Friday, January 20, 2012

Remember when I said you can't have a pink guest room?

Well, you can't. Or I can't. We couldn't. It just didn't work. Unless our guest was a 5 year old girl. And they weren't. They were brothers, mothers, fathers and a few drunken friends. The pink 'big girl' bedding (as those mothers who recently purchased the set from Overstock for their 3-5 year old girls put it) just had to go. I wanted to buy new, but sometimes you just have to work with what you have. And what I had was the bedding in the master bedroom....which gave me an excuse to get new bedding for that room instead! Score - I still got to shop AND I'll get two room makeovers with just one purchase!

So this is the bedding I had:
Before I did anything else to the room. I wasn't too concerned about it. 
But this is how Tommy Hilfiger styled it:

Yeah, it looks nice there. Just didn't look nice in the guest room. Here's what I came up with:

See that headboard? Yeah I know, it's hard to see it. I paid 59 CENTS for it so it's okay. 
I'll probably change it another 3 times before I actually love it...thanks Pinterest for that complex!

Imagine those canvases painted pink and green...something like this:

These just looked really bad in pink and green.
(Oh hey jewelry box, haven't forgotten about you!)
And no room in the house is complete without a tgdesigns pillow:

Pretty simple but I like it!
I still have a few more projects to finish up for this room. I bought an old vanity for $5 this summer and it's about to get a coat of yellow paint! I'd tackle that tomorrow but I'll be practicing my hand at making a boob cake for the bf's birthday. I asked what he wanted, that was his first request. I'm sure it was a joke, but my baking partner in crime Val and I will be attempting one tomorrow as a practice run. Dana will be there to provide booze and suggestions. Saturday Funday - doesn't quite have the ring that Sunday Funday does, but I'm sure I'll have a ringing zinger on Sunday from all the fun on Saturday. 

Happy (project) weekend to you all! Hopefully I'll have something to report back on Monday with - besides my opinion that is :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Opinion Monday - idiots at the gym

I'm going to preface this post by saying that it's awesome for anyone who starts a gym regime, congrats and go you. 

But what the fuck are you doing there in a class if you're not going to follow the simple instructions given by the instructor?? It's like a waste of your time, a waste of my energy watching you and a distraction to everyone else in the class. 

I went to a bodypump class tonight which consists of 1 hour of weight lifting. It's a full class and I ended up in the front. Which I thought was fine because then I would only have myself to look at in the mirror and not everyone else in front of me. Well I was wrong. Being in the front gave me free range to stare at anyone else. 2 people caught my eye tonight. 

First was the older lady behind me. She was buff, you could tell that she'd done this before. HOWEVER, she did NONE of the moves correctly and I'm afraid she's going to hurt herself is that's how she always does it. While everyone else is looking up at the instructor, her eyes and head are facing down doing lord knows what. I couldn't help but watch her behind me. She was taller than me and I had no choice; it's hard to watch yourself for an hour.

The second dipshit to catch my eye was the lady that first was on the treadmill while I was warming up before class on the elliptical behind her. I immediately judged her running form (I know, I'm not a pro either but you'd  think she'd never jogged before) and was annoyed at the fact that she had her purse on the treadmill with her. I throw mine in the trunk of my car, therefore I feel like everyone else should. There's nothing in your purse that you need while in the gym (that goes for you cell phone talkers too, get off the phone and workout). Well this lady happens to be in the bodypump class and has a hard time getting the 1-2-3-4 counts down. Instructor says "Okay we're going to do 4 down and 4 up" - idiot lady essentially does 1 count down, 1 count up and just stands there. And she does that again. and again. and then puts the instructors step away - which is another distriction during (class can't you all just wait to put your stuff away AFTER class like the rest of us??) And then she continues to do nothing but stand there and chomp her gum like it's her job. Continues to have a hard time with the simple 1-2-3-4 counting the instructor is doing. Puts more of the instructors equipment away. And then I follow her out and her butt crack is hanging out of her pants. Hot mess. Fix yourself lady. Please. 

I am beginning my fitness routine once again - so much harder the 4th time around - and am aware of what I'm going to see and how often. I just never understood those that come to class and don't follow the instructor or do anything but stand there. Telling everyone you went to bodypump doesn't count if you didn't  do anything. I'm not saying that I'm super amazing and am ready to be a certified instructor, but I have mastered how to count to 4 and can follow simple directions over the loud speaker for an hour. Seems simple enough to me. And to my friend Summer (who witnessed all this tonight as well). Summer says if  you can't handle it, go to Curves. 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Why didn't I think of this?

Sorry to those that missed my opinions. I decided that I'd just keep my mouth shut these past couple Monday's since it was the day after Christmas and then a few days into the new year. I didn't want to start the year off by bitching - I do that plenty enough without writing it down - so I took a few weeks off. I'll be back on Monday though....and now back to the original post...

I find myself saying that a lot lately since I joined the timesuck that is Pinterest. You can even follow me, just click the button above this post. I've decided it's the place where most people who aren't engaged plan their weddings and babies, which is odd to me to be honest. I've got a few boards and have found some fairly useful ideas - it's just actually doing them that seems to be most everyone's problem. I've done one item so far, and am trying not to pin something I'm not really going to do.

However, today when I decided I needed a fabric storage idea, I Googled it - sorry Pinterest. I eventually came across this post and decided that I must do this and I must do this tonight. So I did.  And this is what it looks like now:

I didn't take a before, but  I can assure you it was a disaster, like an angry 4-year old
took over and just threw every piece of fabric wherever there was an opening. Not pretty.
I luckily already had the shelves built in in my craft cave, I just had to remove a few shelves and viola! I'm completely in love with this, I did a little happy dance - probably because I realized I did have the fabric I needed for a custom order that I just reordered and have been waiting on. I'm hoping this makes me much more excited about organizing - because like I said, craft cave is a total disaster right now. CPS would take away my kids if that was their room.

Did you notice the yellow and gray fabrics?
Remember I redid a chair with one of these?
Well, that color scheme is about to dominate this color scheme:
It looks far more girly in person.
Turns out you can't have a pink guest room. It just looks dumb when the rest of your house looks awesome. I just can't make the pink and green work. So I'm going to take the duvet and turn it into fabric and make a bag for a soon to be baby momma. and no it's not me, that would just be ridiculous.

Anyways, if you're running out of space and need a new way to store your fabric, do this. It's form core, cut into eights and then fabric wrapped around. It can't get easier than that!
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