I have about a million unfinished projects right now. The biggest one being Cupcake’s big girl room, which has a long way to go. Although there’s really only one step that needs to be taken to make it liveable and that is getting a mattress for the bed! I’ve priced out a few mattresses, but I really don’t know how to decide on one. I can only narrow it down by delivery options. We need it delivered since we don’t have a vehicle it will fit in. My current project in the room is the night stand. I’ve been checking resale stores, garage sales, and Craigslist for a night stand, but have come up empty handed thus far. Well, I made an IKEA trip the other day and I think I have a winner!!!
Oh, and now you know what color I painted the bed frame!!
I fell in love with a different table first, but it had a glass top. Momma thought “glass top table + 2 year old = disaster!” so I went with my second choice. This cute little metal table only comes in black-brown, which is NOT going to work in this room, so I need to make a date with some spray paint. But what color………………..?
Update: To see the fabric of the bedding check out this post. I’ve already got a can of the Berry Pink spray paint and a can of green paint that is a wee bit darker than the Apple Green that I originally posted. Both have been used on small pieces that will be in the room. The dresser is white.
While at IKEA I picked up a comforter and some pillows, a few pictures frames (one of which also needs to be painted) and I fell in love with a lamp that would look so cute sitting on that table, but it was sadly temporarily oversold. We also had lunch while we were there because Kids Eat Free on Tuesdays!
Also in the unfinished project department is this blanket I started on in the winter. You know, a much better time for crocheting a thick blanket.
My original vision of Cupcake’s big girl room was a dark shade of purple. This was the color scheme I wanted. I didn’t find the dark purple bedding I had pictured in my head, so I went another direction with the room and balled this blanket up into my tote bag and forgot about it. Now that the room is coming together, though, I feel like this blanket can still live in her room, so I’ve dug it back out, picked up a few more skeins of yarn and gotten back to work on it (during a heat wave!). Having this blanket on your lap while you’re working is quite like having a dachshund on your lap. Ask me how I know.
And now I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I hate cooking. Yep, I hate cooking. Baking? I LOVE baking. Cooking, not so much. What’s worse is cooking when it’s too dang hot to move, or turn on the oven, or wear more than just a bathing suit (if that!). It was 99 degrees outside yesterday (felt like 103). Ugh! Not comfortable. Pregnant or not!! Thank goodness for simple suppers. I went super simple with this one! I found a yummy looking recipe for Broccoli Salad over at The Naked Kitchen. And after making Southwest Chicken Wraps for dinner the other night hubby declared we should have wraps more often. Yes, sir! That sounds like a good dinner for a hot summer night to me!
And it was. The broccoli salad was delish! You could taste the tang of vinegar, but it played off the sweetness of the honey. The same goes for the onion and raisins. Hubby said that a salad with bacon in it is his kind of salad, so I guess that means two thumbs up from him. I kept the wraps simple; thin sliced turkey, green leaf lettuce, colby jack cheese, diced tomato, and ranch dressing on a whole grain tortilla. You’re looking at my wrap above, so don’t strain your eyes trying to find bits of red in it. I don’t eat tomatoes!
Now I’m off to start another project while I debate (a million times) in my head what color to paint that night stand. Seriously, though, if you have a color suggestion let me know!!!!!