Thursday, December 16, 2010
Ugh!!! I tried linking this post up to The Graphics Fairy's Brag Monday, and managed to erase it! How frustrating!
These are the printed pillows that I mentioned in an earlier post, no longer just casings but stuffed and pillow-y.
The pillow with the sheet musice cover is printed from The Graphics Fairy's blog. The one that says "Zeno Chewing Gum" is a pencil-rubbed imprint of my Grandpa's antique stick gum machine, and the last one is simply printed using font from Microsoft Word.
They are printed on canvas drop cloth from Lowe's (somewhere aroun $5 for a single drop cloth, which provided enough material for all three pillows.
So sorry for any inconvenience I may have caused in erasing this post!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I simply purchased chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby (I think they were a little over $1 apiece) and spray painted them black. I also colored the nails that I used to hang the letters black so that they don't shine.
The end of that counter is kind of awkward, so that vignette is not going to stay the way it is. I still haven't unpacked a lot of things, and so I'm looking for certain items as of yet...I have some white pitchers/containers that I think would look lovely there. We will have to see, I suppose!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
It's just a rub-on wax silverleaf. And it was super-cheap...$3.99 I think!
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Our brother-in-law hung the tv on the wall last night (and it is fancy-shmantzy!!!!) but now I need something to hide all the electronics and cords.
Ugh. I HATE seeing cords.
The challenge is that is has to be super-budget-friendly. Another challenge is that I don't have a lot of time to find one, since there is a satellite box on the floor and I have a small one who absolutely loves to push buttons. All buttons. Especially mine. ;P
He's a menace. I love him, but that's just the truth.
Wish me luck! I'm off!
Thursday, December 9, 2010
(If I knew how to do a cartwheel, I would be doing one right now!)
A couple of days ago, we got a call at 10 am telling us that we would be closing on our house at noon. Thank goodness I'd already showered. (When you're a mom of little ones, a shower -- and especially a morning shower -- is a hot commodity.)
Two of my brothers loaded up a moving truck with all of our stuff and drove from the Midwest to the South to bring it to us. They stayed with us for a couple of days and (bless their hearts!)
helped me get the living room and kitchen painted. I can't tell you how much that meant to me!! Oooh, but I do not like painting. Many hands make light work, though...is it weird that most cliches are so so true?
I can't wait to start posting pictures for all of you!
Today, a million boxes are calling my name. (Why do we have so much stuff????)
Monday, December 6, 2010
When we realized that moving cross-country might be an option for us (because of my husband's job), we decided to put our house up on the market and just see if it would sell.
It did. It sold in less than 6 weeks. In this market.
We were shocked.
We immediately began house-searching, and it has been absolutely killer. We lost out on two houses, only to have the home that we are currently purchasing become available in the 11th hour. My husband went and looked at it and made an offer on it on the same day that it became available....without me seeing it, since I was 600 miles away. (Obviously, I trust him!)
That's when our life motto became "Hurry up and wait."
We were supposed to close on our home two weeks ago. Every day we wait for the news that we need to go sign paperwork and get the keys to our home. Every day passes without the call.
There are no words for how frustrating this has become. For the last two months, we have been living with family. It is aggravating to live out of Rubbermaid tubs (all of my children and myself are sharing a single tub in order to save space), because I thought we were going to be in our home much sooner, and I didn't want to bring too many things with us and junk up someone else's space.
It seems whiny and self-serving to complain about these things when, even under these circumstances, we are better off than 98% of the rest of the world.
And yet, at the same time, we have to believe that things are going to come together at some point.
I am trying to remember to give thanks in all things.