Sometimes everyday life...

...gets in the way!  I know that I have sort of dropped the ball on my blogging lately, but things have been somewhat hectic around here.  Not unlike your summer too, I am sure.

I think I mentioned recently that my youngest daughter, Kelli, recently purchased her first house.  Quite an accomplishment for a single girl if you ask me!  We could not be prouder!    It is a super cute, 1300 sq. foot (?...total brain fart, but I think that is what it is) ranch (also know as "rambler" to some) built in the 1970's...yep, it is sort of a fixer upper.  Actually the lady was meticulous with the house, but in all the years that she liver there (thirty something), she never touched the kitchen.  Can you imagine?

It had the beautiful "harvest gold" appliances, for those that are old enough to remember those babies and you wouldn't believe the paneling that hung on the wall.

Yes, that would be both deer AND ducks on there!

See...I told you that you wouldn't believe it!

They have torn out a big wall to achieve an open concept...wow, what a huge difference that made!  Two bedrooms have been painted, including her master.  Melissa created a very cool gray and white stripe wall, while Kelli and I upholstered a new headboard!  Last night we hung new blinds...a job that should have taken 1/2 hour, but took 2 hours instead.  What can I say...that is the way we Dodd's roll!

So, you get the idea!  Long story short, we have been spending a lot of our time helping her get it ready for move-in day!  My hubby, bless his heart, has become quite the "handyman/carpenter" and trust me when I say, those are not words you will see in the same sentence often ever!  Around my house, we typically pay people to do this stuff!

We have been trying to talk Kelli into starting a blog to chronicle her journey...if that happens, I will let you know...should make for a good read!

I did have time to do some junkin' yesterday!  She wants me to "repurpose" a dresser into a TV stand so I started out with the intention of hitting the Goodwill (okay, you are going to make me say it right?...it was Senior day so I would get %25 off).  Anyhoo, something was telling me that I should hit the Salvation Army first.  Low and behold the entire store was 50% off...woohoo, I love when that happens!  I was positively giddy!

As I walked around I noticed a lot of pieces already had "sold" signs...bummer.  All the good stuff was gone!  Then it happened...the clouds parted and the angels started singing!  I spotted this bad boy:

 I could not believe my luck!  This is a Thomasville dresser and mirror...price $129.95 $64.98!  Score baby!  We were not looking for a mirror, but since it came with, who's complaining.  Check out the size of this thing.

I swear, it must almost hit the ceiling when it is on the dresser!  I think we will remove the hardware, refinish it and use it leaning against the wall in a bedroom (and by "we", I mean me).  Don't ya just love it when things come together!

No cookie orders on the books, so I don't know when I will have those to share again!  However, I see that I am only 1 follower away from 400, so when that happens, I may have to host a giveaway to celebrate! 

Till then....

There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies! Photobucket
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terr, if kells doesn't do a blog i hope you will keep us posted. we are so proud of Ron and Tom, who would have ever thunk it??????
be sure and take alot of pics.
love you guys barb,jim

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wow that paneling is gorgeous! oh my gosh!

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She should SOOOOOO start a blog....I would totally read it! And....I am now following you blog...for real....I have totally been stalking you for a long time...I was surprised that I had not "followed" you.....sorry about that...but I should be number 400.....so Yippee....Congrats!


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