"Shopping is my cardio." - Carrie, SATC
Notice the new name? After many suggestions, I've changed the blog name from Piece of the Pie to Young Nester! Please update your blog reader things and so ons :)
I did some small things around the house this weekend. But I was distracted…
...need I say more?
It's 50 degrees here in Kentucky which means the girls go crazy outside. Because the snow all melted this is what Lucy looked like yesterday:
Here's a closer look:
Eventually, I started on the desk I talked about last week with the muscle help of my friend, Sarah (I mean, how was I single-handedly going to get that sucker from upstairs in the office to the garage?). It’s a work in progress having never painted wood veneer before… quite interesting. Here's some in-progress photos. I still have to put on a couple of more coats and apply the scrapbook paper in the shelving and drawer. The white spray-painting did not turn out well so I took some sage green paint and painted over the top and painted the knee hole area brown and green. Trial and error, right?
I also took this old "yard-beer" glass that Taylor had thrown into the sale pile when cleaning the office and repurposed it as a large vase.
I'm constantly changing what we have on top of our hand me down entertainment center but here's what it looks like today...
Last to-do of the weekend was find a solution to T's collection of books in his "second office"... disgusting, I know. You try living with him. He is such a nerd and reads mostly textbooks (I don't know if I'm mentioned before he's working on his Ph.D in Civil Engineering) and cookbooks while he's... you know... On a weekly basis, I take the large pile of books out of the bathroom nook and BATHTUB (that's right ladies and gentlemen, when space runs low on the floor, he puts them in the bathtub). The solution was found at Marshall's for $10 and I love it (it had an original price tag of $29.99 but had some nicks on the back that put it in clearance)!
I'd show you the creepy piles of books behind this curtain but I'm scared you would turn me into the hoarding show.
Bless you if you're still reading this long post! I’ll leave on this note from a great blog post by one of my favorite home redesign and décor bloggers, Young House Love. Check out the before and after photos of their house and their <$4,000 DIY wedding. AMAZING.
The thing that stuck out to me the most (hoping to cut down on my little (ha) shopping addiction):
“Don’t buy anything on sale that you wouldn’t consider at full price.”
That’s a doozy! I love me a sale and I like to find creative ways to use things that I find on sale that I wouldn’t normally buy. But this is something I’m going to work on for the next year.
“There’s no such thing as saver’s remorse.”
Are any of you wonderful people on a budget? What are some of your tips/tricks and goals?