Happy Valentine's Day

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our kitchen is the in process of being dismantled for this weekend's painting project, so I'm not sure we'll have a fancy Valentine's Day dinner this year.

A few weeks ago, I heard a song on the radio by Matthew West called, "Wouldn't Change a Thing" and loved the lyrics to the chorus:

And I wouldn't change a thing
It's perfectly imperfect
So crazy but it's worth it
And I'm wrapped around you like this ring
And something tells me that even if I could I wouldn't change a thing


New York City

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Adam and I spent the weekend celebrating my 26th birthday/graduation in New York City. When we woke up yesterday morning and saw the snow falling in Delaware, we were a bit worried about driving the 2+ hours to NYC, but it turned out that the roads were just wet and by the time we arrived at our hotel, the snow had stopped. Our hotel was in the perfect location, so we checked in and walked around people watching for a few hours before it was time to get ready for the evening.


We were able to meet up with for drinks with Adam's Uncle Tom and Bryan who had also managed to snag us tickets to Wicked. Considering we hadn't seen them since our wedding, an hour wasn't enough time to catch up, but unfortunately, we had dinner plans! We met my college roommate Toni and her boyfriend for dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant near the theatre.

After dinner, we headed over to the show and realized that our seats were in the very center of the theater about twenty rows up....I seriously thought I had died and gone to heaven. The show was AMAZING! I was glued to the stage the entire time, and when it was over, I was very sad to leave. When we came out, it was snowing again and we were really tired after our long day, so we decided to walk back to the hotel.

This morning was spent enjoying a nice breakfast and a little bit more walking before we headed home to Delaware. The weekend was wonderful and I don't think I could have gotten a more perfect present!


Lamp Makeover

Saturday, February 11, 2012

When we moved into our house and started doing projects, we began changing many of the fixtures to oil rubbed bronze. Unfortunately, this little lamp no longer fit in. I still loved the details on the lamp and let's face it, nice new ones are expensive!

I read a lot online about oil rubbed bronze spray paint so I went over to Home Depot and picked some up. A few coats of paint and a new shade from Target and the little lamp fits right in!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Yesterday, I celebrated my 26th birthday! I had a great day complete with presents, cards, phone calls, dinner at the Melting Pot (now an annual tradition) and my favorite chocolate cake with pink frosting made from scratch by Adam. This weekend, we have plans to head to New York City to see Wicked and celebrate some more. Overall, I'd say I'm a pretty lucky girl.

Remember last year when I set two goals for this year? One was buying a house, and the other was finishing my Master's Degree. I am so happy to say that I (or we, because I couldn't have done either of those without Adam) accomplished both of those goals. Year 25 was amazing, exciting and full of new experiences, and I hope 26 is just as wonderful!