Monday, March 4, 2013

I'm Alive!

Yes, I am still breathing! It's been a while so I wanted to take time out of my studies and share some house updates with you!!
So far, we've stripped wallpaper, painted, and moved in furniture. All thanks to help and gifts of furniture from our families!!! Thank you!! :)
There is a lot I want to share, but I'll just show pictures for now!
Here is what the dining room used to look like! Forrest green.

And here it is now! It's hard to tell the color exactly, but it's a beautiful green! All it needs now is a dining table!
The kitchen was our next project. I was so ready to get rid of this wall paper! 
Thanks to our family for helping tear it down!
 Matt did an excellent job texturing the walls! Our kitchen is now a beautiful butter yellow.

And we love spending time in our living room now that it has furniture. I'm almost sad to see winter go since we won't get to have anymore fires in our fireplace! Isn't my husband cute? He likes the leather chair. Sorry about the yellow tinge!

And we have a bed for our guest bedroom!
Matt rewired that hobnob lamp for me! I couldn't resist when I saw it at a thrift store. Love it! All it needs now is a lamp shade.
And here are our current projects: refinishing a dresser and chairs!

We are so happy to call this our home. It has been a joy getting to work on it with each other and our families. We are so blessed!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Recently, has become my best friend. Matt and I recently bought a wooden kitchen table on clearance. I love it! But is has no chairs. So I have been scouring the ads on craigslist for chairs. My intent is to get six mix-matched chairs and paint them all one color to tie them together. Maybe white? Or blue? Probably white. It's versatile. I'll send you some before and after pics...once I get the chairs. ;)
How I wish I had my sisters here with me to rummage through the local antique/thrift stores! I like going on my own, but it's so much nicer to share things you love with people you love.
Matt and my sister-in-laws are here in OKC with me, but they're all at work. I think I just need to get back to school. And get busy. Hello, last semester of nursing school! Woohoo!
But that's not until next week. Today, I think I'm going to check out a few antique stores. ;)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Yesterday, Matt and I made gingerbread cookies! It is so wonderful being back together. I love cooking with him!!

We're definitely ready to close on our new house (hopefully next week!) and get all of our stuff out of storage. But for now, a glass works just fine for a rolling pin!
He did all the hard work. I just enjoyed them. ;) 

We both had wonderful Christmases with each of our families. We received thoughtful gifts, many of which we've already put to good use! Most of all, we loved being together with all of our family. Looking forward to another blessed year!!