Tuesday, July 13, 2010


After six seasons of fake drama, long and uncomfortable staring over meals, and fights over cocktails (that no one seems to pay for), The Hills is coming to an end tonight. And for reals this time.

(moment of silence please….)

I am sad. Really sad.

From LC and Jason’s epic break-up to Whitney’s departure to New York to the crash and burning of Lauren and Heidi’s relationship, we’ve been through it all. Tonight’s going to be like saying goodbye to your best friends on the last day of sleep away camp. Or packing up at the end of freshman year.

After faithfully following for 101 episodes, seeing it all end in less than 6 hours will be tough. But it’s a good thing I won’t have to sob in the corner by myself watch it alone. Thank goodness for good friends!

Will you be tuning in?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

House Demolition

Oh happy day. As I alluded to in my last post, here at the Newlyweds household we've been busy with another home improvement project at our casa. And this one, my friends, was M.A.J.O.R.

Here is the back story. One day I came home from work and discovered that I hated the wall (random, i know) in between our kitchen and dining room. Like, really, really hated it. So, after an AHA, OMG THAT WOULD BE BEST! IDEA! EVER! moment, I gently proposed to my husband that we look into taking it down.

And over the weekend, my extremely handy and handsome husband (Love you, kiss kiss!) made it happen! (I know, right? He’s amazing) And I’m truly super duper excited about the final product. Hooray!

So… drumroll please… here are the before/after photos.

Amazing! No? I cannot describe how much I love the new and more open space. But I think that I would be flat out lying if I didn’t admit that it was hard work. But I am SO proud of my hubs for taking this on. One of my favorite things about him is that he is never afraid of a challenge. He loves learning and already knows how to do so much around the house. Not to mention that he looks super hot while he's home-improving ;)

Here are a few action shots I snapped during 'the demolition'.




While we love the pride and self-satisfaction that our project elicited, I think hubs will be happy to take a little break from saw swinging and wall removing for a little while.

Even Charlie was exhausted from the project... "But Mommmm, are we done yet?"


Oh and while out shopping one day, I randomly found this adorable white shelf (on clearance!)to hang on the new wall. I love, love, love it!


*** I do want to give a big THANK YOU to my wonderful mama and stepdad-in-law who came down and helped us with this! We couldn't have done it without you :) ***

Happy Friday, everyone! The only thing on our agenda this weekend is relaxing. I can't wait! I think it's well deserved ;)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Friends, Food and Fireworks!!!

Hi, hi, hi and Happy Tuesday short work week everyone!

I am back into the swing of things (with new eyeballs!) after a great long weekend of eating ourselves sick celebrating our country’s birth!

Thank you all for your thoughts and well wishes about my Lasik. You guys are the best and I appreciate it more than you know! My new peepers are doing great and every day i am impressed and amazed at how clear the world is. It is hands down the best thing I have ever done! I am so glad that i finally bit the bullet and did it!

I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day celebrations! Hubs and I celebrated our Fourth of July by going downtown and seeing fireworks! They were amazing and I literally had chills the whole time. We also went back home for a couple days to continue our celebrations with some great food and friends! We had the best time and came back feeling totally relaxed and full. In fact, I think I will smell like BBQ for the next week. What more could you ask for?! :)

Here are a couple pics!

Hope you all had a great weekend and I’ll be back later this week with a few house-related project updates, so make sure you check back!