Wednesday, March 30, 2011

she found me...

who you ask? cinderella, she found me and i am so thrilled. ok so she didn't really find me because she is a cartoon character silly. but, my inner cinderella kicked it into gear!

mr. man had to work saturday and kade found himself hanging out with friends all day. so what is a girl that is tired of rain, wind, and glummy clouds that linger suppose to do? i started thinking about spring cleaning.

i started in the family room rocked out to nickleback, timberland, and josh groban
dusted wiped every surface
pulled furniture into the middle of the room
cleaned blinds and windows
vacuumed every nook and cranny, i have to admit after pulling the couch out i was a bit embarrassed by all the dust along the wall -sick
went through cds and dvds
fluffed cushions and pillows

answered ringing calls from Anastasia and Drusilla (brats). just kidding it was the phone.

moved onto the laundry room
still rocked out to nickleback, timberland, and josh groban
wiped walls
wiped out the washer
cleaned the lint trap, we had a house fire once upon a time (not in the laundry room), the friendly firefighter told me that the lint trap and hose that leads outside need to be cleaned regularly.
swept and mopped

moved onto the kitchen
pulled everything out of every cupboard
sat back and thought 'what the hell did i just do?'
wiped cupboards out
realized that i love cleaners, i love buying them and using them (i need to find a good line of environmentally good cleaners-know of any?)
put half of my 'stuff' back put the other half in large black garbage bags
cloroxed every surface
swept and mopped
still rocking out

drank a huge glass of water, twirled around the house singing 'bibadee bobadee bo' with gus gus. he is my favorite little mouse ever. are you kidding me? the house still isn't done, matt is still at work, kade is still with friends, i stank! sorry gus gus.

master bedroom
pulled all furniture into the center of the room
wiped walls
dusted everything
vacuumed under the bed
went through clothes and filled several large black garbage bags
changed bedding

took a shower at 5:30pm

after spending a day, just me and my charming home, i fell in love with it again. i walked from room to room just admiring it. i focused on the small details and repeated to myself where i found each item. i must admit this past weekend i realized most, if not all of our furniture and decor are from: close outs, yard sales, hand me downs from my mom, antique shops, and thrift stores.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

siebzehn - seventeen - diciassette - zeventien

no matter how you choose to say it, it means the big day is quickly approaching out our home. the big 17 years of marriage to my darling hubby. gifts are hard for us to get one another.

he is:
practical
doesn't like me to spend money
doesnt' like ornate
doesn't like trendy clothing
has to pick out his own hats and shoes
laid back
carefree
doesn't pay attention to small details {picking up hints i leave around}

i am:
not very practical {say i am but, i'm not}
love to spend money
love to decorate and redecorate
pay attention to everything {to a fault}

so what do we get each other? well according to google 17 isn't really noted for 'what' gifts are ideal, however, that doesn't mean it is a trivial anniversary. heck if you have made this far you know that withough having to have google tell you. but, google does have some ideas: furniture. small pieces-large pieces-redecorate a room-etc. really? i love furniture, really i do. do i have money for new furniture? no. so what, what , what, can i get my love? i have some ideas but not so sure he will appreciate or even want them and that is not what an anniversary is or should be about.

i could finish my two year project of refinishing the dining room table and six chairs that i bought at a yard sale- no he hates that thing {i think it is because it has been a love hate relationship of mine, because it has taken up his side of the garage for two years {he is so patient with me}, because i haven't decided on how i want the finished project to look}.

i could repaint the main portion of the house a lighter color {i have wanted to do this for about a year now}. he is so against it, he thinks our home is fine just the way it is. and it is.
i love our home
i love that we picked out the floor plan together
i love that we drove months on end through 8 cities looking for the perfect location for our little family
i love that we prayed about it together
i love that we drove out to our patch every sunday afternoon just to walk on the dirt, touch the dirt, and let kade play in the dirt
it was our dream and we made it happen

so as our anniversary approaches and i become more sentimental about the man i married, the man that gave me a beautiful son, the man that gives me peace of mind, the man that holds me when i am scared, the man that makes me laugh until i cry, the man that makes my dreams come true... i will continue to ponder on the 17 years we have built together and wonder what to give him.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

i need to catch up on so many posts but, this one can't wait...

you must check it out now~