Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ten Task in Ten Days, The Halfway Point

Here we are at the halfway point!
I can't wait to see how you have done with your



I have been so inspired to get things done, I just love getting to cross items off my list.
Here is what I have done so far.

1. Make the blue wall from the kitchen flow
2.Paint entertainment cabinet
3. Find something to go on top of entertainment cabinet
4. Update the shelves in the entertainment cabinet
5. Make new drapes

*confession, I had already started the drapes but then decided to change up the design some, so they were not from beginning this week.*

6. Iron and hang drapes
7. Make 10 (+) pillows
8. Find a chair for family room
9. Rearrange furniture in dining room


Clearly my drawings are not to scale nor are they good, but they do show you how the room has changed.

the rectangle that got cut off is the cubbie cabinet

10. Rehang pictures after furniture is moved
11.  Bring all fabric upstairs and sort


12. Move cubbie cabinet upstairs


13. Build onto cabinet and cover with fabric
14. Make new slipcovers for 4 parson chairs
15. Make tablecloth for dining room table
16. Restyle china cabinet
17. Build and hang 4 shelves around china cabinet
18. Style shelves
19. Find a large frame and paint for on top of china cabinet
20. Replace the fabric behind the cutouts on the piano


21. Refinish coffee table
22. Paint legs on stool
23. Recover stool
24. Clean and wax wood floors
25. Patch walls and touch up paint
26. Buy extension cords for lamps
27. Decorate top of cubbie cabinet
28. Dust top to bottom
29. Change light bulbs



So what do you think?
I am happy with it so far
but hope to get much more done next week.

So now it is your turn,
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspiration For My Family Room and Dining Room, the over all look

I have been pinning rooms on Pinterest for a few weeks now.  Today I want to show you some of the rooms that have inspired me.  Most of these rooms are just have an over all look and feel I like and not the exact look I am going for.  I love a collected over time look verses the latest trend.  I think this look appeals to my sentimental side because it allows most things in the room to have meaning and not just be a purchase.  Now don't get me wrong I love looking at a perfectly styled room but it will not work for us, I have hand me downs from too many era's that have to stay.



Source: theselby.com via Cha on Pinterest







Each of these first rooms make my heart sing, if I could move into any one of them I would.  But I have to be real and know that my family is far too hard on furniture to pick some of these pieces and we need to be able pile up and cuddle on ours.  Also did you notice the broad range of colors these rooms have?  I love color and need to be able to include it. 



       
This room by the fabulously talented Tori Spelling (who would have guessed she had skills like this when she was on 90210) has more family friendly style and I love all the color but......the white will NOT work for us.
I will admit it, WE ARE MESSY.



                   The large Asian pictures behind this sofa reminds me of mine, I like that it is the only Asian thing in the room.






           Then I found this design board from Fieldstone Design and it is so close to what I am going for I almost could not believe it.  When I found it we had already purchased our tan sectional sofa and had the same fabric that is on the cube for drapes and pillows.

Even the layout for the room is similar to mine



                    I hope you enjoyed this sneak peak at the feel I am going for in my family room and dinning room.  And if you would like an invite to Pinterest so you can start your own pins just send me an email ( sitrelaxandread@gmail.com ) and I will invite you.
Hope you are marking things off of you Ten Task in Ten Days list, if you haven't linked up you list you have until Thursday to get it linked.
Remember if you link up you have a chance to win a one year subscription to Country Living Magazine.

Sit Relax and Read

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sentimental Sunday #28, The Broadman Hymnal

Hi Lovelies!
Here we are again at Sentimental Sunday, where we all meet up to share what we are sentimental about this week.
I hope you have had a great week and stopped to smell the roses.  I am going to share a beautiful hymnal
that was a gift from my grandmother ( my father's mother).  This hymnal was very special to her because it is from the church she went to as a child.  I am honored to have it and it always stays on our piano.  There are days when I sit and read the lyrics of my favorites, these are the days I wish I could still play but that was a long time and many sleepless nights ago.


This edition was printed in 1940 and contains 503 of the greatest songs ever written.  My favorite by far is #190
 Come, Thou Fount



The last line pictured gets me every time...
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, Bind my wandering heart to thee:

Because my heart is prone to wander and if it were not for the goodness of my Savior I would have no hope. 

So what are you sentimental about this week?
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Ten Task in Ten Days Challenge, The List

All right lovelies
are you ready to get our 10 Task in 10 Days started?
I hope you have enjoyed making your list as much as I have.  I suddenly have new found energy for getting things done and I really believe it is because I have a list and the idea of getting to check things off excites me.  I am showing some before shots with my list today and for those of you who are new around here and confused by the sofa and chair swap you can ready about it in Family Room Makeover Part 1 and Family Room Makeover Part 2

I decided to make everything on my list come from the two rooms I am currently wanting to work on because being the ADHD person I am I tend to hop from one room to the next and never feel like I get anything done.  Hopefully this is going to inspire me and I will have a new way of doing things.  The two room that I have picked are actually one large room which make it a natural decision to do them at the same time, but it makes my list long......29 items so far.  But just think if I can mark of 10 of them I will be a 1/3 of the way done, woohoo!  I will stop rambling now and show you what you came here for --

THE LIST


1. Make the blue wall from the kitchen look like it flows


2. Paint entertainment cabinet
3. Find something to go on top of entertainment cabinet




4. Update the stuff on the shelves


5. Make new drapes
6. Iron and hang drapes
7. Make 10(+) pillows



8. Find a chair for the family room (the one that is sitting there is on loan from our bedroom)
makeover chair if needed


9. Move furniture in dining room
10. Rehang pictures after furniture is moved



11. Move all the fabric in these boxes upstairs and sort through ( you can read about the fabric here)
-keep
-trash
-donate 
12.  Move cubbies upstairs
13. Build onto cubbies and cover with fabric



14. Make new slipcovers for 4 parson chairs
15. Make a real tablecloth for dining room table that actually fits



16. Restyle my sad china cabinet
17. Build and hang 4 shelves around china cabinet
18. Style shelves
19. Find a large frame and paint for the top of the china cabinet



20. Replace the fabric behind the cutouts in the piano



21. Refinish my Goodwill $13 (total score) coffee table



22. Paint legs on stool
23.  Recover stool

24. Patch walls and touch up paint
25. Clean and wax wood floors
26.  Buy extension cords for lamps
27. Decorate top of cubbie cabinet

and these last two will be done first thing
28.  Dust Top to Bottom!

29.  Replace Burnt Out Light Bulbs!

YES!
I know that is a
Huge List
but remember it is my goal to get any 10 of these things done and not get hung up on what I can't do.

Do you have your list ready?
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Are you ready for the best part?  I will be giving away a one year subscription to my favorite magazine
Country Living.  All you have to do to be entered in the giveaway is link up your list.  So hurry and link up so my list is not lonely.  The winner will be announced next Friday when we meet back to show our progress at the halfway point.

I will be organizing my Pinterest boards today- you can come see my inspiration for these rooms.  If you are not a member yet of Pinterest send me and email ( sitrelaxandread@gmail.com ) and I will send you an invitation.  Also if you want sneak peeks and some behind the scene stuff like me on facebook, I will be updating all week.



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Weight Loss Wednesday, #1

Today I am finally going to participate in my friend Alicia's


I say finally because I have wanted to take part all along but had yet to lose and weight.  Don't feel sorry for me because i did not deserve to lose any.  Food is this "good girls" rebellion.  God has been dealing with my heart about this for longer than I care to reveal.  Today I am putting this out there and my hope is to use each Wednesday as a source of accountability for my weight but more importantly for my heart.

I will meet back here each Wednesday (yes, I know it is Thursday I am a day late and a dollar short as usual, ha )and report my highs and lows.  My question for you is do you have anything you need accountability for?  If so feel free to share and we can check in and encourage one another.  You can leave a comment or email me at sitrelaxandread@gmail.com .

To be accountable I need to tell you where I am at and where I would like to be.  Let's start with weight, I am 1_6 today.  I left the middle number blank because it pains me to write it, it is more than ever and almost as much as pregnant, eek.  I would like that number to be 26 pounds lighter because I have a closet full of beautiful clothes just waiting to be worn again.  I can only wear about 1/4 of the clothes in my closet right now.  Depressing--right?  I need to lose 2 clothing sizes so that all those clothes will fit comfortably.  Finally exercise....this is actually where I have had some success, not weight lose - yet.  My success today is measured by the fact that this sweat hating girl has gotten up most days during the past 3 weeks and walked my neighborhood.  It has been great to get out and push myself, this morning my backside is sore from the lunges I did while walking.  I hope to build onto this routine and start watching the amount of food I put into my mouth this next week.  Will you meet me back here?

Sit Relax and Read

PS. Don't forget to come back tomorrow and link up your Ten Task in Ten Days list.  I can't wait to see what is on your list.  BTW Creative Kristi was nice enough to make an awesome button for it, you can grab it off the top of my side bar if you would like.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pinterest, my new BFF

Yes
 It is true I have found a new BFF.


It really is as good as everyone says!

It took me a while to get the hang of it and it is still slower than I would like it to be (immediate gratification is not fast enough for me) but oh my goodness is it fun.

Here is glimpse of the things I have pinned.







Source: ohbrooke.com via Cha on Pinterest








If you would like an invitation to join send me your email to sitelaxandread@gmail.com  and will send you an invite. Don't blame me for all your lost time!





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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sentimental Sunday #27,Happy Father's Day


As you can imagine today I am sentimental about Father's Day. 

This is for my Hubby.

You give so selflessly to our family,

You teach us the meaning of love with your willingness to give,

You make us laugh with your constant humor,

You work hard to provide,

You go to great lengths to protect,

I am proud to be by your side.

Thank You for being an amazing father to our girls, we are blessed.


Happy Father's Day,

Sit Relax and Read

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