Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Re-decorating Bug

It's bad.  I caught it.  The dreaded RE-DECORATING bug!  Look out bank account.  Just kidding, I'm keep myself in check (and by "I", I mean Ben).

Lately I've been really want to change things up.  Whenever the season changes so does our living room.  I really don't redecorate in any other room besides the small dining area and the living room.

Here's what I have been up to....
Spruced up outside with some fall decorations.  I'll be adding something "halloweenish", soon
 Moved the bookshelf into the office, hung up an old mirror, and got this lovely accent table and lamp for a really affordable price off of craigslist.  This girl created a little store of home decor in her garage.  Everything was made-over by her, I was in heaven.  It was the best thing I've ever seen, and I'm slightly (massively) jealous of her and her incredible talent to turn old junk, into beautiful pieces.  I will hopefully be going back!
I'm not a fan of Halloween decorations inside, other than something small.  No cobwebs and vampires in this house!  This is my version of Halloween...Subtle...and basically non-existent.  Maybe I'll get a cute print to display on an end table or hang up some spooky bunting...but that's as far as it goes!  This was an extremely easy and cheap craft to make.  I simply had a distressed frame, had a wooden 'S' lying around, and one sheet of scrapbook paper from Porters.  The frame is open and I just hung it up with a small clear tack, and I had one of those velco-sticky things that go on photo frames and I just attached it to the back of the 'S'.  I think I'll swap out the S every so often for a different pattern.  I know, so silly.  

Monday, October 8, 2012

What's Happening

So we have been pretty low key lately.
Both of us are working so hard in school and pulling straight A's.  Ben works his bum off every night, typically coming to bed at 2 am.  It's been an adjustment but it will all be worth it once it's over.

I'm doing really great in school as well!  I officially will be graduating in December of 2013!  Almost one year from now.  Next semester I am going back to work part-time at night.  I'll be going back to good old T-Bell workign about 2 or 3 nights a week.  It's going to be a weird transition but we really need to get out of debt before both of us graduate.  Taco Bell isn't the most glamorous job, but I am certainly proud of the work I do!  It allows me to stay at home with Brynlee during the day and only have to have a babysitter for about an hour before Ben come's home.  I'm actually a little excited to go back just a couple nights a week, because sometimes I just feel lonely here.  Don't get me wrong, Brynlee is awesome but I miss interacting with people my own age.  I think going a couple nights a week will be good for all of us!  We are also moving in March.   We're still going to be here in Idaho Falls, but we want to get a cheaper apartment closer to Ben's work.  We've been keeping our eyes open and will probably move into ones that are identical to Hyde Park back in Rexburg.  They are cute (and tiny), but really right now is the best time to downsize.

We celebrated Ben's birthday conference weekend.  He turned the big 28!  I made an awesome breakfast, we went shopping for him (and me).  And then got dinner.  He had a ton of homework to work on, but it was a really good day.  Watching conference Saturday and Sunday was just what we needed in order to get a better perspective on all the changes that are coming.

I'm still loosing weight!  I'm now down a total of 15 lbs.  I still have a long way to go (another 30 lbs), but I already feel better.  I exercise in the morning now so I don't have an excuse at night time anymore to not go.

Other than that not much is up with us.  We are taking our Fall family pictures this Saturday which will be really fun!  And then on the 16th we fly out to Minnesota for a week to visit Ben's family.

I'm also starting to decorate for Fall.  I'm just in search of a small little stack of hay to put on our front porch.  I got these adorable little lanterns and a funky pumpkin from the dollar spot at target.  And I have an old frame and a free fall printable to put out there too.  We are hoping to go out and do some pumpkin picking this Saturday to put out front to.

Don't you just love Fall!  Sweaters, boots, scarves, leaves, hot cocoa, and crisp air.  Is there any better season?  No, I think not.