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November 18, 2013



Popping in to say hello. Yes, I know, my last post was saying hello too. I have had a few stressful family issues take place this month, ones I don't care to divulge but lets just say parenting isn't always easy. On the plus side, last weekend I managed to fly out and visit my oldest baby who is in her second year of university. Her dad and I are so proud of her. I loved staying in her little suite (sleeping on the floor - which was fun!) and taking her grocery shopping to stock her pantry up. It is such a joy to see your child growing up, maturing, and creating a life for themselves.

Her dad and I also helped her buy a car! I enjoyed being there when she got the keys. Buying the car was a stressful and hilarious ordeal at the same time, since we don't live in the same town as she does. Lucky for us, our daughter attends university near where my husband grew up and there is family around. We asked my father-in-law to help (he seems to LOVE the thrill of the car hunt) but it became a WHOLE family affair, with every brother-in-law and sister-in-law consulted in the process. So glad she has wheels now and can get to work and her activities safely.


This past weekend was a busy one. I am excitedly working with several brands for some upcoming holiday projects and gift ideas! Can't wait to share.


And I am getting more annoyed with the state of my home on a daily basis. I don't care if we might be buying a home in the near future (still haven't found one we like at a price WE are comfortable paying), I am going to clean the carpets, buy new rugs and PAINT. It will be slow, since I don't have time weekdays. But I am just SICK and tired of the ugly. Can't wait for the holidays to be done, so I can make a few decor changes once life settles.

Enough of the sap....

Be sure to pop by in the next while.

XO Barbara

14 comments:

  1. WOW lots of excitement your way! I doubt your house is annoying ...but I get your drift! We all need to have a change up! I am trying to decide which is the better option, paint the kitchen cabinets or redo the bathroom! agghhh! One is just paint and time, the other money! Guess I know which one I will do!

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  2. Sounds like a lot going on! Can't wait to see what you'll get up to! :)

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  3. Hi Barb, I hope all the family yuck is over. Sounds like you had a memorable and fun time with your oldest. I hate car shopping....such a game. You never know when your house will come along. Probably right after you buy carpet.

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  4. Brilliant! I love that you're making your house for you regardless of where you are in the next few weeks. Good for you!

    Hannah
    www.thelemonhive.com

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  5. Hope things are better now - happy house hunting (even if there are a lot of duds!)

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  6. Wishing you no more messy family stuff and a whole lot more of that wonderful family stuff!

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  7. oh hey there Saatchi, thanks for hijacking my day with your awesomeness... I better thank Barbara for my ultimate Wednesday procrastination.

    The state of my house is driving me crazy - I don't even want to put up Christmas decorations amidst the chaos. I'm SO over renovating. can't wait to see what you come up with - maybe it'll inspire me to get my butt in gear. xo

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  8. How exciting for your daughter. Our oldest bought her first car this year too! :)

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  9. I hope things are looking up soon. Good luck with making some changes to your home - that will make you feel better right away.

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  10. I feel so disconnected:(( Hope everything has worked itself out. Miss your updates but I can't even imagine how exhausted you must be. hugs my friend xo

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  11. woohoo, Ive been waiting for this paint job for like ever :) I need some Christmas decor inspiration - no pressure - but I'm counting on you.

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  12. Sounds like you've been busy too!! Can't wait to see your decor updates! ~ Heather

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  13. Hi Barbara, I hope everything works out for you and looking forward to seeing your holiday projects - I'm sure they will be great! Take care!!

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