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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Closet...the big reveal! new closet! I'm in heaven...I have a place for has made each day sunnier, my smile a bit wider, and my daily "what am I gonna wear" virtually non-existent!
Looking to the left in my new closet, you will see a place for long hanging clothes and a huge shelf for blankets! LOVE that...I even have a step stool in my closet so I can reach those blankets without all of them crashing on my head. In fact, I just did that today!

If you look to the right, there is a place for tops and sweaters (on top) and pants and skirts (on bottom). I even had space to put a filing cabinet, but I'm not even sure I need it anymore...Ahhh...the luxury of taking my time deciding!

If you follow the wall on down on the right, you will see a bright sunny window, hats, jewelry hanging, more shelves for various things that a girl might need...and of course, flowers in the window and a picture of her sweeties in the window!

Following the wall around to the left...ginormous shelves. They weren't exactly in my original plan, but they were part of the back kitchen hallway. I decided to keep them in my closet and just deal with them...a very wise decision because I'm lovin' 'em!

Anyway, folks, that was the big is what I spent the first two weeks of summer suffering through (very messy) and the past couple of weeks cleaning up from (again, very messy)!

Admission: sometimes, I just go and stand in my closet...and I was a very good idea. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

She and They...

She needs to take the time to paint her toenails...

They paint theirs several times each week.

She wants to spend her time in the summer doing things with them...

They want to spend their time with friends.

She is trying to negotiate the tween/teen years...

They are doing just fine!

She wishes she could stop the world and hold them for awhile...

They hold their i-pods.

She waters the garden,

They grow.

She mows the lawn,

They cut their dinner short.

She washes the dishes,

They wash their hair (and dry it and curl it).

She picks up the house,

They pick up her spirits when she sees their beautiful smiles...

Monday, June 13, 2011

New Closet...

For the past three or four summers, I've spent all of my saved money on necessary fixes for my house.


One year, I had electricity wired to the garage, new garage doors and windows, and the dirt floors became nice new concrete!


One year, I replaced the creaking, bowing front porch floor with concrete and added new columns and railings.


Last year, I had my bathroom completely gutted and everything...walls, plumbing, tub, faucets, linen closet, toilet, and best of all, black and white tile floors. You name it, it was new.


I also had a new closet built in Sophie's was excellent...roomy, bright (light was installed too), and I was jealous.

This year, it's MY TURN! YAYYYYyyyyy....I'm knocking the wall out of my closet and extending it about four feet longer and wider than it originally was! I'm just about to roll around in it right now, and it isn't even close to finished. (I'd get all dusty if I did, but I'm not sure it really matters). It is gonna be roomy, beautiful, and all mine! I will have room to store everything in my closet! Here are my pictures so far!

BEFORE of my closet:

BEFORE of the back hallway where my closet will soon be extended to!!