Sunday, November 21, 2010

Unexpected Shopping Trip

So today I met up with my friend Brittani. We had lunch at Bar Louie and then decided to peruse some of the stores at the outdoor mall. I figured we'd do a little walking around, but I really wasn't planning on buying anything. Pshhh, yeah right. Surprisingly, there weren't too many people out and about so it was nice to shop without massive crowds. She mentioned wanting to stop by Forever 21 and that made me so happy since sometimes when I'm with other people, a stop at Forever 21 is torture for them. So I'm happy to say that I was finally able to walk through the store without feeling rushed and actually bought a few things.

This shirt, which I actually saw in Nuestra Vida Dulce's blog. I thought it was super cute, never intended on buying it (since I never go to Forever 21), and came across the only one on the rack at the store. Sold!

I couldn't find this next shirt on the website, but it's cute with leggings or skinny jeans.

I also got this little cardigan

Next up were accessories.

I found this headband

And I couldn't pass up this adorable owl necklace

I did pick up a short-sleeve purple sweater and necklace at Love Culture (a store I've never been in but is very similar to Forever 21), but I couldn't find either of those items on their website.

So all in all, it was a pretty successful, unexpected shopping trip.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

More House Updates

So during the month of October we were still truckin' along on the house. You saw the updates in the living room, aka lounge, and that room pretty much looks the same. Still no baseboards. but this past Friday I had the piano moved from my parents house to my house. And I'm super excited about that!

Onto the dining room. You can sort of see it in this picture here, but the ceiling had this brown border painted around it and I hated that color.

I ended up finding some paint in the basement that was a match to the cream color on the ceiling, so I painted over the brown. We got our dining room table delivered and we painted the walls Behr Boston Fern. I wasn't totally ecstatic about the color when we picked it, but we were sort of on a time crunch and I just wanted SOMETHING on those walls. I was going out of town for work so it was up to Jim to finish this room up before a party I was having the following weekend. Well it all worked out and the color is finally starting to grow on me.

The pendant light is from Bellacor and the barstools are from Bed Bath & Beyond.

And for some reason I LOVE the way our hallway turned out. New sconces, new paint, new closet doors and painted white trim. Looks so much better! It is sort of hard to tell, but the ceiling is just flat white and walls are Behr Reflecting Pool.

The sconces are from Bellacor and the new hall light is from Lighting Direct.

So we still need to work on those baseboards and then I think our next project might be the laundry room.

Friday, November 12, 2010

R.I.P Cheeto

Last Thursday we had to say goodbye to our Cheeto. He had a slew of medical problems throughout the six years of his life and I feel we gave him the best life we could.

His biggest problem was his spinal cord issue. It was diagnosed awhile back that it was too short and he would never walk normal. Well over the past month his walking got really bad. He was pretty much just dragging himself around and essentially became incontinent. We took him to the vet to see if there was anything else we could do, and when the prednisone didn't help, we knew it was time.

It was one of the hardest decisions we've ever had to make, but you could tell Cheeto just wasn't himself anymore either. Jim took him to the vet and he said it was like Cheeto knew. Usually he's really hard to get into the cage, but I guess he didn't give Jim any trouble. He didn't cry on the way to the vet or in the waiting room like he usually does either. We decided to keep his ashes so I'll be picking them up at the vet today. It's just so weird that he's not here anymore. That little squeaky meow, the way he would essentially body hug your leg, how he loved to lick the sweat off a cold can or bottle. He will definitely be missed...