Sunday, August 22, 2010


So much for being back to regular blogging! I guess I put my foot in my mouth with that one. I do have a bunch of posts lined up for when I do get the time... just not sure when that will be. I thought I'd do a big post today since Frank and I have been super lazy (not something I enjoy when it's so beautiful outside), but the laziness took over. Oy.

I have yet to even take pictures off my camera from mine and Mikey's trip to the beach with the dogs.. as well as pictures I downloaded to the computer from my phone. Those are being a pain for some reason. Oh and to make me really happy, our camera is not working! Score. We're (Me) down to using our phones as our main camera now, not too thrilled about that but I am glad the iPhone take decent pictures.

The next few weeks are going to be busy so don't expect to see much of me around here... although now that I said that I might be blogging every day. I guess it will be like a nice surprise :)!

I hope all are enjoying the last few weeks/month of summer, I'm always sad to see it go. However, that just means baking season is right around the corner. My mouth is watering already!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy blog-aversary

So it's been a little while since I've actually written a post.. of any kind really. Hope y'all didn't forget about me :). There really was so reason for the little hiatus, just stepping back from the web for awhile. I still checked blogs here and there and facebook from my phone so I wasn't completely gone. Anyways, I am back now and already have a few posts lined up. The next few weeks/months are going to start getting busy for us then before we know it the holiday's will be here, we'll be back home for the FIRST time during them (wish us luck!) then we'll be planning my birthday. It seems we do more for mine since Frank's is in the middle of our busy time. Not only is it his birthday it's also my mom's as well as a cousins, then shortly after that is our anniversary followed by his moms birthday the next day and a few days later his brothers. And we can't forget his younger sisters birthday a few weeks before Franks. Busy birthday time!

Along with all those birthday... today is my one year blog-aversary!! How exciting!? I can't believe I've been blogging for a whole year. It also means it's been one year since somebody decided to let themselves into our house and go through our things. Ellie still is mean to anyone who comes by our patio. Thankfully they all understand and are nice about it. They know she's a sweetie deep down. I'm still hoping to one day bring a dog trainer to our house to work with her on her behavior issues.

Now onto the real reason for this post. I am very happy to say... we bought a carpet shampooer!! My oh my how much we have needed this. We have been looking around on craigslist for a decent used one for months but had no luck finding anything. With Nick's visit coming up soon and the spare room smelling even worse we were becoming desperate, so we were just going to rent a shampooer from a store. By the grace of the shampooing Gods I found a Bissell ProHeat 2X deep cleaner for $80. It's only a few months old and in great condition still. I'm in love :) I would like to say the spare room smells fantastic now, but this morning while I was gone one of the dogs pooped and I believe peed in there play pen. Such turds! However, this is why we wanted to buy one. They only ever go to the bathroom inside in there play pen if they didn't get it all out before being locked up. I knew it was most likely going to happen since they only peed before I left. I love that I don't have to be upset every time that happens now. I plan to shampoo the area tomorrow since I don't have the time today, and it will be back to smelling good. Yippee!

So far we've done the spare room the hallway and the entry way. I'm going to be doing the dinning area tomorrow and then I hope to have the bedroom and living room done sometime before Nick's visit. Getting Frank to move furniture is the hardest part, I really don't blame him for not wanting to though. But I win this battle because.. well I do ha. He also knows how much I want the carpets done.

**Just a little heads up, none of these pictures were edited since I didn't really have the time. So don't mind how bad they look.**

Had to get a before shot! We've grown so used to seeing a gaping whole in his mouth since he doesn't wear his tooth retainer very often. I tend to forget when taking pictures.

 I love that you can already see a difference in the carpet!!

 Doggie jail! We blocked them off from the back half of the apartment so they wouldn't get in the way. Molly wasn't too happy about that part.

 I'm just that cool, I had to put it on the calendar so everyone knew ha.

 Aw so pretty! I can smell the fresh clean scent :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Getting to know me

1. Do you think mustaches are sexy?

No! I am not a fan of the stash. When Frank is in a hurry or just being lazy, he'll leave the hair on his upper lip when shaving. He knows it drives me crazy, I think that's why he does it.

2. What's the last concert you've been to?

Tim McGraw :) We were going to go to Toby Keith but decided to save money instead, I'm sad it was last night.
3 What was your favorite 80's sitcom?

Okay so I realize I was born in the late 80's, but I love The Facts of Life! I used to watch it all the time in the mornings during summer.
4. Were you named after anyone?

Nope. My mom was reading a book with a character named Emily I believe and liked it.
5. When you buy new clothes, do you wash before wearing?

YES!! I have too. It grosses me out thinking someone else has tried this on so now I'm going to wear it all day. Ick.
6. If you didn't blog, what would you do with your spare time?

The same thing I do now. I don't blog for a living or anything.. just for fun!
7. What is your favorite department store?

Hum... I don't think I really have one. I mean I like Dillard's, but never have any money to afford it.
8. If you were to get Laser Hair Removal..where would you get it?

Oh man I so wish I could!! My eye brows would be perfectly shaped and my lip would be zapped hair free FOREVER! Ahh how nice would that be :)