Monday Mania..

I'm one of those crazy people, that I when I decide to do something, I decide to tackle on several big and time sensitive projects at the same time, thus scrambling up until class today and delaying this post.

Case in point: two weeks after my undergraduate graduation I had my wedding. Twelve days before the wedding I accepted a job, only to retract and take a different job two days later. At the ten day point before the wedding, was also when my fiancé and I had to completely DIY our decorations thanks to an exuberent bill from a wedding rental place. Everything turned out well, but it was a lot in just a couple of weeks.

This last week, my craziness came in the form of paining three rooms and a wall before a house guest arrived, and finish up my Master's portfolio, due Friday, but I'm turning it in early hoping that if anything looks lacking, I'll be told and can fix it. Throw in hosting a birthday barbeque, moving the house guest in, and I'm wiped out, but everything got done! (Except this post going out on time, can't win them all, haha!)

So my Monday Made It's aren't super cute projects, but I feel that they've my a huge difference to our ranch that's been stuck in the 70's for way too long!

Goodbye to ugly blue trim and paneling in one of the spare rooms....


Everything was the color of this trim when we moved in...
Even the window trim & heater was painted!
Don't worry, shag is coming out soon!


No more 70's light (added a new air vent).
White trim!
Covered up the paneling and the radiator

Even the windows turned white!
More painting.. good bye to pepto bismol walls.


Pink walls
Yes, even the sink, toilet, and tub are pink. To be changed later


So much brighter!


More paint... little bright orange bathroom, most of the orange is gone!


Orange, orange, walls
Weird place for a breaker box...


Lighter and brighter, but the paint didn't stick to the breaker box... off to get a better paint soon!
Guess what?! More paint!

Dining room was next...


More paneling


Since it's Monday... I'm also hosting my "Eating, Drinking, or Linking" linky for any fun recipes or restaurant recommendations. Help me spice up my menu, link up any of your family favorites!

Sloppy Joe's another of Pioneer Woman's recipes (trend here..) the hubby loved them! We definitely won't be making them from the can or packages anymore! I didn't add as much garilic, just a couple of cloves, and I didn't have dry mustard on hand. Still tasted super; we'll be making these for the niece and nephew soon! Click here or the the picture below to see step by step photos for this recipe!

What do you have cooking? Where do you like to eat? Be sure to link up!


  1. You have been busy! My little kitchen redo is turning into quite the monster...I'm not ready to share the messy pics Everything you did looks great:) Bigger and brighter:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

  2. Great job with all your painting! Six Sisters is my go to for recipes. :)

  3. Oh wow....look at all the painitng you've done. All the rooms look great! Is the breaker box magnetic? If so...I bet you could come up with something cute for that spot. Really digging the new light too! Fun stuff, Christy! xo
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. You were seriously busy painting! Everything looks great!
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

  5. It's amazing what a difference paint can make! Everything looks great!

    Fit to be Fourth

  6. The paint really made a difference! Everything looks so nice! I am so glad you are doing your Eating, Drinking, and Linking linky! I will be linking up next week:).

  7. Love your color choices! Love Pioneer Women too! Her Flank Steak Stir Fry with pea pods is delicious and so are her Knock You Naked Brownies! Yummy!


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