Late weekend wrap up

This is late. I am sorry. Shit life happens. Like fires, and massive amounts of spaghetti sauce. That is another post entirely.

Friday started off with…well, chaos. I had a twin mattress to bring upstairs, a room to arrange and the entire apartment to vacuum. So, it wasn’t perfect, sue me. And I was vacuuming in Charity’s room and, everything stopped. Except the light. The fan with the light stopped, but the light stayed on. Hmmm.

I checked the fuse box, no problem there. Did I mention a heat wave? That was going on too, so no air movement and remember folks, heat goes up. So, I took a break Lucky for a walk. Then, cooled off after a meltdown call to Brian. I had to get Charity’s room ready. So, I trudged on.

I got the mattress up the stairs and suddenly, the fan started working again. WTF. Seriously? It has something to do with the outlet on that side of the room. If you have any ideas on how to fix it, please clue me in. This will be an epic post, so, here are some pictures instead.

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The first is a view from the top of the stairs and the second is from the opposite corner. The only new items are: a second mattress (the first is under it), a fitted sheet, pillowcases, fan, and the teal drawer thing next to the bed. Lucky was moving while I was taking the panoramic pictures, he doesn’t really have 2 tails.

Charity didn’t make it down here until 11ish ay night. So there really was no fun to be had that night.

Saturday, I was up at 9am. My mother in law said they would grab breakfast and be right here. Yea, they got a flat tire and the day didn’t start until 1pm.

They insisted on going to Ikea, by they I mean my mother in law and her friend. So, we drove the hour to Frisco and got there.

If you have never been to Ikea, if you ever get a chance to go, do it! I love going but it is an hour away and its always packed when we go. Saturday was no exception. Usually, we go through one or the other, either the first floor or the showroom second floor. They opted for the first floor. Brian has me on a tight budget, so I had no spending money, but my mother in law bought me 2 lamps, 2 glass bottles, salad servers, and an ice cream scoop. It was my birthday present. I saw tons of things I haven’t seen in person and have tons of ideas for our home. I just need to hold off and see if I still feel that way about things after we move, some time.

We were famished by the time we were done at Ikea, so we went in search of someplace to eat. The older ladies picked. Olive Garden. Really? I love Olive Garden and haven’t had it in over a year, but really? We could’ve had In N Out, Fuzzy’s, or any other place they can’t have at home. Oh well.

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Tasty drink, too bad the waiter couldn’t keep my water glass full!!

We headed back to Arlington after that and went to Wal-Mart, the one right across from Cowboys Stadium. I wanted to show them the “cool” Wal-Mart in Arlington. Then, we headed home, everyone was pooped from the long day at Ikea.

Sunday, we woke up late. Brian had a long week last week and we were all just tired. We met them up at the Harley Davidson store in Grand Prairie (I have no pics, sorry). Brian got a few shirts and a hat for his late birthday presents. Then, it was off to the Outlet mall behind it. More shopping….ugh.

Then, we took them to Spring Creek BBQ for some real Texas BBQ. Yum. The complimentary ice cream (only on Sundays) was just icing on the cake. We went to Foundry to find some clothes for my father in law. They were amazed that you could get a beer while you shopped, for free.

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Yup, we were those people. Brian, Charity and I all had waters. We are in Texas, what do you expect?

After Foundry, my mother in law hit the road. They didn’t make it back home until 1:30am, I think.

There was grocery shopping, rest, and dinner on the agenda for the rest of the day for us. I saved us $40!! Woot!! (Again, another post, another day.)

Did you have a good weekend? Ours was packed full of randomness and shopping. I hate shopping.

xoxo jes

The List!

The other night, we sat down and made a master list of things we want/need for our apartment. I actually started the list and showed it to B. We then circled our “must haves”. So here is the list!
C’s Room

-bed frame (found one at ikea we like)*
-dresser (hopefully can find this secondhand)*
-accessories (wall decor, etc. I will be making some of this) 
-desk chair (possibly ikea, or a folding chair if B had his way)*
-lamp 
-nightstand (maybe secondhand) 
-desk (ikea)*
-TV
-bed skirt (I want to make it)

Found here
-fan*

-wall (since her room is open to the living room, we want to use a drop cloth to create a wall for privacy for everyone)*
-gate (to help keep Lucky out)*
-Bookselves*
-under the bed storage
-sheets*
-comforter (I want to make her a rag quilt)
Found here
-mirror (she is getting older and we need to support her on wanting to look good. We hope to create a vanity zone for her to keep the bathroom open)*

Bathroom 

-shower curtain (yea, we don’t even have one! I found this one I like)*
-shower curtain liner (we just need a new one)*
-rug 
-towels

-fan*

-dog bed* (or a pillow, he likes pillows)

Kitchen 

-built-ins (there is an open space meant to be used as a table, we don’t use it like that so I will build shelves for both sides for added storage)*
-towels
-rug

Living Room

-TV
-coffee table (Possibly this one from Ikea)
-wall shelf (to display my camera collection)
-TV stand (we like one we found at Ikea, but we are thinking of getting a dresser secondhand to use for the storage possibilities it offers, down the line, we might get a regular one)*
-rug (I have been looking all over for one that I like…no luck yet)
-lamp (I have found a few I like at target and Ikea)
-shelving unit (We really like all the storage with this one)*
-chair (possibly secondhand or at ikea)
-surround sound
-couch (we saw this one on display and LOVE it, it will be replacing our current couch down the line)

Office

chair*


Office Chair I picked up at a Thrift Store
-lamp
Other

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* –Items we are going to work on first.
Thats it in a nutshell, we have lots of things we want to work on and I hope that some of this stuff can be knocked out. I will share projects and ideas as they come along. For now, I have no idea what I am going to do to the chair. I am thinking of decoupaging it and adding a pillow. Thoughts?
XOXO
Jes

Happy Mother’s Day 2013!

First, I would like to say happy mother’s day to all the moms out there! Whether you have a child in your arms or in heaven, I hope you had a great day.

Now, I was totally spoiled rotten this year. I got a Ninja Professional 1000 blender, a happy mother’s day pillow, and an owl bank. The only thing not pictured is the pillow.

I was spoiled even more by a trip to ikea. Yes, I am slowly becoming obsessed with this store! I love it! I got a desk that we (Ok, I) will be putting under our stairs to give me my own space. Then, I got a bunch of organizing stuff for the house.

Also, we are going to try and return our couch. To be honest, we loved it, but it’s not that comfy. It’s also tiny. And, B sleeps on the floor now because the POS broke. So, yea. Hopefully by the end of summer, we will have this place all put together and we will love the home we are in.

We have all major pieces of furniture picked out for our living room and C’s bedroom. We also have a plan of attack for the privacy issues that we have. I got the idea from a blog I have been reading. Don’t worry, the new stuff will look just as amazing with the end table I got as the old stuff was going to look.

I am just content tonight. I am listening to everyone sleep and after spending 2.5 hours at ikea, I am pretty beat myself.

Anyone think it’s odd that I got a blender for mother’s day and I’m excited about it? Also, I have never had a bank before, so I am excited! Do you store your change in a bank? Or maybe a mason jar, or coffee can? Let me know!

XOXO
Jes