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Have you “wa-wa’d” recently?

April 20th, 2011

So I popped into Wa-Wa today to grab some gas and break a $20 dollar bill.  That was when I was met face to face with the smoothie machine.  Have you seen this thing?  All you do is put the pre-made cup into the machine thingy and it whirls it into a fabulous beverage.

PS.  It also makes milkshakes.

This could be dangerous- very dangerous.  And all for $1.99.  You must try it for yourself.

And now begins the randomness, like it wasn’t random enough already…

Mr. vannyB turned 5 months on Monday.

His new favorite thing is his johnny jumper.  I think he seriously jumped for 45 minutes this evening!  He is also gumming some banana these days along with some oatmeal cereal.  I tell you things are wild and crazy here at the vB house!

I’ve also been busy working on some {interior} house projects, but haven’t had time to finish anything- hence the reason I haven’t posted about them.  For instance, I’ve been trying to make some black out curtains for van’s room out of a shower curtain I found at Target and some black out liner from Joanne’s Fabrics.

First try was a bust- the liner actually illuminated the light filtering in instead of blocking it.  Guess I grabbed the wrong bolt of fabric!  Thank goodness they except returns on cut yardage!

I am also working on some new Pelmet/Cornice Boxes for the Living Room Windows.  I have the boxes made, but the fabric is being a pain.

The windows are wider than the width of the fabric so I am having to piece it all together to make it fit properly. The boxes and fabric have been sitting like this on the dining room table for about 2 weeks now.  I think it is taunting me.

So I think that is all the randomness I have for you.  Hope you have enjoyed it and my grainy iPhone photos.

Maybe one day soon I will have a finished project for you!!

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Living Room Makeover, Mrs.vB

Back of the House- Part Three?

April 14th, 2011

I can’t remember if it’s part three or four? Forgive me.. that’s what happens when a project spans several months!!

The good news is that Bill tackled the last remaining side of the back of the house earlier this week.

Down came the aluminum siding and the other 8 layers that were hiding underneath.  And per normal, we WEREN’T surprised to see that NO INSULATION had been put in the walls.

{No wonder my office felt like the North Pole during the Winter Months!!}

But now I will be “snug as a bug in a rug” come the winter!!

Third and Final Wall now COMPLETE!! Bring on the Siding!!!

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Back of the House Makeover

Small Passie or Giant Boy?

April 9th, 2011

Sorry I’ve been MIA. It’s been a busy week at work and at home.

vannyB acquired his first real cold and ear ache earlier this week, which makes for one tired momma. He normally is a pretty good sleeper waking only once or twice at night. But this week, he has been waking up almost every 1.5 hours! Luckily I think we are on the home stretch with the sickness as he seems to be feeling better and is only waking up every 3 hours now… {I never thought I’d be happy to make that statement!}

Also I’m happy to report that more work has been accomplished on the back of the house. I think we will be ready for new siding within the next 2 weeks!! HOORAH! I can’t wait to sit on the back deck and enjoy our backyard! {Pictures to follow soon!}

To tide you over until my next post I thought I would leave you with this question…

VERY SMALL PASSIE or GIANT BOY?

You Decide!!


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Baby vB