When You Know That You Should Feel Guilty, But…

Photo: Well look at that! DIY number 3 is in the books! All done! The dining room is put back together, I need to make some freaking curtains, and all we need now is some money to buy an actual table and some actual matching chairs so it looks like real people with class actually…

Confirmations and the Unexpected

Photo: The fog rolled in this morning and revealed the most beautiful webbing over our front yard! I am not big into spiders, but I think that this is pretty nifty. Who saran wraps a yard all night long? For what purpose?? More pictures below!   This is one of those days when I can’t…

[Quiet Thoughts] Open the Door and Say “Thank You”

Photo: I have no idea what this plant is, but it has bloomed since my Uncle brought it to me. Isn’t it lovely? It has been a week, dear reader. I’m so damn tired. But really, I didn’t do any work this week. I’m tired the way that any hostess is tired after an extended…

[Quiet Thoughts] The Power of a Fresh “New” Look…

Photo: The Azaleas were a big surprise this season. They didn’t last very long, so I didn’t get a good picture of them in full bloom. Oh well…   I’ve been excited about writing this post since Tuesday. I’m just going to share my cool awesome surprise and then start yapping away. Let’s do it….

Ready for a Break

Photo: My latest problem. So what else is new? I mean, seriously, ya’ll are all going to stop reading my blog soon because it is seriously one thing after another around here.   I had such hopes for today’s post. I was actually outlining it yesterday in my journal as the boys were fighting over…

Tabula Rasa Pars II

Photo: Ain’t I a stinker? Focusing on the carpet when you only really care about the paint. So mean of me… How long has it been, really? It has all been such a blur. So, too, was the installation of the carpet in the playroom. The men were in at 3:20 and out by 4:30….

Good News, Bad News and also, Good News

  I was awoken by National Floors Direct this morning. Carpet will be delivered today! Between 3pm and 6pm. (Also known as Blog During Nap Time) So I was like, I can write some post about something else and not post the “after” pictures until Friday… but I figured that ya’ll have been holding for collective…

24 Hours? I Should Have Known Better…

Photo: The lighting in the auction sucked, so my pictures of it on display came out poorly. But my collaborator took one to advertise to the school last week, so you can see it here. It really did come out well!   The playmat sold for $250 at the silent auction. The “value” listed was…

24 More Challenging Hours

Photo: I really need to go shopping. I’ve had this dress for years. But it still fits and is still kinda flattering, even… and I have new shoes… so… this’ll work for the auction tomorrow night?   Another challenging week is behind me and, unfortunately, I have one more trial ahead of me. Tomorrow is the…