Posts Tagged ‘decorating’

I’m so thrilled, tonight will be the first REAL craft night.  We’ve met up, discussed over brunch, created online groups, emailed… I’ve shopped and shopped and shopped… and now we’re finally doing it.  We’re making things TONIGHT!!!  In a few hours actually, so I’d better get vacuuming!!!  There should be a group of about 10 girls and possibly one “fabulous” fella (no not aaron, haha), our server at our favorite brunch spot may be joining us!!! So the “plan” tonight… resin crafts!  We’re going to use polyester resin to create all sorts of fun items. Pendants for necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches… paperweights, magnets… and anything else we can come up with.  I have all of the basic supplies here and everyone is instructed to bring their own ephemera. Any trinkets, photos, vintage wallpaper, bugs, teeth, hair, souvenirs.  Anything you can cast in resin… we’ll be casting it!!! OK!  So in other news, I recently signed up for ArtsyMama’s Sweet and Sinister Swap!!!  I didn’t participate in this swap last year but I saw some of the outrageous goodies my sister Jenny received from Kari, the ArtsyMama herself!!! I received an email today from my partner in this years swap, Victoria of Vintage Tea! Yesterday while collecting the last few items for tonight’s night of crafting I found some fun items that will certainly be part of the package heading to the UK!!! Jenny wants to kill me for not posting more pictures of my new place!!!  So that I will do right now!  The bedroom is off limits to the camera right now… still not decorated and piled high with laundry that I have to put away!!!  But for now… the craft room!

Some pictures of the kitchen:

And the living room, before and after the new “curtains”:

I’m in LOVE with my new curtains!!!  I have to go pick up 2 more today.  They just needed some cutting and voila!  There are a few more pictures up on flickr. So that’s about it.  I have cleaning to do.  Some getting ready for tonight.  My brother Walt is asleep on the couch with Jack.  We all stayed up WAY TOO LATE last night on the internet.  Specifically on YouTube, and specifically watching Dan Quinn all night.  TILL 5AM!!!  Boy oh boy. I’ll take loads of pictures tonight!  And post them a.s.a.p.  I’m getting back to regularly blogging.  Working on it anyway.  So much more to come!!!


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so memorial day weekend is off to a fantastic start.  i’ve eaten either chocolate cake or ice cream for breakfast for about a week now.  if that doesn’t say holiday i don’t know what does… oh wait… yes i do…

“we” bought a grill at home depot the other night.  friday night’s at home depot… a lot of fun.  for real.  i can’t really think of anything to compare it to.  a wild time.  then to wegmans, to pick up burgers and dogs for grilling.  some ice cream.  frozen pizzas.  tabloids.  this was actually my first time grocery shopping anywhere other than target since moving into the new place.  well probably even before that so i’ll say a good couple months!!!

yesterday walt had to pick out his tux for the prom… not walts tux

that’s not it… we had the best time with the mini- conan o’brian they have working there… it took about 45 minutes for him to warm up to us and get our sarcasm… jack chilled with walt’s gold rope chain on…

jack in the gold rope

haha!!!  after that we decided to make the most of a beautiful day and get ice cream at naegles in ocean grove.  which then led to BUYING everything we saw at the “antique dealerships” in OG.  i found THE MOST ADORABLE new dog bed for jack… jack's new dog bed

if you’ve seen these before it’s even funnier!!!  it’s PERFECT!!!!  afterwards, we took the ’54 to the car wash, for a MUCH needed cleaning.  i felt awful, embarrassed, like a horrible person, driving it dirty.  why haven’t i taken better care of that little sweetie?!?!!  oh the night went really really late and actually ended up becoming an impromptu sleepover.  well, the driver fell asleep so they slept over.

today i’m drinking loads of coffee, taping off the bathroom, i HAVE to paint it this weekend.  i’m going to wake charley up in a bit.  we’ll grill some burgers and dogs.  then FIREWATER tonight!!!  i’m so excited.  we all are!!!  dancing and partying tonight!!!  woo hoo!!!

oh and this week/weekend brought some amazing and wonderful news… i’ll let jenny tell you all about that one!!!  and no, no one is having any babies or anything crazy like that!!!!  jenny – BLOG BLOG BLOG!!!

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