Monday, March 30, 2009
I want Jeff to build a changing table that matches the crib. I found this one on Restoration Hardware Baby + Child. I like that the footing matches the crib. The only modification that I would like is doors instead of drawers. I think that shelving with doors would be a better way to organize diapers, wipes, lotion, etc.
I also found this rocking horse on RH's website! Isn't it cute?! I think I want Jeff to paint it white to match the crib and changing table. I also think I want to find some fabric that matches our bedding for the seat.
This toy chest is also perfect for our nursery! Again, a few modifications would be necessary. I want the footing to match the crib and I want to make a cushion for the top to sit on that matches Matthew's bedding.Looks like Jeff is going to be busy! He swears these projects will be much easier than building the crib. Now, all we need is our house, so that Jeff can have a workshop!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
The Michigan Senate has approved a state income tax credit for people who buy a house in 2009 or 2010. Homebuyers could claim a credit for 10 percent of the purchase price or $10,000, whichever is less.
The legislation won approval 36-0 Thursday and moves to the House.
So, this means that Jeff and I could potentially have $18k to put towards home improvements $8k from the federal government and $10k from the state...someone upstairs is DEFINETELY listening to my prayers.
The Clarisonic promises..."a reduction in the appearance of pores, improved skin tone, a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and improved absorption of serums and moisturizers. The sonic technology is so gentle and effective that it is used and recommended by luxury spas and leading dermatologists across the country. Clarisonic is the sonic revolution that delivers clear, soft, smooth and younger-looking skin. The way you cleanse and care for your skin will never be the same. "
When I was using it daily, I did notice my skin was more radiant and looked a lot healthier. I would recommend the Clarisonic to anyone wanting to try something that doesn't take a lot of time and wants to see almost instant results. The Clarisonic is a little pricey...$195, but a way better value than buying expensive cleansers/moisturizers that come in tiny bottles, need to be replaced every two months, and promise the same results.
During this time of year, my skin gets very "thirsty." This light facial mist helps me to hydrate. Whenever I am feeling a bit dry, I just mist away!
Flower Bomb is the perfect scent...sexy, yet feminine. I wore it on my wedding day and I wear it almost every day to work. Perfect for every occassion.
I am a mascara junkie. I have tried all brands from the
drug store and have not found one that comes close to comparing with Bad Gal Lash. I call this mascara my "sure thing." Thick, sultry lashes are guaranteed. She is an expensive little kitty at $25/tube, but worth every penny!
Friday, March 20, 2009
JEFF - HINT HINT HINT HINT!
Ever drive through a ritzy neighborhood and wonder, "What do these people do for a living?!" The author of this book took a very direct and entertaining route to answer this question: he picked the 20 wealthiest neighborhoods in America and went door to door, garnering interviews with 50 very wealthy, very different individuals. While the author freely admits that his sample is far from scientific, weighted heavily to friendly people who happened to be at home when he went calling, this book is witty and inspiring. Makes me want to go knock on some doors...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Haircut - $20
Haircolor - $20
Highlights/Lowlights - $50+
Haircolor/cut combo - $30
Highlight/cut combo - $60
Manicure - $15
Pedicure - $15
Mani/Pedi - $25
* First service free!
I would love to offer my services to all family/friends for free all the time, but this is going to be my line of work, so I have to treat it as such. Please understand =)
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Today, we took Matthew for a walk in downtown Northville. The weather was too perfect to not spend some time outside. We strolled down the charming streets and did some shopping. What a perfect way to spend the day together!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I really hope and pray to God that all goes according to plan. I know she doesn't look like much, but with some modest upgrades/improvements and a little bit of elbow grease, I think Jeff and I can make this little gem shine like the top of the Chrysler building! (Is the Chrysler building still shining?) We have been hunting for the perfect house for almost two years now. Please say some prayers that our search has come to an end and we get this house!
On another note...I would like to give mad props to Uncle Sam. In 2008, there was a $7,500 tax credit for first time home buyers. However, BIG catch...you have to pay it back. In essence, this is an interest free loan from the government. This year, first time home buyers will receive an $8,000 tax credit...AND you do not have to pay it back. Giddy up. CATCH - there is always a catch...you have to live in the home for at least three years. Whatev, I am taking my $8k and running with it!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
"Matthew is such a good baby, it's unbelievable! He is always smiling at his teachers when they talk to him. Matthew has a wonderful disposition and he is a joy to have in this class. We look forward to many more fun filled days with Matthew!"
- Maggie & Amber