Friday

obsessions, currently.

besides school (of course) my mind has been stuck on wedding details and nursing school. both of which are quite a ways away. i am going pinterest (for amazing wedding ideas) and youtube (for video blogs about nursing school) crazy!! lately, i have been an internet fiend!

my most recent obsessions:
  • the doxie scanner--hooks to/powered by your computer with one usb cord. scans documents straight into your computer. receipts, schedules, douments, etc!
  • stethoscope id tags--they're all over etsy.com. they clip onto your stethoscope so you know it's yours. the only bad part about this is choosing which one! (exciting note: mine could say kelly laws!!!!)
  • YHL--oh my gosh! i am 100% obsessed with this blog. i've started at the very beginning (400+ posts dating back in 2007) and worked my way forward. it's so fun! it's a husband and wife (both bloggers, so cool!) writing about their home improvement projects and diy ideas. it's exciting working my way forward because i know a baby works it's way into the family in a year or two. they're a precious family.
  • wedding gift idea, anyone? these rubber stamps from sweetpapery.com are so stinkin' cute! is it okay that i am loving the idea of seeing both jeremy and my name with l-a-w-s after it? such a dork, right?
  • draw something is an app that i cannot stop playing. it's basically pictionary on your handheld and you can play with anyone else who's got it. j and i had a pretty intense game (100 pictures guessed correctly!) it's super addictive and creative.
hope i didn't start any new addictions!--or maybe i hope i did :)

good idea, nate.

so i recently started watching nate berkus and have kind of fallen in love. today he said something that was a really obvious answer that i had never really thought of.

i have a little dog that just doesn't always go to the bathroom outside. i have tile floor, so it isn't too big of a deal (easy clean-up, at least?). but i want a nice rug in the living room but not for her personal pee-pad. anyway, he suggested buying a nice OUTDOOR rug for indoors! just take it out back, wash it and hose it off.

so simple! this one's super cute:

Friday

Spring is..here?

we've had the strangest weather i've seen here in a long time. (50/60ยบ winter) so, i guess spring has sprung.
anyway, i was really considering calling a landscaping company just once to spruce up the yard for the rest of the year (edging, trimming, cutting, mulch, etc.)

however, i have a FOUR (count 'em, f-o-u-r) DAY weekend, so i'm thinking about getting dirty myself. Plus, i am wanting to totally repaint my green house a darker and more neutral shade, so i'd like to save money any way i can.

so, i'm headed to lowes for:
mulch
shears
rock (faux, maybe?)
gloves
edger

i wonder if i'll be lucky enough to get (aka: have room in the budget for) the paint i want?!
i'll be sure to snap some before and after pics!