7.24 2011

Progress in Mom’s Kitchen (and giveaway winners)

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Painting oak cabinets
I hope everyone had a great weekend!
I am a bit tardy in announcing the winners for the Malouf Fine Linens giveaway.
 Oma that’s you!
 Bonnie Schulte that’s you!
Please get in touch with me so I can be sure your pillows are shipped.
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So, I worked on my parents’ kitchen cabinets this weekend. They wanted the oak to be freshened up, and I needed a distraction from the torture waiting involved with getting a response from banks about our offer on another (downsized) home. Buying a short sale is not for the faint of heart, nor is selling one, I’m sure. Here in AZ, that’s about all there is, though. It’s a waiting game, and a frustrating one at that.
Here is a peak at my folks’ kitchen before:
And after this weekend’s work…
We think it already looks so much cleaner and brighter in their kitchen. The P’s are very excited for me to finish all the doors and drawers in my shop and come back to re-assemble everything on Wednesday. Once the hardware has arrived and has been installed, I’ll share the big reveal with all the deets!

 

7.17 2011

Malouf Fine Linens Giveaway!!

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Hello friends!!

A few weeks ago, I was contacted about an opportunity to host a giveaway for Malouf Fine Linens. I think it must have been fate, having struggled so long with terrible sleep, neck and back problems – for which we were researching a new Sleep Number bed. I had already visited the Sleep Number store, and being as cheap money conscious as I am I inquired about a refurbished model for a lot less than a brand new bed. In the end, and regardless of a great sales pitch, I walked out of the store because I still didn’t want to spend that amount of money.

About a  month later, Malouf Fine Linens graciously sent me their Zoned 100% Natural Talalay Latex Pillow, which happened to be the same day I had also purchased a feather down pillow top from Target (with a 20% off coupon). I laid down that night and had the best sleep I’ve had since Our Disney Cruise (which was the most comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in). Weeks later, I am still sleeping like a baby, and the pillow has helped my neck so much! I love it that I can remove the cover and wash it, that it is dust mite resistant, and supports my neck.

I also received a Sleep Tite Mattress Protector which is 100% hypo-allergenic, and acts as a barrier against dust mites and all sorts of other stuff we want to protect our mattresses from.

On to the giveaway -  Malouf Fine Linens has offered to give two of my wonderful readers their choice of a pillow or a mattress protector (not to be confused with a mattress pad). I am very impressed with this company and am therefore joyfully sharing this giveaway with you all. Simply leave a comment and let me know whether you would like a pillow or a mattress protector and I will randomly select two winners. The giveaway will run until Thursday at 5pm AZ time.

Good luck to all!

7.7 2011

Blue Gray Dresser with Mirror

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Well, hello there!
The garage is nearly empty now, an accomplishment I never thought would come to pass.
Here is the latest finished piece:
The color is SW Upward. I distressed it but decided against glazing, and I’m glad I did. Love it! READ THE REST //