The players start popping into your dreams. Which isn’t surprising considering they might be the best looking team in the Major Leagues.
Example: I had a dream last night that Brett Lawrie; #13, third basemen for the Toronto Blue Jays, asked me to marry him. We had only been dating for a couple weeks! Then he hopped on a bus for a road trip with the Jays… And then I went hunting with my real life husband (I think that was unrelated).
What a dream!
OK! (ok), Blue Jays! (blue jays) Let’s – Get – Married!
Thank you, Rachel, for letting Liam and I borrow your car yesterday. Our empties pile is now at a reasonable level that does not make us look like the alcoholics we probably are.
I have a couple of examples of how I’ve made ugly outdated stuff look pretty good!
The Green Desk:
In college I traded an old crappy Ikea desk for this one. Now the legs were wobbly and it had been stained (over glossy veneer so it was very streaky and globby). When we moved to our house it was in the garage for almost a year when I realized I need a make up table! I stripped the paint (easy to do with paint stripper and scraper). The legs had been lost but I got new ones and some mounts at Home Depot and screwed them on. I bought glossy paint with primer in it so that eliminates a step and works well! Then, I just used a craft glaze for the surface which makes it nice and hard and gets rid of the tackiness. And Voila! I have a stellar new make up table.
The Blue Media Centre:
I went through a similar process with this one. No stripping involved but I just gave it a good wash (since I found it on the side of the road!) and a light sanding. I got the same glossy primer and paint in one paint and painted away! My husband cut a shelf to fit flat in place of the top drawer for out pvr and dvd player and I just had to buy new hardware, which is extremely easy to replace. This was my first major furniture project and It is one of my favourite pieces!
With a simple chair like this it is very easy to update. The seat just popped out of the frame. With a seat like this you just wrap it like a present with new fabric and staple the heck out of it. I put some baking soda and lavender linen spray just to help get rid of any thrift store smell before wrapping. This one I did need some help from my husband because it was a bit wobbly. Just needed some extra glue and screws. I gave it a good sand, then used spray primer and spray paint since it wasn’t such a big project.
As long as you have some time and motivation, you can customize any old piece of furniture for a one of a kind piece to suit your style!
I like smiling… smiling’s my favourite
You wake up at 8:30 on a Saturday morning and are all Wow, what a great time to wake up, I think I shall be productive!
You can’t help getting older, but you can help being gross and boring.
No matter what!
Make a playlist of all the songs that you love listening to. It never fails. Here’s my list!
As I type it out I realize how incredibly random it is… little bit of hip hop, techno, rock, folk, country, jazz? and girly stuff! But man I always feel great when I listen to this playlist.
I love it when you call me Big Poppa…
I originally meant this to be a snarky post, all like, “If you find out, tell me, because I have severe difficulties.” But then I thought, you know what, my hair isn’t that brutal errrrrryday, so, I will take a note from my new blog friend (OMG) Jess and explain my daily routine.
This all started because a co-worker of mine couldn’t believe I didn’t wash my hair. As in, I haven’t touched a bottle of shampoo in about two years. My hair just doesn’t shampoo well. It gets dry and feels weird and just doesn’t feel like hair anymore to me. The oils and shiz that build up on straight-hair and make you look sick and gross and weird happen to help weigh my hair down to a somewhat manageable volume.
I also don’t brush my hair. It’s impossible. Sometimes I let my mom do it when I go home to visit my parents, but that’s more for the excellent scalp vibe (you know what I’m talking about, don’t lie and be weird) than the brushing itself. Brushing is instant death to curly hair. It rips the curl, it blows it up, and then it just vomits all over it. If you have curly hair, and you have issues with it, FOR THE LOVE OF KEANU REEVES STOP BRUSHING YOUR HAIR.
Man, that took a lot out of me. Forget things to do, just don’t do the above and I’ll get to other tips later, yo.
In the meantime, my curly hair is still far from perfect, so if you do have great tips, send ’em through!
And God said, Let there be curls
Last one! I think with this last post on thrifting, it should cover everything.
Furniture. It’s expensive as heck, and when you are buying a new house and starting fresh (as I did just over a year ago), you can’t really afford to go to a furniture store and buy all your stuff. 60% of the furniture in my house has been thrifted, and the rest has been given to me by family members. I have never bought and paid for something brand new (not too shabby!) but I think my house looks pretty darn good! So, when I am shopping for furniture, this is what I look for,
It also helps if you’re husband used to work for his brothers furniture shop and knows a nice piece of furniture when he see’s one… but it’s not necessary.
If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it… cut it up, take it home, and make some furniture!