Friday, January 29, 2010


Chase bought me the Wii Fit for my birthday right? Well We got to create Mee's. Here's the one I created
Here's one's that Chase Created

Notice a trend with his? A BEARD! haha

He loves it too much, and any time I try and convince him to shave it he does. Then he says he's cold or he looks fat, and decides to grow it back. hmmm maybe i'll get a picture of him with a beard and without and then create a poll. :) Another day. Cause this week his beard is gone. We'll see about this weekend.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Enough is Enough

Saturday I convinced Chase to move the printer to the other side of the desk. Then I started pulling out all of my Scrapbook stuff so I could have a station and make things easier on myself when I feel the need to create. Well I pulled out all the paper and thought to myself "I think I collect too much paper." This is why: and decided to blog about it, cause I have nothing better to do. Well actually I have a lot but I am choosing not to do it. :) 

Just Paper Packs

Another view of the paper packs

Stack of cardstock, and patterned paper

Scrap paper that I couldn't bear to give up

This is all just from American Crafts. What do I do with it all?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

17 Again? Nope just 17

My sister and I happen to share the same month for a birthday. Well she didn't have a party, but she did request Chinese food. So my mom made her stir fry, lo mein noodles that were gluten free, and had me make egg rolls. We had a lot of fun! Happy Sweet 17 Carolin!
Dad, Carolin, Michael and Mom.
The scarf that she has on is one that I made for her.  But forgot to take a picture of it. Carolin will you please take a picture of it and email it to me, so I can add it to this blog post? :) Here it is

Me, Chase and David
Last but not least a sleeping dog in the corner. He was super worn out after having a good ol' time with Sam.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Since Chase isn't going to post anything for my birthday, and I haven't had a post in a few days I will post something... (That's a big hint mister!)

My Birthday was a few Saturday's ago. I'll give you a pretty good hint as to what day it is. Just look at the year I was born. 1986. Pretty simple, I figured this out a few years ago, so now all people need to remember is the year I was born.

Chase had taken me out to my favorite restaurant PF Changs the night before, which was amazing! Anyways we woke up bright and early thanks to Hurley (he whines and it's loud).We got ready to go eat lunch with the Palmer family, (because Chase's dads birthday is the day after mine) and Chase got my present "ready" he didn't have time to go buy it because we have one car and I always seem to end up with it. So he put it in a little envelope that he made with my cricut machine. I opened it up and this is what was in it. 

That's teen paper from AC. FYI 
Not the best photo, but who care's its my birthday right?!

Yup it's true, he got me the Wii fit!

He knew I had been wanting it for a while, but wasn't able to get it for me for Christmas because he had designed and bought me the clock. We've had a lot of fun on it. Probably not enough to get a hard workout in, but it's definitely fun to play with friends, which we haven't had any come over. :( 

We had a good lunch with the Palmer's and thankfully they didn't do anything crazy when we went to chili's. 

Friday my mom took me out for my birthday lunch of my choice - I picked the Pizza Factory. It was awesome! Apparently when you go there they make you a pizza in how old you are. So mine of course said 24 just don't tell anyone. :) I took a picture of it cause it was pretty cool!


Thanks everyone for a great relaxing birthday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The finished piece

I wasn't feeling too good the other night so Chase decided to take a few pictures of how everything looked. He did a pretty good job I think.Let me know what you think of our place.
Living room. So much better right? We just need to get a curtain rod for our curtains. But we'll wait till we get our taxes back for that.

Other side with big tv, and a sewing project that I just finished.

This picture isn't very good, but Chase got me the cutest clock for Christmas.He designed it himself, and he did an AWESOME job! I absolutely LOVE it! It's a picture from our engagement and then it says established 2007. It fits the room perfectly.

The hallway, the picture Chase got me of Audrey (whom I adore), and then the little candle holder from Debbie and Christina at our house warming party.

Better side of Audrey

I'm not finished with the kitchen yet. As you can tell we still need kitchen chairs. Instead of borrowed chairs from the parents.

Furnace and Pantry

I have big ideas (well hopefully) for the top of the cupboards. I'll show you when I can figure out what I want to do. :) 

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Not even living in the condo for a week, Chase couldn't handle the white walls. We were able to find some extra cash to use, and ended up getting 3 gallons of paint; 2 brown, 1 red. We were able to paint the living room, kitchen, and hallway with 1 gallon of paint. We painted one wall red in the living room too. We had a lot of fun painting. Hurley felt like he was behind bars the whole time, but actually did really well and just slept a lot of the time. The second day of painting is when he start whining a lot, and we started getting annoyed with it, and were fed up and just let him out of his pen. We had a lot of fun painting, and were exhausted by the weekend that I ended up getting a little sick from it. But now Chase calls it home (even more than it was before), loves it, and is very particular about getting things hung up the right way the first time. Which I guess equals less holes. Let me just say it was a darn good thing I was on Christmas break, because we wouldn't have been able to paint (or he would have painted by himself) until summer. Even then I'm taking classes so I can be done quicker.

The first coat

Excited to paint, can't you tell?

I told Chase he had to take one of me actually working, and I do believe my hair is quite long too.

We both had socks on. Bad idea. We both got paint on our socks and it seeped through to our feet. Chase just had to take a picture. We must document everything.

The first coat

After it dried. Looks good, like we almost don't need a second coat. But we did. You just couldn't tell in the pictures.

One wall of the living room, see how white the kitchen and hallway are? Just wait till you see it afterwards.

Looking better already right? Love it!

This is a before picture. If you couldn't tell.

And afterwards! Don't you just love it, and feel more homey already?

We always have to have some picture of Hurley in each blog, but seriously doesn't he look like he's behind bars? He's got those puppy dog eyes that say "get me out of here PPPLLLLEEEAAASSSSEEE"

Another one just for cuteness, I know the moms love to see the cute puppy

This one by far is the cutest one, except for the green eyes. sawry.

We love our new look. Can't wait to paint the baseboards and the rest of the rooms this summer! YAY!

Oh also the paint didn't stink too bad either, which my dad did mention several times that it didn't smell like new paint, and he asked what kind we used and it was Behr Ultra, I think. We only needed to use one coat instead of 2. Seriously it was worth the extra price.

Monday, January 11, 2010

What a mess!

This is what happens when we keep our WILD dog in the bathroom for 10 hours a day, and then 8 hours at night. Poor puppy! I know it's not very spacious, but we were afraid to put him in the kitchen with a wooden gate. Found out today that he likes to chew the wooden gate. At least he wasn't able to chew all the way through to get out.

Ripping up his bed

Still same day, ripping up his bed

As you can tell from this photo he has no stuffing for the bottom of his bed, he now has to sleep with a blanket on top for comfort. It's just plain and simple he loves to chew and rip things apart. 

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Yes, I did get one for Christmas from Chase's parents. I liked it until it decided to be mean, and do weird things to me. So I gave up one night, and just barely got it out tonight so I can make some cards. :) Here's what I did on it. Just to show the parent's that I really did play with it and they actually believe me. :)

This is before I had problems I guess I'm not a circuit master like I thought

Still before problems...

This is after I had tried it, and got some of it to work.

I'm still working on the whole circuit thing. Definitely not a master, but I am having fun.

This is the 99th post. Just thought I would share. It's taken me almost 4 years to get that far! Woah! I need more to blog about. :)

Saturday, January 09, 2010


We were able to get everything moved in (I'll show pictures of what we've done later) before Christmas thankfully. We actually got a LOT unpacked the very first day. We did a lot of other shopping too, which was fun, but we spent money we shouldn't have lets be honest. :)

Here's a few from Christmas, Mom Palmer has the rest from when we were at their house. Sadly I didn't get any from when my family was over.

Chase putting a bow on Hurley's head. 
 Hurley trying to take off the bow. It was fun to watch. :)

Christmas at the Palmers

Hurley was killing the bird, and having a blast annoying Zoe.

Mom and Dad Palmer

We had a great Christmas and were so happy with each and every present we got, and wanted  to say thank you. We did have a great Christmas dinner with the DeArmon side of the family. We loved having everyone come over to see our new condo.