Little milestones..........the hallway, hall bathroom and all the outsides of the doors in the hallway have been painted! Yeah for me!!! All of the trim (minus 2 walls, the tv wall and the couch wall, only want to have to move these once) are prepped for paint. Tonight I got 1 coat on about 60% of the prepped trim. Today I stumbled upon the best painting tool ever! XIM Latex X-Tender, it's an additive that is supposed to help with brush marks and make the paint self-level better and I am in love!
My plan is to take Monday off of work (and no it's technically not vacation, it's my leave day for being on-call), send the girls to day care and finish all of the trim in the living room! And something even better, I have someone coming on Saturday to give me a bid to paint the walls (I know this is lazy and not my style but I just want to be done) and what could be better than going to work in the morning and coming home to a painted house? I do have a backup plan in case I can't afford it (I have some money, but not a ton set aside) I called Gramma to ask for money for my birthday (only 1 month early)......And yes this is what I want to my birthday!!!!
I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I got home today too! My new cartridge for my Cricut came today! Yeah!! I just need to find the time to start the birthday banner for Kie's birthday, the only saving grace, I already designed it with the CDS so now I can just load paper and hit the cut button and everything is ready to go! And now it's 11:45 so I am headed to bed, 5:30 comes early! Good night, Sweet Dreams, Sleep Tight!!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I had the honor of attending a friends bridal shower last weekend. I love home made gifts and I had so much fun making hers! I wanted to create something special for her and her soon-to-be husband's house and I had to make a few little extras just for her. And since I am addicted to my cricut I couldn't help myself!!!!
And here are the extras!!!
I wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have been getting ready for Valentine's day! Just wanted to share a few of the cards I have made so far.....
And my wonderful husband bought me the CuttleBug for Valentine's Day.....I knew he was getting it for me and I opened it early :) I needed it for my cards! Hope everyone has a wonderful night!
So I plan to get better at this blogging stuff, I have been really bad and by bad that means it's been a year since I posted anything....so I am going to try and post at least once a week if not more! So I decided that I needed to organize/spring clean, repaint trim and doors, paint the walls and totally redecorate! Luckily for me my husband is used to my OCD and just lets me go! So here are some pictures of what I have done, I am really proud of these! I should have taken before and after pictures but I was way too embarassed! Here is my bathroom closet...
And here is the laundry room, my new favorite room in the house (I know that sounds sick but I can't help but smile every time I walk in!) It's amazing what little plastic storage bins and a few spools of ribbon can do to cabinets you never use. I used to use these cabinets all the time for storage but after we got our front load washer and dryer I could not reach them anymore without a step stool so they never got used (not to mention there is always piles of laundry folded on top so you couldn't open the doors!)
Just had to share my OCD obsession with everyone, there is more to come!