Thursday, August 27, 2009

New-to-me things

My grandma was had me over for dinner and wanted me to look through some boxes of things she was getting rid of to see if I wanted anything. I ended up with quite a few things. I couldn't help it - she happened to have a lot of baking stuff in those boxes! Luckily Keith and I have lots of cabinet space. It's nice to be able to rid my grandma of clutter and gain some fun free stuff!

I did get some new cupcake pot holders that go rather well with the cupcake themed ones & apron that my grandma made for me for Christmas. (The homemade potholders are the pink ones that the new brown ones are on top of in this photo.)

She also gave me some birds and a plant to put out on the balcony. I took the photos at night, so they're not the best, but you get the idea.

We have been rather busy lately. Mostly working. Some social things like Keith's cousin's wedding though!

This weekend we hope to finish up the touch up painting and a few little things. We are having people over on Sunday for the fantasy football draft, so it would be nice to get some things done before then. Too bad we haven't found a dining room table (that is not from Crate & Barrel and is so perfect except in the price department) yet. Some other upcoming purchases for the home: PS3 slim, HD TV (we have yet to decide on plasma or LCD), new TV stand, dining room light, and curtains. When it's listed out like that, it sounds like a lot. Luckily, we have been saving for some of these things for some time now. At work we are all going in on some lotto tickets... so if that works out for me, maybe I WILL be getting that Crate & Barrel table. ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Be Our Guest

This weekend we had our first overnight guest - our friend Fern! She lives in Evanston, so it just makes sense for her to stay here. We had a good time, and I think she slept fairly well since she was on the futon in the living room where there are no curtains to block the sun in the morning.

Some top priority condo items we need to purchase:
- curtains
- dining table & chairs
- light fixture for the dining room

We also really want to finish up the tiny bit of painting we have in the bedrooms.

Our weekends have been busy with other things, and this weekend is no exception. Keith's cousin is getting married, so we will be busy with wedding fun. :)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Keith and I have been moved in for about 2 and a half weeks. We still have plenty to do (finish painting, buy a dining room table & chairs, buy a new light fixture for the dining room, finish getting organized...) but it feels good to be home! :-)

And now, a little backlog of photos!

We had new floors put in everywhere except for the bathrooms and the laundry room. We got wood laminate in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and hallway. Both bedrooms got new carpeting.

Here is the master bedroom, almost done being painted and with new carpeting.

And here is the second bedroom - the now office:

Our stuff has moved in now. It's all still getting settled, so please excuse the mess.

I will be able to update much more frequently now that the computer is set up and the internet is up & running!

A real update is soon to come, I swear

We have moved in! :-D

The internet is up & running and a real update should be coming shortly. I want to post some photos, but right now it is way past my bedtime.