i’ve been suspended

Suspended in the state of Spring Break, that is … 

The kids are home this week.  And suddenly I can’t seem to get anything done.

Trust me, it has nothing to do with needing to take care of the kids …

I have a teen and a tween. I wake them in the morning … not the other way around.  And they are self-sufficient.  If they’re hungry, they make themselves something to eat.  Thirsty? They get a drink.  Want to hang with a friend? Not a problem.  The teen can get there by himself.  The tween gets a ride.

Oh, and my husband has been at home two out of their five weekdays off.

And yet, I’m in a state of suspension.

That diet I started last week?  Yeah, it’s been suspended until next week.

Click on the pic for my kitchen remodel

The On  Demand Pilates exercise routine I planned to start on Monday?  Uh huh, suspended along with the diet.

Hanging the bead board wallpaper in the master bedroom?

Master Bedroom Before side table


Those pillows I need to make so I can photograph them and get my Etsy shop up and running this month?

Drop cloth monogrammed pillow
I already made this.  Click on the pic to find out how …

drop cloth ruffled pillow final
… and I already made this, so click on the pic to find out how …

… and I plan to make and offer this at my Esty — along with a personalized monogrammed version. So click on the pic to find the link to the tutorial that I’ll be following …


The tutorial about how I made this relaxed working balloon shade curtain in my powder room remodel?

Powder Room Makeover Relaxed Balloon Shade 1_thumb[2]


And that post that I’ve postponed for way too long about how I stripped and stained and painted the staircase in my entry remodel?


Yep.  Suspended.

So be forewarned.  Next week’s blog posts may be a bit short on “how to” and bit long on my dopey opinions and ideas …

… and I fully understand if you “suspend” reading here for a week while I catch up on my suspended projects and posts.

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  1. says

    Looks like you’ve done a lot to me. :) Those pillows are FANTASTIC. I want me some of those. Enjoy your break… Looks like you’ve earned it. 😀

  2. says

    Wow! I think suspension is what you deserve after scrolling through all those photos!

    Can’t wait for the tutes! Have a great time!

    Just curious, will you be posting your Pilates On Demand tutorial?


  3. says

    My kids are on break as well (so I totally feel your pain)…

    …but, I reaally need to know how you did your staircase, so one week is all you get 😉

  4. says

    Spring break next week and we’ll going on a little trip so I won’t have to listen to them complain that they’re bored!

    Enjoy your family time – that’s much more fun than sewing a pillow. Or better yet, form an underage sweat shop (like Kathy Lee Gifford) using your own kids! Those little hands can really whip up a pillow like nobody’s business!


  5. says

    I am like that too! I can’t get anything done when the whole family is around! But time with them is short and precious and now it’s a pleasure to get them all in the house at the same time! Enjoy your week and hug those kids! :)

  6. says

    I totally understand. We are on spring break now (as of yesterday) and already I’m behind on emails, I don’t have any makeup or jewelry on (it’s been my recent goal to look nice each day) and I seem to have forgotten how to cook anything healthy and I’m resorting to grocery store rotisserie chicken and snacks.


  7. says

    Oh, don’t worry, you aren’t the only one – I have all sorts of suspended projects! Although I managed to get a few things done this weekend – a couple of DIY projects that I’ve been wanting to try, and painting the front door. The colour is awesome, but it’s taking a LOT of coats – four on the inside and three so far on the outside. I actually ran out of paint, so yep, front door paint job SUSPENDED till I can buy another can!


  8. says

    It will be ok! Spring is distracting….but fun! I have three days left to mine….tears….and I have accomplished very little, but it has been a fun two weeks! Enjoy! (and thanks for visiting my blog).

  9. Debbi@Texas says

    R&R is very important for the soul; don’t feel guilty; enjoy the moment;; enjoy the outdoors; your kids will be glad you are there for them too

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