Yo. What it is. What. It. Is.
It’s Friday homies. Let’s hug over it.
Quick recap. This used to be Aaron’s office:
Hullo. Do you guys ever feel burnt out? Are you an avid DIY blog reader? I am. And sometimes I feel like the DIY Blog-o-sphere is an over-achievers club. And sometimes, it’s really REALLY overwhelming. There’s a lot of self-induced pressure to keep up on projects and have hand crafted toilet paper. It’s like I’m my own shaking bottle of Fanta… except I don’t have a sweet hot white faux leather body suit… I’m just metaphorically a bottle of soda shimmying my way through blogging. When I start feeling like this, I remind myself why I started blogging. I didn’t start blogging to keep up with other bloggers. I started blogging because I wanted to write about my projects and my house. Keep a house journal if you will. I don’t do projects so that I have something to write about. I do projects that I actually want to do, then write about it as an afterthought. Just keeping it real. I am
human dancer. (My sign is vital.)
If there’s anything you know about me so far, it’s that I have a deep and passionate (and highly inappropriate) love for Restoration Hardware. Remember my map and my chair? Is it a disease? Some kind of “itis?” Probably. There’s no cure for people like me. But there are support groups!
Last time we were at Restoration Hardware, I took a paint sample and put it in my wallet. I took it to Sherwin-Williams, and together we came up with a dead on match. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it, so I decided to get a few other samples:
I am a FIRM BELIEVER in paint samples. It might cost a little more up front, but SO WORTH IT. Would you buy a car without test driving it? If you answered yes… you’re rich and bored. I’m neither of those.
Happy Black Friday. Thanks for taking a break from your shopping to come read this post. I promise to keep it short.
Wednesday on the Home Tour we looked at Karl’s Man Play-Room. Let me tell you about my other man-baby: Matt. He describes himself as a big guy with a personality to match. He is a social butterfly. He is everyone’s friend. In fact, he is the reason Aaron and I started dating. We can blame our marriage on Big Matt Baugh. Great guy. Matt’s room is right across the hall from Karl’s.
Did you think I forgot about the home tour? I would never do such a thing. The blog has been a busy place lately! The DIY Action Squad (Emma, Tracie, Stephanie, and myself) have been ramping up for our YHL Book Link Party. It starts on Monday the 26th. I hope to see ALL OF YOU at the par-tay! Also, I’ve been busy getting ready to give away $100 in celebration of my 100th post. It’s not too late to enter that either! The winner will be announced the 26th as well. Share the haps with yo friendz.
Back to the home tour… If you remember where we left off, we were fixin’ to dive into the basement. We’ll be starting in the back Southwest corner: Karl’s Man Play-Room. For those of you who don’t know, we have 3 of our best friends abiding in our basement as a means to raise money for adoption.
If you don’t have the blessing of knowing Karl, you are about to really get to know him through his style. He is fun, outdoorsy, and has a focus on functionality. Poor Karl was working with the smallest bedroom in Green Meadow Manor. It is only slightly bigger than a refrigerator box. Karl’s room is hands down the most functional room in GMM.
Today’s post wraps up the first half of the home tour series. If you’re a late bloomer, take a minute to catch up. We’ve been through the fun front room, dining room fail, lipstick-on-a-pig-kitchen, trash-tasic bathroom, unmagical master bedroom, and the kenz-cave. And the last room of the upstairs is:
The Office of a Computer Nerd.
This room is all Aaron’s. It’s his command center. Outpost Beta headquarters. The palace of Nerd-dom. Where the codes fester and grow into MVC Frameworks and Content Management Systems. The place one goes to “geek out.”
Did you have a great weekend? I had a few DIY fails. Many tears fell out of my eyes, and a melt-down was witnessed by all (Aaron, Matt, Karl, Addi, my mum, my dad, Addi’s mum, and Matt’s 2 brothers). When I feel recovered enough, I will write a post about that. The wound is still too fresh.
On a brighter note: I am about to show you one of my favorite rooms. The Kenz-Cave. The function of the Kenz-Cave is as follows: DIY Storage, Guest Bedroom, Nintendo Play Time, and Gym. If that doesn’t sound like fun, then I don’t know what does.
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