Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tom is here!!

Tom is here, he's actually been here...for a few days now!
So I thought it was time I properly announced his arrival ;)

He got here Thursday afternoon.
I'm happy to say that the airport was boring,
nothing crazy happened at all!

Tom got through customs like a champ.
That visa line is much shorter than the other lines.

After we had our little airport moment
we headed back home to drop off his bags
and give each other Christmas presents.

I got him a watch and a few silly things
like socks and a t-shirt with a cat face on 
a burrito with 'Purrrito' written underneath. ;)

Tom got me an amazing leather bound journal
with the quote 'not all who wander are lost'!
He even got my name put on it!! :)

He also brought me my cherries.
They're my favorite candy in the whole
wide world and they only have them in the UK!

Then I got some goodies from his parents his
sister, brother in law and niece. 
It was so nice, felt just like Christmas morning!!

Our first outing was that night,
we went to ihop..because it's comfort food to the max
and their chocolate milk is like...exceptional.

Tom is settling in like a pro!
I mean he's been here before so it's not
all that crazy.

He's even becoming fast friends with
our little pup Winston! :)

We're so happy to be back together
and for six whole months!!

It's really, really, really great!

:) :)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Goodwill lamps DIY

I'm a bit of a DIY addict.
I think it's good though becuase it means
I don't pay full price for stuff.

Saving money is the name of the game.

Actually DIY'ing can sometimes be more
expensive than just buying new.

If that's the case I think you're doing it wrong ;)

This DIY project definitely saved me money.

I have been looking for some bed side table lamps
for about a month or so.

I've been stalking goodwills and thrift shops
hoping that a pair will pop out at me.

Last week I was in a goodwill and I 
stumbled upon these pretties.

They were in need of some serious TLC.
I know they don't match but I like their differences.
I also think they look very good together.

While at goodwill I also found a few trinkets
that I wanted to paint up and put next to the lamps.

I decided to spray paint the lamps gray.
They look brand new now that they've been painted all pretty!

Buying lamps from goodwill is great
but I'm a little grossed out when it comes to the shade.
I don't know why but buying a used shade just freaks me out.
So I stopped by target and bought white round shades.
The shades ended up costing the most but
I'm glad i decided to get new ones.

I'm so happy with how these lamps turned out!

The little elephant turned out SO cute!!!

 That vase ^^^ is beyond gorgeous!!
One of my favorite finds ever!!!

I'm so glad I gave these lamps new life.
They are just the perfect addition to my space!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Tom is coming in 6 DAYS!!!!!!!!!

Oh snap!

It's been close to decade since my last post.

So let's catch up a bit.

Literally nothing has happened.

Just kidding, actually i'm not kidding, at all.

It's been a real snooze fest around these parts,
hence the no blogging. ;)

The excitement is on it's way though,
in the form of my 6foot4inch British boyfriend!!

Tom will be here in 6 days!!!!
Yes, this time next week he will be here.

&&& He's staying until JU-FREAKING-LY!!!
I'm so so so so so excited for him to get here!

He's a little hesitant about the flight though.
Our flight home from the dominican
free fell while taking off and we've both
been a bit anxious about flying ever since.

Do you have any trusty ways to stay calm
and relaxed on a flight?

Please share your ideas in the comment section
so I can pass them along to Tom ;)

It's been four months since we've last seen each other.

I've been asked a couple of times if
I get nervous every time I see him after
a long time apart.

Truth is, I don't get nervous.
If anything I've just got a butterfly problem.
They are going crazy because I'm just
so ready to have him back!!

You know what's weird?
We've been together two years +
but we've only met up 4 times.

I'm not counting all of the days we're spending together.
I'm just counting the actual times we've met up.

I can remember them all very well!!

The first time was when we were meeting
face to face for the very first time!!
I almost fainted.

I was so nervous!
But things obviously worked out and
it turned out to be an amazing three weeks!

The second time was way easier.
I met him at Manchester Airport.
I've never been to MAN before
so when I got out and got my bag
I looked all over for him and didn't see him.
Thought he forgot about me ;)
I just needed to go through some doors and
there he was waiting for me!!

We had an amazing time during our short week together.

The third time was back in Manchester again.
This time I was going to be staying for five months.

I felt really nervous this time,
not because of Tom but because of Customs.
Asking a country to let you stay with them
for five months without a visa is a little crazy.
But it worked ;)

5 months later I looked back at an amazing trip!

This last time Tom came to Texas.
 I picked him up at the Houston airport.
Usually he fly's into Dallas but the ticket
was cheaper going to Houston!

This pickup was terrible.
Tom's flight got sent to Canada
because of a sick passenger.
So his flight landed 4 hours after
it was meant to land and I was 
a mess because I thought it had already
landed and he was being detained or something.

He wasn't, he got here safe and sound
and we had a blast spending a month and a half together.

Let's hope this time is a bit easier
with the flights ;)

Oh and please share your ideas about
how to stay relaxed on a long plane journey!!

6 days people, 6 days!!!!!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Let's chat about two thousand fifteeeeen

Hello 2015!!

We're 3 days in and this year seems
pretty normal so far.

I've got major sniffles though which is no bueno
but I'm hearing that loads of people have the same sniffs
so i'm thinking something is going around and
hopefully it's gone soon because it's lame!

Tom is going to be here in 20 days!!

We're so pumped!

I can't believe he will be here till JULY!!
It's going to be so weird to unpack his stuff and
leave it unpacked and not have to worry
about him leaving to go back to England.

Texas and Tom will be one for 6 months.

Ah it's so exciting!!

We've already got lots planned.
For expample we're hitting up the
good old Grand Canyon while he's here.

There's a star gazing party in June which
is kind of when we're looking at going because......I mean.....


We were also gifted Six Flags Over Texas / Hurricane Harbor 
season passes for christmas so we'll be at those places..a lot!!!

Free fun is even funner than payed for fun, ya know what I'm sayin?
Unlimited coasters and water parkage is going to be awesome!!
PLUS we got the parking passes TOO!!!!
We're basically just paying for gas to get there..
and the occasional funnel cake...
(Probably more than just occasional)

Annnd No I won't be riding this death trap...


We are also planning lots of fun Texas road trips.
I need to take Tom to Austin, San Antonio, the Hill Country
and down to the gulf to see Galveston and Corpus!!!

There's so much to see in Texas and I can't wait to show Tom.

It's going to be so great to have Tom here for so long.
You might not be thinking as far as July and August but we
are already planning what our next step will be.

First half of the year in Texas.
Second half of the year in England.
Next year...big plans, big big plans ;)

I hope you are all enjoying the first week of 2015!!