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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

My New Home

Hi Ya'll
Thank you for returning to read about my Chaotic life. A lot has happened since I was here last. I bought a house in January this year, My very first house I have ever owned. It is a fixer upper but I love working on my own projects, and didn't have the money for a move in ready home so a fixer upper it is.
I am in the process of having siding put on my house after that will be a fixed roof, and a small balcony attached to the upstairs bedroom. It will really look awesome when it is done. Right now the house is all wood and a lot of it is rotting so it needs it.
Inside I have painted the living room, the bathroom, and my grand daughter's bedroom . took out the nasty good frame and shower doors replaced it with a shower rod and a curtain with lighthouses on it.I am now in the process of painting my kitchen cupboards. I have half of them primed and 2 doors painted with white paint. I have all the gold handles taken off they will be sprayed silver to match the new sink and faucet,.
The cupboards now are brown outlined in tan and they just don't look right and I have always wanted white cabinets. I have no idea why I see them getting dirty a lot but I think the kitchen will look so much brighter.
There was a really ugly looking built in table in the kitchen they used a piece of wood to make a leg, didn't paint it or anything, and used black and white peal and stick tile on the top it looked really bad. So I took it down bought a country looking table at a wonderful little store. The top needs a little sanding and some light stain put on it but that will come in time.
There is a really long counter in the kitchen with lots of bottom cupboards and the top is done in that same ugly black and white tile. I guess they just wanted to go cheap, which I am a cheap skate also but there is a way things can be cheap and still look pretty, Soon I will be putting a butcher block top on it that will make the kitchen.
I still need to paint the laundry room my bedroom the garage door, paint the bathroom vanity which is huge! Thinking about getting a smaller one will make the bathroom so much bigger but I love all the drawers and it isn't something that needs to be done now, Besides white will really spruce it up.
I have a attached garage, which I think is really awesome, I have never had a garage before period,  It is  big enough to store some things, and I can sand and paint my furniture out there without doing it in my living room which I did at my other home.
here are before and after pictures of the living room and the table
Thank you everyone for reading.
Have a great day!!



Friday, December 27, 2013

Cristmas 2013

We had a great Christmas, I had my mother, step dad, sdon, daughter, and grand daughter here at  the house. We had bagels from Paneras with 2 different cream cheeses  and a fruit plate I mae with pineapple, musmelon, honey dew melon, and strawberries. 

We visited while eating then the present opening began. I got some awesome gifts, I got a bible I really wanted from my Mom I had a small one I wanted one that explained things and had big print , which is what I got, It has a beautiful decorative leather cover Thanks mom My daughter got me a awesome old wooden cart with black iron legs she worked hard for it. I just love it I can't wait until Spring to but flowers in it and put it in the yard. I got other gifts too but those 2 stand out to me. 

I t is only 2 days after after Christmas and I took the snowmen sugar, creamer, salt and pepper shakers down some Christmas flowers, the stockings and the holders, and the little snow and snow around my village down. I usually like the stuff up longer than this but with my house being so small it is very cluttered with all the decorations up. Tomorrow I will take down the little fruit tree and light up house on my kitchen table and my village on the fireplace mantle. I will leave the tree up until after New Year's and take down the outside decor when we get a temperature not in the teens with no wind.  
I realized when my 2 children were opening gifts I got them way more than I thought but itwas fun watching them open things, and the look on my grand daughter's face when she came out and saw all the Monster High stuff Santa brought her was priceless. 

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas got some great gifts as I did.


 I hope everyone's  new Year is awesome!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

I have been sitting here doing nothing so I thought I would write some since it has been so long. I am not that good of a blogger, I shouldn't wait so long to write.
My Rsd has gotten a little worse the pain in my back and feet is worse sometimes hard for me to walk, but I manage.
My finger swell and I often drop things broke 2 glasses and chipped a plate in the last 2 weeks, I often drop a cup of coffee or a pop bottle, and it is hard for me to open things.
Example a bottle of pop. A friend of mine gave me a automatic can open pens by itself with the push of a button it has really helped.
A lot has gone on  since the last time I wrote. I had to get rid of the dog I had he went after one of my grand daughter's friends and I just couldn't let him bite someone. I went awhile without a dog but being home all day alone I was bored and alone. I went to the dog pound looking at a dog I found on their website but something didn't click with him for me, I saw this small Beagle she was a little hyper but we got along real well I decided to take her I have had her for 2 months now she isn't perfect but who is? sometimes has accidents in the house and I have to cage her when I go out but all in all she is a real nice dog, a great companion for me we get along great.
I have refurbished and painted some furniture in the last 2 months a desk and chair, a vanity, a bookshelf, a little girl's chair and I have sold them all. I just finished a table I painted white and I am now working on a end table with a place for magazines hoping it's a hit as well.
It takes me awhile to sand, paint, distress and polyurethane but they get done. I can not do one a day like a lot of people because of my fingers and hips and also because my house is so Small I have to do them in the living room, not the ideal place but it work's for now.
I have gotten a few decorations out for Christmas I bought a large Santa and Mrs Claus I cant wait to put them out. Getting a table top tree this year since my house is so small really no room for a large tree. Lat year I had to block the front door and not use ti so the tree could go in front of it. So my grand daughter and I talked about it and she is cool with a table top one.
so I am going shopping for a large very full table top tree. No Charlie Brown trees here.
I will post a picture of the decorated tree when it get sup and done. Fir now enjoy a picture of my Beagle Bella.
BRENDA

Saturday, September 7, 2013

So sorry it has been such a long time since I written anything my body has not felt too good lots of hip pain, legs and feet aching fingers swelling. Most days it hard to type.
I am happier in my life than I have ever been. I told you in a previous post that I met a really nice guy well I feel like a school girl again, I think about him all the time, He calls me every night sometimes 2 and 3 times I so look forward to talking to him. I love to hear his voice, I love his laugh and he is funny, and the nicest man I ever met.
We have not been going out much as he works a lot of hours every day 6 days per week. He really doesn't have the time. I love going out with him, we used to go out a lot when we forst met and I loved it.. I love spending time with him.
I wouldn't say I love him .....yet.
I think of him as a man I am dating, and hoping it turns into more. We have both had a bad previous relationship  and we want to take it slow, get to know each other more and if it does turn into more...which I am hoping, we will know it is truly the right thing and that we are meant to be together.
We are going out next Saturday which I am so looking forward too just like a teenager all giddy.
More to come 
I hope you all have a great weekend!


 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

wish list!

Hello All Hope you all are going to have a great Saturday today and a great weekend. It has been raining here all evening had a small thunderstorm with very bad lighting, but it did not last very long. It is 2:46am needless to day I have been up all night so far, Another Thunderstorm stared about 20 minutes ago still going strong very loud thunder and very bad lighting with a downpour of rain.

Except for the last 2 days it has rained for 18 days straight here in good ole Michigan, It seemed the kids were never going to be able to enjoy any of their summer off. The last 2 days no rain my granddaughter was able to be outside riding her bike and swimming in her pool, she loves it. It has also been in the mid 90's here with 100% humidity making it feel like 104, I broke down today and bought a second air conditioner I couldn't stand it anymore.

I finally got my 2 wicker chairs painted and sprayed with sealer. I put one on the front and one on the back porches they look really nice soon as I got them done and out the forecast became became rain so I haven't enjoyed them yet but I will. I will take a picture of them hopefully today if I get a break in the rain and post on here for you to see them.  am going to my local habitat Restore tomorrow, they are having a tent sale hopefully I can find something cheap that needs painting and new knobs to do and resell. If I find something I will post before pics. 

Maybe a dresser and a twin bed for my granddaughter her dresser isn't very sturdy and the middle drawer in her bed keeps falling apart. If so I will paint the dresser pink and white.

Tomorrow since it raining and everything outside is soaked I am going to clean and paint the knobs for the dresser in my bedroom that I have half painted I have to leave the drawers opened halfway in order to get clothes out of it, I also may paint the last drawer then just have the bottom of the sides and then a 2nd coat on the sides and it will be done.

Well going to try to sleep have a wonderful weekend Goodnight!!!!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Home

Hello all I am sorry that I have been away so long, I have been hurting quite a bit, and I have been very busy. I bought a used Ford Explorer I needed a second vehicle  found it on Craigslist, wasn't far from my home I went and looked at it, drove it down the block doesn't ride real smooth but it isn't bad for just diving around my town. It has no dents or scratches, looks real good.

I have painted a small stand just have to do the very bottom of it which I will do tonight, distress it a little put poly on it and it will be read to sell. I love painting furniture I wish I had room to redo big pieces but I just don't.  I have no garage or storage space at all.

I really love my home, With my RSD I do not have a lot of rooms to clean no upstairs to climb, except to go into the basement to do laundry, so it is convenient for me.  I am trying to decorate it nice I have found a few older pieces at the Goodwill store, and  I won a online auction a big fork and a frosting spreader from the 40's for 1.00 each a bargain! I have them hung up in the kitchen when it gets done the way I want I will take pictures and post them. It is nothing compared to the home tours people have on their blogs, they are so beautiful. But..  when you are on a tight budget you buy what you can hear and there.

I have been working a little in yard, planting flowers, putting down a brick boarder, pulling weeds, moving sand stone putting down mulch. A lot of it is me supervising my daughter LOL she has been a great help I can not get down and do the things I want done, so she has been doing it for me. I do a what I can.

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Here in Michigan it has been hard to really enjoy the summer, I feel bad for the kids, because it had been raining seems like forever everything is soaked. Hopefully it will stop and things will dry up.

Everyone have a great week I will be preparing for a yard swale this fri and sat I really need to get rid of some things.

I will try not to be such a stranger LOL Enjoy!