Sunday, July 26, 2009

So Many New Loves...

It's funny how your blog interests can change over time, isn't it? This time last year (Oh! Hey! Meaghan-Marie Pretties is now official 1 year old!) I read blogs from my mommy site, and would find the occasional gem through their favorites. I still read most of those blogs like I do the morning paper, but now I'm finding so much inspiration through these fabulous shabby/cottage/junk blogs that I'm starting to panic about what where I'm going to find 'junk' for my decor come the cold weather... I guess we'll go with this old saying that my great grandmother used to so:
"Never trouble trouble 'til trouble troubles you, for if you trouble trouble, it'll surely trouble you..." You get the jist of it ;)
So for those of you who don't analyze and memorize my blog list down the side (Ofcourse I know you all do since no one around here has a life, kids, or junking to do or anything... kidding) I thought I'd note some of my new and regular favs!
A fabulous blog by Sarah Down Under in Australia, totally fresh and definitely adorable! I've also now convinced Mr. Pretties we need to make a move to Australia because of this blog... and she's my hero for proving your house can be cottage white chic, and you can keep the kids!
A fun, funny, down to earth blog by a salvage chic store owner whom I live vicarously through ;) Definitely a keeping it real antique blog
Such an sweet blog! Great ideas, AND Rhonda hosts Today's Thrifty Treasures Mr. Linky parties!!! SO fun, what's better than a weekend of treasures? Seeing what everyone else got as treasures!!
I love this blog, Marcella is so sweet and her and her sisters shop Nice and Easy Antiques is fab!!! It really bugs me that we have them on our blog roll, but Mr. Blog Feed wont show that it's updated regularly - not once every three months!!
Is a new one for me and I'm loving it, and am crazy jealous over A) her store and B) her blogroll, there appears to be TONS of fabulous blogs that would appeal to me, I'm almost afraid to start clicking on them. Isn't that the black hole Twitterers are always talking about getting sucked into? Doesn't once have to limit their favs in order to, I don't know, live? Dilemas, dilemas... kidding. Obviously so many have so many huge issues that I feel bad joking about stuff like that.
Mr. Pretties and his awesome BIL picked up a sweet 1940's bulbous legged dresser that was made for shabbying lastnight, I now have three lined up to finish and decide if they stay with us or go... I have one that's ready to leave, it's out of my system I just need to photograph it and list it. Maybe tomorrow, right? I'll have pictures for sure, I just hope I can get 'befores' of this new dresser before I start on it because it is SO awful. It's streaky brown oil paint covered in drips, splotches and painted on hair... Mmm... it will be SO fabbity fab when it's done though!
That's all! Remember folks, practice safe blogging (and blog reading), and keep an eye out for those black holes!!! Mr. Pretties has gone in to the clinic to have his leg looked at so I think I'll have a quite evening of catching up with some reading (of the paper variety).

Friday, July 24, 2009

Lamest Non-Posting Reason... Ever...

My keyboard irritates me.
Yeah. That's what I said. LBP knocked the keyboard off my desk a few weeks ago and buggered it, the right half of the keyboard had developed some severe attitude after the fall, but after a few weeks of extensive physical therapy (aka my pounding the keys) it seems to be recuperating nicely. Or something. But in the mean time I had stopped blogging, emailing, or anything that required more than two lines of typing at a time, since that generally took me 40 minutes to accomplish. In the last few days however, the keyboard (or Q-bert as BLP would call it) has made much desirable progress and I can almost type like a normal person again ;) So perhaps I may resume blogging now :)
PS. Please don't ask why we didn't just purchase a new keyboard for a whopping $5. It's not worth it. (To ask, not to buy a new one).

Since I'm still waiting on my new camera (Again. Don't. Ask.) I'll share some pictures that were taken a few weeks ago of our messy bedroom with some of our garage sale-ing treasures painted up, and some before/afters. Mr. Pretties is hopefully picking up a really pretty 1930's bulbous legged dresser for a makeover, and perhaps a sell, so we'll see!
Here we go


After (Not distressed yet and missing glass hardware):

My $5 nightstand - it used to be one side of a 20's or 30's vanity, dovetailed and everthing!

The old black washstand (our first purchase ever that is totally non-functional now) painted 'Penelope Pink', and an old Eastlake chair we bought at Aberfoyle that's in the middle of receiving a black and white toile seat cushion in place of the digustingness that used to be there. Let's not even talk about it. Seriously. So ignore the hanging fabric under the chair, it was a test run ;)

And lastly that $20 dresser from the cancer fundraiser that we made over, sitting happily in our bedroom. My only qualm with the dresser is the drawers weigh a TON. I have a hard time sliding the drawers shut they weigh so much! Oy!

Also, we acquired a new member of our family last week. As a general rule, I don't like birds. I think it has something to do with not being a morning person and the birds outside my window at 5am... I don't know... But they weren't a pet that generally inspired the typing monkeys in my brain to feel 'Aww....' more like a 'Meh...' so it came as a big surprise to Mr. Pretties when I requested this as a birthday gift:

Eggwin, the peach faced lovebird. Who just happens to be defect and missing two toes on one foot and there for was a great deal ;) He's so fun! He knows up to 'step up' on your finger, sit on your shoulder, and is totally not noisey at all unless we've hung him outside to catch some air and he sees the birds at the birdfeeder :) I was afraid since he was parent fed and raised that we were in for a nasty bird and long months of training before we could handle him, but that's not the case at all! He never nips and is so, so sweet! The LPs love him to death, I had no idea a child could enjoy a bird so much. The cats aren't thrilled, but atleast they've completely ignored him, aside from looking at him once in a while if he's tweeting (?). Best of all he probably wont learn to talk, so I wont have to lock him in the closet when company comes for fear of him repeating four letter explivies that he may, or may not have heard around the house.

What have you all been up to out there in blogland?? Just because I haven't been writing doesn't mean I haven't been reading, I'm loving everyone's projects, trash come treasures, and everything inbetween. What did people do before blogging?


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