Sunday, September 21, 2008

Guest Bedroom/Office Makeover

It's been a while. I have had a few busy weeks. This weekend I decided it was time to do a little "nesting" and redo one of the rooms I have been looking to fix since we moved in. Being that it didn't resemble Ronald McDonald, it wasn't the first room that needed to be fixed. The bright blue was starting to bother me, so now it is a little more subdue. I had a hard time picking a color, but this is "smoked oyster" from Behr. It turned out a little more mauve-y that I would have liked. I primed the whole room Friday evening since I knew the color was going to be light. Then I taped and painted for the majority of the day Saturday. This morning I removed the tape, did some touching up and bought out TJ Max Home Goods for some bedding and a few accesories. I still need some items for the walls and I need a lamp. Also, there is a blue ceiling fan that needs to be replaced and the blue closet doors will then be changed out. These tasks are a little much for me right now. I may give the doors a try next weekend, but the fan has Mike's name all over it :-) Take a look!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It's like my CRACK!

Robeks- it's a smoothie/shake making juice bar of sorts. There is one on my way to work, right before I get on the highway. One morning I stopped for a little breakfast-on-the-run. Fast forward a few weeks and I swear if I know there is one within 10 min and I can find some reason to justify my need for a smoothie, I will have one. There is also a location on the East side, right in the midst of my territory, not helping the problem! My favorite- the Hummingbird which includes guava juice, strawberries, mango, bananas, orange sherbet and ice. The close second-Infinite Orange which is similar to Hummingbird with yogurt instead of sherbet... probably better for you! Curious if there's one near you? Find out!

But, it's blowing my entire savings! Ok not really- I'm a little more practical than that. So, it's just some fruit and yogurt or sherbet, I can make that!! Let me tell you- I've tried. They must have some ultra-high-powered blender, because my little guy could not make it smoothie-like. It was more chunks of ice, in juice, with pureed fruit. Not exactly what I was looking for.

So I find myself needing some type of justification before purchasing a smoothie. Today it was a treat for attending me new workout class. I really didn't want to go, but after I did, I was SO happy that I did yoga for an hour when I normally would have been sitting at home on the computer waisting an hour. But some days it becomes, "Well the house is clean, that deserves a Robeks stop" or "Today is going to be a long day, better start it off with Robeks."

So at the end of the day, Robeks may be healthier for me than crack, but it's draining my wallet just the same!!

**Personal Disclaimer: I have absolutely no experience with actual "crack." Closest I've got is in the movies. I am only using the reference to imply I'm highly addicted!**

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Updates

Well it's the end of Labor Day weekend, and I have done pretty much nothing. No exciting things to talk about today, but I have a few small things I could update on, since it's been over a week!

My cat has been a welcome addition to the house and almost daily I find funny things she's doing that lighten up my mood.
In the pillows on the guest bed.

In my drawer.

Guarding the Front Door.

Thanks for the laughs, Tootsie!

Also, I was able to get some more pictures from Mike's visit home. I would LOVE to share :-)
The happiest Fourth of July!

Go Tribe! We won that game!