Thursday, March 29, 2012

do you ever have design ADD?

this is like the major dilemma in my brain at most time.  it ranks up there with what to do with my hair...i have a big butt, so i feel that my hair makes up for that in sex appeal. 

i love love the beach.  so i will get a bunch of beachy stuff....then it feels to theme-y (might have made that word up)  then i see someone else's space and think omg, i love that too!

then my brain starts over.  i also have a tendency to start a project in each room, sometimes  i complete it sometimes not so much.  then i feel like nothing is done because nothing is completely done.

the mr, has a job interview tomorrow, so we will be finding out if we are moving or not.  we wouldn't be moving for a while, but that kind of knocks the wind from my sails in plans of crap to do to this place if we won't live here for much longer.  that last sentence sounds weird, but i'm leaving it-it's my blog i can do that!

i have these ideas of crap i want to do and i need like 5 houses to do all of them.  i don't want to redo my dining room every 3 months.  some people have no idea what to do with their house....i have too many ideas of crap and not enough help to execute them all.  i could hire people to help me, but that would cost money.

i am trying to decide between red or kelly green for an accent color.  i am more of a whole house accent color, minus the kid's rooms.  i feel like it makes my house feel cohesive.  i can add different elements that add a pop here or there, but for the most part i am having trouble picking a palette.


love the kelly green and yellow container!

 i found these chairs on craigslist for $150, but i think i could get them for $100.....not quite sure what to do!


do you have these decorating problems or do you just go with it?  red or kelly green/yellow....maybe i could pull off a little of all three?!?!  some of the pics have a lot of all three!

-make your life beautiful!!

all images via pinterest   go figure :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

barn door baby gate

i know, i have been m.i.a for a while....but, i'm back baby!!  i have so much to blog about :)

first, on the block today is our knew barn door baby gate. our stairs are extremely wide, so a baby gate wouldn't did, however, when placed next to an empty pampers box.  classy, i know.  wish i had pics of that...not.  i know, i just went all 1996 on you with the not.  that's how i roll.

i designed, well more like told mr. tsl what i wanted, and he made it at school.

here were the stairs before:

and after the new barn door baby gate:

total for the barn door baby gate:  $5 for hardware.  the door itself is made of old pallet wood!

 now for a fun little new baby gate story.....

audrey likes to play in the dog food and water.  she use to run to it grab a handful of dog food and immediately throw it into the water before she got in trouble.  for the most part now she leaves it alone, with the exception of when you say wash your hands it's dinner time.  she washes her hands in it and then wipes her wet hands on my pants.  she does this every night.  every night, i say "no...that's so gross," and then wash her hands in the sink.  yes, i could grab her before i say wash your hands, but i am usually finishing up dinner.  plus, it's kind of funny and i have to wash her hands anyway. :)

back to the dog food. harley, our border collie, would jump over the classy pampers box to get to her food when the baby gate/pampers blockade was in place.  mr. tsl put the new gate up which is lower on the baby gate side, but a few inches higher on the pampers part side.

here is a pic to illustrate that:

the first day the barn door baby gate is up, harley decides to eat.  now, i didn't see this happen, but i sure heard it.  harley went to her usual side and attempted to jump over the gate....she did not clear it. not even a little.  which makes me snort laugh even thinking about it!!  anyhow, she then walked back to lay down by the front door very slowly with her head hung in shame, or pain...not sure which.  i opened the baby gate for her and she still didn't feel like going up there.  she just laid in front of the door for a while.

i can only equate her embarrassment/pain to my own.  i have many a time hurt myself and just sat back down.  once, i was attempting to flip off our diving board at my childhood home and took, well for-freakin-ever.  i finally get the balls to flip and smack right onto my back. this was uber embarrassing and extremely painful i just sat in the pool by the ladder for quite a while....this was all caught on tape. awesome.

so harley, i feel your pain, but will continue to laugh when people/pets do stupid things!

-make your life beautiful!!

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