Saturday, May 26, 2012

Lauren's Room Updated!!!

OMG, a post on Saturday?  What the heckers?  It's not even Tuesday....I'm trying folks, R.E.A.L.L.Y.

Well, I just had to share Lauren's NEW Bedding!  Yep, changed it up again.  Remember I bought her that beautiful chenille bedspread?  We incorporated it into her new bedding, and by we I mean Maureen Mahoney of 2and2Together.  I had the 'dream' and she has the MAD SKILLS!  Crazy mad skills.


She created the bedspread, pillow sham, throw pillow and stool cover.  I sent her the chenille bedspread, and then ordered the rest of the fabric online and had it shipped to her.  Did I mention, the bedspread is reversible!  She even created slits in the end to accommodate the bed!

Have you ever seen anything more lovely?  I adore the ruffles on the pillow sham, they are to die for!

I kept the color monochromatic, after convoing Maureen, she really has an eye for color and pattern.

What a yummy throw pillow, love the rosettes and the minky fabric.

I'm so jealous, I may trade rooms with her!

The stool is adorable, and just finishes the room!

Here are pictures of everything else she has done for me so far.

Powder bath sink skirt.  Love the pleats!  It's attached with velcro so I can wash it too!  Genius.

Bench for the foot of my bed.  I still need to order a piece of foam, to help hide the tufting.

Ottoman cover, again with the pleating.  I heart pleats.

Future projects, coming soon.

She is designing bedding for my son's room using men's suiting next.  Then another sink skirt, for the 'new house' and a shower curtain for the master.  The list goes on really.  I just wish she lived closer, I wonder if she would like to come live with me?  Hmmmm....

Thanks for stopping by!  Love xx


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Anything GOES!!!!

Party Time!  Missed me?  I've been crazy busy.  I'm working on out sourcing my life.  REALLY.

I've been talking to movers, cleaning folks, landscaper, seamstresses, contractors, day care providers, camp supervisors, and doggy day campers....yes you read that correctly doggy day campers.

I really feel over whelmed, but in a great way.  We got a verbal from the bank that the short sale is ours, and our financing company has also given us a green light.  Looks like we are actually getting this house.  Whew.  That's a relief. 

Now life gets crazy, as if the last 2.5 years haven't been crazy enough.  I get to move out of this place, get it rented and get the new place remodeled and moved in all by MYSELF.  No pressure.  Hence all the outsourcing.

I plan on moving the majority of the furniture and decor myself, but I will have to hire movers for the really big stuff.  I've found the movers, and they won't break the bank. 

I've also worked out daycare for my daughter for days when I need to close, move and clean.  I'm thinking the boy will play at a friends.  He's so easy, lucky for me I have one easy one.

Waiting to hear from a cleaning lady, I figure I have two houses to clean, and I can use all the help I can get.  Carpet folks are on speed dial too. 

Landscaper starts this Friday.  The dog has done a number on the yard, and the new place is a short sale so both yards need a little work, and weekly maintenance.  Funny story about him, his son is Lauren's "boy friend".  Yep, the five year old has connections.

Seamstress is working on a few items as we speak, and you know me, I have big plans for her in the very new future.  Actually, I have three of them, I'm greedy.

Contractor, check.  I've had him for the last 2.5 years, I just can't wait to do the walk thru with him and see what plans he comes up with.  The basement is going to be finished and the second floor slightly remodeled right after we close, in the Spring we will be doing the first floor and air conditioning.

Stanley is last by not least, I can't have him living in a kennel while all of this is going on, so I've arranged doggy day care for him.  He'll get to play his tushy off while I work mine off.  At least we be exhausted together.  Small miracle.  He's like the energizer Vizsla.  lol

Plus the kids are out of school, damn Summer.  The will be doing day camp at the rec, and I will be leaving them with friends too.  I just have to survive this Summer and before I know it they both will be in school.  I'm already tired.  I should double up on my caffeine now.

Looky what I painted!  Yep, I actually painted.

I'm a glutton for punishment apparently, but I had to paint my bedroom furniture again.  I figure third times the charm?  I'm over black furniture, all the black has to go.  This is a custom mix of Coco, Olive and Graphite ASCP, with dark wax over clear.

 The handles are black, with Duck Egg and Gold wax.  I custom mixed the Duck Egg paint with the clear wax.  Love what you can do with these products.

In my bedroom, until the move.  I'm literally moving less than half a block away, staying on the same side of the street even, so I figure I should paint what I can before I move. 

I will have more pics to follow, once the second night stand is done.  All it needs is wax. 

Party On!


Saturday, May 12, 2012

I'm ALIVE!!!! Pinky Swear...

  I really can't believe how bad of a blogger I've been lately, really in awe of my 'badness'.  Okay so the new me isn't going to make promises any more. 

Really I'm not sure what my problem is lately, stress maybe?  Probably.  Definetely. 

So I'm still waiting to hear back from the bank on this house.  I love this home too, it's half a block up the street from my current home, on the same side of the street.  My kids will get to stay close to all their friends, and I get 1000 more square feet.  I call that a WIN WIN!  Now come on bank.

I have been getting rid of a lot of stuff lately, purging for the move.  I have a ton of stuff to put on craigslist. 

I have more than this, but some of it is in my house and I'm using it until we move.  I bought all of these items to use in the 'next' house, but that was when the 'next' house was even bigger. 

I planned on refinishing all of the pieces, but that isn't gonna happen, I hope they all find good homes.   I have some great finds to share with you too.

Excuse the dust, it came like this.

I bought this for my son's room, won't it be a cute nightstand?

Thanks for stopping by and 'Hello' to all my new friends!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Mommies!!!!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Anything Goes!!!!

I promise I'm still alive.  Just busy.  We are under contract for a house, again.  It's a short sale, so now we are waiting on the bank.  One good thing, we offered over asking so the bank has to let me know something in 30 days, which is May 25th. 

Lauren is turning five, so I've been planning her party, and of course Stanley needs a lot of attention.  Dang special needs dog.  LOL 

I'm painting my bed room furniture this week, I promise a sneak peak tomorrow!  Party On!!!

Thanks Maury for checking on me, you are the best! 



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