Sunday, June 17, 2012

New stove!

Yes folks we've stepped into the 21st century and now have all stainless steel appliances. Well, except for the dishwasher but I have a plan for that, stay tuned.

We found our new range on Craigslist from a guy that bought a house and already had his own appliances. Score for us! Then today we sold our old range, again on Craigslist, to a really sweet lady and her daughter.

Our old range worked great, it was only a cosmetic change we longed for. Check out the old girl and the shinny new one!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New appliances are exciting!

Yes, I remember a time when I used to get excited about what Happy Hour we were hittin' up on any givin' day. Now I get excited about new appliances. Lame-O.

Anyway, without further ado I give you our new self-venting-over-the-range-stainless-steel microwave. It was a doozy gettin this old girl in place but ain't she purdy?

Before and afters of course. Up next? Getting a new shinny stove and rid of our 1992 Kmart special that came with the house.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Crawfish Ooh Yeah Boy!

Last weekend Griff decided we should have an impromptu crawfish boil. So we called up our friends, gathered the provisions and headed to our friends boat dock to grub down. Griff got in a set or two on the wake skate and I git much needed catching up time with my girl Poppy.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My life... consumed with gis.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ball overload. #happylabmindblown

Griff bought some new tennis balls for Charley. She didn't know what to do! Hahahahahahahaha! Too many balls to choose from. Must have them all now.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

New front door!

Finally! A new front door. I feel like our house just got herself a new pair of shoes! Lol. If font doors are like new shoes then new door hardware is like house jewelry. Griff and I love the new door. It totally makes a statement when you walk up now!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Color Run

Griff and I and some peeps from office ran in the Color Run last weekend. Well walk is more like it because it was so muddy! It rained the night before and holy crap was there mud. People were losing their shoes because the mud was so deep. I took my shoes off half way thru because they kept coming off. It was fun to act like kids again and get all muddy. I'm still trying to get the mud out of places!

Lazy Sunday's

2 lazy puppies and one sleeping husband.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

No more doggies on the bed!

At least that's what Griff and I have begrudgingly decided. However Charley had different ideas. This is what Griff saw when he walked out of the bathroom this morning. Charley thinking she was being sneaky and while no one was around she thought she jump back into bed.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Working hard in the back yard

Griff and little Myles on the 4 Wheeler at Myles and Shana's! So cute!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Strong Winds + Fallen Tree = Sad Faces

Well we lost a tree in our back yard. To be fair, this tree was half dead anyway, but now it’s totally dead and is destined for our fire pit.  Last week we had some pretty strong winds roll thru these parts and it took down the tree just outside our kitchen window. Thank God it fell the way it did or we would have been havin’ tree branches for dinner.

{The 3rd picture shows where the kitchen windows are located.}



So we did what every southerner would do, Griff got out the chain saw and went to town.


We’re sad to see our tree go but glad we have firewood for the winter!

Black is Back Baby

Black is back! The back door I mean. If you’ve been looking around blog-land lately, as I have, you might have noticed a lot  of people painting their back doors black. Sense we all know I am the President of PEBA, {Painting Everything Black Anonymous}, I thought I’d give it a try. It’s only paint after all. If I hated it, (haha!), I could paint it back. I must admit, I had a bit of  an “oh shit” moment when Griff walked in and goes “you’re painting the door black?!”, and I said “trust me babe, I got this.” But I really didn’t know if I would like it when I was done. Still I forged ahead and I am so glad I did because I stinkin’ LOVE IT!

Let’s take a look at the back door before her mini makeover shall we?

{Sorry the light is so bad, I swear one day I’ll figure out my camera… or maybe not.}




I also changed out the discusting brass door knobs. Ugh, brass.  May you die a fiery death.

{I took these pictures when the first coat of black was drying which is why it looks streaky.}


I had a bit of trouble with that dang top lock. For some reason the 2 sides DID NOT want to line up with the screws. I wanted to scream. SKAH-REAM! Griff gave it a go as well and we were both were SO frustrated. Our friend Jake was coming over a couple days after our fight with the brass began to replace and paint some outside trim for us, so we slipped him an extra $20 to make our problem his problem. Thank you Jake!


Seriously, this project was so dang easy, {minus the fight with top lock}, and it’s one of my favorites we’ve done to the house so far. Such a small change with big results.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Come on Baby Light My Fire

I’m sure the band The Doors were not thinking about my fireplace when they made their 1967 hit Come On Baby Light My Fire. Which according to Wikipedia is ranked #35 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Er, but I digress. Since we moved into our home in April ‘10 we’ve had the view of our lovely brass fireplace surround to great us when we walk into the front door. She gave me the stank eye everyday. I mean, wha’d tha hell did I do to her anyway? Bitch.


So while I might have bought what I needed to fix the brass beauty around, oh I don’t know, 9-ish months ago… I finally got the bug to actually do it. First I removed the fireplace surround. I was able to just pop off 1 side but the other side took some Griff muscle to pry her from her brass death grip.


Then I took her to the garage where she met her fate with this stuff, Rust-Oleum Flat Black Specialty High Heath Spray Paint. This stuff runs about $5 a can and I used 1 whole can.


I covered and taped the glass and brushed off any rust with some steal wool. Then I lightly, lightly, exfoliated her with 15 grit sandpaper. My first coat is shown on the right. I don’t remember how many coats I did, but I would cover it well then let it dry for an hour or so then apply another coat. When I was finished applying the entire can I let her dry overnight.


I have to say after her make-over she looks just gorg! Such a simple project with GIANT results. Why did I wait so long to do this?