Monday, September 20, 2010

Just a Busy Bee…

I have been quite the busy bee here lately. Work has basically taken over my life. I work from 7 to around 4:00 {sometimes 3:30 if I’m lucky}. Then, I bring work home, so I’ll be prepared for the next day.

When I’m not working, I’m enjoying my time off and resting, working on a project, or just spending time with my love.

Let me catch you up…

1. Checking things off my 101 list


I have received all of my fine china and everyday china. It’s all put up and in it’s place. That takes care of #9!

#58- check! Colby and I also bought a Sleep Number mattress. So far, so good! We’re loving having a king size mattress. You don’t realize how squished together you were until you get a bigger mattress. I must say though that I was getting used to being so close to him. Now, I don’t even know when he’s gotten out of bed.

camden bed

#59- check! We also ordered an upholstered headboard from Ballard Designs. I am SO hoping I’m pleased with the quality of it. We haven’t gotten it in yet, but I’ll share a picture when the bed is all done.


#74- check! I have finally found a great way to cover up that awful breaker box in our office area. The best part is…I made it myself. It’s a bulletin board. I found the fabric at Old Time Pottery for like $3 a yard. I’m going to hang one up above our other desk when I get it completed.

#87- check! Colby and I bought a discount card from the W.S. Neal Football Team. No picture, but I’m marking it off!


#101- check! Our porch had the worst color stain on it known to man. I chose to stain it the same color I’ve been staining all of the furniture I’ve refinished. Please ignore the broom, the stain can, and all of the shoes in the yard. I took this photo right after I had stained it. That’s why there’s no furniture or hanging plants.  I would take a new photo, but it’s getting dark outside…maybe when I decorate for fall.

2. Speaking of decorating for fall…we’ve been decorating for fall in the kindergarten hall of the school I work at. We have acorns we’ve colored hanging on the clothesline that hangs across the room.

We’ve also went all out on the hall. Have you ever heard of this book?


It’s a spin on “I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.”

I can’t take credit for this idea. I just wanted to do the tree with the leaves. Then, the teacher next door wanted to do something with this book, so it really worked out.

This is what we came up with…



Our friend, and now my family, and aide for kindergarten is the artist and creator of this thing. Without her, none of it would have been possible!

Okay…I think I’m going to break this one post into two. I would hate to bore you. Maybe I’ll be back to the blogging world before we know it!

Hope you had a great Monday!

P.S. Leave comments. I’m beginning to think no one’s reading anymore.


  1. I'm still reading!!! Although for some reason I just realized I wasn't actually following...weird. Anyway, I have the same china as you ;) Great minds think alike!

  2. I'm still reading. :) You've been busy. Laurie did a good job with the wall at school. The stain and peg board look great too!!!

  3. oh my gosh, the porch looks awesome! can't wait to see pics of the bed too, that headboard is beautiful.

  4. oh my gosh, the porch looks awesome! can't wait to see pics of the bed too, that headboard is beautiful.

  5. Ok I know I'm posting this comment on an old post, but need help!!! The reviews on these headboards for King beds, which is what we have, are bad. They all say that the headboard is too short and too thin. I think you have a king. Is this something you've noticed? What are the chances you could take a picture of your bed on instagram and tag me so I can see it. Definitely don't want to spend that much money if I don't like it!!