Saturday, April 18, 2009

What I've been up to...

Been wondering where I've been?? Didn't think so...Just kidding!! I cannot believe its been over a week since I last posted. I wanted to post photos of Fisher's first birthday party, but since my camera hates me and my mom can't seem to upload her pictures, it'll have to wait.
Sooo, Hadley came to visit this weekend. I had so much fun meeting her the first time and couldn't wait for her to come here. She, I mean, we, had intended to craft, but when she saw our craft/school room and then the garage, she said that we would work on that. Hadley is AMAZING!! Everybody needs a little Hadley in their life!! Seriously...see the photo below. Scary, right??

This is basically what I have been living with since we moved in. Give or take. I know some of you are cringing and rocking in the corner just looking at it. ;)

Here is another angle for your viewing pleasure.

Hadley and I stayed up until 3 am working on it and then again in the morning up through this afternoon. It looks so much better!! The bookshelf holds a small portion of the children's books. My craft/decorating books are on another shelf along with some craft supplies. The two doors lead to one long closet. In it is fabric, seasonal decor, and some other necessary junk.



I plan to bring in the kid's wooden picnic table and hang the chalkboard on this wall. I also have these bird flashcards{I guess that's what they are...they are 8x10} that I am going to hang on the wall.



In this old cabinet I have some more sewing stuff. Eventually, I want to get a table to put in its place for my sewing machine.

This is the view from the doorway. The black cabinet was in Lilly's room previously. I think it works great in here to hold my ribbon and other crafty necessities. I am lovin' the clean new space and cannot wait to create in here!! Thank you, Hadley, for coming and helping out with this monstrosity!! Can't wait to come work on your playroom next!!
These photos are really blurry if you try to enlarge them. I need to get the camera fixed.





17 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

Wow! Hadley, when can you come for a visit??? What a great friend!:) Lori

Jamie said...

Ok...so y'all need to both head out this way and CLEAN MY HOUSE!! Let me know a date that is good for you both! ;)
Love ya!
Jamie

Laura said...

No kidding, can I take a number! Looks fabulous!! I love that black cabinet :)

Laura

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Where is this Hadley and where can I get one? rofl....seriously it looks great...my room is a joke. So cool you got together with a blog friend for reals... cherry

Lipstick and Laundry ~Jen said...

Looks GREAT I was looking forward to this post... Helper Hadley needs to come visit my house!

Nikki said...

Great black cabinet. You have been busy, but I bet it feels so much better to go in there now. Great job!

Hadley said...

Thanks for the great time, Elise! I had so much fun! Now we can work on my playroom in a few weeks hopefull :) It's always more fun to do something productive when you have someone fun to talk to!

It was great meeting your family too :)

Hadley said...

btw~(just read my comments)~ I told Joel he and Cory would get along great :) He's a nice guy too ~ especially for putting up with the two of us doing our thing all night!

Lara said...

Looks great, ladies! Cleaning and organizing is always so much more fun with a friend. Good job!!

Desiree said...

I sooo need a friend like Hadley. That looks awesome!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I need me some Hadley time!
Everything looks great Elise, I bet it really makes you feel great!
Robin~♥

Amy R. said...

It looks great! That is a huge blessing from a sweet friend! I know you feel better!
Amy

Momma Snail said...

I found your blog through Hadleys. I love it! I am your newest follower! You guys did a great job on your extreme makeover. :0)

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

I'm proud of you for allowing someone to see your junk let alone dig through it... you guys did great!

Jennifer said...

I had to tell you I finally Looked up last night where you are. So I am also admitting how slow I am to get to things. Just think I am going to be even slower once my Summer session of school gets started. I can't believe it how close you are. We will have to get together it would be so much fun. I was wondering becasue you aren't that far have you ever been to the longest yard sale? It was one of the reasons I was ok with moving here! LOL
Have A Great Day!
Jennifer

Laura said...

Hi Elise! Yes, I know Aurora the home of Wayne and Garth! (Oh no, does that age me?) We are probably 15 to 20 miles east, depending on what part of Aurora they are in. My brother actually lives there on the Naperville side. Do you get to visit them often?

Laura :)

~~Deby said...

oh it looks great...if we put your Hadley and my Lisa together..they would make a great team...I can't go make anything in my room...as I don't want to mess it up....I will eventually....
I love things in place but get overwhelmed trying to get it there..
deby