Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chili in a Mug

For Super Bowl Sunday my Mom and sister came over to watch the game with Ryan and I. We were deciding what to make and I decided to go with chili, its so easy and it's always a favorite. I use this recipe from Food Network for Sandra Lee for her 5 Bean Chili. Since everyone was going to be watching the game and sitting in the living room I was trying to come up with a super easy way to serve it and thought of mugs. It was perfect, people could layer their chips, chili and toppings and eat it easily without sitting at the table. It would be really fun in the mugs above from Overstock.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spring To-Do List Project #1

I love, love, love this house number idea from the DIY Show Off blog of making house number flower posts for spring. I'm not much of a gardner but I think I may have to make an exception for this project.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Suprise Bathroom Re-Do

Over our winter break I had to travel for work from the day after Christmas until after New Years so I was really upset I wouldn't be home for break to do projects at the house (plus I would be away from Ryan for New Years). While I was away Ryan decided to surprise me with a bathroom re-do. We had wanted to do this project before we moved in but just ran out of time so we had been living with it for the last 6 months. He got down all the terrible wall paper and repainted it the same cream color we have throughout the upstairs, its about 1000 times brighter.

These are the before photos that we took during our home inspection. Before we were able to do the bathroom we at least had a green shower curtain and towels to use but it was still pretty bad.

Here are the after photos. Ryan picked a great white cabinet and mirror and brushed nickel hardware for everything. The shower curtain is from Target and we accented it with some apple green towels to add a splash of color. We still need to find some artwork for the walls but I think it looks great.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Its been awhile....

Its been awhile since posting, the holidays were super busy for us but we enjoyed them in our new house. It was so much fun to get to decorate the whole house, I for sure need more Christmas decorations for next year. After Christmas it was my mission to find decorations on clearance but it seemed like there weren't many left in the stores. I'll just have to be creative and start to make some things for next year.