Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I told you I had the crafting bug....

I made this little tote bag yesterday. I just got super inspired from seeing this. It was not as easy as she makes it sound since it literally took me from 10:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Luckily my mom talked me out of doing the piping...and hey, the lining fabric made a nice border anyway.

I also made this today. Sitting at that chair is way more comfortable when you have some support. Take an old throw pillow, recover it, and walah!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009


Today was an all around really frustrating day. However, in the end my project is finished and I'm having things are good right now.

First off...I could not fall asleep last night for the life of me.
Here's why:

Problem #1: I was thinking about 15 different things while trying to fall asleep and I just kept repeating themselves in my mind, I guess because I didn't want to forget about them in the morning.
Solution #1: Got up and wrote them all down to try and clear my mind. It worked for a few minutes.

Problem #2: After being so cold in bed while my husband was gone, I remembered that he is furnace, so I was really hot. We had the fan on, which helped, but I also didn't like feeling the breeze on my face.
Solution #2: Put some shorts on, and tried to cover my face with the blanket, but not my nose because that makes me feel clastrophobic.

Problem #3: The neighbors across the street have really bright outdoor lighting on their garage which was making me room brighter than I'd like it at night.
Solution #3: See if turning the blinds up instead of down would help....not really.

Problem #4: I simply just could not get comfortable, nor were my eyelids staying closed. I was also getting hungry by now since it had been 2 hours since I had gotten in to bed.
Solution #4: Get up and go do something and try to get more tired. 3a.m. I came to bed. By 3:15 I was finally asleep.

I didn't wake up until 11:30.. a bit over 8 hours, but my morning was also all gone. Which was not the plan for the day. In the afternoon was I able to go to the fabric store and by some fabric for the 3 crafts I plan on making soon. They didn't really have a good selection of what I was looking for, but I made do and got it all on sale which is a plus.

I came home, half the laundry wasn't folded yet, dishes were still out, and I still haven't swept my floor in like a week. All of that just kind of irked me. First project was to recover my office chair. Easy right?! Take it apart, staple on new fabric, put back together. Right.....
Staple Guns do not work on really tough plastic. I got emotional over this. My easy project suddenly just got really annoying. I cried.

Stephen wants to solve my problem, so we go to Hobby Lobby and buy hot glue sticks because that will surely work. We are super hungry so we had dinner at Chick-Fil-A and it was really good, but we also talked about my job search and that made me emotional, and I cried.

We came home, I hot glued the chair, Stephen put it together, and now everything is fine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This could be multiple posts, but I'll just do one.

I've been obsessed with redoing our garden area. First I raked and pulled out all the weeds and grasses that were growing wild in there. Then I tilled all the dirt and debated whether to plant my tulip bulbs and put mulch down and just be done with it until spring, or just tear it all out, get the shape how I want it and then plant my bulbs and start over in the spring. I think it's obvious by the pictures which one I chose. Now I just need some serious help making my vision come to life considering i know nothing about plants.

We are still working on getting the middle bush out. Its root system is horrendous!! The crepe mrytle on the right is staying however.

Stephen and my Dad loaded a bunch of free firewood to our house last weekend. There is more than this now...but I think we are stocked for the next three years.

So I finally discovered Dr. Mario on the Wii after probably 15 years of not being able to play it on the old Nintendo. I'm addicted, my mother-in-law is addicted and my parents are really addicted. We have been known to have many "quick challenges" in one night. And the best part about this is that we can play eachother online!!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The finished Bathroom!!!!!

The beautiful after!!!


So some awesome things happened today and one scary thing happened.

We decided in the morning that we would head over to my parents house and watch the OSU football game since we don't get espn on our antenna tv. I tried calling my Dad to let him know but could not get a hold of him. Despite this, we headed over there anyway. I tried calling him again and still couldn't get a hold of it. Hmmm...interesting. I wonder where he could be. Not that he doesn't have a life or anything. This is not the scary thing that happened today. I called my Mom, who is in Georgia visiting her sister and she told me he was at a wedding.

So OSU won our was a bit sloppy but we won. I saw Stewey on tv and rewound it to show my Dad and then texted Stewey to let her know. She is a true Cowboy fan going to the game and all. I have to admit, knowing my husband who really likes to watch College football, hence then knowing that we'd be watching A LOT of football today, scrapbooked during most of it. But I am proud to say that I have finally finished my Honeymoon scrapbook. It's fairly amateur but I really like it.

We then went to church on Saturday evening. I haven't done that in FOREVER. It was a small crowd compared to our normal time of 11:30. Yeah..I still like sleeping in on my weekends and that time seems to work for us. Since Brian was coming home and since I had just shown my Dad the Dr. Mario game on his wii, we headed back for more football, some "quick challenge" games during halftimes, and me catching up on Project Runway.

After all this, a full day of being away from home, which was pretty fun and relaxing because i didn't have to look at or deal with the pile of dirty dishes and clothes at my house, we came home to realize that our garage door had been open the ENTIRE day. That's a little scary.