Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend Happenings

This weekend we're planning on exploring Oklahoma City a bit. I've started a list of "Fun Things to do in OKC", and we plan on crossing off 2 items on that list this weekend! (By the way the list only has 3 things on it, send suggestions please!)

Tonight we're going to dine on Western Avenue, probably Sushi Neko because I've been having a serious sushi craving and Neko is the best. Well the best in OKC, In the raw is our absolute fave but the one in okc doesn't really compare to the one in Tulsa. Plus Neko is closer. Win-Win.

After dinner, we're going to check out the Paseo District's First Friday event. The Paseo is only 4 blocks from our new house so hopefully the first friday is fun and we can invite friends over to our house before the next one.

As it's described online, "The First Friday gallery walk is held on the first Friday and Saturday of every month. The walk starts on Friday at 6pm and lasts until 10pm and on Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.
Over 60 artists in more than 17 galleries participate, all within walking distance. Four to six Art Opening Receptions on Friday night showcase the new work of the gallery/studio owners or the work of guest artists."
Sounds fun to me!


Tomorrow we're going to Norman in the morning, I'm going to the Second Chance Animal Shelter to volunteer with the Junior League and Dave will be loading up the last load from our house in Norman. With the weather so nice we'll be happy to finally have the grill!

Saturday afternoon we're going to paint the dining room! I know, I thought we were done with painting also. But, since we've decided to put a hold on the wallpaper (too expensive) we can't stand the sight of the bright blue dining room anymore. I was reading through my House Beautiful the other month and dog-eared a page about beautiful paint colors, they were all orange. I thought Dave would hate them. To my suprise he loved the idea! I'm so glad, I think it will look great with the china hutch and make the dining room more warm and welcoming.

Here's the color: It's Benjamin Moore's Soft Marigold

And here's the room that inspired me to love the color from House Beautiful

This room is just so gorgeous, it looks like you just got home from the beach, the sun is setting, and it's time for a margarita on the rocks on the deck.

Mmm maybe we should get a bottle of this for the glamourous orange dining room?
Or just stick to the usual Mango Margarita Mix:
Sorry, got sidetracked there. Margaritas do that to me.

Ok, where were we? Ah yes, the weekend! Hooray! So after painting I'm determined to get some more stuff unpacked. The rooms full of boxes are haunting me. And another goal for the weekend is to do the taxes. Dave, if you're reading, the sooner the taxes are done, the sooner the return comes, therefore, the sooner we can buy that HD tv you've been drooling over.

On Sunday, we're crossing off the 2nd thing on the "Fun Things to do in OKC" list. We're going to visit The Rink Gallery. It's described online as, "an antique/retro/art/collectibles mall". When I told Dave about it he said, "No way, I used to ice skate there! Is the ice still in it?" Let's hope not. That would be some extreme antique shopping!

Hopefully we have another successful treasure hunting experience there. I'll let you know what we find!

And I'll leave you with some gorgeous orange themed rooms I found while perusing House Beautiful.

No comments: