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.

Before:

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!

After:
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!

Comments

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

    Congrats,
    Kelley~

  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! :)
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  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.
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  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!!
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  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!
    <3
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