Knowing someone for ten years, you learn their likes and dislikes. Being married five years, you learn about what matters in life and what doesn’t. I talked about our first wedding anniversary dinner, our second being on a trip to LA, and don’t even remember our third. Last year we went out to Hapa Grill with MH and pigged out on sushi.
Five is a special number, though. And we had a plan. We decided in the spirit of just how freaking outdoorsy we’ve become, to go camping for our anniversary. Us, a hike, a tent. Aw.
But, nooooo way was that going to happen this Memorial Day weekend!
All we can do is laugh and be thankful we chose to postpone the great outdoors trip based on the weather reports.
Every little thing I work on has been kind of fun and funny, but I love what it does for the house. MK is doing all that super hard has-to-be-done stuff that you can’t really see, but that makes the house work.
I’m all for making things pretty.
I painted some small pictures with colors from the house for the guest bathroom. Stencils blow.
I also made us a custom headboard. Showing people where you sleep is creepy. Oh well. The picture might not look like much, but that is plywood with 2″ thick foam ($) and then batting and then fabric. I decided against the insane criss cross pattern MK wanted and went more simple with my decorative design. Our master bedroom is starting to look pimped out!
If you have ever wanted to try this, google “Custom Headboard” and go nuts. It’s idiot proof- I did it!
I loved this copyblogger article that reminds you how much you need to pay attention to detail and make a dramatic statement to make someone care about you.
How about instead of blogging every day – which used to be a litmus test for success – if you can’t do that, you just do something great once in a while? No one really sticks to the daily method if they are awesome – there is just too much going on in life to find the time, if this isn’t your full-time thing. Right?
I tried Friday Fives for two years, Whatever Wednesday ONCE, and tried all this other garbage to reignite the flames here – a new hobby (the cooking crap), teaching about what I know (the yoga crap), the laziest method ever (camera phone photo crap). It’s not working. I just have to do what I best. Stop by when I need to share!
Last weekend in Vegas, in fact, it was SO awesome I couldn’t even concentrate on looking at my phone to tweet something about how awesome it was. I was too busy loving the moment to get away from it to get online. And it felt good. I felt that way at SXSW too. I wanted to be the guy NOT needing to look at his phone. And I felt like I kept it check. And all my friends did too.
Oh, here’s the article for you to check out.
This leads me to wonder if I should try Tumblr – any thoughts? Lately I’m thinking more along the lines of in response to other sites and articles, so it’d be great to just put up a link and my quick thoughts on it.
This space shouldn’t be a burden to bear, so maybe I need to down size. Is that what a move from this blog to Tumblr would be?
And in closing, a picture of all my friends in moustaches:
I’ve finally been getting to do some house projects that don’t “have to be done” but that are to make the place look nice. MK’s rule was stuff that “HAD to be done” first. I guess it’s fair that we make the place warm and safe before we decorate.
But I’m a girl! I want to make it look pretty!
We spent more time arguing over the cost of new throw pillows for the living room than most people spend on life insurance policies. I had four pillows – two blue and brown, two green striped, that made no sense. But they did cost money. And so no buying new pillows when we had working pillows.
MK wanted me to MAKE pillows. He doesn’t understand that after all is said and done, it probably cost as much as new pillows, but I went to the store, bought all the necessary equipment, read the internet 100 times, and in two days, sewed ALL BY MYSELF some new pillow covers. And they rule.
They tie the whole entire room together, and the whole entire room is complete. We wall mounted the TV and finished all the trim. Yay!
The pillows came out SEW well that now I’m looking for other sh*t to craft. Like, anything. MK’s trying to reel me in. I want to SEW and stitch and measure and create! Watch out, or I’m gonna start making everyone quilts.
And no one likes homemade quilts.
Sometimes there’s a limit to your cooking and your desire to make a meal. I’ve been grilling a lot and have enjoyed making a few different things, none too picture worthy.
It helps to have amazing friends and family! I was spoiled all weekend – first treated to dinner at Westgate Grill, the picture shows half of our appetizers. I had a steak at Butcher’s the next night with my Great Uncle and Aunt. Then Sunday we got cooked amazing lamp kabobs. I should have taken pictures of everything, it was all too delicious!
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What a little prayer! Even without kids I can appreciate the humor (and truth), not to mention continue my love affair with all things Tiny Fey. Brilliant in spite of the horrible SNL last Saturday. Is it too late to be her when I grow up?
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My favorite of all the cooking is the quick and easy that tastes like more than a grilled cheese. Some quick is just too lame. I’m not going to advertise that I cook Hamburger Helper, even if I do.
Some of these recipes, though, are awesome.
One was nothing more than Udon noodles, Sriracha, and vegetable soup mix. Boil some water, make a meal. Nice.
One was a McCormick package called Recipe Inspirations, where they give you all the spices you need to make the meal in the right measurements. Talk about smart inventions. Wish I had thought of it. I made the Apple and Sage pork chops, and I’m pretty sure it was the best easy meal I’ve ever had.
The other picture is a mashed potato taco from Sam the Cooking Guy. Which I could eat every day for the rest of my life. Corn tortilla. Mashed potato. Toppings. Yum!!