Sunday, July 29, 2012

Thrifted chairs

Last Saturday the husband and I decided to check out a (HUGE) Goodwill that we'd driven past a few weeks back. I found a couple cute scrub tops for work and this lamp to satisfy my milk glass collection. I plan on sprucing it up a bit so don't be alarmed by the ugliness ;)


We also went to our trusty D.I., which never fails to impress us. Hubby just couldn't resist buying a "Village People" album (with YMCA included, of course) and a handmade wooden scroll case.
$1.00 and $0.75 dining room chairs! Our current chairs came with our antique table in a set. They were bought at a garage sale in my parent's neighborhood for $40! Not bad for a newlywed couple's wallet. However, the chairs have been super uncomfortable from day one. Legs going numb? Check. Butt super sore? Check. We've been on the hunt for a while and when we saw these chairs I swear heaven opened up and Hallelujah choruses were heard. No, not really, but you get the idea ;) But its exactly what we needed! And they're SUPER cozy! The downside: they are SUPER UGLY chairs! That makes us on the hunt for chair covers now. Anybody know a good place to get some cute (cheap) chair covers?

$15.00 each for 4 chairs

Of course a thrift trip wouldn't be complete without some hideous wall decoration:
Maybe they should have stopped at the fringe?
And no, we did not buy this hideous wall decoration.

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Monday, July 23, 2012

New baby niece

I'm an aunt for the first time! Kyle's brother and his wife had their little baby girl Josie last Saturday.
She is SO adorable! To make things even cuter, she makes little squeaky noises. Ah, I think we're in love :) This is going to be one spoiled little baby.

Baby Josie

Kyle holding the little one.

I think she was in the middle of her squeak-cry here :)

Congrats Kalvin and Kiri on your baby girl! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Malheur Forest

Last Friday Kyle, me, and a friend of ours decided we needed to get out of the valley and take a break (we've all been stressed with work lately). We drove up to Malheur Forest in Oregon, my first time being there. It was gorgeous! There was a forest fire there almost 10 years ago and the extreme fire damage is still there!

Breaking down camp.

(yes, we had more than 1 tent up.)

Near our campsite was this very authentic outhouse.

no, we did not try it out. ;)

This may sound silly, but the funniest thing about the trip was when we stopped at this "last chance" convenience store outside of Vale, OR. 

As we were leaving, I saw this rooster standing outside, looking intently inside where we were. So, we walk out the door towards the car and the rooster follows us to the car doors! Almost hops in! And, even when we start the car, it doesn't even spook the silly rooster. 

what's up, weirdo chicken?!
He continued staring intently at us as we drove off.