We Sold Our House and I Am Freaking Out

we sold our home! an update

A reader recently asked “How the heck are ya?” and I can’t help but think of the opening scene of What About Bob?, one of my favorite movies. “I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful.“ Bob (played by Bill Murray) is very obviously not doing well. He’s sweating, he looks crazy, but in an… 

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Cheetah Shoes (Kate Spade Inspired)

okay, LOVE!! how to make these (kate spade inspired) cheetah shoes with a cricut

The last few weeks have been busy. First day of school and the to-do list and running around… selling our home and cleaning for showings… keeping this place from exploding with laundry. And so on. ;) I’m sure you know how exactly what I’m talking about. But in the midst of all that, I really haven’t… 

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Conduit Pipe Curtain Rods

I finally have curtains, yay!!!! But I’ll let you in on a little secret… my curtain rods only cost $5 a window, and I didn’t buy them at a garage sale. You might wonder why curtains get me so excited… If you’ve been reading, you might have noticed that we haven’t had curtains in our family room since the day of our closing. They were thin, looked to be bedsheets actually, with curtain rods … [Read More...]

Little Golden Storybook Art

Have an old book with lots of memories or a damaged book that you’d love to do something with? During my awesome trip to Goodwill that went down in the record books, I found this Little Golden Book, circa 1942, for 49 cents! When I opened it, I fell in love with the artwork and colors and thought it would be perfect in Lily’s room! The walls have been bare since we moved in and I’ve … [Read More...]

A Package Deal

Most of our garage sale finds from this weekend are stashed in my decor storage area since I couldn’t get them hung/displayed before the party (you know how that is), but here are our big goodies!   large antique mirror, $5 (yes, that’s my un-made bed. no shame here, folks…) lawn tractor, $250 plus $125 of maintenance to get it running like the beast it is (but no, I don’t think it’s … [Read More...]

A Party Fit for a Little Girl

The weather was perfect, the house was clean, the food was delicious, and our families came out in full force to help us celebrate Lily’s 1st birthday! We had a great time, it couldn’t have gone any better. Please enjoy some pictures from the party! our family enjoying the yummy food with grandma   the garage, decorated and being enjoyed   the house and family enjoying it but … [Read More...]

Gone Party Planning!

image via here, then photoshopped via me   Lily’s 1st birthday party is this Sunday! Woo hoo! (and that’s why I’ve been absent lately) Asking for prayers, rosaries, whatever you can give me, that the 45% chance of rain forecasted for Sunday does NOT deliver! Although we are an affectionate family, I don’t know that we want to be getting that close to each other in this small house! … [Read More...]

Freecycle Goodies

My sister-in-law, Bonnie is having a Twice Owned Tuesday party over at her blog, House of Grace. Since pretty much my whole house can be classified as “Twice Owned,” and lately all I’ve been posting about has been about Goodwill or garage sale finds (I’ve been busy), I figured I would post some of my favorite things I’ve found recently on freecycle. Some of you have emailed me asking what … [Read More...]

Open a Banana Like a Monkey

Like your bananas kinda green or barely yellow? Have trouble opening them since the skin is so firm? Open your banana like a monkey – backwards! Works every time… Once you try it, you’ll never open a banana (green or brown) the same way again… How do you like your bananas? These are def not how I like them, way too green for me:   I like them when they are showing brown spots. I know, … [Read More...]

Vintage Baking Tin Hedges

I promised you a project, how about recycling some things around my house to make some new decor, in honor of Earth Day? Remember these free cuties I scored last weekend? From the same garage sale as the fan? Vintage-y Bake King tins, love em! I thought this would be the perfect thing to make over for a project, here’s what I had in mind… This spot right here looks great when I have some … [Read More...]

Garage Sale Finds from this Weekend

I really, really need to get going on some projects! That’s my goal… I will have a project tomorrow. Promise. I went to a few garage sales on my way to and from running errands on Thursday then a huge neighborhood one on Friday (from the neighborhood where my husband grew up). Since I got a ton of stuff, I’ll just show you some of my favorites. This, has to be MY FAVORITE garage sale find from … [Read More...]

Giveaway Winner and Excel Tip of the Day

So how does everyone else figure out winners for multiple entries for their giveaways? Like when you ask people to give you a shameless advertising plug and they’ll get more entries? Since I’m a math/computer nerd, I used my mad Excel skills to choose a winner: I typed out each name, duplicating them for bonus entry people as needed. In case your wondering, that formula means “Mr. Excel, … [Read More...]