because as Randy Jackson likes to say...I blew my budget out the box. After going strong for the first two weeks of May, I needed 4 new tires for my car and our grill stopped working both in a matter of 2 days. I am not going to scare you with the cost and quite frankly I don't want to relive it. It's in the past. ;)
Then onto more bad news. I am a victim of the economy. I do not have a class for next year. There was talk of adding me as an extra to another classroom but that doesn't even seem likely at this point. The enrollment at school is so bad that I wasn't even needed for mini camp. Woe is me.
But, I am working on some things for the fall. Wish me luck!
And, in the meantime, I am getting busy on some redecorating projects. I need to focus on some positive things and since I will be doing them myself I will be saving some money as well.
I decided to share my projects with you because I feel like you hold me accountable and are great motivators. :)
To Do List:
-remove wallpaper from kitchen & paint it
-remove border from mudroom and repaint it
-remove border from kids' bathroom and paint it
*Starting to see a trend here?
-Spray paint my lovely faded green lawn chairs and table I bought espresso spray paint just for plastic. This will be my first project. I figure start with an easy one so I can finish it and don't get discouraged.
-repaint Natty's room. She is tired of the pink and to be honest so am I.
-Add some little touches to rooms that remain "unfinished"
My first order of business is my living room. It is completley furnished but there is nothing on the walls. I saw an idea online where they had a mirror above the couch and then it was flanked on both sides by framed photos. I fell in love with a sunburst mirror at Ballards but at $279.00 it was a bit more than I wanted to spend. So, after some searching online, I found this gem...
At $69.99 it is a steal.
I cannot wait to get it. :)