Sunday, September 27, 2009


This weekend was fairly unproductive for Alex and I...which actually was kinda nice. On Saturday we went to a Home Expo at the Expo Center that was fun. Besides all the house stuff, we discovered a possible new pet for us...a sugar glider! If you've never seen one, they are like flying squirrels but smaller. Very cute little things!

For the past few nights, Alex and I have been working on this "mural" on our living room wall. It is not quite finished as there will be more branches and more detail but I figured I'd post a progress shot. What do you think?

And today was spent at my parents house on the couch, relaxing and watching some football

Alex had an unlikely visitor ;-) Cats always seem to know who hate them the most! Then they immediately go after that person! Alex didn't seem to mind too much!

You may remember this little (not so little) fellow from a few months a tiny kitten!

He is only 6 months now but he's HUGE! His tail is very long and his feet are even bigger!

He just loves to torture my parents' other cat, Frank.

He's still a great little guy :-)

Then I made crockpot shredded beef for dinner! It was AMAZING! It just fell apart when I pulled at it. It couldn't have been simpler to prepare either. We set it and then let it cook all day while we were at my parents. Then we came home and the house was full of the smell of barbecue

Then we dug in! Doesn't this just look like the perfect windy, fall evening dinner?


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Final trapeze

Alex and I had our last trapeze lesson today. We learned one final trick and unfortunately, neither of us caught it. We have caught every other thing we've learned but not this. In fact, nobody in the class caught today. To be honest, I think it was the catcher. He was a new guy, not the one we were using last time and he was very picky about his catching. He never put his arms out for us to grab...he'd do it at the last minute. So that's my excuse for missing. I'm bummed but still had fun!

the trick I learned is called the Split.

This weekend was also my last wedding with Cassidy for quite some time. I will miss it! He and I always have a great time!

We also did a little dress-sesh on Friday that I'm excited to post!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

quick post

This is what I did tonight! I thought the room needed a little visual interest. I initially wanted to do an orange stripe, however, I did a small sample and hated it! The color is awesome but it just didn't look right. So I found this nice brown to complement the taupe

Ignore the hideous green carpeting. I have to say that the paint makes the carpet a bit more bearable now that the entire room isn't green anymore.

What do you think? Not only am I going to do this type of thing in another room, but I think I'll use the brown's a nice color!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I am very excited for fall! It and winter are my favorite seasons! The above picture is definitely one of the reasons I love fall so much...mellowcreme pumpkins!! These things rock! I've been eating them since I was a kid and I just can't ever get enough of them.

Anyway, on another note; despite being sick all this past week, I'm finally feeling a bit better so Alex and I got some work done this weekend.

I had spackled and patched the upstairs front bedroom so that I could paint it. So I did some sanding today and then painted.

These are the befores...

This wall had the "booger wall"...ewww

Really nasty spot on the wall that required a lot of patching.

After! I couldn't decide on a color so I just stuck with our standard beige that we have a 5 gallon tub of. It's neutral and thus easy to paint over later. I feel like it really calms the room. That lime green wigged me out

So much better

We also both fessed up that we didn't love the color of our front living room. I was never real crazy about it but Alex seemed to love it and after all, it is only paint. But we found a better color so we repainted it. I feel like this is calmer and more sophisticated. You can see traces of the old green below it...yikes! This will obviously look much better once we have baseboards and crown molding up.

We also finished our powder room this past weekend. It took us several weeks to get the right parts for our vessel sink but it's all hooked up and working now.

I re-purposed this mirror that was left in this bathroom originally. It was brown and country looking. I spray painted it black and bought this "frosting" spray. I taped off the mirror and frosted the edges. Not bad, if I don't say so myself!

And here's the bathroom in all its' glory! Also not bad

This is our new china hutch! We got this last weekend and loaded it up today with our wedding china and other fun things we've collected over the years. What do you think?

That awesome orange bowl in the center is from Turkey! My brother brought it back for us. I love it! It makes a great focal point

And lastly, we did put baseboards up in our bedroom a few weekends ago...I just never posted pictures. In that empty spot to the right is where my new chaise lounge is going to go. That will be my reading corner. I'm pretty stoked :-)

Monday, September 7, 2009

Feeling productive

This weekend was no doubt a sad one with the passing of my hamster but it ended up being a pretty decent and productive weekend regardless. Alex and I had our second trapeze class on Sunday at 1:15. I highly recommend everyone take at least one class! It's such a rush and not all that expensive! We learned our second trick, called the "heel off". We have one more class which is on September 20th. Here's a video of me doing the trick

I also had a wedding in Maryland on Saturday. It was pretty fun! I won't have any pictures to post for a few weeks as Cassidy is editing this time instead of me so he's got my memory cards. I think I've got some good ones to share though.

Then once we got back from trapeze, we began working on putting together all the plumbing for our new bath off the kitchen. We finally got all the pieces we need (after 4 different trips to Home Depot) and we are assembling it only to find out some of the bolts that came with the faucet are too short. Home Depot was closed by this point so we had to put it off another day.

Today we went back to Home Depot to find longer bolts, which they didn't have. Find out we've gotta special order them online so we've got to push back our project again. After Home Depot, we went to Belfort to purchase some more furniture. We got ourselves a chaise lounge for our master bedroom and a china cabinet.

Once we got home, there was a still quite a large pile of wood left over from the demolition of our boat dock last weekend, so we needed to make another run to the dump. We loaded up the car, shelled out $6 more at the dump and are now finally free of all that wood! The side of our house is empty and now we can move on to better things. On Thursday we have a landscape architect coming out to help us figure out what to do with our yard...we are pretty baffled. I'm looking forward to talking with him about it.

Other than that, I did some patching the walls in one of the bedrooms so I can paint that soon. Very productive weekend. Our china cabinet should be delivered on Wednesday so I'll share photos of that later this week.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'll miss you

I woke to the sad news today that my teddy bear hamster, Biscuit died. She was 2 and 1/2 years old. I will seriously miss this little trouble-maker.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Flying solo

I've been shooting weddings with Cassidy as an assistant for over a year now. I finally booked my first wedding solo. A friend from high school contacted me about shooting her wedding on the Eastern Shore. It was the same day I was coming home from the beach but really wanted to shoot it and decided to fit it in. I am glad I did! This was on August 8th. Here are some highlights...

The flower arrangements were put together by the Amish in the area

First solo wedding was a complete success! It was a great wedding :-)