Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dinning room chairs... finally!

After about 4 months the dinning room chairs are in from Arhaus!  Well... almost, one of the side chairs broke in transit, so I am waiting on a replacement.  I love the bench, it is my favorite piece!  I love how it is a little more eclectic.  It's casual yet formal with the bench and the wing chairs, and since we never eat at it we consider it our "formal" dinning space.

Greyson Bench and Greyson Chairs in custom fabric, Linen Natural, old gold finish nail heads and black legs
Side chairs are the Cadence in Black with chair pads in Antwerp Tan

And I want to wish all my blogger friends a Merry Christmas!  I hope it's a safe and happy holiday for everyone!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Ceiling woes and a bloody turkey....

I knew it was too good to be true, we haven't really had any major issues with our RH Venice, but the cracking in the joint of the ceiling and the walls in the master bathroom is getting on my last nerve!  When they came to fix them last, I thought it was just settelment, nothing out of the ordinary, but I guess they said it was just going to keep happening because there is something going on in the roof structure that is basically pulling on the cieling, hopefully it can be fixed... I'm out of my 1 yr but this is structural so hopefully I wont get a hassle about it!  I know I will though....

Here are some pics of the cracking... not fun to look at when you're brushing your teeth!  Anyone else have this same issue??

I also wanted to do a quick Thanksgiving post, I don't have the pics yet from my mom but will be posting those when I get them.  This year we host our first ever Thanksgiving dinner!  My parents came along with my husbands parents and 2 brothers, and also my family's good friends who I have known since I was bout 7 years old came with their youngest daughter, all in all, it was a great time!  I did cook a bloody turkey though!  I trusted my meat thermometer and stabbed that sucker in every spot to check the temp and it said it was overdone!  Well, needless to say hen we went to carve him he wasn't done at all... so we ate a little later than planed!  But I will day, DON'T put that bird back in if he's not done and you've rested him, just slice what you need, put it in a pan with some broth and cover with foil, it ended up turning out just fine!

Here's a pic of my table all set, I had 2 tables since we had 11 people, I'm getting out real dining room chairs/bench delivered from Arhaus here in the next few weeks just in time for Christmas, I'm thinking of hosting a friends dinner for the holidays and trying out some new recipes and pretending like i'm a chef on chopped, I've always wanted to make a "foam" or flambe something!

Oh an not to toot my own horn but.. TOOT TOOT!  I installed a dimmer switch by myself!  I was so proud... it was my first time doing anything electric work related and I didn't get zapped!  I did install it up-side-down though... so on is off and off is on... but hey it WORKS! :)

 I got the runner from Michael's, just a cheap-o burlap runner, it was 12.99 with a 40% off coupon, SCORE!!

Oh, and I just had to share the SWEET socks I got from my Aunt... she is a vegetarian which makes it more ironic I think!  She know I LOVE meat!