Monday, May 31, 2010


The hubby and I were on vacation celebrating two years of marriage this weekend!  So no exciting new post this weekend BUT as soon as we get all of our pictures developed you're in for some very adventurous pictures!  I won't give you details so that you'll check back in suspense to hear about our vacation! (LOL!)

Well rested & ever so grateful for an excellent 3-day weekend,

Monday, May 24, 2010

Guess What Today Is?!

My oh my how time goes by!!  Today marks our 2nd Wedding Anniversary!!  Thought I'd share a few pictures to highlight some of the day and take me back down memory lane... :-D




Happy Anniversary to Us,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Plumber & The Crack....

So, this week we've experienced yet another home buyer's first--buying a toilet!  What brought on this experience?  A leak in one of our toilets and the plumber man said that meant time for a new toilet!  So, after scratching our heads and thinking about how does one go about shopping for a toilet, we headed out to Home Depot and Lowes to price toilets!!  And I'm SO grateful to report that they're not as expensive as I was thinking they'd be...

They do, however, all look freakishly similar!  Notice that? LOL!  Anywho, we spent a little time "testing" out the products and made a selection! :-D

One more adventure for the Grant family!  Lord willing, the toilet will be installed on Saturday!

Feeling a little "flushed" (pun intended),

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dining Room Do-Over: Part I

Our latest project has been in the dining room.  We started by purchasing a new table, Suki, her picture will be revealed in part II (if you watch Gilmore Girls you'll know where the name comes from!!).  After saying goodbye to my law school dining table, we let Suki (she's a black table) inspire the new color or colors that would go on our wall. 

I searched and searched and tried my best to stay away from my favorite color (GREEN!) because it's heavily used in the guest bedroom, the kitchen, and the library (and the living room for now!)... You get the picture.  No green on wall.  Although, I almost broke my rule when I saw this picture!!  Sooo pretty!!

Anyhow, I stumbled upon this dining room and I was INSPIRED by the paint color on the walls!!!

I really like the neutral but non-boring wall color and the light and airy curtains!  And, just my luck, the website told me the exact paint color that was on the wall! 

Here's how the painting project went down...

Day 1:  Paint tape room, spackle few holes, sandpaper walls.

Day 2: Clean Walls (morning); remove pedestal from dining room; put drop cloth on the floor; primer on walls (afternoon) Thanks Sonja!! LOVE YOU TONS!

Day 3: First coat of paint!!

Day 4: Second coat!  Take tape down.

Day 5: Touch-up painting.

Day 6: Clean up!

By the end of the week my painting outfit looked like this-- 

But all of the work, mess, and mishaps that occurred along the way were SO worth it!  I really like the color and the table looks great against it!  This week's project is to find curtains.  I've been on the curtain hunt now for two weeks so the sooner we find them, the sooner Part II will post! Stay tuned for "after" pictures in Part II!.... YAY!


Sunday, May 9, 2010

Every Day Should Be Mother's Day!

I don't think many mommies read my blog since I haven't gotten to the age where most of my friends are mommies (although I'm getting there!).  But for every mommy that happens to read this blog, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!  And a special Happy Mother's Day to the woman who sacrificed so much for me--my mommy!  Yes, I'm an adult and all married off, but she's still, and always will be, mommy to me!! 

Thankful for my mommy (ain't she beautiful!?!),

Friday, May 7, 2010

Snack Pack For Little Jack!

If you're anything like me, you need a good snack to make it through the work day!  10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. are my peak snack hours.  Anywho, my typical snacks include cheez-its, crackers, snickers, kit kats, and reese's peanut butter cups.  Yeah, I know, the anti-healthy!  So, I've made it my bizness to turn over a new leaf--healthy, yet yummy, work snacks.  I started today and thought I'd share my top 3 finds.

I'll report back on how they taste next week!  What are your favorite healthy (BUT YUMMY) work snacks? Do share! None of the nasty stuff, no matter how healthy it is! So, share healthy yummies please!

Turning over a new snack leaf,

p.s. in case you didn't catch the "Meet the Fockers" reference in the title, I highly suggest renting the movie this weekend! **smile**