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Gettin' awesome

What a weekend I had!
I decided to do some home improvements. We went to Ikea and got a new rug and new bedding. The new bed stuff is magically comfy, I can't keep the animals off of it!
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I put in a metal backsplash behind the stove and painted brown on the sides. It's debatable whether we like it or not. Okay, I like it, it's debatable if Brian likes it lol. He made the smiley face with the tins. haha
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Saturday Kelly came over and we painted my living room wall orange. Well, we painted most of it. We didn't have a ladder.
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While that was drying, I went for the bike ride because the sun came out.
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I got 18 miles in on my new bike. It was a good ride.

Then I came home and worked on my new throw pillows. I got fabric at Joann's and hand stitched and filled these.
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I was so pleased with how they turned out. They came out great. I impressed myself.

Then yesterday Brian's parent's came over with a ladder to help me finish the living room!
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We have 12 foot ceilings, so it was a task! also, getting behind that vent... what a pain!

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I'll get better photos once I have some natural lighting in. And with my camera. I need to do a new Saucy Dwellings post with my updates :)
We're waiting to get the new print that's going over the tv though. It's a huge vintage cycling ad.

Also, Brian got me this globe!
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It's so awesome!

The bedroom is next!


EDIT:
Oh! and here are my latest cakes:
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greentea_winter
Feb. 20th, 2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
Biking. Painting. Cake baking. And throw in some throw pillow stitching? Yeah. Ok, you are just ridiculous, lol. I'll never stop admiring your for living as if nothing is holding you back :)
gemcitytiffany
Feb. 20th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha Thank you! It was a busy weekend for sure. I just knew if I didn't all get done, it would all end up being put off forever. This was a lot of stuff we'd been planning to do for a long time, I sort of just wanted to get it all done in one weekend and get it out of the way!
greentea_winter
Feb. 20th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Ok, well, then that makes you about 5% as human as the rest of us, lol.
unravel_inparis
Feb. 21st, 2012 02:57 am (UTC)
Love the living room color! So pretty. I need to make some throw pillows, was it hard?
gemcitytiffany
Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
It really wasn't that hard! I bought a yard and a half of the green fabric and cut 10"x10" squares while it was still folded in half, if that makes sense. So that only left me 3 sides to stitch. I sewed the sides and most of the bottom with the fabric inside out and left about 6 inches in the center open. Then I turned them right side out and packed a whole bag of stuffing into each one and stitched up the remaining opening on the bottom. That made the top of the pillow the side with no stitching at all, so it looks very clean. The sides were stitched on the inside, so also pretty clean looking. The only outside seam is just that little bit at the bottom.
Hope that made ANY sense at all! haha
shampoo_neko02
Feb. 21st, 2012 04:39 am (UTC)
OMgosh, I love the crunch cake~
It looks soo good~ art wise and yumm facter-ness wise. :D
rokklagio
Feb. 21st, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
I see a lot of productivity in your week! LOVE the orange. I almost painted my kitchen that color and chickened out! I had the paint and everything and ended up gifting it!

I love Ikea. Pains me that the closest one is a 6 freaking hour ride.

Again I love the Adventure Time cake! Soooo neato!
gemcitytiffany
Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oh man! You should have done it. I guess I'm not one to talk, it's taken us 3 years to finally take the plunge. I'm thrilled with the results though! The whole room looks just awesome!

Our Ikea is only 45 minutes way, but the closest used to be about 6 hours! haha
rokklagio
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
I think i was worried because at the time my living room was a lime green that was pretty intense. I may consider doing it -- or maybe selecting the color for Jeff's office.

Yeah -- I know Ikea will NEVER COME HERE ( :/ ), but, I think Tulsa would be a great location for one and it is only a 2 hour drive!
aislincalum
Feb. 22nd, 2012 08:42 am (UTC)
The Glob cake made me LOL!
xbadstreetsx
Feb. 23rd, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
I need to start being crafty again. You inspire me!!

I love the orange wall :) looks awesome!
gemcitytiffany
Feb. 24th, 2012 03:48 pm (UTC)
Craft it up! It's so rewarding!
Are you on Pintrest? I've been looking there for inspiration!
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