Saturday, April 16, 2011

30 Photos

I was reading my friend Ashley's blog and saw this post
So cute!
She inspired me to do the same!
<after all, imitation is the best form of flattery>

{someone you spend a lot of time with}
da Hubbs...we live together...we work together...we never get away from each other!

{a picture of you}
my push present- Mexican fire opal earrings!

{a random photo of you and your significant other}


{a picture of something that makes you happy}
my baby laughing!

{an old picture of you}
rocking the Nike swoosh!

{a picture of your siblings}
Lisa, Greg & Jeff- I'm the baby by at least 13 years!

{a picture you've never posted on your blog before}
at the pumpkin patch 2010

{a picture of people who knew you then AND now}

Leigh, Steph and Amber 2007ish?

{a picture of your favorite place}
THE south

{a person you can tell anything}

my big sis Lisa

{a picture of your everyday life}
surgerizing...well not EVERY day but pretty often

{a picture from a place you love}
Our honeymoon to Jackson Hole, Wyoming- us at Grand Teton National Park (2009)

{a picture that reminds you of great times}
1) when the Hubbs & I first started dating 2) College/Grad school days!!!

{a picture of someone you miss}
my momma...don't get to see her nearly enough :(

 {a picture of one of your favorite foods}
speaking of Memphis- Charles Vergo's Rendezvous ribs- can't beat 'em!

{a picture from the best day of your life}

May 9, 2009

{a picture that always make you laugh}

funny face

{a picture of your spare time}
uh...what spare time?!

 {a photo from a great night}
October 5, 2010

 {the people that know you the best}
2006 my college friends- Leigh, Steph and also Amber

{a picture of someone you always have fun with}

ever since high school!

{a picture of your parents when they were your age}
a little older than my age now :)

 {a picture from last summer}
waiting for Caleb

{a photo of your closest friend of the opposite sex}

Pat O'Brien's New Years 2008

{a picture of your favorite vacation}
Daddy took me on a cruise to Alaska- 2004ish

{a picture of an accomplishment}
more like a miracle- I'm more proud of him than anything else I've ever done!

{a picture of your closest friend}
my bff Stephanie from college

{a picture from a photobooth}

I don't have any photobooth pictures!  Is that wierd?

{a photo that makes you smile}
my baby with his first pumpkin!

{a picture of someone that you will never let go of}

Monday, April 11, 2011

happy birthday hubbs!

This past Sunday was the Hubby's birthday!

We didn't go crazy but we did have a nice day on the boat

dinner at his parents

and finished the night off with his special request:

Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake from Southern Living March 2011

Chester watched while it cooked

Of course we had to take a bath to rinse off all of the sunscreen:

We've also gotten really good at eating our feet...
with our new tooth!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

project: sista' slate the coffee table

So...we've been looking for a coffee table...
hubby found a lot that would do...
I found a lot I hated to spend more than $50 on (which were all over $250)...
and we found one that we both agreed we were in LOVE with...
kinda like this one which is a little bit like this one:
from here

for $1400.

...we didn't buy it.

So we did what we always do when we can't reach a decision...
ignore the issue.

Then this came...

and because our existing coffee table had two glass panels on top we decided that we couldn't ignore the coffee table quest for much longer.

But to spend a few hundred dollars on something that will in the next few years probably see a lot of this,


and this...

is not my idea of a good time.

So...we improvised!

We had to paint it because as I previously mentioned...Kane ate a leg and a few corners of the table when he was a young whipper-snapper.
We removed the glass panels and were left with this:

Next, we sanded the wood down and painted Behr's Pebble Stone.

Then we had a piece of plywood cut to size and screwed it into the wooden frame,
afterward we spent f-o-r-e-v-e-r figuring out how to arrange the slate tiles...
We got our measurements wrong and were left with about 3 extra inches of tile with no table top to put it on...uh oh!

So off to Home wait Lowe' have the tile cut with a wet saw!
<they are much much MUCH more helpful at Lowe's>

But in the end it turned out even better because we arranged the tile diagonally- always more appealing to the eye!

don't you agree?

So we adhered the tiles...

then added the grout...
We thought we could stop here.

But no...apparently natural stone tile should be sealed?
who knew?

So we applied sealer...and again...and again.

And alas, still we were not finished...
the top looks great but the legs and sides...
just too fresh and to clean, clean, clean...

So out came the sand paper!
And out came the glaze!

And here is the final result!!!
<please excuse the poor lighting...and dirty house...and inconsiderate doggies, who are always weaseling their ways into pictures and leaving their toys sitting around the dirty house...>

We really like it!

Next...the end tables!

Added bonus...I have the left over slate pieces to put at the bottom of my potted plants now!  (to help with drainage and I don't have to steal gravel from our driveway anymore!)

my Momma came to visit last weekend!!!