Archive for May, 2011

May 28, 2011

a deck in a nest

I promised updates about our deck work, and here it is! Two weeks ago Dan and his father completed our deck. The construction was relatively simple – not one part of the deck is attached to the house nor sunk into the ground. However, it is completely stable and sturdy. We are very excited to enjoy coffee, brunch and crosswords on our deck some weekend morning (once Dan is feeling better) this summer! Just the other night we fired up the grill for a dinner of halibut and green beans.


patio before the deck

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May 27, 2011

catching up and missing pieces

It’s been two weeks since I have written, but that’s because we have had quite a few weeks!

First of all, Dan and his father built our deck! We have patio furniture, solar lighting and newly transplanted lillies. Check back for further details and pictures soon (they’re in the editing phase right now).

Now for the big news: Dan had an emergency appendectomy last Saturday! He experienced pain for about a week, but we didn’t know what it was. At first we thought he was having severe muscle pains (due to the recent deck raising), then we thought it was the flu. Turns out, he had an angry appendix.

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May 13, 2011

view from the branches!

Check out new pictures uploaded to Flickr from my trip to California last summer. I helped a friend move from Minnesota to California, then spent 10 days sightseeing the Bay Area.

Coming soon: Before and after shots of the backyard because TOMORROW WE’RE GETTING A DECK!! Plus, I will do some landscaping with Dan’s mom.

Fun update: Dan and I are going to Kansas City the first weekend in June to take in a few Twins games and have a long weekend to ourselves. Woot!

May 9, 2011

a few more twigs

We are continuing to build and personalize our next. Following the painting of our walls, we decided the living room would look best with white trim instead of wood trim. With the walls brown and blue, the wood trim made the room feel very dark at night. But with white trim, the entire room lights up – and it looks really sharp. Pictures will come soon, when we paint the door – completing one entire wall. I can’t wait! We are focusing on completing one room before moving on to the next, so Dan plans to paint trim tomorrow.

I think I’ve decided on a theme for the bedroom. Originally we were having issues deciding on the right purple/maroon hue for an accent wall, so I am doing away with this idea. Instead, I would love to have light gray walls and bring the color in through bedding and accents. Here is a picture I found (with beautiful bedding) that will help me visualize:

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May 2, 2011

our flight to washington

Pictures from our trip to Washington are up on Flickr! Make sure to check them out – you can find a link on the right column. While you’re there, stop by Dan’s Flickr: search for Dan Sheldon Photography or follow the link in the footer. Enjoy!

May 1, 2011

customizing our nest

Dan and I have kicked it into high gear and are building our nest. Saturday we (Dan) got motivated and (Dan) painted the accent wall in our living room and kitchen. It turned out a nice, rich brown (after a scuffle about the shade).

My man at work

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