The Saturday Spruce-Up: Double Feature

February 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm 4 comments

The last couple weeks and weekends have been a little too busy around here, and I feel like life goes too quickly when we’ve got too many activities going on. That said, I haven’t been able to make as much progress on the house as I’d like, but I did get one little area under control.

First let me explain this area. It is our front entry way, but it is the least use part of our house. We have a big screened in back porch, and everyone enters through there into the kitchen, not the front. So this tiny little area has been an hot spot for me to pile junk.

So just looking at this tells me how long it’s been since I had this little space all cleared out. There is a baby swing in there, people, and my baby can already walk. That means it’s been a good nine or ten months since it was used. There are boxes of random papers, “projects” I’ve been meaning to work on, and a tipped over hand-me-down magazine rack filled with old Better Homes & Gardens. Plus this entryway needs drywall and a paint job, but that’s a different project for a different day.

Okay, I admit, this is a lame project for the Saturday Spruce-Up. Lame. Check out the “after.”

So it still needs drywall, trim, and paint, but at least I can get to the front door (and even get it open!) if we ever needed it as an emergency exit or if a stray pizza guy comes to the wrong door.

Now for the awesome part of the Saturday Spruce-Up. But Bryn, you already showed us so much amazing change in your house, how could there be more?

Well, folks, be prepared to be stunned. Presenting: My son and his flippin’ sweet preschool ‘fro.

Oh yeah, I had to include Peach in there too because she's awesome.

Well if I had Peach, I had into include Vanilla too, right?**

Yes, our son had a super sweet four-year-old white boy afro. It took forever to get it all washed and the shampoo all out, plus it was starting to look funny unless I gelled it. And am I willing to gel a FOUR-YEAR-OLD’s hair every morning? Unlikely.

I went to the gym to work out one Thursday evening and here is what I returned to find (in a fort of course!)

I'm not sure what's happening with the elephant and the black stallion...

That’s right, my honey buzzed TT’s hair while I was gone. I wouldn’t have objected, so it was a really fun surprise. No, he no longer has his sweet ‘fro, but we have no more crazy bed head, and no more gel. Nice.

So there ya go. One lame and one awesome Spruce-Up. Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone!

** P.S. The picture above with TT & Vanilla is the TV I mentioned in my Super Bowl post yesterday. See? We are definitely living like no one else now so we can LIVE like no one else later. Thanks Dave Ramsey.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nicole  |  February 5, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Love it! It’s the small things that make a big difference. We just bought a new TV… I had really mixed feelings about it, but my in-laws gave us the cash otherwise we would have never done it. Clearly there are much more important things in life! You’re not missing much. 😉

    • 2. Bryn  |  February 5, 2012 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Nicole! I agree about the TV… we don’t watch it too often, so I’m okay with our tiny TV for now! Thanks so much for reading!

  • 3. Nici  |  February 6, 2012 at 11:57 am

    I love reading these! And you may have just given me the motivation to buzz Logan’s hair again 🙂 We had it buzzed forever before and then I decided I wanted to have him grow it out so I could gel it, but now I’m the same as you. It just creates more unnecessary work in the already busy and crazy mornings and if I don’t take the time to gel it which I don’t 🙂 it can be a little crazy. Thanks Bryn!

    • 4. Bryn  |  February 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm

      I did like it long, but a buzz haircut is definitely easiest for little boys! I’m so glad you like my blog, thanks for reading Nici!


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