Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Us in the Summer

I thought it would be fun once in a while to share what we are up to and into as of late. I mean this blog is a time capsule after all!

He is Learning:
How to refret a guitar. We flew to Chicago earlier this month so he could take a class. So, really he has already learned it!

He Watches:
The WWE Network. Always and forever.

His Album:
Haim-Days are Gone.

He Wears:
Newsboy Hats. Even though his head is naked in this picture!

He Eats:
Tomato Basil Soup from Panera.

She is Learning:
Guitar and Yoga. Since graduating, I have really made an effort to continue learning new things. And I love it! I can play chords and am working on my first song.

She Watches:
Mysteries at The Museum.

Her Album:
Alt-J-An Awesome Wave. Over and Over.

She Wears:
Overalls. And drives Him crazy asking if it's too hot for overalls? Because it's Summer in Missouri and it's always too hot for overalls.

She Eats:
Eggs Benedict from anywhere.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Master Bathroom Redo

Behold! Our master bathroom is an eyesore. I can hide it no more. It's been like this since we've moved in. Hideous. Neglected. Our very ugly, bathroom duckling.

I always hated when people would run up to use our bathroom.  Oh, the downstairs bathroom is occupied?! Cut to me embarrassingly cleaning and apologizing for it's creepy gross feeling.

So I am sorry to all my friends and family. Seriously, I am sorry... Let's bathroom shame me some more with those before photos we all know and love.

 Toothpaste on the mirror? Check. Really beautiful outfit that deserves it's own blog post? Check.  Really bad paint color picked by yours truly 4 years ago? Check.

I've got plans for this little beasty.  The first step happened today when that old gross green laminate top met it's demise and a fresh, oh so clean, white marble top replaced it.

Here's the plan for this little dream boat.

1. Paint--I just really like a crisp, white bathroom. Not only that, but this space is small and the dark grey makes it feel smaller. 

2. Vanity--I decided to keep the existing vanity because A. it's in great shape. B. the space in the bathroom is a little awkward city so it actually works really well. C. if we did replace it we would lose out on so much storage.  I am thinking of either staining the wood darker or painting it. But I haven't really decided yet.

3. Mirror/Wall-- The plan is to install two round mirrors. Possibly with a medicine cabinet? That would allow me to do my makeup on the right while Evan stands in front of the other mirror and plays guitar. Because this is my reality. He will stand right in front of me while I am getting ready and play. So I need to accommodate him...And my sanity. It sounds like a good plan.

We are going to do some kind of accent wall. Maybe completely tile? Maybe a really sleek, modern wood? 

4. Lighting--I want to for sure put some can lights in and then maybe sconces in between the mirrors? The fluorescent light kills me. We have it downstairs too, so they both will get tackled at the same time. 

5. Tile- For sure the floor. I would love to go all the way up to the ceiling, but we will see what happens...

I am so glad the ball is rolling on this project! The marble top has already brightened the space so much. I love a really dramatic before and after reveal. But, this time around, I really wanted to show the step by step progress.  Do you guys like the step by step better than just a before and after? I would love your feedback! Plus I still haven't revealed our downstairs bathroom because I still have to pick out art and lighting for it. Sheesh!

P.S. How do you organize your makeup and hair stuff? One huge goal of mine is to get that stuff off of the counter. How do you deal with all your girly thangz?!?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Big Apple Bovees

A week before Evan came home from tour, I woke up to find an exciting email from American Airlines.  He surprised me with a trip to New York!  Which is huge because the past 6 months he has been legit around the world and traveling would probably be right up there with a root canal.

 What a guy!  I have always wanted to go there.  I've actually had a reoccurring nightmare where I am supposed to meet him on top of the Empire State Building and I loose my ticket.  Forever lost from my husband.

So we jumped on a plane and headed to the Big Apple.  Home of street meat.  And hot Garbage.  And    awesome.  We hadn't rode on a plane together since our honeymoon which was FOUR years ago.  That alone made the trip.  He never lets me carry any luggage and I got to take ridiculous sleeping pictures of him.  They are pure gold.

The first day we went to Central Park and walked around for 6890 hours looking for that dang carousel which we never found.  I mean is it always there? Where the heck is it?! I never realized how huge the park actually is! I loved looking up in the trees and seeing little pops of skyscrapers.

Of course we had to go to the Empire State building to stop the nightmares. The view is incredible. You really could see everything which is nice because you can't actually do/see everything in one trip.  That night we had dinner with a friend and walked to a dock and saw the city all lit up at night. Cities at night are my favorite.  I mean I HAD to go to the Empire State Building. Had to.  And the same with Willis Tower.  But that dock at night was beyond beautiful. And the night view from the women's bathroom at the John Hancock building kills it.  So if you ever need to take a pee in Chicago, you know where to go ladies...

The last day was filled with subway rides, Sprinkles Cupcakes, and the Museum of Natural History.  We were so worn out from walking that we had to take breaks to "view" the exhibits. Ha!

It was one of those vacations that totally wear you out! We walked over 40 miles while we were there.  The city is incredible.  There is so much energy there.  New York, I love you.  I really do! But I think our next vacation involves the beach and a hammock.

P.S. if you want to see more photos, go to Instagram and search #bigapplebovees . And follow me! I am @caseybovee .