Picks with Promise

Since I can’t share any of my finished projects until I actually have a space to finish some projects…I thought I’d show a couple of the treasures my husband and I found this weekend.  We found a fantastically cheap barn sale….we did not, however, find a babysitter….so I had to carry our 25 pound daughter and B had to watch our 2-year-old so no emergency trips for tetanus shots would be necessary (they are up to date on all shots, and I think Max has actually had his tetanus, but for the sake of my story, let’s go with it).   This made rifling through a cluttered, dirty, wet old barn a little difficult.   I can only imagine the fun stuff we would have found if we were able to dig in!  We still (I think) found some rusty, old,  crusty  fun stuff.

Please ignore our messy garage…we lost over 1000 sq ft when we moved to our apartment, so most of our belongings live in the garage.  (We also have a toddler who thinks mommy’s decor is more fun than any number of toys)

 

Old metal tackle box

 

old wood crate

 

Old Star Light

 
 
 
Everything obviously needs some serious love…and I can’t wait to get started on things.  We found some more little odds and ends today  Only 2 more days until we move….and oh yeah, I have 2200 sq ft of house that needs completely renovated too (plus, the babies!)
 
Have you found any fun treasures lately?  Or moved?  Do share!

Mine tastes better

Apparently the food on my plate tastes better than the same exact food on Max’s plate.  I guess it’s a toddler thing.  Its been a rough day in mommy-land.  When Max wasn’t performing death-defying stunts or trying to kill the dog, he was whining and/or crying.

Then, there’s Emme, who I’ve nicknamed the screech owl.  People scoff at this description of my beautiful, happy, smiley baby, until they experience it for themselves.  Then, they act like they are the first person to have experienced the phenomenon.

But, when they are sleeping, all the craziness of the dayis forgotten (most of the time) and they look like little angels  (Emme is sleeping on my lap as I type this with one hand)

In other news, Bryan and I had a lot of fun finding some treasures for my new business venture.  It’s called Max Originals, and will be vintagey, unique, “upcycled” treasures and furniture that I plan to sell.  More on that later, for sure!

Anyone else’s food taste better on their plate?  Anyone else have a challenging day?  Please share, I’m sure I’ll feel silly for thinking mine was difficult.

Til next time—

The weekend in review

Saturday we went to an estate auction in Galena…it was really hot in the gym where the auction was being held and M&E were not impressed with our choice of activities for the day!  Luckily, B’s dad came to help entertain the kids, so I was able to stay and watch the auction for a couple hours.  We bought an antique glass star light fixture for $20 and a small side table for $15 that I plan to refinish to resell eventually.

Sunday we drove out to the house and bought Max his last carseat – atleast I hope so – it goes up to 100 lbs.  I cleaned out M’s old carseat for E (she officially outgrew hers a couple weeks ago) and it looks brand new (was super duper gross though!!).  I also cleaned the bathrooms since B was home to watch the babies.

Monday, Bryan was on 3rd shift, so we got to spend time with him during the day.  We went grocery shopping…and the babies both got to enjoy their new carseats…Emme seemed very pleased with hers…and Max looks like a big boy in his.  Both babies were especially grumpy yesterday, and we had no idea why – they both napped and got to play outside/go to the store.  Who knows.  Anyway, as B was leaving for work, both M&E decided they want me to hold them until they fell asleep…and unfortunately, I’m not able to hold them both at the same time.  Finally, after about 45 minutes of failing to make either of them happy, I had to put Emme in her bed and let her cry until I could get Max to sleep.  I always have to pay more attention to her since she’s smaller, and last night M seemed really upset, so I decided to stay with him.  Then, I took E downstairs to get her to sleep…which took another hour or so.  Sooo….around 12am, I got to bed, but M kept rolling onto me all night…and then E woke up around 4:30am.  It was a long night and mommy is pretty tired today.

I excited about potentially starting my own business finding and refinishing/fixing old furniture and oddities to resell.  It is all the things I love to do – it would be so great if it were to become successful and something I could do fulltime once the kids are in school.    I’ll elaborate more on that later.

Finally….The First Post…

I’ve been planning to start a blog to keep track of my babies since before my first, Max, was born in the summer .  I’ve put it off because I have over 2 years of catching up to do, and I didn’t know where to start.  Before another day passes or anymore  milestones achieved, I thought it best to start now and catch up on the past over time.

Hopefully, one day they”ll read this and find some interest / entertainment in our daily life.

I’m also planning to use this blog to share the renovation of our new home and my attempt at starting a new business.  I’ve had my own business before, but this is something I’m much more excited about.  I won’t really be able to share my pictures and ideas until we are settled in our new house in September.

Please feel free to comment (nicely, please) or ask me anything you’d like.