Wow - an almost two week break from my blog seemed to fly by! I would like to say that I was knee deep in home projects but that's not the truth. I think I might have maxed myself out in that department in the month of January. Instead I was busy, busy getting a jump start on Spring cleaning. I managed to tackle a few areas in my house that were really starting to become quite the embarrassment. My guest bedroom looked like a laundry/craft bomb exploded everywhere but thankfully, I am open for business should someone need to stay the night. I also cleared out the finished section of our basement. For a few weeks now, my holiday decor was creeping out of the closet, waiting to be organized and put away properly. That area is now checked off my list! Now I just need to take care of lots (and I mean lots) of furniture in the unfinished section of the basement. It's beginning to get stacked to the ceiling and that's no good. I vow to refinish each piece and keep what I love and sell what I don't.
My daughter's birthday was yesterday. Even though it was just my parents, two sisters' families and a friend, I tend to go "overboard"...according to my husband. I honestly can't for the life of me figure out how people who blog daily can plan a party/event. As her birthday was approaching, it was the only thing I could think of outside of my daily tasks around the house. Here are a few photos of her special day. (She was so happy. And this morning she was so NOT happy to realize it was over for another year.)
|A sign I made out of a spare cabinet door that wasn't used in our kitchen renovation. I knew it would come in handy. This sign may find it's way above her bed. It is just too cute!|
|I'm glad all of the Valentine's Day decor was out...and on sale! It was perfect for her red/pink theme. These treat cups from Walmart were $1 for 6. They were perfect for ice cream sundaes.|
|People often tell me she looks just like Dora. I guess the cake decorator thought so too. He drew this from a photo I dropped off!|
|She turned the big THREE! I had another frame that had the words, "R is for Rosie." It wasn't photo worthy because I didn't do the greatest job with the spray adhesive. I looked over at one point and it said, "R is or osie." Oops!|
Glad to be back to the regularly scheduled program...aka...paint and a paintbrush. I have a bureau sitting, patiently waiting for a makeover and some stair balusters that are screaming to be white!