Tuesday, March 31, 2009

They're Here!!!!

Here's the lovely couch we've been using for about 6 years. My mom and Dad bought it about 11 or 12 years ago and handed it down to us after we got married. It originally came as a love seat/couch combo, but one cold day and a bored dog left inside took care of the couch. From a distance, the couch doesn't look too bad, but up close it had seen better days. To top it all off, is the the pink/purple recliner that was also a hand-me-down. We got it from my step-grandma who used to smoke in this chair featured below. It took a year of storage and two bottles of Febreeze to get rid of the smoke smell, but now you can't smell any smoke on it. (Maybe a bit of dog smell, but no smoke.)
Below is an example of why the couch had to go. The fabric was pulling apart all over. I have several couch covers, but they never quite fit or look nice.

And ta-da! Here are the new couch and love seat. We got a great deal on them. They fit great in the living room... not to overpowering. If you've seen my living room, you know how hard it is to find furniture that fits in here.

This is a close up of the new "fabric". It's a darker brown with a hit of burgundy. It's not true leather, but a Durablend fabric. It looks like leather, but cost half as much. (Let's hope it holds up as well as leather!)

The boys are already enjoying their new seat, but Riley has to use a stepping stool to get up on them. They also make a kick-ass race track for hot wheels! Hope their durable!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's that time of year again!

Well, someone tell my hairdresser to run for the hills. I once again plan on cutting all of my hair off. I don't think I've had the same haircut for more than 18 months ever. It's been down-to-my-butt long and up-above-my-ears short. I've had flippy hair, choppy hair, curly hair and stick straight hair. This time I want to go for an updated bob. I'm posting pictures so you can vote... Let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Friday Five

Stranded!It's the "stranded on a desert island" question! You can only take one thing from each category. What is it and why are you taking it?

A food that can be planted and regrown. I would take some type of berry. Probably a raspberry bush. I could eat berries every day. In fact, my old neighbor can vouch for the fact that I am not able to keep my paws off of berry bushes, whether they are mine or someone else's.

A person you haven't seen in a long time. I would probably take my old roommate Charity. We had a big falling out after college and haven't talked in many years. I know she has had a colored past from snippets I've heard here and there... plus Google will tell you a lot about a person. I would like to get the full story of what happened between now and then and get answers to some questions that have been burning in my mind. Plus, she was a very fun person to be around. She was always able to plan a good time. So hopefully after we cleared the air, we could come up with things to entertain ourselves.

A book you (were) read as a child. I always loved the book "Harriet the Spy". I read that book over and over.

A celebrity. I would take George Clooney. He strikes me as someone who would be fun to be around. (And he's easy on the eyes!)

The entire episode run of a television show (it's a very nice desert island). Mash...I love that show. I used to watch this all the time in college. The re-runs are on all the time and yet they never bore me.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Favorite

My favorite artist is Jackson Pollock. I love his free-for-all style of painting. I would have loved to see him at work on one of his pieces.

I actually got to get up close and personal with a few of his pieces while in New York. It was interesting to see all the "crap" he had mixed in with the paint in some of his work. There were cigarette butts, washer, nuts and bolts, etc. It was so cool.

I just found this website that lets your inner Pollock do it's thing. Click here to try it out!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Holy Cow!

I'm still trying to get the new computer set up to my liking and haven't added any photo stuff yet, so you get a generic post from me. I wanted to post about the new insulation we had blown into the attic and the gigantic mess they left in the driveway (not the house where I expected it!) but I don't have pictures ready yet and I haven't posted anything in a while.

So, I found this picture of a gigantic sting ray found in Thailand and thought it would knock you out with how big it is. I can't imagine snorkeling along and seeing something this huge slide up beside me. (I can't imagine snorkeling either, what with my fear of finding dead bodies in the water, but that's another story)

Check this out: