Spray paint is your friend...

Sigh...What can I say? All this fabulousness from a can of paint.



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It's almost summer...and for those of you who care...I found a really cool blog with easy weight watchers recipes...

...I tried weight watchers after having Mini and it worked for me...you get to each whatever you want...WHATEVER...but, everything has a point...and every member learns how many points they can eat a day and still loose weight...I think I had 21 points a day....? Well, anyway...check out this site for easy breezy recipes sure to get you in summer shape in no time...


Have you tried this...?


I've been watching the commercials and thought it was a brilliant idea...no ingredients, no problem, ingredients but no idea what to make? No problem. You know the commercial...Well, the product was on sale for $1.99 in our local supermarket so Mini and I decided to try it...It was YUMMY...such a clever idea.
The package comes with all the pre-measured spices needed to make the dish...as well as a recipe card which you can collect for your stash...



Video Tuesday...It's the little things...

...just a reminder to myself...when life tries to overwhelm me, I need to focus on the little things...like Mini making the honor roll again, PROUD. Not that that's a little thing for a girl like Mini, it's huge...but you know what I mean. This song always make me feel good and puts things in focus...My favorite line, "I do this for the love of music, not for the glitter and gold...got everything that I prayed for even a little more." ...I hope it does the same for you...enjoy

Images I found over the weekend...and like..I like.

I need a quick piece of pop art for my living room makeover...I think I'll do something like this...black and white piece...







Now that's clever...

...now this is clever...for all my shoe loving clients...put them in a breakfront (not just for grandma's dishes anymore)...So cool and they stay dust free...Imagine painting this piece of furniture in a crazy color like PINK...Love.

Summer Job Information...

SYEP - SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM APPLICATIONS

SYEP applications are out. Youth between the ages of 14-24 can apply online before Friday,

Sorry, you must be a resident of New York City.
Also, if you are a business owner...it looks like you can apply to have the kids work for you during the summer...and the city will foot the bill.

I worked for SYEP from the age of 14 to 18...I learned so much...You quickly learn about how the real world works and what it's like to pay taxes...lol.

Video of Mini in her schools play, Fiddler on the Roof...

It's that time of the year...if you have children in school you know what I'm talking about...the school play. Mini's school did a production of, Fiddler On The Roof. It's a play about a poor man with 5 daughters to marry off while trying to hold true to his customs and traditions...In the story he wants to marry one of his daughters to a widowed butcher. But one night the butchers dead wife (Mini) comes to him in a dream to let him know that she is not happy about his daughter marrying her husband. All the kids did an AMAZING job including my Mini. This is just a clip of Mini's party...Enjoy!

I'm excited...this is my first video upload, so please excuse the title errors etc...


Pillow Inspiration...




...I love the shape of these pillows.

Thursday's Thought...

Dorothy said, "African American women..." I believe it can be said for most women in the world today...Let's teach our daughter's to do what they WANT to do, not what they HAVE to do...

My living room inspiration...

Each of these rooms have a quality that I like...clean lines with a touch of bohemian eclecticism...




Goodnight...

...after laboring all day...this is how it ended...SWEET

Painting is done...


When it comes to color in my home I go with this theory..."When in doubt, white it out"...

...My favorite black wall is now white...it may change color again, but for know it's white...I like it.

One coat of primer, two coats of paint, Color: Walmart - Baby's Teeth

This is what happens when I crave cookies...

This happens every now and then...a cookie craving...not just any cookie will do...I only like really, really good cookies...or else, what's the point?

...I kinda take some of the guilt out of eating cookies when I make them myself...at least I know what's going into them...

I saved the bowl for Mini...she licked it clean after school...lol.

YUM! What can I say...so wrong, but so good...

Stage- three, Living room makeover


...this is my box of treasures...old stuff that get's rotated every now and then.


...found items from my treasure chest...


...lucked out and found this lamp at HomeGoods for just $8....heart it.


...I've had this picture for a while...gonna give the frame a paint job...


...one of my favorite frames...found in the box


...I totally forgot I had this...stored in the treasure chest...It will meet with a can of paint too.

...Well, as of last night this is what the room looks like stripped down...stay tuned.

Stage two living room make-over...


primed over very dark walls...I'm bringing things into the light...stay tuned.

Step One...My living room make-over

So, last week wasn't a total bust...I did a little shopping...got a few things for my living room make-over...Normally my personal style leans toward Anthropologie...I could live in that store...but lately I've been feeling a bit lighter, more trendy...We'll see what happens


HOMEGOODS $24.99...will meet a can of spray paint.


..this dining set has been driving me crazy since I purchased it 2 years ago. Mini loved it, so I bought it...even though it's not my style...It will soon make a major transformation.



Oval shaped barrel shade...BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY - $9.99



...this fabric will be used somewhere in the room...I washed it and now it's all wrinkled...gotta throw it back in the dryer for a few minutes and it'll be fine...


Love this fabric...will soon become living room drapes.

Now, if I can just decide on a paint color...It's so easy to do for other people...not so much for myself...Off to HOME DEPOT...Stay tuned.
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