Tuesday, August 24, 2010

It's war, Owen!

And we'll win, because we're the humans!

That's right - we are RECLAIMING OUR BACKYARD!!!

Owen rules the roost in our backyard and honestly, it's been great to have a huge porch for him to have shelter during rain, storms, etc. while we are away at work.


That also means our porch is covered in Owen's prize sticks he wants to show us and a bunch of other nasty crap that he drags in from the yard (i.e. buried dog collars from previous residents, or the Saint Joseph figurine that previous residents buried to try to voodoo someone into buying the house...the list goes on). So the porch has been a glorified dog kennel for the last year... and that's got to change!

My dad recently visited and he was going on and on about how he loved our house. And then he said, "But let me be clear. When I say your house looks good, that does NOT include your back porch."

So last night, we bought an outdoor dining table on Craigslist and I just had to share!

A view from afar...

A view close up...

And of course, Helper Owen who doesn't realize we're taking over!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Console Table...

I tried my hand at re-doing a piece of furniture for the first time...it's not QUITE finished, but it's close enough to show some of the progress.

The table I got is a big tall console table for our entry way. Luckily, I found one that was pretty wide. It's the perfect size......but very ugly colors:

You'll notice Helper Owen in some of these pictures...

Then, I painted it brown because I was thinking I'd do white with brown showing through:

And I officially made it even uglier...

And here's Helper Owen

Then I made it....EVEN uglier!!

The white ended up not looking good up against the wall color (beige)...so I put a light gray/blue coat of paint over the white....

But here's how it looks now:

I bought some knobs for it, but we haven't quite gotten to that yet.

It was a fun project, but I think I'll let a professional paint my furniture from now on, if I can help it.

Or wait til winter.

Have a great week! XOXO

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

toetally bummed

So about a month ago, my pinky toe nail started to wiggle around a bit. I figured I stumped my toe and that it was no big deal.

But then.

It started to come loose, just like a baby tooth.

And now, it's gone.

Justin says it's gone forever, but I think he just likes to say that because I freak out every time he does.

He also calls me his "9 toed wife" which is lovely.

WHERE DID IT GO!? Why did it fall off!? If it's been gone over a month now and shows no signs of growing back, do we think I'll EVER have my left pinky toe nail back again?

What do you think?