Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Big Snow::December 2010

Mother nature has not disappointed this winter. Overnight we received around 18" on the mountain and about 9"-12" at the house. Check out a few photos from around the neighborhood taken by my roommate Jes.

Hunting for snow weasels in the backyard.

Looking down our road after it was plowed

She hates rain, but LOVES snow

Power lines coming down from the heavy snow.
The massive branch that fell in our driveway.
Can you find the dog?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Mountain Style Mondays:: Cozy & Sweet

One of my favorite things about winter besides snowboarding and all the new gear... chunky cozy sweaters. Just like my love affair with jackets it doesn't matter how many I have I can't get  enough. However, I did start finally parting ways with a few as it was time to clean out the closets this winter. Yes, I have multiple closets I am my mothers daughter. Enough about that here are a few sweaters  I don't own but wouldn't mind.

The Cable Boyfriend Cardigan from Victoria Secret

Monday, December 20, 2010

Mountain Style Mondays

With Christmas fast approaching it's easy to find items with "mountain" flare. While shopping at Kohl's last week I came across their mountain themed dishes and serving platters Woodland Woods.This line of dishware is great for any mountain home or holiday party even if you live in the city. The best part, it's affordable!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Full Bath Remodel

When we purchased the house it was a known fact the full bath would need a major gut prior to moving in. Other than everything falling apart, we weren't too keen on the pink. So on the day we closed Nick and my dad started the demo process. Everything came out to be replaced.  When they were done the bathroom looked like this.

Since the space was a decent size it allowed us to go from one sink to two. No need to fight over the sink anymore. The vanity lighting was moved and we added lighting in the shower and above the toilet. Instead of adding a ceiling vent to help prevent mold we went with a wall heater.

Within a week of our offer being accepted I bought the vanity and sink. Funny story. I was at Lowe's browsing when I spotted a double sink vanity(sink not included) marked down to $75! After chatting with the sales clerk he marked it down again to $60! I walked out of Lowe's with a brand new in the box Allen + Roth Vanity and sink for the low price of $283! Can you say S-c-o-r-e! I love a good deal and this may have been my deal of the year.

The shower curtain, towel rack, and hand towels are all from Target. While the curtain rod and hooks were purchased from Ross Dress for Less. The mirror was something we already had and lucky us it was a perfect fit.

We painted the walls Travertine Trail and accented the walls with swiss coffee (white) on the ceiling & trim, both were from Kelly More Paints  and in a semi-gloss finish.

Like I mentioned previously, the pink and teal tile had to go and it did. The toilet (not pictured) was matching pink! If you look closely at the below before picture you'll see there was a light switch in the shower?!  Needless to say it was moved it to a "safe" location. I think Mike Holmes would appreciate this one :)

Another feature we added was the built-in shelving unit in the shower. This was a feature my Dad and Sue added to their shower years ago and I knew it was something I wanted in mine.  No need to hang an ugly shower caddy when you have a built-in shelf. Since we didn't have much time to finish the bathroom prior to moving in we had makes decisions quickly and skip on the DIY. 

All the tile was purchased from Home Depot and installed by a local tiler. We didn't have the time to DIY the tile ourselves...there's always the mud room. Instead of using chrome for all the faucets we decided on brushed nickle. The shower/tub faucets are the Eva model from Moen. After much debate on a walk in shower or another tub we went with a Ensemble Tub from Sterling Kohler which we picked up at Lowe's. At the end of the day everything turned out great and we couldn't be happier.  


Did you remodel a bathroom that was stuck in another decade? I would love to hear your story.

TDC Before and After
Supporting Habitat for Humanity

Our First Christmas

This will be our first Christmas in the new house and I couldn't be more excited. I picked up a few Holiday decorations and it's starting to look a lot like Christmas at the Stockton house!

Decorated for Christmas
Our Tree
Our first christmas tree. Nick brought it home from work.

Me and the Roxy girl 
A white Christmas is shaping up nicely!

Back yard snow

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ski Day 6 :: Heavenly

Every year our department holds a  group handling clinic.  We couldn't have scheduled it on a better day this year! Great snow and sunny skies equal an epic day!

Jason and Ashley ready to handle it.

Cabo San Lucas 2010

For starters I caught the travel bug at a very young age and I love vacation! This year for Thanksgiving, Nick and I wanted to get away and have some fun. We couldn't go wrong with a Mexican Vacation in Cabo San Lucas, sun and margaritas what more could a girl ask for.

We stayed at Pueblo Bonito, Sunset Beach! Gorgeous! The week was spent snorkeling, some pool time, fishing, exploring the local cuisine & culture and of course some shopping. We even took the fish we caught to a cute local restaurant called El Pescador (The Fisherman).  They prepared our fish four different ways so we had a little of everything! It had to be one of the best meals of the week! Until next time....

The Arch

Ready for some snorkeling
It's five o'clock somewhere

Dinner at the Shrimp Factory

It may be early but we're ready to fish

After my first catch

Big Fish

Linking up with
True Colours

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mountain Style Mondays

With Christmas around the corner why not look at gifts for that special person who could use a little mountain style in their life. I stumbled across a great site, The Woolly Sheep, and they have all sorts of fun mountain style decor.  For around $70 +S&H these address plaques would make a great gift this holiday season. I love the moose plaque! 

Monday, December 6, 2010

BIG Snow in November!

Our house covered in snow
Many of you may have already seen this picture but it's a great shot of just how much  snow the first storm brought! Let's just say that Ms Roxy is in heaven as she loves the snow!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

SF Ski & Board Fest

The first weekend of November kicked off trade show season and we started it off right in San Francisco for the  SF Snowbomb Ski & Board Fest. The snowbomb show is not your typical ski show, day one consists of wine tasting and day two beer tasting! So while you're scoring great deals on gear you're given the opportunity to sip on a tasty adult beverage.

Entrance to the SF Snowbomb Ski & Board Fest
The weekend was full of fun, friends and family. Friday night I met up with Brittnay and Matt for some crab from the Crab House at the famous Pier 39 in Fisher's Wharf. So yummy! We went  with the 3lbs of Losta Crab (not pictured)
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Britt and Matt ready for Crab!

Sorry Britt the picture was too good not to post :)

One trade show down and two to go. Up next San Jose...

Crab House:
203 C Pier 39
San Francisco, CA 94133

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shark Territory

Saturday night while I was in San Jose I had the opportunity to attend the San Jose Sharks vs Calgary Flames hockey game. What a great time! Thank you-Northstar! 

Tickets in hand walking in.

View from our sits

Mountain Style Mondays

There's nothing better than a fireplace, especially in the bedroom.  A fireplace will make any room extra cozy. Actual trees for bedposts makes for very interesting bedroom decor.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Master Bedroom

There was a lot of blood sweat and tears thrown into this house and the master bedroom was just one of the rooms that received a full face lift. So, what did we do?  Well painted then painted some more. Replaced the carpet & bedroom door. Rebuilt  the inside of closet. The sliding door was reset as it was sitting a few inches higher than it should sit. During this process we discovered some crazy wiring which was then moved to a "safe" place in the wall. And of course added a few personal touches. Enjoy!

Walls: Koala Bear by Behr Paint  
Trim: Swiss Coffee from Kelly Moore Paint