Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Great List Ideas and the Winner!

You guys had such great list ideas! I love the garden idea and I want to ride in a hot air balloon one day too. So on to the winner...

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Congratulations Akirah! Email me your address and I will get the book to you.

I have been quietly working on some of my list ideas.

Back in February my secret blog valentine sent me some supplies to get started on #17 on my list- grow a plant. Let me tell you, it does not happen overnight. And my poor plant has not had it easy, but it is getting bigger everyday and I am just waiting for it to bloom so I can mark that off my list. I'll be sure to post a whole timeline of that with pictures when it happens.

I also did something I have never done before yesterday. I replaced the faucet in my bathroom all by myself! It was not easy. It took over 4 hours and another trip to Lowe's to get a basin wrench, and a lot of frustration, but I did it! When I made the original list and put #18 as upgrading one room in my house, the room I had in mind was my kitchen. I wanted to upgrade all the appliances to stainless steel. Put in granite counter tops. Add some cute knobs to my cabinets. Get a new sink and faucet. Paint and add a back splash. And replace the floors with hardwoods. But that is going to be expensive.

So now I am thinking I might just upgrade my whole bathroom. I want to paint it a light blue or green or maybe even a bright turquoise. I want to install one of those rain shower heads. And then frame my mirror. It will be a lot cheaper and I can do the work myself. But since I have no job and funds are limited, it is going to have to be a slow process. At least I have a jump start on it with my new faucet!

I also need to do a post about my zoo trip last Friday. In the meantime, go check out my reviews of American Wife and Questioning Evangelism on my Bookshelf Blog.


marathoner81 said...

That's awesome that you replaced the facuet yourself. I love being able to do stuff like that myself. I just learned how to change my oil and can't wait to do it all on my own in a few thousand miles!

Akirah said...

Yay! In the midst of lots of uncertainty, this is is a huge ego boost! Thanks so much...I will email my information to you now.

Anonymous said...

Great minds think alike because I am in the slow process of upgrading my bathroom too!!! Well I have part of it done (the paint part-- in half the room). I have some paint that I didn't use, I bought the wrong color by accident, then they wouldn't take it back. (wrong color = I liked it in the store, but not in my little bathroom!) That is fantastic that you did the faucet yourself! I'm sure I'll be doing all of my upgrades myself as well.