Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Technical Difficulties

I have a post written for today with a picture and blogger has frozen up and won't let me upload any pics to any posts.  Super frustrating.  Stay tuned tomorrow when hopefully it will be fixed!!
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Gatlinburg Trip

Our parents are awesome.  They believe it's important for my husband and I have to alone time.  We think they have the right idea!  Because of this, we got to spend 3 days/2 nights in Gatlinburg, TN last week.  We got a steal on the hotel and the weather was as close to perfect for February as you could possibly get.  We relaxed, spent some time in the Smoky Mountains and toured a few wineries.  It was such a nice time.  I got a lot of cool pictures with the new camera I got for Christmas.  It was overcast one minute and sunny the next which I was loving.  Prepare for picture overload!

It's such a beautiful place and I'm glad we got to spend a few peaceful days here!

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Ikea Basement Organization

I showed you our basement playroom in all it's messy glory a couple weeks ago. Here's a reminder.

I've been talking about going to IKEA since January to get items to organize it. Well folks, it finally happened. Saturday we made it up to Cincinnati to IKEA!! We stopped off at Boston Market on the way and it was so good. Wish we had one of those locally. Heck, I wish we had an IKEA locally too!

I had a list before we went and we actually got everything on the list and then some. I'm sure that happens to everyone, right? I wanted either one long or two short tables and two chairs, some sort of organizational compartment and picture frames. Check, check, check and check. I was also on the lookout for shelves and a basket to finish off my bathroom makeover. Got those too.

 We were working with black and red to begin with so the table/chair options worked in our favor. As much as I'd like to bring a more cozy feel to the basement with color, it's just not going to happen. Someone worked super hard on these stripes and unless David Bromstad or Candice Olsen show up to give us a basement makeover, I'm not changing it.

We still have some rearranging to do with the furniture and tv, but other than that, I'm totally satisfied with it.

Big difference!!  Love IKEA!!

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