Regardless of how much my back still hurts or how many times Holden manages to shit his pants in a 24 hour period, the house is finally starting to look like a home and not an endless sea of boxes.
My biggest project has been the kitchen. Turning it from a hot mess into a retro heaven has been quite the task, especially since I don’t want to do ANYTHING permanent or that I can’t take with me when we eventually move. Learned my lesson on that last time! If I had all the money in the world, it would be no issue- but retro does NOT come cheap! I’ve spent something like a month now looking for 1950s diner items. Thrift stores, amazon, antique shops- you name it, i’ve scoured it, and always come back empty. The patent leather/vinyl chrome chairs were the missing piece to really bring the kitchen together. Not being able to find the damn things only made me want to find them even more- BUT- at the right price. people can kiss my ass if they think i’m gonna pay $100 for two chairs.
Well yesterday, during a random stop at a thrift store, there they were. Two floral printed, chrome and vinyl retro chairs. Not 1950s, but the closest i’m going to get right now- they are 1960s, and Thomas HATES them.
They even match the kitchen color theme! I figure i’ll keep looking for the right decade, and if I ever find them, i’ll sell these two chairs for more than I bought them for. I couldn’t pass up $20 a piece, total steal.
here’s what the rest of the kitchen looks like thus far:
I’m pretty happy with it so far, but there’s a LOT more work to be done to make it perfect.
Just remember: calories don't count today. But just in case... wear stretchy pants. pic.twitter.com/vOCiF0YpEG
Being a parent makes you thankful for some weird shit holdinholden.com/2013/11/what…
My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the part where my kids whine about being hungry all day and then only eat mashed potatoes.
What you REALLY need to make Holiday (or ANY) Travel Bearable goo.gl/fb/1BdFtj
Other moms: I finished Christmas shopping for my kids in June! Me: pic.twitter.com/FT3tlWGWd2
@CJPendragon learn something new every day!
@WeberWriting Absolutely. It takes a bit of time and juggling but it is 100% doable. Just have to ignore the sanctimommies of the world
Don't feel bad for tossing frozen chicken strips in the oven and calling it dinner. Don't even feel bad if you don't turn them over. holdinholden.com/2016/05/shit…
To the piece of crap who broke into my car over the weekend- You think you found nothing of value to steal, but you actually took with you the nasty head cold my family has been passing around in that very vehicle for the past week. Enjoy, scumbag! xoxo, Germ Infested SUV