Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Viva Las Vegas BABY!

I woke up this morning to KUPL calling to say I won tickets to see Kenny Chesney. In Vegas! Including: 2 round trip plane tickets via Southwest and 2 nights at MGM. I'm so friggin excited!


rewind a couple weeks...

So my Favorite sister Rachel is a fan of KUPL on fb and found out they were doing a "meet and eat" offereing free shortstacks at IHOP and giving away tickets to see The Lion King Live!! We really want to take PJ to see that, and the breakfast happened to be on PJs birthday. Rachel set her alarm for 5:50 in the morning and wakes Aunt Sarah, PJ, and I up and we head out to IHOP.
We didnt even know about the Kenny Chesney tickets, and didnt pay much attention to that part of the breakfast...
Enjoying our free breakfast, KUPL also had a raffle, I ended up winning a Sarah Buxton CD, Rachel's ticket # was called out, but she gave it to PJ, when he went to get his download or some other lame prize and they traded it for Curious George 2, (which ended up being better than the 1st one IMHO).
Then Sam from KUPL talked to us on air and gave PJ another DVD, Handy Manny's Motorcycle Adventure and a tshirt. Sarah also won a tshirt that matched PJ's, they say "I'm so much cooler online".


We were all kinda bummed that we didn't end up getting Lion King tickets that day...

As much as i would have loved taking PJ to see it, (and seeing it myself), I'm pretty friggen happy for me and Mikey to have a pre-wedding-moon!

Monday, March 29, 2010

i was featured?!?

so im new to blogging but i was featured on a blog ive been drooling over for a while here :
maybe i should copy peoples ideas more often?
anyways thanks Embellished Bayou for the props!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

un-spending money


So, i get to subtract money from the "already bought for the wedding" $ totals spreadsheet. i found this website selling my wedding cricut cartridge for $30 with free shipping! ($20 less than i paid at Michael's). Thanks to not getting rid of the bag, i have the receipt and its not been 60 days yet! Plus this is a great excuse to go to Michael's and the K station!

update: so we ended up spending that $20 difference on ribbon (for the wedding,) and other fun stuff, but it still counts as unspending!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

loft renovations update



so i made this floor plan at this amazing website, seriously, check it out! its free!

this is what our "loft" looks like now... i know, i was bored and i was wanting to play around on the site, but this is a fun way to document this renovation journey!

and a sad note, there hasnt been much movement on the construction thanks to the stupid rain!

but i do have windows, framed walls and doorways!

no wheelbarrows!













yesterday, the crew dug some holes for the concrete pads where the deck posts will be.








today, the concrete mixer came and i could NOT believe how easy it was, they pulled the hugemungo truck around, backed it up a little and extended the pourer dealys (yes thats the technical term)








we thought for sure we would have to wheel barrow the cement to the farthest back pads, but no, the truck was awesome. i may be easily impressed, but i thought the r/c roboticness of it all was pretty cool. the truck driver had all 6 pads poured in like 15 mins, no wheelbarrows, no mixing!






then our amazing crew smoothed them out and put the post holder bracket thingys in where they were supposed to be, leveled them out and let the hardening of the sun do the rest!


next step, 6"x6" posts and a 10'x20' deck!

new to blogging...

so i :::drool::: over some blogs i read. and with so much free time on my hands, i thought i aughta try this out... so ive been posting blogs from different FB and TN updates, and changing the date to when i should have posted it. going forward, hopefully i will post in order.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Yes Pane, Yes Gain.






the windows from the outside, imagine a deck a few feet below them starting to the north of the electric box going back 20 ft sticking out 10 feet. and a door a few feet south of the first window.








bedroom window from the inside.

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all three windows, i love how much light is in the room!
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remember this ?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

not much privacy, yet


so my bathroom has walls, and a doorway, kinda.
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the bluetape is not accurate, the vanity will be larger, and the toilet will move down.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Construction, Robin Williams, and Chocolate Chips.

This is PJ, he is the foreman of our construction crew. We decided he must be the foreman because he was strutting around with his hands in his pockets, supervising the crew.
Once he was confident that the crew could handle things on their own, he was off to watch Jumanji, again.

At least he works for cookies.
This is what the crew got done on day #2 (day #1 they set up and hung brackets for the ceiling beams).

Spring is on the Door.


Brown is NOT a Christmas color, but that was the color of our wreath, because it was February. Time to take it down, or better yet, replace it.
Some very crafty Nesties inspired me to make this Curley Ribbon Wreath. i was inspired here:
http://embellishedbayou.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-curly-ribbon-wreath.html