Thursday, July 31, 2008

The demand is overwhelming

April writing...

Some of you are saying...'it's about time.' However I beg of you to remember, I blogged almost everyday on vacation...that's pretty darn good. So keep your pants on and enjoy today's blog full of minor nothingness and other blahs. :)

So, it's been back to the grind this week. I actually took an extra day off work on Tuesday, to get caught up on some sleep, laundry and just 'home' time. It was nice. Cory and I spent the day together and got acclimated to MD again. Yesterday was my first day back. Of course it was dreadfully long, but that is because I stayed up way to late and was sleepy most of the day. I did however get good news at my lunchtime WW weigh-in...I only gained 2.2 pounds while on vacation! I was majorly happy about that. Never thought a gain would make me smile, but this one did. You see, in my head I was thinking that I probably put on around 5-7 pounds and I sincerely hoped for no more than that. Then to hear that it was even less was AWESOME. So it's also back to the daily 'new food lifestyle' (not diet) grind as well. So far, so good. Although I was a little 'snacky' yesterday!! (heehee)

We went back to church last night and it was great to see all the Verb teens...especially when they were as happy to see me as Jenny was!! (teeheehee, love you Jenny!!) We wished farewell to Johnnie, he has been our Intern over the summer and it has been good and I am sure helpful to Jason to have around!! :)

Onto has been pretty steady at the office...which has caused a delay in (even though I am faking it quite well now, I don't have much to say, but I am sure the more I type the more I will think of.) Tonight I am hosting a Stampin' Up Retirement Party at my house for some of my fellow SU ladies (the ones that normally attend my clubs). There are some great stamp sets and accessories that are retiring as well as some new products (that I am so excited about) coming into the new catalogs. (August 11th!!) So hopefully we will get some sales tonight and have an enjoyable time. I have freebies, snacks and friends so it should be fun! :)

I have been really driven lately (I say lately, partly I just mean the past two days! ha) to decorate my house. Starting with the kitchen, I have decided recently to do away with the 'Americana' theme in the kitchen and go with something a little more 'French Country Bistro' inspired. I searched on Google for a few ideas, but came up empty...sorry. I am looking for kind of the rod-iron, old style signs and Parisian style trinkets to decorate with. (Britt you have rubbed off on me a bit) Who knows...I actually need to find a few base style ideas to start with and go from there. Maybe I will hop over to Home Goods and see what they have to offer me?! :)

Next or simultaneously (ha) I want to move into the Master Bedroom. I don't honestly have any idea of the name of my theme in there. But it is Tans, Dark Browns and almost a baby blue color. All inspired from my comforter set and picture. My wall art shown below:

This is kinda what my bedding looks like (use your imagination, if you haven't seen it before.) Instead of the ruffle end on the pillows ours is straight and flat. And the main comforter looks like this one, except the cream stripe on our bed is dark brown. I love it!!

So my idea for the room here is to paint the ceiling and down onto the wall about 4-5" a light tan color (very light.) and then get some wood strips (kind of like you would see as the threshold to a room) Paint those strips the dark brown to match the stripe on the bed and place those right below the end of the tan ceiling paint (to give the illusion of a higher ceiling) then paint the rest of the wall Blue to match the bed. Or not. I am kinda stuck on the actual wall color. I don't want it to be TOO much you know?! *ehhh

As far as other extras for the room goes, I have a few other wall pieces. One that says, "and they lived happily ever after" and the other one...I just got today. It says, "all because two people fell in love." Love those!!! ahh! So anywho...that is my game plan. Of course it will be a slow we are trying hopefully more diligently each month to pay down debt. So this will be of course when funds allow. Remember, we are also trying to finish up the half bathroom downstairs. Which is coming along great. We have the room painted (although it does need another coat.) and soon we may have the flooring down. We have the vanity, toilet, cabinet and medicine we are just about done!! YAHOOO!!!

Well, that be all for now...and I just realized that I totally didn't offer up any WORDLESS WEDNESDAY love my bad. Here's to "Totally great picture Thursday?!!"



- Sarah :-) said...

I TOTALLY have the "... and they lived happily ever after" thing from Target!! When we move, it's going on my fireplace mantle (that I REALLY hope I have) under a wedding picture hung on the wall - I'm thinking in black and white.

LOVE it!!

Cory E. :) said...

glad to know you have all this work for me. Ha Ha.

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