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End of summer = Beginning home improvements

Posted 20 Sep 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, I am awesome, The Hubs

As you may gather, I have lots of ideas about what to do with our house in terms of decorating. It’s just a matter of DOING it.

A few months ago, I posted about painting our kitchen. We did. But, that was it. I had wanted to change the light fixtures, but we never got around to it.

I posted about redoing our bedroom. My mom just gifted the hubs and a I joint birthday gift card to CB2, so we’re not far away from starting that project.

HOWEVER, before we begin that adventure, we’re going to be revamping our basement.

Have I ever mentioned how our satan-cat Boo Boo decided to piss in our finished basement? On the carpet? And then we tore out the pissy carpet and put down cheap Home Depot carpet and then he pissed on that too? Yeah. Well….yeah. We haven’t really used the basement since this whole cat-piss thing started, because who wants to sit on a couch that’s been used as a scratching post in a pee stankin’ basement? NOT ME. Anyway, we finally decided to take the leap and we’re having the flooring replaced. We decided on Konecto flooring, which is water/stain resistant and great for basements…yet looks like real hardwood. We’re having the carpet on the stairs replaced with new carpeting to tie the kitchen tile to the new basement flooring, and we’re also having the Konecto placed in our basement bathroom, which we’re ALSO redoing.

::deep breath::

I have the idea in my head of how to do all this. Luckily, we’re having the flooring professionally installed so I don’t have to have an ulcer thinking about that. The bathroom though, I plan to tackle myself (with the hubs’ help, of course). I fancy myself as some sort of a DIY/fix-it gal that can do anything I put my mind to. I think this is going to be my ultimate test, though.

I will take some photos soon and have a “before” post. Pray to the Home Depot Gods for me. I’ll need all the help I can get.

Absent…for good reason(s).

Posted 12 Sep 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, motherhood, other people are awesome, RAD, The Hubs

Yep, I’ve been missing. However, my bestie from the westie has been in town since Thursday, and we’ve been celebrating, catching up, and staying up way too late.

The celebrating has been for good reason also.

Tomorrow is my birthday. In fact, I will be:

I have reached the point where I welcome it. My twenties were good. However, they were not all good. But…for the most part good. I’m ready for 30.

Turning 30 has also brought this into my life:

My new tattoo. And that’s a shitty photo, but there it is. A peony (which reminds me of my grandmother’s front yard) and a marigold, the birth flower for October (for Abby…and my grandma). Below it is “Fig. 10-27,” for their shared birthday. Zach at Uptown Tattoo did it. The hubs got it for me for my birthday. And I couldn’t love it more. I was always apprehensive about getting a tattoo on my arm, because I’d have to love it. And I am in love. I almost feel complete having it. Does that sound weird? Oh well.

So – that’s where I’ve been. :) I’ll be absent for a bit more…work’s been insane and it’s my birthday week, so I have an excuse. :)

Hope everyone is having an awesome September!

Intelligent conversation.

Posted 23 Jun 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category marriage, The Hubs

A back and forth between the hubs and I on Sunday:

Me: Was I having the conversation with you about Back to the Future the other day?

Him: No.

Me: “The Future” was supposed to be in 2015 in that movie. So much for hovercars and skateboards, eh?

Him: (laughs) Yeah, I guess so. It’s stupid though. They should have hoverboards by now.

Me: You’d think.

Him: We used to think when the movie came out that they really did exist and they were just keeping them secret. I mean, why don’t they really have hoverboards? It can’t be that hard.

Me: Because they’d need to harness jet propulsion on a really small scale and that’s probably really hard.

(Sidenote: Am I not the biggest nerd in the world? Even typing out what I said makes me feel like I should tape a “Kick Me” sign to my own back.)

Him: They should get the world’s top scientists on this. Get them off the oil spill and put them on building hoverboards.

Me: They’d probably build a hoverboard faster than they can figure out how to stop the oil spill.

Him: True dat.

I owe you some pictures.

Posted 12 May 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, paparazzi, retail therapy, The Hubs

The only flower in our yard.

Dirty laundry.

Mastering the puffs.

Mom, Dad said I could drive.

SERIOUSLY MOM. I got this.


The finished Modern Bird painting, in place above the mantle of our fireplace.


Random Fact Friday.

Posted 07 May 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, blog bidnass, The Hubs

  • I am wearing my tall gray boots today. I love them. However, all I can smell is leather. It’s grossing me out.
  • I would like to wear my “April” dress for “Six Months + Six Dresses” (which I still have to take a photo of) tonight, but the entire ensemble is quite summery. And it’s supposed to snow tonight. Yeah, that’s no typo. SNOW. I effing LOVE Minnesota.
  • Abbers has her six month appointment this afternoon. Complete with shots, diaper rash investigation part three, airing of grievances and feats of strength. Eerily similar to Festivus.
  • I bought The Carrie Diaries today. I used to pride myself on reading challenging literature. Now, I read what I know I can digest in 10 minute increments because that’s the longest I’ll get to read a book at any given moment before I get pooped on, have to feed someone or have to exit the train.
  • You can now “Like” Blogged Bliss on Facebook. See over there…on the right? Go ahead! DO IT.
  • Our daughter apparently has plans to be a snake when she grows up, as the most common sound you’ll hear out of her mouth is “SSssssssssssss…”
  • Can I have this room? I mean, I know it’s a “teen room” but OMG. I WANT IT. I’m sure the hubs would be fine with it too. (Just ignore the “girly” descriptive term. It’ll be fine. Just smile and nod your head. THERE you go.)