Yep, that about sums it up - "life happens". I'm sure you've noticed my
30 Day Challenge kinda stopped abruptly at 9 days!
As it was, I was getting the blog post done for the day, late late at
night...and some nights it was really a struggle to get it
finished and up before I fell asleep on the keyboard. So it really
was a "challenge" for me. My days are too busy as it is -
and when BIG orders come in, and friends need help,
and house stuff needs to get done, and deadlines loom
- all at the same time, like they did on Day 10... I'm
|I DID get my Fall wreath up - but I still need to clean the door! lol|
So - the 30 day challenge is kaput! haha. I'm letting it go!
My life has not slowed
one bit since then - which is GREAT, don't get me wrong -
but some things need to go by the wayside... like 30 day picture
I do PROMISE to keep up with the blog and posting pics of my
day and my process on a more regular basis though (that was the
whole reason for the challenge - to get myself to post
more)... just not every day! :) It's been great chatting with
you all about our creative schedules and "fitting it all in" -- and
I'm hoping that continues!
|Kitchen BEFORE - but after tile demo|
One BIG thing that is creating havoc in the house
right now is redoing parts of the kitchen. While I was in San
Diego in July, I had my son remove the old mosaic
ceramic tile backsplash I installed about 12 years ago,
planning on replacing it with a more modern small
subway tile. Then, once the tile was gone - I decided we really
should replace the countertop and snack bar while we have the
backsplash off. AND - while we have the tile
off - we should update to GFCI outlets...
Yep - down the rabbit hole! haha.
|Snack bar - BEFORE|
I'm trying to update a few things that haven't
been updated in a while - but without spending boatloads
of money. With the downturn in real estate since 2008,
we're really not going to make anything on the sale -
so I'm trying to fix everything and update what I can
without losing more money.
So -- first things first -- the new countertop and snack bar
|Snack bar & kitchen - AFTER new countertop|
And the GFCI outlets went in -- along with an electric
outlet inside the cabinet so we can put in under-the-counter
lights. Next comes the tiling! :)
Another thing that has been taking up a BIG amount of time
is the whole "downsizing" thing. Whew - how did we get
so much stuff?? And I am NOT a "keeper"! I throw things
out and take stuff to the goodwill constantly! So how do we
still have this much junk?
I think I found out one of the problems - my husband
does NOT want to get rid of any of HIS stuff! haha. Guess
I'm just gonna have to get rid of it when he's not looking! ;)
Well, I'm off to work on orders... and I have more cleaning
out to do - I'm "suppose" to be having a rummage sale
tomorrow (had one last weekend at a friends and still
have more to get rid of!) - but I don't know if I'll get everything
cleaned out! I probably should just take everything to
the goodwill like usual and move on to more pressing
Have a great day! Hugs,