Thursday, February 24, 2011

White Trash Birthday Bash

Since our birthday’s are so close to each other, every year I host a birthday party with my friends Nick, Martin, and James. Last year it was a Mustache & Cleavage Birthday Party. Year before that it was a 70’s Birthday Bash. And this year? This year my friends was the best theme yet. White Trash Birthday Bash. Oh yeeeeeah! So grab a can of The Beast, light that fresh cigarette with the cigarette already lit in your mouth and get ready for some great pics. Just please don’t burn the plastic on the couch with your cigarette ash. That shiz lights up like the dead Christmas tree in the corner. {Sorry got back into character there for a second.}

First there were the decorations.

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Of course there’s the traditional clothes line complete with giant red lace panties and a 48DD bra courtesy of the Dollar Store. And the Confederate Flag hung with care over the fire place.

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Grandma’s afghan blanket. {Not my grandma but someone’s Grandma I’m sure.} And a majestic deer in a field of bluebonnets with unicorn’s on the back of the toilet. Yup, class. Pure class.

Let’s move onto outside decorations shall we?

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Christmas lights. Flamingos. Complete with Duck Tape.

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A toilet. Don’t worry, it wasn’t used. Eeeew, gross.

What did we eat you ask? Well allow me to show you, we had all the classics.

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Crackers adorned with Cheese in a Can and Vienna Sausages.

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Twinkies. Mac & Cheese and Weenies.

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Pig-n-Blankets, GIANT pickles in a jar, and Spam sandwiches.

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And the cake. I loved this cake! Amy made the trailer, complete with tin foiled windows, curtains, and Christmas lights. {The lights were actually made for a doll house.} I bought a $5 Barbie and gave her black roots, a cigarette, a black eye and a hickey. We crushed up Oreo’s to make it look like dirt and stuck her in the cake. Amy found a doll house TV that we through in the yard cake, and I found a small dog with 3 little puppies and put them in the yard cake too.


So… onto the costumes! Get ready, there’s some good ones. First let’s start off with me and Griff.

I seriously peed a little when Griff put on this mullet wig. I was laughing so hard, it looked SOOO good! Well, not good as in I want him to grow a real one out. You get what I mean. I had a black eye and a nice fresh hickey on my neck. Both of which were put on with make-up. We black out some of our teeth. I had a beautiful scorpion tattoo on my left shoulder blade and Griff had a black panther on his rib cage. Horrible blue eye shadow, caked on mascara, and teal, jelly, bedazzled, gladiator sandals completed my ensemble.

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Here are some more great costumes!

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Our friends Wes & Poppy brought us a Santa Claus piñata. Great idea, except for the candy that landed everywhere. Bad for doggies.

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For some reason, I don’t have a picture of Nick taking his turn with the piñata. Damn margarita’s got in the way! Or Vodka. Whichever.

The party was a blast and everyone had a great time!

Thanks to Martin for bringing the keg. Nick for the Margarita Machine. Griff and David for helping us set up. And Elizabeth and Amy for helping me finishing setting up and baking the cake!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yay for frosted glass!

So after I installed the frosted window film on the windows above our front door, {see that here}, I decided to take it a step further and frost the glass doors in our master bath shower.

Of course, in true Ryan fashion, I forgot to take a picture of the glass before I started. So the picture on the left has 1 section of glass frosted and the door is not frosted. Same with the picture on the right except this picture shows more of the door.

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Here you can see the film on the glass before I squeegeed the film and trimmed the edges with the cutting tool the kit came with.


And here’s the door frosted. I stinkin’ LOVE this!!!! When I was done I stepped in the shower just to see what it was like and it’s a little odd not be able to see out but it still lets light in so that makes me happy. Here is a before and after.

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Frosted glass is my new BFF.

You might have seen this little post about Griff and I installing new lights on our front porch and guest hallway. While we LOVE our new lights, changing the porch light from a motion light to a beautiful hanging pendant posed an entire new problem. See those windows over the door? I heart these windows because this is the only natural light in our dark entry hall. However, now that this new pendant light hangs the light it gives off comes through those little windows like a plane coming in for a landing. Bah-right I tell you. Hmph. Problem.


So we lived with this for a while. But every time we walked through our living room, or stood up after sitting on the sofas in the living room, or came out of our bedroom, {you get the idea}, this new light would smack us in the face. No good. See. Well, it’s hard to see the blinding light through pictures but trust me, it’s no good. No. Good. At. All.

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Then I had an idea. I’ve seen this frosted window film on some of the home deco shows I watch and thought this would be perfect. It would still allow the light to come though but the BRIGHT bulb would not smack us the face every night. Genius! So I ran my hot idea by Griff and he was on board. Yippee! So today, {while Griff is out of town mind you}, I ran up to Home Depot and picked some up. I bought Gila Frosted White Window Film and the Application Kit that came with solution, a squeegee, a micro-fiber cloth, and a knife for cutting. It was super easy to put up once I got the hang of it. Now, having said that, it would have been much easier with another pair of hands. But I wanted it done now and didn’t want to wait for help. Shocking, I know. So up it went and I love it! It works like a charm. The light no longer burns my retinas! Yay for eyes and being able to see!!


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Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow! In Texas?

Yes! Snow in Texas! I’m sure everyone reading this blog, that lives in Texas anyway, got some sort of snow last night. Or at least some winter weather. It’s been COLD here lately. 2 nights ago it was 17 degrees at our house. 17 degrees! And last night we got snow! When I went to bed last night it was just cold and there was no snow yet. But when I woke this morning I woke up to this.

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I took these pictures at 6:20ish this morning. When I came back inside my phone was ringing. It was my boss telling me not to come in. Score! No. Damn! I had a ton of stuff to do today. Crap. Ah well, all is not lost. Maybe I’ll tackle that mound of laundry building a fort in our closet. Maybe.

Charley has never seen snow before and as far as I know Eva hasn't either. When I opened the door to let them out this morning Eva took off like “yay, this stuff us cool!”. Charley looked at me “uh, excuse me. My feet are cold, let me back in!” Spoiled doggies.

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But quickly they got used to the cold under their feet and started to play.

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We received about and inch to an inch and 1/2 of snow, maybe 2. And I just noticed it’s snowing again. Griff unfortunately had to go to work. He only works an 8th of a mile from our house and his bosses know that. Needless to say he was not a happy camper leaving me and the doggies this morning all cuddled up on the couch. That’s how I feel every morning when I leave for work and he’s still in bed.

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Yay for snow days!!

We should buy stock in Charmin.

So Eva has apparently developed this love for toilet paper. I came home from work last night to Griff telling me that Eva has somehow figured out how to open the guest bathroom door and get to the toilet paper hanging on the roll. We’ve been leaving the pups inside lately because its been colder than a witches you know what round these parts. We closed all the door to the rooms but Eva has managed to get into our bedroom and the guest bathroom. There was toilet paper all over the bathroom floor and she actually removed the cardboard roll while the paper was still left hanging on the hanger. Amazing. {Actually, I’m not even mad. That’s amazing” – name the movie!}

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So I was about to scold her, {before Griff told me already did}, and I began yelling her name. When I came around the corner into the bathroom I saw this.

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Eva hiding behind Griff’s legs and poking her head out as if to say, “Mom, I’m sorry. Dad already got mad at me so please don’t yell.” Melt my heart! How could I get mad at this face? Sweet Eva girl.

{Oh, and if your wondering why Griff is wearing those fabulous blue high waters it’s because those are his Judo pants and he was about to leave for class.}