The Goal: to take and post at least one picture each day for the entire year that I'm 27.

I find that I rush through the day, to rush through the week, to get to the weekend...just to find that an entire year goes by in the blink of an eye. So, on the eve of my last day as a 26 year old I decided to make a change. I challenged myself to take the time each day and find at least one moment worth remembering, hoping that in this way I will learn to live each day for what it is. For regardless of how uniform the days may feel at a glace each one is truly unique and worth cherishing.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day 251 - Hostest whit the mostest

I saw it and I had to have it...
This cupcake stand is shiny, it spins, and it holds lots of food
For the shower I am thinking that each cup will hold three little cream puffs
I love serving displays/stands!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 250 - Well hung

The art is dry and hung up in place
Just another check on the ol "to-do" list

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 249 - So fresh & so clean

Every room...and I mean every room, is getting cleaned

And tonight the laundry room got a much needed sprucing up

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 248 - DIY Art

I painted my over sized canvas tonight
And although I am happy with how it turned out...
I also kind of feel like it could use a little more - let me show you

First, here is what it actually looks like:

But here it is with the chandelier shadow...

Wouldn't that  be cool painted on there?
I don't know if I could paint it on there and make it look right
So for now I will try hanging it just the way it is

And a detail of the part I like best...

But see...even better with a chandelier shadow!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day 247 - Just another Thursday

After a busy weekend we finally got to just sit and relax tonight
It's our last night with Mykaela and we spent it helping her catch up on the NBC shows
It felt just like one of our old "sissy, sissy, Steve" Thursday night

Oh and when we tried to catch a special girl moment on camera...
Guess what other little girl had to weasel her way in (straight to the middle of the action)

That's our Ashby...she is quit an attention brat

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Day 246 - Orange you glad I didn't say grapefruit?

Today Mykaela asked me when the grapefruit on our tree would be ripe
I told her I had no idea...and doubted they would be any good at all because of the frost we had
Plus most of them never grew very large, their color seemed a bit too light and the tree was already blooming

She was not she plucked one off the tree and cut it open
It was perfectly perfect - who would have known
So we picked...and picked...and picked

Our tree had so much more fruit on it than I would have ever guessed
We picked for an hour and probably only got half the fruit off the tree

These pictures below are the "after"...showing all of the fruit that we couldn't get too


After collecting all of the grapefruit I decided that it would be fun to squeeze it and make some juice
Oh and I finally got to put my old orange juice bottles to use...

Yup, one hour in and I had squeezed over 36 grapefruits and had three bottles of juice 
And that's when I gave up for the day...and then realized how much fruit I had left

Yikes, that's a lot of fruit to squeeze!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day 245 - Looking rough

Today I am 27 & 8 months
That means 2/3 of my 27th year has already passed
This year there have been good days and not so good days...
And unfortunately this is one of the rougher days

I'm still sick and hoping I can start feeling better for when Mykaela comes over tomorrow
Right now the biggest problem right now is that my entire face feels like it's chapped or burned
But don't worry I have Steve, Ash, and Wes helping me out with that

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Day 244 - Puffs plus what?!?!?!

It's official...I have a sinus infection and ear infection
You could say I'm quite infectious!!!
Ha-ha...or you could say I am incredibly high on medication....
And my face hurts, I can't hear and my nose is dying

But look what I have...
It looks like an ordinary box of tissues

But this is no ordinary box of tissues...

The tissues are infused with Vicks!!!
So every time I use one I can breath again for a minute
It's great!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 243 - Taking my work home...

Sorry but this is all you're getting from me tonight
Every single person in my office is sick...and sick bad!!!
I don't think I have what they have...but I do have some kind of ear infection
And it's not I took some of these and I'm off to bed

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 242 - Done, done, done!

While we are on the subject of projects that have been finished...
I need to brag about how amazing my husband Steve is...and how he finished my favorite "to-do" today
I knew the first time we saw our house that the stair handrail had to be black
And a little after a year I delved into the project (and did the smallest rail)
After not touching any of the other rails for a few weeks Steve stepped in
And sanded and painted all of the other rails until the whole thing was done!
And I am so happy!!!

So here's the good stuff...

When we bought it

After we moved in...and up until today...

And ta-da...the super amazing...absolutely wonderful AFTER!!!

Even Wes got in on the action...because we all love how good thing place is looking!!!

Thanks Steve!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 241 - Following up...

So I noticed that I am kind of bad about following up on projects that I post in the beginning stages
But never revisit once I have completed them...well today that changes
(mostly because I have nothing else to blog about) 

I finished the "progress box" for work and sent it off to California for tomorrows meeting

The box is all closed up and tied with a bow...

...when the bow is untied and the lid comes off...the sides are free... fold down allowing the design preview to open up...

...layer upon layer of material just waiting to be explored

And that's project presentation done and out and one more for next week to go