2014: In Review

I’ve been struggling on whether to come back to blogging or just stay on blog vacation. I guess for now I will come back!

We found this great idea on Pinterest that we started this year. We grabbed an old spaghetti jar and throughout 2014 we would put pieces of paper of into the jar of the good things that happened to us. Things worth remembering and celebrating. This was a great way for us to look back and remember everything we did this year!

So here we have 2014 in review!

First and foremost we had the craziest winter in possibly a decade in the Lehigh Valley. It was the 5th snowiest winter ever recorded.

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Vernon Mid-Week Getaway: Minerals Resort & Spa

Adam has been “planning” a surprise weekend getaway for us ever since I got my job. The first job that is, back in May. Clearly he’s a few months behind, but who’s keeping track? Now, we aren’t one of those celebratory couples. We never celebrated monthly anniversaries, raises, promotions, new jobs, milestones, etc. We were never that couple, but we are trying to make a conscious effort to become that couple. It’s the little stuff that ultimately become the big stuff or lead into the big stuff. Changes are happening so often that sometimes in order to see them you need to celebrate them when they come around! You all with me?

Anyway, he’s been so busy at work the plans didn’t exactly happen as soon as he wanted. He is also not very good at keeping secrets. I am the hint machine. The conversation usually goes as followed:
Me: Give me one hint
Adam: Okay here it is….
Me: Really? That was your hint? That wasn’t even a good one! Give me another.

Eventually I coax him into enough hints that I “figure” it out. Being in between jobs means a big luxurious vacation was out of the question. Plus a little thing called debt. (Oh hey there credit card bills!) So he scoured Groupon and Living Social for getaways within a few hours from home.

Then he found a Minerals Resort & Spa deal on Groupon. It was a two night minimum stay at a fairly good price. He booked it, we packed, relaxed, and enjoyed the gorgeous weather thunderstorms.

The first day we got there unpacked, walked around the grounds, swam a little bit and then went out to eat dinner.

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Shelf, Shelf, Shelf It Up!

Our walls are bare. BARE I TELL YOU.
I cannot handle it. Sure it makes the room look bigger, but it also looks too naked.
I want pictures. Lots of pictures. Shelves. Life. And did I mention pictures?
Just checking!

So there you have it! Our new space filler:


Final result of the shelves!


She’s looking pretty spiffy I must say. And we are pretty darn proud of how she turned out.
We found a great tutorial from ana-white.com on Pinterest. While I cannot say we followed her tutorial exactly, it did end up looking just as good! We obviously could have gone into more detail on how we did it, but no need! Ana-White says it all. Continue reading