I'm definitely not an artist, but it's still fun to pretend.
In other news, just found out that IKEA Denver is opening two months early!!!!! July 27th! My prayers have been answered, can't wait!
|Birthday dinner out with me and my Hubby|
|Adam and I out to Sushi Den with friends for my Birthday Weekend celebration :)|
|All our friends that joined us for the Birthday festivities.|
|"Do I really have to do this? Candi maybe you should do it instead."|
|Me: "Did I put this together right?"|
Adam and Mandy: "HAHAHAHAHAHA you really don't know how to but it together?"
Me: "Duh, I've never done it before people!"
|Adam demonstrating the fist pounding.|
|Adam continuing with the instructions.."Pound your fists three times (as he proceeded to count it for us) and then we all take the shot"|
Me looking totally not excited.
|And my favorite of them all...after all Adam's instructions, he hit the table too early and his shot glass fell in too early. I, on the other hand, listened carefully and followed instructions. So me and Mandy are laughing our butts off at him.|
|The big empty space on our wall finally has some color. I decided to use the stencil on a few tall canvases so it would take up a good chunk of the bare space. For paint, I just use wall samples from the local paint store, that way I have tons to choose form and their only $3 a bottle. So it took $9 for the paint on this project.|
|Love waking up to some color finally. According to my recent Real Simple magazine, seeing bright colors in the morning helps you wake up quicker. I don't think it's helped either of us yet, but I can only hope it will soon.|
|And here is the new framed art in the dining room. I found a gold linen fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought a sample bottle of a purply-gray Benjamin Moore wall paint, and this is what we got.|
|I also found some very cute Spring plates from Crate and Barrel and hung them above our laundry room doors. The plan is to change out the plates every season....I have some great new Xmas plates that will fit in perfectly!|
|Adam and I celebrated our 2nd Anniversary at our traditional Anniversary getaway spot- Glenwood Springs, CO. This year we stayed at a B&B, sat in the steam caves and took Mineral Baths at the spa. |
|Had all kinds of visitors. My Dad, Stepmom and Brother, Slater, all made it out to see our new house and we made a trip together up to Rocky Mountain National Park. Adam's parents came and stayed nearby in Evergreen, CO for almost a month! And of course my Mom and family came out in July for a wedding/ family reunion (below).|
|My Cousin Whitney got married! It was a gorgeous wedding on the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO. And nearly the whole family made it out to celebrate! This is a pretty big deal when you have 8 aunts and uncles just on one side of your family, along with lots of cousins!|
|Now, can you really blame me for not taking a lot of pictures when we were tearing up the dancefloor all night?!|
|We traveled to Minneapolis (my first time) for Adam's friend, Alex's, wedding. It was such a fun weekend in downtown Minneapolis, and we're looking forward to returning this fall AND next spring for two more weddings!|
|We designed and remodeled our first kitchen!|
|Brunette Besties Reunion in Chicago! Jessica finally returned from Japan and we all met up for a girls weekend in Chicago! I <3 the Brunette Trifecta! And this picture is from before Adam and I even got married......see I'm really bad.|
|We took our first Spring Trip since College! And my first trip back to my Grandparents house in FL since High School! We also both changed jobs this year. My new job at The Denver Foundation allows me to do work I'm really interested in and have a much better work/life balance.|
|Did my first cleanse!|
|Took a wine class and drank LOTS of new wines!|
|Celebrated by "Dogter's" 3rd Birthday in December...that's 21 in dog years people! She's gonna be older than me by year end!|
|My Grandpa kept up with us the whole time, as usual. We helped him buy a camera and taught him how to use it with his computer. He's taking computer classes now, and talked about them the whole time- how cute is that?|
|We were able to go out on my Grandparent's friends Troller our last day there. It was so relaxing and a gorgeous day to be on the water.|