20 February, 2011

Clean House

...Is just nice!

I'll admit I'm not the tidiest of people. I'm not really messy but I'm definitely not OCD nor a clean freak. It it nice, sometimes, to do a deep clean. I did that today in my apartment.

Magic Eraser is my new B.F.F. and does the trick for cleaning base boards (who knew?).

I decided to deep clean in preparation for my sister, Karley, to come visit. Yay! And, she's coming out for her birthday. Double yay! We will be heading to San Fran and to Napa. Other than wishing it not to be frigid, I hope that we just have a relaxing and fun time together.

Growing up, we always wished we were twins and would wear the same outfits. Do you think it would be too much to get her a matching outfit?!?! That might be a little much but gives an accurate tempature reading on my excitement level.

Here's to cleaning and looking forward to having my sis (with too many nicknames to count) come and visit soon!!

14 February, 2011

Love this!

Civil Wars...LOVE! Thanks to my good friend Becca for introducing me!

Poison and Wine

13 February, 2011

The weekend project

This weekend I found a steal. I'm all about good deals on things and I think I may have just taken the cake...if I do say so myself.

I met my friend Julie and her new fiance in Vacaville for a quick cup of coffee and a bite to eat. After we parted ways, I noticed that a Home Goods store was in the same complex that our Panera had been. While in the area, I couldn't resist. I traipsed through the store and happened upon the clearance section of the furniture. I happened upon a great beauty of a nightstand. It had a marble top that was broken and the tag read "As Is $15." Mind you, the original price was $199.


I tried to see if this marble top was removable...and it was! So, I took that marble piece off and thought I could find something to put in it's place or just spray paint the whole thing.

I went to Michael's and got some slate grey paint, taped up the hardware, and went to town. I think I need to get some sand paper to make the edges look more worn.It has a little bit of a worn look, which is uber fab.

I got my oil changed during this whole trip and my steal of a deal was in the back seat. A couple of the technicians asked how I got such a good deal and I got to tell my little story. So fun!