Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hope You Like YELLOW

An update on my project to-do list:  I've finished re-doing the coffee table and end table

Here's a before.....

And, the after.  You can't really tell in these pictures because I just took them with my phone, but there's a lot of glaze/antique finish.  First time I can say I have seen yellow furniture in person, but I'm kinda diggin it.

I also did the matching end table

Also....while we were on a painting spree I painted my BLAH porch table turquoise.  And then Liz suggested giving a SHOUT OUT to our Hogs with a cute lil Razorback on it.  Can't wait to get it all set up with flowers/cutesy spring stuff. 

And here was my GENIUS plan to keep from getting spray paint on our hands while we held the stencil

Stay tuned for more....unless HGTV calls and I need to take a break to do a guest spot. 

Friday, April 29, 2011

Laugh Til You Cry....Then Watch It Again

My friend Liz is a great gal for so many reasons.  Showing me this video ranks #1 this morning.  H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S.

For those of you who don't know her, meet Liz....and our wine-induced idea to paint a razorback on my porch table.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Losing My Mind, One Project At A Time

This week we are giving the TAKS test Tuesday - Friday, and I am an official hall/bathroom monitor.  This means from 8-3 everyday I'm at a desk in the hall doing....well....a lot of obsessing over design blogs.  When I make up my mind to do a project I am on it like white on rice, literally 90mph until it's completely finished.  I'm not a "leisurely hobby project" kind of girl.  I see it and I want it done THAT DAY.   Same way with many things in my life -- like moving.  When I move I want every single boxed unpacked and put up the same day it's moved in.  Mitzi (aka mamma) is the exact same way.  We've come to the realization we are obsessive project people.  We are okay with it. 

Anyway, this whole post is serving as my sort of to-do list of projects I've got going on right now.  Oh, did I mention I'm on a major budget on these projects (mainly because they add no real value to our home, just visual happiness).   

1.  Painting my coffee table and end table.  Yellow.  Don't freak, it's only paint people. 
2.  Re-vamping my front porch for spring/summer.  And sewing new rocking chair seat cushions
3.  New hanging baskets and plants for planters
4.  Painting my planters and porch table turquoise (maybe). I'm really digging turquoise right now. 
5.  Making my own apothecary jars.  I know, it sounds bizarre and cheesy, but you'll see the genius behind not paying $40 for a glass jar very soon. 
6.  Re-doing my french-country looking sconces glossy white with dark glaze accents

Liz is coming over tonight and we're going to attack the coffee table.  Here is our war plan:  lawnchairs in the garage, box of wine, and 7 cans of spray paint.  And we may cook some spaghetti. 
Before and after pictures will be coming soon!  

The only thing I've accomplished so far is a finger I can barely move because I've lost circulation due to the 8 cans of spray paint I've already gone through.  And I've painted my entire right foot with spray paint primer.  Going to have to pay a visit to Nail4U.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Back Among The speaking

Sooooo, let's talk about the reason my last post was something like 2 months ago.  If you can believe it I have not had a computer since my last post.  I know, it seems kind of out there to think of your daily life without a computer at home.  On the contrary, it was sort of refreshing.  I noticed that neither Nate or I spent nights in front of the TV on the couch one of us on the computer the other watching TV NOT talking to each other.  And, it's not like I turned Amish or anything -- I mean I have an iPhone. 

Did you know that facebook starts freaking out a little on you when you haven't officially logged on?  WHITNEY - WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?  YOU HAVE NOTIFICATIONS AND FRIEND REQUESTS AWAITING YOU....COME BACK!  Lol.

It's a little hard to re-cap a 2 month period in your life, but I'll give it a whirl.

(1)  I got a new job.  In January.  Sorry I'm a little slow on the making my career moves public.  I am working as a Math teacher at Texas Middle School for 7th and 8th graders.  I realized after starting my volunteer time at Faith, Love, and Hope last year that I had not only a real interest in teaching, but that it came natural to me.  So, here I am! 

(2)  My new job gave me the flu.  Not taking that free flu shot back in November was obviously a bad idea.  I've never in all my 28 years had the flu, and never have taken the shot. A little over a month into teaching one of my germy little loves brought me a present to school:  Flu B. And after a week of misery and considering actually praying for death it turned into a double ear infection and bronchitis. I felt like I was living in 1887 and I had small pox, no one would come within 20 feet of me.  Nate couldn't sleep in the same bed with me, didn't want to get too close, and when people came to leave food for me in this 2 week time period they'd leave it on the porch....even my mom.  You know you're sick when your mama can't even come near you. 

(3)  Fishing season started....again.   Once again another "season" is upon us.  And by season I do not mean summer, fall, winter, spring.  I mean the only seasons Nate and Dad care about -- duck season, deer season, fishing get the idea.  Needless to say, our life has revolved a LOT around the lake.  I have been a few times, and to no one's surprise I'm an exceptional fisherwoman.  Here is proof:

Here is what Cokey does when we go fishing:  Dad makes her a pallet with a life jacket under the steering wheel column so she can lay in the shade.  D-I-V-A.

(4)  Not a newsworthy occurrence, but I saw this woman at Albertsons & could not resist taking a picture.  Just another typical day out at the grocery store, I bet she combed her closet for this little doosey of an outfit. Stay classy, San Diego.

(5)  My cousin Annette announced that they are having a GIRL!!!  And they finally told us the name (sigh of relief, refer to previous post regarding mystery name).   Her name will be Amelia Ruth Weaver.   I have been a busy bee with monogramming ideas! We are throwing her a shower May 7th and I'll post some pictures.  The theme is so cute - details coming soon.

(6)  Nate and I had our 2nd anniversary on April 25th.  Over the Easter weekend we took a trip to Hot Springs for a lot of relaxing and hanging out. On Friday I had a slight incident with some baby oil.  I have to be honest, this is not the first time baby oil and I have not agreed.  Time and time again I give a
throw back to 1992  and slather on the baby oil on my first spring/summer pool outing.  When we pulled into town and were surprised by the sun shining (forecast was for a rainy weekend) we headed straight to the pool.  Nate is definitely not a lay by the pool guy.  Usually an hour or so in he is done and ready for something new.  So, figuring I only had an hour or so of good quality sunshine time I lathered up in baby oil.  Big mistake.  Huge.  4 hours later Nate is still really enjoying our time at the pool, and I look like I've been vacationing with Lucifer in the pits of hell.

Anyway, here is a picture of us on the steps of The Arlington, my favorite hotel in Hot Springs.

Get prepared for something insanely cute people.... on Friday after the pool we went down to our room to discover a bottle of champagne and some delicious chocolate covered strawberries.  Who would've done something so sweet?  Our dogs, of course - Charlie and Cokey.  Better yet, my amazing friend LIZ who was already dog-sitting for us for the weekend sent this little present.  How lucky am I to have a friend like Liz?!?!  I knew as soon as I read the card it was from her.  Even funnier was the story she told about the guy from The Arlington who took the order and could NOT understand why he was sending up champagne and strawberries from 2 dogs. 

(7)  Multiplication has been mastered!!  My sweet baby boy at Faith, Love, and Hope named Tyrese has accomplished a task very few believed could be done.  A 9 year old little boy who started the year barely able to add has mastered his multiplication tables 1-12, and below is the proof! Not only has he accomplished this, he has brought his classroom conduct up from a grade of an F for the first two 9 weeks to now a grade of a B.  I am SO proud of him, and to see his new found self-confidence is so encouraging!  

For the 3 people who actually read this post, thanks and now that I am back from technology death I'll be posting again soon!!