Saturday, September 13, 2008

for my friend sara and everyone else who is wondering why I haven't been blogging lately

So here are the before and during pictures-I will post more after I finish

I really, really have been wanting to post something fun and new but I have been busy with two things lately. First I had a garage sale last weekend and this weekend I painted my guesthouse. I am so excited because I have been wanting to do both of these things for so many months now.........but where do you find the time? Finally I found it and not only time but help. My Dad has completely helped me with everything from the garage sale work to prep work, to painting. Wow, it has been very tiring but so worth it! We finished most of the painting today but we will finish all of it tomorrow. I picked out the paint color but it looks a bit different than I imagined. I still really like it and plus it's hard to tell how it will really look until you get all of your furniture and stuff back in the room.

Also I made 400$ at my garage sale, can you believe it? I saved up money to buy the paint and I wanted the really good paint so it would look good and clean up well and when you buy good paint you only have to do one coat verses cheap paint where you usually end up doing 2 coats. All that to say my dad and I went to the paint store and we used his friends (who happens to be a professional painter) discount at Sherwin-Williams ( it was all legit the store employees gave it the OK) and he ended up paying for the whole cost of all the paint and some supplies. We couldn't believe it.

God always provides more than I could imagine! Thanks Beau for letting me use your discount, it made my day! Thanks Dad for all of your help. I could not have done it all without you. Also a special thanks to my Mom for all of her help with the garage sale and to Katie for helping us paint today.


Sean, Sara, Stella, Jonah, Ava said...

No wonder we haven't heard from you! Girl you've been busy. Ooohhh, I can't wait to see the finished result. It is looking so great! And that is so awesome about the paint, the Lord is so good. Keep us posted on the end result! Love you!

Jamie said...

Sara- I posted the end result for you, I am so much more pleased with it. I will probably put more pictures up once I have the room all back together. I think it's just easier to go with more nuetral paint colors that way it already matches the stuff you already have in your house. love ya

Joe, Erin, Drew, and Drake said...

Hi Girls! I am so happy you are doing such fun stuff Jamers, and finally a blog update, I kept checking and being so disappointed so I was overly happy to see you updated and to see a pic of your precious dad painting with you, I am not surprised, God has really blessed you with amazing parents Jam, give them a hug for me please! Oh and my mom is sitting next to me and says to say HI!! I love you girl, more pics of the end result with your cool stuff around!

Jamie said...

Erin!!!! I just got your card in the mail and I loved it. Thank you! Please tell your Mom hi for me, I wish I could just be sitting there with you two on the couch. I will send your love to my parents. My Dad and family are awesome, you are so right, I need to always be thankful for that fact. I love you, cant wait to see you and I will post some more pics just for you. I get emberassed to show my stuff but I will do it just for you!??? I loved the picture you sent of me and Drake,I showed my Mom how scruptious he is and she agreed and also said how cute Drew has gotten.