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Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Big 40!

Yes that's right, I'm 40 years old! Wow! I must say this was one of the best birthdays I've ever had. It all began when I woke up and my sweet husband said, "I took the day off and we can do whatever you want. I'm at your disposal." So the freak that I am, I said, "Let's do that next project in my kitchen redo plan." Isn't that what all women would do? We didn't upgrade our cabinets. They had no depth to them. So I wanted to build a decorative top on this cabinet above the microwave. Sounds simple, right? But then I pointed out that our next step is crown moulding and it would not look right if the cabinet wasn't out further than the others. See how they started out all flush.
Soon we were taking down the entire cabinet. Which wouldn't come down until we took the microwave down because two screws were blocked by the microwave. Soon we had a beautiful hole in the kitchen cabinets.

And a lovely pile of building materials all over the kitchen. First we put up boards to mount the cabinet to and that would pop it out. Then we built the decorative box. We just happened to have an extra piece of oak wood the builder left from our staircase, and we actually had some stain that matched. Believe it our not my awesome husband and I got it all built and put back together in less than 4 hours. Bet you wish you had a husband like mine.

This is the finished product. I can't wait to get the crown moulding up next. But that was not the end of my birthday.

I also received these lovely gits from my family. I love cherry 7 up and Mint Three Musketeers, Thanks Jaysen, Ashlee, and Emilee. I've always wanted an oil and vinegar thing, thanks Austin. And I wanted this green glass soap pump and glass. Wait till I finish my master bath you'll love them in there.

Then all the little kids made these spectacular pictures at Nana's for me. Kids are so cute.

As if that was not enough, after we finished our project and got cleaned up, my wonderful husband took me to this store I've been wanting to check out, Real Deals Home Decor. Guess what I found? This clock that I've wanted. It was only $12. So I snatched it up with my birthday money from my in laws. Show you how great it looks after I paint and put it up!

That still was not the end! We finished the day at my favorite store, DI (used store). I got a book on paint finishes for $1, glass bowl $2, picture frames $3 for all, CD holders $3(really just wanted the handles), candle stick $3, glass tiles 50 cents. What a day. May sound weird but that was the perfect Birthday for me! Thanks to my wonderful kids and husband!


Jeff and Alyssa Hertzler said...

Wish I'd kown it was your birthday, but it looks like you had a good one. You are just so darn handy and creative and I am beyond impressed. I mean it. Love the banner on your blog too. Gotta figure out how to do that. Love the blog. If I can't be creative and handy I love being able to check out someone who is. You and Les are quite the team!

Becky said...

Wow! That's my kind of birthday.
Where is that home decor store?

I love the DI. Couldn't live without it.

Happy belated birthday. You don't look a day over 33!!!

Tracy said...

Happy Late Bday! Glad you had a wonderful day. I wish I had your decorating talents. Do you give lessons? LOL

House of Smiths said...

AH!!! Did you see that you were featured on Just a Girl!???? You are FAMOUS!! I'm so proud of you! :)
PS. Happy Birthday, and the girls looked beautiful at their baptism!

Girl with the Curlz said...

Hi Ronda. I found you over at Just a Girl. Happy belated birthday to you!! And welcome to the blog world. I am pretty new myself and having lots of fun. I love all your project ideas. Kitchens are a big one that is for sure. Have a great weekend :-)

Craft Tea Lady said...

I love your blog already! Welcome to blogging!~Gina (aka CraftTeaLady)


Carla said...

I just found you from just a girl And you look like a girl after my own heart. I also have 6 kids I stay home and love to decorate cheaply or for free. I have read all your posts and this looks great. I am adding you to my reader list.

Angela said...

Happy Birthday (a little late) - I hope you had a great birthday.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just blog hopping tonight and found yours. I have enjoyed reading it.. I love seeing all the different blog designs. Have a Happy Sunday!


Geoffrey and Ellee Pettit said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! everything is awsome! I'm totally having you come help me docorate my house. I'll fly you too...when i get a house. Miss you! You look like you just turned 25! hot lady!

Andréann said...

sounds like you had a great day!
Mine was a day before you. ( And I turned 20, not 40..)
But it was a great day too, the actual first hot day of summer, here.
happy belated bday!