Sunday, January 26, 2014

So yeah, here's more POTD's

This week was sort of a crazy week, which you'll get to see through some very weird photos. (weird = random).

January 18
Found this blue leaf in the wild. Ha-a, not really. I was spray painting some hooks and moved one of the leaves caught in the over spray all by itself. I can imagine a saying of be an original plastered over it and selling in hipster type stores. : )

January 19

The bonus room of the new house. This room houses the last of the boxes and the bookshelves house all of the randomness that we don't know where to put it. Everyone loves this room when they see if for the first time. So much potential. Windows on three sides. Bar in the corner. Now we just need to by a huge table for the middle to turn it into the ultimate tinker room.

January 20

Hello random. This is where I store my things to wear tomorrow. A shelf in my closest which I will soon take a picture of because it is seriously one of my favorite spaces. 

June 21

I'll soon do a whole post on this project, but here is the finished installed new window and trim. Love it. Now if only the brass could go away. 

June 22

So, first bike ride in four months. When we put the old house up for sale we had to store them at the in-laws and then we had an ice storm followed by them being buried in the garage. When I finally got it out the chain was busted so I had to wait a few more days to get it fixed and then it was time for the first official ride. Secondary note - the hills in this neighborhood are awful. Also if I took this after the ride there would have been no smile on my face. 

January 23

Casino Beach park at Lake Worth. Just a few miles from the house. It was grey and cold (20 degrees at 5:00 pm when I took this). It was an impulse stop, but I liked the picture. 

January 24

My friend JM does all these quotes in her office on the chalk board. She had a Christmas one up until this week. I was so happy to see it go that I took a picture.  Also my favorite picture of me, JM and NH is on the left. I have a copy in my office as well. 

Janaury 25 

This is the photo of the day. It looks very scary movie with the coloring and the birds. Taken at the turn around on our walk today at the Trinity river. We also went to the log cabin village and I got a couple of good pictures there as well, but I went with this one anyway. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

I guess maybe Friday nights will be a thing

Or once again we have no plans and I don't want to be watching whatever stupid movie is on the other room. Yeah, it's probably the latter. 

January 11
We got a new stained glass window for the bathroom for Christmas and here is it being installed. Once the trim work is done, I'll post a better picture of just the window because it really is pretty, but until then you can see the in-progress picture. (My father-in-law doing the install)

January 12
One of the many things that the previous owner left are these three random stars hanging from trees in the backyard  They are small so I can't really figure out what purpose they served (probably none) but there aren't enough of them to be some sort of focal point.  The previous owner was a single dude so it's not like his kids did it. Weird. I'll probably eventually take them down, but for now they stay up.

January 13

I always heard one photography rule is that if you see red, take a picture. The problem with that in our house is that there is red EVERYWHERE as a certain other resident will say. I've tried to cut back and not have as much out, but our kitchen is pretty much dominated by the color red.  This is a close up of one of two utensil holders. 

January 14

I knew for some reason that this would be a busy day and I'd forget later to take a picture so I snapped one of the fake orange flowers in my office. Well, I actually did end up taking more pictures, but I still liked this one the best so it became the POTD.

January 15

Hello, my name is Sarah and I have a bit of OCD. This is what my office drawer looks like all the time. I can't stand it when things get out of place. This was another day that I kind of felt like I needed to get one in early or risk having nothing at all.

January 16

One of the reasons that I fell madly in love with this house is the fireplace in the master. With the flip of a switch I have fire and it is great. Once I have stuff on the walls and the TV cables hidden, I'll put a non-obstructed shot. For the moment, just know that it is there and that it is glorious. 

January 17

That brings us to today and the little drink that I am sipping on now called a Moscow mule. We got these fancy copper mugs for Christmas to specifically make this drink.  So tonight I pulled out the ingredients and the mug and viola, yummy drink. (There are lots of versions of this drink online but these are the only three ingredients that I use and I don't measure and it always turns out fabulous.) 

And with that, I bid you farewell until next time. 

Friday, January 10, 2014

7 More Days

I'm not trying to make Friday night a regular night to post, it just so happens that we have no life.  I made it through another week, which honestly shouldn't be shocking because I did this project for three and a half years straight, but it seems that I have zero time lately, so I seriously was not sure if I'd make it ten days.

January 4th
A Christmas gift that we got.  It lightens up a semi dark shelf in the living room. I actually liked it enough that as soon as Ditz finishes a bottle of booze then I am going to make another for the other shelf. 

January 5th

Our main criteria for our new house: trees. Well, we might have went a tad overboard as we have been cutting down and thinning out. Here's is the pile that has been cut down to firewood sized. Directly behind this pile is about fifteen trees that haven't been cut down to size yet.  I will also freely admit that that some of the pieces you see here my dad cut when he was visiting. 

January 6th

I don't eat paleo, but the great thing about the paleo diet is that it is gluten free and dairy free and for those in the know, know that those are bad things for me to eat.  This is one of my favorite cookbooks lately and on this night I made their chili. 

January 7th

THE HOUSE. The new one. Sigh, we wanted trees well here you go. We're in the process of clearing up and cleaning out as the previous owner had kind of let it go to crap. (Actually in his opinion that isn't true. He liked the "natural" state of things).  I'm not sure we'll ever have grass, but we're going to try. I expect major to the front area in the next year or so.

January 8th

New books waiting for me when I got home from work today. The top three is a trilogy, I'd already finished the first one when I ordered all three (the first one I'd read as a library book). So far book two is pretty good. It's my night stand book so that means it will be about three weeks to finish. I have four books going at all time and the nightstand book takes the longest to finish. Ironically work-lunch books usually go pretty fast. 

January 9th

The new neighborhood. Those big bunches of trees on the left are where we live.  I love how much space there is between neighbors. We are the proud owners of over 3.5 acres and it is truly the best after being in a cookie cutter neighborhood. 

January 10th

So here is Ditz's new click and grow. It came on the ninth and then we spent a frantic hour looking for his special Thai Basil seeds.  Seems I couldn't remember where I packed them or if I unpacked. Crisis was eventually averted and we got the seeds planted. So hopefully in two weeks we'll start seeing some growth!

Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Photo of the Day: Three days in

Well, after a long hiatus from the photo of the day game, I am hopping back in. We just purchased a new house and one of the great things about our old house is that we have tons of pictures from various projects and just in general pictures of that house. I did three and a half years of the photo of the day there and thankfully we'll have tons of great shots of our first house. This current house is meant to be our long term house so I really want to record this first year of all the projects that we do and as much as I know that not all pictures will be of the house, but enough will sneak their way in and I'll have a great little collection of pictures. Just like in the old house. So that's a pretty long explanation, but whatevs.

And with that, my first three days:

January 1 - Day 1
Happy new year and all that Jazz. Just some tinsel from the Joneses Christmas tree (his dads, FYI, these Joneses didn't put up a tree this year)

January 2 - Day 2
Every year I get a new Christmas ornament for the tree that we never seem to put up.  For 2013 we got the new home ornament, kind of fitting as a POTD being as the reason I decided to start back up again has to do with the new house. 

January 3 - Day 3
One of my favorite things about this house when we looked at it was the kitchen and more specifically the very large island. Tonight's dinner was stir fry and it worked out well that Mr. J could cook on the cooktop while I continued to chop the vegetable. We have a new oven coming soon and I am so ready to add knobs to the cabinets, but other than that I love this view of the kitchen. 

So there we go. The start of the POTD again. Hopefully I will get to post pictures regularly.