Sunday, October 18, 2009

$7 Craft Shelf Project

Okay in my previous posts I've said how I've been exhausted since the wedding and I MEANT IT! I have literally wanted to do nothing, I guess planning a wedding just took a whole lot more out of me than I thought....but I'm slowly getting back in to wanting to do projects and finish things I've put off for way way too long...I just can't believe it's already been three months!

(p.s. hubby lost his ring almost a week and half ago. I was so upset, I cried and was just so upset....I know it's materialistic but I just couldn't stand the thought of a new ring always being the "Second ring" and never the original....well he found it yesterday...THANK GODDDDD! Oh it was such a relief! Though he found it under the basket he puts his remotes and stuff in....what?! Who knows, but at least it was found!!

ANYWAY back to I saw this post a while back:
and I was so excited about it because I've wanted one of these things sooooo bad, but they are like $100+ dollars!!! So when I saw that someone else could find a perfect shelf and do it cheaply I knew I could too....I just hadn't felt like looking.....well I went to the new goodwill store in columbia that just opened and walla! It was like it was waiting for me! And it was only $6!!! There was one twice as long for $8 and now thinking back, I should have got it, I've already filled this one up fast.


I had some painters touch heirloom white paint that I got for my table project (still on hold, need to find the right tool apparently) and I bought a rod for $1 from michaels. I got 3/8"...I used ribbon in the store to test what would fit around it. Chance drilled holes for me in the side and cut the rod. Then I painted 4-5 coats of paint and it's all done!! I love it, it already came with little holes to hang, I haven't hung it yet but I will :)

$7 project= woo hoo!

1st coat of paint

Up against the wall (not the one I'm hanging it on) Sorry for the crookedness, I couldn't hold it up AND take a picture, so he did it for me

I just love it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

some fall decorations & projects I'm working on....

I put up the little bit of fall decorations I have yesterday, I don't have that much, maybe need to make a stop at michaels :)

Okay this isn't fall but I had to move my stuff around to make room for fall decorations and I think I may just keep this stuff over here

And I bought two tables from a yard sale once for $20 when we moved here and I just quickly painted the one to use as a night stand but now I want to redo it. I bought heirloom white paint to paint it but I also bought tile that I plan to cut out the center then nail plywood underneath to cover the big hole and then tile it. I got one middle piece of tile and then I'm going to break the other to large pieces I's a work in progress because I need Chance's help and he didn't have the tool he needed, now he hopefully we can get working on it soon :)

Here is the table before when I painted it black:

I bought these from ross for a few bucks each and painted them, I want to hang them asap but I'm having a hard time finding something to hang them that isn't all involved and heavy duty so I may wait, they are heavy!


After....sorry not such a great picture, and the flash made them look shiny! And the picture itself is dark

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Update on job!

New job is going great!! I really like it, I have this super cute cubicle, it's all by itself in the corner, no window though :( and it has like a little doorway, and has windows at the top (not looking outside, but just random windows, but I love it....I'm currently searching for cute fall window clings for the little windows....I set up my desk all cute and went out and bought some of my own supplies because they are very scarce around the office. I even bought a little jar and put some candy in it :) haha it's all set up, I just want to go get a little reed diffuser for my desk so it smells good and get a magnetic dry erase board for my cabinet! I'll have to take a picture of it!

My first day was monday and I had to go downtown to DC right next to the Capitol for New hire orientation. Luckily my dad drove me so I didn't have to bother with the metro. It was a good but long day. There were two other girls at the SAMHSA table so I got to meet them and it turns out they were two of the other staff assistants hired so we will be working together.

On Tuesday I had to go to the Parklawn building in Rockville to get fingerprinted....they don't use ink anymore, just a fancy machine but apparently they haven't used ink in forever I just haven't been fingerprinted since I was like 7! Then they took my badge picture, ugh it was terrible, if the guy was nice I would have asked him to do it again!

Then after that I went to my building and met a few people and had a quick overview of things. They had a road to recovery play that afternoon that I got to sit and watch, it was good!

Wednesday was my first official day at the takes about 30-35 minutes to get there, so I gave my self an extra half an hour and left about an hour early, well I was 30 minutes late!!! AHHH I was so embarassed, I'm never late!! But they were okay with it. I had to get everything set up and I met some of the people in my branch. I'm working in Substance Abuse Prevention, Drug free communities! I like everyone a lot. I got to go to my first meeting that morning and take minutes, I was totally lost but it wasn't too bad!

Thursday I decided to leave at 6:30 since it took me an hour and a half the day before.....well I got there 35 minutes early! Ugh, if I leave an hour a head of time it takes me an hour and a half, if I leave an hour and a half ahead of time, it takes me an hour. I'm so not used to traffic, I never ever hit traffic when I was working with Humanim! My branch chief came back on thursday and I got to meet her. I really like everyone so far and I'm excited about everything. My job is so far pretty easy.

Friday I got there 45 minutes early, haha oh well...there is panera down the street so I went and got my FAVORITE asiago cheese bagel, sooooo goooooood. Then we had a social get together for all the new employees in the afternoon, that was fun.

It was a good week and it went by really fast. I'm looking forward to next week!!

Now that i've started this job I can settle in and do things I've been wanting to (I have just a few more thank you notes, I'm so embarassed, they should have been done SO long ago). I got home from the honeymoon a week after the wedding, then i had a week and a half until the clinic closed so it was absolute CHAOS then I started the new job and after three weeks I found out I would be starting at SAMHSA, so there was 7 weeks of CHAOS and overtime and then here I am starting SAMHSA after a week....I think it's about time for things to settle.....except we are trying to hurry and save just a little bit more so we can buy a house....I will be so glad once we do so there isn't anymore to look forward to for awhile, haha that sounds bad but I just want to live and do things without preparing for something else for just a little while.

Things are good, just ready to and putting up some fall decor today, will post....actually will hopefully start to post more now!