Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Demo Derby!

So after much deliberation and hard work we have decided to stay in our house and rennovate!! We did have it on the market: listing photos here. But now we want to stay and make it our own!

So excited to go home tonight to see the progress on the fireplace demo! I know people are going to read this and think I'm totally insane for demo'ing a fireplace, normally I would agree, but this thing was MASSIVE! We calculated and estimated that we will gain about 50 square feet in the living/dining room when adding in the dead space next to it that wasn't usable. Yes, you read that correct, that's a 5-0, not a 1-5, in square footage! It also will open the living and dining room into one large "open concept" living space. We are also doing other renovations which I'll get into at a later date.

See before of massive, yet charming, yet cluttered, fireplace:

De-cluttered for demo:

Side view:

So huge:

Stay tuned for after photos!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Oh Lord!

It is Jade-ite AND it's mini!! I'm in love! Maybe someone will purchase for my b-day!? **hint*hint**

- Swiss Avenue

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Year Wrap Up!

With my birthday fast approaching I decided to look back at all the happenings of the past year.

Amazing birthday party, thanks to my hunny, in a suite at The Melrose.

October: The Rangers went to the World Series:

December: hard month, Dad had a heart attack Dec 26th. Also my puppy that I got for my 16th birthday, Kayton, passed away. Kayton is on the right, this was his last picture.

I went to NYC!! Again, amazing!

It snowed in Dallas. Enough for a few snow days at work!

I saw Lady Gaga live in concert, about 10 feet from my face.

I met Lisa Loeb!!

Riann and I took wedding engagement pictures!

The Mavs won the Championship. This is a CAKE someone sent to congratulate!

I went to California with my sisters and best friends! The view from our beach house:

Now all that's left is another birthday!!

Swiss Avenue

Friday, August 5, 2011

Engagement Party!

The count down has begun, again. Our vacation officially starts in T-minus 6 days. I cannot wait. We are flying into Spokane, Washington and driving the four hour drive across the border this year. (Way cheaper!) Check out here, my countdown last year to our vaca!

We are actually getting married on Thursday of next week and then having a HUGE fun engagement/celebration party on Saturday Aug. 13th at a beautiful vineyard in Penticton called Blasted Church.

The picture below is shot from the street to the back of the wine house. The pool and reception area is in front of the house on the Skaha lake side.

The party is around the Blasted Church Pool!

This is a picture of the gazebo at the end of the pool. Arielle took this picture a couple of weeks ago. The flowers are blooming and the pool is filled in and ready to go now!

So excited for the party and to see everyone!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Molly's Gift!

I love wrapping baby gifts! I did a onesie flower pot bouquet for Sweet Baby James and a Tiger Onesie Set for Nolan's gift.

This is Molly's gift, complete with her initials; MTV, Molly Tate Vardell!

Wrapped in cellophane with a pink satin bow. Everything her tush needs, butt paste, powder, and wipes.

Diapers around the back of the pink and chocolate brown diaper caddy!

Cute little bundle for a cute little bundle!