Black Friday

Seriously, I am an avid Black Friday shopper! The husband and I are in line every year at Walmart (First Stop) 12 am... This year... the excitement went away.... I get that they are trying to prevent the door rush... But I mean really there has to be a better way to do things... Okay first of all Black Friday officially starts at 12 am.. If you are going to keep the store open 24 hours then allow the customers to get in and get out... First Come First Serve right???? Now you have a thousand people in the freaking store camped out by the electronics ready to bum rush the merchandise as soon as u give the ok... and letting 25 people in at a time.... all night.... how does that cut down on the chaos??? O and don't get me started on the big ticket items... Leave it to my husband and I to opt to purchase a 248.00 32" Emerson and a 79.00 Magnavox Blue Ray DVD Player... Because this year you couldn't just grab as many items as you wanted this year you had to stand in line for each item, recieve a ticket and not move unless you had to pea... WTF???? O and if y ou were gone more than fifteen minutes then your ticket was given away.. DOUBLE WTF... Ok the problem with this... it's only BENEFICIAL if you want to purchase ONE or TWO ITEMS... If you want the ailse mechandise FORGET ABOUT IT because it will be gone before they even pass out your purchase slips and release you into the crazy... Yes that's right I was number 11 in the TV Line i had to force my baby sis to stand in the DVD line by herself across the aisle for 6 hours and the last minute 4 am shoppers who had to stand in NO LINE... got just about everything before we were allowed to get out of line.. BOGUS and Yes I am WRITING A LETTER!!!! I am mad that I didn't get that 50.00 Rock Band... Luckily my husband has quick hands and we had already strategized... Sooooo I walked out with just about everything else on my list... So WALMART... I am OFFICIALLY OVER YOU UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO WORK THE KINKS OUT OF THIS BOGUS BLACK FRIDAY OPERATION.. Target on the other hand.. Crowded as expected but organized... Hmmm lets see Old Navy! Got lots and lots of goodies for the little guy... Vicktoria Secret Awesome Sale.. Home Depot.. Picked up the paints for the home projects.. Big Lots... had the movies I wanted... and ummmmmmmmmm Shoot I can't remember where else I went... But I had a Very Very Busy Day!!!!


Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Wishing everyone a very Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving!!!!! I can't wait to sit down and eat and share laughs with my with the fam! This will be my husband and I's FIRST Thanksgiving as Mr. and Mrs. YAY!!!


And The Fun Begins

I call myself hanging shelves in my "Corner Office at Tiffany's" HA... I still haven't mastered the art of hanging wall art, frames, pictures, or shelves.... I thought I was doing something... I'm guess to allow the shelves to be secure it is ideal to use the anchors and screws that come with them... Well noone told me that once you put the anchors in the wall its a wrap... so the shelves were crooked... and I got tired of fighting with thm so I said forget it im going to use some heavy duty nails... HA that lasted for about 15 minutes.. BAM... shalves on the floor.. I get up and hang them back up... 15 minutes later again... BAM... O M G I wanted to scream so now my walls are not only scratched all up from the black paint but there are like 50 different holes in place where the shalves should be... SMH first handy woman task a FAIL But we all have to start somewhere... Luckily my aunt purchased me a Tiffanys poster and frame as a wedding present... (Yes I put it on the registry at Target, I had planned to put it in my closet when wer got a house lol) I hung that up over the computer... which covered half the holes temporarily now... to the other half... I went to big lots after I left the Good Will in search of primer and black paint to begin my desk and game cabinet transformations and ended up buying a chalkboard instead lol... It wasn't bad... not my style... so I figured I'd play around with it... SUCCESS!!!!  I was so proud of myself! and all I've been talking about to the hubs is OMG i can't wait till black friday so i can get this black and decker electric sander for 15 bucks... Im going to hook this furniture up. LOL hes still trying to get used to the fact that his wife has joined the super savings club at home depot LOL ...


And After!!!

Totally Obsessed

A friend once told me that I had obsessive behavior... Umm I'm sorry that True Blood is so entertaining that it drives me absolutely crazy to wait until next Sunday to find out what's going to happen next. Okay I'm in denial! Once I'm hooked that's it... And this is why I never partook in the consumption of illegal substances LOL.... It all started once my husband finally convinced me that paying Rent-A-Center (CROOKS!!!) 300.00 a month for furniture wasn't economically efficient. I called them up to check the balance thinking we owed no more that 5 or 600 dollars and was completely floored when they informed me that I was 3,000.00 off... Umm you mean to tell me that I have been paying you 300.00 a month for a year for this furniture and I still owe 3,000.00. I couldn't have told them to pick that furniture up any quicker... In fact, I was so determined to get that furniture out our house that I broke it down and sat in the hallway for them myself. So now we had no couches, no tables, no lamps, and no dining room set... It looked like we had been robbed... We ran to the Target and purchased a cheapo coffee and side table, and flew to Wal-Mart to get a futon. It's cute.... SIGH, SMH! I stumbled across hgtv.com last week don't ask me how... I honestly don't remember... Probably board at work and since then every day I flip through thousands of pictures in search of inspiration for our home... well out plush apartment LOL...

We haven't purchased our first house yet… still working on the saving money part but when we finally do (Hopefully a year or so from now) O Boy!!! I came up with a plan to do one room at a time... The Living room was the first Priority because we entertain guest all the time and with one futon and no chairs… sad, sad situation on my hands... then moving on to my corner office, the kitchen, the big boys room, the bathroom and last but not least ours. All the husband is seeing is dollar signs CHI CHING CHI CHANG...and as we all know... I do have Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget... Well... one of my girlfriends pointed me in the direction of Thriftydecorchicks blog and O M G I died... I literally died.... I stalk the thrift stores with the rest of them but I'm a model! I never step foot on the furniture side... I'm always looking for pieces for shoots... I became totally obsessed... so obsessed that I jumped in my car on Sunday and called myself going to "SEE" if the Good Will by my house had anything... I underestimated them... BIG TIME...

I Spent 68.00 in that store on a new to me computer desk, a game cabinet for the living room, a desk chair, an adorable desk and chair for our son, and a boudoir chair for our bedroom... all in terrible, terrible shape... I know the people were looking at me all kinds of cross eyed but I just kept on smiling like I'm going to hook this up when I get me some primer and paint LOL~ Sturdy Life-Long Last Pieces of Furniture! You know they don't make it like they used to... I just can't wait to get my craft on... I almost stopped traffic and was late for work this morning passing a house that had a high boy dresser out by the trash. No I'm not too proud to rummage through the garbage LOL FREE I'll dive in head first LOL... I think it was missing a drawer... that was the only thing that saved it cuz I would have figured out how to load it into my truck... I swear if it’s there on my way home today I’m getting out to inspect! LOL and if it’s salvageable it’s coming to back to Brooks Drive with me!!!!

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