Thursday, June 26, 2008
This is a darling peice of oilcloth for lining shelves...I think it will look so cute in our soon to be remodelled kitchen...It's only about 2 yards long, so I'll have to be selective about where I put it, but, I fell in love anyway! And it was a bargain!
And lastly, I eeked out a tiny little bit of time to create. Life gets so busy, but, I really NEED to have at least a little time to feed that part of me, or I get a little nutso. So, last week I got this UGLY 1980's house shaped clock with nasty little silk flowers and old lace and, well...it was ugly. But, it was house shaped, and I love that! So, I stripped it down to the basic shape and here it is...I incorporated some personally representative elements a la Corey Moortgat. The same day I found the clock, I got this stack of old Seattle times newspapers. The ads are so much cuter than they are now! So, there are 4 girls, and little baby Tyson (my super adorable grandson) and me and Keith. I am not quite sure it's done, though. I have to live with it a while. What do you think?
Okay, I'm off to get ready for the water park...I just hope the weather cooperates! After all, it IS Seattle...
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oh, but the best part? The thin little aluminum tiles that the bathtub surround was made of(????????) started popping off, oh, about 6 months after we moved in. My husband decided to "temporarily" fix the problem with plastic sheeting and DUCT TAPE (I have SUCH a love/hate relationship with that stuff!). Temporarily meaning 71/2 years. 71/2 years with plastic and duct tape in my shower!!!! All around!!!!!!!! Ugh. Oddly enough, he had his little feelings hurt when I didn't say "Why, dear, what a wonderful fix! Aren't you clever!!!
It's also the ONLY bathroom we have.
Got the picture?
So, we're remodelling. Finally. We lived with it for eight years, the last four months without a vanity. Yep, FOUR MONTHS!!!!! Hubby started, then got scared off by the dryrot. I travcked down a wonderful contractor who goes to our church, and he has been working away...we're almost done...here is a peek. Everything is so light and fresh...especially my JACUZZI TUB!!!! Can't wait to show the finished product...heck...I can't wait to bathe in that thing!!
I also wanted to show you my mirror I made for the bathroom. It was a $3 shutter and a $1.99 mirror from St V's. I think it's cute...but, dang, it's hard to photograph a mirror, especially when you don't want your crap in the picture. But, Halle was happy enough to stand in.
My 10 year old, Emma, said the cutest thing the other day...Here's how the conversation went:
6 year old: I don't think grown ups can go on bouncy slides.
me: Oh, yeah, honey, they can. I saw lots of Mommies and Daddies on the bouncy slides at the carnival last year. Just not fat mommies, like me...
all three children: MOM!!! You're NOT fat!!!
10 year old: No, mom, you're not fat, just cushiony.
Guess I need to loose some cushion.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
I love swappin'!!!