Monday, February 28, 2011

More Master Bathroom work

So I have finally started back working on my master bathroom. Work ceased around July of last year and never picked back up. I did manage to paint one cabinet last week, and hope to do the rest sometime this week. I've told a few people that I was painting the bathroom cabinets and most of them said "Black? Are you crazy?" I did get one "You go girl!" from someone. So far, I like it! I will try to post a picture this week.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Fireplace Set!

Our fireplace hasn't worked properly since we moved into this house in 1998. Yesterday, I had fireplace technicians here all day to fix it! Oh boy am I loving this new fireplace! We were iced in again today. School was closed along with my hubby's office. We had a fire for most of the day. I was just giddy. Silly me. Having the new fireplace, reminded me of when I was a kid and my sister and I used to sit in front of the fireplace at Grandma's house and see who could sit there the longest without getting "fireplace burn". You know that feeling when you sit on the hearth for a little too long? Funny how this new fireplace brought back some forgotten memories.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mini Valentine's Day vignette

I've been checking out all the cute Valentine's Day vignettes on all the blogs and I wanted to at least do one or two cute little sump'n sump'ns. I saw this darling Valentine version of the subway art over at eighteen25 and decided it would be perfect. It was easy to print out and frame in this shadowbox frame. Then I printed out a little heart from one of my scrapbooking programs. Last but not least, I put one of my dollar store love birds in a pedestal and surrounded it with rose petals. Not quite the bang I had at Halloween, but I like the little touch of red. Now I must prepare for another round of snow and ice that is expected tomorrow. The fireplace repair guy should be here anytime and hopefully, during this cold snap, I will have a beautiful new ceramic fire!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow Days 2011

Well, it's the end of the weekend and the end of an unprecedented week in Texas. The school district in our town was closed for four days! We had an extreme ice storm followed by about 5 inches of snow! I have lived here all my life and I don't remember being out of school for snow or ice for more than three days in a row. My husband's office was even closed all four days. During our snowcation, I finished two rather large novels and caught up on every imaginable reality TV program I follow (and even those that I don't follow). I made some cute little fabric flowers and a great zippered pouch/purse. I did not however, clean or organize (with the exception of the necessary kitchen cleanup after each of the three meals my family ate EVERY day). My daughter had a friend over yesterday for a sleepover and we ventured our way out to the dollar store and an accessory store that they like. It was so crowded, you would have thought the dollar store was having a 50% off sale! Today we are off to Grandma's for a much needed visit. My husband proclaimed today that he had cabin fever and was off to an electronics store and possibly a home improvement store. He really must need to get out, he hates to shop! Tomorrow starts a new week, hopefully with better weather.