Friday, March 20, 2009

I have a BIG one!

Hello....Long time no blogging.... I know...I know, but I have been a busy girl! big one is my mailbox of course! It is the one thing that is finished around here. The mailbox that was here was falling apart, so when I went to pick out a new one, I picked the big one! My Magazines don't have to be rolled up and the mailman won't have to honk every time I get a packages and goodies (so feel free to send me some,LOL). Anyway, I kept it simple...but I like it. How big is yours...I mean what does it look like?

As you can see I am still working in my kitchen...what a mess! But we are getting there....the cabinets are finished. Can you see the added touch?

Look at the before pic....plain doors

Joey used the table saw to cut ridges in the cabinet doors....for a bead board effect. I love it!

I hope to be finished with this kitchen redo by I can move on to the rest of the house.
I did weigh on Tuesday, I took my picture...but then I got busy and never posted. Not much of a change. half a pound. I have lowered my points since Tuesday, so hopefully I will see a bigger drop next Tuesday. Hopefully, I will post on time!
Break is over....back to work for me!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Take it off Tuesday!

I did not take off much.....8 ounces. But considering it is that "special" time of the month and I am feeling like a blow fish....I guess that is Okay!
After much thought....I decided today not to go back to WW. I am still following the program and I am not quiting....but it cost $39.00 a month. I enjoy the meetings, but I really only need the accountability of weighing in....and I am gonna keep doing that here. I know the program and I am sticking to it, I just felt like I could use that money somewhere paint or cute little sundresses!

I am making some progress in my kitchen, and I am very happy with my colors. I am gonna leave the doors off this top section. I used a little of the ebony Briwax I ordered and I love it.(thanks Janene) I ordered the dented cans for a nice discounted price...What do I care if the can is dented?
I am gonna work on the counter top tonight, I have been running errands all day. I am ready to get my kitchen all in I can decorate!!!
Be Good!

Friday, March 6, 2009

HONEY......I'm Home!

Yes we are in our new is about it! I don't care how organized you try to be when you move, it always ends up the same way....a bunch of boxes and you can't find a thing! And what a wonderful weekend it was to be moving...cold,windy and very,very rainy! It was not pleasant!
I did not go to WW this week, Joey was off so we got some things done around here. I was gonna weight on my scale...if I knew where it was!!! My mother make me eat some of her homemade lasagna on Saturday....but she assured me that I had done plenty to work it off. Mother knows best...right! And being a loser has never paid so well...

I also got some wonderful soap from Sugarbush Primitives.....thank you are too sweet!

Oh the picture is of my beautiful holly tree, we have two of them. At Christmas time I am always looking for red berries....well now I have my on stash!
I am getting ready to start painting....
Yes .....the blue kitchen is where I am starting. The shelf liner was soooo stuck I had to put very hot water on it to get it to come off.... I am sure it had been there 40 years (since the house was built!) And look, I started peeling off the lovely counter top and back splash and was happy to find paneling on the back splash. It will look great after I paint it. And remember I told you I wanted wood counter top....well there is heavy plywood under this white and gold....and I am thinking I can make it work. My husband was happy to hear that...but I'll see how it looks.

These are the colors I am using Stony Creek is what I picked for the paneled den walls that is right off my kitchen and I will use it for the back splash.
Can you believe I had already picked this before I went to Lowes...and someone had returned two gallons of I got it for 10$! The Good Lord was making up for the bad weather during the move! LOL! I picked Royal red for my cabinets, it is a Biltmore Estate color and cost 30$ a I asked the paint guy to mix it using the less expensive paint at 14$ a gallon. And for trim work I am going with heavy cream. I just love paint color names!
The Internet service we had before is not available here, choices are limited in rural areas. We are trying sprint mobile broadband (just plugs into my laptop)we have 30 days to try it is pretty good....I can't go back to dial up!
If any one has emailed in the last week....sorry I did not get it! I forgot that would change too! You can get me at
Moving is so hard...but the change is wonderful! And Spring is on it's way .....and what a great time for a fresh start!!!

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.