Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Pay me no heed, I'm just a lady.

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In other words: A brief introduction into my life and what it is that I think I'm doing in the blogopshere in the first place.

I'm a gal holding onto 29 by my fingernails. Oh, yes. We ain't getting any older than this, kids.

I am fortunate enough to have married this spectacular fella.

We have a dog named Amos who looks a little something like this. He's a quiet, stoic type and a huge mamma's boy, too.

We recently purchased this house right in the oldest neighborhood in our city. Just wait until you see the photos. Your going to DIE. The interior was duplicated from the set of  "All in the Family". You think I kid. Just watch.

And here's where I flex my Interior Decoration skills for you. I'm gonna be a stahhh, mamma!

I made those drapes with my own bayure hayunds! That is a joke, of course. They have been here since 75' and when we took them down, the windows secretly thanked me and kissed me on the cheek.

So after a year of living here and only doing projects that were not pretty, like fixing leaks, replacing the damaged iron fence and building out Mr.Hotpiece's office, I just couldn't take it any longer and decided to crack that whip.

The two of us in action are unstoppable de-wallpapering machines! We coined this weekend "The
De-Grannyfication of Chateau Ghetto" It was a long one. Trust me.

Watch your back, Miss America. I'm gaining on you.

For all of you wood lovers: Read no further. Just stop. The following is not for the faint of heart. I painted over cypress. I sure did. And I am loving every minute of white sparkly trim.

 And 8,542 hours later we arrived at this. And we are PATHETICALLY not done. (To all my friends who are like "when in the hell are they going to finish it?" just quit giving me lip and help me talk the huzz into scraping those popcorn ceilings for gawd's sake. THEN we'll be back in business.

That's me in a nutshell. Well, that is the composition of my life at this point. Not to worry, I don't plan on this being a blog about the banals of my daily life where I tell you how many times my dog ate, or what I ate for that matter.


Sarah Stewart said...

sorry...I wrote my last comment before I read your first post! OOPS! Well, I know your house WILL be the envy of all! I feel your pain on the popcorn ceilings. We have them in a few rooms...one being the main living room, but we have so many other "decorating" projects, that we haven't gotten that far.

Andrea V. said...

Yeah! Haha!! I was going to tell you....."Please look at the 1st post. You can see for yourself and become green with envy over how ultra-hawt this place is" ;)

It's like the chef. The last thing a chef does when he goes home is to cook ;) But the other, harsher reality is that I am lazy and it takes a good bit to get my momentum going!

Thank you, Sarah, for the comments. You are really a sweet gal :)