Busy weekend! I did lots of cleaning. Fun! I shampooed the most run over carpet in the house (living room) and all it did was make the stains more prominent. But we rearranged the furniture so some stains are hidden and it actually looks quite good in there! Everyone else in the house was napping during this process so I was alone for furniture removal. Not a good idea! I think I pulled a belly muscle. Luckily hubby had awoken from his slumber by the time the carpet was dry and furniture was ready to be moved back in. Unfortunately Cupcake was, too, and she really wanted to
get in the way help.
I got to spend some time down in the craft room sewing. Except that the pile of clothes that needed repaired was getting taller and my room was getting messier so I worked on the not so fun projects. And then I had time to sew a camera strap cover. And then I realized that my measurements were off and it was too narrow, but I wanted to save the ruffle, so my seam ripper saw a lot of use. And then I whipped up two more (of the correct size!). I only had enough yellow knit for one ruffled strap, so I thought I’d try something new with the scrap of yellow I had left. I think it turned out pretty cute if I don’t say so myself!
Update: Want to make a camera strap cover for yourself? Find my tutorial here.
a bunch four 50% off coupons in their circular that started yesterday, which was perfect timing because I had 4 things I wanted to buy at 50% off!!
And then I got busy painting them. And then I ran out of paint on the last one. And then they were drying outside when it suddenly started pouring down rain. Out of nowhere. With no warning!!
I think they’ll be OK. I thoroughly dried them off while my little helper ran around in the rain in just a diaper. When I head back to Home Depot to return the broken bird feeder I purchased on Saturday I’ll pick up some more paint and continue on in the hopes that I can share with you the beauty they become! Oh, and what you cannot see in this picture is that my car windows are down! Yeah, I was in such a hurry to get the crates in that I didn’t even think about my car windows! It wasn’t until 10 o’clock at night that I even realized they were still down. At least I realized it then because it also rained over night.
I’m glad we got the rain, though. It was desperately needed. The grass is so crunchy that it hurts to walk on with bare feet.
I discovered that Instant Jello in makes delicious pudding pops. And talk about easy!!
We learned that Cupcake can count to cinco in Spanish. I guess counting the rice plants in her Dora the Explorer book over and over and over again has paid off! I love how she says cuatro.
I kept the carpet shampooer handy for a bit just in case Oscar had any ideas about putting his stink on the fresh carpet (he’s been known to do that once or twice!), but luckily he didn’t leave me any carpet puddles to scrub. He did, however, end up in the doghouse for destroying one of Cupcake’s toys that I crocheted for her before she was born.
I think this one is going to take me a while to get over.
I’m getting excited to move Cupcake into her big girl room. It’s so close to being done! The mattress set was delivered……….but there was one tiny problem.
Make that a big problem! I ordered the low profile set. I was not delivered the low profile set. With as high as her bed sits off the floor plus the large boxspring and mattress it’s just too darn high off the ground for a 2 year old. Hopefully the correct set is delivered before we go on vacation. I need to figure out window treatments, finish my project that got rained on and get some stuff on the walls. And I think she’ll be ready for move in day!
And hopefully she’ll be so excited about her new room she won’t fight nap time! She did not nap yesterday, which makes for one CRANKY toddler in the evening. At least we can get her to bed a bit early on days she doesn’t nap, so there was plenty of time for cookie baking last night!
Yesterday I forgot to put dinner in the Crock Pot in the morning, but it turned out that the potatoes that I needed for the recipe became a side dish to a different dinner earlier in the week, so it wouldn’t have worked out any way. So for the first time in almost 2 years we had a pizza delivered! And it was greasy and delicious!!! And I have leftovers for lunch today! With temperatures over 90 degrees this pregnant momma needs something to look forward to!!
How was your weekend? Tell me the good and the bad. But not the ugly, please!