Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Starting My Daughter's Room Makeover and Valentines

I don't know about you guys, but this talk of another ice storm has got me a little nervous. I don't mind the idea of a few days at home hunkered down again. I just want everyone to be safe. Earlier this month, I told you I was going to be redoing my daughter's tiny bedroom. We will hopefully begin painting it soon, but I am already working on some things for her wall. She found her color inspiration from one of her school folders. It has this black, white and aqua design on it. She also has a great love for the ocean so that is kind of the direction we are going in. I made this "A" sign for her last week. I keep all old signs or even pieces of wood that can be turned into new signs. This is made out of an old "home" sign that I was no longer fond of. I spray painted it black and then gathered a million buttons. I spray painted the buttons aqua and then glued them on in the letter shape. Super. Easy. However, if I did it again I would probably print out the letter form MS Word and stencil it lightly on the board, then fill with buttons - just so it would be more perfect. The best part was that she actually liked it.

I have also done a little decorating for Valentine's Day. I made this wreath for the front door. It's a little plain but I kind of like it that way. I simply spray painted a grapevine wreath that I already had red.

Then I added this yarn.

Then I couldn't stand it - I added these little polka dot flowers you can barely see.

This weekend I am having my first girls craft get-to-gether with my sis and friend. I am so excited - we are planning on making the cupcake liner wreath at (can someone teach me how to put links in here?)

I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Resolutions and a Finished Laundry Room

Where did 2009 go? Seriously, we just started it and now it's gone! I was looking back over last year's resolutions and no kidding out of about 30, I completed 2 or 3. Argh! I guess that is better than nothing, but does not seem very efficient of me. Maybe I should start setting goals I can definitely meet to make myself feel good. Okay, low expectation resolution #1 - only gain 5 lbs this year - #2 - check email and Facebook waaay too much - #3 exercise only on days that start with a "W". HAAA! So seriously, I will continue to set the bar way too high because that is what I do. For 2010, I again have way too many resolutions. I always kind of divide them into categories - God, family, finances, self etc. I won't bore you with all of them but here are a few.

God - to find a church for our family and attend enough for people to stop giving us visitor cards
Self - to finally go on a canoe trip and to buy a bra from Victoria Secret
Family - to get Georgia out of my bed - she's almost 7! and to take more camping trips this year
Finances - hummm to have some finances!
Home - to redeco my room and Adrian's room
Others - to participate in a fundraiser for children's cancer research

I usually reevaluate my goals every month. I try to find things I can do every month - if not everyday to reach my goals. For example, one of my goals is to lose a few pounds (of course), so I will schedule a workout everyday to help meet that goal. Also, one of the goals I mentioned is to redeco my room with a tufted headboard. I will schedule a day to measure for the board and then I will schedule a day to buy the plywood and materials. Wow, you would think I would accomplish a lot more. Sometimes I have to really sit back and look at my grand plans and ask myself where all this matters in the big picture. I get so caught up in the planning to live sometimes, I forget to live. You know how it goes..

On to decorating, I finally finished my laundry room! Well, we're never really finished but I am at a resting point. Here is the before...

Oh my those pics are awful, why am I putting them on here for the world to see? And who, who, who? picked that pink and green wallpaper?

And here is after....

Omigolly, it looks so much better. I got rid of a bunch clutter and those horrid stripes. I am thinking about putting a red toille (umm how do you spell that word?) curtain on the door. What do you think? I don't want the area to look cluttered.

Coming up this year on my blog:
Redo of the master bedroom, including a tufted headboard.
Redo of my teenage daughter's tiiiiny bedroom.
Some low fat/cal recipes!
Mindless rambling!
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