Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Long Overdue Family Room Update

According to this blog, back in August of 2013, I was replacing the fluting around the fireplace.  So that got done, and then I went ahead and planked the wall and painted it white.  (Looks like I didn't do a great job of cleaning for the picture.  Sorry, not sorry. Funny how as I age I care less and less about perfection.)


 The planks gave us one "fancy" wall, and made all the other walls look sad, so I decided to dress those up as well.

The family room is connected to the kitchen, so I couldn't just stop at the end of the family room--I had to take the fanciness around the corner.




All was great for a year or two until we decided to put on a back deck.  This involved tearing out a window and installing a slider. So there went the trim.  Ack!


Fixing that is going to be my little project this summer.  The work never ends!!!!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Planning it out

One of my friends got me to look up bullet journaling on Pinterest.  Don't go look because you'll totally get sucked in like I did.  Such cuteness.  I've always been list maker, but this takes it to a whole new level. 

I'm getting to ready to start up my Couch to 5K next week.  I did this a few years ago and found it fun and manageable.  But then I got a heel spur and then lots of other things happened, and I didn't keep up with the running.  So now I'm trying this again. 

If I must be honest, I'm not trying to become a runner.  I just want to get back in shape again.  Last year I did the keto diet and lost 12 pounds pretty quickly, but then I just stalled out.  My goal is to lose another 10 - 12 pounds.  I'm combining exercise with the Young Living Slique Complete Kit (which will be coming in next week's mail) and I'm excited to see some progress.  I won't be posting before and after bikini pictures of myself, though.  Sorry to disappoint!

OK.  Back to the bullet journaling.  This is nothing to brag about. I'm just a bujo baby, but I've mapped out my 8 week training schedule and will mark off the days as I go to track my progress.  And also, since drawing banners is so addictive and reminds me of when I was in middle school where everything got banners and curly-q's, my to-do lists have also upped their game.