Sunday, August 28, 2011
There is so much work involved in maintaining a house. There is only two (plus my furbabies) in this house! How do women who have a husband, kids, pets and a job do it?! I still don't know how I did it when I worked and went to school. I guess whatever got done got done and I didn't have time to worry about it. I've always liked keeping a clean and organized house. I get that from my Mom, who is a wonderful housekeeper. Does that sound bad? I mean, she did soo much, she raised six kids and she always had a clean house, clean clothes and hot, delicious meals for all of us. I don't know how she did it! Now I see how much she sacrificed for us and how hard she worked and continues to work.
John tells me the only thing I need to do is take care of myself and stay healthy. I'm trying but my head tells me I should be doing more. I want to start my own business. I want my love of decorating and crafts (my passions) to work for me. Maybe I should open an Etsy shop. Maybe, I just need to take a chance and try something new. How else will I know?! Should I find a job in an office or that pre-school close to the house? These are my thoughts and worries so early on a Sunday morning.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Look what I found at Aldi's the other day. We wanted lasagna for dinner but I didn't have any Mozzarella so we went in and of course ended up getting a few other things. Anyway, these Orchids were by the register. I've been wanting to get one for a while. I just hadn't wanted to spend the money on one. Ha! These Orchids were only $9.99! I HAD to get one! I kinda' want to go back and get another one. It's just that I've never had one so I'm not too sure on their care. (I Googled it) I pride myself with having inherited my Grand-mother's green thumb. Let's see how I do. I hope I can keep it alive and blooming for a while.
As you can probably see I've been moving her around trying to find the best light. Isn't she pretty?!
We or rather John has started working on putting the wainscoting back up in my studio. Now we can see why they used glue on the boards (I still think they used more than needed) these walls aren't perfectly square and so the boards don't fit up to the wall right. We are going to have to take one of the boards down and add some glue to it. The panel by the window is not tacked in yet. It's going to look nice it's just going to take a little more work than we thought. Isn't that how it always is when you start a project.
We are re-using some of the panels that were still in good shape. That's why there are marks where the old molding was on the top and bottom. Trying to be green and save some money too =)
One more thing, This is what I'm reading right now.
It took a few pages but I'm really liking it. I didn't know what to read after I finished reading The Help. Which was such a good book. My Sister-in-law and I are planning to go see the movie tomorrow. I've heard they did a good job with it. I'll come back and give you my review. So that's a little of what 's been going on here at the home front.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
John has been working third shift this week so I've been feeling kind of lonely. He has to sleep during the day. He did get up and have dinner with me last night =) We even got to enjoy the cool night and went for our walk. It has been so nice out! I kinda' wish it would stay like this year round. It just seems like Summer is so short. I say that but then I think about it and I realize I do like the change in Seasons. Fall is so pretty! I love all the Fall colors...oranges, reds, yellows, browns. Beautiful! Decorating the house for it is fun too. I also like Fall fashion boots and sweaters. But, it feels like it was just yesterday we had freezing weather and Lakeshore Dr. was closed! Anyway, I'm off to enjoy THIS beautiful, sunny day. Happy Thursday =)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
These next two things are again necessary because of my dogs. This little spot cleaner works great on carpet stains.
And, I hate walking around with dog hair on my clothes so I have these almost everywhere including the cars and my purse.
I love candle light so I have white unscented candles throughout the house. Don't get me wrong I have my share of scented candles too. But, I don't like to combine scents so I'll light one or two of the same scent and a few unscented for ambiance.
And last but not least is my step ladder. I am only 5 ft. tall and if John or the boys aren't home I can't reach almost anything in my kitchen cabinets. I should really have two of them. We've had this ladder since before we bought our first house.
What are your favorite house things?