Life is all about discoveries isn't it?
From the day you are born and discover you can poop in your nappy as many times as you want and someone will come along and put on a clean one in its place. And powder your little tush and talk silly to you all at the same time.
Then, as you grow older - there are the discoveries that are rather upsetting once you learn of them.
Like the fact that Velveeta is not REAL cheese.
How can that be so?
Even today I struggle with this discovery.
I mean - it is the main component of a good
Mac 'n CHEESE.
It is the guts of a grilled CHEESE sammy.
So how can that possibly be that Velveeta is not a real cheese. Do you know how devastating that is to a Southern gal?
Then, there are other types of discoveries. Such as realizing that your one week schedule to have the laundry room/pantry completed was...well, comical.
One week? Who was I kidding? (as we are half-way through week 2)
Now I will say, it isn't for lack of effort from my dear hubby and son. In fact, they have worked their little tushies off while I laid on the couch wrapped in quilts from head to toe, freezing to death.
It appears the docs have discovered I am dangerously anemic. Or as I call it, dangerously useless.
But, I do see an end in sight. Today, I am crawling out from under the mountain 'o quilts and tackling some more painting and caulking.
But, I wanted to share this tip...well, y'all already know this tip probably. It's Moulding 101 really. If I had not been so busy "rah-rah-rah'ing" in high school with pretty blue and white poms, and on a hormonal discovery of boys - I could have taken Woodshop Class and discovered this so much earlier. :)
Did you know you can "fake" expensive trims and mouldings?
What you say? Fake it? (gasp!) Its ok, ladies. This time its okay. :)
A little 1x4, a little 1x2 and some inexpensive trim moulding...
Oh my. It's like the best fake since Milli Vanilli put out their best-selling album.
(Another "discovery" that blew me away? Milli Vanilli did not actually sing "Ew, ew, ew - I love you" or "Blame it on the rain...?")
You're welcome, you know you will be singing this the rest of the day now. :-D
But here it is - layered mouldings in all of its faked glory. (sans caulk and paint, of course)
And speaking of caulk... I have discovered one other thing.
DIY works havoc on your manicure. My pom girls from high school would sooooo not be impressed with me right now.
And it's not so much as a discovery, because I already knew - its more of a reminder - but I have the most amazing husband and son for being such troopers during this project.
We are almost through. In fact, the new washer and dryer gets delivered on Saturday. (which is a good thing b/c I just did a clean undy count and its gonna be darn close!) eek
So I am going to mentally pull out those pretty blue and white poms and mentally give myself a cheer:
"You can do it, I do declare! You have no choice, you're running out of underwear."
Oh yea... I fell head over heels in love with this cute twig wreath.
I will feature the top three vote getters here on my blog and on Facebook, too. The wreath with the most votes will win a $25 Gift Certificate from my shop, Farmhouse Decor.
So start making your wreath and on MARCH 15th, you can start emailing me your entries and I will post them as I receive them.
You can also message me your pic thru Facebook if thats easier.
How fun does this sound? I'll remind you so don't worry. :)
Have a great week.....xxoo