Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

Hopefully, this post won't come across as pessimistic!  I feel Valentine's Day is just another opportunity for retailers to cash in.  Every day should be about showing love & acts of kindness to those we care about it.  Quite frankly, I'd rather have flowers out of the blue - than the one day of the year they cost twice as much.  Even as I looked at cards, I thought this is ridiculous to pay someone else to say how much I love super husband so I came home & made my own card.  Enough about that!

Overall, it was a great week.  Super husband started a new schedule.  It's not ideal, but it's more hours & allows him to see super son when he gets home from school.  He's also able to get him started on homework which is a huge help to me!  

It was week three of the exercise class & I am loving it.  It is so true (the first step) in getting yourself there is the hardest,  but after the first class I was hooked.  It is metabolic effect & tabata style workouts which I love!  The workouts end with a quick devotional.  I had forgotten how much exercise helps mentally too.  Thursday night, the instructor shared these muffins & the recipe - very yummy!
I have ribs in the crockpot & light Mac & cheese in another crockpot for our Valentine dinner.  Do you have plans with your love?

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Small Bathroom - Redesign on a Dime

I literally laugh out loud when searching for "small bathroom ideas" on Pinterest.   Some of the bathrooms are 3 times the size of our truly small bathroom.  About a year or so ago, I had the bright idea I would use paint leftover from the kitchen for the small bathroom.  This worked out beautifully until I ran out of paint & bought a quart to finish the project which didn't match up 100% - project FAIL!   I wish I could share a before picture, but it crashed with my phone - so just trust me on that one.  

Super husband's coworkers came over after the holidays for a post-Christmas celebration.  Apparently, I like working under pressure because I started the project on Tuesday & they were coming over on Saturday.  I found a gray & white chevron shower curtain awhile ago, so it was the inspiration for the room (& we love the gray in our master bath).  

Here it is in progress - I was already loving it at this point.  I wanted a new light fixture too, but it will have to wait.  
Sorry for the tilted picture (remember I keep it real on my blog),  the mirror was previously red, so I updated it with a 97 cent can of spray paint. 
The cabinet received a fresh coat of with paint.  The over the toilet shelving was a curbside find!  Shower curtain came from Kohls online.  Bath rug came from TJ Maxx - it was a two pack: one solid gray & one chevron. Paint color is Behr - Gentle Rain.  Overall, it looks so much better! 

I still want to: replace light fixture, add pops of Aqua for color; & fix ceiling (possibly headboard). 

Have you done any DIY lately?

Saturday, February 7, 2015


It's hard to believe we already into February!  Time definitely flies as you get older!   Nothing incredible to share with my -2 readers!  What's happening now...

- I struggled last year with finding my exercise routine (due to new job & superson starting middle school).  I've found a Tues/Thurs evening class that is very similar format to the early AM boot camp I loved!  Super husband gave me shoe tags for Christmas #soretoday #strongtomorrow - love!!!
- I am doing Weight Watchers online.  It's not a diet or a fad - it's real food & living. I've never tried the Simply Filling option, so I thought I would try it & so far so good.  I'd like to switch over to meetings when I am closer to goal.  We have an awesome leader in our area. 
Everything Bagel Thin, egg, slice of cheese, 2 pieces of bacon, crystal light "orange juice" -- see real food 

- I am taking a break from Facebook for the month of February.  I have a love/hate  relationship with it anyway!  It tends to become a time suck - hoping to read some books instead! 

- Superhusband & superson are well!  We are half-way through our second year of middle school.  It's been an adventure to say the least.  

Sorry this post is full of random thoughts!  What's new with you?