04 June 2008

Sewing is Done!

Thanks to my WONDERFUL Mother we got all the sewing done. We did the family room, kitchen and bedroom curtains, plus the duvet cover which was the easiest! I haven't finished decorating the bedroom so I didn't take pictures of it.

Family Room



Kitchen



This is what we had to do in order to save space. I have about enough counterspace for nothing! It is honestly ridiculous. I don't even have anything on the counters to keep it open but really there is nothing I can do. We use our stove for everything, we don't have a microwave due to not buying one and lack of space so we are always getting pots and pans dirty. Which doesn't make clean up easy since we have no dishwasher!



These are decorations...adding to the homely feeling.



YES! We painted the kitchen ORANGE! Yes it was the brightest color at Home Depot! We love, when you walk into the complex you can see our kitchen glowing. Its so funny! These shelves Matt made with a tiny help from me. They turned out so good and we LOVE them.



Somehow our table ended up fitting. I love love love how it looks against the orange, and the table runner matches the curtains. We made that too!



The rest is pictures of the decorations we put up. Most of the stuff we already had so it was really nice, we did do some fun shopping, thanks to our wedding gift card we still have to Target, Bed, Bath & Beyond, and Crate and Barrel we were able to get some cool stuff. I want to paint the wall in the family room green. We will see when that happens though.











This is my favorite flower arrangment. I love the colors and the picture is so fun!




So just a few things about where we live. We are literally 3 blocks to the beach. We have gone once to the actual water and Matt has gone more to surf with some friends from the complex. We live in a complex with 14 different places. 11 of those people are LDS. It is so nice, its like instant friends for us! On both sides of us are babies...one is about 2 months, the other is 14 months. They are so fun and I get to play with them all the time. They tell me they do BBQ's in the courtyard down below but that hasn't happened yet.

We live in what they call down town Huntington Beach. We are about 10 blocks from Main street where there are a bunch of shops. They are all way too exspensive but on Tuesday nights they have a market. All these different vendors come out and sell vegetables, fruits and flowers. Its so fun. We have gone a lot and every time we end up with delicious food!

The temperature for us is usually in the high 60's so just perfect. We don't have air conditioning which is funny for me to think about having it my whole life but its not like we would use it. Everything in our house is gas which is different for me but I like it. Every time we cook the fire alarm goes off. We haven't had anything burn or smoke fill the air so its weird. We have taken them off but need to figure out a way to cook with out them going off.

We are having so much fun here and glad to be out here. Matt's work just got a lot more business which means they have work for Matt so we always love that! He loves his job and I don't think he would trade it for any other job right now.

Our ward is great, we have made a lot of friends. The Bishop said last Sunday that there are 52 young couples in the ward! It doesn't seem like that but we are excited to meet more people! So far we always have something to do at night and have kept ourselves pretty busy.

If you have any other questions about what we are doing let me know. Sorry for all the pictures, I'm very excited about how it all turned out!

11 comments:

The McKeachnie Family said...

Well, well, well. Just look at what a Suzi Homemaker you turned out to be! Way cute. Very bright, cheery, and homey.

SP said...

I love the pictures!! I am so jealous. I too, did the curtains in our downstairs and it was a huge project, but well worth it because you can get exactly what you want. Good luck with everything! Sarah

Kerilee Law said...

I wish I had your sewing skills! I'm a self-taught, barely manage a hem kinda girl.

Jenni K said...

great job! It all looks amazing!

Ginny said...

how fun! im so jealous that your so close to the beach first of all, and secondly that the weather is only in the 60's there! maybe i should convince colin to move out:) your place looks so cute! im glad you guys are having fun!!!!

Larissa Bratt said...

dang fool. you're my hero for sewing curtains. how about your name in my phone is still swirvels!!!!

Kelli said...

It turned out great! You guys did good. I am so happy that you're loving it and that Matt loves his job!

Mrs & Mrs T and little girl T said...

Your place is great. I wish I lived 3 blocks from the beach. When I'm ready for fabric, I will send you to get me some. I think I already said that...

Mr & Mrs T and little girl T said...

ok that last one was not supposed to be from Mrs & Mrs T...

Mrs T said...

ok I think I found one I like.

Us Bailey's said...

Tooo Cute! I love it! Escpecially the orange walls! Good luck with it all!