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Accomplished!

12 Feb

I feel like I was super accomplished this weekend. Yesterday, I started the day by doing some work outside, cleaning up our patio.

Cy helped me. 😉

Later in the day, we look the kids to the park. We all had a lot of fun at the park. We went to a park that we’ve been to before, but haven’t been to in a while, so it was something new for the kids, plus it has nice walking trails for mom and dad. Sadie seemed really excited to be there – more so than she is at some other parks. We started calling her “Fun Sadie” because she almost seemed giddy there. She was running and playing like when she was a young pup. To be honest, sometimes she is miserable to take to the park because she would rather stand in one spot and eat rabbit turds all day than go on a walk, but this time she had a little more pep in her step. 🙂 Cy had fun too because we let him off leash when there was no one around. He was running around like a mad man and had a total blast.

It’s too bad Sadie can’t go off leash also, but her recall (aka listening) skills are not the best. Cy, on the other hand, comes when called, even with distractions. This is mostly our fault for not giving Sadie as much training as we have given Cy, but the girl does have an extremely stubborn streak that seems to be inherent and nothing to do with training.

We went back to the same park again today and Cy had fun chasing a tennis ball and Sadie had fun stealing and hiding the ball from her brother. 😉

Yesterday, I also did step one for my DIY art project for our dining room.

Yes, I know it is “safety cone orange” and that’s just how I like it! 😉 This place needs a pop of color!

The hubby and I just got back from an early Valentine’s dinner at Cucina Enoteca. Love that place! And love my sweetie. 😀

Snapshots From The Weekend

29 Jan

Hey y’all! How was your weekend?

Here are some snapshots from my weekend.

Yesterday, I did yoga for the first time since my surgery. I was a little wobbly on some of the moves, but overall it felt GREAT to be exercising again. My muscles thanked me. 🙂

It was a beautiful weekend here, so we took the kids to the park yesterday and today. We had some wicked Santa Ana winds on Friday (I’m talking shaking the whole house windy), but the one positive of Santa Ana winds is that they blow out all the clouds, so that means it’s super sunny.

I went to Micheal’s today to get some supplies for a little DIY art project for our dining room. I was inspired by this photo from Make Under My Life.

I’m going to do my prints in a bright orange though because I really need a pop of color in here. The inspiration photo also has felt flowers on it, but I’m going to do a stencil instead.

I’m going to recreate this circle print from the lamp onto my canvas.

Now I’m off to watch The Help.

Peace out!

Slap Some Paint On It

9 Nov

So on Saturday when we were at Home Depot looking for mums, we were accosted by one of those people who try to get you to set up an appointment for a consultation on remodeling your kitchen. We would love to remodel our kitchen, but we had no intention of doing it now because we already spent bucks on remodeling our patio this year, plus it turns out that breaking your ankle isn’t cheap either. However, we accepted the consultation appointment because we thought it would be good to get an estimate, just to have some kind of idea of what it would cost. Well for resurfacing (not replacing!) our cabinets, plus new countertops, the cost is… wait for it, wait for it… $15,000!!! 😯

So the moral of this story, slap some paint on it!

Our Current Kitchen (mid-dinner making)

So this is our current kitchen, which we will apparently be slapping some paint on and adding some new hardware. Three cheers for DIY!!! 🙂