MOSAIC - August 2011

Monthly Mosaic August 2011

My Life Recap / August 2011
*Cody came home to Ohio from California
*Went to the Zoo
*Went to Kings Island Amusement Park
*Moved across the Country from Ohio to Wyoming
*Visited Fort Collins Colorado


Colorado and A Huge Ottoman

I finally can say I made it to Colorado, one of the only states I hadn't see this year. Cody and I decided to spend the other day thrifting in Fort Collins Colorado! I am on the hunt for a vintage sofa, because I just don't feel like dropping over $1500 on new stuff from Macy's! Colorado is beautiful just like I expected...
Colorado 1Colorado 2
I can't wait to go as far as Denver. I know there are lots of wonderful things to see in Colorado and plan to see all of it! For now we just drive to the closer stuff and save the long road trips for the future.
Colorado 3Colorado 4
We had no luck finding a Couch. We did find this awesome Ottoman for $145!
Ottoman 1
Yes, it needs some love. Not sure what I plan to do with it yet. Once we find a sofa I will be able to pick out new fabric for the ottoman. I would love a bright turquoise velvet fabric and paint the frame white.
Ottoman 2Chloe loves the ottoman already...Chloe on Ottoman
I also found this awesome mirror the other day at Goodwill for $6. I plan to spray paint it some bright color. (Probably pink)
Mirror for BlogCody and I just keep going to local thrift shops daily in hope that we will find a sofa finally!



I knew before the month of August even started that it was going to be complete Chaos for us! Trying to get everything organized and planned, while attempting to balance spending time with family and friends. Cody had to do car repairs on our Saturn VUE before we drove out to Wyoming. The air conditioner died and he replaced the front rotors. So, the car was HOT and shook violently every time you would hit the brakes! Luckily with the help of Cody's dad, he was able to do the repairs himself. Saving us lots of money!

The drive was a long and boring one. We had to take 3 days to do it because of Military traveling guidelines. *rolls eyes* We had to drive both cars out, since the Air Force only pays to ship a car if its internationally!
We beat our stuff here, so we are sleeping on an air mattress. Not sure when my stuff is coming. Hopefully soon! I am using someone else's Internet connection, which makes me feel really guilty! I figured if I didn't update my blog soon people may think I am not coming back.

I have just been so busy and only had crappy Internet connections for the last month. I miss my blog and my regular design posts. Life is just upside down for me right now. At least now I should be able to (maybe) start posting more.

We are excited about starting our new life together and not having to say "goodbye" anymore. Its just going to take a few weeks to get settled and used to things. I do like my apartment. Not sure how much I will decorate here though, time will tell. I may not go all out this time. Look how pretty the sky was in Wyoming yesterday...
I must say after driving all the miles I have this year, I don't see any long trips in my near future. I need a break!

Kings Island

While we were in Ohio, Cody and I went to Kings Island Amusement Park with two of our close friends. We really had a lot of fun!! Here are a few of my favorite pictures...Kings Island Cody & MeKings Island Tower 1Kings Island Coaster 1Kings Island Dan and Anna 1Delirium is my favorite ride. Cody gets sick on rides that go backwards, so he just took pictures of us while we rode it.
Kings Island DelrumKings Island Stunt Coaster 1


Cincinnati Zoo

Cody and I spent Monday at the Cincinnati Zoo. I really wanted to go one more time before we moved away! I loved using my new camera, the zoom is great!

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What the heck have I been doing? Sorry for the lack of posts. I have a crappy internet connection and it takes like 2 hours just to do a simple post with pictures. Every moment of everyday is "Go Go Go!!!" Especially now that Cody is in Ohio. I picked Cody up last week on Wednesday August 3rd.

Before I headed to my hotel in Dayton Ohio, I drove up to Columbus to purchase some Vinylmations. (Yes, I am a bit crazy.) The Disney store was still offering Buy One Get One Free! It was so worth the drive!!! Sadly their inventory was low, but they did hold a full box of Urban 5 for me. (Which was the whole reason I went there!) I ended up buying 10 of the Nightmare Before Christmas...
Vinylmations Nightmare Before Christmas
We already have Jack! There is only one more Vinylmation I need to complete the Nightmare Before Christmas series. I think I am going to keep these guys in their boxes! I had to buy a total of 24 full priced Vinylmations to get 24 Vinylmations for FREE! I purchased 8 Vinylmations from the Muppets Series 2...
Vinylmations The Muppets Series 2
I bought 6 Vinylmations from the Cutesters Series 2...
Vinylmations Cutesters Series 2
I only ended up with 2 dulipcates! Then I was able to get my Urban 5 box! A whole box has a full series and chaser. Then another set without the chaser. I know it probably sounds confusing unless you collect them. It means I have some to sell on ebay or a lot of dupilcates to trade when we go to Disney World again. :)
Vinylmations Urban 5
So now that best part, the price! I have a Disney rewards Visa credit card. I hadn't used it yet and they give you a $50 credit for Disney merchandise on your first purchase. Plus, I get 10% discount on my purchase. The grand total for all 50 Vinylmations without the Buy One Get One Free was $600!!! I got out the door for under $200 with sales tax! I was very happy!! I got the Vinylmations I wanted and then I got to head back to Dayton to wait to pick up My Cody.

Cody's flight wasn't due to land till Midnight!!! Then it got delayed by Thunderstorms in Denver. He didn't land till 2:30a.m.! What a long day it was! We ended up getting 4 hours of sleep that night/morning!
Cody & Me - 8.4.2011
We have been visiting with Family & Friends the last few days. Cody got to be reunited with Chloe! She hadn't seen him since he left for basic training!
Cody & ChloeMe Chloe & Muffins

Sorry for the lack of posts! I don't even get on my computer everyday! We are leaving Ohio August 20th to head to Wyoming! We are so excited and can't wait to start our new life together! FINALLY!


MOSAIC - July 2011

Monthly Mosaic July 2011

My Life Recap / July 2011
*Left California, drove back to Ohio
*Stopped in Utah to have breakfast with an old friend
*Went Sofa shopping in Ohio
*Spent a lot of time packing
*Stayed in Wyoming for a week to find a place to live
*Went to Indianapolis and added to my Vinylmation Collection
*Spent time catching up with family and friends