Monday, October 9, 2017

It's Finally Over!




So after 3 days of racing, I am relieved to say the season is finally over for us!  Baby is getting washed and taken apart and the motor will go out to be looked over and freshened up.


Now, onto our fall project...  The sun porch is loaded with boxes and shelves from my scrap room.  We started redoing the scrap room nearly 2 years ago.  Then racing season started and Tom never got back to my room.  So little by little I moved more stuff back into the room...  Well, bought a new cart and set of shelves and some storage bins.  And scrappy supplies, rather than digging through boxes for what I wanted to work with.  Can you blame me?  So now he has decided he wants to put a deck on the back of the house and change the rear windows of the sun porch into a sliding door so the dogs can go in and out from there rather than the driveway side.  NOW  he wants to start that.  Um...  That room cannot be started until our first project - THE SCRAP ROOM - is done and all those boxews and shelves are out of the sun room.  THEN Harley's crate is still in the room.  That needs to go to the basement.  And I have a large wood and glass entertainment center full of scrapbook stuff and my collection of James Patterson books that need to get boxed.  I am getting rid of that entertainment center and just using a smaller shelf, downsizing all the crap I had collected over the years and stuck   under that cabinet behind the closed doors!  I really like the ladder style bookcases and think I will put that, a chair or two in the sun room when its done but mostly keep the area open. 


So, I have a plan, and I intend to set it in motion.  Wish me luck because I will need it to keep my husband on track!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I'm On A Mission

I have been working off and on for over a year with organizing and purging my scrapbook supplies.  Also with remodeling my scrap room.  Hubby got the ugly brown wallpaper off one wall and painted it.  Then racing season started.  Winter came and he still did not work on the room again.  In February my cousin came out from Montana to see us and visit the great state of NJ and our shores for the first time.  He is young and dose not like to sit still.  So he went out and chopped up nearly all the fallen trees for us then on rainy days he'd go in my scrap room.  He got the rest of the wallpaper off.   He needed to get back to Montana though to renew his driver's license or he would have stayed longer.  We are still waiting on his return!  So, my scrap room still sits in limbo.  Most of my stuff is in boxes in the back room.  But I am really getting antsy to finish the room.  To the point that I am going to do it myself!  We have 2 more weeks of racing season then my weekends will be free and I am finishing that room!  In the meantime, I have gone back to the purging and organizing part.  I just donated a box of cardstock to the library for kids crafts.  I have bought different sized bins that are stackable to keep things separated.   And my latest and greatest purchase is here and all set up. 
Better Homes and Gardens 6-Drawer Wire Cart, Black  So, instead of actually  scrapbooking right now, I am organizing!  I will post some before, during and after pictures soon!

Monday, September 18, 2017

TGIM

What does that mean?  Thank God Its Monday.  Never thought those words would come out of my mouth, lol!  We had the grandkids this weekend.  It was an awesome weekend but WOW!  Those BOYS are supercharged.  No sugar added!  They had a blast at the race track Saturday night and I had them "help" me clean up the house before we left so they were both given $5 at the track to spend.  THAT was a huge success too.  Sunday we had the boys, as well as our niece Maykayla (11) and Kristen's niece Addy (4) so we all played outside all day, had burgers and dogs on the grill and washed Aunt Krissy's Mustang.   The Mustang has been out of commission and kept in the garage for the past 5 years.  We are finally going to get it back on the road! 


So, it was a completely awesome and perfect weekend!  AND we are doing it again in 2 weeks.  Until then, I am sleeping!  The dogs are still hung over from the weekend, even Harley who NEVER stops playing!   

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

My latest goal...

I spent my summer scrapping my little heart out.  I have already scrapped more this year that in the past three years combined.  This is a great feat for me especially since 80% of my supplies are boxed up and out on the sun porch.  I was supposed to have my scrap room repainted and all new shelving and storage by now, complete with more lighting and a TV.  But as often happens, other things get in the way.  So I wound up setting up a temporary desk, adding a few shelves and grabbing a few themed projects to work with.  When that ran low, I made a few purchases.  Then I went to the Expo last month and  scored some really great deals!  I set up my workstation in half the room so that we can actually start working again around the door and closet area and all I really need to do is roll a cart out and put a tarp over a few things.  I won't hold my breath though!   


This is one of the most recent creations I made following a sketch provide by a talented friend of mine.  I used bits and pieces from about 4 different summer lines too which was pretty cool and love the way this turned out!

So Crazy

This is Kristen with our Hurricane Harley.  Tom and Mark were racing at Bridgeport Speedway that night and Harley loves the race track!