Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ten on Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday you all! We leave tomorrow for Niagara Falls and I am getting so excited! We're taking two different routes for the round trip, because I have never been to this part of the country and would really like to drive through Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing... Yeah, yeah, yeah, you're from there, it's boring, don't bother, whatever! I don't really care. Don't rain on my parade, ok? I have fun wherever I go and love seeing new places. We WILL have fun! Plus, we're doing a complete trip around Lake Erie, what's not to love about that?! The weather is not going to be all that stellar, but it's spring. What did we expect? We're Iowans, we can handle just about anything.

So, we're leaving late tomorrow night, because my sister and her friend that's joining us, has to work. I figure we can leave late at night and once it starts to get light out (which will be just past Chicago) we will be in parts of the country most of us have never been.

Have I told you I love road trips? No? I do! I love them! It's the best way to see the U.S. I would drive just about anywhere. I've never been one to get carsick and I can read in the car for hours.

So, on with ToT! I'm really excited about this one! This is a photo edition of ToT. Thank you to Chelsea for hosting! :)

1. Your favorite piece of furniture in your home.
I don't really have furniture in my home that I just adore. The dogs have pretty much destroyed my living room furniture and when I get something new, it will be leather. They are messy little buggers... But, I do like this comfy chair quite a bit. Great for curling up and reading for a couple hours (like my running shoes pictured with it? They happened to be right there).

2. Your favorite thing on your wall.
I love this picture. My room is done in a fashion theme (I was a fashion/design major, after all) and I think I've done a decent job. The only thing missing that I have wanted for a long time is a dress form. They are expensive and I haven't found one that I am willing to shell out the dough for.

3. Your bed as it looks right now.
My bed does not match. Here's why. I found the bed set at Target for suuuuuuper cheap. Since my bed is a queen and is very tall, I use king sized bedding (so, not cheap) and when I found this and liked it, I snatched it up. It didn't come with sheets, so I'm still using my old red ones. This was months and months ago. I'm clearly not searching very hard.

Oh, and ISU Cyclones? Gotta represent! ;)

4. Your pantry.
Before and after of my pantry. We have way too much food, we could probably go for a month without grocery shopping. We won't though.

5. Your favorite piece of jewelry.
Here is a picture of my armoire that houses all my jewelry and hair accessories. I do not have a favorite piece of jewelry... I like them all :)

(Ignore that girl in the mirror...)

6. Your favorite book.
Harry Potter! :)

7. Your most comfortable shirt.
I'm actually wearing it right now! It's that uber soft cotton that is perfect for t-shirts. It's from a local store here in Des Moines called Raygun, and they specialize in funky t-shirts with funny sayings about local places. This is probably their most popular t-shirt and the shirt that made them more well known. It says, "Des Moines: Hell yes." You have to be from Des Moines to get it... or, maybe not. If you're proud of your city, you get it.

Don't mind that my bathroom counter is messy or my bedhead, that I think I have effectively hid from you all...

8. Your messiest room.
My room is a pit right now! I have to do laundry so bad, and it's a double whammy because I still have to put laundry away from the last time I did laundry. UUUGGGH! I stayed home today to get some stuff done before our trip. I hate coming home from vacation to a messy house.

9. Your house shoes.
I guess I have two. The moccasins (from Target!) are for if I'm running outside (usually with the dogs) and the slippers are for around the house... (obviously).

10. Yourself.
Here's a pic of my cousin and I, after I dropped him off at the airport yesterday! I'm so glad we got a chance to spend more time together! It was fun!

What a cute Ten on Tuesday! It took longer than I expected, but it was still fun and a nice change! Can't wait to see everyone's pictures!


Lesli said...

This was very cute--I should do it, too!

I have a dress form! I found it at Pier One a few years ago. I love it! Eric doesn't; when I hauled it out to the car, he was all what the hell....but then he helped me put it together. Okay, he put it together!

Have a wonderful trip. Send me a postcard!

Nora said...

Have a fabulous time! I always love seeing what other people like/enjoy in their home. I'm a HUGE fan of oversized couches and chairs.

Enjoy the trip; can't wait to read all about it when you get back :)

Mandy said...

Have a great trip! There are some great wineries up along Lake Erie in OH. Let me know if you want some names. I love a good road trip too.

P.S. I live along I-70 so if you're traveling through that part on the way to or from, give me a call!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I hope you have a great trip! Will you be blogging any updates? If not, take lots of pictures to share when you get back!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Have a great time on your road trip! I expect to see tons of photos!

Becky said...

Have a fabulous trip - I'm so jealous you can read in the car!

pinkflipflops said...

If you are going through Sandusky when you go around Lake Erie try to go to the Original Margaritaville (not associated with jimmy buffett) it was a fun stop because they HATE jimmy buffett and we so did not. If you go through Lansing, I definitely suggest going thru MSU's campus and stopping at the Dairy Store. And Greektown in Detroit is fun.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your reading chair looks super comfy, too!

Have a fabulous time on your trip! I think it's awesome that you are taking two different routes - great way to see lots of new places along the way! Safe travels!

Marisa said...

3 things.
1.) Yes we Iowans CAN handle anything.
2.) You are a Cyclone which means you are extra super awesome :)
3.) I totally have that Raygun shirt!

Shoshanah said...

How is it that whenever I forget to check the questions, there's always some of the most fun questions. O well!

But have a great trip! I'm actually not a huge fan of driving in general, but I don't mind driving on long trips. I think it's because I don't have to worry about directions. I went to Niagara Falls once in high school, and from what I remember it was awfully pretty! Hope you have a great time!