Thursday, August 20, 2009

Back to School

I love the first week of school. Everyone loves going to bed early to get up early for school. Big Girl is thrilled one of her best friends (my friend's daughter) is in her class this year. However, all the sunshine and rainbows stop during week two, when the novelty of the new monogrammed backpack and lunch box has worn off already. Little Man's 4K doesn't start until AFTER labor day. I do love the time alone with him. He is just too sweet, I could eat him up. Although, I did catch him wandering around the house with the work crew today... looking for trouble to get into.

My new studio digs are almost done. The house is almost done really. The painter just got here this week, so we asked him to finish up my studio first before anything else. I've GOT to get my stuff out of my current office, the dining room and what is creeping into the living room. The work crew was literally hanging crown molding around me and one of my customers in the dining room this morning....

The kids are headed to the farm this weekend with the in-laws. CPA and I are doing some painting. The painter is painting all the trim, moldings, ceiling, doors inside and out. We opted to save a little bit by painting the walls. We are down to nickles and dimes here people, and if painting the walls means I get to spend that money getting the whole house sanded and stained espresso the way I want... this chick is painting. I'm also tackling the kitchen cabinets. I consider myself a jack of all trades.... so I'm pretty excited to take this on. I'll be sure to take before and after shots. By the way, did I mention CPA and I do AND do not work well together on team projects. This should be a ball....

Let the mayhem begin...


  1. we are in that dreaded 2nd week blues now. haha Sounds like you have a lot of great projects...cant wait to see the final product. hope you have a great day! = )

  2. If you need a referee this weekend, give me a call! I can paint too! I am coming over to check out the progress soon whether you like it or not! :)

  3. Thanks for the tour tonight! It all look fab-u-lous!! I just thought I would let you know that the new southern living idea house totally copied your wonderful flooring in the guest bath downstairs!! They did the same thing in the children's bath...go check it out! Also, I found my kitchen fabric I think! I may not need Mayme after all!! It is the fabric in the children's room in the idea house...go check it out and let me know what you think!!

  4. Hey! Thought you would like this link...inspiration for your fabulous new work space!!