Monday, September 3, 2007

Busy Weekend!!!

This weekend has been full of home improvement projects - I love it!! Nothing like a good 'ol trip to Lowe's or Home Depot for fresh paint, lumber and cleaning supplies!!

Chris starting working on Man World! He is building suspension train platforms in our garage. He will be moving all of his train and radio stuff out there!! Do you know what that means? I will finally have my whole scraproom back again!!! Yippeee!!! It's been probably a year and a half since I've had the room to myself!! As you can bet, I am glady helping him build and move his stuff! I'm starting to plan what I can do with that side of the room. It will include more storage, can never have too much of that. I'll probably put a little tool area over there with my Sizzix and Cricut Expression. A kid craft area is also going over there. I'll move Macy's IKEA table out of her room and into there. It will probably be another month or so until it is all out of there, but I can't wait!!

I painted our porch posts and front door to match our new siding. The put it on the front of the house today and will finish off the rest tomorrow!! It looks so nice and is putting our 1950's windows to shame!! After we get our kitchen estimate, we will be calling our guys for the new windows too!! Can't wait until it is all finished!! It looks so nice! It'll be like a brand new house again!

I painted the trim that will frame the new window in Jack's room. They are coming to finish up the last touchups on the drywall and then I'm going to paint and they'll come back and put the window trim up. I've got baby border to take off in his room too, yuck!! That stuff usually comes down easily though, let's hope that's the case!!

So many things planned!! Hoping we can meet up with the cabinet maker this weekend!!

The week is full of fun stuff!! Jack starts preschool tomorrow and he will be turning 3 on Saturday!! If we don't go to the cabinetmaker on Sat, we'll be going to Knoebel's (a great family amusement park), if not, we'll go on Sunday!!

Here is one of my latest layouts. This is my Pop (great grandfather) too. Not sure when this pic was taken, but by the background, I think he may be on the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Oh, check out the new GalBlog at ScrapGal. The design team is going to be posting inspiration there at least every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!! Right now there are a lot of RAK's going on for the blog debut!! There is also a great Basic Grey contest going on! Just upload a layout using BG and we will draw a winner from a hat on the 17th, I believe. The winner will receive 1 sheet of each of the 4 new lines!! How cool is that?

Hope everyone had a great holiday!!

I am now off to blog hop, I haven't done that in so long and miss catching up with my favorite bloggers!!!


Sharmaine said...

and thanks for hopping my way lol
love your work too. Have bookmarked you so will be back :)
Love the song, am now bopping. Saw Hairspray when it came out over a decade ago, have the soundtrack too, sadly as an LP! Hope to see the new one cos it looks even cooler!

Trish said...

I can't wait to see picture's of the completed outside!

Hope you post some pics of Jacks first day of school! I can't believe he is going to be 3.

Love the LO!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Time flies doesn't it! My little one is starting nursery this year too.

I Love that LO of your dad!! the stripes just look so vintage.!

**melissa lee** said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!! Love that layout on this post...the cluster of buttons is just great!!! Have a great nite!


sohpiasmom said...

Love your page! Gonna go and check out the contests...they sound fun!

Sheila Doherty said...

Love that layout! And as for the suspension train... suh-weet!

christiane said...

can't wait to see pictures!!

love your style of an heritage layout!! what a great shot!!

hope jack will have a good start!!

have good one!!

Aline said...

Also can't wait to see some pictures of your house! :)

The layout of your grandfather is amazing! I love everything about it, the buttons, Hambly, the great title. Wow, I'm in love!

Have a great day! :)

micayla said...

I love that layout, so striking!
I am so glad the house is coming on, I cannot wait to see pics.
Have a fab week!

Lynn said...

Wow! you guys had a very busy weekend! I'm glad the work on the house is getting done in a timely fashion. I know sometimes that can take forever.
I would be outside helping move stuff also just to get a little more space in my room. Theres just no place to put all his toys though. I also can't wait to see all the new changes that you had done.
Love that lo! great colors and design. That photo does look like it could've been taken on the Boardwalk.
Hope you have a great day.

scrappermimi said...

It feels so good to get house projects done, it will look so great when it is done!!

You know I love all your LO's, this is no exception.

I have been popping around at SG, having fun too. Thanks for the heads up!

Lora said...

wow.. how fun!! I can't wait to get a room to myself!

Melanie said...

Lots of changes at your house, but they all sound great!

Melonie said...

Wow!! You did have a busy weekend! Hope you had lots of fun! Sounds like the house is really coming along.
Love this new LO! The colors you chose were perfect.
Hope Jack has a great first week of school!!

Natalie said...

Love that layout! So fun. Off to check out scrapgal...

Candice P.J. said...

The layout is fabulous! I love love love the old picture!

milkcan said...

Awesome layout! I love the button photo corner! What a neat idea!

Peggy Severins said...

That's one awesome layout, I LOVE it. Hope your son will have a great day at preschool tomorrow, good luck to you too.

Kimberly said...

this LO rocks.

and boy were you busy this weekend!! me? not so much. unless you count consuming tequila. yeah. it was THAT kind of camping trip. :wink:

hope jack's day went well today!!

Kate said...

That is a really cool old photo! You are lucky to have it!