Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stargazers, Catch Up & Hallway!

 If you were here, I would tell you that you MUST smell this beauty....

Stargazers are my favorite flower.  
I have a few that come back every year and this year they were huge!

 I didn't have to edit these pics. They had just bloomed & were perfect.

Ok, now on to this last week.. I'm not going to bore you with all the details, so here's the Reader's Digest version.

First of you guys know what this is?

That's Goliath. It's an INSANE roller coaster at Six Flags.  

Rule #1, don't ride roller coasters when you're stopping for Pepto on the WAY TO Six Flags because you feel queasy.  Rule #2, LOOK at the roller coaster BEFORE you get on it.  I didn't do that. I just got in line behind my husband and hopped an idiot.

 Sure, it was a thrill to feel my face smearing off as we zoomed along the track and down a 175 ft. drop at 70 mph, but was it worth it? You tell me, I got off the ride, went straight to the ladies' room & barfed.  I was a trooper though..we were at the park another 7 hours (SEVEN HOURS) after that, spending the last 2 hours soaking wet from all the water rides.  My conclusion, I think I'm getting too old for some of this.

The next highlight was a fierce storm that blew through July 4th.  Lightning knocked on my front door, came in and cooked my modem, was FRIED.  So after many, many phone calls to AT&T and a delivery from UPS, we have a new modem and are up & running.  Being offline was strange, to say the least.  I didn't realize how much I rely on the internet; the upside is, I got a stupid amount of projects either finished or nearly finished (applause, applause).  The newest one started is my hallway...

 Kinda before:
 I took all of our pictures down, then remembered to take a picture.

 After I have worked my magic with spackle.  Since this is a small space, I'm going to do something that packs a punch.

I'm inspired by this:


 I'm not quite sure exactly how I'm going to paint the hall or the frames yet but I love LOVE this picture. This is beadboard all over but I think white paint will have a similar impact, as long as the details are done well.

I finally have stuff to share on the den but since I didn't want to do megapost, I thought I'd wait until tomorrow.  I'll talk to you later & it's good to be back online!!



  1. That hallway will be fabulous! I love the french door going into the hallway as it is. Nice touch. I can't wait to see what you do with it!


  2. Ugg....sick at an amusement park. Yikes! Only a woman could pull that off! (sorry guys) Can't wait to see the hallway redo!

  3. i can't wait to see the hall when it's finished! i love the inspiration photo. just wanted to remind you that i need your guest post soon too. your post runs on 7/18, thanks!

  4. I love your inspiration photo! I've got something similar in the works at my house.

    Happy picture hunting!

  5. I love that inspiration photo too! Great idea -- can't wait to see how you work it out in your own hallway.


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