How an iPod Touch is changing my life….

On my 30th birthday my sisters, brother in law, aunt and mom all pitched to get me an iPod Touch and it’s changing my life.  I constantly have internal battles with myself on what I did prior to the “technology” era.  At times I find myself rushing home to go back on the computer instead of the gym.  I often think, “I should try to give up the computer for a couple a weeks and see how productive I could be.”  I never end up staying away from it, but I’ve been able to cut down on computer time.  You would think the iPod Touch would be another distraction; however it’s one of the best inventions of our generation and here is why:

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You Should Be on HGTV (part 2)

The next phase of our home re-dec was the bedrooms.  Althought this is a 3 bedroom home, we have only completed the Master Bedroom and our daughter’s room. The office is our next project.

Reese’s Room

Reese's Room (Before)

Reese's Room (After)

Reese’s Room (What We Did)

1. Stripped Wallpaper [ for more details on How to Strip Wallpaper cite:  You Should be on HGTV (part 1)]

2. Carpet: We removed the brown carpet ourselves and picked out a beautiful gray short-shag carpet from Home Depot which had the BEST deals. We used our HD credit card and got a free installation with 0% interest plan.  From what I hear it is “all about the padding” when picking out your carpet.  We went with the higher end padding and middle end carpet which looks perfect and is very comfortable.

3. Paint: I am standing up in a wedding in September and a friend of mine chose her colors as Pewter and Yellow.  She got the idea of these colors from Tori and Dean’s vow renewal. I loved the colors and thought they would go perfect in Reese’s room.  We chose Behr paint again in the colors Bicycle Yellow and Porpoise keeping the chair rail and trim white.

Ryan and Krissy’s Room

Ryan & Krissy's Room (Before)

Ryan and Krissy's Room (After)

Closet (Before)

Closet (After)

Ryan and Krissy’s Room (What We Did)

1. Same as Reese’s Room (See above)

2. Paint: We picked our colors out based on our bedspread which we ended up loving. I was not sure about the colors at first, but it ended up being one of my favorite rooms.  Colors: Pencil Point & Hazy Skies