So I got four photos taken. I guess that’s better than none!
So I got four photos taken. I guess that’s better than none!
The chairs below belonged to my great grandmother on my mom’s side. My grandmother brought them to Arizona from Pennsylvania in the 50s when they moved and they’ve been sitting in their house ever since. Well, now that my grandmother is no longer with us and my grandfather is getting older, my mom is trying to clear out their house to make things easier when he passes away. My mom has been looking for someone to take the parlor set off her hands since there are so many pieces and she asked me if I was interested in having a couple. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to keep them in the family (I think my mom was just going to give them to Goodwill!) so I took two of them. My mom had them reupholstered and I think the restoration came out really well. They are currently sitting in my living room. I’m not sure if that’s where they’ll stay or if they’ll find a home in the library or guest bedroom. They don’t really “go” with any of my current decor but that’s not always a bad thing. Anyone have any thoughts?
Here are my 12 of 12 photos for March. We went to Las Vegas for my cousin’s birthday. Needless to say, these photos could have been insane but I was more interested in drinking than photo taking. Oh well! Here they are…
Packing up the crates. The dogs were going to spend the weekend with my sister.
This is our library! We just put it together last week. It’s definitely coming along!
Traffic on our way out of PHX was heavier than I expected. The construction didn’t help.
Our friends Hollie and Paige. What a beautiful photo!
This part of the drive is designated as the Joshua Tree Scenic Highway. Too bad I didn’t get any photos of Joshua trees.
Mike took this excellent photo as we were slowly heading towards Hoover Dam. 1.5 hours just to get to the checkpoint. Yuck.
Once they finish up this bridge, the trip to Vegas will be speedy!
The view from our room in The Fitzgerald Hotel and Casino on Freemont Street.
Mike is relaxing before we head down to get our drink on.
My friend Hollie brought her baby on the trip, a bottle of Jack. She didn’t even crack it open the entire trip!
Mike played this big slot machine in the NYNY Hotel and Casino. The electronic sign is laughing.
Hollie and I at the Nine Fine Irishmen pub in the NYNY Hotel and Casino. I love this place but it is soo expensive. We were already drunk from our adventures in downtown Las Vegas so that helped with the tab at this joint.
There you have it, the 12th of March in Las Vegas, NV.
I know it’s a bit late (a huge understatement) but here are my photos for January’s 12 of 12.
What is 12 of 12? Find out here.
Coffee and Texting first thing in the morning. What could be better?
The new house – the front yard still needs a bit of work.
Some douche decided to hit my car in the Lowe’s parking lot. The damage isn’t too bad.
The new fridge! Isn’t it pretty?
The new washer and dryer. They are wonderful!
The living room. Since the backyard hasn’t been installed yet, a sheet needs to protect the couch from dusty doggie prints.
The infamous “before” shot of the backyard. Hopefully you’ll see a dramatic change by 2/12/10.
We went to IKEA and bought the shorter dresser to compliment the taller one. They fit perfectly in the master.
This is the office, before we did massive work on it this past weekend. It’s 10x better now.
This is going to be the library/media/game room. Why have all your dvds in th living room when they can be neatly stored here?
I was at home waiting for something (I can’t recall at the moment) so I decided to check on the funds left in my Starbucks card. Empty.
I decided to have lunch at Johnny Rockets before getting back to the office. It was good! I still have yet to go to the Yogurtland next door though.
There’s my 12 of 12 for January 2010. Very house centric but I think it was a pretty good set. Hopefully you’ll see some amazing changes by the 12 of 12 for February.
It’s amazing to look back and see what all happened in the 2000s. It’s already over!? Wow.
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I had my house inspected on Saturday. Glad to report that there isn’t anything major wrong with the house that would keep me from going through with the deal. Below are some photos I took of the place on Saturday. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the loan process goes through quickly so I can get moved in!
This is the neighborhood (the part that is finished at least. At the end of this street, the city of Phoenix is putting in a park. How nice.
The front of the house. The landscaping needs work.
The front door/entry way.
The dining room.
Looking into the kitchen from the living room.
The living room from the entry way/hall.
The back corner of the living room.
The master bedroom.
Looking into the master bathroom from the bedroom.
The covered patio in the back.
Looking out from the patio (I know, so much work to be done).
The rest of the back yard. Beezus and Olive will have so much fun!
There you have it. A small tour around the new place. Once everything has been moved in and settled, I’ll post some new pictures. Also, now that there is an actual guest room, visitors are encouraged. :)
Here’s how my Monday went down for this months 12 of 12.
I’m trying out a new way to style my hair. I’m not sold on it yet.
My Monday is surprisingly light, but who schedules meetings during lunch!?
I had to do some shopping for the new dog coming on Saturday.
It was a beautiful fall day in Phoenix. You really should come visit.
The shopping continued. Only wholesome food for man’s best friend.
Olive in her new collar. I don’t like it. She’s getting a new, new one.
Heading up to north central Phoenix to help a friend build IKEA furniture. The is our most scenic highway in the city.
Heading West into the setting sun.
A beautiful Arizona sunset!
Perfect weather!! Look at that temperature.
Whoa! More boxes than I expected.
The fruits of my labor!
I hope you enjoyed this month’s edition. Come back and visit soon!
Okay everyone, here is my 12 of 12 for July 2009. Follow the link above if you’re not sure what 12 of 12 is and please enjoy this month’s entry.
Summer has officially arrived. :(
One of my favorite buildings downtown – Wyndham Hotel
The newest building to go up downtown as part of CityScape. I love the cloud reflections!
Slowly making my way to my final destination. Yes, I’m walking in this heat!
With new light rail comes new street signs. Really? Is this something people need to be reminded of?
Finally made it!
Now it’s time to cool off! :) Beer is cheaper outside the park so we ate at Slider’s next door.
My sister going up the escalator. She looks happy.
Erin and Megan are enjoying the game.
The view from our seats, not too bad.
The massive score board.
After the game I snap this picture of the BofA building and some more cloud reflections.
That’s my 12 of 12 for this month. I almost forgot all about it until I received a text message on my way to the game. Thank goodness I had my camera
Okay everyone, here is my 12 of 12 for June 2009. Follow the link above if you’re not sure what 12 of 12 is and please enjoy this month’s entry.
Look at that temperature! Beautiful!
What I do when I’m bored at work. I love my iGoogle page. Amazingly enough, I can read my Gmail from this page and it’s not blocked.
We had some milage issues with a customer and I had to write down what the actual miles were. Exciting.
The green items are houses I’m going to look at tomorrow. I think it’s time for an upgrade.
Big Boy watches over my Dilbert calendar at work.
No one sits around me at work. I get to look at screens like the one pictured all day.
After work, the temperature is still pretty nice. I can’t complain when we’re normally in the low 100s.
I had to stop on my way home to get some essentials for this weekend’s baking experiment.
How can there possibly be so many different types of flour?
My attached neighbor is having their house auctioned off. I feel bad but at the same time, I’m happy. Does that make me evil? (Read some of my posts tagged with “neighbor(s)” to find out more)
I’m trying to catch up with “The Fashion Show” on Bravo.
I had to help my mom with her PC through Remote Assistance tonight. Thank goodness I have two monitors so I can multitask.
Well, that was my June 12, 2009. Hope you enjoyed the photos!
Well, I am in Flagstaff, AZ this entire week getting my house ready for the new renters (yes! we got it rented!!). My 12th of May was spent running around town getting items and working in the back yard before my sister and her husband showed up later in the afternoon to help out. Here’s how my day went.
My sleeping arrangements for the week – full size at least!
The house was painted yesterday! It’s so clean and fresh looking!
Today was going to be another day of busting my hump in the small back yard.
I had to run to the bank to close an account and transfer money.
Home Depot to pay for the carpet that is going to be installed this week.
This rose bush was the bane of my existence today. It really didn’t want to come out.
My sister arrived and we went to the nursery to buy plants! This is a lemon smelling creeping thyme plant.
This vinca is growing in the front, we’re moving a huge chunk of it to the back.
An up close look at the purple flowers this vine produces.
I was starving so we had dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings. It. Was. Good.
My sister chilling after a hard day of work! You can vaguely see her husband chilling outside on the back steps. It was a busy day for all.
My new sleeping arrangements. My sister brought a twin mattress to sleep on with her husband… Oops! So I gave up my full for the night.
Even though I was not at work, I still found it difficult to get 12 pictures. I think it was mostly because I was concerned with getting to where I needed to be at whatever time I needed to be there. I had a list and I needed to stick to it. I was able to get everything done that I wanted to on Tuesday and my luck has followed me into Wednesday. This house has been weighing on me lately and getting it ready to rent (finally) will really put me at ease. I’ll post pictures of the back yard after the full day we put into it on Wednesday soon. You won’t believe your eyes!