June 1, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It is the start of the birthday month and I have very lofty goals. Instead of being a full-on typical glutton/consumer, I'm going to do my very best to limit my spending. Instead, I want to see what types of fruits I can spread by either selling items or giving them away.

For instance, instead of going on a shopping spree for new clothes, instead, I'm going to try to find new ways to re-purpose what I already have and donate some items in my closet. I know this is possible because just this past weekend I re-purposed one of my old long-sleeved tunics into a girls mid-sleeve dress. (No, I didn't get a before or after, maybe an after later on if she wears it again.)

My friend Jacki participates in a Stash Game where she spends an entire month sewing through her fabric stash. You aren't allowed to buy any new fabric, just sew what you have. I may not ever go through an entire fabric stash game, but I would like to make two new items to wear from my existing stash. One of them, I hope to be a tunic! Also, I have a very important gift that I've been working on for a while that I haven't gotten around to finishing. Hopefully I will be able to accomplish that very, very soon!

Also, I want to clean off my bathroom counter top. How else can I achieve a DIY makeover if I can't even see my countertop. No, I'm not going to take a photo and post it here. Talk about embarrassing!! Although, the threat of it may whip me into shape to clean it up before my husband can sneak a photo. But hey, I have an excuse. I suffered a horrendously embarrassing experience with a DIY home waxing, while not painful, ended up amazingly messy with my epic klutz-skills. Yeah, don't hate! Not everyone can gracefully spill wax on the carpet, countertop, and bits on the mirror and ceiling without breaking an arm! Oh yeah, I'm that good.  (Anyone out there know how to get wax out of carpet?)

That's that. I've finally completed a bridal portrait session and tomorrow I hope up to wrap up the senior portrait session we did last week.

Thank you friends for treating me to some awesome Indo-Pak food tonight. Definitely an amazing birthday surprise and treat!! Yaaaay!! Happy day 1 of the birthday month.


Unknown said...

Oddly enough I know how to get wax out of a carpet. Rent a professional. Kidding. I think you're suppose to use an iron to get it soft again, then use a towel to wipe it it up/out. Hope that helps. See you soon! Like 9 days, not that I'm counting or anything. Love you B!

Valerie said...

Let the birth-month festivities begin! I've been thinking about doing something similar with clothes because I do it in the kitchen all the time (force myself to only use what I have instead of grocery shopping). I can't wait to see what you do!

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