Thursday, April 29, 2010

Just one of those days

This is not a picture or craft post.  It is a purely random post, so read if you wish.

This morning on the way to work I remembered one of the worst mornings I have ever had, but I am sure funny to anyone I told.  Let me refresh your memory if you are friends with me or let me fill you in if you are new to me.

It was a Friday morning and I woke up late but still managed to get ready to go to the gym before work.  Points for me.  On the way out of my community I got pulled over for not completely stopping at the stop sign.  It was 5:15AM!!  Are you kidding me?!  We were the only people on the road for crying out loud!  So, that was lovely… a ticket before the sun came out.  PERFECT.

  Made it to the gym and got on the stair master (the ones where you actually walk up the stairs) and about 1-2 minutes into the workout the stairs start to pick up some speed.  Odd.  But, I pressed on.  I workout a lot, I can handle thing…. UNTIL I was literally running up the dang thing.  I mean full on sprint up those stairs.  My heart is beating out of control and my life is flashing before my life.  I am thinking how in the hellzers am I going to get of this machine without breaking my neck?!  I am pressing every single button I can and it is actually going faster… holy Hell.  I managed to jump and straddle the sides of the machine, the stairs are swooshing through my legs, but I pressed buttons until it stopped.  OBVIOUSLY, a broken machine!  Well, come to find out two meat-heads beside me knew it was broken and let me get on there.  Isn’t that nice of them?

Workout complete.  Back home.  It is jeans day at work (although, we get to wear jeans the vast majority of the year because our principal is awesome) and I remembered that I just got a pair of jeans back from getting hemmed.  New jeans are lovely!  Get ready and put the jeans on, take a last minute look in the mirror and realize that they look a little different at the bottom.  And by different, I mean uneven, and by uneven I mean a FEW inches off.  CDKLJEILJR KLFJSILFJIJ!!!  I tug at the one pant leg thinking maybe they are caught somewhere but that doesn’t seem to fix the problem.  Changed, again, while cursing I am sure… and finally made it to work.  Don’t worry, I got the jeans fixed and they were so nice to tell me that they wouldn’t charge me.  I said ‘yeah, that was never a question in my mind since you made the mistake of only hemming one pant leg’.

Thankfully, the only other bad thing was that I hit my funny bone on a desk. 

What makes me think to write this?  Well, Jeremy had a few things happen to him within the past 2-3 days that he hasn’t been laughing about but I am dying laughing just thinking about it.  Bear with me for the explanation.

We were working outside in the yard and Jeremy is trying to hang something on the wall and this huge, and I mean HUGE, black bug was flying by and we both were like what in the world was that?!  It flew away, but a few minutes later it was on Jeremy’s back!!  He didn’t have a shirt on either and he was telling me to swat it off.  Umm…. yeah… no.  I immediately started pointing and kinda ran away instead.  Well, Jeremy is just standing there and he tried moving around but Mr. Bug was not budging.  He kept asking me to swat it but there was NO way I was touching it with my hand.  So next logical thing?  The water hose!  So, I sprayed him down so the bug would fly off.  Oh man.  I have tears coming down my face right now.

Tonight he tripped/rolled his ankle on the lip on the garage floor.  Not even one minute later he got his arm tangled in a wire when he was trying to get the recycle bin, so when he started walking he got jerked back.  I was barely standing at this time, I was hysterical laughing!  Crap, I still am!

Okay, Jeremy is really thinking I am strange because I am dying laughing while typing a blog.  Sometimes, it happens. :)

Crafts on the next blog!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy 100!

100 posts, can you believe it?  Most people have giveaways, but…. I don’t have anything fun to giveaway.  Sorry!!  I am not a pro-blogger ;)

My sister, Allison, is an interior designer (check out her design blog: Design Life) and I ask her for stuff all the time.  Well, I had a centerpiece in my dining room that I used for Christmas decor but I wanted to use it year round.  So, she suggested for Easter/spring time to do something like this:
Loverly.  Took about 3 minutes and a few dollars.  My kind of centerpiece.  It isn’t Easter time anymore (hasn’t been for a while), so I bought all of this at Garden Ridge today. 

And it became this for summer time!  Doesn’t everyone automatically think beach when you think of the summer?  Well, maybe not everyone, but I know I do!  And, I know I still need plates and maybe I should move the birds, but I love them and they love me.  I just can’t do that to my pals.
Now, I can’t wait for our vacation to Gulf Shores at the end of the summer! Woohoo!

Did I forget to mention that Jeremy and I bought the furniture from the previous post?!  Well, we went that night and bought them.  My heart fell in love when I saw my new loves. 
The dresser has a mirror that we took off to fit in the bed of the truck.  No worries, it is a complete set!  Do you just love them as much as I do? 

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yell-o Yellow!

Tonight my plans hope to consist of working out and then getting Jer-Jer to drive me to get this…
and two of these.

I am excited to see what I can do with these bad boys.  Ideas?  Hopefully craigslist pulls through and they are still available tonight.  He said we were good to go on buying them, but you just never know if their plans will change :(

Fingers crossed!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rainy Sunday

It has been raining since Friday so I haven’t been able to work on my chairs at all.  Isn’t that always the case?!  Every dang time I actually want to paint something it rains.  Awesome.  To make this weekend even lovelier, I had to work from 8-12 yesterday in order to make up a bad weather day.  It was only the teachers but I still would have preferred to go to my workout class and sleep in!

My mom’s friend had this bracelet and it was all elastic and too big.  A simple switch to wire, take two beads off, add the toggle and it is as good as new!  Plus I was able to use the two extra beads to make a matching pair of earrings.  EASY SMEASY!  Just use jump rings; best thing ever invented if you want to make some simple and classic earrings.  Next time I should take pictures and show you step by step.  Honestly, it is a lot of fun and requires VERY little time.  I worked on both things and was done in 15 minutes. 
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I tried to take a better picture so you could see the earrings but it was difficult since I don’t have a fancy camera.  So this is on my Christmas list for 2010.

Santa, I thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


I have been working hard on redoing two chairs I bought recently.  One chair went smoothly while painting black today but when I got to the other one…  this happened.DSCF3290Can you see the random crackling and weirdness?!  Did NOT happen on chair one!  So, this was my clue to say “wtf”, go inside, and eat wheat thins.  That looks like a perfect fix it job for Mr. Jeremy.

Do you see where I am going with these?  I love me some animal print.  (Sorry it is a little blurred)

Random Side note: tell me you were one of the 21 million that watched the amazing Glee last night.  Hilarious.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hi New Friends

I found this and thought to myself, “Self, that looks fun!”  So, I bought it.

Then primed….

Then painted one coat.  I will paint another one manana.  Thank you Benjamin Moore; I love you, Hawthorne Yellow.


Another miracle happened, our pool is practically complete!  Small things to do from here.  You love?  We do!

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Do you remember what it looked like?!
Quite the improvement, huh?!

You may be asking why is the title of the blog say ‘friends’ when you have only mentioned one new item.  Well, Jeremy got himself a new friend today.  Check out this beaut!
That’s my man on a very manly scooter.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


I am begging Jeremy to let me get these pieces off Craigslist.  I NEED this to survive…. honestly, it is like water at this point.  These nightstands (they have two bad boys) will be painted and used in our bedroom and the dresser will be perfect for our one day nursery! 
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They need to be stripped and painted and need all new hardware.  Hello…. FUN.

Trying to make a deal with Jeremy.  He is getting a shotgun without my permission (not smooth), so I said I will not ‘B’ at you at all if you let me get this.

Like they say, “Happy Wife…Happy Life”  Learn it and live it.

Auntie Em

How was your Easter?  Mine was fantastic, thank you for asking.  Here are a few shots of the weekend.  And, no, that is not our truck.  Jeremy’s dad bought it the other day to restore.  And, no, those aren’t my kids!  I am good old Auntie Em :)
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Yesterday was our 2nd Anniversary!  Jeremy bought me beautiful flowers and a sweet card.  We are going out to a nice dinner this weekend and I am super excited.  We LOVE Trulucks!  YUM!
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In honor of our anniversary Jeremy let me buy two more chairs off Craigslist.  hahaha… I died laughing about it last night.  How romantic are we?!  Here's the thing… they were $5 each and literally less than a mile away. Couldn’t say no.  I got two of these.  Any ideas of what color to paint them and what kind of fabric to use?  I need some ideas!  I told Jeremy I would actually do these fast and try to get rid of them fast too.  He is getting tired of all the chairs.  Although, he just called to tell me that he traded something for a scooter.  Are you kidding me?!  A SCOOTER??  Help. Us. Please.
Sorry that picture is not centered.  I was too lazy to take another one once I realized it.  Oh well.  You can get on over it.

Friday, April 2, 2010


Is it just me or do some ideas go a wee bit overboard?
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Thoughts on these designs?  I love me some color, but oh Bessie, that is color on speed.  Actually, I haven’t made up my mind on the pepto pink kitchen.  Hmm…..