Sunday, June 27, 2010

limbo, anyone??

As much as I hate summer, I love it at the same time. I guess you could call it a love/hate relationship ;p I had this gorgeous (and ridiculously hot!!) day off today, so Elisa and I made plans to go to the Wave Pool at Boyce Park. I've been a Pittsburgh resident for nearly 3 years now, but never made it there. It's a nice place! If you've never been, I suggest checking it out!

After spending a few hours in the heat and sun, I am exhausted! We laid out the majority of the time, but somehow, Elisa was able to convince me to get in the water and float around on the double raft she rented. I don't hate water, I hate being in a bathing suit in public!! I will admit though, I am glad I did, because that sun was a scorcher!

Last night was a complete BLAST! We did something a little different (okay, A LOT different) I ventured out with three of my friends for some bar roller skating. Yes, roller SKATING. Talk about throwing it back to the late 80's early 90's! It was so much fun! My feet were killing me by the end of the night! Mike and Chris wore hilarious outfits. Actually, mostly everyone that was there was wearing some sort of throwback outfit from the past. It made the atmosphere so much more fun!

We all decided that its definitely something we want to do again. Next time, I WILL be hitting up the local thrift store and finding the goofiest, and most outrageous outfit I can find!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HGTV -- for real!

So, we ended up closing on our house about a week ago, and since then, its been work work work on the house! That was our plan, though. The house itself is in pretty good condition -- it just needs some cosmetic updates. I personally do not like all white walls, so the first order of business was picking out paint colors for a few of the rooms we decided to paint. Lucky for me, I'm marrying a colorblind man, so he put his trust in my judgement and let me make the final decision :) I think I did okay!

We decided to go with a deep red for the dining room. When we initially started painting, we still had the (ugly) plum carpet down, so I was very apprehensive about the color. However, once we finished the walls and ripped up the carpet, I fell in love. I think it goes very well with the hardwood floors and the white trim. Exciting! Next, we painted the upstairs family room/ryan's "man cave", and went with a darker blue. I love it as well, and it will be paired with a darker beige carpet.

Speaking of carpet, we ordered ours, and it should be in within the next couple weeks. I'm excited! Its going to look like a whole new house in certain areas. Who would have ever thought that home improvement could be so fun??