Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I think it's back...

My creativeness that is...  As I said in the last post, it left me when the heat rolled in a month or so ago. It has been HOT and we have been traveling and then I was working, and then I was not working (more on that later)...  With all of that going on,  I have been so uninspired.  Well all of that has changed.  I no longer work at the sweatshop furniture store so it is time for me to kick it in gear.  I have been cleaning house and getting that back in order.  The yard is next but in the meantime, I will throw in a few painting projects.

Here is my baby steps back in to painting.  I have had this IKEA step stool for 5 years.  This is the most used piece of furniture in our house. Whenever I hear it being drug across the kitchen floor, I know the kids are up to something.

  It is one of the first things I bought for this house.  My brother in law put it together for me and I have had every intention of painting it back then.  Better late than never, I guess.

Love the new color.  Guess I should, I have painted my powder room, front door, a table and this stool in the same color and I still have over half a gallon left so stay tune for more of this color to come.

stamp of approval :-)

While I was in the garage puttering around, I came across some chairs I painted for a friend and she has never come to pick them up. Guess I will be making a delivery tomorrow.

Here is the before of the chairs.

and the after...
A little priming, painting, sanding and sealing and we have a whole new look.  She wants me to do 6 more chairs and 2 tables.  Wish me luck...
As Always, Karie

ps.. ignore my messy garage

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I see all of you people in blogland still creating, painting and having a wee of a time crafting stuff...  Here is what I want to know...  WHERE THE HECK DO YOU ALL LIVE???  I live in Minnesota and this summer has been a tropical nightmare.  We have had nothing but rain and high temperatures for at least a month.  It is a steamy hot mess up here.  I haven't lifted a paintbrush or even stepped foot in my garage for a very long time.  It doesn't help that I work in a place that has little to no air conditioning so it is hot and sticky in there all day as well.  All I want to do when I get home from work is lay down in my nice cool basement and read a book.
Oh wait, what is that I see? Next weeks forecast calls for temps in the mid 70s.  Better start making my list now of things I would like to get caught up on cuz the garage door is going up and I will be back in business!
Praying for cooler weather,

Just saw this in my Facebook Friend's post thought I would share
it is NOT supposed to be this hot up here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oh so excited....

I work at a mall ~ hate this economy for making me work there~ anyway... The furniture store I work at is moving out at the end of the month.  They had people in today measuring for the new store that is going in to our current space and when I found out what it was I did that Dance of Joy right in the middle of our store.  Now my fellow employees are quite use to me breaking out in to a dance or song but the customers usually look at me a bit funny... again I digress...  The new store if going to be...

tried to be fancy and put their graphic here but that didn't work. I'm way too tired and it has been way to long of a day...

I love this store and it will be like having a little touch of home right up here in the land of lakes.  This store (when it use to be called Richmond Gordman) is where I use to get my school clothes.I even got my first pair of leg warmers there and the coolest purple gym bag on the planet.  Every time I go back home I have to stop by the one near my mom's house and see what's new.  They have a wonderful accessory selection.  I always find something that I can't live without.  The prices are amazing too.
So this was my Oh so happy news for the day!

As Always, Karie

Monday, August 2, 2010


My canvas of the kids came today.  I have a friend in Iowa who took pictures of my kids 2 summers ago at an old farm by her house.  She got some really great shots but I have not ordered any yet.  Well, when I saw that winkflash was having  40% off their canvases, I had to have one.  I adjusted the color of the picture on picnik ,my other new favorite website and this is the result.

My daughter thinks it is "embarrassing", but I think it is wonderful.

Thanks Ang for taking such a great picture of my kiddos.

I want to do something with this one, too.

Here is one of the 3 of us.

There are so many more to choose from.
Back to deciding which one and what to order, no rush though, it's only been 2 years...
As always, Karie