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Friday, October 29, 2010

For My Flylady Friends in the Chatroom.....

This is an inside joke....so, if you don't get it....I don't know what to tell you.
Only in small town America do you see a sign like this.....

15 Minute Office/Studio Makeover (Days 27 - 34)

I know you've probably thought I'd fallen off the Flylady wagon, didn't you???
Noooooo.....life got in the way once we got to a point where we had to have a chunk
of time to work on the office.

It started when the fall fairs started and all the livestock showing we do in the fall.
The original intention was to be done with it BEFORE we got to that busy
time of the year.
Guess what? It didn't happen.....

Then, I got sick, sick, sick.....and my NeilMed Sinus Rinse
or Vicks Vapo Rub wouldn't touch it.....
This lasted a MONTH....I kid you not....an entire 4 weeks!

But the day finally came when my two "builder" guys....aka dear husband and
dear friend, Bobby, could coordinate their schedules.
At first, I wanted to paint the upper cabinets before they were attached to the
wall....but, the more I thought about it the more I decided against it.
Then, you know what happens when one starts thinking.....
I actually started thinking I might even want to paint them

At this point, I think I will stick with the same color....although I think a
nice buttery yellow might be a pretty accent.....

This is a close up of my counter top pattern...it is a retro formica pattern.
I figured it wouldn't show all the hot glue strings on it....hee hee.
I really wanted the boomerang pattern, but couldn't get it in yellow anymore
without paying an arm and a leg for it.
Oh, by the way, if you go to Lowe's, and you don't like the pre-made
counter tops they have....you can get ANY of the formica patterns for
a little extra for a special order.
This only cost me an extra $100...then I got $50 back back because it had a teeny tiny
scratch on the end...that won't even be seen.
(Always triple check when you buy special order)
We got the counter top put on....it is just resting at this point until
I get the liquid glue.
My next step is to make a Lowe's run to get the last minute stuff to finish out
the cabinets...and then find another evening that the 2 guys can
get back together.
The good news, is I can paint without them......
Should I paint the upper ones yellow or the "gentle wave" like the bottom.
Yes! That is a LEG LAMP.....and it fit!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

SQUEAL!! Senior Pics at the State Fair!!!!

I have had this dream for at least a year now.
I've wanted to do a photo shoot at the state fair.
I am a color freak!
I love the colors, sights and sounds of the state fair.
So, when a friend contacted me about her daughter's senior pictures....I JUMPED on it!

She liked my other pictures I've done with my own daughter.
She was hesitant at first and didn't think her
daughter would go through with it.
I remained hopeful!

After a few days of waiting to see if she was a willing victim, er, uh....subject,
they agreed to give it a try.

We went early on the LAST day of the fair.
I am so glad the pictures turned out, because we would
have to wait another year to try again....
I wanted to show you the finished products, then
I will share the "bloopers".
I was really surprised how helpful and friendly the workers
were to us.
They went out of their way to help us make the pictures turnout awesome.
In Oklahoma, cotton candy had to be sold in BAGS and not on cones.
I made my own cone and found a lovely lady who
helped me CRAM the cotton candy on the cone.
Sage's hand is holding the cotton candy on the cone....otherwise it slides
since it wasn't MADE ON THE CONE.

We shot pictures all day....not only at the fair, but also in other places.
Sage was such a willing gal.
She was ready to try just about anything I suggested!

Even to pose in an "I ate wait too much" pose!!!
I had a friend suggest I take out the porta potties in the picture....
I like them there...it goes with the upset tummy.
Thanks Sage for making MY dreams come true!!
I am quite happy that what I had pictured in my head
came out through the portraits!!!

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