Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Room for Color: Apartment Therapy

Hey, ya'll!

Guess what?

We were accepted for Apartment Therapy's Room for Color contest!

Go there and vote for us!

Just click this sentence and it'll take you straight to our little contest entry.

The room has changed a little since we took those photos.  We totally need to update the Our Condo section of this little blog as soon as we finish painting the bedroom.

Our little living room and two sweet little pups.

See ya'll soon.

We're heading to Marfa on Friday and will be back Tuesday.  Can't wait to take some photos of our time at El Cosmico!  I will totally share them here.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Just in time for Howl-O-Ween

Oh, yeah.  I went there.  Puns make me happy.  It's my blog.  I get to be happy with it.   I mean, it's punny business.

Ok, I'll stop.

I totally want to introduce ya'll to a little lady keeping residence in our casa these days.  Her name is Keighly LaRue and she is an Alaskan Husky/ Pomeranian mix.  I'd hate to be the little pom in that deal!

She's a little rescue pup who is sweet as can be and she gets along great with our Chase Prancer and Bandit McGee.  

Without further adieu, here's the little lady:

Tongue out and all.  Look at that face.  She has Heterchromia Iridum.  Click the link to find out more.

Our kitchen sure is tiny or those bowls all in a line sure are big!

Chase Face and Bandy-Lu used to share the little red bed...

but now Bandy and Keighly do.  (Truth: that lasted all of one night.  Once Bandy jumped on her when getting back into bed, a fight ensued and all bets for the red bed love fest are off.)

Two's Company, but three's a... pack!

So, there she is.  Tomorrow is my birthday and our camping trip was cancelled due to inclement weather, so it looks like we'll be painting this weekend.  On another note, we might not because I have been EXHAUSTED these last two days.  I think the doctor might need to increase my dosage of medication.  It's not doing everything it should be doing.  

Anyhow, if I don't see you tomorrow, have a great one!

In case you're interested, here's how that pommy-husky tryst might go down:


Don't worry.  Nothing happens.  No animals were harmed in the sharing of this video.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Magic Room

I totally didn't realize it's been this long since I wrote.  I could have sworn I wrote a post all about Hashimoto's Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism (my recent diagnoses) AND published it, but it seems to have disappeared.

More about that another day...

As part of my birthday celebration (notice I said "part"), I decided that I really wanted to redecorate our bedroom.  It was the one room that (1) seemed to be a hodge podge of random items that were never really purchased with the bedroom in mind and (2) that Sergio and I had not redone since we've been dating/ married.

So, the makeover is now in full swing.

We decided we are going to paint the room a deep navy blue and we will paint my vanity area (which can be seen from the bed) a salmon color.  Can't wait for that to happen!  If it rains this weekend, we might forego camping in favor of painting.  You can view a few of the old photos in our house tour by clicking here.

And now for some current photos:

Where the magic sleep happens.  I am so tired lately, ya'll, that I need a good bed to crawl into each night.  All those covers make it nice and dreamy to sleep.

My new settee!  We sold some of the old furniture that was in the bedroom and my parents also gave me some money for my birthday.  I paired those monies with some overtime I have worked recently and a settee from Anthropologie made it's way into my life.  (I love their additional % off sales, ya'll!)  Please do not be distracted by Keighly La Rue's sweet puppy tail.

I totally need to start pulling out Sergio's nice camera for these photo sessions.  These pups are adorable and do some adorable stuff that the IPhone can't capture.

I will post the before and afters once we have painted and completed the space.

I promise I won't go this long without blogging again.  Until I was put on medication, I was suffering from extreme exhaustion, fatigue, and some mild depression and general sadness.  No one else would know that was going on in my mind, but it was.  I'll write more about that another day.

I love writing and I love having a little space to share my heart and home with.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dog Days In Austin

Florence Welch and that machine she has might say the dog days are over, but I hope they never are!  I love having sweet little puppy faces all up in my grill.

All I know is that when I die I want to be reincarnated as a lucky dog.  I'd want St. Peter or whoever gives out the reincarnation assignments to make sure to hook me up with a good family, because I don't want to be stuck in Paris Hilton's granddaughters purse.  (though I imagine I would be well cared for, but I think I would probably be a more outdoorsy kind of dog, at least I hope I would.)

We took Chase P. and Bandy-Lu to Austin a couple of weekends ago and Sergio and I laughed because we realize they are very spoiled pups.  They relaxed at Barton Springs, shopped on South Congress, chilled in Anthropologie, and ate at Torchy's Tacos.  As we drove back to San Antonio, they were both passed out in the back of the Juke.  Exhausted.  Perfect puppy play time led to sheer sleepy time tea status.

Without further adieu, here are Bandit McGee and Chase Prancer, before they become drunk on the sun and passed out in the sunlight:

Water break on South Congress.

Chase staring off wistfully into the distance.  I think he heard us talking about going to Barton Springs.

Bandit does not appreciate those two people laughing at him.  One pissed puppy.

Waiting for mama outside Uncommon Objects.

 All those photos are outside Uncommon Objects, one of my favorite stores in Austin, because that's the only time we took photos!  I don't know what I was thinking!  (We are going to start taking our actual camera that has lenses and stuff and start getting a little more serious about our photo game.  I love having a cornucopia of photos to time travel with.)

Have a great week, ya'll!  Can't wait for the weekend.  

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Let Me Tell Ya About My Best Friends...

Once upon a time I was a cat person.  Only cats.  Cats all day, every day.  I had a mini shelter for cats, in fact, that I ran for a local Persian rescue.  I'd have 4-5 cats in my house ready for adoption on any given day.  (Apparently, there is a lot of controversy surrounding cats and schizophrenia and toxoplasmosis and promiscuity, but that's another story.)

Dogs have converted me over to their side.  That's not to say I will never own a cat again, but life without litter boxes and huge amounts of fur on my furniture sure is nice.  I mean, Chase sheds, but only once a season.

While we were photographing the changes we made to our guest room for the "house tour" page, Chase showed up and acted all cute and totally posed.  I think he didn't need to be rescued.  He would have been a puppy model had we not intervened.  Well, I guess we rescued him from a lifetime of potential heroin use and drunken cocktail parties.  (Totally kidding.  Chase is more of a coffee house and a cigarette kind of model.)

Who, Moi?

This face?  It could sell expensive dog food by the bundles.

Side profile?  Oh, yeah.

Chase and his best friend, Bandit.  Bandy-Lu tries our patience a little each day.  We hope he eventually stops having puppy accidents.

You know, I always thought it was kind of cheesy when people would say, "I adopted him, but he rescued me," about their little rescue animal.  It's true, though.  Chase and Bandit have taught me patience and love; they both have this sweet energy about them.

I had a particularly tough follow-up doctor appointment (for the hysterectomy) today and I have to have some blood work and other tests tomorrow.  Not the way I wanted to end my week, ya know?  I got home and my sweet husband made me a sandwich and some soup and these pups cuddled with me in bed and everything seemed a little better.

It's all gonna be okay.  Moments like those make it all okay.

I hope you have something or someone in your life who makes you feel like the pups and my husband inspire me to feel.  Everything is a little better with love.

Love is amazing.