Tuesday, June 29, 2010

So glad that.....

this school year is over now. I wish that the kids on my bus had of behaved better to really make it a good last run, but alas, not so much. Maybe next year will be better.

Otherwise, I did some demo - ing today - the rest of the trim, most of the panelling and the dropped ceiling are all down now. And, now that school is out, I will be able to spend more time getting it done! I plan on a 4 week transformation. Hmmm, maybe I should take bets on whether or not that works.....

Have a good night!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I'm Baaaaack.....

after a week away. And, I only cheated a little bit in that I decided that I would keep up with emails while I was "gone", but only so that I wouldn't have to go through 150 of them upon "returning".

As an update, we are not very far along in the demo because neither my husband nor I remembered to call to get a bin to dump the garbage in during said demo, so we have to wait until tomorrow for that. However, we've totally cleared out the room now, and we've taken out the wall unit in the living room. As a plus, hidden under my stairs there is some VERY vintage wallpaper that just happens to match the colours of the rest of the downstairs of my house! I think I'll be saving some pieces of each pattern and framing them - they really are very pretty!

There's only 2 more days of school to go and then I'm done for the summer!! I can't wait to sleep in and enjoy my coffee in my pj's on Wednesday morning.

Have a great night!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Leaving my internet life.....

for my real one. This is just a temporary break, which will be starting this Monday. We are now getting really close to starting the demo of the living room. Our lives are about to be turned upside down for about 4 weeks. But, in the end, our living room will be much warmer and a little prettier, too.

I, however, think that my internet break will only last about 1 week or so. That'll be about all that I could stand! =D I'll leave you with a page that I made for Colour Combo #145 over at Color Combos Galore & the June sketch challenge over at Paper Poppy. A few posts ago, I mentioned that my hubby thinks of me whenever he hears Just Breathe by Pearl Jam. So, I made a LO that celebrated that! I used a photo from our 12.5 anniversary shoot, which was taken by the fabulous Stacy.

Have a great week!!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

My {real} Reality.....

Recently, Stephanie blogged about this on her blog. At the end of her post, she challenged us to do the same. So I am, and in turn, I am challenging you to try it as well. I really believe it will be freeing to admit that everything might not be perfect in your life. I have done something like this before via a challenge on Facebook, so I think I'll just repost that note, with some additions here :

25 Random Things About Me
  1. I am terrified of the dark so there's always a light on somewhere at night.
  2. I sleep with earplugs because I'm a really light sleeper, and any little noise will wake me up. This does not help with item #19.
  3. I love cooking, but hate cleaning up.
  4. I love to wear heels, but only do so once a week.
  5. I quit smoking almost 11 years ago & I am very glad that I did. I have three children who need me more than I need to smoke. That was my good reason and remains so today. I never want to start that bad habit again.
  6. I hate it when people chew with their mouths open. This includes gum. That's rude and gross to watch and/or listen to.
  7. I hate it when people sniff their snot instead of using a Kleenex. That's rude and gross to listen to.
  8. I am slightly obsessed with scrapbooking. I think about it a lot, but less now that I'm on a bit of a hiatus. I hope one day to be on another design team or published in a magazine. Or, maybe someday both will happen. That would be nice.
  9. Sometimes I still miss high school, even though it was a weird and confusing time of my life.
  10. Sometimes I wish I was single and childless. This sounds extremely selfish, but this is how I feel somedays.
  11. I went to college to be a computer programmer, but I could care less about it now.
  12. I hate that I have to work to provide the kind of education I want for my children. I wish that our government supported every school, regardless of which worldview they teach from.
  13. I love to sing, but in church, the van and at home only.
  14. I want to visit Scotland someday. Currently my sister and I have plans to visit when I turn 40. That's 5 years from now - I'm really looking forward to this!
  15. Until very recently, I had 10 warts on my hands and 5 on my feet. The ones on my hands are gone now, but not the feet ones. They don't bother me much.
  16. I really wanted to have another baby, and am secretly (although not anymore I guess) very angry that my husband said no. This is getting easier to deal with as time goes on.
  17. I cannot stand to have doors open. I am always closing my closet and cupboard doors. I will get out of bed to close a door or drawer in my room. This also does not help with item #19.
  18. I wear my jeans at least 3 times each before throwing them in the laundry. I think this habit is leftover from when I was growing up.
  19. It takes me anywhere from 20 - 45 minutes to fall asleep. I hardly ever sleep well. I average about 6 hours of sleep a night and therefore I am tired all the time.
  20. I love fresh flowers in my kitchen, but I only buy them when they are on sale.
  21. I have 2 huge mugs of coffee every morning, but not when I'm traveling. I have the world's smallest bladder.
  22. I brush my teeth EVERY time I leave the house. If I don't or forget, I feel dirty for the rest of the day. I think this is leftover from when I was smoking.
  23. Most days I am bored out of my skull.
  24. I love history. In particular, I love antiques (even more particularly, chairs)and always wonder what the story is behind the furniture.
  25. Someday, I'd love to be a professional decorator. It's a bit of a pipe dream, but a dream nonetheless.

Does any of this list surprise you? It surprised me a bit too! But it's real and that's me. Hope you have a great day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Booked a room.....

in this little inn. Our cousin is getting married later this month, and we're going to the wedding kid-free!! I'm really looking foward to another quick getaway with my hubby.

Have a great day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Hard Lesson.....

for my little one to learn. We watched a nature show on Discovery during supper last night and she learned that not all zebras are nice to babies that are not their own. She cried so hard, ran from the TV, and felt so sad for the little baby zebra. I had to try very hard not to laugh at her. Being five is hard! I think that she thought every real animal would be like they are in every Disney movie.....

But the truth, my little one, is that I didn't like watching it either.

Have a good one!