Saturday, September 11, 2010

holy crap

so.... after we celebrated that we are a 'homestudy family', we soon realized that we will now have home visits....

Novel idea hunh!

There were two big projects that we both wanted to accomplish before we got to that stage, painting our master bedroom (then all the painting will officially be done in our house), and steam cleaning the carpets.  Yes, yes, we know neither will truly matter to our social worker, but it's what WE want the house to look like. 

Next weekend is a big event for Travis (and his Air Force Recruiting life), so this weekend quickly got rescheduled from our previous plan of "enjoying fall", to painting, organizing, cleaning. 

And apparently buying things. 

My mother in law thinks we're nesting.  I think maybe Travis is nesting, and I'm taking advantage of his newly loosened purse strings (he's the budget master in our house!).

So... its now midnight, and we are waiting for the second coat of paint in our bedroom to mostly dry. 

And I'm starting a new painting project.

See- I found this stick, and I fell in love.  And I now have a new bedroom color, that will look great with the stick, that I love.  So I bought frames at the dollar store, to put pictures that I love in, so that I can hang them on the stick, that I love.

I'll show pictures once it's done, because I'm sure I'll be damn proud of it... or maybe not.... but at least you'll be able to see a stick, (and you'll feel the love too!).

Ohh, and I'll also show pictures of the nasty cord mess that was our entertainment center.  Travis spent over an hour this morning trying to straighten them.  I convinced him to come with me to Hobby Lobby (GASP!), and buy a basket (that HE picked out- double gasp- he liked it because it had a lid...).  See what I mean about loosening purse strings (though I did have a 50% off coupon....)

It looks AMAZING.  We now just have this basket on the bottom of our entertainment center, that has two cords running out of it (cable and power).  The power cords to EVERYTHING are contained, along with the modem and router!  He is SO good!


  1. There is nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when the jobs you've been putting off are done.

    I say that but I am reading blogs now rather than re-grouting the bathroom. Sigh.

  2. There was an old plaque in my parent's home that said "Love makes a house a home". Paint and sticks and baskets aside, I'm sure that you're "house" is lovely because of the LOVE that you show. Remember that it's a "home visit"--and be sure to let that love show through. (But new paint and new decor sure is fun too!)

  3. You are so handy!! Can't wait to see the pic of the stick! lol :)

  4. I hope you'll post a pic of your "cord mess containment" as well!! We have all kinds of cords running off our tv and entertainment system and I keep telling Tim that it's a hazard waiting to happen!!!

    Isn't it such a great feeling to accomplish things on your "to do" list?? Our bedroom is the last room in our house that needs to be painted but we have yet to get around to it!