Monday, October 01, 2007


Before..... After.....

Everyone needs in their life and today I made a big change, my hair color! For all of my life I have been a blonde, at the beginning it was natural, birth to 8th grade. After that it was highlight here, a little blonde there and the cycle kept on going. It doesn't help that I have the best hair stylist ever, Cortney! :) So tonight I took the plunge and went all brown with light highlights. It's a BIG change but I was ready for something new. It's the first day of a new month and the Fall is here. It will take sometime to adjust but I love it! :)

Ray just started a new job with BestBuy and he is now in the store. He loves it so far but he is sick today. It's actually his 31st birthday! Happy Birthday Ray! :)

I hope you enjoy the pics and no I am not wearing a wig!

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Lazy saturday afternoon....

Today has been a relaxing day. We have been watching the OSU vs. Youngstown game and searching for songs to put on the iPod. I came across a website that you can find out what music is playing in popular TV ads,
So after finding this website I came across this on Heineken's ( website and I thought I would share! :)

**I had to take the video off because it was driving me crazy! :) Everytime I visited the blog it started to play! Believe me it was funny and I would recommend going to Heineken's website! :)**

Dance party! This is Melissa, Trent, Ray and me! :) Hope you get a good laugh, I have been cracking up all day!

Organizing Garden Flags

Here is an easy way to organize your decorative outdoor flags. The hanger is a pants hanger with a plastic coating. It can hold 5 flags and fits great in the hall closet! This keeps the flags organized and easy to find.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

What a Difference...

The first picture is of our house before we moved in last June (2006). The second picture is of our house just a year later (Aug 2007)! We have worked hard to make the yard look good and it has paid off! Our house was an old model so the inside is painted, wallpapered and color coordinating. The only room we painted was the "cat" room. It said meow, hiss and purr, so that had to go! We painted it a light blue color and it has white trim.
A year later is feels like home. We are excited to do more but the staff called $$ isn't coming in as fast as the ideas! :) Plans for the future: cement patio out back, finish the basement and a cabinet system for the garage!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Do it Yourself French Manicure

So last week I had given myself a manicure and used this fancy new pen that I purchased at Sephora (great makeup store at Polaris Fashion Mall, Columbus, OH). It's like a white marker! I love it!

I know that some are you are thinking that I have way too much time on my hands but I don't! I did this in three steps: clear base coat, the white pen and then I used Bubble Bath by OPI on the top. I also used a quick dry polish to have it set qucikly. This pen makes this soooo very easy! It's also a great tool to have so if you don't want to do it yourself you have something to touch up a professional french manicure. Love it!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Wow, it's been a long time!

It's been over a year since my last post. I promise to do better with this! :)

We still love our house and I will post a new picture so you can see the work we have done. I am teaching classes right now in the evening and working full-time so I have been busy! I am also planning our 10-year high school reunion. I can't believe it has been that long. Wow, how time flys!

I will keep everyone posted and I will be putting some helpful organizational/make life easier tips up in next few days. Stay tuned!