2.28.2011

Yes Mommy has a boo boo

I was soooo excited for my first game of the soccer season yesterday.  During the first half my ankle twisted in while I was running and I heard a loud {POP}.

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Yep, I sprained my ankle, actually this is the first time I’ve ever hurt my ankle, hope that doesn’t mean I’m getting old! {I am turning the big 30 next month!}  I am so bummed that I can’t workout for a few days {hopefully just a few!!} and I’m limping around and I keep telling Miss M ‘Mommy has a boo boo don’t touch!’.  She wants to use it to climb up on the couch. 

 

Friday while I was outside running, my husband was ‘watching’ her and when I came in she had ripped my beadboard wallpaper off the wall in the kitchen! Ugh!  So I spent my day ripping the rest off and repainting.  I decided to try Martha’s new paint….

 

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I forget the color name right now {and don’t feel like hobbling to the garage} but it’s a really pretty shimmery blue, well I ran out of paint and had to buy another one thinking I could finish it up after my game yesterday.  Yeah, so that didn’t happen now we just have to live with it half painted until I can climb that ladder again!

 

So what can I do??? Finish my chair!

 

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Miss Madison held the top on while I screwed it in Smile She’s always a helper! See the paint color on the upper left?

 

I bought this beautiful heavy zebra fabric and painted the chair aqua blue to match my bedroom.  Is there such a thing as too much zebra?? Some days when I’m getting dressed and slamming on the hairspray I feel so Jersey Smile

 

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Has anyone had a sprained ankle?  How long before you were able to walk\run\not hobble around?  I’m really glad this didn’t happen before my half and not during my spring break {I have big big plans for a project!} so I’ll try to look at the bright side of things!

Happy Monday!

2.24.2011

Thrifting

 

In a perfect world I would have time to hit up Goodwill every morning and run by the Salvation Army on my way home with a car full of awesome finds.  Oh wait, I have school, homework, a toddler, a husband, and oh yeah fitting in all that working out I do Smile  So when I thrift I like to find small stores that have less traffic and I usually can find a nice little treasure!  While browsing craigslist one day {in between classes, love the app for it!} I saw an ad for a a second hand furniture store in a small  tiny town about 9 miles from my house.  Now I live on the outskirts of Dallas and there is NOTHING out by me so I was super excited to find it.  Unfortunately I forgot to bookmark it and I couldn’t find the dang ad again.  Yesterday after school Miss Madison was running around like a crazy person so I thought lets take a drive and see if we could find it.   Well, who knew there’s a whole little tiny downtown area with some antique shops! Score!  I found a few things, but never found the one off CL, so I guess I will have to go back Open-mouthed smile

 

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I love the shape of this chair, the bottom has a tag that say’s it’s from 1934.  I’m undecided on a color, I need to shop for some fabric first.

 

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I guess she thinks it’s hers!

 

This next item  I AM SO IN LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE WITH!  Do you guys watch Design Star {you know back in the day before the people on it started sucking really bad}?  There was one guy Anthony who did the hot pink ducks on the wall.  Genius!

 

My husband wasn’t a fan of it, but you guys know my love of color {pink being my favorite!} Wellll…..

 

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I found this retro sunburst metal thing with ducks!  It’s 39 inches across which is pretty big so I have no clue where to hang it just yet.  I DID just hang a hot pink mirror in my living room how awesome would this be in the same color Smile Smile Smile   ?

 

Miss Madi was such a good girl we went to the little park down there and they had a giant tractor she was having a blast on!

 

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I had a question from a reader and I wanted to reply, but she doesn’t have her email hooked up to her account so I’m answering it here.  She wanted to know what kind of prep I do on my furniture before painting.  Well, I wash it down with TSP first.

 

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Next I prime it with my Zinsser, I was using the latex {in a can} kind, but I’m totally switching to the spray kind, it’s faster and easier.  With the foyer table I used maybe 1/2 a can.

 

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I already talked about Rust-oleum being my fav brand, with the foyer table I used about a can and 1\2, but I didn’t paint the inside.  I taped off the inside with plastic so no spray paint dust got inside.  Spray paint gives you a much more professional finish, the only downside is the limited colors {there still are some gorgeous ones out there!}

 

Happy almost Friday!

2.22.2011

Foyer Table

 

I heart spray paint! I seriously want to paint everything in sight Smile  I LOVE lots of color and putting pretty colors around my house makes me happy.   I’ve tried a few brands and my favorite is Rust-oleum Painters Touch.

 

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They have a ton of colors and the finish is gorgeous, no drips and the coverage is awesome!  I decided to try another new color, Lagoon, on my foyer table.

 

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{After}

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I shabbed {is that a word??} it up a bit with some Ralph Lauren black glaze and some ORB on the handles.

 

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Painting with spray paint is so much easier than regular canned paint, I did this one in a few hours where it takes days with the other. 

 

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Not sure how long my Pottery Barn looking glass ball with last, Miss M thinks all round objects are HER balls.  I’ll see if she leaves it alone after about 10 time outs. ha ha!

 

I found the cutest hot pink mirror on clearance at Home Goods and put it up in my living room.  You know you’ve been together with your hubs for a while when he doesn’t even blink an eye!  Winking smile

 

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It’s been warm and sunny here the last week so in spirit of Spring coming, I cut off my hair and went blonder Smile  Now I just need a pedicure {ohhhhh sooooo bad!} and I’ll be ready to go! 

2.20.2011

My first half marathon!

 

First I want to thank all my family, friends and readers who encouraged me to do this!  The comments really help me to be positive and remember, I CAN DO THIS!  The night before the race I woke up every hour because I was afraid my alarm wouldn’t go off, finally at 430 I just stayed up and ate some breakfast while surfing  the web.  By the time I had to leave I was so tired all I wanted to do was go back to bed Smile   I had jitters the whole way there and after seeing all the ‘super runners’ I was thinking ‘why the heck am I doing this??’

 

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Good thing I had a cheering section!

 

The course was all HILLS, HILLS, HILLS! I swear the first 2 miles where straight up hill and I thought “OMG I’m never going to make it to 13!"”   The weather was gorgeous, thankfully.  I was ok for the first 7 miles and my feet started to hurt {not loving my new running shoes!} I made some friends for 7-10 and after that my legs were killing me and I seriously don’t know how I kept running.

 

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The last 2 miles were torture, I really wanted to finish in under 2:30 so I kept visualizing the finish and just kept running and running and running…..

 

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It paid off because I finished in 2:27:52!  I can’t believe I did it, I’m soooo hooked Smile 

 

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Miss Madison wasn’t feeling any sweaty, salty kisses from me. 

 

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Even my ‘brothers’ came out to cheer me on, haha!

I’m pretty sore today, so I think I’ll take a day or two off from working out.  Next up, St. Patrick's Day 5k!  Who’s with me?

2.15.2011

A little {spring} color

 

Another visit to my favorite new resale store ReSell IT! turned up some new pretties {or soon to be pretty} items!  The chair was only a 5 bucks, but really needed a little love.

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Miss M and I took a little trip to Lowe’s where I let her pick the color, we had a little ‘learn your colors’ lesson while we were there Smile What a better place than the spray paint aisle?

 

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She picked yellow and after a good wash and spray,with a little Ralph Lauren black glaze, I’m loving the pop of color!  Great pick baby girl Red heart

 

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I also found the cutest foyer table, it was EXACTLY what I was looking for!

 

 

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I’m going to put it here…

 

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It’s the perfect size because it’s not that deep.

 

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and I really love love love the stone piece on the top!

 

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I had a vision of using Nifty Turquoise by Sherwin Williams with my black glaze {like this gorgeous door!}, but with all the curves on the doors I think a better option is to spray paint.  Man, I wish I could make my own color of spray paint! I’m open to color suggestions so bring ‘em on!  I’m loving the yellow of the chair, but with the black stone {that’s staying black} I’m thinking bumble bee….

2.14.2011

Proud Mama!

 

If you have never run a 5k I sooooooo recommend you try it, it’s a ton of fun!  Although I wish they would start them a little later in the day, waking up at 5am on a Saturday is not ideal Smile with tongue out  My time was 32:04, I could of done better, but the first mile I stayed with my hubs.  He really started to slow down and told me to go on without him.   After I finished I was going to run back and finish with him, but I grabbed a drink and next thing you know I see him running up!   I have to say I was so proud of him!! He finished in 38 minutes, which I think is great considering he’s not a runner.  So if he can do it anyone can and you should definitely try it!!  When I came home and tried to download the pics off my card I found out my card was corrupt, ugh and I had the best pic of him after the race laying on the ground Smile  I’m glad my friend Heidi got a pic of us!

 

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This Saturday is the big one, so y’all pray for me!  I’m really really nervous!

Remember the top of the dresser that I couldn’t use?  Well I found a use for at least part of it, I took out the mirror and painted the frame {Heirloom White} and made a little photo collage for my living room.

 

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Hope everyone is having an awesome Vday!  Try not to eat TOO much chocolate Red heart

vday MADISON

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