Saturday, October 30, 2010

Monday at 4:00...

In 37 short hours, you can just call me a home owner!

I haven't been blogging very much lately, let's face it. I'm a pretty busy girl.
I've had Recipe Club, went to see my girl crush Carrie Underwood. (& was definitely retweeted on a billboard!) I have found my favorite wine of all time(- thanks, Sarah for introducing us!) I went to my first Crafting&Cocktails session. Which, by the way, is one heck of a good time that might have involved breaking and entering...but, we'll talk about that later. I had a Halloween party with some of my favorite 3 year olds & I bought my appliances. Picked out counter tops, flooring and paint colors galore. I had my hair appointment and practically died my hair brown... but mainly I haven't been blogging because I am garage sale obsessed. o.b.s.e.s.s.e.d. I seem to be hitting the jackpot every single time I go. It's like a cheap glorious gift from above. Times 29.

Some of my favorite recent finds have been:
-A marvelous iron candlestick for ONE DOLLAR. (it is taller than my knee!)

-A 1920's kidney shaped writing desk. ($30-Thanks, Dad!)
-A great bookshelf ($10)
-A magazine rack ($.25)
-A door- which will soon become a headboard for my guest bedroom, like my cute friends the Crosley's had in their master bedroom. ($5)

-A fullsize bed, which(tomorrow)will become a darling bench for our front porch ($25)
-A wicker rocking chair (that desperately needs a mate.) ($5)

I could truly go on and on, but I'm sure you get the point.

I'll post some pictures tomorrow of my new bench! Happy Saturday!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Quick Update...

We are still on track to purchase our first home. (only 9 more days until closing!)
We are both so ready to get started on all of our projects for the house, and get settled enough to move in!
I have been working lots of OT at work, but at the same time my life has started to kind of settle.
I'm used to being back at home, and more than ever I feel (weirdly) like we never left.
I love my job and Dylan's job and feel SO privileged that we both do what we love and don't have to carry the burden of work at home.
I'm antsy antsy antsy to have my own kitchen again and find my self spending wayyyy too much time organizing my recipes and gearing up for cooking. Watch out, Dylan, Betty Crocker is set for return! ;)
I'm finally starting to paint our wedding plate. I'll post pictures soon!
I'm also starting our Christmas plate. Finally!

That's really all for now. I'll try and blog again tomorrow. (I know, ambitious!)

Happy Saturday!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Paper, huh...

Tomorrow is our first wedding anniversary. To celebrate we are buying each other a house. They say that you should celebrate with a gift of paper for your first anniversary, we figured that a title of a house would suffice. ;)

I think our one short year of marriage must equate to a heck of a lot more than that. We graduated college, moved out of state to pursue my husbands dream, dealt with cancer, moved back to Oklahoma for two full time jobs and now we're buying our first home that one day, we will start a family in. I'm thinking all of this isn't the norm for most newlyweds.

What I've learned in these short wonderful 12 months of marriage is that I never want to know what life is like without Dylan. This last year has taught me what true happiness is. I wake up with a smile on my face, and I go to sleep with a smile on my face. He makes every day a good day. We laugh all the time, from morning to night when we can't sleep and we play goofy games to make ourselves tired. He's my best friend and my love. What could be better? I love that it's not just my life I have to worry about anymore, it's our life. I love that we've learned to really have discussions and we know each others quirks and what makes each other tick. :) I love that we have our life together but we also have separate hobbies and friends. I admire his passion for work and his drive to succeed. I love that we have a dog that we spoil more than life itself. She's ridiculously rotten, and we wouldn't change a single thing about her. I couldn't imagine going into 2010 that this year would top last year, but I have to say it's come in pretty darn close and it's only October.

I love you Dylan Ross, thank you for giving me your name and sharing your life with me. Here's to many more years of wedded bliss!!
Love, Emily Marie