Hoping you all had a great weekend. Friday was, well, crazy with everything that went on with the Boston bombing suspects. I couldn’t bring myself to blog when those crazies were still on the lose, so I stayed low key and glued to Twitter and was relieved to find out, while shopping at Whole Foods, still glued to Twitter, that they finally got the second suspect.

Friday night was a low key one for my husband and I, but we were up bright and early Saturday to run a 5k Fun Run in support of the Boston Marathon victims. We joined Sarah (from Val&Sarah fame) and about 50 other DC area runners to run a quick route down on the mall. It was amazing – gorgeous weather, lots of tourists cheering in the name of Boston, AND we raised over $900 to send to the Mayor of Boston’s charity!

[a headless Andy with our makeshift bibs]


Then we headed home to paint our house!! And Sarah, being the awesome person that she is, not only hung around the rest of the day, but helped us paint! What an awesome lady ;)



And after:


After painting we cut our jungle of a lawn and did some general housework. We were EXHAUSTED Saturday night, and mostly just fell asleep on the couch watching Game of Thrones (just Season 1)!!

Sunday we were up again to make some knobs for our bathroom medicine cabinet, run to Home Depot (of course…we pretty much do this every weekend), clean the INSIDE of the house, and work a little more on our bedroom. Our bedroom is coming along – we recently got a stunning mirror at IKEA and some pretty gorgeous lamps that I love. We also splurged a bit on some brand new, white dressers and painted the room a grey-ish purple. Then I was on the hunt for a vanity for my end table/makeup desk. I had no idea what would fit next to the bed and work in our theme and then I came across this AWESOME steel vanity on Craiglist.

It was listed as a Norman Bel Geddes steel desk – and I had no idea what that meant. But a quick google search led me to some pretty pricey (and freakin’ awesome) industrial furniture online. I made an offer on the desk and was SO ecstatic that the seller took it! Also, DC is such a small world – the seller turned out to be one of my husbands coworkers. No joke.


Sweet right?! Though it’s pretty dirty and and I have no idea how to clean/polish/care for it – anyone have any experience with steel out there?! Other than the fact that the piece is the perfect size and look for what we wanted, I was also pretty stoked to read more about Norman Bel Geddes – how he designed furniture “of the future” back in the early 1900s and was even commissioned to help design a part of the 1939 World’s Fair. I pretty much love the fact that we have a unique, one-of-a-kind antique in our bedroom!

After a long Sunday I am going to shut this down and will finish blogging my engagement session tomorrow! Hope you all had a great weekend, thanks for stopping by & reading the recap of mine :)

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