Things have officially started to settle down a bit since the move and I’m slowly but surely declaring certain areas ‘done’, or almost done, which is good enough for me right about now. I’m typing this from my new home office, which is set up in the downstairs bedroom. It’s nothing fancy…just three Ikea cabinets with two cut down doors placed on top which I’ve stained to match the molding in the room. I’m happy to get my computer out of the craft room and into it’s own designated work space! We still have a list longer than my arm of things that need to get done, but what else is new?!
Just to add to the ‘to-do’ list we decided to go to Brimfield this past weekend (I’ll show you some pictures of that soon) and I picked up a cabinet for the bathroom. Here’s a sneak peak:
Pretty grungy, huh? I’ve got big plans for this cabinet that includes possibly either some chalk paint or MMSMP. I was happy to see a retailer for the milk paint about 40 minutes away so I may give it a try, but I’m also leaning toward redoing it using products I already have so we’ll see how that goes. I may also utilize some of the paper I used for the lamp project I did a couple of months ago, but I need at least one more sheet. Fisherman is going to NY tomorrow and is stopping by the store where I picked it up originally so I hopefully can get started soon. That’s project numero uno right now, then I’m going to tackle the dresser I picked up last week for a song. Another REALLY grungy piece. I must be a masochist.
Moving on…some weird things have been happening lately. Remember Chucky? Well, he’s missing, and if we haven’t found him by now it’s not likely we ever will. (If you don’t know the story about Chucky and how he relates to the upcoming wedding, check it out by clicking the link or the sidebar photo.)
On the blog front one of the things I’ve noticed is I wasn’t getting some blog updates from blogs I subscribe to and I also wasn’t getting notifications when a blogger responded to my comment or when someone subscribed to my blog via my ‘househoneys’ email. This morning I logged into my cpanel email and everything looked different. It asked me to input some basic info like my full name and then I was able to see my email and voila! Tons of updates were visible that I hadn’t seen before. I know a lot of blogs have been having their readers tell them they weren’t getting updates and it seems to be connected to whatever server you’re using. My personal email is aol and that seems to be one of the servers that weren’t affected, but my blog email was.
Another positive change is it was taking FOREVER for me to upload photos. Seriously, about 2-3 minutes per photo. That may not sound like a lot but trust me, it is when you want to get 8-10 pictures into a post! Fisherman jumped into action and Verizon came to the house and fixed things, and now it takes about 20 seconds!
Remember my knee surgery in February? Well, things weren’t coming along as expected so last week I started physical therapy and I feel better already. I really wanted to be 100% by the wedding so I can bust my moves :). Fingers crossed.
Here it is Memorial Day weekend already and it’s still too cold to work outside! We’ve only had a couple of days where you would actually want to spend much time outdoors so the garden is woefully neglected, and that’s one of the things I really wanted to get done this season. I was out there for a few minutes the other day and noticed some poison ivy. Normally I wouldn’t let that stop me but I’m a little nervous about getting a possible infection before the wedding. Or maybe I’ll just start a new look for mother of the brides…
I’ll be showing you some of the ways I organized some of the spaces in the kitchen, pantry, my closet, etc. soon that cost practically nothing and are working really well so far. It was a bit challenging getting two households into one. It involved lots of purging, but mostly just utilizing the space we have better and it’s almost done and wasn’t that hard to do.
What are your plans for the long weekend?