now, I could have given you our schedule of events while we are in Ohio and Michigan but I think that’s probably more information that you’re here looking for.  Am I right?!  So, we’ll leave it at that pitiful little countdown.

But yay for only 12 days until Christmas!  Seriously, where has the time gone?  Thankfully I’m finished with my Christmas shopping.  Now, all we have left is to ship a few things off.  Ooh, and make Christmas cookies.  That’s this weekends project.  Get excited for pictures.  And pack.  We’ll have to pack sometime soon.  But, then we are done and we get to enjoy our first Christmas together as a family (of 3, sort of).  Yay! We have a few Christmas traditions we’ve started over the years and I’m excited to add to those.  Yay for Christmas!

Yay for Christmas!!

 

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

Before and After

Happy Labor Day weekend, friends!  I hope you got to enjoy the weekend, relax a bit, spend time with friends and family, and eat good food.  We did!

We had a ton going on this weekend, one being my office re-do.  Yippee!!

Here’s what I did this weekend:

Painted desk white.  It was black and I just want to brighten it up a bit.

Painted white chevron stripes on my black dresser.  Eep.  So excited for this!

Built 2 bookcases out of the free fruit crates.

Painted bookcases coral.  Yep, that’s right.  Coral!  It’s bright.  It’s fantastic.  So pumped!

Made curtains.  I bought 2 $12 drop cloths from Home Depot and I will be cutting and sewing to make 4 panels and painting a thick black stripe on them.  I’ll have a tutorial for you very soon.  Get excited!

Organize!

Organize!

Organize!  This might actually be my favorite part!  I know, I’m a nerd.

So, here are the before pictures:

Bookcases (well, actually just a pile of fruit crates, but use your imagination).

Dresser

Desk

Ok, so I’m not going to show you the after just yet.  We’re building suspense here, people.  But, you should be very excited for the next few posts. Stay tuned.

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

Thank You!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes!  I had a wonderful birthday in Ohio, with friends and family.  And cake.  I had lots of cake.

 

{d&k} got into Ohio on Wednesday night and were greeted at the airport by k’s parents.  Then, we went to dinner at our favorite Ohio Mexican restaurant {yum}.  On Thursday, {d&k} ran errands, had lunch with friends, and then went to d’s parents for dinner and homemade birthday oreo cookies {yum}.  On Friday, {d&k} ran more errands (it’s amazing how much you have to do when you go home for a visit) and d got to take a birthday nap before meeting friends out for dinner and drinks.  Saturday d was coordinating a wedding all day and k got to spend the day with his parents, which included a trip to the Garrett Ranch to visit my parents and the mini donkeys.  Sunday, {d&k} went out for a birthday lunch with d’s parents, then to visit friends, and finished off their stay in Ohio with dinner at k’s parent’s house.  We had a jam-packed, fun-filled birthday weekend!  For those of you that I was able to visit with, I’m so happy we did!  For those of you that I didn’t get a chance to see, we’ll be back for Christmas…hopefully we can squeeze in something then.

 

 

I was a bad birthday blogger.  I managed to snap 3 pictures.  That’s it.  Sad.  Pitiful.  I’ll be better next year.

 

 


KT made me a birthday cake! Thanks, KT!  And, I can’t stop eating it.  Must.stop.eating.cake.  It was not my plan to gain 30 pounds on my 30th birthday.  But at this rate, that’s what it’s looking like.


{d&k} at d’s birthday dinner.

 


k bought d an electric sander for her birthday. Best. present. evah! Thanks, k! And for any one else, if you ever have to get me a gift, tools are always a good idea. Always. Watch out Bob Vila.

 

 

 

Now, it’s back to the real world.  Back to work.  Back to taking care of the dogs.  Back to eating healthy (oof, birthday weekends are full of bad food and cake.  Lots of cake).

 

 

And, I get to start on all my projects that have required an electric sander.   Like…refinishing my dining room table, 2 bedroom side tables (they NEED to be turquoise), and I’m sure I can find more.  Anyone need anything refinished or painted?  Bring it on over!

 

 

Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your day,
{d&k}

 

 

 

 

 

I should have napped

 

Happy Monday, everyone!  I’m saying this after multiple cups of coffee and hitting snooze ’til the last possible minute.  Ugh.  It was hard to get up today.  We had a fantastic weekend with friends.  Laughed way too hard.  Spent time at the dog park with the pups.  Ate really good food (go me for finding yummy recipes, hehe!).  And stayed up way too late Friday and Saturday.  I should have napped.

 

 

I think that needs to be my new slogan…I should have napped.  It has a nice ring to it, dontcha think?!

 

Anyways, I’m struggling today.  Anybody else?  But, it’s probably a little too late for me to nap.  Then I wouldn’t be able to fall asleep tonight and I’d be a mess tomorrow.  It’s a vicious cycle.   Ugh.  Oh well.  I’ll just go drink more coffee.  If you see me running laps around my house, don’t worry.  I probably just drank an entire pot of coffee and have some caffeine to burn off.   No big deal.

 

So {d&k} leave for Ohio on Wednesday night!  We’ll be in town until Sunday, visiting with family & friends.  We are pumped!  I am, however, dreading flying.  I don’t mind flying.  I just feel that I’ve been on a plane waaaaaaaaayyyy too much the last few months.  And, I’ve spent too much time at airports lately.  No more!  Well, until Christmas, anyways.

 

 

I should have napped.

 

 

I’m so sleepy right now.  But, that’s motivation to get my tail to bed early tonight.  Any bets that I won’t get to bed before 11?!  Me, me!  I bet I won’t get to bed before 11.

 

The pugs are napping.  Oskar is napping hard.  I can hear him snoring from a room away.

 

Uma is napping.

 

The dog-cats are napping.

 

EVERYONE IS NAPPING.  But not me.  Sniff.

Ok, that’s enough whining for a Monday.  Thanks for listening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that you are very well-rested today!

Enjoy your day,
{d&k}