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Back in the Saddle......

Hello all, I am finally back. It has been approximately three months since my last post, and so much has happened since then. Let's see....... 1. I spent three days in the hospital in August.....  The Dr. seems to think it was stressed related, but all is well. Thank the Lord!!!
2. We took our Son G to College......

one week after being released from hospital. ( sorry fuzzy picture)
G and me. I didn't feel my best, but I wasn't going to miss this memorable event.

 G and Dad.....

The dorm G will be staying in.


Move in time!
 G, Mandy and me. A great big thanks to my friend Mandy I couldn't have done it without her!

 G, unpacking.




G, settling into his new environment, and to date he is enjoying college life! Yes!!!!!

College survival guide, I couldn't have said it any better!!!!
By the way, I have started implementing steps 5, 7, and 10 and it seems to be working.
3. I started a new job. (August)
4. Lightning struck our refrigerator, computers, garage door opener a…

Master Bathroom Ideas

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend. Can you believe that it's August already?  My summer vacation is almost over, and in a few weeks I will be headed back to work. I really didn't get much accomplished pertaining to home improvement, there were other things that were more pressing. After I finished my office the plan was to add the finishing touches to the master-bedroom. Well, that didn't happen, instead my attention was redirected to a busted pipe in the master bathroom. Ugh!


 About four years ago we encountered the exact same problem, but on that occasion we enlisted the services of a plumber. I guess I don't have to tell you what that meant, a whole lotta cash. When it was all said and done that plumber had ripped us a new one. No pun intended!


This time instead of hiring a plumber Hubby tackled the job himself. He rented a jackhammer from the Home Depot and busted up the floor. Several hours later the leak was fixed at a fraction of the plumbers cost. Than…

Office Reveal

I posted about my office in April and it has taken me several weeks to complete it. I thought that I would have this project done in a jiffy NOT!!!!!! I could tell you about all the things that have happened since my last post, but I won't. So shall we begin?

This is how my office looked before he makeover. You can see the entire post here. Just in case you're wondering what happened, I am too. I have worked in this ho-hum space for several years in this condition, and believe it or not I use this space daily. What was I thinking? My budget was skinny so the first thing I did was shopped the house. I love this type of shopping, it's FREE!

After I had shopped the house, I still needed a lamp for my desk. So, I headed to the neighborhood Goodwill and unearthed this Asian inspired lamp for only $8.96. It didn't have a lampshade but that would be an easy fix. Now that all the shopping had been done ha! ha! ha!, it was time to get down to business.


I removed everything fro…

Easy Summer Mantel

Summer is here, so happy summer to all! At the beginning of the year I wrote a to do list of all the things
 that I would like to accomplish before the end of 2013. But guess what? To date, the list hasn't been touched. So I thought to myself summer break would be a great time to get started, but who am I kidding. This summer all I want to do is have some FUN!  Backyard BBQ's, pool parties and lazy days on the beach HERE I COME!.  So whose with me?  Oops, I almost forgot the to-do-list......
 Let's see, I need to #1. Reupholster sofa #2. Make curtains/entry/living room #3. Repaint the entry way #4. Paint end tables/living room #5. Finish painting the chairs I started painting 6 months ago. ugh! And the list goes on and on.   A few days ago I was in a tizzy and I needed to do something, anything just to say I had completed a  task. Well, it didn't take me very long to figure out that my mantle was in desperate need of help. So what's a girl to do?


This is how the…

It all happened in May

Hi all, I am back from a very hectic May. I was a very busy bee last month, and I still haven't fully recuperated. There were so many things that happened in May. Let's see, we started the month out with Girl's Day Out, which was May 4th. My friend Mandy Lou's Birthday was the day before so we turned it into a girl's day out/ birthday celebration.We started the day out thrifting, but that went bust in a hurry, we didn't find anything. Next, we headed over to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch, and boy was it yummy! Finally, the last stop of the day LegoLand Florida.




It's truly amazing what can be done with Lego's.


Did you know that it takes 570 gallons of paint to cover the White house? I didn't


We had a great time at LegoLand sitting, chatting and enjoying the beautiful weather.


May 12th  Mother's Day. I did absolutely nothing, I received several phone calls from friends and family. My son gave me the cutest little card. It made my day! The card rea…