Weekend With Tank

We babysat my sisters dog Tank this weekend while she was at a Hair Show in Seattle. Tanky is a pretty cool dog, only mildly crazy like most little dogs. We decided the best idea was to wear him out by doing a lot of outdoor stuff. Tank lives in an apartment, so he really loved being outside and running around.

The first place we took him was Larrabee State Park for a little hiking in the woods along the cliff. It was really beautiful even in early spring.  The weather was really nice too.

The rest of the afternoon was spent working on the yard. Tank played with Hula, we weeded the blueberry bed. We got the rest of the patio area dug up and did the first round of leveling. Tank played fetch and got out and barked at EVERYTHING he could. In the evening after grilling up Chicken Sausages and Zucchini, we walked down to Little Squalicum Beach. We let Tank roam around and sniff things while we enjoyed the view and the sunset.

Tank went home this afternoon after we managed to lay the first half of our patio! We really enjoyed him being here.

House Tour #2

The house is mostly unpacked and decorated….yay! It looks pretty darn cute if I do say so.

Before I show you some of the decorated rooms, I wanted to show you Video #2 of the house after I painted and did repairs to all the rooms. Again ignore my rambling awkward talking (in fact its best to just turn your sound off): Oh and in case you want to watch VIDEO #1 (pre-repairs and paint) Ill post that one first:

And the LATEST video:

Spring is Here!

I won this yesterday at a baby shower. Pot from Ikea

It’s the first day of SPRING! And the morning is just sunny enough to capture some dewey photos of the yard. The yard was the BIG seller on this house, Mr. Gaunt and I have never had a yard. In our last house we didn’t even have a porch or patio, which meant that brand new BBQ we bought 3 years ago has never come out of the box.

So when the option came up, we were ok taking a smaller more run-down house in order to get a yard (and neighborhood for that matter). I am no magician with plants, despite the fact that my mom and grandma are amazing gardens. My brother is a PROFESSIONAL Farmer (at Joe’s Garden, go there!) and my dad has done everything from landscaping, to serious composting, and all that’s in-between. Me, I’ve killed probably 4 house plants, and 5 Basil Plants.

So I’ve been reading up about Urban Farming, and gardening, and I’m excited to start planting! I’m kind of waiting for Mr. Gaunt to get here though, because he knows a bit more about this stuff than I do. So in the mean time the yard will sit un kept, with big future plans!


Coming out the back door

I was told these were raspberries, but I dont think they are. Anyone know what they might be?

Note: the entire house and garage are supose to be painted as soon as the weather gets nice.

The Front Yard

Again, new roof, and the outside will be painted when the weather gets nicer.

Kids Felt Crowns & Engagement Photos

Sometimes I get a little crafty, and am actually pleased with what I have made! These crowns were made for my friend Jen’s Daughter who turned 5 a week ago. I used this Tutorial and then just made the designs up on my own. This was the first time I made something with elastic, and was shocked how easy it was! Mr. Gaunt made the monster for me…soo cute! I also made the princess one with ribbon instead of elastic to make it more feminine. I really hope Torrae loves them!

I also wanted to share a few of our favorite engagement photos that Jen took of us when we were in Washington. She gave me a disk of like 200 so it took me a while to go through them all, but here they are. Oh and I picked out my engagement ring yesterday…yipee! I’m hoping to have it made and on my finger by my birthday!