Monday, June 13, 2011

All DONE!

...and glad to be!! The 'staining my concrete patio' turned out to be a MAJOR project... it was freakin HOT this weekend and I was determined to get this bad boy DONE!!...  I couldn't be more pleased on how it turned out!! :)

I used Behr transparent concrete stain from Home Depot- $35 a can
A foam roller-$5
and some painters tape- $10

all together the staining project only cost me about $70 bucks- Make sure you ask for that military discount!! ;)

Lets recap on the before: the blah!

I prepped by scrubbing the entire porch down with dawn dish soap and rinsing with water. Then allowed 24 hours to dry....

To make my grid, I made a cardboard 24x24 inch square and traced out each square with a pencil before covering my lines up with painters tape.

And the final product: love it!!




I ended up switching up the decor a bit. After seeing the final product I didn't think the lime green would go so well.... So I went for reddish throw pillows from Home Depot ($12ea.) and used some old pots that I already had on hand.

I couldn't believe how much this project worked out  my glutes/legs...  I woke up yesterday morning, crawled out of bed, and nearly fell on my face as I tried to balance... I was like WOAH, ouch...mmm not good! Needless to say this set me back on my 1/2 marathon training :( I have been doing so good at sticking to my schedule so I was a bit disappointed that I had to skip yesterdays run... I have since been walking around like I have something stuck up my a$$ so no running was involved today either... Hoping I can get back to it tomorrow!! RIDICULOUS!... but worth it I suppose. :)

So what do you guys think?....  How was your weekend?


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Monday, June 6, 2011

River Has Officially Arrived!!

AND I am OFFICIALLY an Aunt!

So  proud to introduce River Sebatian Snook. He was born June 3, 2011 at 1:01 a.m. at 8 pounds & 6 ounces, he's a healthy boy!! He is doing well and has picked up breast feeding like its cool! My sister Chloe and her boyfriend Todd are home... a little sleep deprived, but feeling so joyful and blessed!!





Isnt he a cutie?



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