I'm slacking... I know

July 30, 2010

I realize that I haven't posted anything in a few days. I really need to commit myself to blogging once, everyday! And I also need to get into the habit of taking photos of my kids at least once a day (because you know, life flies by)! So I guess I will just give a preview of the week we have planned.

The hubby is on vacation all next week! I'm both excited and worried. I'm excited because in my mind I think up a bunch of things that would be fun to go do together as a family, during the week when places aren't so busy. I'm worried, because I will probably be let down because we have so much do to around here to get ready for Kyla's birthday party (which is NEXT Saturday)!

But so far, we have planned to go to the beach and I've planned to work on my lovely table! We have to go shopping for party supplies, and make cupcakes and sandwiches for the party. And, I'm pretty sure that Hubby has a few of his own "projects" planned. Who knows where the week will take us!?

One more thing before I go... Kimba is hosting a Giveaway for her sponsor Knitty Bitties! Hop on over to Kimba's blog and enter for your chance to win a $40 Gift Certificate!!!

It's mine

July 27, 2010

For the longest time I have been stalking Craigslist. On the lookout for a round table, with leafs, and it would have to be solid wood (no laminate for me please!). Last week, I found said table! The seller was asking $75 for it, and it came with 3 chairs. I let it go for a few days and decided to check back to see if it was still listed, and it was!

Yesterday I dragged my husband along with me to look at it. He gave me all the "Pro Craigslister" pointers during the car ride over. When we got out the owner took us back to an old barn. At this point I was thinking for sure that the table was damaged beyond repair. But when she opened that barn door I swear I could hear angels singing! Yes, it was dirty... the seller said it had been in there for years. But she (the table!) is just everything I wanted!

Sorry for the craptastic cell phone photo.

So there she is! I've already started sanding the ugly orangeish-yellow stain off of the top and will eventually stain it a beautiful deep cherry color, and paint the pedestal white. It's a lot of work though! I don't know what in the WORLD I was thinking when I dreamed this up. Ha! Oh well... she's mine!

ETA: I forgot to tell you what I paid for the table and 3 chairs... $50 bucks! Seems like a great deal to me! ;)

Welcome to our Nest!

July 8, 2010

I am hoping that this blog will be a place for me to share little pieces of my life (that I don't want to forget), and all the "little" projects I have swimming around in my brain.


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