Friday, January 8, 2010

It's a Giveaway!

Hey ya'll! Hope your week is going well!? Ours went pretty good all things considered. The Hubster started out kinda rough but ended up EXCELLENT with having to be back at work. Hoping it stays that way! Boys both did great with being back at school and I have my motivation back. So minus the busted back flow preventor on our sprinkler system because it is 18 outside right now we had a great week! It will probably cost an arm and a leg to repair since it will be a Monday when it happens but we won't worry abt that now. I will wait till Monday.
I just wanted to tell ya to hop on over to Always Nesting to see Marla! She is my bloggy mama and has a wonderful sence of humor. She is always making me smile. Marla is celebrating her 100th post with a $25 TJ Maxx GC. Oh what could I buy at HomeGoods with that!?? The possibilities are endless....actually right now they are kinda low but I am sure in a few weeks they will stocked full again.
Congrats Marla on 100 posts! Speaking of which I need to figure out how to check that. Have a great weekend ya'll! I will be back next week with hopefully some time of project.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Motivation or The Lack There Of

It is the 7th day of the New Year. 7th day of a new decade and well honestly I have had no motivation what so ever to do anything. I hate to admit it but it is true. I tried thinking about all the fresh new starts/projects I could be doing but that made me feel very overwhelmed. Don't know why but they just did. I even tried getting motivation from my fellow bloggers but was not interested.
Today was the first day that Oldest and Littliest both are back at school. Today is the first day all three of my men have been out of the house. The Hubster went back to work on Monday after a two month hiatus from work due to his sleep apnea. Truth be told I was use to him being around. I was use to my kids being off of school for two weeks. I use to not being alone.
After dropping Littliest off at school this morning I decided to make a trip to HobLob in hopes of finding something to make a Valentine wreath with. Yes, Santa is still on the front door. I said I have been unmotivated ya'll. Anyways, not much in the way of Valentines inspiration as of yet. I continued down the isles and what did I find but three isles of 66% off !! I suddenly remembered what fun it is to alone! I spent an entire hour sifting thru it all. The last isle was like 80% off and look what I found!
Three frames for my one day wall of frames between the kitchen and the dining room. The black colored one I stumbled upon first and at just $6 I said sure since it was a differ shape from ones I already had. Then the the best part of it all were the bottom two frames. They were get this just $1!!!! Can you believe it!! I dug thru every frame there to make sure I had the only $1 ones there were and I do believe I did.
Not only did a trip to HobLob make me realize that it is good to be alone but it also motivated me! HobLob saved the day!
I came home and was having some soup for lunch because it is well really cold outside. I was browsing blogland and stopped over at Shanty2Chic and saw their post on redoing their bathroom mirrors. I have been wanting to do this as well and have seen these kits but never saw them actually up. I do believe my reward for finishing up the great holiday take down will be a trip to Home Depot. I almost ran right down there but stopped myself and said I needed to accomplish something.
I went to the Home Depot site to see pricing on the faux frames and came across this mirror. I LOVE this mirror for above our fireplace. I DON'T love the $179 price tag though. Then it dawned on me why I loved this mirror.

It is very similar to the one that was tucked away in our master closet. I had the idea to use it above the fireplace but for whatever just placed it in the closet after we moved in. It actually goes to my dresser but we took it off because we needed a spot for the tv.

I think it will work. Let me tell ya it was NOT easy getting it up there. It weighs a TON and I figured The Hubster would come home after getting calls from the kids school and find me knocked out on the living room floor with a mirror on top of me. I was determined though. No wait I was motivated! I was thinking of painting it white but The Hubster would have a fit I know. So now the plan is to faux fireplace. Should not take long to do at all but I must again finish the great holiday take down first.
I am now in the process of shopping the house to see if I have any pretties that I like for on the fireplace mantel. So far not finding much but I am sure I will find something somewhere.
Hope that ya'll are having a wonderful New Year and New Decade thus far and that you have NOT felt as unmotivated as me. If you have no big deal! Just get out there and make your self do something you usually love and I promise you feel soo much better!

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