Ch Ch Ch Chaaaanges…

That is what is happening around our house.

MAJOR MAJOR CHANGES. I am so excited, but it is a lot of work. I will post pictures of stuff soon, but for now you will just have to wait.

One thing that is happening in about 10 days is that my sister is coming to live with us for the summer!! She is finishing up her sophomore year at the University of Kentucky and is studying engineering. Since my husband is a Structural Engineer (her area of focus), she is going to be doing an “internship” with the firm he works for this summer. I say “internship” because since she is only a sophomore, she hasn’t had enough related coursework for her to do a lot of actual engineering work. But, they are so nicely letting her come and do some grunt work that needs to get done. It will at least give her some office experience AND be nice to put on the ole resume. That is the thing I REGRET MOST about school. I didn’t do enough internships. I know my teachers said to do as many as you could, but I was just so ready for a summer break that I only did one! People want experience. At one time a high school education was enough to get you by… then it was a college degree. Now you basically have to have your masters AND have 5 years experience when you get out of school before anyone will hire you.

Anyway… This is my sister, Katie.

She has that rare disorder where only your face ages… hahahaha. That actually is her… at Halloween.

Here she is lookin much prettier (and younger)…

Yeah, we look like sisters.

I’ll keep ya updated on the new stuff! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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A Window Treat

That was the day we moved in. CAHRAZY! One of the reasons I loved this room was that darling little window box/cornice.

Only problem was it was very attached the the wall and only about 10 inches deep. So no tools could fit up there to screw in/nail in/anything a curtain rod. BUMMER!!! I have been so sad about that because I had dreams of cute drapes from the very start.

But, then I had an idea…

TA DA!

The curtains aren’t functional… but thats okay because no one is in this room to sleep ever– or change their clothes. I just stuck the little Command strips on the inside of the cornice box and used drapery clip rings to attach the curtain and hang them on the Command hooks.

Oh yes, very technical I know. It was really easy. They probably could use a little adjusting. But, since the Command strips are removable– not a problem.

I have been hoarding this fabric for like 6 years! haha. I convinced my mom to buy it on SUPER sale (I don’t remember the cost now). It was just “remnant” fabric, but there is quite a bit of it. Just over 5 yards I think. I just cut it directly in half, used the hem tape to fold over the edges and that was all. I didn’t want to do anything too permanent or crazy to the fabric because this is a temporary curtain solution and I may want to use the fabric somewhere else at some point.

It’s obvious that this blue is my favorite color.

My bridesmaids dresses were this color, my room in College was this color, this fabric, these walls, etc.

But, a huge bonus of this fabric is the red/orange/pink flowers…. they make the red chairs not seem so gross and random. Oh hand me downs. One day our house will be filled with furniture we actually bought and picked out ourselves. It works for now though!

There are now more adjustments I have to make in here to make it all “go”… but in time.

I Heart Martha Stewart

She comes up with the best stuff!

Staples has “recently” started carrying a line of her office organization supplies.

It is where I got these.

They smudge a little when you pick them up because they truly are erasable! But, SOO cute. I want to buy everything she has, everywhere. And I love the colors she uses.

Now I want to buy these. And these. AND…. these.

Organization heaven.