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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rest of House finished!

So, i just posted about our dining room being finished and Matt working on the Living room, boy has that living room given us so much grief! Matt has painted it 4 different colors because the first color washed out the red,




the second color Keith said was fighting for attention with the red in the dining room-




it sure was a pretty color,




Actually, I really loved it! But with the comments being made we decided to do a different color and so we decided on a yellow sunny color since it matches the feel of the house,




but Matt was worried about it and painted the room the color of the clash color. Well it came down to looking like this for awhile and the staircase still white with a cream streak to it, since i wanted to see what the cream would look like!



Finally, it all looked like this:




Kitchen inspires Dining Room...

So A while ago, I showed pictures of the finished Kitchen now, we are on to the before pictures of the dining room AND the finished Pictures. I am so excited cuz now the Kitchen and the Dining Room are done and Matt is starting the Living Room!!!


About the time that Matt was finishing the Dining Room he had my friends come over to give their opinion on the color that I had picked out for the Living room and the family room- what he doesn't trust my opinion?! Anyway, being my friends, they encouraged him to the color I had already picked ( i guess that is called coercion- or is it finagling your husband? I don't do that but Andrea is not worried about that when she is dealing with someone elses husband especially when it comes to decorating the house!- Thanks Andi!)


So are you ready to see the before and after pictures of the D.R? Here we go!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Confessions of a Shopaholic Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella



My review


At first I thought I would hate the book, it seemed to be so repeatative of the type of story line of the Devil Wears Prada. But I actually liked the book, and am willing to read more of the series. It made me think about how I don't want to get into the troubles that Becky Bloomwood got into with her shopaholic ways. Boy, could i really do that, I love shopping, when Matt decided that he was going to paint the house, I decided that it would be great because I could totally go out and buy new curtains, pillows for the couch, decor to tie all the colors into each other so that the rooms would flow! I also thought man, would it be nice if I could get a new family room set, and a few comfy chairs for the living room?! AH... the love of shopping but thank goodness there is a person such as Matt in my house because he brought me back to reality!!! maybe some picture frames and curtains is what he suggested, but nothing else.... for now.... did he really say for now???! Cool, that means there can be a later!!! :)


Okay in all seriousness, I learned that Becky when she does hit rock bottom bounces to so much of a higher level that it is all good in the end and makes you want to live more of your life not just being stagnant but reaching to your best potential. Hummm,I wonder what that is!? That is something that I might have to think about.

Maybe you all could give some great suggestions if you know me well!! Well, what are you waiting for?

Thursday, August 07, 2008

SYTYCD Day before and Finale!!!

Well, tomorrow is the big day- who will win? Will it be Joshua, Twitch, Katie or Courtney? Who did you vote for? We watched it a little later, so Mckenna was scrambling to get to the phone after we finished watching so that she could put in her 50 votes for one of those amazing hiphoppers! Well, okay so she voted for the one that could do everything- hum which one was told that. Do you remember?

Needless to say, every single one of the dancers this season were amazing in their genre, but even more amazing was the fact that after the first 10 left the top 10 were more amazing than any of the dancers from the last 2 years (sorry, to those of you that loved travis, danny and benji or sabre because i loved danny and travis too,) they just were more driven! But what is the 4real thing all about? Does it bother anyone that they keep doing the upside down m on there shoulders. I haven't seen the website to see what it means so I guess i should check it out, but it's way to overdone! okay, so i just checked it out and supposeable it was an inside joke between comfort, will, joshua and twitch about this being season 4. something like that....

so, I guess this actually didn't publish- bummer.


Well, the big day is here. So--- I'm curious.... did who you thought should win, win? why don't you share how you feel about America's choice. Come one give me an earfull!

Kenna and I were very excited for Joshua!
But, I am also disappointed to an extent! I loved that he was in a daze, but wonderful Twitch was so adorable with Joshua when he won, and it seemed that Joshua was so into his shock that he didn't even acknowledge Twitch at all- I felt so bad for Twitch! But of course there always has to be a runner up. Seriously, it is just he was so kind and sweet to everyone else, i really wanted someone besides Cat to be the one to give him a hug. do you know what I mean?

Well, we can't always get what we want can we?

Sunday, August 03, 2008

What do you say? Agree or Disagree?

So, one day i was listening to Jack johnson radio on Pandora and this song came on so I ordered it since i really loved the message. Kenna is in love with the Konichi-wa part, so yesterday as I was listening to it on a burned CD in my car, i decided I wanted to see Michael Franti's video.

It is very interesting, not exactly what i thought he would do for the video, but here it is....

Here are a few facts about Michael Franti and the Spearheads (his band.)

Michael Franti (born April 21, 1966, in Oakland, California) is an American poet, musician, and composer of African, American Indian, Irish, French, and German descent.[1] Franti is the creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock. He is also an outspoken supporter for a wide spectrum of peace and social justice issues.

Whether you agree with him or not, (which i am not sure yet how i feel) but the music is still reggae catchy and very thought provoking enough to make me really think about what my stand is on what I believe about this whole iraqi and afganistan war issue.

So if this intrigues you checkout more of his videos on youtube especially TIME TO GO HOME, 8 YR OLD'S LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT (on Frantiv,) and I'M NOT ALONE. but checkout the other videos or songs also...