06 June, 2011

Operation: Pretty House {Continues}

Homecoming is getting closer by the day...although I still have no real idea of when exactly he'll be home. There are rumors of early homecoming and late {like past the year mark} homecoming, but I'm still focusing on the original idea we have which makes the Donut look like this:

SO. This translates into a lot of things needing to be done around the house. I really planned to get a lot more done this weekend, but...well... =) I think this whole homecoming thing plus not knowing exactly what's going on is really making me overwhelmed. Being overwhelmed doesn't really lend to getting much accomplished!!!

Friday, I ran errands with Annie. We went to Ross first, where I just planned on getting some decorative bowls to use for jewelry...and I ended up getting bowls plus a dress. =P I got a few necessities from Wally World {aka WalMart} and then Annie and I had lunch at a local place called Maui Mike's! She has raved about it for forever, so I suppose it was about time I tried it. Haha! And, of course, I liked it. =) After we hit a shoe store and made our haircut appointments for Wednesday, I came home and got rid of my old jewelry box! {And by that I mean I shoved it in the top of our closet. =P}


The crazy mess that was my jewelry box...

And after!! =)

Up close. 
All cleaned up and organized!!
{Turns out I did need 3 bowls, Annie. =)}

I never thought of using bowls to hold my jewelry until I saw it on a blog somewhere. And let me tell you, I am loving it! I don't have a ton of jewelry, but it makes it much easier to find what I want...plus, it just looks really cute. =)

Yesterday, I spent a good chunk of the day on the couch watching Harry Potter movies and Say Yes to the Dress. =P Around 1300ish I decided I might actually need to accomplish something since my husband is coming home soon. So I got off my comfy couch and decided I would finish making pillow cases for the pillows on the couch. After I finished those, I decided to make coasters for the living room.

The pillows...plus Jasper. =P
Don't worry about the mismatched pillows and couch.
That'll be fixed soon. ;-)

I LOVE the way these turned out!! I made envelope pillow cases/covers for the pillows I was already using for the couch. {I used this tutorial if you're interested. It's super easy.} I bought 2 yards of that fabric while I was home and it's good thing. I have some scraps left over...but that's about it. 

Of course, I used the scraps of the polka dot fabric to make the coasters. Along with some flag fabric Melissa gave me back in December. I knew I'd find a use for it!!! I still have some left over of each... I'm thinking of making 2 more coasters {I made 4 if you couldn't tell} and then a little basket to hold them. And I'm sure I can find something to do with the rest of the left overs. 

Aaand that's all I've done this weekend!! 2 pillow cases, 4 coasters, 3 bowls for jewelry...and a bad batch of chocolate chip cookies. =P I did have some girlie time with Annie this evening though. She came over for pizza and Army Wives tonight. And then we ended up moving those ugly tough boxes out into the garage storage closet. That's something, I suppose. =) Tomorrow, I'm heading over to Annie's for a sewing party with her and Miranda!! I'm really excited about that. =)

In the next couple of weeks, I've got a lot to do. I'm seriously considering not going back to the museum after this week too... I mean... I really have a lot of things to take care of and going to the museum takes time out of my days. I know I only go for 3 hours 3 days a week, but I never want to do anything when I get home and I don't ever do that much before I go. I guess it really all boils down to laziness...but I'm thinking I might be able to do more if I don't have anywhere to go and have to stare at my house all the time. Haha! 

What do you guys think? Stay super busy and do both? Or take it easy on my brain and just focus on household things until he gets back?


Allison said...

4%, that's SO exciting! :)

For a side note if you have a Big Lots they have TONS of American "stuff" there for relatively inexpensive. I also seen a bunch at Joanns to :)

Jen said...

Yay!!! Everything looks great!! That 4% will fly by! :)

JG said...

"All you've done"? You got so much more done than me! I love the idea of using bowls. I don't have a whole lot of jewelry either, but a lot of it is large, chunky jewelry that I pretty much have to fold up and cram in my jewelry box, and that's annoying. I'll have to look into that.

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

The bowls look great!!!