paint-a-chair

Love this idea! I always run in to chairs and tables at yard sales (I have lots of bruises on my legs! HA!) for super cheap.

This is so colorful and happy. I’m digging it!

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Mr. Linky

I have a crush on Mr. Linky. So many sites, so little time!

reinvented has linked to Kimba’s DIY day

and here’s Kimba‘s original DIY Day goodness

Shades of Pink has the Room a Month linky going on

Inspired Room is has a Beautiful Life

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tap tap tap……

is this thing on?

I have been all over the internet, getting sucked in to some fabulously crafty and home decorating blogs. My house is a wreck;  there are piles of clean laundry and loads of crap on my counters. And yet, I read blogs.

I’ll be back with some links for my “some day” pile. I should rename that my “someday when I stop READING and start DOING” pile.

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free is the word (is the word that you heard It’s got groove it’s got meaning)

I love free stuff. Disney has a great deal in 2009 — free admission to either park on your birthday!

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I don’t like Ike

We have electricity! Which is more than I can say for hundreds of our neighbors.

There used to be a beautifully blooming Redbud tree in the front yard. I loved the way it bloomed its happy, magenta colored fluffy flowers, but my husband didn’t like the way it was so very close to the house. Something about foundation and stuff. Anyway, now we don’t have the Redbud tree anymore, to my husband’s delight.

We also used to have a fence between our house and our neighbors. The fence is maybe 7 years old, so pretty new for fence years. (It would be 49 if it was a dog). Now we don’t have that fence anymore. I forget this every time I go to the bathroom. And ever time I walk around only semi-clothed. Hi neighbors! Who knew your kitchen and back yard porch were SO close to our bathroom!? Obviously not me. Over and over and over again.

As much as it sounds fun, sleeping in a closet with a grown man, a preschooler, a one month old and a pissed off cat is actually more comfortable than you’d think. I know.

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organizing

I’m an organizer. I drool in The Container Store. I empty out and re-order friends’ closets for fun. My house might not reflect my love for organizing (i.e. messy!) but certain aspects of my house are extremely organized. (i.e. my junk drawer is in order. So what if my counters are a mess?!)

I’ve discovered a new organizing obsession — TiVo.

We just got TiVo (…..might upgrade our 8-Track stereo in the car next….) and I’ve found great organizing pleasure in deleting TiVo’s recommendations in the Now Playing list. I actually look forward to going through it at the end of the day and deleting.

Oh, who am I kidding? Sometimes I can’t wait. I’ve been known to delete TWICE a day.

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frugal to the bone

Last night I went out with some girl friends. I only knew a few of the girls, and quickly found out I had NOthing in common with the girls I didn’t know. NO.THING. We met at the new, hot “see and be seen” place that just made me gag a little inside. I’m just not convinced that any glass of wine is worth $15. I ordered a beer. In a bottle. The way I like it.

My favorite part of the evening was when I got complimented on my very cute cute shoes.  I bought them for $5 on major clearance at The Mart of Wal last summer. FIVE BUCKS. Which is like, 1/324th of what everyone else’s shoes cost.

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