Sunday, August 22, 2010

A productive day

I finally managed to lock myself in the studio long enough to get caught up with my bee blocks. 

Ahhhh ...

That's me breathing a sigh of relief.  One commitment down, only a gazillion to go.

I was thinking that I might rip apart Big T's closet to make it more of an office.  Here's my inspiration picture:

Here's what I'm working with:

Yep, it's going to be quite a feat!  First order of business is buying primer & paint and finishing his God-forsaken walls.  Those have been khaki and yellow for longer than I care to admit.  The hubster managed to prime the trim forever ago (think about how long ago he was laid off and you're somewhere in the ballpark of that time).  We haven't done anything else to them since ... yikes!

His closet is actually roomy, so I don't for-see having a problem getting this sort of design to work.  Now, if I could just get him to keep it organized, we'd be in business!

So, first order of business is painting the walls, taking down the closet doors, uninstalling the closet system, and THEN building his new computer area.  Little does he know he's getting a laptop for Christmas (I can say that here because he's NEVER visited my blog - it's too girly for him).  And by laptop, I mean one that we've had and don't use anymore.  His grandpa is going to fix it up for him (clean out the hard drive & make it faster).  But, it's new to Big T, so that's what really matters.

I'll be sure to chronicle the progress, so stay tuned!

And I haven't forgotten that I mentioned having a giveaway ... I'm still looking around for goodies to include!

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's the final countdown!

As of today (8/18) I have 7 days left of school before I can proudly call myself a full specialist!  Of course, 4 of those days are me busting my hump to get my services in before I can sit for finals on the other 3 days ... ouch.  I still need about 20 services (mostly acrylic nails and fills). 

So, for the last 3 months, my house has suffered, my kids have sacrificed, my husband has become slightly disgruntled over my lack of house cleaning ... BUT it will soon be over.

I've had 2 interviews, dropped off my resume at a few places, and talked to a few salon owners.  The prospects for finding work right out of school are amazing!  And I am so excited!

I hope that you'll continue to bear with me through these final 2 weeks.  I promise to get back to my more crafty side then and I'll celebrate with a small giveaway! 

Until then ....