Sunday, October 30, 2011

Interior Updates

This weekend found the two of us doing some little home updates.  (No, unfortunately no shutters-darn it)  I came downstairs on Saturday morning to find that Chad had emptied the liquor cabinet and was installing some type of lighting inside.  (When he's bored, he finds fun projects....not sure this was on "the list" of projects, but he enjoyed it.)

Somewhat of a before shot-he had cleared out most by the time I got up
Building the shelves...yes our garage is a disaster
The big hole is the back is when we had a giant, tube TV in there-remember tube tv's?  So once he got all the lights put in there and the bottles nicely stacked, we thought, hmmm....what if we put some fabric all around it?  That might look pretty cool.....

Does this make you say, "Brown chicken, brown cow?"
So off we went to the fabric store to find some type of fun fabric for the back.  Chad wanted some type of velvet, I talked him into a faux leather, with just a slight pattern.  For about $25 we got 4 yards of fabric and went to work. 

We also wrapped the shelf that the wine glasses hang and sit on, thus making it look like the shelf that Chad built. 

It is fun, because the armoire is usually shut, but when we have people over, we can open the doors and this fun little project comes to life.  One of those funny, unexpected touches I guess.  Of course after building the shelf, we had to go to the liquor store to make sure we were adequately stocked.  My guess is we'll never blow through the liquor, but it sure is fun to have a mini ABC store in your that off with all the bottles of wine we have and we look like we should be enrolled in our local AA class.  "Hello, My name is Melissa and I love wine.....Hello Melissa"

Sunday we decided to update the great little nook/office/reading room in our bedroom.  It has been neglected and ends up just holding our junk.   Like a skirt I've been needing to get hemmed for oh, about 2 years, a ridiculous amount of paper I need to shred, just don't feel like shredding it, etc....So we pulled out the big ugly black desk chair (which I didn't get a picture of) and replaced it with this great dining chair from World Market.  I also found this great upholstered chair at WM and grabbed that as the colors all went together.  (I wanted one all over colored chair and a fun print-score!)  And I finally grabbed this awesome capiz shell pendant that I've been eyeing for about 10 months.  LOVE!  And yes, the skirt is still on the desk waiting for the tailor.....

A sort of before....boxes of chairs
That's it for the weekend interior updates.......I just want to find a small, upholstered cube/ottoman to keep in the corner next to the chair, but pull out to plop my feet on when reading upstairs.....let me know if you find any fun ones!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A great two days....

The weekend isn't over yet, but I've had a really nice day and a half so far.  Friday night I went to a fundraiser for my girlfriend's charity, The Spokes Group, and if you are looking for an amazing way to give this holiday, season, you should check it out.  For $70 one underpriveledged child gets a new bike and a helmet.  How cool is that?  Their fundraiser had a halloween theme to it, but I didn't feel like getting dressed up.  So I went as myself-a stick in the mud.  :)  Hope was going for a retro look in her purple get up and Caroline was Rachel Zoe. Cute huh!

My girlfriend brought her little girl to the event and she was the hit of the party.  Dancing away to the band was Amanda, the Pirate Princess.  She picked out her outfit...too funny.  This baby loves to dance and I love her!

Saturday I went out to Kiawah for two check outs.  This one guest left so much wine behind, so lucky me!  My wine rack is now stacked to the gills. Never have seen my wine rack full.  How long will that last? 

After the check outs, I grabbed a bike and went for a lovely bike ride.  Kiawah is so beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a prettier day.

Back at home, my girlfriend and I went and got pedicures at Lavish Nails and then dinner at a new place in West Ashley called LaFontana.   I really felt like I was transported to Italy.  Even the waiters were Italian and had names like "Roberto" and some of them were pretty smokin' hot.   Maybe I had too much wine??

Tonight Russo and I are going downtown to Theatre 99 to see my buddy Derek perform at his stand up act, Friends with Benefits.  Should be an awesome time.

Oh and I meant to share some pictures of my pumpkins.  I went to Rosebank Farms looking for two cute pumpkins.  I came home with a cool, spooky pumpkin covered in pumpkin warts and a pretty green and light orange pumpkin.  Instead of putting them outside where I'd never see them, they are inside in front of my fire place...

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! XOXOX

Monday, October 3, 2011

Crushed by the tigers

So the Clemson Tiger's totally kicked my Hokies' arse this past weekend.  It seriously was painful.  (Probably because we were in the Clemson section-won't make that mistake again.  Next time we play CU at Lane Stadium, I'll be buying the tickets)  And here I thought the rainbow was a "good omen."

We started tailgating at 6:45 AM and yeah, I know, the game wasn't until 6pm.  But you know what, the day went by really quickly.  There were only two parts I hated-Losing and then the LONG ride back to the hotel. 

The sun wasn't even awake yet!

Tailgating bagels

Bacon at 7:30 am on the grill!  Thanks Shawn

However, I had the most amazing time re-connecting with some of my college girlfriends and meeting their men.  And of course I always love seeing my JCHOKIE and her "TWO"  I love that girl to pieces...

Two is such a great guy for JCHOKIE

I also got to hang out with my "little brother" and his fiance, Michelle.  What a great time we all had.

Chad was good to me and didn't rub it in my face too badly that Clemson won.  Probably a good thing for him seeing as our 7 year anniversary was the next day.

This clan was happy!  And I guess so with a score of 23-4.  Way to go Clemson.  The Hokies won't let that happen again....