Thursday, November 19, 2009

An Answer and a Project

I apologize about Feature Fridays. They’re not abandoned.  They’re just put on the “wait list” until I’ve gone to all parent/teacher conferences, staffing meetings, and wrestling meetings.  It takes some time to put them together, and I just haven’t been able to devote the time they need.  A couple of weeks?

One of my favorite reasons for writing a post is to answer a question from a blogger!  Thank you, blogger!  You’ve made this so easy for me!  She asked about the landing at the top of my stairs (you know, the one with the sleeping bags and gorilla hand?).  Here is a picture of it.

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I took this picture several months ago, so it’s a little different now (ie. I actually have candles in the candle holder).  Anywho, she had asked about the painting.  Here’s the story.  I bought it Marshalls last year in the clearance section.  It looked like someone had opened up a pop bottle, and it sprayed some pop on it.  I wiped it off.  It was on clearance for $17.00.  Score.

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Oh.  By the way, you see that door to the right in the picture below?  That’s the guest bedroom.  I’ve got big things happening in there.  Big.

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And lastly…I never feel like this deserves a post of its own.  Poor little bugger.  Ever buy these little notepads at the store?  I do.  They’re ugly.

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How about now?  Snazzy, no?

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Simply cut some scrapbook paper to size, spread on some paper glue, and smooth on.  Between this idea and the internet, I don’t know what has changed my life more.

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By the way…took the day off of work tomorrow to go see this.  No, I’m not joking.  Movie fan here.  It’s worth it.

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49 comments:

Jennifer said...

Very pretty landing! Love the idea of pretting-up the note pads! :)

Hammer said...

OK so jealous, trying to figure out when i can go see New Moon as well!!! Lucky dog you are!!!

Love the tablets, too cute. You come up with the best ideas!! Have a great weekend!

april o. @ the artchics said...

Love your landing. I have one that needs a makeover. Your pads are fab!!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

gosh i love everything you do!! The notepads and the landing are fantastic! And heck yes new moon woot woot. I have to wait and see it next week dang.

susan said...

I cannot stand the pressure--I will not, repeat will not, decorate my Dollar Tree note pads...but yours are cute :) LOVE the wreath!

Jenglamgirl said...

Great table and decorative pieces. I hope to see NEW MOON tomorrow, I would take the day off too for that. HA! LET ME GUESS ON the room... A CRAFT ROOM? if so you suck.. JUST KIDDING... stop by my blog I am doing a bid to win, and a giveaway. Larsenloves.blogspot.com night!

Christy & the Boys said...

Love your blog! Very inspiring...I am not sure how I came upon it...probably...during one of my blog journeys. It is beautiful..thanks. Happy Thanksgiving...and I am going to give that dollar store wreath a whirl. xoC

Carri said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I cant wait to have a house and decorate. BTW enjoy New Moon if I had work I would play hooky as well. sadly my kids are home from school so I will be home with them and waiting till Monday to go see it. Love reading your blog come check mine out www.carribear0620.blogspot.com

designs-made-easy said...

I was going to take off too! or at least a half day... but we're opening a new casino tower so I can't! I have to wait all the way till Sunday!!! what am i going to do!

Kahra @ Thrifty LaRue said...

You always make me laugh. Seriously. And New Moon on Saturday! Yeah, everything was sold out a month ago. No one told me.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

Love the lined pad idea! Simple and pretty...I love pads, too. and making lists. On my list-See New Moon...but my daughter is making me wait until Thanksgiving weekend! Can I wait? hmmmm
~Nancy

Rachelle said...

So you get to have the day off AND see New Moon tomorrow? I don't think we can be friends anymore Chris, it's over.


;)

Tiffany said...

Those notebooks are sooo adorable!

Rachel and Danny said...

Quick question - how do you make your pictures so big on blogger? I set mine to "large" but they always come out so small :(

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

Oh no... you too?? :) My sister has been on my butt for seriously a YEAR to read these dang books. I refuse because I know I'll become obsessed. I want to know what's going on behind that door!!!

arkie said...

Love the look you gave the tablets!

Janna said...

Your landing looks awesome. Good score on the painting.

jenjen said...

I hope you had a great time seeing New Moon - I am jealous! Love the landing...

XOOX
Jen

Stephanie Lynn said...

Love the painting - Can't wait to see what's going on behind the door - and the notebook pads..GENIUS! LOVE that idea!!!!

Cindy said...

I just wanted to say that Susan's comment made me laugh out loud. I know how she is feeling though. You give us so many cute ideas and we have so little time and something has to give. I guess for Susan it was the note pads. :)

The Little Red Shop said...

Cute notepads!

: )

Julie M.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Nice vignette there! I like your table. Big things, huh? How cute for the writing pads ~ if I could get one that lasts longer than a couple of days in my house, that would be a great idea to pretty them up.

duchess said...

Love those notepads - seriously. Why didn't I think of that?
Your landing looks great & can't wait to see what's behind that door.

Misty said...

Oh! I went to the midnight showing!
TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!

Kim said...

Seriously ? I've never thought of decorating those kinds of notepads. I'll have to add a few magnet strips to the back so I can stick it on my fridge. Great idea !

B.E.A said...

I love the little notebooks-so cute! I'm going to New Moon tonight too!

Lynda @ SportsMadGirl said...

I love the little note pads. I have a co-worker that is a office supplies junkie and she would love that. She is a girly girl and that is right up her ally. I have a new Christmas present project.

Jess and Jen said...

Love the notepads! I will be making some of those soon! So cute!

the undomesticated wife said...

Love the painting!

I have that same console table in my foyer.

Mom's Place said...

Beautiful Painting!!!! I would LOVE to have a landing! One of these years...hopefully in the next year! And what a fantastic idea for the note pads!!! They would make great gifts!

Corn said...

I heard its a really good sequel, enjoy it! I love the notebook makeover, how simple but yet so charming :) I don't have a landing, but its nice to see how beautiful your is...gives me high hopes!

Ashley said...

What a cool teacher! Taking the day off to see Twilight! Haha!

And those note pads are adorable! What a simple way to spruce up boring office supplies!

Heather @ Sellers Gang Mama said...

Am dying of jealousy over here that you are seeing New Moon. I have no idea when I can get a babysitter for the twins to see this movie?!?

Also, loving the notepads!

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Pretty landing, but your notepad idea rocks! It is so cute and I think it is sometimes these little things that can make a person smile, like it made me!

Wendy said...

I am so happy to hear feature friday didn't go away!! It was a favorite!
I love the notepad idea!
Wendy

Sharon said...

Isn't funny how a little thing can make you happy ... love the paper on the notepads to make them pretty.

A little thing ... but prettiness counts.

Kris said...

Oh man! Good thinking on the notepads! Why didn't I think of that?!?!

Lynne said...

I totally would have skipped work today if I had to work on Fridays, to see New Moon. You have to let us know what you think. I totally loved it :)

Kristen said...

Are you still wiping the drool off your face - did you like it?
Jacob=oh.my.pervy.old.woman.for.even.thinking.he's.hot!

And yes, I am paying for staying up till 3 a.m. to see the midnight showing!

Tiff said...

WOW Can you come to my house and help me decorate??? LOL

Love the notepads. THey are so cute!

Tamara said...

Thanks for answering my post, I love to see everything in your house. You have so many great craft ideas, now if I was crafty person....Will you do a post about what teachers want for xmas gifts and be HONEST!

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

Love the landing and really love the clever note pads!! TOO CUTE!!!
Mama Holli

2sisters said...

Going tomorrow!!! Yeah!!!

Brenda@let'splayhouse said...

Love the table and how you displayed it. Can't wait to see what's behind the door ... HURRY!!!

Shanna said...

mmm the notepads are good stuff. i have to try that one. brilliant i tell ya'

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Design A-Peele said...

very cute notebooks! I'll have to do that for work to make things a little more fun :)

prashant said...

Love the tablets, too cute. You come up with the best ideas!


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Monica said...

Love the notepads! After seeing this post, I had to run out and buy some ugly notepads just so I could pretty them up! :)

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