MOSAIC - November 2011

Monthly Mosaic November 2011

My Life Recap/November 2011
*Moved out of our apartment to live on the Air Force Base
*My friend Dan came to visit us in Wyoming
*Went to Mount Rushmore
*Checked out The Brass Armadillo in Denver
*Found a cool table at the thrift store
*Didn't get to work on my dollhouse much

Overall it was a crazy busy month! Looking forward to getting settled into our new home!


Bold on A BudgetPurple Wallpaper
The Buzz & Zuniga Interiors
Purple OfficePurple Table
Manolo HomePurple Room
FreshomePurple Sideboard
Style at HomePurple Bedroom


Loving Our New Place

Moving....Oh how tiring. The night before we moved I got about 2 hours of sleep. I was so keyed up about everything. It was mainly my decorating wheels going round and round wondering where I was going to place all my furniture. (I think it's a sickness.) We got a 16ft truck and still didn't get everything in one trip!! Today we go back for the rest using our car. Here is a photo of our living room currently...
Base Living Room 1
I still don't know if I like my orange Billy bookcase in the far corner. I think I will once I get things on it. I love the room!!! I am not used to so much space and it is WONDERFUL! All my furniture actually fits in our new place. I will have most everything setup by the end of the weekend, so I will try to post lots of pictures next week! We are just trying to unpack and get settled. Here is a random cute picture of Muffins and Chloe....
DoggiesHope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be back soon!


Our New Place On Base

Today we got the keys to our new place on the base. I hadn't seen it yet, so I was super excited. It's huge compared to our tiny apartment. Our new place is considered a townhome. It has a open kitchen and dining area. We will have a 1 car garage and a laundry room. Here is a picture of the living room....
Our Living Room
It's a very long room! I am going to need some furniture to fill the space. The bedrooms are upstairs and they are on the smaller size. There is lots of closet space though, so it evens out. Overall I am super happy with the place and can't wait to be settled!! Tomorrow we move all our stuff AGAIN. I think it will be worth it in the end! So many people bad mouth the base housing and living on base in general. All I can say so far is that this new place is 100 times better then where we live! I figured it was worth a try. I want to form my own opinions about living on base!


Mount Rushmore - South Dakota

Yesterday my friend Dan and I headed up to South Dakota to visit Mt. Rushmore. It was about a 5 hour drive each way. On the way up we hit some snowy roads in Wyoming that really slowed us down. The roads are not treated for snow and ice the way they are in Ohio. In Ohio they would have been plowed.
Snowy Roads in Wyoming
We just drove slow while we got passed by everyone that had 4-wheel drive cars. Sooner or later the roads did clear up and we reached South Dakota...
South Dakota Sign
It was nice to see clear roads again! South Dakota was a pretty state with lots of green pine trees and rock sculptures...
South Dakota Drive Up MountainBefore getting to Mt. Rushmore we stopped to see the Crazy Horse sculpture...South Dakota Crazy Horse2South Dakota Crazy Horse4South Dakota Crazy Horse3
Crazy Horse is really close to Mt. Rushmore. It's pretty neat to see! They have been working on the sculpture for years. They only take private donations to fund the project. You can learn more about it {HERE}. After Crazy Horse we headed to Mt. Rushmore...
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I took about 300 pictures, I just picked a few that I liked...South Dakota MtRushmore2South Dakota MtRushmore4
It was very cold and windy yesterday! I gotta say my North Face coat and boots did not let me down! I was really warm with the exception of my face. We really had fun and I am glad I can say that I've seen Mt. Rushmore.
South Dakota MtRushmore5
Dan leaves tomorrow. It was nice to have a relaxing and fun week with a friend. Now back to packing and moving in 4 days!!
Visit my TRAVEL PAGE to see all my travel posts.


Denver Brass Armadillo

I hope everyone had a great weekend! We headed to the Denver area and stopped at The Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. There used to be a Brass Armadillo in Cincinnati. I worked there for a total of 7 years. I loved it and going to the Denver store really made me wish I could work there again.
Brass Armadillo Store Sign
The Brass had so much to look at! I believe there is something there for everyone! I took a few pictures of some things I loved....
Brass Armadillo Cookie jarsThis booth was Pyrex Heaven!!!Brass Armadillo Pyrex BoothThese metal pieces made me feel like I was in Colorado...Brass Armadillo Metal PiecesEven Cody found a Star Wars booth...Brass Armadillo Cody
If you collect Barbies, there are tons to choose from...Brass Armadillo Barbies
I got some toy figurines...Brass Armadillo Figurines
Of course the real reason I went to Denver was to try to get Alice in Wonderland Vinylmations, and I did!!!Vinylmations Alice & Me
I have to say the people that work at Disney Stores are so friendly and helpful! We drove 2 hours to get there and I asked them if they had a full tray/box of Alice, and the guy went to the back and grabbed it for me! He had a huge smile on his face when he brought it out to me! He knew he made my day. Most the Disney Store employees also collect Vinylmations so they "GET THE ADDICTION" of collecting! LOL Today I am heading to some thrift stores and antique shops. Tomorrow Mount Rushmore!


Off To The Disney Store

"Hi, my name is Jessie and I am addicted to Vinylmations."

My friend Dan has flown in from Ohio to visit Cody and me. Today we plan to head to the Denver area. All I care about doing is making sure I go to a Disney Store!! The Alice in Wonderland Vinylmation Series was supposed to be released yesterday online. Well, it wasn't!!!! I sat for a few hours refreshing my browser, hoping I would get lucky! Nope.

The Disney Parks and Stores have the Alice in Wonderland Series already. I know that I will have to be SUPER LUCKY for there to be a full box for me to purchase. There's nothing wrong with being hopeful! I am pretty sure they will all be sold out. The Disney Store has a 20% off coupon right now that is good thru the 15th! I know I will buy at least a few new Vinylmations and hopefully trade a few at the store. *fingers crossed*
Here are some photos of all my duplicates. I plan to sell them on ebay soon.

Urban 5 Vinylmation Set (No Chaser)Vinylmations - My Duplicates

It would be nice to get rid of some duplicates so that I can buy some new ones!



Fashion Inspiration - Nov 2011
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Go over to Kori's blog, Blonde Episodes to be part of Fashion Fridays!
You can view all my Fashion posts by clicking {HERE}. Have a great weekend!


Design Board - My Dining Area

If you follow my blog you know that I am having some serious decorating withdrawals. We get the keys to our new place on the 21st! I have only seen pictures of a different unit, not the actual one we are renting. That's all it took though to get my wheels turning. Currently we eat in our living room everynight! We need to buy some dining room chairs and unless I find some at a thrift shop I think I may have finally picked a set from Target. Here is a design board I put together for our new dining area....
My Dining Area Inspiration Board
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I love this color scheme. It probably is one of my favorites! I try not to decorate so matchy matchy, but I gotta say it's what my eye is drawl to. I can't help it! It's what works for me in my home. I am currently trying to decide if I am going to paint or not. If I do I will stick to accent walls probably, so it's easier to paint back when we move out. If you love turquoise and aqua blues, go check out Mandi's kitchen table she just painted over on her blog Vintage Revivals! It's amazing!


Andie Johnson SewsGreen BedroomMartine Louise DesignGreen Home Office
Fresh Home Ideas & Home Auto Design
Green BedroomGreen Door
A Happy HabitatGreen Dining Room
Home Auto Design
Green Panton Chairs


Some NEW & OLD Stuff

So I have spent the last few days packing, packing and packing. Cody and I spent Sunday packing up all of my toy collection. Even though I had just set it up, it was good to be able to pack it in an organized way. It was all just throw together before. This time I was able to label each and every tote with exactly what was in it. I never had a chance to share the photo of my Hello Kitty stuff...
Billy Bookcase with Hello Kitty
The Billy bookcase also held some Vinylmations, Teddy Bears and other things from my collection. I also had hung what I call,"My Smurf Shelf"...
Smurf Wooden Shelf
It has cute little openings that Smurfs fit into perfectly! We also hung a cheap shelf from Home Depot above the shelf for another place to put some cute toys. (We needed a special place for Cody's Vader Helmet!) Over the weekend I also added a few new things to my collection. I found this great Alice In Wonderland little golden book for only 53 cents...
Alice Book
The Disney Store had the White Rabbit stuffed animal on sale for only $5.99! I was super excited to finally have him...
White Rabbit
We also stopped at all the local thrift shops over the weekend. I found a cute little hexagon table that I plan to paint. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet, but for $10 it had to come home with me...
Thrifted Table
It reminds me of my childhood because my parents had one just like it when I was growing up. Last but not least, a photo of my dollhouse...
Dollhouse Painted Exterior
My dollhouse project is at a stand still right now! It needs way more money then I can give it. lol I can't justify buying hundreds of dollars worth of stuff for it. I don't even have dining room chairs of my own right now!! For now I just look for stuff at thrift shops and antique stores hoping to get lucky. It will just be a slow process. There is no way I will have my decorated and done when everyone else is! Oh well. Soon I will move again and have REAL rooms to decorate! Woo-hoo!

Hope everyone is having a great week!