Thursday, January 28, 2010

She's here!

My couch...is here. I was planning on using as every day couch, with swatches from this post.


It's smaller scale than my current couch so now I'm thinking of putting in my incomplete home office so it doubles as a reading room.

Annette is coming over tonight before we leave for a girl's night to help me. LOL

When I see something like this...and it turns my color world upside down.

From House of Turquoise

Maybe this will be my bedroom inspiration? Why can't I focus? LOL

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Online Clearance Shopping

I was trying to see if I could come up on some online deals like LaKeitha at Home23Duncanboys .

Check out some of the stuff I found on Zgallerie.com .
I LOVE this paper weight...looks very GetItGirl style, huh?

My love for leopard has no end...you know I ordered this hot tape measure.
Happy online shopping! - Tash

Monday, January 25, 2010

Symone's room - Part I: No Sew Treatments

I know I was supposed to be working on my home office this weekend, but...

Okay, I've been promising Symone I'd fix up her room. This is the first in a series fixing up Symone's room.

No Sew Window Treatments:

Step 1: I started w/ tab top turquoise panels I bought from Wally World for my office.

They are too bold and since Symone said I was not "sharing the turquoise", I decided to put in her room.

Step 2 & 3 : Since the panels were too short, I hot glued a purple cotton fabric remnant to the bottom OVER the tab since I'm not very fond of tab tops.


Step 3 (above pic): Then I hot glued some heart ribbon trim that they didn't even charge me for at Hancock since it was just thrown in the clearance bin. JACKPOT!

Final Look:
They'll be really cute when I iron them LOL

I used some silver upholstery tacks to put the panels up with an inverted pleat in the middle.


Here's the look I'm going for from The Nester...still looking for fabric to put on the top.

Looking forward to finishing my baby's room...eventually :)

DIY Day @ ASPTL


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Moral Dilemma - Long Post

Yesterday at church, I was sitting on the end of a row and the rows are staggered so you don't sit right behind anyone so I had full view of the man in front of me.


I want to run down my issues with the man, who I have decided to call "Creepy McNasty", explain how I struggled to focus on church. Then drop the bomb on you with the moral dilemma.

Here goes:


Issue #1:
I noticed that Creepy McNasty damn near fell out of his seat leaning over to watch ladies walk down the aisle.

At first I was like...did he just LEAN over? Then he did it again...and again. This is when the devil started working on me LMAO

I noticed his shoes -> Light grey - like Members Only jacket grey - penny loafers *blank stare*

Issue #2:
When the minister asked us say it's good to see you to the person next to you, Mr. McNasty leaned over his left shoulder and extended his RIGHT shoulder to me *this is an important fact*

I was like "Fool, he said NEXT to you, not behind you!" I said a prayer for spiritual focus and patience so I could continue worshipping. In spite of that, I started picturing Jerome on Martin.



Issue #3:
Throughout the service, McNasty was scanning the crowd. Looking around...leaning back...like he was looking for somebody. I think he was looking at women.

Out of the blue, he reached back to me AGAIN, saying "Hi, I'm Billy." with a dirty man's grin on his face. You KNOW I wanted to psshhhh him, don't you?!

The worst part is that I was in church so I felt guilty giving him my default name, Michelle (Annette you know that's my alter ego when we go out).

It is at this point that I started mean mugging and showing disgust on my face.


Issues #4,5, 6:
McNasty's phone starts ringing RIGHT in the middle of the call to prayer. He fumbled for a minute started pushing buttons that were audible tones, mind you, then finally put it back in his pocket.

Then imagine this happening two more times the EXACT same way. People were looking back, giving dirty looks, you name it.

I started arguing with myself to decide whether to smack him on the head or the arm. Just when I went to lift my hand to smack this clown on the left arm to tell him to turn his damn phone off...he gets up and walks out.

THE KICKER:
His left arm was bent with the fingers curled inwards AND on his right leg, he walked on his tip toe.

All I can say is I'm glad I didn't hit him or yell at him because I would have looked like the girl who mistreated the disabled guy.

I still don't think he gets a pass, do you?

Friday, January 22, 2010

Putting Myself on Blast

Now that I have officially taken ALL my Christmas decorations down, my house feels naked. It's like when I got a weave in college, then took it out. My house feels BALD! LOL

It has motivated me to get back to business. With that said, I am putting myself on blast and posting pics of my home office I started in October.

Since November I have kept the doors closed and tucked away supplies in the room and ignored it. No more.

Here's the current state:
Unfinished walls - Yes! Since October *sigh*


Orange silk tab top panels from Z Gallerie that will be used as a duvet and curtains. I changed my mind on the red and white. It was too cumbersome to decide on curtains and accesorries. I already had 4 panels of orange silk, inclucing some pillows. Price - FREE


Swatch of chocolate brown w/ turquoise and orange fabric. Will use this for a chair for desk and accent pillows.

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Video of still unfinished desk - decided to leave dark so should be simple sand and stain. The lamp is a fab lamp from IBB that still has the tag on it for almost $200, but I bought at the Frisco resale for $24.99 *that stuff is under my desk because I was working on the floor - that's the best excuse i could think of :)



Stool from resale for $4.99. Will use as an ottoman/coffee table for daybed. Not sure if will cover completely or keep legs exposed. What do you think?
*the ladder is sideways on the floor because I was painting on my side on the floor- did it work this time? :)

Let's see how far I get on the office this weekend. Pray for me!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Back from NY!


New York, New York, big city of dreams...

I'm back! I had a fantastic time reconnecting with my sorority sisters and another old friend. We talked, ate and drank. LOL

No amount of facebook, phone calls or texting can replace face-to-face quality time with friends.

Can you relate?

Trip Highlight:
Eating at two of Mario Batali's restaurants, Otto and Lupa, AND meeting the man himself - orange crocks and all.

Me and Alyssa - my gorgeous ex-coworker w/ Mario

We look just like the dorks we are -- Alyssa almost tackled Mario for a pic "Maaaa-riooooo!" Then when he asked if we enjoyed ->Alyssa to Mario "the cheeeeese..." Tash to Mario "the olives, ridiculous - you my baby daddy" Greatness! LMAO

Here are a few more of my favorite pics from the trip.

Statue of Liberty boat ride

Me and Tonya in the city

Pretending to be asleep on subway


In front of Washington Square Arch

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Review #1

Okay, Bloggers! Let's get back to work! Hope all is well with Everyone!

I don't know if I ever shared that I love to read. I take hiatus' from time to time becasue I get consumed in books and can't do anything else (as if I will finish anything anyway LOL)

I recently downloaded top read lists from 1997 t0 2007, including some of Oprah's Books Lists then checked out as many as were available at the library.

In 2010, I plan to regular book reviews. Not too long - just my two cents.

Book Review #1

Currently reading A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. Notice the turquoise background on book - I knew it'd be good :)



You may remember James Frey from the Oprah drama, because The Smoking Gun exposed him for fabricating parts of his book, when it was marketed as a memoir. Read about what happened here.

He incorporated the experience in an excerpt in his recent book, Bright Shiny Morning. No wonder Oprah called and apologized.

My Two Cents:
Oprah's TV ego was bruised and she did him wrong. Who gives a damn if he embellished! (yes, i cussed and may do it again *eye roll*...books hype me up)

It was still his story. The book is GENIUS! I love the way it is written - with the random capitalization and lack of punctuation in dialogue.

It is intriguing, compelling and captivating, and, I'm sure, inspiring to other addicts.

Questions for You:

  • Have you read AMLP? If so, what are your thoughts?
  • If not, what are you reading right now?
  • What is on your reading list for 2010?
  • Will you join me in a literary journey in 2010?

Happy Reading!