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Friday, June 26, 2015

Bits of Bliss- Plentiful Projects

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This past week in between listening to school lectures, writing papers and studying for tests I have been cleaning out numerous closets. It’s been a mindlessly delightful task which my overworked brain needed. I’m not sure it’s exciting blog fodder, but I did receive quite a bit of satisfaction when I took a large box to Goodwill and a nice stack of lovely clothes, that I never wear, to the resale shop.

Another area I worked on is the frothy supplies for the “new” aprons I am creating. This is how I have been “organizing” my antique lace and ribbon.

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Good stuff, but not a quick or easy way to find what I am looking for.

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This weekend will be filled with more projects. Last night Mr. Décor ripped the nasty 30 year old trash compactor out of the kitchen.

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I had the fun job of pulling up the old linoleum and cleaning the cupboard walls and floor. Yuck!

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A custom cabinet for the waste bin will be taking it’s place.

I’ll also be working in the garden. I am planting pink hydrangeas and white daylilies. A much nicer task.

Of course we always have a bit of fun too. Earlier this week the kids and I rode an air mattress down our stairs. I am NOT kidding!

You can view the videos HERE and HERE. Yes, I took a turn.

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Have a glorious weekend. I’ll see you Monday.



Auntie Em said...

Hahaha! You are a brave Mommy...or a crazy one! lol Its amazing how our sons can talk us into doing things that we would never think were a good idea if not for them. This took me back to days with our son. (At least the air mattress gave you some cushioning!) :)
Its so satisfying to get rid of a grungy old appliance and clean out a space that you know is disgusting but can't get at to clean and disinfect. I scrubbed and disinfected for days after we tore out an old built in dishwasher. Ugh! A new fresh cabinet will be so nice in there.
Have fun and enjoy your weekend. Are your tests and papers all done now? Reason enough to celebrate on it's own! Cheers! :)

freddyandpetunia said...

Omg--that looks just like something I would do with any or all of my nieces and nephews! (And my big brothers would DEFinitely frown on such behavior and claim me a BAD AUNTIE!) What a COOL MOM!
What are those white day lilies you are planting? They're incredible!

Lorrie said...

I love your laugh! Fun times. White daylilies....I'd love those, so much nicer than the orange ones I currently have.

Julia said...

I am repotting some plants this weekend into olive baskets that I found. So much fun to ride a mattress down stairs!

Prettypracticalhome said...

Well, I have an air mattress, but no stairs! I hope you have a nice weekend!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how fun, love the air mattress rides and love hearing you laugh. You guys do have more projects than ever.

Linda said...

Wonderful project; lovely photos.

Maureen Wyatt said...

It all sounds like a great weekend, except for cleaning up under the compacter. I'd love to be outside planting something but the rain just keeps on coming here.

Katie Mansfield said...

That is too funny. I am so sorry you had to clean out under the trash compactor. I have never been a fan of those.