10/18/13

Jeff had a Birthday, Shout HURRAY!

Jeff had to work like over 10 hours on his birthday, but when he got home around 9p.m. we still managed to have a little celebration.

 
I made up some simple decorations for the dinning area and Jeff's cake. I ordered Chinese delivery because I had no idea when Jeff would get home.

 
He is so freakin' cute huh. I love this kid and hope he still somehow managed to have a good birthday.







10/16/13

Halloween - Keeping the DIY Crafts Going

I made a resolution some time ago to DIY some type of holiday d├ęcor for the bigger holidays. It helps me keep a festive home and definitive time to site down and make something.

I kept Halloween decorations this year very simple, Jeff is always at work and it's not like we are having tons of family or friends over since we just moved so far, far away. BUT, I did manage to make something small, just to keep the promise to myself in tact.

 
I am going to have fun with fire place mantels while living here. It's a perfect little spot to give a bit of holiday cheer.

 
The item I made this year was this cute "BOO" paper fan. See, I told you it was little. I just feel silly going out and buying pumpkins or expensive decorations when it'd really just be for me. I don't think Jeff even notices when I put stuff like this up, ha ha. Maybe when we have kids I'll feel comfortable turning up the volume on holiday decorations. 

 
This plate is from my wonderful sister-in-law Natalie from one of her many worldly travels. I absolutely love it! Jeff brought home this skull from a trip he took down to California with one of his buddies earlier this year.

 
Then I brought out some of my "fall" decorations that I'll have up until Thanksgiving. Slowly adding to the collection. I actually ended up selling or donating a good portion of my holiday decorations when we moved. Now I have an excuse to craft up some more.
 

Pinterest Pickings

I'll admit that the above is barely worth blogging about, but I like to keep myself honest to my DIY resolution. Below are some links I spotted on Pinterest with some cooler DIY Halloween decorations. I'm already saving empty glass jars and cereal boxes (for the cardboard) to make us some of these.
 
 
Tin can lanterns found here . . .
 
Glass jar and tissue paper lanterns found here . . .
 
Cardboard and scrap paper sign here . . .

 
This amazing wreath has already been sold from THIS shop here, but it gives a great idea for a DIY.
 
 
 


10/14/13

The New (temporary) Place

Well, I finally made it to Denver. It was very hard to leave Las Vegas (here is an Instagram video of me saying good bye to our Condhouse.) I was delayed for a bit for family stuff, but I am here now with my Husband! AND we finally have the internet. It was the most complicated ridiculous process here to sign up for internet, but whateves. I am here, and now have my life blood, the world wide web.
 
You can see the mess I moved into here. Uploading a video should have been simple in this day and age but somehow it managed to waste over an hour of my life, so hopefully the link works. I took another video a few days after we moved in to show my progress, but uploading these videos is such a pain I just re-took pictures of our place now.  Not dealing with video issues anymore! (I'll have to figure it out though so I keep showing videos for my fam to see.)

So mi familia, here is our new (temporary) digs . . .

 
Our living room/dinning area is smaller than our old place, half of our old furniture was just too big and gets to chill in our garage until we settle somewhere. The smaller cabinets and settee from our office now get front room billing.
 

 
The kitchen is connected to the dinning room. Love the openness!
 
 
Off the kitchen there is a short hallway that leads to our bedroom.

 
The bedroom is bigger than at our Vegas home. It's nice, but I haven't yet figured out what to do with all the space. Especially what to do with all the wall space.

 
We have two bathrooms here, the master bathroom and guest bathroom. I really don't mind losing the extra toilet to clean!

 
 
So there it is. We haven't yet got the guestroom/office fully set up yet. We want to get this daybed from Ikea for the space. Hopefully some family comes and visits us soon (hint, hint).