30 Days Hath November: Day 02

Day 02: Three inspirational quotes.
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Since I’m starting late on this I only did one quote for now. This is just one that has always stuck with me because it describes me perfectly.

xoxo-Kimberly

30 Days Hath November via So Fawned

The list:
Day 01: A self-portrait.
Day 02: Three inspirational quotes.
Day 03: Something I never leave the house without.
Day 04: A friend I adore.
Day 05: Three years ago today.
Day 06: A book I’m reading.
Day 07: A song for the day.
Day 08: The last item I purchased.
Day 09: A close-up of my day.
Day 10: What I love about my job.
Day 11: Something I’ve been craving.
Day 12: Three blogs I can’t get enough of.
Day 13: Something I’m proud of.
Day 14: A favorite movie.
Day 15: Some style inspiration for the season.
Day 16: Someone who inspires me.
Day 17: My family.
Day 18: What I wore today.
Day 19: A silly self-portrait.
Day 20: A childhood anecdote.
Day 21: Something I could never tire of.
Day 22: Some place I’ve traveled.
Day 23: Eight things you didn’t know about me.
Day 24: Something that means a lot to me.
Day 25: The contents of my purse.
Day 26: Something I’m looking forward to.
Day 27: Myself, one year ago.
Day 28: A skill I’d like to learn.
Day 29: Some place I’d like to visit.
Day 30: Three wonderful things that happened this month.

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Welcome October

October has got to be one of my favorite months. This October is shaping up to be a busy one for us. We have something planned for almost every weekend the entire month. Plus I’ll be gearing up for mid terms which come the fourth week of October and I also have four papers due at the beginning of November so I’ll be working on those all month as well.

We decided to take advantage of the last calm weekend we may see in awhile and get some things done around the house. As you can see I put up the Halloween decorations.

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I wanted to try this pumpkin decoupage I had seen on the cover of Country Living but every time I went to buy the supplies my plans were thwarted by one thing or another. So I just have plain pumpkins sitting out front for now.

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Andy is using the weekend to build our new garden shed. Yay! No more wading through tools and car parts just to get to my gardening gloves at the back of the garage.

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I also baked the first pumpkin pie of the season. Yum. Perfect treat!

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Tomorrow its back to the grind. Wednesday I have a Russian History essay exam so I think I’d better spend the rest of the evening going over my notes. But hey- there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I applied for graduation this week!!

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If all goes as planned and I don’t royally screw up something then come December 9 I should be D.O.N.E!! Well, at least for now. I’m so excited. I keep thinking about all the things I’ll be able to do once my time isn’t taken up with school work. At 30 I’ll finally have my bachelors. Sounds a little depressing doesn’t it? But I’m okay with it. Life got in the way and I can’t do anything about that. But at least I never gave up and it’s finally going to pay off.

xoxo-Kimberly

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we’ve been doing stuff

Well, I thought I should get on here and do a quick update.

Andy sold his truck:

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and then we bought a new/old one. It was a fun adventure going down to Salt Lake to buy it but that’s a story for another day. This truck makes me think of my dad:
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We also bought a new gas oven, which we love! Our old oven had a glass cooktop that was cracked across the length of it and two of the burners only worked on high. So when Andy suggested we use some of the truck money to invest in a decent stove, I quickly agreed and we managed to cash in on a Labor Day sale.
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Andy and Corey have spent the last couple of nights staining the hot tub. It needed some TLC. Now we just have to decide whether to keep it or not. It’s kind of high maintenance, however it has been nice to have. Last year I even had a doctor prescribe that I sit in it for a half hour every night for two hours! Well, she said “hot bath” and I heard “hot tub.” Same diff, right?
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We also managed to get some peas and beans planted for the fall. We may have been a little late in getting it done but hopefully we’ll still get something before the first freeze:
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We’ve been enjoying our freezer meals quite a bit. It’s been very convenient and as you can see, we still have plenty more to last us a while!
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Lastly, see the dog run? Obviously we bought it thinking we would use it all the time. However, we never use it. So the plan is to sell it and put a garden shed in its place. Andy’s been drawing up plans for one that will fit all our garden paraphernalia, bikes, and possibly our camping gear. You know, so the garage can be just for manly car stuff, haha. But of course, plans for a garden shed have been added to a long list of to do’s, so it may be a while before one actually materializes.
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That’s about it for now. We’ve been busy but we’ve managed some fun time too. We went to see The Help last week and really enjoyed it. In the last month we have also fit in a bike ride, listened to our audio book, tried a new restaurant in Salt Lake, bought tickets to the X96 Big A** Show for Andy’s b-day, went on a drive to Bear Lake and ate at La Beau’s, and on Saturday we’ll be heading up to Logan to visit family.

xoxo-Kimberly

Perfect Place

Andy stained our wedding arbor the other night and put it in the garden. I thought I’d share some pictures of how it looks out there. Please ignore all the weeds- we’re working on it. A reminder of how it looked at our wedding:
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And now how it looks as a permanent addition to our home garden:

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We’re still debating whether to grow a vine on it or just frame it with sunflowers and other flowers.

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We really love the way that it turned out. It looks absolutely beautiful out there and will continue to look prettier as we add more to the landscaping in the yard. It’s definitely a work in progress and a labor of love.

xoxo-Kimberly

around the house-weekends rock

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I planted tulips last fall but couldn’t remember what color they were. I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had chosen all white blooms. I love them so much. The crazy wind storm we’ve been dealing with today has roughed them up a bit but hopefully they’ll bounce back.

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A miracle happened on Friday- Henry and Mauney jumped on the couch and snuggled down next to me, one on each side. For a minute there I thought a massive cat fight might break out right there on my lap- but they pretty much ignored each other. It was so out of the ordinary that we just had to take a picture. Henry boy was feeling a little under the weather the whole day and was suffering from both eye & nose boogies. Poor boy. He seems much better now though.

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Such a great weekend. I finally used the gift certificate that my sister & brother in law gave me for my birthday. I came home with an assortment of plants and spent Saturday afternoon getting them arranged in pots. We also managed to get our garden planted today. Andy also sanded, repainted & reinstalled the baseboards back into our bedroom. Time to move the furniture in!!

xoxo-Kimberly

Spring is in the air

Coming back to blogging is nice. I’ve had so many things that I’ve wanted to share. The sun still hasn’t decided to come out from behind the clouds and there’s still a chill in the air, but I can feel that spring is just around the corner. I have tulips popping up in the front yard!

xoxo-Kimberly