Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sorry it has been so long!

Hey friends….life seems to be blowing past me at breakneck speed these past few weeks, hence the lack of blogging.  We recently (thanks to inspiration and assistance from my Dad) decided to purchase a piano.  Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but it kind of necessitated the rearranging and redesigniong of two of the main rooms in our house as there was no place to put the thing!  So, we bit the bullet and invested in some new furniture for the first time in a long while.  We had gotten a new couch this year due to the fact that our old one was damaged in the move, but before that it was 5 years ago that we bought a bed and entertainment center.  We bought a dining room table when we lived in Italy in 2001 and before that we had never bought any furniture since we had been married.  So doing two rooms was a huge deal!

This is the first time that I have ever felt like shopping was such a chore.  Normally I love searching for just the right thing, but this time I wasn’t finding it and no one was willing to deal either.  I went on a wild goosechase to get 6 different furniture store business cards so I could get 5% off for each one of them.  That took a whole day, so I could get 30% off !(Yes, I finally got the desk...well it hasn’t delivered yet, it is my Christmas present….made me want to vomit knowing I was paying $300 more than the base store.) 

I only had an hour per day after my workout and before I got the girls to look, and all the furniture places are 20 minutes away…so it was all rush rush rush..no fun!  Then on top of that, not finding anything that I loved that wasn’t particle board or $3000 and it makes for one very frustrated girl.  It literally was one saga after another.  I won’t bore you with all the details, but I have been very frazzled over the past two weeks.  Now I am behind on my Christmas presents and shopping but I have to say the rooms look fabulous and cleaner and more useable than they did before and I love that!!  We had hardly sat in our front room at all and now we are using it constantly….Yeah! 

We have had about 6 birthday parties as well.  I made some goodies for them and didn’t even get pictures taken of some of the stuff as I had to wrap it and leave!

But here is some eye candy for you guys today and I will try and do a little more blogging soon!! 

Hope your Christmas season is not being too rushed and that it brings you joy!!

Here’s a card I made for the ladies who invited us over for desserts on Thanksgiving:

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Here are some bags I filled with goodies and a movie card for one of the birthday parties we attended:

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All supplies SU.  Let me know if you have any questions on either project and I can fill you in!

Ciao for now…….Deidre

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