The Bravery

We saw a free concert on Main Street two weeks ago. We stink at taking pictures and being timely. It was really cold, but fun.


Dining Room And More Master Bedroom

Let’s get you caught up on things we did weeks ago so I can then catch you up on things we’re doing now!

We got a sweet counter height dining room table just like I wanted:

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It’s perfect for our small space. And it was retarded cheap, my favorite.

If you will recall (HERE) I mentioned that I painted our bedroom. I didn’t show very good pictures. And I bet you’re wondering why. Well, we had these to deal with:

Really uncool closets. So, we ripped out all the shelves and hung sliding doors from a runner on the ceiling. It was a lot of wood:

 We would have bought fancier doors, but these were on sale at ikea for 1/5 of the price of the ones I wanted. Had to. I think it looks sweet. 

Then I had to paint the inside of the closets grey, they were yellowy-orange for no good reason. Then I did the trim white. Now the whole room matches. Except for the fireplace…

We got some neon colored bed linens at ikea too, which really kicked up the room.

We then took the two mirrors I had painted out of the bathroom and put them in the living room, and got one big bathroom mirror. I love the way it looks. It feels clean and sleek. 

Here are the doors all cleaned up and in action with a glimpse of our home-made bed:

Also lately we’ve pulled out a leaky toilet (in the master) shoveled tons of snow, taught someone to ski, had a birthday, taken over a VIP lounge at Sundance, and planned my brother’s birthday trip. It’s been a busy month!!!

Newest Idea

Some of you don’t love when I just repost links, but buzzfeed has assembled a list of the 35 most ridiculous Sky Mall Items


It is funny to me since I own one of these items – no it’s not the wine glass necklace, although I think that’s genius.

I think I should buy all 35 and put them around the house. Maybe it’d get me on the Today Show…

How about you? One on there you would totally buy? Already have?

So Far Behind

The Catch 22 about having this place to tell you about everything that is going on is that when too much is going on, I can’t get here. No matter how hard I try. We’ve done a ton of stuff to the house I want to show you – even though I’ve already reached the point where I’m totally over it.

I had a birthday and company, that was fun! Then, in a surprising turn of events (maybe since she knew the house was going to be done before we invited her) MIL showed up on the doorstep less than 10 hours after our company left. In the middle of the biggest snowstorm I’ve ever seen with my own eyes. The first floor of the house is buried.

So between entertaining others – and myself (I wasn’t going to miss Sundance festivities this weekend) I am totally burnt out. And with all this epic snow, there’s no time for that. So we’re off to go ski, and if I don’t fall asleep immediately afterwards, I’ll catch you up on some stories. Thanks for hanging in there. If I can do it…

Typos And Comments

As in, thank goodness for that last post at the beginning of the week!


This Week:

  1. Was my birthday, so I was out and not posting, sorry. 
  2. We finally got a Wii, for said birthday.
  3.  A new day bed, new closet doors, new bathroom mirror, wall art.
  4. I slept maybe 4 hours a night, every night.
  5. Some unexpected company, and a ton of new snow to ski.

New Ski

DM came to visit! Not us, exactly, but it just so happened the boys planned a trip to Park City and let us hang out! I got to ski two new-to-me resorts last week, Brighton and Snowbird. They were both a ton of fun! We also got to bowl for the first time at Jupiter Bowl and eat a bunch of good food, and play a bunch of silly bar games.

It was a blast. Here’s my helmet, representing my ski resort attendance. Hopefully more to come!

DM and the bunch of boys was a fun experience. The snowboarders were all about the jumps and falls. Totally different style than what we are used to, a learning experience. They even had a helmet camera which made it all the more hilarious. I skied my first bowls at Snowbird. Pretty much blind, with the fog.

No You Don’t

I try so hard not to be too ranty around here. There are a million things I’ve learned about growing up and all that important life lessons in your twenties crap that helps me keep my lips closed way more often than I used to.


So MK and I went to Deer Valley Friday to watch the Qualifying Olympic trials – men’s and women’s aerials.

We decided while we were out to treat ourselves to a drink on Main St. It ended up being way too busy so that drink didn’t happen and we headed back to our car.

There’s this guy that is always there – same guy for the last three years – that stands on the street and tries to sell you a time share, Vegas style, with catchy phrases. “Where are you skiing tomorrow?” “Want some free lift tickets?” TB and I have always smiled politely and told the guy that we lived here. In deed, we did. Even if I was just renting. I didn’t need a time share pitch.

So same guy says same thing Friday night, and I smile and say we lived here just as nice as possible.

Some chick smoking in her Hanes sweatshirt mutters to him while I’m within earshot: “No you don’t”.

You know that thing, where something happens, and you spend the next two days thinking of what you COULD have said? I’m still doing that.

“Well, we probably don’t share the same circles, I don’t shop for clothes at WalMart.”

“How many bedrooms does that house you bought have? What, you don’t own a home here?”

“Stop smoking and go for a run.”

I wasn’t mean, I just couldn’t keep quiet though.

I said something to the effect of “Excuse me? As a matter of fact I do. Mind your business.”

But I’m still all worked up about it. At least wait til I’m out of earshot. Or how about just be nice. It takes a lot less effort. Just because we are in a small city doesn’t mean you know everyone. You certainly don’t know me, or need to concern yourself. Ugh.

Operation No Pets

What does this look like to you? A pretty nice wall?

Well, that’s because MK sealed up the doggie door! He insulated the gap and put wood in. Then I spackeled and sanded and painted. So it used to be a giant door that let cold air in. You can totally see in the pic that it isn’t perfect since the doggie door was put in all junked up. We did the quick fix but from far away since it’s on the floor you totally can’t see the little hump there. And no more cold air!

On the off chance we do ever get a pet, someone’s going to have to let it in and out.