Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well... this is only a couple weeks late! I keep forgetting to get the pictures my Mom took at my Family Birthday dinner off her camera, oh well! These are so pictures of the surprise party Jordan and Avery threw for me when I got home from work! They had lots of balloons everywhere and one of my favourites, DQ Ice cream cake! Avery loves singing Happy Birthday, so it was a lot of fun to have her sing to me with Jordan! LOVE her face here, so mischievous... and she looks even crazier cause her hair is a mess! Oh my, I love this girl so much! I really don't think many 2 year olds are as funny and she is! Here is to year 26, I know it will be a good one!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Some small changes and one nice big one!

So it was my birthday this past weekend. I will do a little birthday post soon, some of the pictures are on my parents camera. It was a great weekend, basically celebrated all weekend! Jordan did a great job making it a special weekend. On Friday we went for dinner at West Ed to Earls and then a movie. In between we went and picked out my first present from Jordan, new nobs for my buffet! I've been eyeing these for a while, but since there $10 a pop I couldn't justify it! So for my birthday I got them! Jordan put them on for my birthday. I didn't take a before, but they were just brown square knobs. Not horrible... but not this pretty!

Aren't they pretty :)
My new hook :) And a few months ago I found that adorable cook book stand at Home Sense. Since my walls are dark I love accessorizing in white, look this! I holds my favourite cook book all the time!
I had some crummier hooks here that always feel off. Jordan got me these beauties from Anthropology for Christmas. So pretty hey! And they are solid, so no more hook falling off when I grab the towel off!

So this is our door off the kitchen to the back hall. I did not take a before since it was a very spontaneous project. I just decided one day I hated our front and back brown doors since they are seen from our main areas. So I decided to paint them green! I got this mirror at Home Sense and the other Anthropology hook for my oven mitts!

This was the only before I could find of the front entrance with the doors open. So you can see how horrible was for storage! We had these 2 rods sticking out from the wall. I was able to put it up with, but it made Jordan so annoyed! Whenever you would take coats out from the back the front ones would fall down! Very annoying! And there is really only one row for shoes and not much storage above the coats. Jordan thought of every solution and felt that hooks would be the best way to go. I was skeptical, but he showed me how great it could work!
Ugh! The before, hate looking at these pictures, but sort of love it cause it looks so amazing now! (Side note: look at little Avery in this picture! I cannot believe how big she is now, I'm so ready for the baby thing again!)

The beautiful handle that Jordan found online and ordered from the states. Love it!

New doors! Aren't they pretty! The most practical and really the only way we could do doors on this closet. They are very solid doors and glide very smoothly!

We will eventually do new doors, especially on this door. We will probably do something for sound proof and solid. But for now I painted this ugly brown door green (as you can tell, probably make favourite color) and replaced the ugly old sheer and rod, and made this temporary drape with a new rod. Not ideal, but works for now.

Inside before doors on with coats and boots in.

Closet before coats, boots and doors are on. I cannot brag enough about Jordan's craftsmen skills! He customizeds this whole closest, I was skeptic about the hooks because I wanted room for all our coats and for it not too look messy. But he spaced out the hooks perfectly and was able to get lots in! All the wood work was totally from scratch!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fun outting with one of my besties :)

Tara was in town with Boston visiting her family. We took the opportunity to take the kiddo's to West Ed and take advantage of free rides at Galaxy Land! Avery and I (and Avery also goes with my girlfriend Rachel who watches her when I work) go often, but this was little Boston's first time on the rides!

I haven't seen Boston for a few months now, and he has grown up so much! He so adorable, and such a curious little guy. He would get a little nervous at times, but he loves taking in all the sounds and sites! Thanks for hanging out with us Tara and Boston :)