I am so happy it’s Friday! We got through our first week of school. We’re off to a great start and I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year! I love the the teacher the kids have and more importantly they love them.
I thank God for good educators. Kids spend more time at school than they do at home, so you have no idea how much it means to parents that they are in good hands.
We finally got a new couch. My husband and I had the previous one since before the kids were born. It’s traveled all over the country with us, been used as a diaper changing station, jungle gym, and fort, been spilled on, puked on, and used as a scratching post. It was so bad that the Salvation Army almost refused to take it.
They told us they would come and pick it up between 10-1, so at 1:01 after waiting for them all morning I got in the shower. At 1:03 with my hair loaded with shampoo and bubbles the door bell rang. Knowing that it’s near impossible to schedule an appointment with these people, I threw a robe on and went down stairs dripping wet, and a soap turban swirled up on my head.
I was met at the door by two men who’s look of horror was difficult to disguise. “I’m so sorry,” I told them, “I waited until 1:01 for you to arrive, so I thought you may have flaked on me.” I showed them to the battered couch and he gave the other guy a long stare. I knew I was in trouble when he whipped out the iPad and started taking pictures of it. “What’s this?” I said. “Oh, standard procedure in these cases, just sending pictures to my boss to see if we can take this… it’s in pretty bad shape.”
“These cases!” I exclaimed. “No…. No, no, no, you must take it!” I cried. With black mascara running down my face, and by this time shampoo running into my eyes, he must have thought I was crying because he took his colleague out into the street, they exchanged words, which was probably something like, “hey, we gotta give this pathetic lady a break, this beeotch is right out of a Saturday Night Live skit- man I can’t wait to post this on Facebook tonight.”
They came back into the garage and the couch is now gone. I raised my kids on that couch, so as gross as it was, I kinda of miss it… a little. Is this beeotch crazy? A little.
So, here I am typing away on our brand new Costco couch. Nothing fancy, but clean and ready to take on the next decade with my family. I wonder what stories this couch will tell when the next round of Salvation Army guys come to pick it up. Sigh… only time will tell.
Back to school to me always means purging, cleaning, organizing… hence the new couch. I have gone through the kids’ closets and drawers, but there were a few last minute things I wanted to do to their rooms. My friend gave me a desk that I am refinishing for my son’s room and my daughter was skimming through the PB Teen catalog and found a ton of great ideas for her room.. not one that we can afford, but never fear, DIY Mom is here. There was a pin board she was obsessing over, so I recreated our own version in this project.
Once again, this is so easy. You tape, spray paint and glue. Three steps and you’re done. I hope you enjoy!
What You’ll Need
How To Make It
So there you have it, my version of the Pottery Barn Pin Board for my daughter’s room. I think it turned out great! Have a great weekend everyone!
So Tell me– Have you ever been in an embarrassing situation when someone rang the doorbell and you were in the shower? Who else is completely ticked off when delivery people give you a huge window of time and show up on the tail end?
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