Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy 2013!

Happy New Year, everyone!  My weekend was good and relaxing.  I still didn't get a chance to get a long run in.  It snowed about 4 inches on Saturday and yesterday the track was still snowy (I checked! lol). 

Today I'm starting another body challenge with Bridal Boot Camp.  Although in between the challenges, I'm still following a clean, healthier way of eating.  It defeats the purpose if you just "eat right" for a month and then stop.  This weekend, I definitely ate more carbs and sugar than I should have but now, it's a new week and a New Year and I have to remind myself that it IS OKAY to enjoy yummy foods now and then.

For the first time in years, I went to bed before the Times Square ball dropped at midnight.  We made chicken parm at home, watched Terms of Endearment (I cry every time) and were asleep by about 11:15.  New Years Day we were both off from work which was nice.  That only happens about 5x a year!  I made honey walnut waffles for breakfast. 

For the last year or so, Saro has been wanting to put a mirror above our fireplace.  After looking online, we decided to head out to Pier 1 and some other stores.  We really lucked out!  Pier 1 had this mirror marked down to $75 from $299 because it had a few scratches.  All it needed was some touch up!  We bought it and put it up last night.  This isn't the great picture but here it is:

We also decided to take down all of the indoor Christmas decor last night.  So now, our living room feels more open again :)  I really like decorating the house and purcashing new things for it, but I'm not good at it!  There are just so many options.  Our house is all wood trim which is kind of old school.  Saro really likes it.  When I see pictures on Pinterest or other home sites, I often see white trim with bold colored walls which to me, looks very clean and sharp.  I'd be nervous to paint all of our wood trim too, though.  Once you paint it, you can never go back.  We do however agree that our kitchen and dining room ceilings need to be sheet rocked and painted white to open up the rooms some more.  Our kitchen is pretty small so we think that'll help.  We are thinking about taking some time off of work soon to do these small updates to the house.  We also have 80s cabinets (laminate with the wood trim on the bottom).  I found a how-to site on how to update them by painting them and adding handles/knobs for only a few thousand $ at most, compared to $20,000 or so, to completely rip out the kitchen and redo it.  We are also saving for a wedding that we hope will take place in the spring of 2014.  No, we're not engaged yet ;)

Enjoy the short work week!


  1. I think you're really good at decorating! Compared to me who puts up like 3 things every 3 years!

  2. Lol thanks.. yeah we were talking about the mirror for the last year and finally got one.