Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I'm cuckoo for this in my kitchen.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Holy Cabinet

We picked up our cabinets from Ikea last night. Has anyone ever had to do that?? Those Swedes mean business. Before you leave, you have to go through EACH box/item, find the SKU on your checklist and then cross it off. We had four huge carts to go through. Whew.

Gina was nice enough to come over and help me with the process. She is a-mazing at doing crap like that. Thorough little bird. For some creepy reason, I kind of enjoyed doing it. Just me and big sis doing a little team work.

So I guess I'll see everyone over at my place this weekend to have a cabinet assembling party? BYODC.

Also, we spotted this guy running through our new neighborhood in church clothes the other day.

I'm sure it's only a matter of time till we're hanging.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Inside Out

I'm really excited about the furniture we're putting in the house. Rob's really excited for me to stop buying it. Dream on.

Here are a few pics of some beauties that will make their home in Virginia.

Two of these for the living room.

The lamp, not the couch. Although, that's pretty close to what my couch looks like except in ivory.

Two of these painted red and put side by side for the coffee table!

Large area rug for the living room. (The ivory one)

With this guy layered on top of it! Maxine thinks Jodee has lost. her. mind.

To put above the fireplace.

A few of these for the entry way and sun porch.

Isn't Virginia looking SO 2009??

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Island Fever

Matt, the cabinet guy from Ikea came the other day to give Virginia's kitchen a new layout. In the process, he crushed my hopes and dreams of using this island. He "claims" it's too big and would run into the wall creating a walking hazard. Whatevs, Matt.

He did give Ginny a nice new look though, even without the island. We're going with the Lindingo cabinets in white. I'm pretty pumped about them.

Here's a few pics Matt sent me of the new layout. Not what I had originally envisioned, but I think it's going to look pretty great.

We're making a few minor changes, like adding glass doors on the cabinets above the dishwasher. Jodee told me she was watching Baby Mama, and they used all glass in their kitchen and it looked incred. Besides, it's like I've always said, "If it's good enough for Tina Fey, it's good enough for me." That, and my kitchen is pretty small so why not open it up?

I'm still up in the night on what to do for counter tops. Laminate? Solid surface? Granite? The cabinets are ringing in a tad higher than we hoped, so I'm not sure I want to pull out the big guns. I've toyed around with doing butcher block (WAY cheap), but Matt said they're a lot of upkeep. I mean, I'm pretty busy...especially with fall tv starting.

Any suggestions? Anyone know a guy? Help Virginia out.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Whatta Man

Rob came home today saying he “hates paint”. I told him to get over it then got him an orange soda. Worked like a charm. I think he's still harboring bad memories from his childhood summers. His dad is a house painter, and apparently he had to wake up at 5AM every morning to go work for him.

Personally, I think he should be thanking his dad. Look how much great stuff he knows how to do for me now.

Speaking of great stuff-- if anyone ever wants to try a light blue/grey color of paint, I’m your paint pimp. I’m not going to tell you how much I spent on samples. And this isn’t even all of them.

We had the color all picked out and then made a life-saving-last-minute switch to this:

And if you're wondering if we only had it mixed at 20%, then you're right. It's coming along beautifully. I can't wait till the windows and all the trim are painted white. Just make it pop, ya know?

Here's a little preview of how it turned out in the basement: