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Our Kitchen

Organized By June 28, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Now that we are (sometimes) adults in an adult home, I’ve started to learn that the hub of a foodie house is the kitchen.  We spend a lot of time in there cooking, prepping, partying, and yes, cleaning.  Which is why the bulk of our design meetings centered around arguing about designing a kitchen that had a lot of space for making messes and room to hang out.

Unfortunately, not everything that we wanted to happen was an option with our specific builder.  Me being me… (stubborn) there was not a lot of room for compromise from my end.  What is the point of building a house if you can’t make it perfect the first time around?  #FirstWorldProblems

Which left the option of doing some things ourselves, after the home was “finished”.  Meaning we were without tile backsplash and the range oven when we first moved in… and for several months after that.

I know… GASP! how did we survive??


The Un-Un-Breakable Sarah Schmidt

HA!, Running By April 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , , No Comments

Carrie: Hey, remember when a break was a good thing?  Spring Break, coffee break… Now it’s break-up.  Break down.  They keep getting worse.  What’s next?

Miranda: Hip break?

I would like this post to be about my most recent medal acquisition and my breakdown of the expo and race – but that just can’t be.  I wasn’t able to participate in the Salt Lake Half Marathon this year because I broke my hip.

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A Broom Closet

Closet Porn, Organized, Pretty By March 18, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , , 4 Comments

When we were in the planning stages of the house, the original floor plan had called for a small coat closet in between the kitchen and the garage entrance.  This made absolutely no sense to me because:

  1. Entryway Coat Closets belong near the front door ENTRYWAY
  2. Entryway Coat Closets do not belong in the kitchen
  3. I know everything

I had already altered the floor plan to create a larger entryway with a nice big coat closet for guests (and lets be honest, Bella) so it seemed even more unnecessary.  I was just about to have them erase the small closet when I realized that nowhere, in our giant brand new home, had I planned for a place to keep the larger cleaning gadgets.  And so, the little coat closet was turned into a broom closet.

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Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend 2015

Running, Travel By December 21, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , No Comments

In case you weren’t paying attention, runDisney has been tricking us out of more money upping the ante with challenges.  This year’s Avengers Super Hero Half Marathon Weekend introduced the Inaugural Captain America 10k and with it, the Inaugural Infinity Gauntlet Challenge.  Did Chad and I sign up for all of this insanity, you ask?  I don’t think the sentiment, “DUH”, quite covers my answer, but it will do for now.

We, again, traveled with a giant group of suckers friends and family who were participating in the Avengers Half Marathon.  This round included: Crystal (the newbie, from the Haunted Half), Laura (the newbie from the Tinker Bell Half), Lindsey (from many many half marathons), and of course, Bob, Debbie, and Brandy.

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The Laundry Room

Closet Porn, Organized, Pretty By December 14, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

When we met with the builders about our home, one of the first requests I had was that they leave all of the closets empty.  Once the walls were up, I wandered over with my handy tape measure (1 of 7 because just like pens and scissors, they tend to grow legs and walk away during the night) and measured out each space that I intended to fill with glorious glorious elfa.

And then I wandered over to The Container Store to get the closets designed.

Although not a closet, one of the most important elfa spaces we purchased was The Laundry Room.  I had been imagining The Laundry Room as a grand mecca of organization for longer than Pinterest has been around.  A space that would not only do the laundry practically by itself, but also hem all the pants I’m hoarding in the event that I actually decide to adjust them for my midget height.