Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Break {Week in Review}

Well, well, well. It's Sunday night and I have to go back to work tomorrow. Spring break is over!!! BOOOO!!!

BUT...I had a very productive week! You may recall I made a fabulous to-do's how I did!

1. Paint family room! 
Ok, well....not so much.
I went to Sherwin Williams with the intention to paint and pick out paint colors. I met a profesh painter when I was asking the store employee for help, and the painter said that because of the soot on my walls, I may have more serious of a problem than I thought. He offered to come to my house to look to see what the deal was. When he arrived, he spent a lot of time looking around and examining everything...he said we could still do it ourselves, but there was a lot of work involved....we would have to clean the walls (again), and the ceiling, plus then prime and paint the walls, ceiling and also the molding which has these little crevices in it! UGHHH. Definitely not how I wanted to spend a whole week off. So I asked him how much it would be to get a professional painter to do everything and he gave me a really reasonable price! So that's what we are going to do! He is going to prime and paint everything for us!! Woohoo!! Sherwin Williams is having a big sale in a few weeks, so we're waiting to buy the paint then, and then Elmer (that's his name!) will start painting!! I'm SOOO excited, now especially because I don't have to do it myself!!!

I've already narrowed it down to a few paint colors...which do you like?!

Perfect Greige (they even have the same rug as us!)

Balanced Beige

Pavilion Beige

Ok, so that's the paint situation....moving on....

2. Do an extensive spring cleaning, which includes, but is not limited to:
-clean blinds CHECK! Although I did not like this technique, it really spread the dirt around more! I just dusted the blinds and then used Clorox wipes to clean the dirt spots.
-deep clean fridge, pantry, dishwashercoffee makerwasher and vacuum CHECK!
-get new shower curtain liners CHECK!
-wash comforters, duvet covers, pillowcases, shower curtains and of course our couch slipcovers CHECK! Those couch slipcovers were kind of a big pain!
-clean out my closet and donate old clothes, shoes and bags CHECK!

{A sampling of my donations! I had a lot of junk!}

-get some Bona and polish my wood floors CHECK!
-get out all carpet stains CHECK! Except they didn't really come out...oh well.

3. REPORT CARDS. As of an hour ago, CHECK!
{this was my night last night...I'm sooo cool}

4. Run this race! CHECK!
This is going to get it's own post...but in a nutshell, I ran past a Kenyan on the steepest bridge I've ever been on in my life. Haha.

5. Relax???? CHECK!
I shopped (!!!!), which is also getting it's own post, I caught up on my shows, and I even babysat a little for the cutest kids ever and made some extra money!! 
It was a successful week!!!