Monday, May 20, 2013


I have been wanting to talk a bit about my new desk and my husband's first trip to Ikea.  And by talk I really mean, document.  haha. 

Side note:  Looking back on my first year dating my husband I realized I can't remember very much, so that is the main reason for my blog and the random not in date order posts.  I want to remember these good and bad times and of course my Etsy shop. I want my son to really know us.

Ok, back.  A couple weeks ago when my husband was actually off from work on a Sunday.  Saturday night we (I) decided with the help of Pinterest that I wanted to make a new desk.  We did actually need something a little more functional as I was getting a new HUGE printer and needed some work space for my Etsy shop that is basically taking over my whole house.  Must get organized!  So I turned to him after hours of searching on Pinterest for the right one and said "hey, Ikea has the desk legs I need, lets go tomorrow".  His response "yeah, lets do it!".  I love my spontaneous husband. 

BUT we maybe should have checked with our son first to see if he was on board for the almost 2hr trip to the closest Ikea.  And I am pretty sure his answer would have been a big fat NO and then followed with "I want treats".

The trip up was fine but our son has this thing that if he is woken up before HE IS READY, then it awakens the beast.  Yes.  Don't look at his picture and think somehow I am lying, I am not.  He is cute and that is the reason he still breathes.

As soon as we got to Ikea we decided to stop and eat first then shop on full stomachs.  Well apparently our child was not hungry as he made the biggest scene and would not calm down. I ended scarfing down my food and waiting outside.  Bad service did not help.  We were able to get a little bit of time Ikea until my son starting up the beast again so we got our desk legs and some other stuff.  Come on! You can't leave there with only one item especially when the closest one is 2hrs away from you!!!  My only regret is I wish I would have got 2 sets, as now I have plans to make the desk longer against the longer wall in the den. 

Our son finally feel asleep on the way home and stayed asleep till we got home and then he was normal again.  NEVER, Ever Wake a sleeping Toddler!

Here are some not good pictures of the desk.  I am very proud of the top and how smooth it is and how I got all 4 pieces to evenly match together.  Regret...Wish I would have not used 2x6 and instead used 1x6 as it is SUPER heavy.


We still need a chair...I want this one from World Market.  So pricey...

We also have some organizing to do to make room for this desk in the space we have.  I am going to end up moving it to the long wall on the left and make the desk the entire length of the wall.  Hence why I wish I would have gotten 2 sets of the legs.  :(  

Friday, May 10, 2013


It has been a discouraging couple of weeks.  And when that happens I try to read back through the things that somehow made it a little bit better.  Here is one. (pic is a little distorted) 

This is what I need to hang in my office at home so I can constantly remind myself  that there are stepping stones.  Some people are lucky to have made it right away, others, it took awhile.  I am just so anxious because I finally am doing something I love, but only part-time and its killing me.  I mean destroying personal relationships and my health.  I am constantly trying to find the balance and ALL I CAN  think is, I want to do it Full time.  But God is constantly reminding me that once again, there is a time for EVERYTHING, BUT one catch, in his time.  I just wish HIS time was My time right now.  lol. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


This post is a little behind but that is how my WHOLE life is these days.  I feel as though I am constantly running to keep up leaving a whirlwind of disaster behind me.  Example, this morning I picked up everything to take with me to work and apparently somewhere in there I sat my lunch down a forgot to pick it back up.  Didn't even realize it till my husband called and said "do you know your lunch is on the foyer table?"  Nope, sure didn't.  So ok, I will have to buy lunch today.  Order lunch, look for wallet, there is no wallet.  Whats that?  I left it in the backpack I used for Sunday and its still there AT HOME! Yeah, so basically I have been driving around for 2 days, and no wallet.  Smooth. 
BUT I am trying to focus on my accomplishments and leave the failures behind.  Its hard, but it is good to stay positive and I NEED a lot of positive these days.  The husband and I are starting a new life of eating healthy and we wanted to have a garden to support that, fresh herbs, veggies and so forth.  Not wanting to spend too much on things to put them in that didn't fit our space, I went to building.  My ultimate FAVORITE upon FAVORITE past time.  I used some of my old pallet planters for the front porch for most of my herbs and I made a garden box for the tomatoes, peppers and hopefully cucumbers.  So with 2 1x8 boards and half of a 4x4 I had in my garage I made this lovely.  

We love it.  And my husband whom actually has a green thumb waters his plants with pride.  I also called this his Father's Day present.  BONUS! 

I actually have another posted drafted about my desk I made and a wonderful tantrum my son had while visiting IKEA this past weekend.  Must document that one for his graduation, the little stinker!