Sunday, August 14, 2011

I found heaven, in cupcake form

I haven't been to Georgetown Cupcake since my sister was here but the August flavors sounded yum this month so I wanted to go. One is Blueberry Cheesecake the other is Banana split which I've had. But I didn't expect the Blueberry Cheesecake would be so amazing or else I would have got nothing but that flavor. I just had to spread the word about the best cupcake in the entire universe. SO GOOD!


Skins game!

We got tickets on Friday night to the Skins/Steelers game. We had a great time!!! Great seats too! We got there 40 minutes late which didn't turn out to be a big of a deal as I thought it would on the way there! And the skins won! woo


Hardwood floors

I won't say this was the BEST decision....

After we moved in we did realize there was hardwood floors underneath the NEW carpet. We wanted to know what they looked like and would peek at corners here and there but two weekends ago I begged Chance to help me pull it up. We only pulled up the living/dining room and the hallway. Not the bedrooms.

I'm still excited despite spending two weekends in a row pulling staples/nails out of the floor.

They DEFINITELY need to be refinished, and repaired. Let me share the horror:

For some reason just in front of the door, there was liquid nail all over the floor, they must have put tiles there or something at one time. Silly people. I'm just thankful this isn't everywhere.
Oh wait, cute Kallie! :)

Yep, rotted pieces. Not good.

Yep, there is two big cracks also.
Any recommendations for floor people? :)


More ugly curtains

I've had this ugly "window covering" since the townhouse and it's so sloppy looking. I hate it!

So when we were off for our anniversary we picked up a couple things and THIS was one of them.....Ahhh MUCH better :)


2nd Anniversary

Yeesh, this was a MONTH ago and I'm just posting about it now. Oops....we still don't have the pictures from the waterproof camera...soon!

We took off the whole week of our anniversary and just did random things....we really only did something on the day of our anniversary, the next day was less successful and I went to the beach with my friends later that week.

On the morning of our anniversary, we exchanged presents (we'd rather spend a little money on doing things & dinner than anything else).

Then we went to cracker barrel and had a yummy breakfast. Next we headed to Harpers Ferry (only about an hour from us) to go river tubing. We were the only two in the group so it was awkward a little but it ended up being great! Afterwards we headed to old town harpers ferry but it was SO hot that we didn't stay long at all. Definitely going back in the fall...I bet it's amazing in the fall!
We did stop by this little produce stand to get peaches and cantaloupe... later I ended up making this pie with the peaches...AMAZING - I used strawberries)

About to go tubing
Downtown/Old Town Harpers Ferry:

This little place we stopped to get something quick to eat

We went home and took showers and got ready for dinner and ended up going to the melting pot which is always yum! Chance even let me get the cheese with the spinach in it....very unlike him but SO GOOD.

Outside the Melting Pot

Blurry pictures but you get the point!


Garden update

SO I'm not the BEST gardener.....I should have been watering it MUCH more than I did. I got one good cucumber and let the rest stay on the vine too long. Now it's so hot, they are starting to die. None of my strawberries got big enough to pick. And I have one good pepper that I should probably go out and pick NOW. Otherwise that's kind of it! I'll do better next year!!!

Two months ago:

Couple of weeks ago: Starting to look bad!
I also tried a little indoor kitchen garden! I went to Whole Foods and bought Basil, Dill and Lavender. Not such a great idea but tell me it doesn't look pretty? And the basil (even though I don't like fresh basil) smelled amazing.

Obviously, as probably most of the world would know (and my husband pointed out) didn't live. I tried to transfer it all outside and the lavender is the only thing that made it.


Evolution of a coffee table

This table started off with a pine finish. Then when we were in the apartment I painted it black and then brown. When we were in the townhouse I painted it back to black. And then a month or so ago I thought maybe it needed a chance to be white. I also cut off the little bars on the sides. So far so good but eventually I need a new coffee table!

Okay I couldn't find the original picture or when I first painted it black but here's what we got....

Original color bought from Target (we knew we'd paint it right away, and we did)

We got a new coffee table so I painted it brown to match the bedroom and put it in there....yeah once upon a time we had a coffee table in the bedroom....and space to PUT a coffee table in the bedroom...haha

Then when we moved in the townhouse we had space for 2nd coffee table in the I was glad I didn't throw it away and painted it black again for the living room.....

Next we had it at our new house in the living room, still black.

Until the day I got tired of it and decided it needed a new color! I sawed (actually Chance did) off the bars on the sides and then started painting away! I painted it bright white then decided it needed a little tint and then mixed some brown/tan paint in.

And there you go, evolution of a table...I'm pretty sure I won't be altering this anymore because I would just like a new one all together.

Oh, and don't forget the matching console table which unfortunately hasn't gone through quite a transformation....just pine to black to blue!


Sister time!

I know, I know....I hope that I can promise to blog more than every two months after the next few posts but I'm not sure that I can! I haven't been doing much of anything lately, especially not anything crafty! I really want to do more things. Though, I do have a few things to share....I guess lets start here......

When I posted last it was the guest room I made over because my sister was on her way to visit! We had a fantastic weekend and it was SO great to spend time with her just doing whatever. (Sadly, this was two months ago! I know, I'm a hooligan)

She got in on a Friday night and we just sat around and talked. At around 11pm it seemed like all of Montgomery County police showed up outside of our house!! It was insane, and embarrassing...we live in a pretty safe, good neighborhood. The next day we went to HonFest in Baltimore. I'd never been and it was super fun to see all the people dressed up. And we stopped by the Inner Harbor really quick because she's never been to Baltimore and the HonFest wasn't in downtown Baltimore. Later than night we went to Bertucci's for dinner (Which is my FAV place! Maybe because I used to work there....or maybe because I just love their food!) I also took her to get Georgetown Cupcakes because she's never been! And then she left on Sunday. I always have the best time with my sister and miss her so much all the time! Here are some pictures....

Crabcake sandwiches of course!