Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bow ties on sale!

Today I added bow ties to my Etsy shop. Jack was my model. My lovely little boy. :)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Silly family photo time

This evening we were in a fit of laughter while taking some ridiculous photos on the Mac's Photo Booth. Here are some of the gems:

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Early spring

Today was very nice so we couldn't resist going outside in the afternoon. We went to the playground and then walked around the lake. Jack is getting more adorable each day. He learned the word "ducks", but he says it like Donald Duck, his k's sounding more like kh's. After a while, he started throwing a tantrum if we didn't heed his way, so it was time to leave. But I'm looking forward to more time spent outdoors with my little peanut.

Simply love.

New kitchen floors

The kitchen in our old house had a carpet from the 80s in the dining section and an equally old vinyl floor that started tearing up around the cabinetry/appliances. Having a dog did not help the carpet situation. So after getting a little tired of the dog smell emanating from the carpet, hubby and I decided to find a temporary replacement (one day, we'd like to have tile there, but until we can afford it, we needed a quick fix). So we decided to buy vinyl tiles and install them ourselves.
New floors
First, quarter rounds were removed, carpet and vinyl was torn up, and baseboards were cleaned.

Next, we made sure to fasten down any squeaky baseboards and flush out any nails that were sticking up.

The cutting, peeling & sticking was the easy part.

The room smells and looks much better. Next, we got to work on that green wall paint...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Glow Run 2013

My sister and I participated in the 5k Glow Run this Saturday.
Equipped with neon shirts, glow-sticks, and blue ribbons in tribute to Boston Marathon victims, we joined the starting line with 12,000 (!) other people from the greater Des Moines area.
I was a little nervous considering my current unfitness, but when we started shortly after 8:35pm, I was delighted by the crowd filled with various ages, shapes & sizes. Some were sprinting, others were walking, some even skipping. My sister sprinted ahead and I did a run/walk combo. I made it to the finish line in record time (for me). Then I found my sister, received my medal, and then we danced by the stage with many other brightly-clad individuals. I had fun and am looking forward to another one of these. It really motivated me to work on my running. I would love to run the entire thing one day (or at least keep up with my little sister).