future nurse!

i got into nursing school and i am beyond excited!! 
i start on May 30, 2013.
i have a blog dedicated to school, and am going to continue documenting my nursing school journey there. you can follow by clicking here.  

i worked so hard getting good grades in all of my prerequisites, and i cannot believe i actually got in.


weird blank wall: master bedroom

i decided to create an homage to our wedding in our master bedroom. every night i would lay in bed and stare at this expansive empty wall. i always knew exactly what i wanted to put there. 

but first: i had to get married, and second: i had to go to ikea
(which just happened recently-ish when i went to california with the nannyfam!)

so i smuggled four 11x14 frames home in a suitcase and they didn't break or scratch or crack!

so, i put the frames up first. 

and i'll be honest, they sat like that for a few days while i kept putting off going to walmart to print photos. (the first wedding prints after five months of being married, jeez!)

and voilĂ !

the only place that can be completely about us 
(i didn't want to put family pics in the bedroom). 
i love it!

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front door: paint update

remember how i was complaining about how ugly my front door is in this post

eek! well, i painted it valspar's summer gold in semi-gloss. and i'm lovin' it (or what i know it will look like surrounded by a sexy grey).

 right now, it's eh. plus, it has seriously taken over five coats and still could use more!! i powerwashed, sanded, washed, used a paint with built in primer, done multiple coats on multiple days but for some reason certain areas just won't take the paint! 

we also added some planters on each side (from my sister's old house) and i love 'em!

paint exterior grey
update trim 
paint bench (add pillow)
carriage detail on garage
lights flanking garage door
update peephole and handle/lock
for now: repaint shutters black
future: build cedar shutters
add cedar shake shingles (or cedar garage pergola)
update house numbers
remove another bush
solar lights