Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday Date Night

Yesterday, we finally went on our date night that we've been planning for months, and I really mean for months! Ever since we found out the actual release date of Catching Fire, Matt said we'd go see it at Cinébistro {yay!}.

Now, for tickets at Cinébistro, they usually don't post the movie times and allow you to buy tickets for anything other than what's playing for that week or so. However, On October 23rd, for some reason I happened to jump ahead to November, just to see if they happened to already have the times for Catching Fire up...and they did! I immediately called Matt and asked if I could go ahead and buy the tickets 1) before they sold out, and 2) because our favorite seats on the end of the third row were still open! So, we've had our printout confirmation of the tickets hanging on the side of the fridge for a month making us more and more anxious and excited about seeing it!

I'm definitely not going into a full movie review at this time, because the movie just came out and I know so many people still have not seen

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Our House: The Man Cave

The Matt Man Cave is, what I consider to be, the first mostly finished room in the house. There are still plenty of things Matt would like to add to his room {and many that we are still hoping to add to the rest of the house!}, but his was the first room we painted, the second we bought furniture for {our first was our den furniture set}, and is really coming together the way Matt wants it.

Let me go off on a little tangent right now and say that I ended up HATING when we would describe our house to people, and when we'd mention the man cave, they'd interrupt and ask Matt, "you mean she's letting you have a man cave?"  Um, what's with all this "me letting him" have it? I'm fine with the fact that he has his own room to decorate how he wants and make it really him.  I also have my own room upstairs {which is much further from being finished}, so we both get our own space to decorate.  Okay, that's all of my ranting for now.

Monday, November 18, 2013

DIY Chalkboard

I have had this chalkboard tutorial from one of my favorite blogs in the back of my head for so. long.

Finally, about a month or so ago, I finally found the perfect framed picture to use for my chalkboard! I was so excited--I found it at Goodwill for about $8.00

You need a picture painted on a wooden surface, or at least with a wooden backing--not cardboard--so that it's sturdy enough to use as a chalkboard.  The picture that I found, the paint was pretty textured, so I painted the back of it {and I guess if I ever wanted to have this picture hanging in our house, I still have the option, haha}.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This Week I Love

Time for another post of things I love this week!  I have to admit, it was hard to not write several food related things, or several Christmas related things....Not there's anything wrong with those, I just didn't want all ten things to be food related {at least for now! haha}.

1. Hot Chocolate! I've always enjoyed a nice cup love having a Keurig?} of Hot Chocolate, but I had really been looking forward to having some once we were into Fall. However, with unusually warm weather we've had, I never felt like drinking it.  But, one day last week, I was doing some stuff around the house, and just decided it was time to have some! I put in one of the Swiss Miss K-Cups I got for my birthday, and had it within seconds! {Can I just say how much I

2. Dancing with the Stars! I am really enjoying this season! There are so many of the couples that I like on the show, that it's usually so sad to see who is voted off! One of my all-time favorite dances from this season

Monday, November 11, 2013

Baby Brayden

I have been looking forward to taking these pictures so much!! Last weekend, I got to go and meet little Brayden, when he was about two weeks old! I couldn't believe how tiny and precious he was!

Brayden's mom, Krystina, and I have been talking back and forth since last Spring! She first asked me to take her maternity pictures, so I met with her and Stephen over the summer down near Belle Isle! Now, it has occurred to me that I never shared those pictures, so I'll start with a couple of those before the rest of the sweet pictures from last weekend!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Halloween 2013

I don't know how, but I would swear time is just speeding up and speeding past us so quickly! Much like last week flew by before I could sit down for five seconds and get a blog post up, Halloween approached us way too quickly, and guess who was running around on October 31st, trying to be prepared for the evening that was an hour away? Oh yeah, that was me.  As soon as I left work, I went to Target to dodge the people who were still buying Halloween candy {we've been stocked up on candy for weeks!} because we still needed pumpkin carving kits....Yeah, we started carving our pumpkins at approximately 5:15 on Halloween.  And yes, we had 2 trick-or-treaters come WHILE we were still carving our pumpkins!

Anyway, despite the craziness of getting our pumpkins carved within one hour and our families arriving, Halloween was great! All of our parents and Matt's grandparents came over and we got to see all of the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood.  We even met some of our