Saturday, December 29, 2012

Stir Crazy

Anyone else going completely stir crazy? As much as I needed a break from work, I am now losing my mind! Christmas is over and now we wait for New Years and then back to work. And PS I am headed back to work on the 3rd this year! Does that seem crazy to anyone else? I guess two full weeks is enough, the life of a teacher is so hard:)

Mini Day Project
I have been wanting to paint our utility closet door with chalk board paint since we moved in, the other 27 projects trumped it though. So yesterday I decided just to crank it out.... and yes I know everyone in America has a chalk board in their house and this is not at all innovative or progressive but it's progress for it we go!

BEFORE, please excuse the X-mas junk!
Side wall
First coat of paint
Santa brought me some white frames that I grouped together on the side wall of our living room. It is not 100% complete and if you look really close you can see most of the photos are the strangers that came with the frames.

And here is another close-up of the door. All of the R's are anxiously awaiting the New Year including George Strait who will be enjoying his champagne from his doggy bowl.

Did you say champagne!?!?!!
And I of course have to share a picture I forced my sweet husband to take after 72 hours of celebrating Christmas. We were exhausted! I hope everyone had a great holiday. Wishing everyone a very happy new year!

The R's 2012 

 Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mr. Strait

I would like to officially announce the arrival of the newest member of our family. 

George Strait Ramirez

George Strait Ramirez came to us last week via our school's animal rescue program. Well, it went more like this...

Setting the scene:
I am camping for the week with 100 high school seniors and my husband sends me this text...

I miss you, I'm getting a puppy.

This dog is super chill.

Front room rug ruined.

I wasn't really sure what I was getting myself into when I arrived back home. As soon as I set eyes on this little guy it was love. It helps that my husband named him George Strait, who could say no to that? He is very similar to his name sake. Short and handsome with dreamy eyes! GS also loves country music, specifically Patsy Cline.

George really loves exploring. We took him down to the farm this weekend and he had a ball running  around with the dogs and playing with the kids. He did maybe, perhaps, accidentally kill a chicken. Yes, it happened and I blame the damn chicken! Stay inside your pen and you wont get attacked.........stupid bird.

I just wanted to share our news. He is a great little guy and we have enjoyed every minute with him so far.

Here is a pic of my other favorite puppies from this weekend!

Happy Family!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Oh Hey Office

What is this room anyway?

It has been my dressing room/storage area since we moved into the March! I moved into the other guest room only because getting ready amongst the chaos was stressing me out. So we cleaned this small room and slapped up a fresh coat of paint. And oh my, painted it is! I was stressing a little bit about this color when we started but as the powder blue began to disappear I started to really love it. It's definitely a statement room! I'm ok with that. Mr. R said it was playful....that works for me too. I am so happy I get to do whatever I want in this house and my sweet husband just nods his head and goes along with it.

Moving in...

Total junk room!

This room's walls were by far the worst in the house. It looked as if two people had a fight with nail guns in here! The closets were littered with huge 4" nails too. So sad! The color in here wasn't horrible. A little too baby boys room though and again the walls needed a little tlc.

I knew I wanted a really intense color in here because I am going to accent with white and greys...who's shocked! This room get great light and I knew a rich color could work in here. I also wanted to put a painting I did a few years in here that I love so much. It too is crazy bold but I think it looks good with the wall color. I went with Sherwin Williams Cloudburst. And yes, it looks a lot like my crazy ass hutch but it is way way different!

SW 6487 Cloudburst

What we have....
-Nothing...errrr....painted walls!

What we need...
-Twin bed (I want this to be a crash pad if needed)
- Curtains (bold gray and white stripe???)

Oh, and the bathroom is close people....very close! Waiting on a lighting fixture and of course it still needs to be dressed. No one likes a naked bathroom. Photos soon though! I feel like with the holidays upon us not much will be getting done around here but I will try. Every weekend we are booked, thank goodness for a long Christmas break!

Happy Painting!