Hello All my bloggin’ buddies!!
I finally have some time to sit down and post. This week has been crazy!! I won’t bore you with the details but I feel like have been running non stop for almost a week.
I’m planning on taking tomorrow off from work and get some things done around here.
I guess, I really shouldn't say taking time off from work because I will definitely be working (laundry, dishes, to-do list). It just won’t be the type of work I will get paid for.
I was finally able to finish up my redecorating of my upstairs bath room.
I have always
disliked HATED this bath room. I would try to come up with something for this room, but I couldn't get it to look good.
Last week I decided it was the walls that made it look so bad. They needed more color, a darker shade of paint.
So I repainted the room a darker brown. It’s actually the same paint I used in my Master bedroom.
I am so happy with the way it turned out.
FINALLY I actually like this room.
IMO, it even looks better in person. The photos don’t show the true shade of brown, at least not on my monitor.
Oh well, Here are some B4 and After shots of my (kids) upstairs bathroom….
I bought the wonderful towel bar, soap dish and toilet paper holder last week on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
Hubby and I found the Mirror and matching outlet / light switch covers at Lowe’s. I really love them. It may sound silly but they add such a “richness” to the the room. Much better than the white plastic ones I had up.
And the shelf under the window is new.
I purchased it from the “Rabbit Patch” in down town Herrin. Actually Hubby is the one who said to buy it.
I had picked out a larger shelving but he said it was too large of a piece, that this one would look better.
My Gosh… I just Hate when he is right!!! LOL!!
Hubby also picked out the framed copy of the Declaration of Independence for out Master bedroom.
I took down the small cubby shelf I had hanging above the radio and replaced it with Hubby’s new goody.
I was also finally able to find a new mirror for my half bath. Something I have been
wanting needing forever.
Here is my new mirror.
This looks so much better than the antique mirror I had up.
Plus you can actually see yourself in this one!!
Here is the BEFORE:
One thing Hubby and I realized after hanging the new mirror…. it need to be raised a couple of inches.
It is just a bit too low, so we will be doing that as soon as we get the time.
More shots of 1/2 Bath:
Something else I found for this bath was this!!
I was at Wal-Mart the other day and saw this in the clearance section. Unfortunately they only had one left.
I would've liked to have bought three of them, one for each bathroom. Guess I need to check out the other local stores.
Do you know what it is??
Yep, that’s right, it’s a toilet brush!!
Look how cute it looks in my 1/2 bath!!
Something good about my new delivery job is it takes me to towns I usually wouldn't go to or at least towns I wouldn't normally visit often.
And in doing so I come across antique stores and little shops that I didn't even know about.
Once I make my delivery, I am free to stop and check these places out.
And that is just what I did after a delivery to Metropolis, IL. the other day.
Right off I24 there is a new antique mall, so I decided to stop by and check it out.
It has just opened so there weren't a lot of booths yet, but I was able to find some things.
I bought two more old, unopened, bars of soaps for my collection in my Master Bathroom. I forgot to take pictures, so I will have to show them off later.
I also found an old cutter quilt. I plan to list on my website this weekend. (Hopefully I get around to getting it on then!)
It isn't in great condition but good enough for cupboard stacking or primitive crafts.
I also found an Old Wooden Ladder.
I'm not happy with what I have on it right now.
But I didn't want it bare so I just threw something up there. Definitely needs some tweaking to it!
And that is pretty much everything new and exciting going on here in my home!
Now onto the GIVEAWAY!!!
I’m going to do something a little different with this one.
Let me explain, I am going to be giving away one of my candle pouches and one of my grubby pantry cakes to one of my followers. Winner will be selected with random # selector.
And here is the twist….
As you see in the photo there are two candle pouches.
Here is the reason why….
After I randomly choose the winner for the pantry cake and one of the pouches, I want the winner to look through the names of the other blogging buddies who entered my giveaway.
Then the Winner gets to choose one name to receive the 2nd pouch. (No fair picking your own name!! LOL!!)
The winner can do this randomly or just select any name from the list you wish. What ever you want to do.
Then, contact me via email with who want to receive the 2nd pouch. Please don’t post it in the comments.
Once I here from the winner with the name they have selected, I will post and let you all know who won the 2nd candle pouch.
I hope that makes sense??
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Okay, now for the RULES!!
#1 You MUST be follower of my blog.
New followers are welcome to join in. But my giveaways are my way of thanking my followers for visiting and reading my blog, this is why you must be a follower to enter.
#2 USA followers Only.
I’m sorry but international shipping has just gotten too expensive.
#3 You must have a blog of your own OR provide an email address in with your comment. If I don’t have an easy way of contacting you, your name will be skipped and I will draw another winner.
So please be sure to provide me a way of contacting you. I don’t want you to miss out on a win!!
#4 You MUST comment on THIS POST , stating you want to be entered into the contest.
So please be sure to actually say You Want To Be Entered Into The Giveaway.
Also you may post about the giveaway on your blog if you wish to but it isn't required.
~~Be sure to let me know if you do because posting about it will get your name entered a second time.~~
Giveaway Ends at 11:59 pm on Thursday, April 8th 2010.
I will announce winner on Friday, April 9th.
If you have any ?’s about the giveaway or about anything please feel free to email me.
Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting me.
Until Next Time….
Take Care and Prim Filled Blessings To You ALL!!!