Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lemon Vinegar Spritz :Clean:

Blogging from my phone since our W.  Weeksi is still down and .  Hourst expected to be back.  Dap uheroesSunday *attempting not to even think about it right now* Things have been crazy busy over here and I have definitely neglected my little blog. I'll be up early to get the movers over to the old house to pick up our really heavy furniture; Our dressers are made from really old, heavy wood and they are gorgeous but RIDICULOUS to move around even a couple inches much less up and down stairs! Once our dressers are here, I can FINALLY put away all these damn drawers I have sitting around throughout my new digs!!

I did get a chance to make a lil something-something today...It's an easy way to jazz up some boring ol' vinegar!! I use vinegar in a spray bottle to clean EVERYTHING. Especially surfaces that my children touch on a daily basis, you know, countertops, dining room otable, bathroom sink..etc... It's cheap and non-toxic - what more could you need? Now I don't mind the smell (it reminds me of coloring eggs for Easter) certain love bugs in my house run around saying, "Whaaaaat is that smell?!" Or "OMG What are you cooking?!" After I go on a cleaning spree. Silly man and kids.

I found a kickass DIY on One Good Thing by Jillee and I decided to try it out.

I bought a bunch of lemons and limes the other day with the intention of doing some fruit infusions to up my water intake. Well when I realized that they were shriveling up faster than I could consume them I figured it was time to put them to good use!

Chop the peel, throw it in a jar, add vinegar, let it sit. 
Now Jillee said she let it sit for 2 Weeks...I'm lucky to last 2 hours. Perhaps I'll give it 2 days. 

HappyCleaning!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Obsessedfest :New House Edition:

Okay, Okay – So I am tardy for the party again. My life this week has been boxes, packing tape and vinegar. As I mentioned in my last post, we are moving and I am so in love with our house I can’t hardly stand it!

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I am so excited to linkup with Mandi from helloJAXON again – I love her blog and her style – You can tell from her blog that she is one cool chick who is more than likely a freakin’ blast to hang out with! I also love seeing her little guy grow up…he is just a month younger than my little Olivia and he is a peanut!

Now onto my list – I, like many, love decorating and making my home cozy, comfy and pretty so since I am knee-deep in foam peanuts, I decided to make my Obsessedfest list all about my new digs!

Here we go:

1) My New Backyard!

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Fenced in with a built-in grill and a hot tub? Holla! Next spring I am plotting on slapping a little paint on the hot tub to freshen it up, as well as the grill. The grill looks like a bigger version of the kind you would find at a campground or beach so all we need is a couple of beer holders and the Officer and I can get our grill on! I am so excited to have a nice, open space for the kids to run around, do sidewalk chalk, go on adventures!!

2) My New Mantel & Fireplace

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Can I get a HELLS YEAH??!! I can’t get my fall décor up there fast enough!! Fall leaf garland wrapped with white lights swirled between yummy fall candle and our family picture frames…ahhhhhh!! Then our stockings? Ugh I love it!! I don’t even care if we ever have a fire in the damn thing!

3) My New Kitchen

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(don’t be intimidated by my awesome attempt at planning my kitchen out using Microsoft Paint…yeah I know I’m a total badass)

While it isn’t a big kitchen, it is more than enough for me! We have more counter space, more storage space, a new sink, gas stove and a glass door cabinet that I have NO idea what to put inside of it so that it looks nice and organized. I have been browsing Pinterest for ideas on what to do with that cabinet and the best pictures usually have bright, colorful dishes displayed…or all one color or tone. While I don’t plan on buying all new dishes, I know that this cabinet will either make or break the whole kitchen (for me at least) so I have to come up with something pretty looking and pretty cheap!

4) Hardwood Floors!!!

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I will RUN, not walk, to buy new Swiffer pads and I don’t even care who judges my excitement!! My last two houses have had some weird textured vinyl flooring that was a bitch to use the Swiffer on so usually I would just skip it but I’m ready to bring it back!! Each bedroom has wood floors so I may just keep that sucker upstairs for easier cleaning especially since the kitchen is usually a vacuum kind of job, you damn crumbs. 

5) New Foyer and Banister

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I love the dark wood and thick, cushy carpeting! The walls are a neutral chocolate milk color that is the absolute best! I love neutrals! The main entrance for us will be the side door but the front door leads out to a kick ass front porch…which leads me to…

6) New kick ass front porch!!

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and it comes with a swing! The porch is huge and screams ‘front stooping nights with the Officer and a few beers’!! All it needs is a good cleaning and a cooler and we are set! We are also going to add a baby gate so we can let the wild monkey run free on the porch!

Dear Front Door, Don’t worry my friend…You will soon be adorned with some beautiful fall décor, hay bales, pumpkins and my favorite Country Pumpkin sign! <3, Me

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And finally….

7)  My kick ass bathroom!!

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The blue tile looks kind of obnoxious in pictures but I assure you, it is not obnoxious at all. It is what I like to call a “happy” blue…The kind of color you see and you instantly become cheerful and your mood brightens. The walls also have the same neutral chocolate milk color as the foyer/living room does. There is also new(er) floor tiling and a huge counter top and plenty of storage!

 

Well there you have it! Our new house. I can’t say it enough – I am in LOVE!

Goodnight!

Morgan Smile

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Friday 10 :Linkup:

Week #2 for Linkup’s is here!

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Favorite Movies? Easy peasy! Here we go – Countdown style…

#10: The Bond’s (Daniel Craig editions) – Um spy sh*t and Daniel Craig’s rearview. Yes please.

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#9: The Bourne’s – Um spy sh*t and Matt Damon. Yes please.

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#8: Sweet Home Alabama – Because I need at lease 1 chick flick on here. lol

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#7: The Departed – Mark Walberg being a total dick alone is reason for me loving this movie.

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#6: Date Night – The first movie the Officer and I ever watched in a theater – and Mark Walberg shirtless.

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#5: Transformers 1,2 & 3 – The reasons why Shia LaBeouf was born.

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#4: Wreck-It Ralph – Favorite Disney movie ever! It is such a cute movie and I love that I know all the actor’s voices!

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#3: Stepbrothers – Will Ferrell and awesome quotes to last a lifetime…need I say more?

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#2: Talladega Nights: If ya ain’t first, you’re last Ricky Bobby!

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#1: Ironman – I joke that Tony Stark is Olivia’s real dad. He just might be – she is a cooper jumping ninja after all. RDJ’s deliciousness alone is reason to make him #1.

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In other news…Has it really been an entire week since I have posted? Holy moly! Where did the time go?

Well I am super excited to announce that we are M.O.V.I.N.G! And get the keys tomorrow!! My kids finally get a kick ass backyard to play in (right now we live on a corner lot and the garage is where the backyard should be…the only yard we really have is a side yard which due to traffic and people’s INABILITY to keep themselves and their vehicles off of our property, is a death trap)

We do the walk through tomorrow and I have my camera all ready and waiting! Second to the big backyard, my excitement is beaming over our new mantle!! I instantly imagined what my fall décor would look like all over that perfect stone…Not to mention our stockings come Christmas!

I scheduled the movers to be here on the 21st of August so that will be our first official night sleeping over so I need to get busy planning, packing and moving our small stuff on over. I want to keep this move nice and organized so it is not a complete clusterf*ck like our last move *shudders in disgust*

Be back tomorrow!