I honestly can not believe we still have Cookie. Tony wanted to give her away so many times when he walked into his office and saw the presents she left for him. I think she is with us until the end of her days!
Wednesday my parents will be here! I have been busy redoing furniture and being sick so I haven't had a chance to really clean the house. Today will be a day full of cleaning and preparing. My dad will only be staying until Saturday or Sunday and I think my mom is staying until Christmas. I am super excited! My brother got here last week and he will be staying for a while also. My brother is awaiting the arrival of his daughter who is due December 28th, but everyone knows a baby can come any day. I think this is why my mom is sticking around lol..
Time to get my sick but up and clean up..Thank god my brother is here! I think I will take a nap while all the kids are napping, I have a problem taking a nap with the kids if their isn't someone awake to pay attention to what is going on.
Today I have been hard at work refinishing a dresser that when done is going to be my TV stand in my living room. I got the dresser on craigslist for 20 dollars. I totally forgot to take a before pic of the dresser. I did get an in progress pic. It is being spray painted black gloss. I am about to go put the finishing clear coat on top to seal everything and then I will bring it in the house in the morning. I haven't sprayed all the drawers yet, they will have to wait until tomorrow. I am done with black spray paint for today, I was covered in it from head to toe and I just took a bath. Of course the pic isn't good quality it was taken with a phone in the garage.
Today I also scored two end tables on craigslist for FREE!!!! I know I will spray paint them black ( or maybe I will use scrapbook paper on the top) but I'm not sure where I am going to put them. I like their size and the way the legs are. I could put them in our guest room as night stands or maybe I could use them as the kids desks, or FOOT STOOLS ( now I need to bring one in and see the height)!!!! Any ideas?
If you haven't checked out Design Dazzlers blog, now would be the perfect time! I LOVE her blog! Today she is having a giveaway for a 50.00 gift certificate to http://www.katelandersevents.com/ So go ahead and click here to check out the giveaway! Look at these adorable party hats you could purchase for your little ones next event. I for one really love the girls fabric party hats, if only I didn't have only boys...
I was talking with my mom last night about the furniture I want for my home. My theme throughout my main floor is Fleur De Lis/ French/ all things Louisiana. I have an awesome dining table that my friend Torie gave us but I am sanding it and painting it a chocolate color and I need new chairs. Here are the chairs I want. If you don't feel like clicking for the details here is the picture of the chair It matches my couch perfect with the nail head trim and the color of the leather.
I want this pillow for my throw pillows on the couch.
I guess I should show you my couch since I keep talking about it lol. My couch is from Here I wish we would've got it at the price it is now lol.
I want this hand towel for my kitchen since I want red to be the accent color since most of everything will be black and white.
I am sick of tripping down the stairs in the middle of the night so I want these night lights
So for now that's all I have to show you! I will one by one start buying these items and appointing some to my parents for Christmas and birthday gifts. I'm thinking the chairs will be what I appoint my parents to buy lol two for Christmas and two for birthday, does that sounds fair? HEHEHEHE! I will be back with more Fleur De Lis things to show you that I will be buying. I really need to find some fabric for curtains but Tony is afraid I am going overboard with the Fleur De Lis, do you agree with him? When does enough of one symbol become to much?
Tony and I are not engaged nor do we have any solid plans on marriage. We do however talk about getting married and what holds us back is financial reasons and family reasons.
For 1) weddings are expensive and we refuse to do a justice of the peace style wedding (not that anything is wrong with that way of being married, it's just not for us as we like to go all out on things). We aren't like most Americans who have a credit card in their wallet to help with most of the wedding cost, we prefer to do everything with cash to avoid being in debt. The only debt we have is my car and doctor bills. In December Tony gets his raise which will help us out a ton financially. Come March most of my debt (doctor bills) will be paid off and so will Tony's. Also in March Tony is done with the classes he has to take bc of me calling the cops on him, so that extra expense will be gone. Those classes aren't cheap, AT ALL. Everyday our credit is improving and that is what is most important to us at this point in our lives. Also in March we will try and get our dream house with the land we want. So financially a wedding isn't very feasible at our current status, but in March that should all change so I am planning now for a wedding around June-October 2010. LOL.. I should add that my dad has always said he would pay for our wedding but once again that's not how Tony and I do things. I will let my dad "help" pay for the wedding and figure out how much that "help" will be after I plan the entire thing and see what my total cost is.
#2)Family. Friends. For years we've delayed having a wedding because of scheduling around all our family who all live in different places. My family all live in Louisiana and my parents are always on the road traveling for the job (they would come no matter what). Tony's mom and step dad live in California ( they would come, I think). Tony's dad also travels for work with the same company as my parent and that Tony works for (he is a strong maybe to attend). Tony's brother and his wife live in Rhode Island and we don't expect them to attend our wedding anyways since we were unable to attend theirs a few months ago (maybe). Tony's sister and her husband and kids live in Vermont, we also don't expect them to attend bc we weren't able to attend theirs a few months ago either( I really think negative on this one). (we didn't go to his brother or his sisters wedding bc we couldn't afford both within two months of each other so we didn't think it was fair to choose one). So we are now over the fact that most of his family wouldn't come and we don't care who can't come bc it's not about them it's about us. For the family and friends from out of town who want to come but can't afford it, we will either be paying for the trip or helping to pay for a portion of their trip. ( so once again back to the financial). My friends from Louisiana, I know for sure Mary would come. My friends from Colorado, well they all live here and wouldn't really have to travel so I'm sure most of them would be there.
HAHA, so I am considering those things the petty parts of planning a wedding. The hard parts are the venues and such. I now know I want a barn or outdoor wedding. I have two picked out that I LOVE. Here are their links
http://www.renttheranch.com/weddings.html This is kinda your all in one package which I love because we would all be so close with our out of towners. But it requires 4 nights and I know no one would really be able to stay 4 nights.
http://www.devilsthumbranch.com/index.cfm/page/Weddings/pid/10206 If we were to choose this as the location we would use the second floor of the barn where the big balcony doors open up to look outside (see pic 8 on the site). It is the most expensive spot on the ranch but my fave.
Let me know what you think about the two places I like. I'm sure I will find more places to add to this list but for now these two are doing it for me.
Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.
This past week it was NOT my child who climbed out of my sunroof and ran around the top of my car refusing to get down.
It was NOT my child that let the puppy out of the front door and while I ran around the neighborhood after her it was not my child who stripped down to his birthday suit and chased his mama around the block.
That child who did NOT chase his mama around the neighborhood naked also did NOT pee in our front yard and he most certainly did NOT take a poop in our backyard.
It was NOT my child who drank the dogs water on all fours just like a puppy.
Thats all I can think of this morning lol. I need to start writing things down as I go.
I haven't posted since October 26th! My computer quit working and I had to wait until yesterday to get a new one. It was VERY hard for me to be without a computer. I also see I have two more followers! YAY! I will be back tomorrow morning with a new post of
During my time away my children gave me a lot to tell you all!