Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Apartment Tour Part 3: The Kitchen

I have a love/hate relationship with our kitchen.

Some days I love the coziness and how easy it is to clean.
Some days I hate the lack of counter space and a dishwasher.

Today I love it, but I'm pretty sure that just has to do with the fact that my amazing husband washed the dishes and I didn't have to!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

SOLD (hopefully soon)

Ok even though there really wasn't a definitive answer from the poll, I'm officially selling my dress!

I love it, but I want to make some other bride to feel as great as I did on my wedding day!!

Click here to see it on the runway.

Its a fall 2010 Piccione dress.

Yes, it has a strap that I didn't wear because when I first tried it on I didn't see it and didn't like it as much with it, but it is still attached!

Let me know if you know anyone who needs a wedding dress.


Friday, October 15, 2010

To Sell or not To Sell

That is the question.

I've been thinking a lot lately about selling my wedding dress.

Of course I love my dress, but what in the world am I going to do with it?

Right now it's sitting in our closet taking up TONS of space.

Most people keep it because their "daughter might want to wear it some day," But really I highly doubt that my daughter (if we even have a daughter) will want to wear a dress that's 25-30+ years out of fashion. And if they do my mother has a beautiful dress sitting in her closet that they can wear.

Am I right or am I crazy?

I guess I could make something out of it, but I don't think I could bring myself to CUT MY DRESS!! Nope not happening.

And why would I keep someone else from having such an amazing dress?

So I'm putting up a poll! Please VOTE and help me out!! And if you think I should keep it PLEASE COMMENT and tell me why!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Apartment Tour Part 2: The Dining Room and Entry way

Aka the other half of the living room.....

It's not very exciting on this part of the room, but it does house my favorite piece of furniture, which is our table. I love it. We actually got it for free when they cleaned out the phase 1 apartment. It was pretty ugly before and scratched up. So we sanded it down to bear wood and re-stained it and it came out this beautiful walnut color. Then my dad sprayed the chairs black because the table took us 3 full days to do we didn't want to tackle the chairs. Maybe one day we will buy new chairs, but I don't ever want to get rid of this table.

Here's a close up of the table with our halloween decorations on it!

Here is our "Entry way"

This is the coat rack JRP bought me for my birthday! It's great and so handy when its cold outside. I wish we had a bench or something that would fit there to put our bags on, but oh well.

Keep checking back. We still have 3 more rooms (4 if you count the hallway) to go through!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Halloween is my Christmas.....

....Yes, I went there....

....and don't call me a satan worshiper or anything because 1, I'll hit you (Like how I automatically resort to violence? Its probably because I love Halloween! At least I bet that's what you are thinking!!) and 2, I'll remind you that Halloween started out as All Hallows eve which was in fact a Roman Catholic Holiday and Christmas started as a pagan holiday so there

and no I don't hate Christmas, In fact, I plan on buying a tree with JRP this year decking it out up in this ghettoness, but thats beside the point Halloween still is my Christmas. Ok I'm off my soap box....

Anyway JRP and I started a new family tradition this year and went to the pumpkin patch and carved us some awesomeness, but seeing how this was the first time either one of us remember carving a pumpkin they didn't turn out quite as planned.

By the way his pumpkin is a ninja turtle and mine is none other than Marie Antoinette and yes, I realize his is much more awesome than mine, but only because I traced him an actual pumpkin stencil and I used a silhouette oh well you live and you learn and I can tell exactly what mine is and I LOVE it!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Apartment Tour Part 1: The living room

I finally got everything hung up on our walls and cleaned!!!!

It's still pretty ghetto, but I love it!!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Here it is!!! :) This is probably the coolest thing I have ever made for real!!
Thank you husband for modeling it!

I decided not to do a tutorial because this video is way cooler than anything I could ever make.....

I used nylon straps instead of belts like this video because it makes it more real looking. It is a bit more expensive, but only by a few dollars. I spent about $25 to make mine.

Happy Halloween Month!! Keep checking back for more Halloween fun!!!