Thursday, August 23, 2012

You should have listened much more carefully.

Well the past two days i have been packing, slowly. haha. Tomorrow i have all day to finish every thing up which will probably only take a couple more hours. I can not wait to move out of this apartment. We are renting a Uhaul on saturday and we only have it for 4 hours which would be fine except driving to and from idaho falls is about 40mins each way so we only have about 1 hour to pack up as much as we can, drive, unpack everything in another hour, and then drive back. So it'll have to be a very quick move but we don't have much so im not too worried! Here is some of our stuff packed up. (the white garbage bag has shoes, not garbage we wont to bring with us)

There is lots of cleaning to do before we move as well. I have set aside two days after we move to come back to the apartment when its empty and clean it all then. Another thing thats made a mess is old blacky. Here is the Exon Blacky spill in our drive way. its quite large. Since this picture i've put kitty litter on it and let it sit then swept it up but its still not that great.


And, lately Chad makes us go to bed a like 10pm since he wakes up super early for work, like 6am. So without trying i've been waking up at 9am every morning. It makes my day too long. haha. I don't have enough stuff right now to fill my days. I really wish i had someone to take pictures of because that would be lots of fun. And i really want to edit pictures because thats fun too. In my bored time alone today i took this picture of myself to fill my time :)

And here is a our little friend who is starving outside because our apartment manager is a meany. She might look fluffy and big in this picture but when you touch her (which is gross because she's all dirty but you can't help it because she trys to rub against you and is so desperate) she is really really skinny and you can feel her bones perfectly. Its sad. i can see how people become animal hoarders. Four paws said they are all full and they suggested the animal shelter but the animal shelter said they'd forward my email onto animal control and see if there is anything that can be done. I have a feeling nothing can be done.

Friday, August 17, 2012

A cat called Rococo

Here is a little update on my dresser... I bought this contact paper at the dollar store that i loved but only had enough to do one drawer and when i went back to the dollar store they were all out. We even checked the one in Idaho Falls. i was very sad at first and decided to give up on that. But yesterday we went to the dollar store for fun and there it was again! So i bought all they had even though i only needed two. haha. I really like the pattern and its soo cheap so i'll have some for another project. 

Also unhappily for chad i sold our couch today. Darcy likes to lay on it and does this cute little thing where she sprawls out and holds on tightly. She did it early today so i made sure i took a picture before we no longer had the couch, because i think shes adorable when she does it. :)

Also also, we put in our application yesterday for an apartment we went and looked at and liked but today i got a call and someone put a deposit down on it the day before! So that stressed me out and i felt hopeless. But chad and i found this other one that would be good. It says it will be available by the 24th which would be fine if we can move in right away, but the other apartment said it was available right away but it was actually going to be a week before we could move in because they had to do repairs and clean the carpets. So i'll call on Monday and hope everything works out!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

hmm hm

Just found this website where you can buy pegs for your sofa's from ikea. They come in many many colors and shapes. They are quite expensive though, and ship from Sweden.

We've got the bomb.

(Darcy looking at me boredly)

A couple things have happened these past days....

I have a new nephew his name is Bridger. i have only seen two pictures of him so far but he looks like a cutie. We are planning on going up to Utah early next monthish to see him. That means i now have two nieces and two nephews.

I've been trying to keep myself busy while chads at work. For work he's already gone to the zoo twice, long boarded, and went to the part and toysRus. I feel bad for him he works so hard. haha.. jk. i actually do really appreciate him for finding this job and working for us. I've decided i don't want to get a job until we have moved to idaho falls since driving blacky back and forth scares me. Driving blacky any where scares me actually. haha. 

Anyways we are going to go see an apartment on tuesday so thats exciting. Its a little more then we wanted to pay but its been really hard find an apartment that allows pets and isn't in a junky/sketchy neighborhood. 

And thats about it. So i love bird home decor things and we went into this little store the other day in rexburg and i bought this cute little moss birds nest. i think its cute!

Oh yeah, also my friend kimberly gave me this little side table for free so i spray painted it (with the original dresser spray paint) and then "tried" modge podging wrapping paper on to the top. I say tried because it did not work to well. It looks great from farther away but up close there are bumps. After modge podging chad spray painted it with this sealant stuff so its got a nice glossy feel to it. its kind of cute. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

And you put your arm around me for the first time.

I've finally finished my dresser. Im very glad im done with it. It was starting to drive me crazy. Lots of problems came up with this dresser and money wise it ended up much more then planned. But i learned a lot of things for next time, which wont be for awhile! 

So i had taken picture of all the steps it look like filling in chips with plastic wood, sanding things down, and primering, but it appears i deleted my memory card before uploading them onto my computer. :( oh well. They were boring pictures anyways. But here are some things I learned that i must remember for next time....

1. It might not be worth it to buy a piece of furniture if there are lots of chips and holes. You can see in the after picture how there are still bumps and chips on the drawers and top. I used plastic wood and sanded as much as i could but i didn't quite get the hang of how plastic wood worked until it was a little too late.

2. I am no good at spray painting anything wider then 4 inches! I first tried spray painting this dresser. All the blogs say its the best. I just about went crazy! No matter what i did it always looked stripey or blotchy. I even googled youtube videos on how to make it even but i could not get it right. So after buying about 4 bottles of spray paint (one blog said the stripes would go away after you put enough paint on.. lie) i decided to go back to good old paint. Although this leaves brush marks (I could try using a roller instead) it at least gives an even look.

3. Make sure colors go well together before buying. After the spray paint didn't work we went and bought paint: Grape Festival. I loved it. After painting the frame i went to paint the drawers that still had the spray paint color on them. Chad and i both thought the two colors looked really well together and we wanted to leave it. BUT, because they were spray painted they were all blotchy and gross looking, like you can see in this picture. So we went to walmart to look at the clearance paints to see if there was anything good we could paint the drawers. Below is the paint we found which we thought was a grey that could look pretty. When i got it home and started painting the drawers it looked awful. It was more of a light blue/white then a grey. So i ended up just painting the drawers the same Grape Festival color as the rest of the dresser. And that is how the dresser ended up the color it is now.

Yep! And now im excited to not paint anything for a long time!