March 7, 2011

Update

      I wanted to give an update as to where I stand right now with our guest bedroom makeover. It has been a really slow process & will continue to be since I'm super busy with school. The comforter set came in the mail today, so I was super excited to see it! The furniture is painted, however, there are a few places that I need to touch up. I plan on doing that tomorrow. I need to make a trip to get some curtains, a lamp, & some other things. So, I really don't know when the project will be completely finished, but hopefully the furniture will be in & comforter will be on this weekend. I have to work all weekend so I don't know if I will have time to get the other things I need to pick up or not. I can't wait until this room is completely finished. Geez, it's been a long time coming. Haha. I can't wait to post pictures. I guess I will be posting them a little along. Bare with me!

March 6, 2011

Testing out my new Signature

     Hello to all. I now have a signature that will be posted at the end of all my blogs. I thought it was super cute & couldn't resist. I've been wondering how in the world to do it, but I finally figured it out. Just go 
here & they provide step by step instructions. Then, once you have completed your signature, go to dashboard, click on settings, go to formating at the very bottom, & post the code they give you for your signature. It's really easy.

March 4, 2011

Wish List =)

     Today I'm going to list a few things that are on my wish list! This should be fun & interesting!

A Coach Purse- 

 Oakley Sunglasses-
A new race car-


A four wheeler-

 A new laptop-
 A new Canon camera-
And last but not least, I would like to re-design my whole house!
Guess I need to start looking for a money tree! haha =)
xoxoxo-Katherine

March 3, 2011

Plans in the Making

     So, my brain has been going nonstop. I wish I could say that I have been studying cardiac all day, however, I have been designing my house in my head all day. I've looked at millions of pictures & designs. I have so much that I want to do when I finish school in May. I'm so excited.
     First, I want to finish painting the furniture that's been sitting in my garage for a really long time now. I plan on finishing that in the morning. I ordered the bedding set yesterday, so it should be here sometime within the next few days. Then all I have left to do in the guest bedroom is accessorize.
     After graduation, when I can finally breathe again, I want to start on our bedroom. I plan to still use our bed set that we have now for a while since we just got it at Christmas. However, I want to paint the walls & do some decorating. Right now I'm still up in the air about the color for the walls. I'm leaning towards a gray. There are many different shades of gray so I know it's going to be a little hard to pick out the perfect shade. I kind of want a blue gray. I really like the color Winter Solstice by Benjamin Moore. Here are some pictures of some rooms painted in this color from google images:


     I want to stick with the blue/brown color scheme which is what our bedroom is already decorated in, however, I want to bring in a blue gray in the walls. Our comforter has a blue gray in it, so I think it will go perfectly.
     I also want to take out a built in vanity area in our bedroom. It's about 6 ft long & it really is wasted space. I don't get dressed there, so I think it would serve a much better purpose if it were a little sitting area. All we would have to do was rip the counter out of the wall & then repair the wall. Add 1 or 2 chairs with a little table & lamp...and bam you have a cute little sitting area.
     I took some pictures of our bedroom today so I would have some before pictures. I can't wait to get started on this.
     Next, I'm going to post some inspiration photos that I've been looking at all day. I think they're all lovely. I like a little bit of every one of them, so I will probably be taking a ideas from several of them. Here are the pictures that are going to be my inspiration:
     (Most of the photos are brown/blue bedrooms, but I want to incorporate gray also....thats why I was thinking of going with a blue gray paint color)
 I like the 2 chairs & little table in the picture below. It's a nice little sitting area.
This is what I want to create in our bedroom now by ripping out that long counter.
 If I don't go with a blue gray paint color, I also like this color below.

 I absolutely LOVE this bedroom below. I only wish I could paint something like that
on my wall or new someone that could. I guess it could also be one of those wall clings that you just stick on the wall. Only thing is, it really doesn't match the style of our bedroom. I still think it's gorgeous though, & couldn't resist putting it on here. I also love the storage at the foot of the bed. I will definitely be getting
some of these. They would be perfect to put blankets & such in.


 The comforter below is the comforter that is currently in our bedroom. This is not our bedroom though.
 If you look closely it's blue/gray & brown. I think the Winter Solstice paint would go great with this
comforter. I wish I knew the color of the walls in this picture because I really like the color.
     So, my plan as of now is to keep the bedset we have now & paint the walls a blue gray. I'm going to take different things from the designs of the above pictures & create something really lovely. Hopefully!
     Now, I need to go to bed & get some rest because I have lots to do tomorrow. And studying HAS to be one of them. Hopefully my brain will be stuck on cardiac all day tomorrow & not paint & designing! Thats all I have for now.
     Oh yea, sometime last year we painted our bathroom & updated it some. I wasn't blogging then, so of course I didn't think about doing before & after pictures...haha. So, today I took some pictures of the bathroom because I bought a new rug to go in there & 2 new picture frames. So, when I get a chance & get everything up, I will post after pictures of our bathroom. Well, I guess it would be considered after 1 & after 2. HAHA. I ordered 2 8x10 white mated picture frames to go above the toliet. I'm going to put a black & white picture of 2 different places we went on our honeymoon in them. I think it's going to turn out great. I'm really excited.
     OK, now I'm going to bed. Night yall!     xoxoxo-Katherine



March 1, 2011

Grandparents

     Today would have been my husbands grandma's 83rd birthday. Even though I never knew her, it's hard on days like this not to think about what it would have been like to have known her. It's also days like this that make me miss my grandparents so much. I was 16 years old when I lost my last grandparent. It's strange, but it bothers more & more as I get older. When I was 16 years old, I didn't have a good understanding of what having a grandparent meant. I always took them for granted. Now, I wish I had them to talk to & to go visit. I wish my grandparents could have seen me all dressed up for prom, for my graduation, my wedding, & the list goes on & on. I wish I would have spent more time with them. I can't go back & do that now, but I do think about them all the time. I replay the last things they said to me all the time & smile because I know that I had grandparents that loved & cared for me. I was blessed to have loving grandparents. I miss them dearly, but I know that they are in a better place. They are healthy & walking the streets of heaven with our Father.
     I've been lucky to have married a wonderful man with such wonderful grandparents. They have "adopted me" as one of their grand-daughter's & it feels wonderful to be introduced as "this is my grand-daughter Katherine" again. They are so sweet & I thank God for giving me an opportunity to have them in my life. I still miss my grandparents so much, but I know that they are with me in spirit wherever I go & whatever I do, I will always have them in my heart.
     If you are fortunate enough to still have your grandparents, don't take them for granted. They won't be here forever. Make the phone call or the visit & tell them you love them.



xoxoxo-Katherine

    

A List of My Favs..The things I can't live without!

Hello guys. Today, I will be naming some of my favorite things that make my life a little easier.

#1: Aussie Volume Shampoo-
Love this shampoo! I use it everyday.
#2: Maybelline Mascara- This mascara is awesome! It has
just a little bit of sparkle to it!

#3: Pond's Hydrating Cream- I use this every night
before bed. It makes my face feel
amazing. It really helps my
dry skin.


#4: Shaper Hairspray- This hairspray is
water based so it doesn't leave your
hair sticky and hard. It holds your
hair in place all day & smells
wonderful too.

#5: Vaseline- This can be used for many things, but
I use it on lips especially in the winter time.
My lips stay chapped & this is about
the best thing I could find that
really works. Vaseline is also a great
eye makeup remover. It also works with water-
proof mascara!
#6: Bath & Body Works Candles- I LOVE CANDLES!!
Especially candles from Bath & Body Works. They last
a really long time & they all smell amazing!

#7: Vera Bradley's Pleated Tote-
This tote is amazing! It is just the perfect size. I use
it as my school bag. This tote could serve for so many
purposes. It has plenty of room on the inside with
plenty of pockets. Don't know what I
would do without it!

#8: Victoria Secret Lotion & Body Spray-
I'm in love with almost ALL the scents from VS.
I use VS body lotion & body spray
everyday! It smells wonderful!


#9: Mountain Dew-
My favorite drink in the whole world!
Don't know what I would do without it!
It's my GOT TO HAVE IT drink!



#10: Reese Cups-
Plain & simple...Reese's make me happy =)



And that my friends, is just a few of my favorite things!
What are your favorite things?
xoxox-Katherine

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