Well, I'm still here!! :-D
Our internet is still under-performing, and NO ONE has been out here like they were supposed to be last week or the week before that! :-P But I am so done with complaining about it on my blog! This is supposed to be my Happy Place, so there really shouldn't be any space wasted with whining about things!! IF I ever have any GOOD news to report, I will.....otherwise, it's on to discussing other FUN things!!!
All weekend we had low humidity and low temperatures, and it was wonderful! We have had one of the mildest summers on record, but we've also had dew points in the mid-70s almost every day, so it has still felt oppressive and yucky. Having three days and nights with the windows open and a cool breeze floating in feels SO MUCH like Fall..... I want Fall to be here NOW!!! :-D
I've been in a little rut with working on the house -- what is it about me that when I get CLOSE to finishing a room/project, I suddenly can't seem to go the last few steps to actual completion?? It's a really aggravating thing to live with about oneself! :-P I still haven't done a lick of painting!!!! UGH!
So I know I was supposed to talk about my weeds and garlands I've got hanging around here, drying, but I've GOT to show you all something else that is SOOOOO EXCITING!!!! :-D
For over two years, I have wanted a High Boy dresser, just like in all my favorite primitive/colonial rooms! Like SO......
Anyway, for over two years I've been searching for one of these in my price range -- ahem! $100-150 -- right, now you know why it's been over two years! Everywhere I would look, the lowest prices I could find were $200, and I almost never found a FLAT top dresser! The ones for the low $200s were more modern and had huge decorative tops. It was disappointing!! I ran into several that were $500+ (and perfect!), but I simply don't have that much money to spend on something right now (unless it's my auto insurance due this month! :-P).
WELL, last week someone pinned my picture above of the painted dresser, and I decided to check Craigslist again, and I FOUND ONE!!!!! She is moving, and was selling the dresser along with two other pieces lumped into one price, so I emailed and asked if I could just get the dresser and for how much.......AND SHE SAID "YES" and asked for $150 for it!!!!!! It had to be serendipity!!! :-D
Here it is......
Between this and our auto insurance at the end of the month, I've emptied our little savings account..... :-( ......that's a little scary for me! But now we won't touch it and it can slowly build up for Christmas. That was one of my goals for this year -- to save money for Christmas (and other little "extras")!!!
WELL -- I NEED to get my painting projects done by then, for heaven's sake! :-P I just cannot get myself to MOVE!! This week I've got to make pickles with the cucumbers from our garden (the ONLY thing that's growing in there!), and I'm going to try a Pinterest recipe for cherry-cheesecake ice cream that doesn't use an ice cream freezer! Hmmm -- I'm very curious about THAT one!
I'll be sure to post my results!!!! :-D
I will have to show you all my weeds and garlands in my next post, because I need to take current pics of them -- I think they are pretty neat!
And for two months now I've wanted to thank dearest Barb for sending me these two pieces of fabric.....
Here's hoping I will be able to blog again in a timely manner.....I promise to TRY!!! ^-^