Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas time!!!

We love Christmas in our house. It's so full of festivities and family time! Two things that fill my "love tank" (for those Dr. Gary Chapman readers,  you'll know what I'm talking about).

This Christmas should be our last Christmas in our Apt.!!!!!!! I cannot exaggerate how excited that makes us! RP and I both are ready for a HOUSE! 3 years is WAY too long living in 800 sq. feet with 2 people and a dog (which is louder than a human).

We decided this year that we'd get one big joint gift. So, a TV was agreed upon. Russ had pre-reqs for a TV so he knew exactly what he was looking for. Me on the other hand, I did not have anything in mind except a budget. I think spending loads of money on something that will be outdated in 5 months is ridiculous. But I'll drop a fortune on furnishings. So to each their own.

This is what we came home with. If you look closely you'll see a drop of drool on the side of Russell's mouth. :) Excited are we!?!

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Mr. is very persuasive at times...

Very rarely does Russell voice his opinion but when he does, it's normally on something he will not budge on. For instance, our driveway. I really wanted an asphalt driveway. I love the way they look and think they are so much prettier than concrete. This is a war for us. Russell hates the idea.

Another opinion Russell has is this dumb Caribou. He has saved it for years to put in his house one day. I am not much of a "mount your killings and hang them in your house" kinda girl. Don't get me wrong, I've grown up around this stuff my whole life and I appreciate it, I just don't want it hanging in my house. So- let's see who wins this battle!?! Maybe this could be leverage for an asphalt driveway.... just sayin'

Another great find! Last week mom and I went to the Nutcracker Market here in Houston. If you haven't ever been- YOU HAVE TO GO! Even if you don't buy anything, it's still worth the experience and gets you in the holiday spirit. However- I would NEVER go on the weekend. I can't imagine how packed that place gets. Go during the week. Only advice!

I managed to make an entire round with only buying 1 thing. A pair of antlers. Then, we decided it was worthy of a second trip around before we left for the evening. And that is when I found my piece! It made my whole trip! It's our master bedroom ottoman. Vintage and originally from Mississippi I am in love with it's needlepoint stitching on top and velvet pleated sides. Ah! Things like this melt my heart.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Eye Candy!

So since we made the decision to build our house, Russell and I (mainly me) have been collecting pictures of what we want to include. Below are some that I've recently found. Some you might like for your house!

I'm sooo doing this in our laundry room somewhere. I'm notorious for being last minute so that usually puts me in a crunch. This is perfect for grab and go wrapping paper and ribbon.  

And this picture... this is why I want a house period. I CAN'T WAIT to have a yard that we can have all our friends and family over and create all these memories and fun times!

This is par of the eye candy series. How cute is this for a little girls room. I had one when I was little that my grandpa built me. Still have it actually!

AWESOME! How top notch is this!?!

I would love for my nursery to look like this. When the time comes- RP and I think it'd be fun not to find out what were having. This could go either way!

I love this quant back porch. So livable and cozy to me. And I love the clay pots with just greenery in them. So clean and inviting!

This you've seen before in my previous posts. However, I found out this past week that this chandelier was one of 4 used in Miranda Lambert's Wedding. You can read about it HERE. But not I will have it in our home. How cool is that!?!