Thursday, February 24, 2011

THURSDAY RAMBLINGS

I hate it when I don't have anything at all to say
but I still want to write on my blog.
My blog reader is way too big.
I read a lot of mommy blogs
not cause of the kids stuff but because they
have a lot of time on their hands and get to craft alot.
I especially love Mormon and LDS blogs
those girls sure know how to cook.
I am worried about losing my job because
of the economy and budget cuts.
I have been here 14 years.
I should not have to worry about stuff like that.
Damned economy.
But I also know that worrying is not going to get 
anything fixed.
I got my hair cut.
My mom has decided that I am depressed and was hiding behind my hair.
I am depressed and having a hard time but don't know about the hair part.
I did get it cut and can say that I am digging it only taking
5 minutes to do in the morning.
Maybe there was something to her theory.
SSShhhhh don't tell her.
I am right now sitting here with corn on my back.
Frozen corn is THE BEST THING 
for an achy back.
I got all ready to do my income taxes and realized
I shredded my info about how much I had paid on interest
on my home loan.
Cause that's how I roll.
I kept the 2 littlest boys last weekend.
I adore being called Momdy
but damn they make me tired.
I am kinda panicking about Cade going off to college.
But not in the way you would think.
I am uber excited for him.
But I have never ever been alone before.
Nope...never.
So this will be a whole new experience.
Y'all are going to have to really have to help me with that.
The corn seems to be melting.
I am almost done with the second bedroom.
I had totally let it get junky and it is looking good.
Going to sand down and refinish the bedside table
on Saturday and paint it with the Valspar sample
I got.
You totally need to get one.  Go to Valspar.com 
each morning at 9am(Cental).
It is totally free.  I got a good sized sample and
the CUTEST little paint roller and holder!
I told you at the first that I really had nothing to say.
It's beginning to smell like a corn dog in here.
I am not happy with GoodWill right now.
They should not expect me to want to pay $5 for Dollar Store frames.
Or at least take the $1 tags off before they write $5 on them.
Especially when they are dirty.
All the blogs talk about how they get wonderful things at GoodWill for a quarter 
and then those things were half price.
My GoodWill does not have sales.
I think they are allergic.
I think that the powers that be should let me conduct cooking classes
for people on food stamps.
And also teach people how to use coupons.
Maybe I can do that if I lose my job.
Or proof pics that men submit to online dating sites.
Leave your shirt ON and we don't want to see a pic of your flaired nostrils.  
Also, no photos taken at K-Mart with the disco lazer line backgrounds.
I painted my toenails all by myself.
I sent my brother a Valentine but told him I wanted the card back.
It had a flying pig on it.  I did not want to spend
another $3 for one for myself.
He totally understood.
I also sent him $1.
He told me that, if that was a bribe,
I was not doing it right.
If people really want to do stupid stuff
they really ought to make their facebook page
private.
I wonder if anyone is still reading.
Anything anyone wants to know?
Just ask....
But you don't have to ask about the book swap.
It is still planned but I am not through being depressed and hiding behind my bangs.
You will eventually get an email from me.
And you will be so excited.
As soon as I stop slacking.
I have to go put my corn back in the freezer now.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Guess what? January is OVER!!

Here are some rules for the make-over:

1.  One room a month.  If I finish that room before the month is over, I can work on the extra list or start on another room.
2.  There is a trash box and a donate box  each room.  When the boxes are full, they are OUT the door.  If the room gets finished and the boxs are just half way full....they are GONE.   If they stay, I am tempted to take things back out and that is a no no.
3.  Once a room is done, things cannot find their way back in from other rooms. Completed rooms STAY completed.  They cannot be used to store things.
4.  Re-use, thrift, re-purpose.  Shop from other rooms in the house.  Keep up with the cost. 
5.  I reserve the right to switch rooms around on the month list.  I was not thinking when I chose February for the storage building.  HA!  It is going to be way too cold to work out there in February!


Here is the closet!  Looking more picked up and put together. 
The top of the closet looking all nice and neat!  The black and white box is my treasure box.  The house box holds my gun and ammo.  ~grins~  total southern girl...and yes it has a lock. My daddy taught me how to shoot when I was very young.
One of the uber cool things about my closet, Cade's closet and the front coat closet is that they all have refrigerator lights!!   For reals!  When they were constructed, they had it fixed so that the light comes on automatically when the closet door is open.
You saw this in the first set of pics but I wanted to explain it.  I have a whole bunch of little hooks on the inside of my closet and I use them to hang my bracelets and necklaces.  Hey Jules!  Can you see the bracelet that you made for me??!?!?!?!?!
A few months ago I mentioned on facebook that I was looking for a bedside table to re-do.  My Aunt contacted me and told me that there were 2 at my grandmothers that I could have if I wanted.  I got them in the early summer.  THIS is one of the tables!!  I painted it white and mod podged scrap booking paper on top of it.  More on this sweet table later.  The table was re-done with things that I already had on hand!  
Cost $-0-
I bought a new lampshade for the lamp I already had.  Cost $9.00  Bling was added to the bottom of the shade cause...well....I like pink and I like bling.  I just thought that it need a little bit of something.  I already had the rhinestones.
I bought this SWEET little 3 drawer box at a garage sale last summer.  It was just white.  I painted it and mod podged paper for the front of it.  Cost: $1.00  I wanted you to see it so that you can start looking at things in a little bit of a different way.  Think about what CAN be done to make it yours. 
One side of my bedroom.  Notice the light cotton shawl on the rocker.  It was really bright fuchsia pink.  I bought it for $2.00 at Goodwill.  I bleached it to make it a very light pink.
Another shot of my room.
My curtains were white.  I found them at World Market a few years ago and love the design and the sheerness of them.  I bought pink dye so that they went from white to....TA DA  pink!
I also got rid of my pillow shams and dyed a pair of pillow cases that I had with the same pink dye.  I love that the lace did not dye and stayed white.  2 boxes of dye Cost $4.00
The other side of the room! 
THIS is the FB infamous coffee filter wreath!  Actually, it is not the wreathe that I was working on.  I started that one WAY too big!  The more I worked on it, the more it resembled the neck piece that they put on the winning horse at the Kentucky Derby.  So this is wreath take 2!  I made the second wreath MUCH smaller!  I was please with how it turned out.  Cost $5.00  but that includes the trashed wreath and the wreath that I actually used.
But THIS is what I am most pleased with!  I have seem tons of chandelier remodels on the net and I so wanted to do one!!  However, it is hard to do if you do not HAVE a chandy!  The thrift store next to where I work got in this light fixture in and I snatched it up.  It was brassy and I painted it and added the beads and bead work.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!  Fixture $5/Beads $8  Total Cost $13.00
Are you bored as heck yet???

Total cost for my bedroom make over......................................$ 39.97


And it makes me very happy.  ~grins~

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

FINAL CALL!!

This is the final call for the book and bookmark swap.  I still need some addresses! 

Please your snail mail address to princessandthebeads@gmail.com


I need to have all addresses by Wednesday February 2nd at noon!  If I don't get your address by then, I will assume you have decided not to play.


And anyone new still has time to get in if you want in....you also have until tomorrow at noon!