Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sometimes Life Gets In The Way

Of EVERYTHING. At least this 'road block' is actually a good thing.  It is a step in the direction we want to go. 
I have been SO busy -- I got a promotion (Yay me!) So I have kept my head down at work getting into my new role.

We are also in the process of staging our home....that's right. We are selling our house. It scares the daylights out of me but I am so excited at the same time.  The agent is going to come by next week to take pictures and list the house.  SO that means I have to deep clean the house along with all the other things I need to get done this weekend.  I have no idea how I am going to fit it all in!! I will need help from J in a big way! We have to remove most of the person items from view and organize all the closets.  Have you ever looked at a home where someone was currently living?  You know you opened closets and cabinets.  So we have a lot of work to do in a short amount of time.

So if my posts over the next week plus lack a little substance or I don't post at all, please bear with me, Life is happening!

Have you seen this blog -- Ana White: Homemaker?!  It is amazing!! SHE is unbelievable!! She DIYs all kinds of furniture.  THEN she posts step by step instructions on what to do, what you will need and the estimated cost! I LOVE it! One of my co-workers introduced me to it.  They made the bed:  Instructions & Co-Worker/wife result
I have high hopes of making a few pieces for our next home. I can't wait!! I don't know how excited J will be when he sees the few I have already selected but I can do it myself if he isn't interested haha!  Here are the few projects I have selected:
Modular Office - Wide Bookshelf/File Base

Modern Nightstands Plans
This matches what J bought but he only bought 1 at the time lol
OR THIS nightstand -- it is cheaper lol BUT it won't match...unless I make 2....hmmm all the decisions!Rhyan End Table
 But like I said, before we can really get into any of this, we have to stage and sell our current home. First, we need to clean.  I have to figure out how to prioritize everything...invitations HAVE to be out by next week. Jewelry needs to be finished soon so I am not crunched for time.  I re-designed it and it is beautiful BUT now each piece will take longer to make.  I also wanted to make a dress for my cousin's wedding...that may have to be the very last thing I try to get done . =( that is SAD haha!

I am trying to keep up with all the blogging going on, but with everything else going on, something has to give and unfortunately it is blogland =( I will keep up as best as I can and hopefully get everything finished quickly.
In the meantime, check out Ana White -- she is a ROCKSTAR.  She also has a 'brag blog' where individuals who have used her design/instructions have posted pictures of THEIR results. Have fun!

PRAY in the meantime that I get everything done and can be back to 'normal' by next week =)


Tami said...

Congrats on the promotion! Good luck with selling your house. It's definitely stressful but I'm sure it'll be sold in no time.

Betty said...

Good luck with all of your house stuff and congrats on your job promotion! :)

Young and Fabulous said...

first off, CONGRATS ON YOUR PROMOTION! That's big stuff girl! awesome awesome!! :)

also congrats on selling your house! are you guys moving to another one?!

we will miss you in bloggyland until you get your head back on straight!


ty said...

I love the craft table!

Unknown said...

Good luck selling your place! I hope it goes fast! I remember when our place was for sale and agents last minute would ask to see it, I would seriously throw toys in the dishwasher to get them off the floor. Haha

Christina said...

Yay for big things happening :)

Café Moka said...

Wow, selling a house i so much work! Have you bought another house yet?

I love the DIY projects of Ana White!

Emily said...

Have fun with this! Does it mean that you guys are shopping for a house too? We just started and it is overwhelming-seeing 5 houses this weekend!

Unknown said...

I can relate to this notion! Praying everything will work out as you begin the process of selling your home. xoxo

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with listing the house! :)

Anngela said...

Don't worry--just think, in a year from now your stress will be how to continue decorating your new home! :) It will go by fast and smooth...time flies! Plus, if you need any help let us know!!
BTW--that's the (almost) EXACT idea I have for my craft room island. :) Larry is in for some BIG suprises too when we get our place haha

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

ooo, love that baby blue one!

Alyson said...

Thanks for filling us in on Ana and her awesome DIYs! I've got a list of things I want to do now. Congrats on the promotion and good luck selling the house! :) said...

awesome post, congrats on your promotion, good luck selling your house, for some reason everytime i try to click any of those links it says copyright but i will try again later.

Katie said...

Congrats!! Are you guys buying a different house? Also, i LOVE that many amazing ideas!!!

Anonymous said...

Good luck getting everything done! I'm sure you will! It will all be worth it in the end! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Good luck with selling your house! My folks are in the process of doing the same thing and they're driving me crazy trying to give me a bunch of stuff so they can stage the house.