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Monday, July 29, 2013

Weekend Recap - making progress

We had such a great weekend. I feel like it was our first "normal" weekend in a long time because of Will's recent world traveling! 

I had two Craigslist jackpots this weekend. I picked up these two chairs for $10. Yes, they need a lot of work, but they were too unique/retro/awesome to pass up. A little elbow grease and spray paint and they'll be good as new!

Our second Craigslist find was on a dresser for Crew's nursery! Yay! I am so, so excited about finally finding a major piece of furniture for him. If you remember what I've said before, the crib is the only item that we're buying "new" (& probably the glider too). Everything else will be refurbished furniture. The dressers that I had been seeing on CL in the style I was wanting were ranging anywhere from $200-$400 and we scooped this one up for $70! Woohoo! I am so excited to be making progress on the nursery. Now I'm giving myself to Wednesday to make the final decision on the paint color. I'll post a pic of the dresser soon!

My most recent craving (besides anything sweet) has been purple cows. Have you ever had one or even heard of them? I'm not sure if this is just a southern thing or not. It's just like a coke float but with grape soda. Will had never had one and hated it at first, but since he's been sneaking bites each night I have one I think it's growing on him. He said I'm brainwashing him.

This is what I woke up to on Saturday morning. Sheesh.

My dad came over to do a little more work on our new closet Saturday morning. It's making progress and almost done!! He and Will also had to replace a bunch of rusted out pipes under our house that day. Our kitchen drain got majorly clogged last week (thanks to me) which led to Dad finding leaky and rusted cast iron pipes under our old house that needed to be replaced least that's what I'm telling myself. Oops. Note to self: next time just throw away the pork tenderloin instead of throwing it down the disposal. Thanks, Dad!

After church on Sunday we came home and rested for a few hours. I slept terribly on Saturday night (which actually led to me organizing Crew's closet at 2am) and was so tired. Later that afternoon we went over to a friend's house to go through some boys baby clothes she was getting rid of. She has 3 boys so there were plenty of clothes to go through and I am so excited!
Our loot 

Remi must think he's a parrot perched on my shoulder or something? Either that or he's just run out of room sitting on my lap.

Last night we went to Tyler & Amanda's for a delicious dinner. BBQ pork, grilled corn on the cob, mac 'n cheese, your mouth watering yet? This was all followed by a homemade fudge pie (YUM!) and another dessert called sweet crust (I think that's the name...). I had never heard of it, but it was full of blueberries and so delicious. I can't wait to get that recipe from Amanda and try it out! All of the dessert of course was accompanied by some vanilla ice cream. It was heaven for my sweet tooth, pregnant self.

Sweet (and usually shy) Bentley finally warmed up to us and cuddled up to me and Crew for a few minutes.

My car is in the shop so we borrowed Will's dad's Jeep this weekend...his lifted Jeep that I've needed a lot of assistance getting in and out of too. Will was dying to put the top down last night because it felt so great out and he snapped this pic of my very wind-blown hair on the way home. Needless to say, getting a brush through that tangled mess was not an easy task. 

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Chelsea Phelps said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend! I can't wait to see those chairs when you are through with them!!


Anonymous said...

Grr I wrote out a long comment and then somehow it got lost! ANYWAY, I scored a dresser this weekend off of Craigslist too! We are on a budget so to find a solid wood Broyhill dresser on Craigslist was exciting! It's a little dirty, it definitely needs some cleaning up, but nothing a shop vac and some scrubbing can't cure! Starting on the nursery is so fun!


Sarah said...

We drink/eat purple cows up in northern Minnesota. They are a favorite of my youth group kids! Sooo delicious!

Caravan Sonnet said...

Sounds like it was a delightful weekend! Can't wait to see what color you pick for the nursery!! :) AND I LOVE those chairs! Seriously can't wait to see what the final outcome is of those! I LOVE re-purposing and refurbishing great finds like that!!
:) Have a lovely week!
:) Rebecca

Tiffany @ Austin Family Diary said...

You look great! Can't wait to see the finished nursery.

Kristin said...

Can't wait to see the finished chairs!

Melissa Jo said...

Those chairs are such a find! I need to start scouring craiglists on a regular basis just to keep my eye out for some great pieces like those!

AJ said...

It looks like you guys had a fun weekend! I can't wait to see your nursery!

AJ | TheAJMinute


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