Monday, August 8, 2011

Vacation Week

Alright friends I am officially on vacation! We are not going anywhere except for the Great Lakes Science Center tomorrow I think. My daughter asked if we could and heck both the kids may learn something over the summer. If you go on a Tuesday one of the kids can get in free. So, I'm all about saving money. Other than that I'd like to stay home and clean and craft. Hopefully more of the crafting than cleaning. LOL. However I don't think that is going to happen because I created a huge mess for myself while putting my buttery together.

Speaking of buttery...I'll show you preliminary decorating. It's preliminary because I still have a tote of kitchen stuff in the basement to bring up. I used what I had already removed from the kitchen and sat on my dining room table. For the past 3 days my house has been torn apart because I was working and when I got home I was too tired to do anything.

First, my new step back computer desk. I plan on making my curtain for the bottom this week. I will soon be talking with you from this desk. Soon because my stupid computer,that I just had fixed, decided to tell me my Windows Vista was not a registered copy so I don't have an operating system. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr....

Where the crocks are my printer will be going. Steve decorated for me and put those there and the jars up top. So very preliminary. LOL.

I just thought about it and I did do something these past three days. Friday night is when we put the desk and shelves in the kitchen. My shelves stayed bare until last night. I think it's going to look awesome when I'm done. I hate the jail cell window look behind it. I am working on that problem. I will be covering it up soon.

When I went back to get my shelves from the antique shop it was the first day of the Old Lincolnway yardsale day. So I got two new things. This carrier, which I know you put those little wood quart things in, was too cute for $3.00

Of course then I got another basket. I know it looks like the ones I've been getting at the Goodwill, but I really like them.

Other than that I was very good. I stopped and looked but nothing jumped out. Maybe it's because I know I have way too much stuff anyway. I'm going to have to clean out once again. In all the moving around of my kitchen I have lost precious cupboard space. So I will be going through my kitchen rearranging and pulling out things I don't use. One of the biggest kitchen cupboard space I lost was this...

This was in the corner and was our snack, bread, chips, and cereal cupboard. As you can tell I haven't decorated this yet either. Steve put the huge basket on top. LOL. I took out one of shelves for now. I really like it there BUT it blocks half of the only window I have in my living room. I guess I'll try it for awhile and see if I like it. My house faces north so I won't get any sun to fade out the cabinet.

Oh yeah, I am also making black stockings and coffee stained muslin stockings for fall and winter... I quick threw these together this past Thursday. I had enough fabric for two pair. I believe one is already sold (have to go to the post office to figure shipping) but I have one more pair just like these. $10 includes shipping.

I also see that I am at 400 followers!!!! WOOHOO!!!! Thanks everyone. As promised I will be hosting another Giveaway. Give me a day or so to decide what I will be giving away and I'll let you know.

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Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Mary
Looking so good~ love them both!!!
Have a great vacation~ the best I think are the one's we just stay around home~


~Madalynne~ said...

A vacation spent crafting sounds wonderful! Your computer desk is nice and roomy and I love the shelf in the kitchen.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Hope you enjoy your vacation time and gets lots accomplished....Your kitchen space is coming together wonderfully - love the new shelves too - and the sweet little carrier you found....Congrats on 400+ followers! Yippee!!! Wishing you a fun-filled and blessing-filled week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Everything looks awesome mary!! Have fun on your staycation!!!