Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dear Wild Man

Today is the day you and I have been counting down to all summer.

Today is your first day of Kindergarten.

I will admit the beginning of this summer I was just as excited about this day as you were, but as the day drew closer I grew sadder.

For even though you looked like such a big boy today.

And you were lucky enough to get in the same room with 2 of your buddies/neighbors!

But I still look at you as my sweet baby boy,

who smiled and waved at everyone who passed us,

and would giggle with delight when LaLa (Elmo) would come on tv.

I am so proud of you and how much you have grown.

But now the true tests begins. Did you really listen to me all summer about keeping your hands to yourself....Only time will tell.

I love you Bud.

Have a great day at school and I will be waiting for you with open arms at the bus stop.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Some new furnishings

Thank you all for so many sweet comments and emails about our decisions to sell our house.

I know that this is not the norm for people to sell their house and downsize and live below their means nowadays.  Along with selling our house to start renting again? But when have I ever done something normal?

We got the house officially on the market Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Our realtor said that it takes a week for all the websites to load up the pictures and the info about our house so we hope to start getting calls about showings then. Hopefully.

I made a video with the boys giving a tour of our house, I haven't had the time to load up the video yet.

I will.

I pinky promise.

Until then, here are some items I have been working on. Most of these were done before we went on our little vacation.

First I got this bed.

It was from an old house that my neighbor is helping to restore. I got a few pieces of furniture from this house.

The color was really neat. It was painted blue then a blue-green over it. Here you can see the blue underneath when I sanded it down a little bit.

I decided to go a little funky with this one.

Bright pink with a little black glaze, then sanded a little for the blue to show through.

Next I got this cedar chest/bench.

When this picture was taken I had already taken the hardware off.

I haven't done anything in a purple. I am actually not a purple person. You know some of you have told me you are red people. Well purple just doesn't do it for me.

I have seen a lot of cute items on pinterest that are purple. So I thought I would try it out.


These pictures show the color that well.

I thought it turned out cute, but I am still not a purple person. Hey, I tried.

Next one of my sweet friends saw one of thier neighbors put this small dresser/small buffet at the end of the driveway and grabbed it for me!

Thanks Linda!!

Here is the before.

And the after.

I also just got finished with a dresser for a client of mine. Sorry no before pictures with this one.

This is our last week of summer in this house!

Next week, I will officially have a kindergartener and the the week after that I will have a preschooler and two mornings a week to myself!!!

I think first on the list with my free time will be to take a nap...but who am I kidding. You all know I won't actually do that. ;)

I am linking to these parties.

Monday: The DIY Showoff, Skip to my Lou, Between Naps on the Porch Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today's creative Blog , 
House of Grace , Just a Girl Wednesday: Blue Cricket Designs, Domestically Speaking, Someday Crafts Thursday: House of Hepworths, Shabby Chic Cottage Friday: Miss Mustard Seeds, My Romantic Home, Funky Junk Interiors, Shabby Nest, Finger Prints on the Fridge Saturday: Tatortots and Jello, Be Different act normal Sunday: Under the table and dreaming, I heart naptime