Monday, February 22, 2010

The Thing About Home Is...

Bag o' tricks from yesterday's Ikea outing

It will start to heat up here in the desert over the next couple of months, which means it's time to spruce up the house lest I go mad. I'm not much of an outdoorswoman, but I'm "twelve", so the mere knowledge that I shouldn't be out in blistering temperatures assures that I will most certainly want to. I'm trying to stave off the angst by making my space amenable to the restless, eccentric in me, of course that means paint, and stuff.

Over the years we've, well, I've (much to the Favorite Guy's chagrin) gone through quite a style transformation with regards to our home. The children aren't jam and juice box-trafficking hellions anymore and I've long desired to have a home which more closely resembles me... Joe? Oh, yeah, he likes me, so it works out well.


Yesterday we hit up Ikea for textiles and other fun to look at but a bitch to assemble sundries, and today it's off to Bevmo! and the backyard I go. (The Favorite Guy is more of an investor than a contractor) Yep...Wishes I had overalls and straw to chew as I say this: so, that's where I'll be, in the yard with power tools, wood stain, paint, beer, and my 5ivePod. Pics and expletives forthcoming.


Peace and yet another feckin' project

10 comments:

mairedodd said...

we really do need to freshen up our spaces and make them reflect ourselves more - and yes, it definitely helps when the juiceboxes aren't leaking all over everything! my teens get annoyed with me because i am so tired of cleaning messes that they still have to drink out of something with a top - like a sigg... just so over it! :0)
tim taylor it up, girl... and then show and tell!

Jill said...

Looking forward to seeing the end results!

lori vliegen said...

i love ikea! but you'll definitely need all of the power tools that you own.....along with a moderate understanding of swedish......to put all of your new goodies together! have fun!! :)))

Yvonne said...

Girl you went to my fave store of all time. Okay, now I'm lying but they are a close 2nd behind my beloved Tar-Jay!! I'm lucky that hubby is pretty darn handy when it comes to putting things together. Can't wait to see the finished pieces.

Ms. Bar B: said...

LOL. Well Ikea is always fun, so I'm sure that a very fun backyard is on the horizon! Can't wait to see pics.

Shannon said...

Can't wait to see your creations, re-decorations! :)

PussDaddy said...

I was given this Sunshine Blog award, and I have to pass it on to 12 people.

http://pussdaddyblogs.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-was-given-sunshine-blog-award.html

I chose you because I like reading your blog and enjoy you as a person. A lot of people don't like to mess with it, and I can understand that so don't feel obligated. I did put a lot of thought into who I passed it on to though if that means anything. I hope you accept it. Have a wonderful day,

PussDaddy

High Desert Diva said...

Joe: the investor who likes you.

That is good.

PLEASE find some straw to chew and a pair of overalls to wear for the forthcoming pics.....

shiborigirl said...

Power tools rule! Have fun... there's NOTHING like a makeover to increase enjoyment of a place.

I wish we had an IKEA closer than 6 hours away. :(

Kate

Jennifer said...

OOoh, power tools and explicatives... I wanna play :) Can't wait to see pics!

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