Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
- Make Pumpkin Soup and actually eat it. It looks so good in the magazine.
- Make new stockings for the fam.
- Come up with some new allergy-free recipes that the whole fam will enjoy.
- Load up my etsy shop with lots of goodies that people will love - and BUY!
- Re-decorate my mantle - and pretend like it looks nice and painted as I'm sure it will look in a few weeks or so.
- Paint Maggie's desk.
- Burn my current couch. (ha!) or maybe just give it away and order a new one. Anyone want a nice blue couch with torn cushion covers? It's a sturdy couch and the only problems with it are the torn seat cushion covers, the misshaped back cushions and the multitude of toys lost in the crevices of the couch. You could reshape the back cushions or just make 5 or 6 big loose cushions for the back, recover the seat cushions and throw a slipcover over the rest of it. It would look like new! Any takers?
- Come up with 10-14 new meals that I can rotate for the fam...keeping budget and nutrition in mind.
- There are more on my list, but I'm too cold to get up and go get it. And I'm too scared - we're watching a suspense movie and now I won't be able to go upstairs by myself and I'll have to check under my bed and make sure the closet door is closed before I go to sleep. Oh - and keep my hands and feet inside the covers.
So, what's on your Want-To-Do List?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
- $7.99 amazing deal on the curtain rod from Hancock Fabrics. Crazy awesome deal! I bought 2. The best part is that I thought I was getting the rods 40% off of $39.99, but somehow they were way cheaper when I got to the register! Love those deals!!
- Chocolate brown burlap fabric - I am addicted to this right now - Awesome deal on that, as well at Hancock and at Hancock online. I didn't finish the side edges because the outside edges are very clean edges on the selvage side. The inside edges are paperclipped (you heard me) to the inside curtain edges so that they stay together better. I did sew a rod pocket on the top of the burlap and a hem on the bottom, though.
- Lighter inside curtains are really not curtains at all. They are really a tablecloth. You would have never known if I didn't tell you, right? I found the tablecloth at Target while shopping for a curtain for that spot. Didn't find one I loved, so I scanned the tablecloth section and found one I loved. It works great and even has a little bit of a pattern on it. Perfectly subtle. I bought a 60x104 size tablecloth for $14.99. Cut it straight down the middle lengthwise and finished the cut edge because it doesn't look very nice unfinished. Only one cut and two seams later, I have curtains! Hung them from ring clips instead of a rod pocket because it gives a little dimension to my mistreatment since I opted for using one curtain rod instead of two. I didn't want the lighter curtain to go all the way behind the burlap panels because our room is dark now just from having window treatments, so a little light shining through them is perfect. I still have to hem them, but I love how they turned out!
- Total cost for this window treatment was less than $40!! I love it when a plan comes together.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Above the kitchen sink. Sorry there's no before. Just imagine plain Jane.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Job description includes:
*Keeping up with all paperwork brought home by the 1st grader on a daily basis,
must be able to discern which papers to sign and send back, file, display on refrigerator and/or throw away;
*Keep a running list of items Mom is suppose to send into school for the teacher, classmates and said 1st grader;
*Create and keep up with 1st grader's class and school calendar so Mom knows ahead of time when Open House, Field Trip, Chapel, P.E., etc. is so that 1st grader will have the appropriate clothing/shoes on;
*Check online site to get 1st grader's grades, class and school calendar and any school news Mom might need to know about;
*Merge class calendar with Mom's personal calendar and 1st grader's school calendar so Mom can see the big picture and not be surprised by anything at the last minute which is when she is usually ironing 1st grader's clothing and Dad's uniform and making both lunches. (Yes, Mom already knows that ironing and making lunch the night before is much easier, but not always practical.)
*Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office and the Printer.
*Must be able to tone out voices of children who think they are starving to death when 1st grader gets home from school.
*Must be able to work calmly and thoroughly with 17 month old hanging onto your legs and crying to be picked up.
*Must be able to organize said papers at the kitchen counter while dodging the mine-field that is the Tupperware dragged out all over the floor as a result of not picking up said 17 month old.
*Must be willing to work for food. No monetary payment will be made, but the benefits are priceless.
*You know I'm kidding, right? Sometimes I am just bewildered with all the paperwork that my 1st grader brings home. It's nuts. Monday, I had to pack lunch, wild animal project, signed friday folder, open house list, library book, little paper booky thing that #1 has to read to me and I sign, AND field trip note signed. Oh, and remember to bring her piano books for lessons after school. I was like, "Seriously?" I need a whole day planner just for #1's schedule. I don't remember 1st grade being so much work for my mom. OK, so maybe that's because I don't remember much about 1st grade except Mrs. Morton, my teacher. Yikes. The stories I could tell. Oh my.... Anyway, back to the subject - what will I do when #2 is also in school next year??