Sunday, January 31, 2010

ELFA to the Rescue

In an effort to get organized before Baby Scott arrives, we had to completely empty out our guest bedroom closet and clean it out of all my MK products and the temporary air mattress we had set up after my sister moved out so that we could have this room for the baby. In order to make the baby's room and closet completely empty we had to combine two closets into one and move everything to the back bedroom closet. Whew! It has been a month-long or more process and I'm still not completely done. I say I'm not done because I still have a few piles/projects I need to tackle.

This is the before...which is only the contents of ONE closet. Yes, here is our mess for all the world to see. This is the room that holds Korey's BIG art desk, my desk, a bookshelf, and two dog crates. You can't even see the dog crates in the back right corner because we covered them up! And our poor dogs kept trying to paw their way back to them. They were so confused. Part of cleaning out this closet included me having to tackle a long-ignored box of photos that had never been put in albums. This took forever! Like several weekends.

We decided to install ELFA because it seemed practical and it was on sale! I never would have considered it but in the end we went for it and I'm glad we did. We even considered pieces of furniture to just place in the closet but decided our stuff probably wouldn't just fit. And the great thing about the ELFA is that we can take it with us if we move (to a bigger house that has a bigger kitchen and awesome floors!)

Here is Korey doing paint touchoups after he knocked down a closet wooden shelf thingy with a clothes bar attached. We didn't know how to get this down because the nails were hidden but thanks to Google I found a video online and voila it was done! Korey's grandfather was an architect so, that combined with the artist skills in his blood, made for his meticulous design of the closet. To the point where I didn't care where the shelves went as long as I had a place to put everything! And part of his meticulous design process included me moving almost all of the contents out so he could visualize what the design should look like. I gave him painter's tape and he marked off where the shelves would go (my idea!). This is part of being married to an artist!
And here is the after! This is our back wall. This wall still needs more organizing on the shelves but there is absolutely nothing on the floor to inhibit you from walking into the closet. Awesome!

The right wall has the original shelving which Korey meticulously stacked with our stuff.

Here is the wall to the left. The dogs now have their own shelf to hold food, treats, etc. We even have four drawers below that shelf.

That is the long explanation of our closet makeover and I'm glad it's done...well almost!

Monday, January 25, 2010

What's for Dinner

I would post pics but my camera card is full and I have yet to clean it off. But I will post some links to what's on our dinner menu for this week. The pregnant lady can eat again! Now if I could just not be so tired...

Tonight we had Broiled Tilapia Parmesan with cream cheese corn (this is too evil to share but I did use lowfat cream cheese) and popovers. I was watching Melissa D'Arabian on the Food Network and she made popovers which are light rolls without the yeast. Here is her recipe for popovers. I've never made them before and when you cut them open they are basically middle-less (kind of empty inside) but still good and very easy! As for the fish it is one of Korey's favorites and the only kind I've made since we've been married. I can also make baked fish but I've gotten stuck on this one.

I love eating tortilla soup in restaurants and I found this recipe and I was hooked. It makes alot and it's also husband approved. I don't do the tortilla strips on top because I cheat and use chips.
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Also, if anyone wants homemade authentic fajitas go to the La Supero Uno (I think that's what it's called) in the same shopping center as the Mrs. Bairds outlet on Hwy 5. Go to the meat counter in the back and get the fajita marinada (already marinated fajita meat). They also have chicken, too. This is about $4+/lb and cooks up in less than ten minutes on your grill. Don't be scared about the meat counter just focus on the signs and the guy who will hand you the meat (they speak English thankfully!) and don't be scared by all the raw meat behind the glass. My overseas experience prepared me for this! But before you leave with the meat you have to get their homemade tortillas. They have corn and flour on a little rack on the inside to the right of the front doors. Their homemade tortilla chips are great too and perfect for holding up for nachos and for having with your tortilla soup because they don't absorb the liquid that fast so they stay crunchy! And avocadoes! Don't forget the avocadoes! They are always ripe and ready to be eaten. I have become accustomed to only buying my avocadoes here because the ones at the regular grocery stores are always as hard as a rock.

Happy Eating.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Baby Scott Pics

Korey and I went for a sequential screen sono today so the Dr. could tell us if we were at risk for Down's. He said so far so good but the blood tests will tell us more. I DO NOT enjoy being stuck with a needle, especially 3 TIMES!! The nurse tried both arms (apparently I have deep veins) and ended up having to get it from my hand. I am wounded and sore!

But here are the pics of our little lime. He/she is about 3 inches. The Dr. had me cough and we got to see the baby move! Too fun. Heartbeat was great, too.

Korey confiscated the sono pic and put his mad illustrator skills to work. I have no responsibility for the pics below!
He also did one for a boy version of this girl one's the same thing just in blue. Korey has a drumset in our closet that he's wanting our baby to learn to play. Help me!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm an Aunt!

Meet Brandon Wayne Scott, 6lb 12 oz, 18 inches

Here is my mom-in-law and the baby daddy which happens to be Korey's brother.

Look at those chubby legs!
And of course his dad just had to adorn him with his Aggie Ring.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

What's Coming in 2010

Well....Korey and I would have shared this news in church this morning but unfortunately I've had a horrible cold all week that has kept me couch-bound. This pic may be hard to see but I'm holding a bib that reads, "Here Comes Trouble." To sum up the good news, I'm 11 weeks and Baby Scott is due at the end of July!

We've been keeping the news mum since Thanksgiving. We found out right after we got back from Colorado and have kept it secret until Christmas when we told our parents. It's the first grandchild for my parents and the second for Korey's mom. We are both excited but we know we have NO idea what we're in for!