August was a crazy month for us. We repaired and painted a bunch of walls that were water damaged in our home from the harsh winter, tore out our kitchen, built a new kitchen, and put in new flooring and painted about half our home. Did I mention we are also potty training Roy and Della is pushing out her molars for the last couple weeks? Additional bonuses: Roy fell and gashed his head open, needed 7 stitches AND my car broke down after a two day craft show ended, an hour away from home. Needless to say, work was put on hold most of the month. Totally worth it, but I will recommend to anyone reading this out there that this combo of stressful things is REALLY not something I would advise anyone to attempt yourself.
While we were demolishing our kitchen, many of our friends dealt with flooding in their homes, businesses and cars here in Metro-Detroit. Our home was luckily dry through the worst flood to hit our county in decades, and I hope we never see water like that again in my life. Seriously, our freeways were under 14 feet of water. It was nuts.
On a lighter note, let’s get on with it!
Does building an insane amount of cabinets count? I made one batch of notebooks…Eh…lots of plans for next month!
LOTS of Nick Cave, The Monkees (Roy loves Mary, Mary), The Cure, The Beach Boys, The Budos Band.
Shopping and Drooling Over:
I recently discovered Sosie, and am really in love with these.
Nicole of Sloe Gin Fizz designed the what I consider to be my ultimate T shirt, really. For The Sewing Party on November 8th, which sounds REALLY cool – hoping I can join in!
Groundscore.com has got a Coffee ring. And a Sweatpants ring. And a Guacamole ring. Please get me all the rings.
I scored the most incredible vintage cabinet for our family room at the Vintage Street Market. All I need to say is LEATHER DOORS. And new rooms mean new art – I got two very cute prints from the uber-talented Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles.