Thursday, December 23, 2010


Again it has happened....almost 2 months since I last posted. Unfortunately, I have not had any time in my craft room. I made NOTHING for Christmas. Working 5 days a week and then every evening and weekend around the house doing some much needed updates. I can FINALLY say we are finished. My whim of telling my husband that I wanted to take out the carpeting upstairs turned into a 3 month CHORE for both of us. We both ripped out the carpet. A nasty job I must say! Then I prepped the floors. Something I never want to do again. My husband layed all new wood flooring upstairs. All new baseboards. I did all the painting. Complete make over of 1 bedroom (a guest room). When we got to the stairs, I realized that laminate would not work so my husband went to Lumber Liquidators and purchased wood to cover the stairs. The part you step on is called a "tread" and the wood that supports it is a "riser". We chose to paint the riser wood and varnish the treads. The straight stairs were not a problem but we have 4 winder stairs and they were a nightmare. My poor husband! The good news is...he finished and it looks fabulous. We both learned so much. I will post pictures another day.

I mostly wanted to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and hope you are able to spend some fun time with your loved ones. We are hosting our Annual Christmas Eve dinner with a group of about 33. Lots of food, fun and games. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Until next time....