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!

The evil weed-whacker man!!

We’ve lived in an apartment for the past year while looking for our new house.  There are pros and cons…one pro being that you don’t have to take care of a yard.  The con being that the weed whacker man shows up unexpectedly, just in time to wake up my 2 sleeping babies!!  They barely ever nap at the same time, but when they do, it seems like weed whacker man inevitably shows up at the same  time. 

And then there’s the guy 3 doors down who likes to rev his motorcycle’s engine at 9:30pm….

Max and Emme’s Bedrooms

Emme is sleeping on me, so I’m typing this with one hand.  I tried to take them outside to play, but Max was more interested in trying to stragle the dog with her line and opening/closing the screen door.  Therre’s no shade out there, so its pretty uncomfortable. 

I’m so excited about moving into our house in 2 weeks (from today!!), and I’ve put together some idea boards for what I’m thinking of doing. 

Here’s my idea for Max’s room…I’m  still deciding on paint colors…but am thinking green with a gray or blue stripe.  B and I are planning to make his headboard…I’ll post pictures when we get to that point.

And here’s Emme’s room:

I used Olioboard to design them.  You can upload your own pictures, but they have a huge selection of item available too.

My other favorite new site is pinterrest…so much easier than saving everything to my hard drive.

Fun stuff for all my free time!

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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.

Make Me Laugh

I’ve decided I need to have a video camera taping here 24/7 – my babies are hysterical – they make me laugh outloud every day.  There are sooooo many moments I wish I had recorded, that I don’t even remember any more.   Tonight, Max was doing the dance at the beginning of “Blue’s Clues”  (Or “blucu” as Max refers to it)  where he sits in the chair and puts his chin on his fists….he was following everything that “joe” was doing.  if only he followed me so well.  

Then, there’s Emme’s laugh.  She IDOLIZES her brother…he could throw her down the stairs and she’d laugh at him (not that I’m condoning this in any way).  She has the most obnoxious, loud laugh….just hearing her laugh makes me laugh out loud.  I’m currently on a mission to catch her laughing on camera…as I can’t imagine that anyone could watch it and not at least smile.

I’m one lucky mama!