Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A day "off"...what's a girl to do?

I was "on call" for work today and just found out that I don't have to go in. What should I do for my day off? I have a ton of things that I should do, but I think I might like to do something creative....not sure what the day will bring but if I make something fun I will post a picture! have a great day!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Who knew that work would get in the way?

I have gone back to work (very part time) but who knew that working 4 days a week would get in the way of everything else? I did know that I would need to prioritize all the other "stuff" but I didn't really expect to fall behind in all the other everyday things. Laundry for example.... or cooking..... but the biggest thing is MY CRAFTING. Seriously-I haven't done ANYTHING since Christmas. I hate it-I want to get my hands dirty.

Wait-I shouldn't say I haven't done anything-I have organized and moved tons of furniture around (again) and I guess I did make a new piece of art for my family room wall. Oh, and I did talk T into getting out the skill saw and cutting down our corner armoire so that was fun!

There is the corner armoire that T and I cut down-he couldn't believe that I would actually want to saw a piece of furniture! I do like that it dosn't feel so massive in this corner. Eventually I would like to paint it-I am such a "painted furniture" kind of gal. I also have big plans for the fireplace and mantle that involve tile and paint but don't tell T-he will be less than thrilled. He is of the mind set that you NEVER paint wood.
See the pair of lounge chairs? They are by Baker furniture-Baker builds WONDERFUL furniture-if you ever see it at a garage sale DO NOT PASS IT UP. Seriously-I found this pair of chairs for $30. UNBELIEVABLE! They do however have a blue flower print. Knowing the quality and the fantastic price I knew that I could either slipcover or reupholster them. I already have the fabric for all of them-now I just need the time and patience to do it.

Here is the way I rearranged the family room (this time) Sorry the photos are not the best- I think I like it like this (for now). Once things settle down a little I have a big sewing project to do. I need to make new slipcovers for my sofa and loveseat (I made these 13 years ago! I think they have done well, but now I am seeing the wear and tear that three kids and a dog do to furniture!)

Here is a close up of the "art" that I made for over the yellow chest. I used my Cricut and my Sure Cuts A Lot software (I LOVE IT!) I think this turned out great-just what I wanted.

I have not done anything new for etsy lately and that is bothering me. I need to make that a priority but for now kids and home are taking over. Time management and lots of lists are in my future!

Better get to work since it is my day "off".

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year = new organizing!

Well we got back from "Up North" safe and sound. Tim and the kids were all off on "vacation" for the week (vacation? Not when you are the mom)Thursday we spent part of the day moving the furniture around in the MAN CAVE. Yesterday we spent the entire day moving furniture around in the bedrooms. Jake was first-we cleaned up his room then he wanted to move everything around-let me tell you-those wood "loft beds" with the dressers on the ends are HEAVY. Once done in there Josie decided it was her turn, then Jadyn wanted her's done too. NOW they all want us to paint their rooms-specifically Josie wants it to look like you are out in the woods, Jake wants his to look like the ocean and pirates, and Jadyn dosn't know what she wants exactly but it will have "somthing to do with a disco ball". OY.  Today I am gutting my office and reorganizing. It feels GREAT, but is pretty messy. I am afraid that there will also be furniture moving here too. I have a feeling Tim will be happy to get back to work on Monday!

Have a great weekend!