August 12, 2010


Forever In Blue Jeans

I am joining Carin at Forever in Blue Jeans for her weekly challenge to get mom in the picture.  If you've not been in the picture this week, it's not too late!  Here's my four step plan to recovery.  1-Grab the camera 2- grab a kid 3- take a shot 4-post it!  You can't ask for easier than that.  I can't wait to see you in the picture.

Yes, I am still painting.  Yes, I am doing it in my nightgown.  (Because... It was a hundred degrees and we were going to the pool and I didn't see the sense in putting on clothes just to take them off again when I was finished painting.)  I did put an apron on!

Yes, I am very happy with the way it is coming out.  Yes, we will be finished tonight.  But now there is a new counter top and floor in the works so really we won't be done for a while, after all.
Yes, I will do a tutorial since so many have requested it as well as a post all about the finished product. 

Yes, I am very busy cleaning out the school closet and sorting through things on the school shelves, and listing things we won't be reusing on eBay and writing lesson plans for the new year, and ordering books and trying to soak up as much fun as possible in August to make up for a not so fun summer.

Until next week, 


  1. Dear One hot~painting~mama,
    (sorry, could not resist!)

    I have been wanting to catch up.
    Good to hear you are busy with lots going on, it is that time of year.
    The last few days i have been "bit by the busy bug" too. Trying to take care of the areas that have been avoided all Summer long.

    The "lighter~views" in the library~schoolroom and more

  2. You'll really enjoy it once it's all done. Congrats on all of the hard work you're putting into it.


  3. Okay, I am glad you put an apron on. You looked way to beautiful to be painting!
    Thank you for your sweet comment and for taking time to visit arise 2 write. You will never know how much I appreciate you!
    I understand where you are at right now and I am praying for you. I have been there and we will just leave it at that for now. Know I am sending BIG HUGS and lots of love your way along with some special prayers!
    Love you,

  4. Hi, Kat~

    You have truly inspired me. Not to wear my nightgown painting, but to do some more sprucing up in my house. You are my inspiration for painting our bathroom and saying GOODBYE to purple! THANK YOU! :> )

    Not sure what room I will do next, but I see more paint gallons in my future!


  5. I would love to paint my cabinets white...but afraid to take it on. Bravo to you. I clean in PJ's all the time.

  6. I actually think it is funny that you're painting it all in your kitchen with your pots and pans hanging right there...the nightgown didn't phase me at all. (Obviously, I am weird.) Can hardly wait to see the finished product.