Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spring Wreath

 A few weeks ago I was at Hobby Lobby with Robby (haha that rhyming made me laugh) picking out a frame for my Christ picture I got as a gift last year for Valentine's Day (yes, it took me that long to find a frame & hang it up). As we were leaving I walked by the wreath section and fell in love with all the pretty Spring wreaths. Except.. what the.. $99 for just a wreath! Ohhh okay.. as I saw the 50% off sign. Still, $50 for a wreath is still pretty pricey. I'm pretty sure Robby was ready to get the heck out of the store because he mentioned how I can probably make a prettier one for cheaper. Light bulb went off: yea, your right! it probably is cheaper.

So fast forward three weeks.
 As I was driving around my neighborhood I saw everyone's cute Spring wreaths hanging up and it reminded me of how I needed one. How I could MAKE one for cheap. 
I saw these pretty little wreaths on Pinterest and decided I wanted to make one similar.

 I went to Michaels because I knew the Spring & Summer fake flowers were 50% off and I had a 40% off coupon for the styrofoam wreath form. My total: $38!! What the heck?! I went home and started making my wreath and ran out of flowers!!!! My wreath had some major bald spots people! So, I had to go back to Michaels to buy more green hydrangeas which cost me $11. So my grand total was $49. Yup! The same price as the wreath I saw at Hobby Lobby. 

Even though I was so annoyed because I spent $38 on stuff to make a wreath. And even though I ran out of flowers and had to drive BACK to the craft store. And even though I spent eleven MORE dollars. And even though I burnt the crap outta my fingers with hot glue. And even though Robby and I were wrong.. it WASN'T cheaper to make (my fault for thinking he knew anything about crafts to begin with haha). And even though I could have just bought one at Hobby Lobby for the same price... 
(who else is tired of reading "and even though..?" haha)

...I'm so glad I made my own because I got exactly what I wanted.

Thank you, honey. 
I'm glad you were in a rush to get out of the craft store because I actually love the one I made way more than the one at Hobby Lobby ;)

Oh and by the way, I realized I don't have a patriotic wreath for Memorial Day haha.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Cheyenne Zoo Date

Robby and I have been wanting to go to the Cheyenne Zoo in Colorado Springs for a really long time. So when he came home from work, that was one of the first things on our list of things to do while he was home. I love this zoo compared to the Denver Zoo. It's more hands on & we were able to see animals actually MOVE around. The last time we went to the Denver Zoo I swear, we paid to look at empty cages and animals sleeping behind rocks.

In my opinion, getting to feed and pet the giraffes makes the trip to Colorado Springs well worth it! I could have stayed in that part of the zoo the whole time. 

We forgot to bring cash to feed the giraffes but we were able to pet this sweet guy. I seriously wanted to take him home. I'm sure our HOA would have just LOVED that.

This older giraffe was all by himself and was making Robby and I crack up! He was acting so hilarious.. as you can kinda tell from the picture below.

This little monkey was such a goof. He kept looking at us sideways haha!

How cute is the little babe?! Awww.

Funny story: This orangutan was eating his carrot just looking at everyone looking at him. Minding his own business. Well, this one little boy came up to the glass and started making funny faces at him and sticking out his tounge while shaking his head back and forth. The orangutan, no joke, sllloowlyyy took the carrot out of his mouth, his jaw dropped a tad and he stared at the little boy for a good 15 seconds like HE was the animal. I don't know, maybe you had to be there but it was the funniest thing ever!

And I've come to the realization that goats hate me. Remember our Denver Zoo visit last year?! Whats with them things showing me their behinds?

If you want to see animals gone wild, bring the Magee's along to the zoo with ya. For some reason we bring out the crazy in all the animals ;)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Our Third Anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary. 
Three years ago today, we were in Colorado Springs getting ready for the big day. We got married at a beautiful venue, ate the most delicious food, had our first dance as husband & wife, we cried, we laughed and we were all getting jiggy with it. 

I absolutely love this picture. 
The sun shining, pine trees, a little snow on the ground and of course PINE CONES! 
Colorado is so gorgeous.

I got each of my gals a purple jumpsuit & my mom's friend was so kind to embroider Maid of Honor, Soon to be Mrs. Magee and two Bridesmaid banners to pin on the back of each jumpsuit.

From left to right: Robby's best friend, Robby, the matchmaker a.k.a Robby's older brother and my bro.

I was so pleased with our wedding cake. 
And by pleased, I'm mostly talking about how good it tasted.
You better believe we took the left overs home!

 What's a wedding without a little football?
It's a Southern tradition to have a groom's cake made for the groom and since Robby's from the south, I ordered a cake with his favorite football team logo (but he secretly loves the Bronco's more haha I kid).

My mom and I spent many hours making magnets for my wedding favors.
They were cute but really.. what the heck was I thinking? 
And Pinterest.. where were you when I needed you?!

Here is a picture of us dancing our way in as MR. & MRS. MAGEE to the Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling."

Here is a picture of us getting ready to get our GRUB on! Seriously the best food I have EVER had. We also chose to do it buffet style. 
You still hungry? No problem, go grab yo-self some more.

Our First Dance as husband and wife.

The best man giving his speech that he wrote THAT morning on a Best Western hotel paper. Such a best man thing to do! I have to admit.. I was a little scared since he waited till the last minute to write it, but boy was I in for a surprise. It was such a good speech.. a little laughter, some words of advice and genuine brotherly love. Great memories!

Dancing barefoot because I can ;)

I don't know who requested this song, but we all got crazy when "Baby Got Back" came on. Even my dad was booty bumping!

This picture below was ALSO us dancing to "Baby Got Back.' 
If I had to guess by my Sister in' Laws hand placement, it was probably at the part when he said.. "I like 'em round and big." 
Then again, it could have been any part of the song. Haha.

 There are so many stories to tell and even some regrets. "I wish I would have.." moments, but overall it was a great night filled with memories I will NEVER forget.

Walking down the isle and marrying you was by far the BEST decision I have ever made. We have been through a whole lot in just these three short years, but it has brought us so close and I love how we have learned to really trust and BE THERE for one another. Thank you for being the best husband a woman could ever ask for. Thank you for being so supportive and always reminding me (daily) to trust in our Heavenly Father.

I love you so much, Robby.
Here's to many many more love.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Subway Tile Backsplash

Before we moved into our house I knew exactly what I wanted to do with our backsplash and space above the cabinets. Add white subway tile! BUT I kept debating back and forth (I can't EVER decide!) whether I wanted the herringbone style or the classic subway tile look. After much pondering I FINALLY decided to go with the classic subway tile and I couldn't be happier with the results so far. We still need to add the bright white grout but for now, here are a couple pictures of the tile..

Nice Job, honey!