Monday, April 25, 2011

Still on the Country Train

When my style results came back from the Sproost quiz, where I blogged about here I found it interesting that overall I was cottage chic. Intrigued, I took a few more style quizzes I found on YoungHouseLove. They have a nice little list of quizzes included in Three ways to Pin down Your Style under #2.

Without hesitation, I headed over to the Ikea  business website to partake in their simple 9 question quiz. Much like the Sproost quiz the Ikea quiz is made up of a a series of images to pick from. Don't stress just choose the ones you like as there isn't a right or wrong anwser. 

The results are in and I'm still on the country train.

80% Country
20% Scandinavian
0% Modern

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Epic Wrap Up

All good things must come to an end. Let's count up the days! New for the 2010/11 ski season Vail  announced it's launch of  EpicMix. So ,what is Epic Mix?

Per the FAQ  found here... EpicMix is new for the 2010/2011 season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Heavenly, and a revolutionary technological advancement for the ski industry. With EpicMix, all your activity on the slopes is automatically captured and uploaded to your EpicMix dashboard.

Now you can follow your days skied, track your vertical feet, see where you rode, earn EpicMix pins for your achievements, and collect points.

But that’s not all. You can also connect with your social networks like Facebook and Twitter and share your stats, pins and points.

All this is possible because of Radio Frequency scanners at the base of every lift, and RF technology built into every Vail Resorts season pass, and PEAKS card.

Basically, it's a social media platform used to elevate your mountain experience by allowing you to track your days & vertical feet  all while earning pins and bragging to friends and family via Facebook and Twitter. For more details check out the website here.

I've been tracking my days and vertical all season and although I feel I could more like should have snowboarded a lot more  it's a fun way to keep track. It's crazy to think the year with the most snowfall, since living in SLT, was the year I went up the least. Maybe it was all the powder days wearing me down or wind hold days keeping me from going up. Either way I know I'll be snowboarding a lot more next year. Plus, I have EpicMix to hold me to it.

Total Days at Heavenly: 25
Total Vert inbounds: 239,234
Total Pins: 23

Worthy Side Note: Mountains outside of the Vail family weren't counted and out-of-bounds areas accessed by a gate were not counted in my vertical.. :) 

Are you in the Mix? How many days/vertical feet did you ski during the  2010/11 season?

Total pins earned: 23
Check out what each one means below.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Weekend Getaway

In about 45 minutes I'll be on the open road to San Francisco for a quick weekend getaway. It will be the first time Emily, Jenn, and I will be together since last summer in Italy. Added bonus - my brother will be in town as well. I don't know the last time my sister, brother, and I were all together... Plus trips to SF are always fun. Check back to hear about my fun filled weekend with my friends and family.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Half Cottage Chic, Quarter Modern & a Dash Natucket

During the house hunting process I dreamt about decorating and drove Nick crazy watching home decorating/remodeling shows. Although he would never admit, Nick now knows all the shows on HGTV. I think he enjoys watching some of them too. Now that the time has come I'm overwhelmed  and unsure about which direction to go...carpet vs. hardwood, tub vs. walk-in shower, tile, color, furniture, decor etc... I thought it would be fun to take a quiz to find out my home style. There are a few out there, but I went with Sproost today. Maybe I'll try another tomorrow. Apparently I'm Cottage Chic. I wonder what Nick's style would be. Maybe, next time I'll have him take the quiz too! What's your style?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Goodbye Random Cabinets

Although working on the house this winter has been slow going we are making progress room by room. Our kitchen & dining room flow together as one big room. Since the cabinets in the "dining" area didn't exactly match the kitchen cabinets and bottom portion didn't even have a countertop we decided there were coming out!

First the top portion which we soon discovered was actually two pieces put together as one! Up next, the bottom portion. The countertop was easy, just a piece of plywood not even bolted down! Nick quickly got to work removing the cabinets one by one. Like the top there were multiple cabinets, four to be exact! Once all were removed Nick hauled them off to the shed to be dealt with later. Maybe we'll use them in the garage...

Left with a number of holes in the wall we patched, primed, and painted. Since we weren't too stoked on the peachy paint color on the walls already, we ended up painting the entire kitchen!Ambitious, right?! Back in the Fall when Kelly Moore Paints mixed up the wrong paint I ended up coming home with 3 extra gallons of paint courtesy of Kelly Moore. Since they were still part of our color scheme, just the wrong sheen at the time, we decided to use a gallon of the Meadow Day Semi- Gloss in the kitchen.

Here you can actually see the new color, the peachy old color, and the patched and primed wall where the lower cabinets once lived.

I spy 3 different plug locations! I think the previous home owner loved plugs because every wall has multiple.

Some what all said and done. Now we just have to fix the minor hole in the wood floor and add a little art/decor.

For other house updates/changes check out the Master Room, Main Bathroom, & Powder Bath.