Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I think reluctance should be a 4 letter word...

courtesy wsvn.com

That's how I feel about the new job I took today, reluctant.

I was offered 2 and accepted the one with the better pay and less of a chance of weekend work, and yet still I don't feel good about the deal.

 I'm trying to think back to when I started my last job to see if I felt the same way, but it was so long ago I don't remember.

Maybe it's just the idea of the unknown that makes me nervous and the idea that I may miss being a SAHM even though I never felt comfortable staying home.

Who knows maybe this will be the job I was waiting for all along..

Monday, September 28, 2009

I can't keep up!

There are so many amazing blogs out there I just can't keep up reading them all! I've only been away 2 days and already there is way too much to catch up on!! How do you handle it? I really need to manage my time better so I can fit in some blog reading time!

In the mean time I am working hard to finish the re-do on our dining room. The paint has been done for a few weeks, the new chairs are in, and I've been staining the wood on a mirror I picked up a couple of months ago to hang. I just need to find some artwork and figure out the curtain part and I will be set! I was thinking of going with this idea over at The Lettered College, I've saved the link for a really long time even before the big move!

OK I leave you with the before pic of the dining room, hopefully soon I will have an after to share!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It must be said!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JEN!!! Jen over at Tatertots and Jello has been such and amazing Blog friend! I've said it before and I'll say it again, if there was anyone I would choose to sit down and eat a bunch of cupcakes with it would be Jen, she has such an amazing spirit and she's just so FUN! So please take a moment and go say Happy Birthday to Jen, and you'll also have a chance to win a Sprinkles Cupcake mix, see how great she is! On her birthday she's doing a giveaway!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stool re-done

So my fabulous sister gave "M" a stool for her vanity when we were down in Florida last month. It needed to be spruced up a bit for the re-do that we're going to eventually do in M's room.


"M" working hard with the spray paint...

Almost done...

Okay, the base looked great but the fabric was not working, it was just a little to brown...
I let "M"pick out any fabric she wanted, not my favorite, but hey it's her room...

While she was at school I recovered the cushion...

Here is the finished product, honestly I may have to see if I can't convince her to find a different fabric, I'm just not loving it, but hey it's her stool.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I think I got my craft on...

For some of you goddesses of Modge Podge and Duchesses of Spray Paint crafting comes easy to you, but for me not so much so I'm still beaming over my success with the projects below so I decided that I would join in with the fun over at Today's Creative Blog where everyone's getting their craft on...

Go check it out

Monday, September 21, 2009

What to do when you have no job and you're bored...

I've been wanting to get my hands on the glue gun again and make a few Fall & Halloween decorations for the house. Now that I have a ton of free time with the kids in school and not working it helps keep me busy!

I saw a video on HGTV for a Halloween Wreath, so I grabbed a few supplies at the Dollar Store

$1 Christmas Wreath

Spray Painted Black with spray paint left over from another project
$1 Black Halloween Garland to fill in the cheap wreath's bare spots
The wreath with the garland, it definitely helped fill the wreath out
The garland had black irridescent bat's on them which I thought was kind of cool
$1 Black glitter skull, I picked up 3, and in the back you can see a bag with small skulls, there are like 8 skulls in there for $1
I set up the way I wanted the wreath and then hot glued everything on
Here's the finished project, I really liked how it turned out!
Here it is on the door, I used a $1 store wreath hanger that was originally gold, but I also spray painted it black.

I saw a really great centerpiece at Michael's a few weeks ago when I was in there so I copied it...

I grabbed a Styrofoam pumpkin with a 40% off coupon I had so it was $4
I cut a whole in the top, I went for a jagged cut hoping that it would help hold the flowers in the grooves.

Picked up flowers at the dollar store and Michael's had a $1 sale on a few, there's are 4 bunches total
I literally just stuffed them all inside the pumpkin
Probably one of the easiest projects I've done

There are a few more projects I have in mind including a few things outside, hopefully I can get it all done!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Life is

sweet! This weekend was a good one! I did manage to get all of my indoor Fall/Halloween decorations out, and I've started the first of a few projects I wanted to achieve. "M" had a friend sleepover and I went out with a few girl friends for dinner. I love weekends like this.

This weekend should prove to be pretty busy. I need to make a follow-up doctor's appointment, I have 2 job interviews and I need to get a WHOLE bunch of PTA stuff I fell into accomplished. It should all keep me very very busy!

I need to get quite a few pictures up here that I've taken specifically for the blog and just haven't had time to get up, but hopefully tomorrow I can get it all done!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tooting my own horn...

Today to try and help myself out of my rut I went way out of my comfort zone. I rode my bike all the way to the beach and back... it was just a quick 5.8 miles EACH WAY!!!! It wasn't easy and on the way there I had to take a slightly scary bike path, but the point is I MADE IT!!! Once I got to the beach I sat on one of the benches on the sidewalk and just watched the water, I kind of got a little teary because I feel myself changing. In a good way! I've been a smoker for most of my life but I've been cigarette free for 2 days now! I haven't had caffeine in 4 days. I can't say that I feel healthier, but I know I'm getting there.

So here was my view from my where I was sitting extremely proud of myself watching the water...

I do love my new hometown! I have so much available to me here!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

There are no words to explain...

what a funk I've been in for the last few months. This move really took a lot out of me and I didn't want to face it. I love our new home and the area around it, but I went from having a full time job and a busy social life to stay home with the kids and building new local friendships. It's been busy and boring all at the same time. Now the kids are back in school and they're slowly starting to adjust and I have started a course to get my Real Estate License and I'm looking hard and heavy for a job, and it's starting to feel more like "normal".

I've missed blogging but I've been so blocked by the funk I was in that I didn't feel like I could write, shoot I didn't even want to.

I am going to challenge myself to pull out of this funky mood! Tomorrow hopefully if I make a pledge to get out and get some exercise and get moving early I will feel more motivated and less funky! And I am forcing myself back here to get more of the funk out here where I have the freedom to say what I really feel and express myself.