Friday, April 28, 2006

Happy, Happy Friday!!!

Hello, all!! Not too much time to blog.. doing a huge (completely anal retentive) project at work. Just thought I would tell you all to have a FAB weekend!!! I know I will.. Stick It with my girls tonight, cleaning and a date with my hubby planned for tomorrow and Sunday is our first service in the NEW CHURCH BUILDING!!! Wooo-hoooo!!!! So exciting...

One small fun story. So my dad's a electrician. We live by the 2nd largest lake in Indiana, Lake Wawasee. Super cool *Erika* vacations at the lake. My dad called me up on Wednesday and said that he had just turned off the electricity to a home on the lake. He was about sick to his somach because the new owners had paid $1.7 million dollars for the property and home.. and were leveling it to the ground in a few days. WHAT?? Seriously.. the lakers buy perfecly fine homes, tear them down and build mansions. Can you imagine posessing that much money? For a vacation home? Anywho, dad did some research for us and got the dude's phone number that was plowing down the home.. Darin give them a call. Yesterday Darin spent most of the day gutting the home. He took out windows, 12 feet of sliding glass doors, blinds (oh.. not the cheapo mini-blinds we have in our house now, but COOL fabric one's that are completely spotless!), cabinet pulls and my fave, a rought iron screen door. Oh yeah.. we aren't too proud to go into a house and rip out the things we want before it's trashed!! Wait.. I said "we" ripped them out? Yeah, totally meant Darin ripped them out. =) I'm the painter and the "holder".. "Hey Darce, hold this!" That, I can do with quest to remodel homes. =)

I'll leave you with my latest scrap creation. This one is fun.. This came from my "artsy scrapbooking" side... not as neat and tidy as my usual pages. =) Sanded the ol' pictur-oo and didn't sew straight.. GASP!!!

Have a super fab weekend and please.. someone else go watch Stick It so I'm not the only one in my 20's that will have seen the movie!! =/ I have a feeling it's gunna be me, the other 2 coaches and a bunch of teeny-boppers!!!

15 comments:

Niki L said...

You know what, you just gave me an idea. Chris is always begging me to go to the movies and I don't really like to go........SOOOOO, I tell him if I can pick the movie I'll go with him and I'll pick Stick It! He would die!!

I'm sure you will all have fun and those colors are perfect on the LO, they match your dresses!! Great job!

Half Pint said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Love that you guys got some cool new things for the remodel, what a bargain. I'm pretty sure I've been sailing on Lake Wawasee. My parents had a really small cabin for a week up there a few summers ago. Good times!

Wendy said...

My dad is a carpenter, so I grew up being a "holder" on the weekends. My parents also have a large amount of "treasure" he finds from houses and cannot get rid of.
Love the 'artzy' page. Quite the artist. Awesome colors.

Lisa Dickinson said...

oh hearing what ya got for the house makes me salivate! Mike and i are total "Generation Renovtaion" wanna-bes and it sounds like you hit the gold mine!! Can't wait to hear what you do with it all!

Have fun at the movie :) and on your date!!

lisa

Dina said...

Woo Hoo for the new church building. I will have to come check it out some sunday! I am so happy for your church adn i am sure it is very exciting. Not going to see Stick It until I hear from you. Have a great weekend and take a break. I will see you Monday.
love ya

island girl said...

omg, i'm seriously jealous that you were able to ransack the house before it got torn down..you seriously scored!!

love your latest creation, the colros are absolutely fab...love your "artsy" side!

Valerie said...

Awesome page!! I love it!! Love the colors, brown and turquoise and green...fabulous!! Let us know how the movie is..looks good on the commercials!! Have a fab weekend!!

Kat said...

love that page! love the inking, the colors rock, love it. if i went to the movies more often, i would totally see stick it. everytime i see a commercial i think of you!!!!! have so much fun!

Nichole said...

I would totaly go see stick it Darce and I am close to 30. Love the lo of Erin's wedding.

Missy said...

My sister called me and told me we had to go see Stick It!
And she's 26 and I'm 32. So if we go... you'll be in good company :)

and I LOVE THAT PAGE!!

jes said...

Hey what a great find for you two. All that fun stuff and it was all for free. How exciting. I can not believe how crazy the lake houses are. I mean come on, you are there for maybe 3 months a year. CRAZY. I just want a house. NOT even a nice one, just A house. I think i need a sugar daddy
I'm gonna get looking for one real soon.

Elizabeth said...

i just saw the preview for stick it yesterday..can you tell I don't watch much tv??
don't know that i could get somone to go w/ me, but it would be a great rental!!

that is very cool about your rare finds. i love turning trash into treasure.. love when your stuff can tell a story :)
cute layout.. the colors are very hip!

the queen said...

that is so awesome (the free home reno stuff) but then I am weird that way. I LOVED getting hand-me-down clothes from my older cousins. Hope to see some photos of your home with the "new, old" stuff.
PS. nice to meet you. I found your blog last week and have been reading it faithfully.

Jill said...

oh my goodness, SO cool you guys got to get your hands on some of the stuff that would have just been thrown away!! awesome connection your Dad made! LOVED this LO of yours, i love the crooked stitching :)

Mara said...

i can't wait to hear how the movie was... it looks pretty funny, i admit it. i kind of liked 'bring it on'... at least for the phrases :)

xo.