So! I guess I've been on an unplanned hiatus.
I didn't intend it to be that way, but after a while I fell into the routine of not posting and even though I think about blogging a lot and am still painting and crafting, I just haven't made the time lately to put together a blog post. Then I'd try to not think about it to avoid feeling guilty, and so on and so forth, until we had a lovely vicious cycle going.
So. I've decided that maybe my goals before were a tad unreasonable - instead of being disappointed in myself that I can't keep up with the same daily posting schedule that I maintained while I was unemployed, I'm going to set a goal of one post a week. If I end up doing more, great! If not, that's OK too.
To catch you up really quick, here's what I've been up to for the past few months...
I've been posting lots of pictures on Instagram (you can find me @paisleyandporter)
Lots of thrifting...I love being able to hit several different thrift stores during my lunch hour! Most of my recent finds have been clothes, but I've found goodies in other places lately also.
...like this pretty little shelf on the side of the road.
...this gorgeous picture and frame had been put out for the garbage pickup by my neighbors. As I was carrying it away three other women were walking down the street to get it. I won!
...these beautiful blue hurricane candle holders from an estate sale. I actually think I paid too much for the pair, but they're so unique I couldn't walk away.
We cleaned out the closets and garage about a month ago and had a yard sale...we ended up with a lot more room, less clutter, and enough extra money to build a workbench and shelving in the garage. I'm so excited that I have some space to work now instead of having to sit on the floor!
I've been working on this cute little table...can you believe that my mother in law's sweet neighbor was going to take it to the dump? My MIL salvaged it for me, and I've been experimenting on it with Cece Caldwell's chalk paint...I really love it so far! My sweet husband also found me a new palm sander that was on sale at Harbor Freight Tools (along with a bunch of other awesome things for the new work bench).
It's late now so I'm going to run and catch some Zzzz's. I've been pretty slammed at work so I'm actually surprised that I've managed to stay awake until almost 10:30 to write this!
Have a great night, ladies & gents, and do me a favor - I want ALL of you to hold me accountable to my posting goals. I really mean it!