Saturday, May 29, 2010

 Today was a very busy day! Mom and Dad picked me up and we bought some plants for the gardens. Well THEY bought me some plants. It was just ridiculous. They wouldn't take ANY money! We were outside for a while, and accomplished alot!
 We planted my urns.
 Planted some hanging baskets and hung them on the shed.
 Planted some herbs. I am going to jazz these pots up a little, and make tags for them!
 We made a little area to pot plants, and hung an old window on the side of the shed. I am thinking of adding some old barn board shelves, we will see though....
 I watered and weeded the whole garden (that we planted last weekend)
 And already have some radishes!
 I also weeded and added mulch to all the gardens. 
And added some annuals to the garden we made a few weeks ago. I am ready for my bed! Possibly because I look like a lobster. I am very burnt. And very mad at myself for letting it happen! I did have a big list of stuff to do outside tomorrow as well, but we will have to see if I can move by then. If I do, I will definitely cover up!!

Photoshoot at my house!

This is my house.
This week Kayla  and Tori came over and we had a photoshoot at my place!  Here are just a few shots..
I love you girls!! xoxoxo

Monday, May 24, 2010

Stain and Paint

This extra day off has been great! I have done so much today, I love days like this! This whole weekend has been really nice!

Saturday I went thrifting with T and K
We stayed close to home, got starbucks and had thai! mmmmm I ended up getting this:
A tray with handles and feet, candles, lace, a pitcher and awesome frame!
Today I have been painting and staining away!
Here is the before and after. I love it so much more now! I love dark wood!
I also tried staining this washboard, but it didn't work at all. I sanded it and everything, now it looks worse!
I also was painting as well!
 remember I said I wanted to give this board some colour?! I went a little crazy with colour (for me anyway)
 I love it though!!!
 And remember these mirrors I bought?
 I painted the round ones a dark grey. Glossy too! (not my usual choice)
 I also painted this

 crazytime! lovelovelove!
 I completed everything on my list today, which NEVER happens! It was a great day off! (I almost don't want to go back to work tomorrow! hahahah)

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

My recent Finds

 I am so excited for the long weekend, you don't even know! I really need an extra day off. I think there are only 26 school days left and Ashley is off for the summer! I can't wait. I will be working part time, but only a few days a week which is perfect for me!

This weekend I am planning on finishing a few things I have wanted to finish forever! Hopefully I can finally do it!  I think with Monday off I will be able to! 

I wanted to show you a few of my recent finds at the tent sale I went to with mom, dad, gram and aunt les..
Cute garden sign
 Wooden star, only .50! I dont know what I am going to do with it yet, but I will find something!
 A $1 tray!! This will be painted (probably white) and will be more my style!
 Candle and wreath
 cloche, reed diffuser and plate hangers!
 I think this is the least amount of stuff I have ever got there! (we go every year) But I am ok with it!! I love it all!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The New Entrance

 I don't know if you remember back in November I was talking about our entrance. I kinda re-did it, but still needed some curtains...well, I just got around to it now! hahahaha. Anyway, I will remind everyone what the little entrance looked like when we moved in:
Yikes! We ended up painting it, and Mike put down stick tile and then it looked like this:
 This is where Ben would sleep every night. :( We also had a shoe rack to the left there, that I fell on and destroyed hahahahahaha  
I had a cute little table my mom and dad stained for me. It was a big change!! Well, since Ben is no longer with us we didnt have his huge mat there and we had lots of room. We I also have a shoe problem, so shoes were all over the place( since the shoe rack was gone) and I kicked them where the mat used to be! We needed a change! I grabbed the chest Mike's mom gave us, that we had in our bedroom here, in front of the bed: 
Now the entrance looks like this 
 All the shoes are hidden in the chest, and there is a spot now to sit down and put our shoes on! 
  I made a half curtain, and left Ben's name. (I had put those letters on after the other picture was taken)  I have to fix that "J"!! Mom and dad gave me that milk jug today
  I love it!  I also have plans to change a few things in the bedroom, if I get around to it this weekend. I never seem to have enough time to do anything!!!

Thanks again mom and dad for all your help today! I love you! xo