Saturday, June 24, 2006

Time for a change.

Today I decided, much to my husband's dismay, to rearrange our office. I've known I was going to move my scrap stuff into the front room for awhile now, but I thought I would just take the plunge and dive right in. The rearranging just happened to follow, lol.

Here is a picture of what my office/scraproom used to look like from the door:

And this is what it looks like now! Just a note: at the time this picture was taken, the desk was still a mess. ;)~

I'm very excited for this small change, and I can't wait to finish up this room and get started on my new scraproom!!

Friday, June 23, 2006

A cry for help...

Someone, please remove this computer from my hands. I can't seem to tear myself away...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A new little venture!!

I'm always looking for ways to sell my excess scrapbook stuff, or anything, for that matter. Well, today I took the plunge. I started a message board to buy/sell/trade anything!!

It is

It is by referral only but everyone is welcome, so if you want to refer someone trustworthy, please do!!

I'm so excited!! *Ü*

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Well, not much done today.

I spent most of the day *thinking* about what I wanted to do in my house, lol, and then got nothing done.

In case you did not know, I am planning on moving my scraproom from my office to my front entry room. It will give me a ton more room, and I will be a part of the "family" area once the whole room is done.

I had originally wanted the Crop In Style cube system for my unit. Well, I've been looking around, both online and in my front room, and decided I want to go for more of a furniture look. So I think I've decided on the trestle desk from Target, and the ladder shelving that goes with it.

I'm really excited to get these in the house and start my reorganizing!! I think I am going to start taking everything out of my current scraproom, and put it on several six foot tables in the new room. This way I can see what all I have, and do some purging/organizing from there!!

Monday, June 19, 2006 by posting...

Busy weekend, so no updating of the blog just yet.

But I will back tomorrow, with new entries, new pictures, new organizing ideas!!

Have a good one!! *Ü*

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Who was that masked woman??

::Today, the part of Superwoman will be played by Stephanie::

Lots of stuff to do today!!! We're piling in the shower, one by one, and getting ready to truck out to Mesquite and hit Super WalMart! Lots of shopping to do for the weekend because I darned sure don't want to "run to the store" while everyone is here, lol.

We also have to make the dreaded decision: What to get daddy for Father's Day. So difficult for such an easy going man. But we have some ideas....;)~

After the trip to Mesquite, it's back home to CLEAN!! My goal for today is to have everything done tonight so that I just have to pick up tomorrow and wash sheets. Sounds good in writing, doesn't it? I need an eyeroll smiley...

I had a bit of a stomach bug yesterday but thank goodness I feel tons better today...and I lost two pounds!! So, the remainder of Cassidy's room still needs to be done. Once we fill the trash bag, I'll be able to see a little more clearly, lol.

Off I go, in my invisible plane....

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Happy Wednesday!!

Today is beautification day: I get my nails done. I love having nice, clean, freshly-painted fingernails.

Today is also part deux of the clean-Cassidy's-room event. So far we are one huge green garbage bag into it. Lotsa crep going in the trash!! I am absolutely amazed at what these kids keep, lol.

We're getting down to the wire for our frantic weekend. Family will start arrving on Friday. I need to finish up the grocery shopping, and order a cake (ack!), and then finish cleaning the house more thoroughly. Linens, vacuuming...all that good schtuff.

Have a fantabulous day!! *Ü*

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Today's project is....

Cassidy's room!!! And boy what a project that will be.

Here is what her room looks like now. We had to pile everything in the center of the room so that the bug man could get a good spraying in.

<---left side of the room, from the door.

Other side from the door--->

So this is where I will be today!! I'll post after pictures when I am done!!

Wish me luck....:)

On the mend...

Cassidy is feeling *much* better today, thank goodness. I woke up to her playing video games. ;)

She took a bath this morning, had some toast and a little bit of eggs, and is on mandatory rest day today!!

Here is a pic I just took of her:
(click on picture to enlarge)

Isn't she cute?!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Another Mucking Funday...

Last night, Cass got sick. While it's been awhile (knock on wood) since she's been really sick, it's never fun. She started vomiting at about 2am, and has gone full force since then. Right now she's sleeping, and for that I am thankful.

I had big plans to work all day today, but since I have to listen for Cassidy, I'll work later tonight. I'm not in the mood to organize anything (gasp!), but that may change soon. ;)

Instead, here is a *really* bad picture of the meltdown my son had at his kindergarten graduation program last Thursday. We have no idea why, but he cried the entire time he was up there. He's never had stagefright before, so we think it was just the excitement from the day and it being the final day of kindergarten. (click on picture to enlarge)

Isn't he pathetic?! ;)~

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Thank goodness for Monday!!

We have had the busiest weekend EVAH!! See previous entries for descriptions. ;) I'm happy for Monday to come so that we don't have to go do anything!!

Well, with all of the swimming we did over the past few days, we've decided to get a small-ish pool for our backyard. This way the kiddos have something to get wet in, and can still "swim." Maybe not Haley, as she's bordering on 6' tall....but she can dunk herself in.

This is the pool we are working on:

It is 18' by 48", and plenty deep for the kiddos to swim around in. Maybe enough room for me to get a tan on my lilly-white legs!! It should make for a nice, cool summer!!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Busy days!!

Today is Cass's last softball game, with a three-team pool party afterwards. There are only three teams in their league, so we decided to have the parties all together.

Last night I had bunco, which is always fun. I always gripe when I have to trek into Vegas, but I always have a good time. Good friends, good fun.

So, after last night, and after the party tonight...tomorrow is a birthday Vegas...for our family friends' children. Lots of fun and I get to see all of my great friends again. ;)

I had a blast shopping with the kiddos yesterday, and got them some really cute clothes. Now, we're in Podunk, so I did not know that the "cool" thing for the girls to wear are the boys board shorts!! I picked up some for both of the girls (and me too!), and we all look so summery and ready for swimming at the drop of a dime!! Of course, no swimming in these; don't want to lose their vibrant colors...

Here is a pair that I bought for Haley:

The bug man came on Wednesday, and I had both of the girls pile (and I do mean PILE) all of their stuff in the middle of their rooms so that he could spray. Well, now that leaves a lot of cleaning to do!!

I purchased some more totes at WalMart yesterday, and we will begin their rooms this week. I will post before and after pictures for you to see. Hold on to your

Friday, June 09, 2006

I'm goin' shopping...and you can't have none....

*sigh* I love Eddie Murphy. ;)

Today, I am venturing into the animal that is known as Las Vegas. Wish me luck, people. I have to do a little bit of shopping and then I have bunco tonight.

I haven't decided what part of the house I want to organize this trip. I do know that I need to hit WalMart for some storage containers. If you are in need of storage totes, I have discovered the KING of storage totes: Homz brand. I found them at Walmart and fell in love with my first purchase. Their online catty does not show them, but when you see them, you will know. ;)

So, a trip to Walmart is in my future. Maybe a sqeak into Linens N Things. Definitely Old Navy...for my non-organizing fix, lol.

See you all tomorrow!!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Ouch. That stings.

It's amazing how one word can make me cringe and revert to my inner child.


It's a word. But to some of us, it's so much more. It's who we are, right now. It doesn't matter who says it, or how they say still stings.

Now, I know I am not slender. I'm overweight, and the only person that can change that is me. I'm not happy in my skin. I'm not the same person I was before. I still have my same personality; that is a blessing. But the rest of me is someone else. It stinks not having the willpower to do something about it. But someday...

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

FINALLY!!! And a decorating brainstorm...

Dear Blogger peeps:

Do you KNOW how hard it is waiting to post ideas on your brand spankin' new blog and the site is down?? Do you KNOW the ideas that go streaming in and out of my head at any given time? With my age, and the amount of children I have, don't you KNOW that I have to get these down somewhere or else they go *poof*???

Thanks for getting us back and running.


So....after reading a post on Two Peas In A Bucket and seeing some bathroom remodels, I have decided that I want to remodel my half bath. This is a bathroom that is right off of my kitchen, and gets used the most when we have people stop by for a visit.

We've made some changes to this bathroom (and the entire house) since we bought it, but I'm thinking I want to go one step further in this particular lavatory.

<--This is what the bathroom looked like when we purchased the house.
<--This is the bathroom after some paint, new decor and new mirror. Also, since this picture, I've painted the cabinets black and changed the hardware and hung the mirror, lol.

And THIS is what I want to do in my bathroom now!! A vessel sink on a pedestal with a nice long neck faucet!! I think it would look fabu in there!! I just need to find another place for my hundreds of candles that are under the sink now, lol.

Now I just need to work my magic on hubby....*Ü*

Yeah....I'm awake....


I think I pushed the organizational envelope this past week and have been totally dragging butt yesterday and this morning. But man, the result is worth it!!

I have a clean house with minimal upkeep. Some deep-cleaning stuff that still needs to be done and will be, soon enough. I still have many organizing projects in the works, and now that school is almost done, I will have some help!

Today's organizing project: My credenza. The credenza, located in my office, is jam-packed with old catalogs from scrapbooking vendors. I would like to go through them, rip out any ideas I might like to keep, and then toss them! This would free up an entire drawer so that I may store my blank CDs and cases in there, along with other office-y things.

Off to make my first cup of coffee for the day...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I'm back!!

Back with a new blog, a new goal, and a new outlook!!!

Stay tuned!!!
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