Monday, March 23, 2009

Two Computers Down at Home

WoW! My computer and my husband's laptop went kaputzies on us. Right now, I'm at work early to vent a bit. It's been about a week now that I have been unable to blog. My husband claims it will be fixed by this weekend. We'll see as I've got photos to load up, emails to reply to, blogs to checkout, and blogs to post. Until then, while I'm waiting, I will be working away on my smaller projects, house cleaning, and yard/garden weeding.

Speaking of projects, it has been quite cold around here. And while I don't mind the cold weather, I do mind not being able to get my painting projects done. I mean the "spray" painting projects done. I suppose I can use a paint brush, but some things are better painted by the can. I know I've been complaining about this for a while now, but I really, really want to get my projects done soon. I have a stack of stuff in my living room that's becoming an eye sore.

On the lighter side, my son's birthday (he's turning 6) is this weekend although his party is next weekend. So my mind has been preoccupied with gift ideas, etc. As for the party, I left it for "The Jungle" (a play gym for kids). They are taking care of EVERYTHING except for the cake. Nice. Oh, it's another year of the Spiderman theme for him. I was hoping for pirates or something else, but nope, it's Spiderman again.

Anyhoo, must get to work.


Monday, March 9, 2009

Sickies in the house

I haven't been able to blog much this week for two reasons.

First, the boys are sick, sick, sick....again!Those poor little boys. Tristan is a cold magnet. He manages to catch everyone's cold from home & school. Aargh. I've been pretty lucky as I've managed to resist most of their cold/flu attacks. Only once so far I was taken down!

Second, my computer went haywire on me. My husband finally cleaned it up losing all my favorite bookmarks! I was devastated. But it's working now, so I'll try not to complain too much.

When I get a chance this week, I'll post my De Anza Flea Market & Thrift store finds. I'm near painting completion of my trumeau mirror (my attempt to make one) & wall pocket, and I can't wait to show you the before and after photos.

I've also completed a lampshade for my foyer lamp. My mom is in love with it! Maybe I should open my own little etsy... that sounds more like it! The lampshade was a lot of work; but it was all worth it. In addition to my lampshade, my mom fell in love with an apron I ordered. Well guess what? She's planning on making herself one in the most shabbiest design. We drew our design out & can't wait to get all the fabrics ordered & put together. I can't wait to model it as well as the one I ordered.

Well, until then.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

More Rainy Day Thrift Finds!

Well, it was a week of rain and more rain. We did have pockets of sunshine. It's been hard trying to work on my painting projects with this cold weather, but I'll get them done.

My youngest boy, Lance, has come down with a cold, and I'm still feeling semi-miserable from the one I'm still trying to get over. And to avoid getting sick, my husband is currently sleeping in Lance's bed during this time. It's cute. And despite that two out of four in our house are sick, I did slip in some thrift shopping time this week.

I've got some wonderful buys. I especially love discount days at our local thrift stores. Here's what I got this week.

I plan on painting & covering the hamper.

I love the Fragonard style! This tureen was a steal! I was thinking about using it in my bathroom as a soap container.

I was in fabric heaven. They will make great pillows and purses. The tarnished silverware will get a new life too after a good polishing.

This basket will be great for lost socks!

In addition to thrifting at the thrift shops, I decided to stop by Home Goods. I haven't been to Home Goods in months (more like 6-8 months). Boy, I missed the place. Every time I go there, I want to buy the place out. I had to refrain myself. There was a lot of beautiful stuff there. But I did buy the following:

I love the hydrangea candlelabra! I think it's perfect for my future sunroom. The cloche was a steal!! It was on clearance for $5 and it was mine. Last, the transferware! I've always had a thing for transferware. When I saw them, I knew I had to have them, so I bought four each. They were very inexpensive. My husband did cringe because I love beautiful dishes.

It's been a good week despite illnesses and rainy weather. I hope I will get at least a couple of days next week to do some painting and some backyard weeding. Oh, and if it doesn't rain this coming Saturday, I'm going to enjoy myself at the De Anza flea market. Maybe I'll see you there.


Pink Toile at Target

Oh. My. Gosh. I was at Target with my mom yesterday shopping for a birthday gift, and we both decided to stop by the Rachel Ashwell's bedroom linen section before we checked out. However, when we got there, her aisle was blocked off by boxes of new inventory. So we decided to checkout the bathroom section. The minute I saw it, my jaw just dropped. PINK TOILE. I love pink toile. In fact, I love TOILE - pink just made it even better. I was so giddy. I wanted to buy the entire collection, but I had to remain calm & collected. PINK TOILE!!! Anyhoo, I didn't walk out with any RA's pink toile collection- sniff, sniff. I had just spent the majority of the day at the thrift stores, Home Goods, etc. So I knew I had spent enough for the day. I did get some great buys though which I'll show you later. So until my next paycheck or a RA sale, I'll be thinking of a pink toile bathroom. PINK TOILE!