Tuesday, March 23, 2010

How to Make a Tuesday Special

So how do you make an anniversary special when it falls on a Tuesday and you have work, kids with school and dance, and all of regular life thrown in? Well it starts with flowers and chocolate, a ride to school for Athena so I get to spend an extra hour in my pj's. Then an hour massage and lunch with my sweetie!
I know all happy couples think they have the best spouse in the world, but you don't. I do! It's just not possible for anyone else to be as awesome as him. He works at a crappy, unfulfillable job so that I am able to stay home, volunteer at school and never miss a field trip. He makes breakfast on the weekends, dinner on dance nights and unloads the dishwasher as often as I do. He always has the coffee ready to go in the morning, and can even help with laundry. and believe it or not he has even been known to braid hair. So see there is no way anyone else out there can compare to my fabulous husband, I love him and look forward to everyday I have with him.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

We have baseboards!

I love how something as simple as nailing some wood to a wall can change the whole look of the room. We have installed the new baseboards in the den to match the ones we added to the bedrooms. So the house is going to be a little mismatched for a while but boy do I love the new ones. Now they just need to be painted and we get to move on to tile shopping! I already notice the house is going to have a pretty big echo, I hope furniture will help with that. So excited now to see the final results somewhere other than inside my head!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Time to Close?

I think I now know how to tell when it is time to give up on an Etsy business. At first it was so exciting to be selling things I made. I loved thinking about how my bags were going to places as far away as Singapore. I enjoyed making them all, it never seemed like work, just fun. Those times I would open my email and see the message that I had sold a bag were so great! Until last Friday. I opened my email and saw I had a sell. The only thought that went through my head was "shit, now I have to go to the Post Office!" So I guess I will now go back to just making bags for me. If anyone reads this and wants something still in my shop, let me know I'll give you a great deal ;)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Irish Tavern No More

Progress is coming along in the den. Shawn and the girls pulled off all the wood paneling so it no longer looks like an Irish Tavern! The green was still horrendous though and I was in a hurry to get some paint on the walls quick.

Even with only one coat of primer the room seems so much bigger and brighter! I have found the downside to painting the den though. The color on the dining room walls that used to be tolerable, compared to the green I hated in the next room, is now revealed as a horrible shade of orange! Good thing we have plans to paint that room just as soon as the den is finished :)