Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The $1 Chair & Our {Belated} Weekend Recap!

There have been lots of changes going on in our house lately but based on the amount of blogging I've been doing you wouldn't know it! We've been busy enjoying ourselves and it seems as though the blog has been put on the back burner as a result. Every time I go to take pictures of our progress I remember I need to charge my camera and fail to go search for the camera cords. I did snap a few pictures on my phone so that's better than nothing, right?

This past weekend was filled with friends, family, football and diy fun! On Saturday the hubby & I attended the Army Navy football game in Philly. We had a blast watching Navy take home the Commander-in-Chief Trophy for the 11th straight year although it was a close game, for a moment there I wasn't so sure Navy was going to pull through. Luckily, the Midshipmen prevailed when freshman quarterback Keenan Reynolds scored the winning touchdown late in the fourth quarter!

On Sunday we had a meet and greet with a potential adopter for our sweet foster pup, Bailey. Everything went really well and the family fell in love with her and decided to adopt! We miss her so much but we're very happy we were able to help find Bailey a wonderful home. I must admit our house is way too quiet and as soon as we get back from our trip we'll be fostering another pup... or two! You may have seen my post yesterday but in case you missed it, the rescue we volunteer with, Operation Paws for Homes, is looking for more fosters! We'd love to talk with you more about it if you're interested, it's such an awesome experience and a great way to see what owning a dog is all about. The foster dog will stay with you for as little as three days to as long as a month or two depending on their situation. Even if you can only foster just once that is one more dog that doesn't have to die scared and alone in a shelter, 'tis the season after all!

Bye, bye sweet Bailey girl, we're so happy you found your "furever" home!

Once our house quieted down I got to work on an old chair I purchased at a flea market months ago for a dollar. Yep, just one dollar. At the time I wasn't really sure where I'd put the chair but I figured at the very least I could redo it then sell it on Craigslist. I'm really happy with how the chair came out and it looks really cute in our living room which is finally complete! Slowly but surely we've been buying furniture for that room and now it's all coming together, of course I don't have a picture of that but I will soon...assuming I find my camera cords :)

Here's the $1 chair before {with a dog in the background, shocker:}

And after a little primer, paint, new fabric and of course love it looks like this:

That's it for today's progress, now I need to go hunt down my camera cords so I can share more with you!


  1. love u did a great job on the navy hat and you did a great job on the chair!!

  2. love the chair re-do! super cute post as well :)

  3. Thanks Marisa! I love reading your blog, congrats on getting published :)