Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
I think that was a yes!
(I forgot to post a pic yesterday which killed my march photo posting streak...boooo. But I was somewhat up to my ears in homework so I thought this nanny pic today makes up for it!)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Whenever Garret starts a sentence with "Babe...don't be mad but" I should know that he is up to no good. To set the stage, earlier today I was in the living room doing homework and G was upstairs painting the hallway. Suddenly I hear "Babe, don't be mad but, can you come upstairs and hold the paint tray" I should not have been surprised to come up the stairs to see this
I am a worrier by nature so that stuff freaks me out. ALSO I don't want to be dealing with my beloved and his two broken ankles from falling down the stairs. He is crabby enough when he has a cold, I would likely smother him in his sleep if I had to listen to him with broken appendages. His response was "Babe don't worry...blah blah something about being buff...blah blah" I stopped listening and just held the paint tray with a rising level of anxiety until he came down.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
The above photo is a not so amazing quality shot of our guest room. the cheapy shelving and the book shelf have become catch alls for the random stuff that we seem to accumulate. (postcard of Che? check! Garret's empty cologne bottles? check! Lotto tickets we haven't cashed in (only free tickets dont get excited)? School supplies that I pray I will never need again? check and check) We have been talking about painting for ages and since we got a jump start doing the downstairs hall (maybe photos tomorrow? I need 16 more photos to get me through the month so I better stretch them out) we got a little more motivated to get going on some other rooms! The guest room requires the least amount of prep work so it seemed like another good one to get going with! We keep thinking that it would be really nice to have one completed room that we love--everywhere else we have to find backsplash, wallsconces, or 10 thousand dollars in order to make the changes we want. So Guest room it is.
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I thought I would take some quick pics with my phone this morning so I could show off how super duper purple the guest room is, but as you can see from the above photo, didnt work out as planned.
[caption id="attachment_592" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Closest actual match via Benjamin Moore's "your bedroom looks like Easter" line"][/caption]
Our guest room was the previous owner's daughters bedroom. I can see why purple would be cute, but just not for us. The room will need some TLC in the way of fixing holes from the shelving and from some lighting we removed from the wall (which can be seen in an earlier post) But aside from that it's go time. At some point in the next few months we will be putting down nice flooring upstairs. Bye bye randomly coloured cottagesque floors! It will be awesome to have all of the rooms painted and refreshed so once the floors go down it looks more homey and cozy upstairs. I think it must be spring fever but suddenly we are in the home fixer upper zone!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Anyway...my story: Last night G stayed in the city so I pumped myself up to take a shower. Mid hair wash, I caught something moving out of the corner of my eye. There was a spider (ew) on the ceiling right by the fan. I told him that I had my eye on him, and he best stay put. I felt brave and had a brief moment of thinking "oh Julia you are so brave ha ha stupid spider". I think he sensed my thoughts, as the next thing I knew he was running full tilt across the ceiling towards me. I may or may not have had a total freakout at this point (brave Julia had left the building/shower) I don't really like bugs at the best of times. However...if I am naked and there is a bug around...it's that much worse for some reason. My defence mechanism of girlish shrieks obviously worked for instead of rappelling onto me, he came down just outside the tub. Which was awesome for about 2 seconds until I realized that my towel AND my PJs were on the floor near where he landed. Now, much like my friend Nat, I need to SEE it. I would have been trapped in that shower all night cause I would have worried it was in my towel or clothes. So I ripped back the curtain and saw him skulking around on the bathmat. I folded it over and smushed him against the tub, shuddered a few times, and then looked up. And apparently this guy had a buddy.
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You can't tell from this photo..but this baby was scary! So I may or may not have grabbed my toothbrush, contact lens case and fled the bathroom for the remainder of the night. I left this guy to mourn his little friend in peace, and hopefully not leave the bathroom so G can bury them at sea (toilet) together when he gets home tonight. It is funny for I like to think I am so grown up and mature, but REALLY....if that spider had landed on me in the shower I would have made G come home and fumigate the entire house. Urgh, it grosses me out just thinking about it.
My Mum was an awesome spider killer when I was little and freaked out, but I am pretty sure Garret will be the bug killer of the household when we have little ones.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
It got me so excited thinking about the months to come. We had such a great summer living here last year...can't wait to do it all again!
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
When we moved left the city and our apartment for our new life as homeowners I started a house blog to show family and friends all the good and exciting things that were going on with our house. And since I didnt want to direct all those people over here, I think my other blog kind of took over. And I have since neglected little Echo since JUNE. Doesn't seem that long ago, but with the promise of spring finally in the air today I am realizing just how long ago that was. I miss blogging with a voice sure that no one I knew (other than a few girlfriends) would be reading. I think I may have to come back so I can have some form of an unmonitored outlet. Sooooo...let's just say "Im back"
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Big old thumbs up cause I finally won. Just a coffee but it's still giving me that "I'm a winner vibe" And I'll feel that way til I forget to take it out of my pocket and it goes through the wash. (this may or may not have already happened with one of Gs winnings...I told him it's a painful lesson about emptying ones pockets before sticking things in laundry basket. However I think I will find it annoying if I too learn that lesson)
*there is a not so hidden story thinly veiled within this rambly post....and it is this "empty your pockets, for picking pieces of washed Kleenex and timmies winnings out of the washing machine sucks for whomever does the laundry"(in our house that would be me)
Thursday, March 8, 2012
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[caption id="attachment_554" align="aligncenter" width="224" caption="This gets tracked into the house like crazy"][/caption]
I don't really know much about driveways, but I have a feeling that at some point later this spring/summer we will learn. I would like to do the open cell concrete cause it looks neat and I think it would help with drainage issues and not creating a heat island effect in the summer, but we have't priced that yet so it could be out of budget range. I do know we have to do something cause this is so yucky!
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
We finally decided on paint for our front hall yay! Garret spent some quality time this weekend spackling and sanding our walls so that they will have a few
less grooves when the new paint goes on. Next up...paint colours for our room, guest bedroom and downstairs bathroom!
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Had an impromptu girls night tonight with Ashley! Our menfolk went snowboarding so we did what any left behind wifey would do...wedding planned! I told Ash I needed to post a pic so she got creative with the chalkboard wall. Unrelated...I gave up wine for lent, but allowed myself one night in between to have a few drinkies.(tonight is that night) So we had some wine, attempted some glue gun themed wedding crafts, and are now about to watch Ashley's wedding video. Who said girls don't know how to have fun!!!??? Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend.