April 16, 2011

A Sneak Peek...

Here's a sneak peek of my new Scrapbook area. I inherited the smallest space in the house for my scrapping area. It's just off of the kitchen and used to be a mudroom before the previous owners added another room to the back of the house. It has some funky hard wall covering that isn't paintable (probably from the 1950's or so), but the girls and I have discovered that you can write on it with a dry erase marker and it will come off. VERY COOL! I am going to use the far wall as a message board and cut out some vinyl to outline it. I bought 4 new Jetmax cubes and set them up in the closet with the other 2 that I had and put my expression on top.
This is the other side of the area... The cabinets were already there. I am going to sand and paint the cabinets, the woodwork trim, and the coat hook white.

Tomorrow we are going to get a piece of counter top and install it on the wall and get a stool for me to work at. I am so excited to have my own craft area again. It's been a couple of years and I miss it. Before I had to lug everything out and work on the dining room table and put it all away when I was done. I will post again of the finished project once we are done. Just thought you'd like to see my new scrap area.
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Miss me yet?

Hello everyone. We have moved into the new house and are slowly getting comfortable. I thought that I would share a little of what we have been up to. This first picture is my 10 year old's room- she picked out the colors and the comforter set. It's pretty bright- almost need to wear your sunglasses in there but I think it turned out pretty cute. We still need to unpack a little and decorate the walls. (If you look above her bed you can see the canvas that we made a couple of weeks ago.)
This is our room... I am really liking the clean look of the blue, grey, white, and black. I found everything on here either on clearance or at VERY reasonable prices. I found the dresser at Target- I had my eye on it for quite some time and when we went to go get it, it was on clearance for $100 less! The comforter is Laura Ashley and I got it at Marshall's. The mirror above the dresser I got for $12 at Kirkland's. It is really well made and HEAVY. It really went well together with the dresser. I got 2 shelves from the Christmas tree store for $5 a piece and the curtains were $6 per panel- I already had one pair that color and they still had some so I got another pair.

Last week my mother went to the ER because she was having pains when she was breathing- she thought she was having another heart attack. She was admitted to the hospital because they found lesions on her lungs in the xray. She is now on full oxygen all of the time and we are waiting to get the results of her biopsy. I am taking her to the doctor on Tuesday to find out. Please say some prayers that it is not lung cancer and to give me the strength to be strong for her. My mother is my best friend and she sacrificed a lot for my brother and I growing up. As a single mother she did the best that she could and I would have to say that she did a wonderful job. We may not have gotten everything that we wanted but we ALWAYS had everything that we needed. The things that we did get were very special to us because we knew how hard she worked to provide them for us. And we had all of the love that a child could ever need. So, please remember my mother in your prayers tonight. Thank you so much. -Annette
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