Sunday, September 14, 2008

A new look

We decided it was time to update the look of our apartment since we'll be staying here for at least a few more years. Little did we know that painting takes forever...especially when you've never done it before and don't have a clue what you're doing. We thought we were embarking on a 1 day project, but it quickly turned into 4 days of work, 3 trips to Home Depot, 1 trip to a paint store, and 1 trip to a hardware store. We are definitely pleased with how it turned out and everyone who's seen it says that it looks so "homey". Check it out!

Our accent wall in the dining room is an eggplant color. We love it! The far wall is kind of a khaki color.


The wall on the left and the far wall are the same khaki color. The wall on the right is a pale yellow (a little lighter than I would've liked). It's hard to see the difference with our very poor lighting. Better lighting is next on our home improvement list!

We painted 2 walls in the bedroom the same khaki from the main room. Then we decided to be really bold and paint a red stripe at the top of one wall. We really like how it turned out! We also love the new curtain scarf we found for REALLY cheap at Target. It makes the big ugly window a little less ugly.

Again, it's difficult to see the difference in color, but the living room wall on the left is yellow, then the eggplant wall, then the khaki wall with brown curtains.

We're so glad it's all done!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Los Cabos Vacation II

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Hey all! We're back from a beautiful week in Los Cabos, Mexico. When we arrived, there were hardly even any signs that a tropical storm had been there the day before. The weather was sunshine (very hot sunshine) and blue skies the whole week. Highlights from the trip include: eating lots of seafood (salmon, mahi mahi, tuna, shrimp, scallops, eel, octopus, squid...), sitting by the pool with our drinks and our novels, sitting on our balcony with our robes and our coffee in the morning, karaoke night, and taking a glass-bottom boat trip out to the "arch" (the Cabo landmark at the division between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean). To cap it all off, we got up to watch a beautiful sunrise on our last morning there. Below is a little slideshow chronicle of all of that! Enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Los Cabos Vacation

Hey all! We're back from a beautiful week in Los Cabos, Mexico. When we arrived, there were hardly even any signs that a tropical storm had been there the day before. The weather was sunshine (very hot sunshine) and blue skies the whole week. Highlights from the trip include: eating lots of seafood (salmon, mahi mahi, tuna, shrimp, scallops, eel, octopus, squid...), sitting by the pool with our drinks and our novels, sitting on our balcony with our robes and our coffee in the morning, karaoke night, and taking a glass-bottom boat trip out to the "arch" (the Cabo landmark at the division between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean). To cap it all off, we got up to watch a beautiful sunrise on our last morning there. Here is a little slideshow chronicle of all of that! Enjoy!