3.28.2011

MIA

I can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted. Well I've been off in the Caribbean soaking up sun on my own private island for the last few weeks. It was great!!  

~I wish~

There hasn't been a darn thing going on around here. The weather was starting to get nice. Ella had a great spring break and it was in the 50's. And then all hell broke loose and it started snowing again and has been freezing ever since. It's slowly starting to warm up again, but we'll just wait and see.

I started some of my seeds for my garden almost two weeks ago. I have 12 tomato seedlings and 24 pepper seedlings going strong. They've been enjoying the sunshine we've had the last few days! I'll be starting my cucumber, melon, squash and other seeds here within the next week. I'm way too excited for spring this year!

I can't believe it will be April on Friday already. April 1st is also my grandparents 72nd wedding anniversary!! 

I need to think of a good trick to play on Zan. I usually end up putting something funny in his lunch.

So see -- there really isn't anything going on around here. You haven't missed a thing. Now off to do laundry!! Woo hoo!!

3.07.2011

Our Beautiful Closet

I find it pretty sad that a finished closet can make me so happy, but what can I say. We finished with the closet this weekend and it turned out so nice.

The closet originally had a hanging bar with shelf along the back and on one of the sides. Technically it is a walk in closet, but it's not very deep. You couldn't hang anything behind the door because then you couldn't open the door. Not designed very well if you ask me. 

So I had Zan build a shelf behind the door that included shoe shelves and other shelves to hold bins for hats, mitten, etc, etc....  We then added a second shelf that comes right off the top of the built-in shelf. We have tall ceilings on the main level of the house so there's lot's of vertical height to be utilized.

I will say that staining and sealing wood project is a smelly job, but it's all done. I also painted the closet because the off-white was doing nothing for it. 






















The lighting is obviously tricky back in the laundry room, but you can see the great storage we now have in our closet. 

It doesn't take too much these days to brighten my day. Just a perfectly organized mud room closet. Now on to the next project.... 

3.04.2011

What Day is it???

It's been one of those weeks. Where one day blends into the next. There hasn't been much going on around here at all. 

We've been finishing up on the built in shelving unit we built for our mud room closet. It's really nice. Zan finished putting it together and I've spent the week staining, poly'ing the shelf and then painting the closet. I'll take a photo when it's all done. He still needs to put the baseboards back and fix/add some existing shelving. It looks really nice and there will be tons of storage. It's really not a large closet (hardly makes the walk in status), but there will be lots of room.

I came upstairs here to my office just now to do something and by the time I sat down at my desk I had forgotten what it was that I was going to do up here! I do that all the time. I'll be downstairs and need to go upstairs for something and as soon as I step off the stairs I forget. Argh!! The joys of getting older.

So since I was up here anyways I turned on my computer and checked my e-mail and everything else. After about 15 minutes I decided to go back downstairs thinking that whatever it was must not have been important so it would come back to me if need be. As I'm walking down the stairs I remember that I only came upstairs to get my coffee cup!!!

Apparently I really need some coffee!!!

Okay I'm back (not that you knew I was gone). I had to go get my coffee!! :)

I'm going to leave you with a little funny video. Sam does this thing with his tongue in his mouth and it makes a funny noise. I'm not sure how he does it, but it cracks me up. Him too apparently. Did I mention he was funny? We were walking through the grocery store the other day and he was telling me knock-knock jokes!


So enjoy the video!!!


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