Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Keeping It Real

Turns out that our landlords...well, it's been crystal clear for the last three years that they suck at being landlords/homeowners, but with our last needed repair they made it obvious that they will fix NOTHING.  That was my clue to say "bye, bye, bye" at the end of our lease instead of trying to stay in the house as long as possible.  They decided to foreclose/short sell the house, so when our lease is up July 1st we will be moving to another rental in the neighborhood. Oh, they offered us first dibs on the house {gee thanks}, but um, no thank you. We only have one year left here in Florida before we move to Georgia and this house isn't quite a money pit, but it is a lot of upkeep. Anyway, this is what I'll be doing daily to prepare.....
Not THAT bad, right?  I'll be cleaning out cabinets.....

We have more children's plastic ware than adult stuff....can I get some REAL glasses???

This is the cabinet that I'm REALLY dreading.  Bill statements....I was always told to keep everything for seven years....anyone else old school like that??  The Hubster?  Oh, he throws out everything as soon as he reads/pays it.  Everything is online, what is the point of keeping paper?  Is it okay to throw it all out?  Should I file it?  HELP ME!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Craft Party.....Fail

Hello! Hello! Hello! My friends and I had another craft party last month...let's just say this one didn't turn out quite like we had planned in our pretty little heads :) First off...guess who forgot to bring the MOST important tool?? ME!! Our plan was to make some of these chicken wire frames:

However; while enjoying delish food, I realized I forgot the stapler!!! DOH! My girl, Carola, had one, but NO staples {heeheehee}. I had to call and beg the Hubster to dig through all my craft crap to find the stapler and when he didn't have any staples either! Well, being the sweet guy that he is, he dug out 13 staples from the bottom of his tool box to save the night! Sarah B. and I decided we would save our craft for later so that Sara and Carola could finish theirs and use the staples. First: We painted!!

Removing staples...ugh

Sara distressing her frame..

Always use protection!  That chicken wire is vicious!

Sarah B. a.k.a. "The Expert"

Fun with our frames.....

Sara in chicken wire jail...hahahaaha

And this is where the FAIL begins...ALWAYS make sure you have the RIGHT SIZED staples before you get stapler happy :(  Poor Carola had a wrecked frame...

I brought it home with me because I felt horrible that her frame was ruined...I gave it a little TLC

I used twine, hot glue and strips of left over material...I can't think of the name of the material!!  Not burlap or canvas....ggrrrrr, it's escaping me!

This is the final piece!  I think it's pretty cute!  Carola wouldn't take it back...I don't think it's really her style, so I still owe her a frame :)
This is my frame that I finished about a week later....I changed the color to red because I did have my cream colored frame up there, but guess what??  I sold it at my first craft booth!!!!  Granted it was the ONLY thing that sold.....that's another post! 

Anyone else have any craft parties lately??  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the awesome mommies out there!!!  I hope everyone has a wonderful day!  We will be grilling with friends who are not able to be with their moms today, military families are great like that!  We come together when we are missing our families back home or those who have passed on :)

BTW...I'm embarrassed to admit that it has been so long since I last posted that Blogger has changed...???  I hope I'm able to figure it out!

Once again......go hug your mommy or your kids!!