Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Organization, Irritating Lamps, A New Tooth, A Wedding Dress, A Cute Baby, And Some Kitchen Progress

First off, a big thank you to all 5 of my readers who still stop by to see if I've blogged anything recently :). This summer has been long but good and it's been a really big challenge to keep up with everything going on! 

As my title indicates, about 47 things happened to me this week :). I wish that my pictures would have uploaded in the same order as whats listed in the blog post title. Ah well. Frankly both you and I know that you're lucky to even be reading a blog post at all! HA! 

Smile dammit!

For starters, my bestie, Amy, picked out a wedding dress!!! EEEKKK! I was so excited to be there with her that day! We had a great time looking at them all and were even more excited when she picked the one above! Isn't it just gorgeous!

Next, this cutie patotie cut another tooth (finally). Can you see it right there on top poking through? I can't hardly wait until more come in! I really feel like you get a true sense of what your child will look like once they are less "gummy" :).

This week I also followed through will some Pinterest organization. I would share a link with where I found this but I'm pretty sure that this little trick is so well known now that it's almost common sense.... (plus like I said before, we're all lucky that I'm blogging to begin with and tracking down that random link would just take too much time...). Oh and yes, that is the closet that I just got done cleaning out and it's already starting to look like crap again. I do have to say though, that after I took this picture I was promptly embarrassed at the state of said closet and re-cleaned it out again. It is back to looking good in case anyone was worried... 

This is a little bookcase that I added to Grady's bedroom. It doesn't look like much but considering that I hauled it (broken) out of our garage and hefted it all the way to the back yard and then spray painted it and then humped it all the way upstairs and then filled it with toys found on the floor I think it's pretty freakin' awesome! :)

Here is where I need your help. I recently added two itty bitty little lamps to "warm up" a couple of spaces. I really love how they add a nice glow to each room (kitchen and bathroom if you couldn't tell). My problem is the ding-dang cords! I have tried to strategically place picture frames in front of them, tie up the bit of extra etc. but the bulk of the cords still show. Should I add some greenery to the area too to also try and "camouflage" those ugly cords? What do you do with your cords?

And just because my baby is ridiculously cute, here he is the other morning after he woke up covered waist to toes in POO. Thank goodness he was wearing footed pajamas. They contained most of it. Lets just say that my washing machine burst into tears when it saw what I put into it to wash the other day.... Griffin thought the whole episode was hilarious!

And finally here are some more pictures of my poor kitchen. It is still undergoing it tiny renovation. Primer has been applied to part of the cabinets. There are still tons more to do before I paint them all black. Also most of the kitchen walls have been textured. It's hard to tell from these pictures, but I have sprayed texture over almost all of the nasty yellow wallpaper. A tad bit remains to be done around some tricky window areas. It's been taking much much longer than I had hoped. I can really only work when the kids are out of the house (which is never as I am almost always with them :) or during nap times (which never seem to last long enough).

Hope you enjoyed our weekly catch-up post! 


The Momma said...

I love this post!

With the cords, I think you did a good job in the kitchen hiding it. Not easy to do, but you hid the cord good with the picture frame.

As for the bathroom, I'm not sure about that one. Maybe putting a small potted plant near it as well...that may work. I've never put a lamp in a bathroom bc I too haven't been able to hide the cord good enough. But I love that lamp in there!

Kitchen is looking like it's getting somewhere! Can't wait to see the whole thing done!

Glad to see you on here!

Kristy said...

Love the kitchen. Can't wait to see the finished product!

bobmule said...

The kitchen is looking good. And who humped the shelves?

Payton&Jake's Mommy said...

Wow you do look like you've been super crazy busy! I love all of the work you've done in your house. :) For the cords in your kitchen and bathroom, there are cord covers that you can make or buy that would obviously not s hide them, just make them cuter. :) Don't know if that's something you'd be interested in. I looked up DIY cord covers on Pinterest and this one is for lamps.. not that you have time to be sitting around crafting.

Griffin is absolutely adorable and I know the washing machine will eventually recover from all the tears it cried because of baby jammies. ;)

Hope your Wednesday is going good. <3

Payton&Jake's Mommy said...

Michele said...

When you're done with your house, come fix up mine! :)

ccc said...

I really love the red shelves!!!and, your baby is growing up too fast!

Nicole said...

I'm jealous of your kitchen! First of all, it's going to look awesome when you get done with the project. And because you have more than 3 drawers. Yeah. I have 3. 2 are hugemongous, but useless. I like to complain! ;)

Your baby is too cute! I do hate waking up to poo. But it's great that he was so happy about it!

Tristan said... are busy!!
ha..griffin is too cute..and ahhh..the poo..oh

can't wait to see the kitchen all done!

Mary said...

Come finish my kitchen cabinets!! Hubby has been working on them for over 2 years!! My kitchen only has doors on the bottom and not on the top because he was working on painting those. He has not worked on them for over a year and a half :( My kitchen needs to get done soon! Love what you did with the drawers! You are a crafty mama!

The Anglin Family said...

I love your child. I may kidnap him.
Second, I STILL haven't done my black cabinets! You are miss home improvement!

Amy said...

I'm sad that no one commented about my dress.. :)
I wasn't smiling because at that point I was probably already struggling with which one I was going to choose!!

KERRY said...

Can't wait to see the finished result!! You always seem so busy doing things, I need to get off this computer now I have commented on all your recent posts (I hope I was 1 of the 5 you were referring too lol)
Have a great day my friend xo

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