Sunday, January 30, 2011

Apartment Face Lift

Matt and I have been spending time recently giving our apartment a ''new paint facelift."  We painted our front bathroom a "sky blue" and our living room a "peanut butter brown." It has been fun to watch it all come together.  Everything looks crisp and clean.  The final transformation will be to paint the bedroom a sage green.  Here are pictures of the first two rooms.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Favorite Quotes

Below are some of my favortie quotes and verses...they all have different reasons for being on this list and I draw inspiration from each of them.  I would love to add to my collection, what are your favorite quotes and verses?

"If you can't change it; change the way you think about it"--Unknown

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind do not matter and those who matter don't mind."---Dr. Seuss

Remember “There is only one you... Don't you dare change just because you're out numbered!” --Charles Swindoll

”The most unequal treatment of people is the complete equal treatment of people.”--Unknown

“The problem isn't the kids. It's not even what they can achieve. The problem is what you expect them to achieve. You are setting the bar here. Why? Set it up here! They can make it.”--Ron Clark Story

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"--Dr. Seuss

"If the grass is greener on the other side then find a way to fertilize your side."--Country Magazine; June 2010

"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.”--James Dean

"Being cheerful keeps you healthy.  It is a slow death to be gloomy all the time." --Proverbs 17:22

"Be kind and honest and you will live a long life, others will respect you and treat you fairly." --Proverbs 21:21

"It is your own face that you see reflected in the water and it is your own self that you see in your heart".  --Proverbs 27:19

"The end of something is always better than it's beginning." --Ecclesiastes 7:8

"There is no one on Earth who does what is right all the time and never makes a mistake." --Ecclesiastes 7:20

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I have a love/hate relationship with techonology.  In so many ways things like Tivo, Computers and the internet have simplified and enhanced our lives.  I find myself squeezing more into a day than ever before.  I can sit with my laptop on my lap while watching an hour show in 40 minutes; allowing me 'more time' to do other things.  I am contemplating going without some technology for awhile to see what life is like.  How much more productive will I be with my to do lists?  My relationships?  My work?

The piece of technology that boggles me the most is the cell phone.  The more I think about them, the more I get sad.  I got my first one at 19, in college.  Now, I confinscate cell phones from 9 year olds.  I think cell phones have become overused and over depended on.  Kids and parents now say "how will my kids and I communicate?  How will we make plans with friends? I will 'literally die' without my cell phone".  Try communicating the same way we did for ages; around the family dinner table or a couple of days ahead of time at school; make a plan then stick to it, even if something "better" comes along.  Plus, from the teacher stand point, there wouldn't be cyber bulling, theft, cheating on tests, skipping class to take phone calls, texting during class, etc...

I am coming to the relalization that the "simplier" life may have been better without all of the technology that makes it 'simple'.    What are your thoughts??

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Simple Pleasure

I was reminded last night, while at dinner with Matt and my parents, how it truely is the simple things that I find the most joy in.  As we were leaving, I decided to play the "claw machine."  I have always had pretty good luck with those things (Most people call it my form of gambling) and last night was no different.  I ended up with a green frog that has the word LOVE across his feet, and they velco together.  So cute!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Welcome to our Blog

Welcome to the Rubrecht Family Blog.  I am trying my hand at blogging to compare it with Facebook and see which I prefer.  For those who do blog, what is your opinion; Blog or Facebook?