TTUT-Martinis and DIY

We were gonna go to Atlantic City. We were going to sit at a Blackjack table at 11:59 and order martinis. We were gonna play 21 when she turned 21. Then were were going to buy 21 things. And there’s a thing about 21 guys that wouldn’t be appropriate since the engagement, but it was a good plan.-Lorelai, Gilmore Girls

 with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

  • Sunday I took Couple Wife out for her birthday. We’ve been talking about going out for martinis for years and we finally did it!  I really needed that night out. I’d been in a funk for the last few days, and it was just the escape I needed. CW always knows how to cheer me up. The martinis helped too. 😉 

  • Yesterday was the kick off to Match’s 4 day weekends. Have I mentioned how much I love those? We took a drive to visit Good Couple and their twinsies. It was definitely bittersweet for us. Match and I both love seeing babies, but it’s SO SO hard at the same time. 
  • I think next week we’ll take a little break from seeing kids and just spend some quality grown up time together. 
  • I’ve been on the hunt for DIY projects to work on around the house. I finished up with our outlets and switches. Oh yeah, Mrs. Match aka. Electrician! I installed most of them by myself-without getting shocked! They’re a subtle change, but I love it. 

  • I finished the guest bathroom mirror frame. Two down, one more to go!
  • I also took the time to work on this project I found on Pinterest. Check out those beautifully folded shirts. I know it seems silly, but I can’t tell you how aggravating it is to try to put away Match’s clean shirts. This is what his dresser usually looks like:

  • and this is what it looks like now, thanks to my recent pin. So much organized bliss!

  • The tutorial for how to fold these shirts can be found here.
  • The RCL has been keeping me really busy this month. If you haven’t stopped by to enter our epic giveaway, you better get on it! We are giving away every item we reviewed in our countdown!! 

Show Us Your Find-Garage Rescue

Whenever we go visit Match’s parents, his mother always tries to pawn her castoffs onto us. She is really funny about it-she talks them up, and really puts the pressure on. Most of the time I can’t stand the stuff she wants to give me, for the same reason she wants to get rid of it. But once in awhile there are a few treasures she’s given us. This time, it was a pair of old stools she thought we might want for our garage.

She thought they’d be good as work stools, but I knew that with a coat of paint I could make them shine again, and would be perfect for seating in our kitchen. So I set to work, in the garage, on Sunday afternoon. It was SO HOT that day. It didn’t take me long to sand them, but when I was done, I was super sweaty. So this DIY doubled as a workout!

After a couple of coats of paint, this is how they turned out. I think they look so great in our kitchen.

Everyone always gathers in the kitchen, and now we have a place for people to perch. Eventually I really want to paint our cabinets the same color as the stools. But for now I’m going to take a little break from painting!!