Our new house has a terrarium window in the kitchen so I stole some herbs from my lovely neighbor Nichole’s garden, so far my seedling basil, chives from my backyard and sweet basil from her yard are looking good but the lemon thyme may not make it. I have harvested and am drying some lemon thyme, the slow way!
Our move is fast approaching only 2.5 weeks!! So, naturally opt to go to the circus! I have never been to a circus, here are my sweet babies at the circus!!!
Although this weekend we did some stuff done, like a garage sale, started my herb garden, donated a ton of stuff to goodwill and finished sanding the wardrobe (to be painted tomorrow!). I am so not ready do move but so excited! I will be posting a step by step trellis how to tomorrow!!
As a mother I know my job is to give my children Roots and Wings, if ever a thing my mother taught that would be it. I am just amazed at how quickly my mind flits from roots, being sweet babies and elementary school to high school graduations. So much so that I demanded yesterday from this year on he take the first day of school morning off, he asked why and fighting back tears I explained as calmly as I could that first days of school are the things you remember when they are graduating from college. I love my kids I want them to go to college just not so soon, regardless of how far it is it seems too close.
I still don’t like the first day of school, I am no good at it but this week the last day of school is breaking my heart.
And this week it’s a $35 wardrobe!
That is going from zero to hero!
Who ever thought to take a gorgeous oak wardrobe and spray paint it maroon is crazy!! We are going white with buttermilk cream trellis! I am so excited! I will teach you the step by step of how to rock this makeover for under 50 (including the 35 for the furniture!!!)
So until tomorrow!!!
As you may be able to tell by the name of this blog I have been through a foreclosure, it was our forever home, the place our children were born and the bad choice we made as kids that has followed us up until now. Corey turned 30 last month and we are still dealing with this choice that he made when he was 22. It sucks, we have worked so hard to get away from it, to dig ourselves out of this monumental financial hole, and it hasn’t been easy.
I talked to a second lien holder yesterday to learn that they want to garnish wages, ignore a 1099 c and would like me to give them permission to enter and assess a property I don’t own. I can not legally allow them to do that. We are now researching and looking into the concept and prospect of bankruptcy and with that we will be able to qualify (after A LOT OF WORK) for an FHA loan, which would be awesome we have a lot of work to do anyway. To be quite frank I can’t decide if I am more scared of bankruptcy (although how much worse can it get?!) or getting ourselves into trouble with a mortgage again. I hate paying for my truck but I figure I pay rent anyway and we could very possibly buy the house we are going to be renting with 20% down in two years and that is SO exciting and SO TERRIFYING! I am notorious from being too stubborn to learn from my mistakes…I don’t want to get into trouble again and what if we try soooo hard and can’t fix Coreys credit what ifs and been there and done thats are racing through my mind like no ones business….
Bad financial choices suck. I hate being in a place where I am paying for someones bad choices and being screwed because we were dumb…
Of course I caught a cross wind and spray painted my black truck white…I tried soap and water, advantage, magic eraser… Everything! Well WD 40 takes it right off but leaves the car paint and finish intact!!
And I love it! With the need for fun, easy ways to make my old stuff new again my lovely friend Becky suggested in her oh so Becky-ness spray paint!! And why wouldn’t she? Between krylon and rust oleum they have just about every color ever! These projects are just the beginning, things I can do at home with what I have at home. Once we move I will painting new goodies!
So, have you ever wondered how to spray paint? Dumb as it may sound there is an art to this art form!
Use 150 grit sandpaper and sand your goodies down
Use primer (I like kilz) and spray a coat on your project
Let the kilz dry
Apply second coat
* always make sure your intended surface is clean and dry!*
Here are a couple of our projects over the last three days the aqua frames and heirloom white mirror are rust oleom and the bright white frames are krylon- I like the rust oleum better personally.
The aqua frames used to be black and the mirror was gold and black and now they are fab!!!
I would love to see your spray paint love so link it up!
This is a new and different type of Mothers Day for me. I am not angry with my husband for not following through with whatever idea he had for Mothers Day (although he appears to be angry with himself!) I am not depressed for lack of a card. I am nothing short of happy for my family, my dorky husband and my great kids (I do wish they would get dressed!)
The Mothers Day I have my mind in bigger and better places! Like decorating our new Home, a place we will live for a very long time! I have some secretly awesome plans to surprise CJ for fathers day/our anniversary…which I can share here because he doesn’t read my blog!! I am hoping to get him a flat screen TV, I told him that I was going to help him set up a shop, which I will but he will be OVER THE MOON!!!!
Now on to real decorating!!