Monday, March 25, 2013

give your two ¢ents worth

Eating some breakfast this morning made me realize for about the 36th time how much I love my new house, and how badly we need curtains. Color or pattern suggestions anyone?

Friday, March 15, 2013

a couple rooms

Well, I finally did go to bed, but I made brownies first and watched a video I had been meaning to watch...and also ate some of the aforementioned brownies.

I am a bargain hunter by nature, so I'm going to share some of the great finds.
HERE IS MY SHELF. ($75, used IKEA shelf form closing store downtown)
It never ceases to amaze me what a little organization can do.

kids living/family media room
The square, blue chairs are SOOOOO comfy. ($20 each-thrift store moving sale!!!) They are down-filled, and they are on casters so they can be moved around, making the space here at the top of the stairs pretty versatile.

 homework/game/puzzle/play room
The little brown shelf here was one a neighbor (a long time ago) was getting rid of from his workshop. $$free$$. The farm table was once our kitchen table. I sawed the legs off to fit those little chairs we've had forever. Lamp: yard sale. $3.

Now, for some fun in the guest bathroom downstairs.

(Crooked picture....sorry).

 THESE BLOCKS CRACK ME UP. All this stuff, except the picture frames, which I spray painted over a year ago, came from thrift stores and a closing antique shop in town. (The picture frames hold a couple pages from a cute children's book about the seasons of the year... I chose winter.) Total price without the frames: $$less than $10.
gotta have some breakfast

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

procrastinating going to bed

My husband is in Washington D.C., and when he is gone on trips I have a really hard time going to bed. So, while I procrastinate that lonely hour, I will update a little.

This was the view from my kitchen window this morning. The Bradford pear trees are in their full spring glory. It has been rather cold at night these days and there was a good frost on the ground when we got up. I love it. The days of a fire in the fireplace are growing short. 

 The sun comes up right outside our living room window and just past the tree line is a big pond. You can see a little fog rolling off.

Two days ago, miss Mallie got her first loose tooth. Yes, TWO days ago. She worked it TOO much, TOO soon, and it caused her a great deal of pain and suffering, to the point it began to get abscessed and she could only drink milkshakes and the like yesterday. So today, I had the dentist pull it. What a traumatic first wiggly tooth! The fairy tool good care of her tonight though: A dollar bill. A bunch of loose change and a token I found to ride the carousel at the mall.

PROJECT ORGANIZE. Pretty proud of myself, I got a shelf built today! I haven't put anything ON that shelf yet, but, tomorrow is a new day. AND NIEL COMES HOME, so that puts a fire under me to have something great to show him.

And that's my update. I am done procrastinating. Good night.

Monday, March 4, 2013