Friday, June 24, 2011

My latest projects...

My mom was kind enough to give me a shout out on her blog about some of my recent work. Check it out!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Gurrs are Great!... (was that too much?)

This post has 2 purposes. 1- To give a shout out to my favorite husband/wife duo and their mad furniture skills. Their names are Brandon and Aimee Gurr and they do THE most amazing work!! Here is our latest addition. We were able to sit down with them and explain the kind of entertainment center we wanted. We have been searching for a good one for a long time that would hide all of our electronic's cords and not be too big to eat up our family room. By working with them, we got the exact look and size we wanted! Not to mention for a great price! Reason #2 for this post... look how pathetic my family room looks! I'm in desperate need of help to figure out how to fill up the wall on the other side of the TV and it's obvious we need to paint! So any ideas.... or helpers ;)

Just look at that fiiiine craftsmanship!

We LOOOOVE it so much! The chicken wire they used for the top cabinets allows for our precious x-box to 'breathe' while still being hidden! Cha-ching!

Here is another item from the Gurrs. This amazing custom frame was a wedding gift from them. We have gotten so many compliments on it!

I also bought this frame from them last night!! I love the color. So does Roscoe.

This freaking cute aqua shelf is not mine (although I wish it was!!) was also made by them! They can seriously do anything! So I guess if you wanted them to make something for you.... I would be generous enough to give you their number.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Owl Tree Sale

Hellooooo Washington!!

This past weekend, Karl and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to Seattle. Technically... this is our first vacation together since we got married. It was such a fun trip. We left Friday afternoon and came home Tuesday night. The first night, we stayed at a hotel near the city. We rented a fancy white Corolla. Oo la la.

The next day we took a bus into the city where we met some very... interesting... people.
Everything was sooo green there. No giant billboards. No ugly designs on the freeway. Just green.
Karl insisted I take a 'sexy' picture on this truck. That's as sexy as it gets folks.

Downtown, we went to the top of the Smith's Tower and had an amazing view of the city. Inside there was also a 300 year old wishing chair. Apparently it is supposed to help single girls find their true love.

It was so weird to just see ocean wherever you went. Everything was so close to the coast. Even neighborhoods were like that. People just walk out to their back yard and sit on the beach.
Karl had an old mission companion that was in Seattle so we got to visit with him for a while.

After a very long day, we treated ourselves to a mess of brownies.
The next day we decided to take a trip to Canada, eh? On the way, we found a beautiful lake and walked around the park for a while.

We decided Canadians are weird.
We went to Stanley Park. It is a huge park on the coast that you can walk around and see different things.

The other 3 nights while we were there, we got to stay with Karl's sister, Chelsea, and her little family. Our niece Petra was kind enough to put a welcome sign on our door.
Little Rilla lovin on Karl.
Here is another pretty park we hiked around.
Karl on an adventure

Then we took a ferry to Whidbey Island!
Our car is on water?!

We saw a deer!

This is Fort Casey.

Our last night we went and had dinner with the family. Then we got ice cream and took a walk past the lighthouse and on the beach.

Our last day we went and saw the Seattle LDS Temple.
A waterfall.
And a a glass museum!
Then we had one last awesome lunch in the city at a place called Purple.

Then we flew home. And I finally got the window seat :)
An extra thanks to the Stocks for their wonderful hospitality and to my mama for taking us to the airport and watching Roscoe!