For those of you that do not live in the Bay Area, every year a local radio station (Live 105) puts on a concert. This year I went with my bestie Sandy and my manfriend Rob. I wasn't as super excited to go as my counterparts...but I really enjoyed myself...and the fried foods and beer I consumed prior (and during) the show! And like any show where Sandy buys the tickets...we had GREAT seats.
The line-up consisted of a local band I don't know the name of (who was pretty good), Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Phoenix, My Chemical Romance & The Smashing Pumpkins. I didn't really know any of these bands well, but I found that when they started playing, I knew quite a few songs from every band!
The three of us started the evening by walking over to a local bar in San Jose called the Britannia Arms Pub. It was a cute little place that is British themed, with cold beer, tasty deep fried foods and horrendous service! But all in all we enjoyed ourselves...especially me!
Once we got to the venue we had some poor guy take some pictures of us after we attempted to do one ourselves...yeah...didn't quite work out!
but even with a third-party taking the photos...look how crazy Rob's eyes came out...it is like he has laser beams for eyes...so funny!
Anyways, we all had a blast and here are some shots of the show...enjoy!
So I got back my adorable Christmas card design from African gray...I love it! While it doesn't quite capture the cuteness that is Miss Bunny B, I understand that really what could?!?
Have you guys ever seen Whitney's work before? She has a great shop on Etsy and she is SOOOOOO talented! I have wanted some custom illustrations from her for all of my furry four-legged friends for some time now, and when I saw that she does holiday card illustrations I knew this was the right time!
She sent me the file so that I can print them myself (I elected this option as I have a print shop set-up in my house) and so I can customize the insides for who I send them to...which was a perfect option for me. So for $30 I got the cutest Christmas card design, plus I can print a large version out and have it framed...a nice piece that I can bring back out each December!
So it started with needing to send her some pics...both pics of the pups faces and their profiles so she could draw them accurately. So I sent here these:
And then I got this...
Which was adorable...but Bunny's coloring was a little off (she looked gray and not the warm browns that she actually is) and her smile was crooked. So Whitney made the corrections in a day and I got the final version...which I love! What do you guys think?
I went to the Weezer concert on Monday night and it was AWESOME!!! I saw them at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco and they played the Blue album in its entirety! Actually, they played basically a greatest hits set, took a 20 or so minute break, then came back out and played the Blue Album! The concert was amazing! The Masonic center is a pretty small venue so everyones seats were amazing, plus Rivers came out and preformed songs from the crowd. Here are some pics!
This is a shot of what the stage looked like from our seats. We were in the ninth row on the balcony...just off stage center left.
This was the opening act...the Limousines. They were pretty good.
Have you guys ever seen this video? I stumbled across it while reading the oh-so-funny design blog of Manhattan Nest. It just might be the cutest thing I have ever seen! The "my only regret in life is that I will never have a dog" line just kills me...so adorable. I found myself actually connecting with Marcel and feeling bad for him...haha...what is wrong with me? anyways, I have already watched this video like 4 times (and it is only noon) and I suspect I will continue to watch it for a long time...I hope you guys enjoy it!
So this will be my last floors update until my final post with pictures after they are all done, but I wanted to just share with you how the first day of sanding went. Now I guess it is hard to tell from these photos (mostly taken in the dark with an iphone) but after the finish was sanded off them they are a really light ash colored...sorta like bleached wood. They are actually really pretty.
can you see the difference from the warm honey color that they were before sanding them?
And that lighter colored stuff that appears to be masking tape is actually a sandable wood filler. This filler is around the base of the floors covering up the nail holes that remain from the tack strip that held down the carpets being removed. You also can't really tell from the photos but that filler is actually all over the floor filling in the holes that remained after I pulled up all of those staples.
Now the reason you see so much filler here is that the boards were REALLY bad here in the hallway. Not only was there a lot of staining, but the boards were starting to come apart and there were large gaps between the boards. And this filler will really help keep the boards together, as well as make my home more energy efficient (since removing the carpets actually made my house less energy efficient).
And remember the really bad termite damage?
it is now all filled in:
(the landlord didn't want to pay to rip up the floor boards and replace them...so hopefully it will turn out ok! Fingers crossed!!! And as you can see from this picture...the molded was just at the surface (not throughout the whole board) and it was easily sanded off.
Here is another board that had termite damage that has gotten the first round of wood filler...
And lastly I wanted to show you a picture of where the wood floor meets the fireplace. The nail hole damage was the worst here as the people who put the carpet down put in two rows of carpet tacks and then folded the carpet down onto itself. Which I guess worked great and looked ok, but it left some pretty bad damage to the wood floors underneath. But I guess that isn't something you worry about when you are installing carpet...
A blog dedicated to getting my life back on track! Which mostly consists of decorating my little tiny place, taking care of my two adorable puppies (Bowser Butt and the infamous Little Miss Bunny Bear!), refinishing/painting whatever-I-can-get-my-hands-on (usually furniture), and discovering the joy that is spray painting!