Happy Pinterest Party Friday my friends!!! I am on to day two of the garage sale. We’ve lucked out so far and have had great weather, and we have had a ton of traffic and sold off mounds of stuff … which makes Topher happy.
We will be cleaning up this mess on Saturday, we have two birthday parties to attend this weekend, and I have tons of painting to do (as usual).
Onto this week’s favorite pins! Continue reading
Although I’ve only been blogging about furniture restoration for about eight months, I’ve been a fan of upcycling for years.
During this time, I’ve picked-up some amazing pieces of furniture … but I’ve also managed to pick-up a few out-of-the-ordinary items I never intended to take home.
Some of these stowaways are sort of great discoveries .. and some things are a little horrifying.
With each new surprise, I’m reminded that this piece has a history from someone who loved it — sometimes, that history is a little more intriguing that others: Continue reading
I’ve got some sad news guys … I did not win the $6 million lottery Sunday. I know, I know. I really thought I was going to win too. I had big plans for that money. I was going to start an animal shelter. I was going to buy the unnamed child a car. I was going to pay off the house.
Who are we kidding, I was going to buy five houses — including one for my mom as a late Mother’s Day present (because that’s the kind of daughter I am).
Since I couldn’t buy her a house, I thought I would show you what I did get her for Mother’s Day.
Have you heard it said before that someone has an “addictive personality” — such as smoking, gambling, etc., where their personality or physical make-up, makes them more easily predisposed to fall prey to an addiction?
Well, my friends, I am one of those people. I have admitted to you in the past about my
fondness for addiction to Pinterest.
Sadly, that is not my only vice.
I also seem to be drawn, like a moth to a flame, to anything glitzy or sparkly — which leads us to what Topher calls: my chandelier addiction.
I’m not afraid to admit it folks. My name is Shanna and I am a chandelieraholic.
Happy Pinterest Party Friday everyone!!! This week flew by!
Only five days left of school. The unnamed child and I are so ready for summer!
I went to citywide yard sales yesterday, and I found some goodies! Three end tables, a fabulous old dresser, and two great, carved mirrors. I might have to hit a few more sales on Saturday.
I will be painting all weekend and getting ready for my garage sale next week! More on that later…
On to this week’s pins!
I’m so excited to share my vintage grey dresser makeover with you! But first, let me tell you a bit about my day.
It started with a heated discussion with the unnamed child. She wanted to wear a pair of shorts to school that she had worn last summer. The only problem was that she had grown, and the shorts had not. Yes, I did understand that they went perfectly with her shirt. But they were just a little too hoochy, and she just didn’t see that.
After 20 minutes of “discussing” she finally changed, and I got to hear lots of stomping around … and the car door happened to shut just a little too loudly when I dropped her off (probably just the wind).
We have had battles over her wardrobe since she was three years old. I remember her getting ready for kindergarten one day, and she had these wooden clogs that she was obsessed with. She had to wear them to school, and we fought and fought over them, and I kept telling her they weren’t appropriate for school. In the end, I had to go to work and she won out.
Every year for Mother’s Day, Topher makes me breakfast. This year he surprised me with Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls!
These were so good!
Since I didn’t make them, I am going to turn it over to Topher to let you know how to bake these babies. Continue reading
Remember when I said I was going to start going back to the gym again? Well … I have been, which is a start — but just not as often as I should. With summer right around the corner, I have got to kick it into gear, people!
Yesterday, I had to drive one of my unnamed child’s friends home from school, and we had to go down a very bumpy dirt road. I glanced down at my legs, and the amount of jiggling that was resonating from them was mortifying — like two jello-filled water balloons sloshing around in my driver’s seat. In fact, I was so distracted, I did a terrible job avoiding all the ruts — which, of course, only compounded the problem…
That ride disturbed me enough that I drove my car straight to the gym.
I’ve written, on more than one occasion, about how I am a complete germ-o-phobe, so the gym is kind of my worst nightmare as far as that goes. I can not stand touching the same weight machine handles that 147 other people have already touched already.
Today kind of pushed me over the edge though.
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had great Mother’s Day’s.
Topher and I made a big brunch here, and my mom and dad, and brother and sister-in-law all came over. We had jalapeño and feta egg casserole, Topher made caramel apple cinnamon rolls from scratch, fruit, toast, bacon, and my sister-in-law made yummy muffins.
Needless to say, we all ate too much.
Today’s project is what we used as our Menu board yesterday: a cute, white washed chalkboard.
Happy Mother’s Day everyone!!! I am so lucky to have an amazing mother, and to be a mother to such a wonderful daughter (no matter how many times she may roll her eyes at me these days).
I hope you all get to relax and let others pamper you today! Continue reading