Wednesday, March 23, 2011

She Called Me a Slacker!

GAH, Kate you're such
 a stink'n slacker!!
That's what my sister in law told me today about my blog.

Okay, she didn't really say that, but I knew what she meant. So I am stating my apology right now to all 10 of my followers. Please forgive me for my brief hiatus from the blog world. I've been quite the busy bee. I've been thrifting and crafting and most importantly SPRAY PAINTING! Yes, I do have a small addiction and yes, I might walk around my house trying to find things that have yet to be spray painted just so I can get my little "high" of the day. No, not from sniffing the fumes..... well maybe, but only because I always seem to stand down wind from where I'm pointing the nozzle.

Today Sweet Husband got to see me in thrifting mode. He might possibly thing I'm a nutbar, but he'll soon see I can be crafty and make junk cool... or he'll see the garbage can full from my "crafts" either way I'll make him happy. I had a few items in my buggy when he met me at the thrift store today: a lamp, a very ugly lampshade (it's possible this one ended up in the garbage because it didn't work out quite like I had hoped), a glass pendant shade, 2 birdcages, and a car and toy gun.. those aren't part of my crafting. I really, really wanted this cool table, but I have NOWHERE to put it so he said no. Sad face.

So did you people ever think to hem your jeans?? Well let me tell you I have never thought about it, but today I took 2 pair and maybe finally I will have jeans that are short enough for these stubs I like to call legs. I'm pretty stink'n excited about that. I've found that I don't wear heels as much and the reason is because I can't walk normally since having kids. So all my long jeans have become rather useless. I don't wear heels because my balance seems off... as does my eyesight. I had to buy reading glasses. Reading glasses people!! I'm about to be 25, not 50! Jeez. Oh well Sweet Husband thinks they're cute, Slaten says he hates them, and I like them because they remind me of Garth from Wayne's World.

Sorry this blog is all over the place, but I'm trying to catch up on America's Next Top Model while I type this out. I'm critiquing all the girls because I know I'd be soooo much better than all of them. I mean really. Okay.. maybe I'm watching because I'm living vicariously through these girls. sigh. whatev.

Anyway I'll leave you now with some of my new "re-dos" in case any of you are interested. 

Before. Drab.

After. Oh yeah.

Stencil on top

Book Art

I finally made my curtains!!

I also painted my mantel... and some sticks


  1. You make me smile, Patty-Cake! I so enjoyed reading your blog! You are truly gifted with such a creative spirit! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the table. I need you at my house to remedy my ugly fireplace. It was yellow brick that was painted blood red, so I had some paint that was supposed to look like crushed brick, instead it looks like spam-barf. ugh.

  2. Aw thank you Tamica!! You just made ME smile! I understand the fireplace issue! Ours is still not finished and I have all these ideas running through my head about what I'd like to try. Spam-barf.. I'm going to have to use that to describe something very soon. :)

  3. Love the makeovers! And that Book art is AWESOME!!! I may have to replicate :) How did you hang them?

  4. I just hot glued picture hangers to the back. hoping that far so good Haha. The books are Reader's Digest books. They have the COOLEST covers and I found a ton at a Thrift Store up here. I also used a strip of cardstock and glued it to the inside of the covers to hold the book shut.