Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back at it...

Well the kiddos are back to school, and I'm trying not to waste any time to get things done. I am super swamped with soccer practices and football practices and taking time for the kids at night, so during the day I have to stick to a plan. I NEED A TO-DO LIST.
I love making to-do lists, and I wish that I could tell you that they get completely done and everything gets crossed off by the end of the day, but it just doesn't work out that way. Oh well.

Well, here is my to-do for to-day!

1. Make applesauce! YAY!!! Lets hear it for apple season! :) This is surely a sign that fall is arriving!

2. Work on my 3rd piece of bedroom furniture (painting re-do)...will share a little on that later.

3. Get more yard sale stuff together. Yep, we are having a "get rid of it" yard sale this weekend!

4. Shred and freeze the last zuchinni I have here.

5. Do atleast 1 load of laundry!

Ok, so thats not too bad, right? I can handle that....no problem. As long as I don't get too distracted! LOL

Well, yesterday I was able to get a lot done for their first day back at school..... take a peek....

made a few wax pumpkins since I wasn't able to really start decorating for fall.

taking these 2 pieces of very drab furniture and working on them by sanding, painting, more painting, sanding, staining...

not done yet, but I can't show you the final result...it will ruin the bedroom redo surprise!
And believe it or not, that took up most of my day! I got a few other odds and ends done, but nothing exciting. I'm still itching to get out all the fall decorations but it will have to wait until next week after the yard sale stuff is out of here and gone for good! :)
Tell me....what are you doing TO-DAY?!


  1. Good morning Tarrah!...This is Luke's 4th week of school and I wish I could say i accomplish alot every day, but I can't...LOL...But this morning I'm taking orders on x-stitch items and charting some new patterns before going back to get Luke by 11:00....He only goes for a little over 2 hours...So I rush to get alot in those 2 hours....Have a great day!!~~hugs,Jen

  2. Love your pumpkins Tarrah!!!!!!!!!!
    Look at you go girl!!! Can't wait to see the finished room and makeovers!

    I'm swamped with orders from Saturday's show and your cupboard is calling my name too!!! I probably won't get to it until next week!!!

    Today I'm am making a cat, finishing a prairie doll, working on cell phone cases, painting a toaster cover, can opener cover, 2 drawer chest and an eight drawer spice cupboard!!!

    Tomorrow I'm going to see my mom and pick up some supplies from my favorite Amish bulk store!

    Have a great day!


  3. So fun to see what you're up to, Tarrah! I'm a die hard list maker too ;)

    We're back to school as well and I am so looking forward to (hopefully) having a little more time to get things accomplished. Sadly, temps in the 90s aren't helping so far. I am ready for the cooler, crisper air.

  4. I see you are a list maker too!! I live by a list...I couldn't function without one. I also think I'm addicted to the feeling of accompishment of marking things done!!!I LOVE your pumpkins!! Great job!!! I got your email and I'm fixing to send you a reply so be on the lookout!


  5. Hi Tarrah

    Lists sound like a really good idea, I have just discovered your blog and followed it right to the beginning, I stalk about here alot and on other blogs but haven't had the courage to start one of my own :-) I would love to make some of those cute little pumpkins, could you tell me where I could get the molds and the blackened beeswax from (I live in Australia) so I guess I could order it from the states as we don't have anything similar here unfortunately.

    Kindest Regards

  6. those are primtastic pumpkins! and Im very anxious to see your bedroom makeover as I am desperately needing to do the SAME thing! Ive been debating between painting the furniture black or cream with a chocolate glaze... Im leaning towards the black! cant wait to see