A Little Makeover & Other Stuff

A Little Makeover & Other Stuff

There’s been a lot going on around here in the past week.  I have things to say.  Important things like the fact that I have a headache from jump starting my diet again.

I was on the plateau from you-know-where for the whole month of February.  I figured when it lasted more than a week that I needed to do a little jump start, so I went back to the beginning on Monday.  I am watching my food more carefully and not veering one bit.  Apparently I have been eating little cheats that I didn’t realize ‘cuz I’ve already lost a pound and I’m climbing the walls wishing for a snack.

I have to keep reminding myself that it will pass.

The good news is I figured out how to maintain without trying.  The bad news is I still want to lose about 25 more pounds, so I need to cut the snacking out.

Did I tell you that I am doing a 5K at the end of this month.  I know, it’s crazy huh?!

Speaking of short marathons, last week while James was in California the kids and I worked out some big surprises for him.  We gave the front of his office a budget makeover.

His office is a garage that we enclosed a long time ago.  It was in desperate need of some TLC.  I mean it was sad folks.  So sad.  I’d walk out there every day and wonder how he could stand it.  But he’s a guy.  He didn’t think much of it.  Sooo maybe the makeover was more for me.  I’m starting to see that now.


a little budget makeover

We built a deck across the front with old lumber and made a small awning for above the door.  We painted the door and touched up the wall, cleaned everything and added accessories.  It was such fun to work on it all together!

a little budget makeover

Oh, and we made him a new sign.  The whole thing was a graduation gift for finishing law school.

a little budget makeover

He was so surprised when he got home.  I managed to miraculously keep it all hidden for the whole week.  I had to hold back complaints, questions and my general excitement at doing this project without his help.

I am a pretty good secret keeper, except from him.  Him I tell everything.  Even when his eyes start to glaze over I just keeeeeep talkin’.

Thanks for listening.  Have a great week!


  1. Wow! Amazing updates! It looks marvelous. Y’all did such a NICE job!


  2. It looks great! James must have been so surprised! My husband always says I can’t hold water when it comes to keeping a secret 😉

  3. Melissa Lister :

    Lisa, It looks amazing. I love it! You go girl!!

  4. Love, love the makeover!! Adding the accessories and sprucing things up made a huge difference. Hope he loved it! :)

  5. It is awesome what the black door and deck do for the building. Congratulations. I also do projects when my husband leaves. Sometimes they are a surprise, sometimes not.

  6. I love it! And congratulations to James on his graduation…. it must be a great feeling!

  7. Amazing!!! you and your family have incredible talents. Love it!!!!

  8. WOW!!! You and yours did an amazing job…..I’m sure James was a happy lawyer. Good job.

  9. OH Lisa, it looks truly lovely! You all did such a amazing job!!

  10. Wow ! That is gorgeous!

  11. Lisa!
    You and you family amaze me> What a beautiful, loving gift to present to James.
    You inspire me, too!

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