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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Birthdays, Royal Weddings & Fabric, Oh My!

My thoughts are very random right now and probably only make sense to me, but I'm bursting with happiness. I don't know what makes me happiest, my mom's birthday today? (Happy Birthday Mom!) Or that the Royal Wedding is in two days?!!!! Or, that I finally chose a drapery fabric (online, without seeing it in person) and it arrived and I love it! So where do I begin? Let's start with my mom having a birthday today and I'm 3000 miles away. Boo. But my lil sis drove 12 hours with a 5 month old & 2yr old by herself, ALONE! to be there to celebrate. Amazing? Yes! Crazy? Oh yeah! Happy birthday mom! I'm super duper jealous I'm not there this year! And bummed I don't get the "World's Best Daughter" title because I didn't do something crazy like drive 12 hours while nursing a baby, or something insane like that. I tried to make up for it with a present from my favorite site. Wanna see what I got her? (Close your eyes mom, if it hasn't arrived yet!)

I hope it's as pretty in Real Life! It's a turquoise platter and I'm hoping it will look great in her newly decorated Living Room or even the adjoining Dining Room. My mom hosts the best parties and I'm pretty sure this will compliment her great taste. Cross fingers! Here is the seller I bought it from.

I'm so giddy about the Royal Wedding. I totally Tivo'd the Lifetime movie they had. Kind of bad acting/writing but you know I still loved it. I'm now planning a Royal Brunch to watch with my friends. I wonder if I could still squeeze into an old Prom Dress and pretend I'm a bridesmaid? Hmm, um maybe if I wore a sweater over the dress no one could tell it's about 5inches away from ever seeing the other side of the zipper? (shivvering at the thought) Is your hubby thrilled about it as you are? If he is- you should be worried. If he isn't and will possibly mock you for being so excited, get some girlfriends together and set the Tivo/DVR. It's gonna be good!

I'm going to be a nice wife and not force my husband to watch it, like I have the Bachelor Finale. I think I need to learn to make crumpets. Is shortbread British? Cuz I know how to pound down shortbread. Mmmmm.

My fabric arrived, my fabric arrived, my fabric arrived! I'm so happy, I'm Paul Rivere-ing it! I know I talked about designing my own. I was getting pretty antsy and the fabric I kept looking for was out of stock for another 8 weeks! I really want my drapes done, like yesterday, and waiting another week seemed unbearable, let alone 8! I was constantly watching for my chipper yellow fabric and one day I found it, IN STOCK, ON SALE, FREE SHIPPING. Say what? I just knew I'd buy it and they'd send me an email apologizing 3 weeks later and tell me it was out of stock. But they didn't! It's here! And it's everything I dreamed it would be, except maybe for being sewn together and hung on my walls, that would be like winning the lottery. The whole cost for 10 yards, with shipping is only $59 buckaroos! Crazy right? Someone pinch me! Since I couldn't see it in real life I found a photo of a pillow on and I could invision it on my walls a little easier. Here is the coveted fabric....
You can find the maker of this loverly pillow here. So drapes for my living room will be my next project. Or is it wall paper removal in the office? Or is it painting the kitchen walls grey? Or is it painting my daughters bedroom? Or is it the artwork I've been dreaming of for 4 months? I don't know, I'm kind of in the middle of it all. And I'm pretty sure I can justify hiring a painter since my birthday is right around the corner. You know you're an adult when you want to hire a painter as a birthday gift!

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