Saturday, February 28, 2009

Uppercase Living

Tonight I worked on hanging my Uppercase Living order that came in last week. And I pretty happy with the results. Kyle says I'm nuts and just too picky....but I'm pretty sure the bathroom one is a TAD off...but I guess I will just have to live with it! *sigh*
I put this one up in our living room in between two shelves that I just thought had too much blank space in between them. I have to say that I LOVE the result!

Full view.

This one I put up in our main bathroom, this wall had been blank all four years we've lived in our house so it was in desperate need of something! This is actually two separate ones. The "half moon" bathroom originally came with the saying "please wash your hands" underneath and I liked this saying better!

Full view.
I got this little "welcome" for free since I spent a certain amount of money. And I thought it went perfect above the doorway to our basement, which is right when you walk in our back door.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hawks Win in Overtime!

Sunday after church Kyle & I, along with our friend's Mark & Kathy headed to Iowa City for a men's basketball game. We've said all season long we wanted to go to a couple games and the season is QUICKLY coming to a close. We met up with Mark & Kathy's boys, Adam & Andrew at Outback steakhouse for a late lunch and then over to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for a 4pm tip off!


Kathy & Mark



It was a great game to go to! Very exciting! It even went into overtime and with a 7-0 run to jump-start it really help the Hawks finish off strong!

70-60...Iowa wins!!

We stopped at Coldstone Creamery on the way out of town for some ice cream with everyone and headed back on the road. It was a fun day and great to be back in Iowa City! Makes me excited for next fall!!

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Applebees Family Supper

Mom B brought Grandma & Grandpa DeWall to town yesterday for a Dr.'s appointment and we planned to meet them for supper at Applebees.

A few months ago they made a comment to Kyle about wanting to there, but that it was just too expensive, so for Christmas we got them a gift card there and they said they wanted us to come when they used it! So we did! And I think everyone had a good time. It's always good to catch up with family!


Pampered Puppy!

I forgot all about Abby in my previous post about our Valentine weekend! I know...how could I ever forget about Abby!?!?!

Well anyway if you've seen her lately you know that she is just a big ball of fur! She was due for a hair cut in December, but we didn't want to take her 'cause she would just be too cold outside in our horrible Iowa winters.

So we held off as long as we could. She has an appointment with the groomer this coming weekend so I wanted to get her all combed through so it would be easier to cut her hair and so they wouldn't have to shave her. Well while I was combing her I had a bright idea...I should try trimming her myself! So that is just what I did! Now I didn't go too crazy, but she defiantly looks a lot better and is 100% softer!I wish I would've taken a "before" picture...but I didn't so you're just going to have to imagine a much "fluffier" dog!

So Abby got her hair combed, trimmed, and her nails cut on Saturday...it was like a doggie day at the spa for her! :)




Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentines Day Weekend!

Well its Monday and we're back at work, but we had a wonderful valentine weekend!

Friday I left work at 3:30 and headed to meet Kyle at our accountants. Got in and out pretty quick and hit the video store to rent some movies for our weekend in! We rented Fireproof, Lakeview Terrace, and My Best Friend's Girl. Then we headed to Subway to get our supper for a night in...$5 footlongs!!! They're back...any footlong for $5! Love it! I usually get ham & turkey, but I decided to switch it up and got the chicken terayki!

We watched My Best Friend's Girl first and it was not too great in my opinion. Pretty raunchy (sp?). So I was glad we got that one out of the way first!

I forgot about the best part about Friday! We stopped at Target and I wasn't sure why, Kyle said he needed something. And so we walk in to the electronics department and he said "Which one do you want" while standing in front of the ipod counter!! I was so ecstatic!!! I've wanted a new ipod for a while, mine is from 2005 and is only a 1gb! So of course I picked the pink nano that happened to come with a free $15 gift card!! I haven't opened it yet...we are talking about maybe taking it back and getting a bigger one. Any opinions on the ipod touch? I don't know much about it. Or do you think I should just get the bigger classic ipod? Which is better for working out?

Kyle took Saturday off. And for those of you who know us, know that he rarely is off Saturdays. It was so nice to have him home for v-day! We slept in till about 8...which was way better than our normal 5:30am!! I got right to my v-day plans. I made Kyle heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast!


Then I got right to baking! I made heart shaped sugar cookies with pink frosting, a double batch of chocolate chip cookies, and banana bread (forgot to take a picture though!). I love to bake, but I hate keeping it around...I could down cookie after cookie and before I know it they would ALL be gone and that would be BAD!! Sssssoooo......



We made our baked goods into valentine gifts for some of our friends & neighbors! I love to do paper crafts so I made a few quick cards, custom treat bags, and put it all together and made some deliveries! It's always fun to do a little something special for those special people in your lives! Now I couldn't do it for EVERYONE!! Was not prepared for that all...this was all done I whim! So I am sorry to all my friends & family that didn't get one! We only did 5...and there are many more than 5 special people in our lives!



By the time I got home from our deliveries of v-day goodies it was about time to think about supper. We knew we were staying in and I just the idea. So I hurried out of the house and got Kyle's favorite...Casey's pizza! And I got my favorite...Applebees spinach artichoke dip! Mmmmm!!

Look at all that cheesy, greasy goodness!


Kyle was happy about his surprise supper! We still had two more movies to watch so we got right down to business and watched Lakeview Terrace. Boy that kept your heart pumping!! That guy is a nutso!! In between we made our own version of Cheddars' Cookie Monster...warm chocolate chip cookie, ice cream, fudge, & cool whip!! Oh holy, yum!!!

So after that movie we popped in Fireproof...while drinking a glass of some cheap wine we bought the grocery store! It wasn't too bad, esp for only $4.99!! :)

Fireproof was definitely a low-budget movie, but has a GREAT message! Here is one of my few of my favorite quotes from the movie...that I can remember: "Fireproof doesn't mean the fire will never come. It means when the fire comes that you will be able to withstand it." I really want to get the Love Dare book now and do that...sounds like it would be GREAT!

And last by not least for v-day...here is a pic of Kyle & I! We've been married for almost 4 years now and I would have to say that we're very blessed! (sorry this isn't a very good pic...but I wanted to post one!!)


After church on Sunday Kyle & I went to a local buffet that has $5.99 brunch/chinese buffet! Kyle loves breakfast food & I love chinese! Afterwards we headed home and took a nice afternoon siesta! In the afternoon Kyle joined me for a nice Sunday run! I think he's going to be sore tomorrow!

We hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! I know we sure did...and for those of you who are off today for President's Day....you stink! (j/k)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This is a test...

I've seen a lot people with links to photo albums using Picasa Web Albums so I wanted to see if I could figure it out! These are just a few of the pictures we used on our Christmas card this year (oh and one of me & Wendi, my little sister)

Test Album


Hope everyone is having a great February! Hard to believe it's almost half over!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

New Curtains!

We bought a new curtain rod for our living room bay window about 6-8 months ago and FINALLY got it hung up this weekend! And I found some new curtains at Target that are a much better offset to the wall color. Our old ones were tanish in color and didn't really stand out or pop. Plus these ones were on clearance for only $14.98!! The reason we purchased a new curtain rod is because we still had the ones up from the previous owners and it didn't strech the whole way across the window and plus I wanted to double rod to have a sheer layer underneath! I'm pretty happy with the result...I just need to get rid of our blue pillows in the window and replace them with some more neutral tan ones!

Double rod!


Like em? Kyle's first comment was, "Why do we have pink curatins?" Ha ha! And he thinks I'm color blind!! ;)


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