Monthly Archives: July 2011
So my DIY sewing project got derailed today by multiple things. All of which can best be summed up as life. Christie, while those weren’t the projects I planned on doing today, I am thinking a kitchen curtain would be a GREAT idea! I had planned on making a new ironing board cover! My one from 1999 needs to hit the road! See below!
First of all part of our current lease agreement is to have the HVAC serviced twice a year. So I happened upon a Groupon for $29 for the mac daddy unit and then had to pay full price for the second unit. Still I was out a lot of money before 10am. All didn’t go as planned when the guy arrived. He found some electrical problems, some of which was revealed by the lights going out in the house while he was outside working on the units. I ran outside to find him staring wide-eyed at the unit. Thankfully, he was ok. Lots of problems were found but long story short, we sit in South Carolina tonight with no air conditioning on our 1st floor. It will be tomorrow before the original company can get here to repair it.
So our morning errands were delayed by these events and I started the project before we left. Then the girls and I went off to take care of some things for Gigi and Grumpy who are not in town.
After accomplishing those tasks we went to pick out some shirts I had promised and found new bookbags, water bottles and lunch boxes! Check that item off my list! The girls chose these super cute ones!
All three found at the Gap Outlet and all on sale. $25 for the three items together! Bargain fom mama! (Lots of good deals to be found there right now if you live near one). Since they chose the same I’m gonna have to put name tags on them or monogram them!
So life – ribbon outfits for little ponies, dinner, dishes, bedtime.
Then back to sewing only to break a needle, install a new needle then find out my shortcuts were too short! So after I go to my day job tomorrow I will try again. I will share my mistakes so hopefully you will not make the same!
P.S. Just as I finished writing this our doorbell rang! 9pm and we have air-conditioning – WOOHOO
3 days. That is all that’s left until we embark upon this new journey of ours. To say there is a mix of excitement and nervousness would not do our emotions justice. There is so much we are looking forward to and so much that may knock our socks off!
We have lofty goals for the first month. Justin works full-time, I work part-time, school starts back mid August and we do plan on doing all of this list ourselves or with the help of family!
Our closing date is July 29th and before August 29th we want to accomplish the following:
1-) Remove the glorious popcorn from all 2400 sqft of the house and replace it with ceilings as smooth as a baby’s bottom.
2-) Remove the majority of the carpet, laminate, linoleum and replace it with something. I’m struggling with this, our budget and my dream list.
3-) Remove grass cloth from walls in 2 rooms
4-) Paint, Paint, Paint
Then we will move in and continue to work our way through our dreams and necessities.
I think I am leaning towards a glossy black front door and shutters. The inside color that keeps coming back to the top is a light green / lime color. If the inside main color is that bold then I think the door may need to be a little less in your face! What do you guys think?
Tomorrow I’m gonna tackle a little sewing project with my girls. We had planned on going to the water park, but it sounds as if it might rain. The project involves this great fabric. I will post pictures and steps for everyone! Any guesses as to what I’m going to DIY? Wish me luck!