Monday, June 21, 2010


I love going to concerts. I love hearing live music. Singing (in mycase lip syncing along) with everyone in the crowd. The excitement of being out and listening to great music.  This past weekend Eric, his brother and a bunch of friends went out to see Against Me! and the Silversun Pickups at the Tabernacle. It was a brilliant show.  Against Me! was awesome and got the show hopping. The Silversun Pickups were amazing though they were so good. They moved around so much on stage. It was also cool to see how excited the band was to see such a packed house. At one point they turned on the house lights and they were in aw that all 3-tiers were full. It was so cool. They played a huge set and it was fantastic. I will totally go see them again when they come back through. I also loved that the girl in the band, Niki, wore a cute purple dress and red shoes. The Tabernacle as always is a great venue. As pictured below.
We sat on the second tier right by the stage. It was perfect for once I could see and not be smashed by taller people. :) It was also a show where the singers sounded exactly like they do on the radio. Great music, Good friends, an all about good night.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Thanks Dad, I know you'll never read this but I still want to give a virtual shout out to you! You are amazing and taught me so much. I hope you have a fantastic Father's day.

Friday, June 11, 2010

A weekend for projects.

So this weekend I have a list full of things I want to get done. I am planning on painting some accent walls in our loft, reupholstering my ottoman, I also need to find fabric for that ottoman. I also want to finish hanging some pictures too. I hope I can get it all done.  I think once the painting is done our place will have our stamp on it and truly feel like home.  I'm excited. I also know it will also be a surprise to Eric since he's out of town this weekend. I love surprises.

** this is a picture of one of the accent walls in my loft. I was still hanging the pictures at this point and removing the tape but you get the idea.**

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fixing things.

I have an antique mahogany table. I bought it at an auction when I was 19 years old. I love it. It has a beautiful veneer on it that just sparkles when it's polished. Though like all old pieces of furniture this one has accumulated a few love marks. By that I mean me being incredibly stupid and putting a a few hot cookies on the table. It scorched the wood and left white cookie marks in my beautiful veneer. I also had a friend leave a damp towel on one side and that two left a mark.  So the past few years I've tried everything to remove those marks. Numerous polishes and stain removers, but to no avail. My beautiful table was marred. I hated it. I also really hated the fact that my stupid cookie fiasco is what did it. I totally know better.
So that's when today I thought about it again and googled my problem.

this came up on a message board:
"Remove white water/heat stains from wood by using an hot iron on a smooth dry/lint-free cloth placed over the stain, iron very briefly (seconds) with medium heat, lift the cloth, and repeat until stain is gone. This works better than anything else!"

On my lunch break today I went home and tried it. What do you know it worked! If only I had known this 3 years ago  I wouldn't have been hiding that corner of my table.  Now to break out the polish when I get home and make it shine. :)