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Little Touches

12 Feb

I was able to cross off number 21 from my goals for the new year list on my one day off.

Just in case you don’t remember the last item on my new year goals list was to finish hanging our honeymoon pictures. THE pictures that have been sitting on our kitchen counter for the last two months just waiting for someone to hang them.

Luis has been spending all of his time at school or studying and will continue to do so until summer so, it was up to me!

Half way through this little project, Luis walked in from his study group and his first response was “Thank goodness you are the one attempting that”.

Thanks love!

I think the frames turned out really well.  Luis loved it too.

Oh and here was my snack before putting up the frames, yum!

Tuna with cherries and bok choy (Luis made it) over baby spinach with a side of avocado.

Next item to tackle will be to do something with that other blank wall.

Very White

20 Dec

Day number 20 and we have our dining room put together. We decided to forgo the other dining room set we had in mind because it required a much larger budget which at this moment we don’t have. Plus, we are only here for 4 years. Why put in a bunch of much money to buy things for this place?  Most likely we wouldn’t take anything from here to our next place.  Sell it all and move on.  Especially if we travel for Luis’ job in the future… okay enough dreaming, here is our dining room set up for now.

(Before)

(After)

Not a lot of color at the moment but, we have some ideas and touches to add to the area to bring in some color. That’s for later though.

We did some DIY on our book shelf to give us more room for all our wine glasses and because we can’t hang or nail anything onto our walls, the book shelf seemed like a great area to hold and display them all.  The book shelf is also a great place to add little treasures from past generations.  The owl is from my grandmother’s sister, Cutie and her personal owl collection.  She gave it to my aunt Donna, who has also passed and then given to me by my mother.

We also added another light to our dining room area right above the table since it was kinda dark.

The best part about this whole project is that we spent much less than the first budget we thought of.. actually we spent about $130! $130 includes the dining room set (table and chairs), light, light fixtures, book shelf, and two wine glass racks.  And for us college kids… it means awesomeness!

I am so glad to have unpacked the last two plastic bins that had dishes in them.  Now it feels a little more like home and I am sure Luis is super happy not to have to eat on his lap any more.