Showing posts from January, 2012

First Projects of 2012

Back to DIY projects around the house.  First up was to refinish the two ledges in our entryway/dining room.  The previous owner/owners had painted them black...yes black.  Rollie sanded them down back in November and they remained natural wood until this past week when we finally decided to paint them a glossy white to match the rest of our trim in the house.  It was between that a just staining them a darker wood tone, but the white won and it looks really nice against our walls.  We also attempted to finish painting the rest of our trim that didn't get done the first time around (kitchen/dining doorway, kitchen window trim/ledge, and next up the trim in our master bath).

The second project I worked on this week was to organize our 'pantry'...or lack there of.  We don't really have a pantry, but we have two long/deep cabinets that all of our food/spices/canned goods/etc are in.  I went to target and luckily they have all of their bins and baskets out right now (I gue…


What better time than the new year to start blogging again, right?!  Its been a very busy few months.  We had a house full of visitors for 4 weeks in a row from Nov. 4th through Dec. 9th.  Lots of drinking, eating, wine tastings and catching up with friends and family.  We took the month of December to recoup, relax and enjoy our first Christmas in our new home.  We enjoyed a quiet Christmas with just the two of us Christmas Eve...ordering in pizza, and then Rollie's step-mom Anne joined us for a nice dinner on Christmas night.

We both received promotions in December so work has been busy but rewarding and we traded in Rollie's baby (aka Audi A4) for a more 'green/family' car, a 2012 Honda CRV (he is now driving 90 miles round trip each day)...but its his first brand new car so that's exciting!

Yesterday we got back from 3 1/2 days in Phoenix for the Feista Bowl.  Unfortunately Stanford lost after an amazing season to Oklahoma State but we had a great visit with ou…