Shocker right? Considering I'm the queen of messiness.
Although it was Labor Day, I did not partake in any LD festivities. Instead, Mike and I spent the entire day cleaning out our closets (we have two huge walk in closets; our room and the cats room <--- yes they have their own room). Closets accumulate so much crap. I surely figured that out yesterday. I'm excited because we got rid of a ton of clothes
We also went through some our our old bills, but our shredder crapped out on us half way through. It still had the power light on, but it stopped shredding. So strange. I even opened it up and pushed all the paper down, and checked the inside and there didn't appear to be anything caught. That was rather frustrating...which got me to thinking:
2nd BEDROOM MAKEOVER TIME!
My goal for the month of September (besides getting back to the gym - - Amanda, are you starting the 30 in 30 link up again?) is to redo our 2nd Bedroom/Pretend office with no desk/Cat room/Waste of a good room. It currently hosts our cat's potty area, ONE sports picture on the wall (not shown above), a "leather" futon, some hideous curtains (they matched the futon and were male/female friendly) and a standing lamp. Yep. Pretty bare, pretty ugly.
I'm giving myself $300 to put towards the room. This does not include the purchase of a desk. I'm currently looking at this , this and this. I've been pinning ideas like crazy. Who here has good office inspiration? I'm looking for the girly, subtle theme. The $300 will go towards: paint, curtains, a rug (if I can find one cheap), and any accessories. I'm planning to DIY for a few different items. I will check back in on the blog by October 1st. That's a Tuesday, so there will be no excuses! I'm going today to check our local thrift stores, the Dollar store, Christmas Tree Shoppe (Do you have this store by you?? P.S. They sell Mason Jars for under $1.00!!!) Homegoods and Marshalls. I just love projects like this.
So I know I am on a "spending freeze" but this isn't EXACTLY ALL for me, right? Mike needs to use the computer as much as I do. And that just means we need an actual place to sit at and do our work... because I read that having your laptop on your thighs is bad for men!! Oh, which reminds me, I'm going to have to get a wireless mouse. Does anyone know where I can find an Apple bluetooth mouse for really cheap? Ha. Guess my budget will now be $350.
Let's see how I do! I'm excited :)
So remember I told you all about my trip to AC? Ha, I didn't wear the dress that I bought.. it was so darn hot out on Friday! I'm just going to return it. I really love it, its a form fitting plain black dress, with an open back and some kind of twist or something. I might kick myself for returning it, but if I go to AC again, I can just wear another black dress I already own. It was $20, which is cheap but I mean, do I REALLY need it? Probably not. And I can't return the shoes, well you know why because I didn't have a tag made up for them, I'm okay with that because they really are so adorable. And we didn't even take pictures!?!!? Who does that? We even spent the night in Wildwood the following day. The beach was RIDICULOUS. Not a great place for someone who is two weeks post-LASIK. I figured it would be on the "windier" side, but not like tornado winds!!! No joke, my towel kept blowing over, the chairs were flying all over the place, a little girl came running out of nowhere for her ball which blew away...the towel was COVERED in sand within 15 minutes of me cleaning it out. It ultimately resulted in me wrapping my head in a towel shaped like a turban and me saying numerous times "I'm miserable!"
Another big thing I'm EXCITED about is TODAY! Today is the day I'm guest posting on Kali's blog!!! Click HERE to see what I think are 5 items for you to try to do before the end of Summer! And don't tell me Summer is over yet -- because it is NOT! Summer will be over in exactly 19 days!