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Friday, September 24, 2010

Bucket List for Fall

Fall is one of my favorite seasons and I just love everything that comes along with it: beautiful leaves, apple cider, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin ice cream, and of course the crisp weather. This fall I want to take advantage of living in this area and do fall activities. Here is my short bucket list for this fall:
  • Go to a pumpkin patch to get our pumpkin.
  • Go apple picking and make a fresh apple pie.
  • Hike to Mcafee's Knob:
  • Go camping (I've only been once and Joe has never been!) -- it's probably the only time that Joe would consider it, since he is hot natured.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Christmas came early...well, kinda

This year for Christmas I decided to put everyone's money together and buy a {nice} camera. Last night I was browsing d5000's on several websites (because this is now a hobby of mine) and I came across one site that had it on sale.

Joe and I decided to go ahead and purchase it but with one stipulation -- It remains in its package until Christmas. We will be going home the middle of October and will take it with us to keep there until Christmas, we decided it would be best =) Joe is picking it up this evening at the store and it is going to be SO hard controlling my urge to rip open that box. Christmas morning will be even more exciting, right? At least that's what I keep telling myself!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Spray Paint Take 2

I had spray paint left over from my vase project, so I started looking around my apartment to see what would be my next victim. I noticed this boring flower pot right away (forgot to take a before pic) and thought that my lime green paint would bring it to life! So I applied the primer. . .

And look how it came to life instantly!

Now I know I don't have any flowers in it yet (because i kill them) but I think it looks great on our outdoor bistro table.

Gaga for Gaga

So this past Wednesday (Sept. 8th) I had the chance to go to the Lady Gaga concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. The best part was that two of my bff's from high school came too!! Here we are on the car ride.

The one the only, Lady Gaga!!

A fan gave her this UVA shirt to wear and she was a good sport and put it on. She made it clear that she normally doesn't wear t-shirts.

It was a GREAT concert and if she is ever in your area GO! She changed outfits almost 20 times and not to mention the dancing, stage scenes, and special effects.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Yard Sale Find

This past Saturday I did something I normally don't do: A. I got up at 6:30 and B. I went to yard sales! I found this vase (for only $3) and thought it would look great in our living room because we have green accents all around. The only problem was that it was more of a sage green and the greens I use are brighter.

The first thing I thought of was SPRAY PAINT (Thank you Amanda! Check out her blog). So I headed to Lowe's and found the same color green as my accent pillows!

I also bought primer because being a rookie at spray painting, I wasn't sure if I would need it. So 1st step was priming the beaut:

Then I turned the vase upside down to start applying the pretty green!

And here is the finished product, I couldn't believe how exact the color was to my pillows (I already had the reeds to go inside):