Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Broken Toe, End of Summer, Bfield Chairs and Blanket

Not the most original title- I'm in an all business type of mood tonight I guess (with hundreds of pages of reading to do hanging over me head...) moving on to topic #1-

I attempted to be a fun/cool Mom on Monday and, per Mosie's request- I attempted to RUN up the slide of our backyard playscape. Now- I typically could master such a feat- and I am not sure what or even how it happened, let alone why....but I managed to miss the center of the slide with my left foot, and hit the side instead- thus, breaking (my self-diagnosis) my poor baby toe.

and it hurts- badly (and I know I have ugly feet...and part of me can't believe I'm posting a picture of them on the interwebs- but I figured I should give a visual to go along with the story)
One thing I will say is that this has given me a new understanding for people (mostly patients I've met) who are suffering from depression and even addiction due to chronic's just a baby toe folks- I realize- but it hurts like heck 90% of the time- especially because slowing down is not in the cards for this busy Momma!

Today was actually  quite warm- warm enough that the kids wanted to go for a little swim in the backyard pool- I was happy to oblige and rest on the lounge with my foot elevated while they played:)

(LOVE this pic)

Here are my final two (and possibly most spectacular) Brimfield finds...

This lovely blanket- that might even be my favorite find of the day.  Although B is skeeved out by the fact that I bought a vintage blanket (yes, of course I washed it immediately after getting home!)- I am in love....

the turquoise, the hexagon print- it's cozy, and the perfect layer on our bed.
LOVE (and it was $20 to boot!)
I also snagged a great set of mid-century mod dining chairs ($120 for 4).  Mom spotted them in the last field of the day.

They are prefect for my in-progress dining room design.  I especially love this handy little latch with makes the back removable- I love things that can be easily altered for a different look. 

 After an extreme amount of mental indecision I chose this fabric for the chairs

and this will (most likely) be the fabric for the couch re-upholstery project (which will most likely not be done until my December self-imposed deadline)

Oh- and I ordered this rug the other day:)))) Can't wait to see it in the space!!
It's a wrap!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Too Many Balls in the Air

and I'm seriously about to drop one!!!!

and clearly, the one that's already been dropped is this blog- and to the (numerous- JK;) faithful blog-readers- I apologize that this little blog is at the bottom of my priority list. As my little life has become almost unmanageably hectic over the past month- I keep thinking of ways that I can make it easier on my little brain (and heart)...this blog had come up in my mind as something I may have to eliminate. Instead of making a rash decision,  I decided to give it some time- I thought I owed you all and explanation- but I decided to wait it out- and lately I've been thinking about things that I want to post and want to share- and that feeling has made me decide that rather than eliminating the blog altogether- I am just going to post when I have something worth posting- and when I have the time- I refuse to stress about this (TRUST me- I am too busy stressing about everything else:)

SO- if you like reading my blog (thank you), and if you want to know when I post which will be fewer and farther between for the next year or so:)- you should click on the little subscribe icon on the left hand margin of my main page- and you will get an email notification every time I decide that I have something worth posting...please bare with me?!

Here is a list-form explanation for my craziness of late- in a somewhat, but not really prioritized list:

  1.  Mom, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend
  2.  Expressive therapist going on 3.5 years (weekends)
  3. Graduate student- after a 4 year hiatus and 2 darling children
  4. Artist (SO SAD that this is this far down on the list, right- ugggg, it's kind of  a painful reality to face
  5. Community mentor
  6. Money earner/ reading tutor at my old school 2 days a week
  7.  Volunteer cooperative parent at Z's school
  8. Creative decorator?painter person
  9. Blogger
So that explains it!

Part 2 of this Blog entry is titled:
Bamboo, Brimfield and Booty-Boo (that's Z-Booty)

I found this ridiculously fabulous (and cheap) bench/table while antiquing with Shuggie while at the beach this summer- I didn't want to share it with you all until I actually got a chance to start it- (this past weekend)
First, I sanded it lightly by hand- then I sprayed it with spray-primer, and 1 coat (thus far) of peacock blue satin spray paint.  It needs another coat still, and my plan is to cut a piece of plywood the size of the top rectangular opening, upholster it with the fabulous fabric below, and attach it to the base.
I know it's slightly crazy- but it will look so cool in front of our fire place in the living room!! EEEK! I will do a project file post with the whole process once it's complete!
Onto Brimfield.
Brimfield- how I love thee...
we went yesterday
it was magic

Here are a few of the MANY finds- it was a jackpot kinda day- more to come in the next few posts about my other finds:)
I thought this chubby little guy was super cute- I sprayed him high gloss yellow- he's grazing in the living room right now, lucky guy.
I got this retro truck for the little guy- he's really into the dumping function (it would be in bed with him right now if we let him)- and when it says "hydraulic"- they mean it- it is hard core- I keep telling him "don't get to close when you lift the lever" I'm seriously concerned that I might break his jaw if it hits him...they don't make em' like they used to!
and for my little dancing queen I got this little fishy necklace...

Perfect for her first day of school- she was SO excited!!! She was singing me a "first day of school tune" in the picture below:)
I love these two little Angels.

and even though my life has become quite nutty- they are my top priority, and what I am doing is the best I can do- and that's all that I can do.