Tuesday, January 31, 2006



Look MOM! I'm using my ruler!!! I did a little floor plan for the Baby Schaus room last weekend. But I will be using it tonight and I'm sure I will be using it a lot in the coming months.

School is busy, busy, busy already. As I slowly try to motivate myself to look for a new job I wonder if I really have time for a job. I feel as though I'm doing school work 24 hours a day. It takes a lot of energy to be creative.... and to find the right coffee table for your first project.

Architecture Design and Production is definitely my favorite this semester. I get out of bed anxious to get to class. I hope that feeling continues.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

School is back in session


It was a good first week but I must admit that I wasn't nearly as peppy as I was the first semester. I think I'm settling back into it though...I just tend to get a bad case of the "doubts" when I have too much time to sit around and think.

Since I'm still not working at the moment I'm spending my time trying to get organized. I want my magazines and magazine clippings to work for me and hopefully someday work for my clients.

And here is my first Design and Production assignment.... Chair design. It's not really the most beautiful or creative thing in the world...but I love the cushion. =)

Sunday, January 15, 2006



Listen up people, DK is in the house! (that's him on the right)

Dave Koon that is, one of Andrew's bestest friends from NYC and the infamous culinary student that we've been bragging about to our friends for the last 2 years. He just finished school and came to drop us a visit.

We've got some more bragging to do though. DK recently got a job at the new Morimoto restaurant opening up in NYC. Morimoto is a famous Japanese chef from the show Iron Chef that Andrew and I love to watch on the Food Network.

Of course Andrew and I decided to "gently encourage" (a.k.a. force) DK to cook for us. (how often do you get a gourmet cook in town?) I didn't really have any expectations for the meal but it was WAY BEYOND what I could have imagined. We are talking about a three course meal that was plated so beautifully I didn't want to eat it! And it tasted even better than it looked!! It was totally gourmet and fabulous!

Course #1

Course #2

Course #3

Andew and I are feeling guilty for working DK so hard in the kitchen during his short lived "vacation" to the midwest. We are trying to think of some way to repay him for such an incredible meal but have yet to come up with a good idea. And to make matters worse I think I may have given DK my cold =(.

Thanks DK!!! For an awesome and outstanding meal, but also for coming to visit us in St. Louis. It's been a long time since I've seen Andrew so happy and excited. It meant a lot to have a friend willing to come all this way to see him. You aren't nearly as quiet and scary as Andrew made you sound. =) I hope you come back to visit us again or I hope we make it to NY to see you soon. Go teach Morimoto a thing or two about cooking! Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006


I'm feeling yuck... sore throat, heavy head... Maybe it's stress... worrying about not having a job.

Here's the bedroom:

Before: "Baby Pink" (old owners)

After: "Rainwashed" (Sherwin Williams)

Still trying to decide on what to do with the headboard, new bedding, window treatments, etc. More updates to come in the future.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

2006, Week 1

[Dad and Me, Tower Grove Park 2006]

I can't believe a week of 2006 has already come and gone!

So far in 2006:
  • I painted my bedroom (I will post pictures of the bedroom later today...I'm waiting for my camera battery to recharge. )
  • Repainted the kitchen
  • Got a new cell phone (dropped mine in the basement and the screen on the phone went kaput. =(
  • Entertained my Dad and his wife Ann with dinner, the zoo and the art museum (Thanks for visiting Dad! It was good to spend time with you.)
This week:
  • I had lunch with old co-workers from my former corporate job
  • I got my new parallel rule for my drafting table at home (Thanks MOM!!)
  • Running lots of errands and getting ready for school
  • Getting the house ready for more visitors....Can't wait to meet you DK!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy 2006!

Happy New Year everyone!


Andrew and I had a fabulous evening. We started out with a happy hour at our place and then we moved the party to another friend's house about 4 blocks away (perfect walking distance). It really turned out to be a fun, happy and good time.

Pre and post New Years, I've been working on our bedroom...fixing the ceiling, priming the walls and trying to decide on a color! Here are some pictures of the ceiling before I fixed it up.... stayed tuned for the "After" pictures....hopefully tomorrow.



Thanks to Andrew's parents for sending me the Scottish purse I had mentioned on my blog for Christmas. It's awesome!!