Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's time for another Pinteresting Wednesday post.  Link up with The Vintage Apple to play along.

Here are my favorite Pins of the week...

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

What are your favorite Pins this week???

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Where Have I Been....

Painting.  Lots and lots of painting.

After much deliberation KB broke down and bought me some paint samples.  I wanted to get about 15 different ones, but once Uncle Money Bags told me they cost $3 each I was only allowed to get 5.  Overall I was really disappointed with the trim color.  It ended up being a weird dingy yellow color.

We ended up choosing the darker colors on the right.  They are Valspar Dune and Bark.  One is a dark brown and the other is a lighter brown.  I ended up getting bright white for the trim.  I had to pick it out without a paint sample and had a mini freakout.

After 2 days of hard core painting I was whining and was banished to painting the doors.  Painting doors is pretty easy and pretty boring.  I also got a little OCD about getting paint on the ceiling. It's one of the first things I notice in someone else's house, so I wanted to make sure we had no ceiling mishaps in our lovely abode.

Our upstairs is pretty open and the kitchen, upstairs living room and hallway all kind of come together.  We ended up painting the light brown on all the walls in the main upstairs living area.  This is the little sitting area when you first walk in.  The walls are still really bare, but I'm getting there.

We did a dark brown accent wall when you first walk in.  It's pretty boring for right now.  I'm planning on hanging a quilt my grandmother made me on this wall and getting a small sofa table.  I just need to find said sofa table.

This is looking at our front door out onto our front porch.  The light brown looks a lot darker in natural light. It freaked me out at first and I was afraid it would feel like a cave, but it actually feels very cozy in the evenings.  With the lamps on everything warms up pretty well.

We're still getting there but this is a major step.  Now on to remodeling our entire kitchen....welll....maybe painting the bedroom first.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's time for another Pinteresting Wednesday post.  Link up with The Vintage Apple to play along.

Here are my favorite Pins of the week....

What are your favorite Pins of the week???

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

For the past 4 nights KB and I have played at least one game of Chinese Checkers.  We got some old wooden board game set (the one with 5 or 6 different board games).  The only one we could really remember how to play was Chinese Checkers.  Of course KB is much better than I am, but I'm getting there.  We played with all of the colors the other night and I almost won.  Almost.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Menu Monday

Here's what the Browns will be eating this week....

Mon: Chef Salad with Low Calorie Homemade Ranch Dressing

We have some romaine and red leaf lettuce leftover from last week, so I thought a nice chef's salad would be good.  I'm also interested in trying out a new homemade ranch dressing recipe.  It uses Greek yogurt and milk so I'm thinking it will be delicious and wonderful.

Tues: Ham, Pineapple and Cheddar Quiche

I really like ham and pineapple together.  KB hates ham and pineapple together and will never eat Hawaiian pizza.  I'm hoping I can persuade him to like this since it's full of cheese and eggs.  I'm not sure so I'll succeed, but at least I'll like it!

Wed: Huevos Rancheros

Me amo comida Mexicana.  Huevos rancheros are so easy and are delicious.  I could eat them every day.  I try not to repeat recipes, but I made this once before and it was so good that I just wanted to make it again. Instead of re-fried beans I normally just puree black beans with some salsa.

Thurs: French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich

I've been really into grilled cheeses recently and this one looks amazing.  I love french onion soup and this looks like a good combo.  I couldn't find the cheese that the recipe calls for in the podunk grocery store, but I'm hoping asiago and mozzarella will work.

Bonus!: No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

I made these yesterday and they were super easy and delicious.  I added in some shredded coconut and wheat germ.  It looks like it would be really easy to add in whatever you'd like.

What will you be eating this week???

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekly Work It Out

Here are some of the workouts I have coming up this week....

I'm not a huge Jillian Michaels fan because she yells and acts annoying most of the time.  I do like her workouts though and I normally feel like I get a pretty good workout.  Thank god for the mute button.

I really like the Firm workouts and normally do one every one or two weeks.  Sometimes they require some weird equipment (fanny lifter...toning stick?) but this one looks pretty normal.

Leslie Sansone is one weird lady, but she's entertaining and gives you a pretty good workout without almost killing you.  I think I may have done this workout at one point, but I can't really remember it. I'm not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

What workouts will you be doing this week?

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's time for another Pinteresting Wednesday post.  Link up with The Vintage Apple to play along.

Here are some of my favorite Pins of the week...

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

What are your favorite Pins this week?

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Happy Anniversary To Me!

This little lovely was waiting on me when I got home today...

Happy anniversary KB!  I also got some chocolate milk because it's all I want right now, but that's not quite as romantic.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Menu Monday

Whew it was a crazy weekend so sorry for the lack of posting.  Here is what we'll be eating this week.

Link up with Rachel to play along.

Mon: Meatball Sub Casserole

Tues: Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Wed: Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken and Mac and Cheese

Thurs: BLT Pasta Salad

What will you be eating this week???

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Thoughts on a Thursday

Not too many thoughts this week...

I've been drinking milk like crazy this week.  I grew up drinking raw milk and I could never drink that much of it because it was really thick.  Now that we mainly drink store bought milk I can down the stuff.  I've drank a big glass after dinner every night this week and it has been delicious.

It was so warm and wonderful this week and now it's cold and nasty.  Last night I came home and just curled up on the couch.  I left our windows open while we were at work thinking it would feel great when we came home.  Not so much.  Our house was freezing and the dogs were really pissed at me.

I know this is really selfish and rude, but I'm really tires of all of the Amendment One crap in NC.  I'm not going to get into politics, but I wish people would leave it alone.  I'm so tired of opening Facebook and that being all I see.  Everyone just gets into fights and while it's quite entertaining, I don't really think it's helping anything regardless of what side you are on.

Our second anniversary is coming up and I'm not too sure what to get KB.  Last year we made an agreement to not get each other anything.  Of course KB got me something and I looked like the loser (once again).  I wanted to get him a float tube for the river that he could fish in, but these bad boys are around $200 and I'm afraid I've waited too late anyway.  I may just get him some really good candy.  We've only been married two years and we're already really boring.

Our garden is starting to come up!  We've got lettuce, squash, tomatoes, cucumber, zucchini and beets.  We planted most everything (except for the tomatoes) from seed.  I was a little skeptical it would all take, but so far so good.

Putting in a new bathroom fan is no joke.  KB tried to replace ours last night which was not as easy as originally thought.  The original bathroom fan was real janked up and the people that had our house before us had done some creative wiring so things didn't exactly line up.  It ended up with KB's dad being on speaker walking him through how to fix it.  I'm still too scared to actually turn it on in case our house blows up or something.

Don't you love my fun colors?  Yay for me for finally playing around with Blogger - I'm just so creative.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Pinteresting Wednesday

It's time for another Pinteresting Wednesday post!  Link up with The Vintage Apple to play along.

Here are my favorite Pins of the week...

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

What are your favorite Pins of the week???

Monday, May 7, 2012

Menu Monday

Here's what the Browns will be eating this week.  Link up with Rachel to play along.

Mon: Cheese and Chili Enchiladas

I had a coupon for some canned Chili so I bought it....and had no idea what to do with it. This recipe looks like chili cheese fries and enchiladas combined. Delish! It's definitely not the best for you, but it will probably at least taste good.

Tues: No Bake Tuna Noodle Casserole

Source: via Rachel on Pinterest

KB really likes tuna and especially tuna helper. We never ate tuna helper growing up and it still kinda sounds gross to me. This recipe looks similar to the noodley goodness that KB loves, but with less weird processed stuff.

Wed: Pesto and Tomato Grilled Cheese

I love grilled cheeses of all types. I love pesto of all types. This is a match made in heaven. I got roasted red pepper pesto and I think it's going to be great. I also got some really good melty cheese. I want to make this right now and it's only 7:00!

Thurs: Frozen Cheese Pizza

Eh - we all have our off days.  I also need to make some room in our freezer for produce.  Pizza boxes take up a lot of room.

What are you cooking this week???

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Weekly Work It out

I'm still working out...sort of, so this is what I'll be doing this week...

I'm hoping I get my Sexy Legs Fast! in this one.  I've done some of the other Self workouts and they were pretty good.  According to the reviews the strength portion isn't that hard in this one, but the cardio is good.  It's about an hour long so at least I can get it done all in one go.

The Firm videos are always cheesy and kinda weird and old looking, but they normally work me out pretty good.  You're supposed to have some special equipment for the Firm videos (Fanny Lifter?  who are these marketing people?) but normally you can make a regular exercise step work.

I've never done any Kathy Smith workouts but I've heard that they are pretty good for cardio.  Based on the reviews this is a repeat and repackage of a previous workout.  Good thing for me I've never heard of this chick!

What workouts are you doing this week???

Friday, May 4, 2012

Guilty Pleasure

I'm not ashamed to say that KB and I watched this movie last night and actually went on a date to see it in theaters when it first came out.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thoughts on a Thursday

I've got lots of random things banging around my head today.  Enjoy!

I got a fun little target beauty goodie bag in the mail this week.  Mine looks like this:

So far I haven't used anything but I want to try out the Simple face wipes first.  I got a sample of Simple face wash a while ago and it works really well.  At this point I have enough beauty samples to probably last me for a year or two.

All of our flowers in our yard are blooming!  My irises, peonies and roses are starting to bloom.  The yard is still a mess so it's kind of weird to see all the flowers peeping out from the weeds and brush.  If I was really crafty I'd turn my peonies into a beautiful bouquet like this.  Too bad I'm not crafty.

Source: via May on Pinterest

Keeping up with the other wholesome TV shows that I watch, I've been checking out My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.  These people are in the foothills of WV and VA.  That is not that far from where we live.  We could have American gypsies right here!  The next time I see a trashy looking teenager getting her nails done in Wal-Mart I will mos def be on the lookout for a TLC crew.

I'm thinking of recreating mine and KB's wedding photos.  Get ready.

What are your thoughts on a Thursday?