Tuesday, July 27, 2010

DIY: {Project Bedroom}

I’m finally super motivated to work on our bedroom. I have many ideas in my head, I hope they turn out the way I’m visualizing them. I’m giving my self 2 weeks to finish everything. One week is not enough time when I only have evenings and weekends, besides we usually have some activities during the week. Two weeks is perfect, I still have a deadline but I won’t be stressed out about it.
This is the To do List: ............................................... Lista de Quehaceres:
• Paint the walls. Paint the trim, baseboards and doors white. Right now all is painted contractor beige.

• Pintar los marcos, puertas y guardapolvos blancos. Pintar la pieza. Ahora todo esta pintado del mismo color, crema.
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  • Find curtains that fit the windows and a king size comforter. Poor Randy complains that I steal all the covers at night. • Comprar cortinas y cubrecama para tamaño king, el que tenemos es de dos plazas. Pobre Randy me reclama que le robo todas las cobijas en la noche.
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  • Paint or stain our bedroom furniture, paint the headboard, find lamps and hang wall decorations. • Pintar o teñir los muebles del dormitorio, comprar lamparas de noche y colgar decoraciones en las paredes.
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  • Install a ceiling fan. • Instalar una lampara con ventilaror en el cielo.
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Por fin estoy super motivada para terminar nuestro dormitorio. Tengo hartas ideas en mi cabeza, ojala todo me quedo como me lo estoy imaginando. Me estoy dando un plazo de 2 semanas para terminar todo. Una semana no es suficiente porque solamente tengo las noches y fin de semanas para trabajar en la casa y muchas veces tenemos actividades a mitad de semana. 2 semanas es perfecto, todavia tengo un plazo pero no me voy a estresar tratando de terminar todo en una semana.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Decor: {I Love These Little Testers!}

Let’s talk about paint color. If you are like me, you go to the store with an idea of the color that you want, you go there and you are welcomed by this:

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Hundreds of pretty, shiny color samples. You try to focus on the color that’s in your mind, start pulling cards and see if it would work well with the color scheme of the room. But if you are like me, you get distracted.
Distracted by all those pretty cards, you start pulling colors like crazy and thinking: “I never thought about lime green, yellow rubber duck sure looks energizing, but what about that colonial red? Oh! it would look great after I get new curtains, couch and replace the carpet". When you get home and open that can of paint you start realizing that your color decision making sucks! The adrenaline and color stimulation of the moment got the best of you. If you are like me, some how you try to convince yourself that once on the wall and dry, it would look perfect. Wrong!
That’s way I love the little jar testers. My house has been color saved!glidden-paint-testers p_100442623
So, I had this color in my mind for the living room. I went and got the little tester and guess what? That wasn’t the exact color that I wanted, so I went back and got more samples and finally at the fourth try I found it! I wanted a green with a hint of gray (or Sage some people like to call it) It’s the one on the far right.
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I wasn’t joking about my color disaster experiences. This is the bedroom in our old house.
Yellow and blue, what was I thinking?! . . . . . . . . . . . Repainted, much better!
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Monday, July 5, 2010

My Dryer Is A Historical Relic!

Para español, lea mas abajo.
We are in the process of settling in our new house. Friday we moved all our things and spent our first night here. I think we are starting to feel more at home now, the first two days it was so weird calling this house, my house. It felt like we were at a hotel or staying in somebody else’s house. Our stuff was in storage for such a long time that it has been fun opening boxes and having a little six months reunion party with our furniture and pans. It’s funny how you need to get to know your new house; what switch turns on what light, how to adjust the shower head at the perfect angle, is the water softener really working? I just discovered that we have a pocket door in the side entry, the coolest discovery ever!!
Allow me to introduce to you our dryer ↓↓↓↓
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Nothing wrong with it you would think ,just the fact that it’s, well…OLD! But it works perfectly fine, I mean it dries my clothes. There is a little, tiny detail that you might find annoying and it’s the fact that you need to wear earplugs while doing laundry. Other than that it’s in tip top condition. You know how things were made in 1964, they were built to last!!


Estamos en el proceso de adaptarnos y acomodarnos a nuestra casa nueva. El viernes pasado hicimos el cambio de casa difinitivo con camas y petacas. Creo que por fin nos estamos sintiendo mas “en casa”. Los primeros dos dias era tan raro decir esta es mi casa, al contrario sentia que estaba en un hotel o quedandome de visita en una casa ajena. Nuestras cosas estubieron en bodega por tanto tiempo que ha sido entretenido abrir cajas y reecontrarnos con nuestros muebles, ollas y decoraciones. Lo mas entretenido ha sido conocer y memorizarla las cosas particulares de nuestra casita; que interruptores prenden que luz, como ajustar la ducha al angulo perfecto, esta todo funcionando como debe? Recien descubri que en uno de los pasillos hay una puerta corredera que se esconde dentro de la pared. El mejor descubrimiento del mundo!!
Me imagino como pudieron ver en el video, se dieron cuenta que nuestra secadora no es timida para nada, ella se hace escuchar! El problema no es que sea VIEJA, porque al fin y al cabo me cumple con su trabajo, seca la ropa sin problemas. El unico problema seria que tienes que usar tapones de oido cada vez que quieres usarla. Randy fue a buscar el manual del usuario y nos dimos cuenta de que es una reliquia historica, fue construida en 1964, y ya todos saben como las cosas se construian en esos tiempos: para que duraran para siempre!!