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The First Morning

The girls stayed at the apartment for the first time last night. it went pretty well. There will be some adjustments to the new rules. The birds may have a harder time adjusting to them than they did with the actual move. It will be fine, but the new faces that want to be their faces are making them a little anxious.

The morning seemed to go well. I go up, got ready for work, got the birds settled, and then the girls woke up. I got them settled with drinks and the Disney channel just in time to dash out the door and make it work by 7:55 (plenty of time to get logged in and ready to open at 8:00).

There is one small thing I forgot. My jacket. And it was 49 degrees this morning. Oh, and I already am having sinus issues. I was so focused on getting them settled (partly so they would let their Dad sleep a bit longer), that I totally forgot that you know it was cold outside and that a jacket would be a good idea.

I never said this was going to be easy.  I'm grateful that the only nega…

DIY Project #3: A sewing table into a desk

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The girls really wanted a desk in their new bedroom.

The problem: Between the 2 of us we have 2 desk, and it is an antique secretary (which is currently standing in as our medicine cabinet). We already had committed to making a vanity into a desk for Mark. Moving is expensive, and it just wasn't in our budget to buy them new furniture.

That is where a little creativity came in.

1) Take Mom's sewing table (the sewing table I was only supposed to have temporarily...but lets be honest that woman had more furniture than she knew what to do with).


2) Clean it with Murphy's Oil Soap and Liquid Gold. 3) Sand off the old finish  4) Wipe away dust. 5) Apply stain

6) Let sit 15 minutes and wipe off the excess. 7) Let dry overnight




8) Spray top with a clear gloss 9) Let dry overnight
Now for the Shelves and drawers:
I went with fabric drawers from Closetmaid


For the shelves I revisited the Closetmaid mini shelving units. This time I went with a different set up. Instead of the 6 mini…