Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Happy Valentines Day

Valentines day fell on a weekend this year which meant Dave worked.  However, we cooked up a wonderful dinner of scallops when he got home. We get to snowboard a couple days after the holiday and enjoyed purchasing a couple of things together to celebrate.
Dave got me this sweet card:



We got Aaron these new shoes he had been wanting. 
and here
We replaced all our hangers with matching wooden ones. It makes the closet look so much nicer. It was a big job replacing 180 hangers and organizing it all. But it looks so much better. 

Here's the closet.  I'm working on Aaron's room and the coat closet next. Wood hangers make such a difference.





And we got a new desk and computer for the office.
Similar Deskhumidifier/diffusermug, new desktop Mac in route.






Friday, February 12, 2016

Birthday Gifts

What do you like to give your friend's for their birthday? My go to is a candle and pretty card but if we are having a meal I love to bring a cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.  These cakes are so good. We recently got this one for a friend's birthday and it was so pretty.




Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Beauty Essentials


Aveeno shave gel smells so good!
Aesop volume shampoo and conditioner are my favorites. 
Neutrogena has a great basic face cleanser and toner I like.

I use this service for their great monthly razor delivery.  Plus I love the razor you get with the plan.





This soap has become my favorite.




When we did our bathroom remodel I had the electrician put an outlet in the side cabinet because I wanted to keep our electric toothbrushes off the counter.  We like this set right now.




I put this on before anything else and love how it takes the redness out of my skin: here



This amazing foundation



and this great powder

This blush



Applied with this brush



and finished off with this mist


This great lip balm
And this lip conditioner


If I do add mascara I add this one.  I don't do much with my eyes though unless its a special night. 

Favorite deodorant




This brush is my favorite and I don't know how I went so long without it. 


I don't dry my hair often but am still looking for a good hair dryer.  I have my eye on this one.
The matching straightener is sure pretty too



February Highlights and finds

This month marked my entry back into running and I felt very successful getting in 110 miles:)
View from Pittock Mansion on one of the runs. 



These movies:

This movie was so well done.



These great books






I found my new favorite tee shirt and stocked up on these from Madewell.




We got to spend every Wednesday on the mountain snowboarding.




I got some great miles on the trail and road this month with the help of some new shoes, which I love.
here

 I loved that Maria and I were able to keep her birthday tradition of a run before lunch again this year. 


We finished the bathroom remodel and I love it!!! It ended up needing new tile on part of the flooring, new grout added and all the grout cleaned and sealed, new plumbing, new knobs on everything, and new paint, as well as  electrical work but it looks great now. Hooray for all the help we got from Kiwi Concepts! They did a great job.

Dave loved having the mirrors, sinks and light higher as they were so low before he had to hunch down to see himself. It's funny how you live with things like that for a long time-15 years.

The before: You can see this funny built in was very low to the 
ground.







And the after:









The drawers on the vanity are so nice and deep for beauty supplies.  I love the marble color too on the counter.



This built in drawer set had such an ugly top on it.  I like the new tile job. 



Bamboo mat


I love having electrical outlets in this cabinet so my toothbrushes aren't on the vanity.  Adding a door here soon.








More product info on bathroom will be available shortly when we do our house tour post. 


We had a wonderful SuperBowl weekend at Kelley's and got to celebrate Tracie at the Chart House-yum!


Love the view from Chart House and Kelley set the dinner up beautifully.








Aaron finished up his basketball season and got a great jump start on lacrosse season with Sunday clinics and a couple private lessons.


Aaron's little basketball party after the game was such fun.  I put up this little board with pictures of the coaches and boys.



We ordered sandwiches from Jersey Mikes and had waters for the kids.  Each participant got a great trophy too. I love that my husband enjoys coaching Aaron. His assistant coach Mark is a dear friend and was a great help to Dave this year as well. 
I recently picked up several new coolers.  This little one was perfect for all the water bottles for the team party and isn't so bulky. I'll use it lots in flag football games when the days get hot and we need cold drinks for the team. The bigger one we use a lot for barbecues and events at our house. 


And last but not least, Aaron and I got to do family yoga at an event Barre Prana put on.  I love doing yoga with my boy!