Man, oh man! Have things been suuuuuper busy around here. I know it doesn't seem like it based on the blog but trust me, behind the scenes it's a flurry of activity. Mmmmm flurries... - it's also incredibly, incredibly hot here in the Midwest and it's starting to take its toll on my brain.
Meep, moop, brain melting. <-- See what I mean?
Well, something is better than nothing so I thought I would give you a very speedy catch-up on what's been going on around these parts the past week or so.
First off, our third anniversary was a huge success!
Conan made me the most beautiful card. Stand back folks, because I'm about to gush.
He is just so darn talented and sweet and thoughtful and I could go on but in the interest of time, I won't.
It was our "leather" anniversary and bless his little heart, he had been stalking Craigslist for weeks trying to find me a Chesterfield (my dream couch - I know, I have a couch problem). He couldn't find one so he drew one instead. It's for the best, we don't need anymore couches.
He also got me my very favorite flower in the world, a hydrangea. Can you believe that color? Gorgeous!
We went to this nice Italian place we'd been meaning to try and had some gelato afterwards. It was basically perfect.
And a nice little surprise? The Folio Society saw that it was our anniversary on the tweeter and sent us a really awesome copy of Shakespeare's Sonnets. I was tickled when I came home and found the box waiting for me. It will always be a special reminder of this anniversary and it looks right at home on our shelves.
Alright, now on to house stuff.
Many moons ago, Conan got this table for free from a Barnes and Noble and while he got his art degree, it sat in his studio. Ever since then? It's been in his dad's shed. Well, we finally decided it was time to go and get it. This picture really doesn't do the length justice (it's about eight feet). Our old table was part of a set my mom got a garage sale a few years ago and even though it wasn't a bad table, it wasn't as sturdy as I would have liked and it couldn't fit all of our families around it on holidays. Needless to say, that won't be a problem with this one. Now I just need to figure out if I want to stain it or paint it and what to do with this mish mash chair situation. Thoughts?
My dad came up earlier this week, walked in the door and said, "We're painting your fence today." So, there was that. I kid. It was very nice of him to come and *ahem* force me to do something I had been putting off for oh, two years now. But seriously, it looks ONE MILLION times better and brighter with a fresh coat on it.
Lastly, as part of my "We're going to have a grown up bedroom, dang it!" initiative I upholstered a headboard. Well, I should say, I upholstered it poorly and then my mom helped me take it all apart and do it over again much, much better. That's right. I did such a bad job that we had to take it apart and do it AGAIN. Whatever, it looks nice and that's all that matters. I took lots of pictures of the process and I'll do a separate post just about the bedroom at a later date.
Oh, a couple more things.
We've been invited to be in This Old House again.
They're sending a photographer and stylist out sometime in the next week to snap a few pics and such. I'm trying to pretend that this is NBD so my head doesn't shoot off into space as a result of trying to prepare for them to get here. Eeks.
We're very excited to see what they come up with and to soak up some free styling tips from a pro.
The best thing.
The coolest thing.
I can't say.