A Day in the Life: May 2016

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What are you thinking about?

I wish it was the weekend so I could continue working on TheLovelyGeek.com. I don’t wanna go to bed!

What else are you thinking about?

Why are my teeth all sensitive and sore right now?

List three other things running through your mind, if any.

  1. Need to figure out where I am going to get more benzoyl peroxide face wash and what brand it will be.
  2. What else do I need to get at the mall tomorrow?
  3. I should probably go to bed…

What is the time?


How did you start your day?

Snuggling with Mr. Big in bed. After Big and Tucker go potty and eat their breakfast, they come back to the bedroom if I am still in bed. Tucker will go back to his bed and Mr. Big will crawl back into bed with me and snuggle until I get up.

How will you end it?

Crawling into bed and snuggling with Joshua and Mr. Big before drifting off to sleep.

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Today was pretty chill for a Monday. Our new Digital Strategist started his first day, I got to start design on a new project plus do some internal tasks, and we interviewed a potential new designer. After work I met Joshua at Chili’s for dinner, and then we curled up at home in front of the TV to catch up on Agents of SHIELD (we are SO behind). Took a shower, caught up on some website stuff, and now I am off to bed!


The One Room Challenge ended on Thursday, and while we have busted our booties to get quite a bit done this week, we’re still not done. Even though it’s not 100% complete I am still very proud of how much we’ve been able to accomplish in the last six weeks.

Don’t worry, even though the ORC is over, we’re still pushing forward to finishing the shed. What we have now is a finished base ready to be decorated, which as we know is the fun part!

The exterior dragged out a little longer than I hoped for because of it raining almost every week, especially on the weekends. The exterior walls are painted, just need to paint the trim and put up some decorations. Down the road we’ll probably get a little landscaping down around the sides.

Exterior of the shed

Exterior of the shed

As for the interior, all the walls got painted. The front area still needs to have the ceiling and beams painted, but the back storage area is 100% completed. It’s now ready for to start brining stuff back in.

Looking back from the front of the shed towards the storage area

Right side of the back storage area

Painted ceiling and beams plus a new light in the storage area

Front area of the shed

Front area of the shed

Next on the to-do list?

  1. Finish painting the trim on the exterior
  2. Paint the trim and door on the interior
  3. Bring out everything that needs to go into storage area and organize it in that area of the shed. Right now everything that is considered storage it hanging out in our entertainment room
  4. Paint the ceiling and beams in the front of the shed
  5. Replace the light switches and outlets in the front of the shed
  6. Finish the flooring
  7. Put up the curtain rod and curtains to separate the storage from the rest of the shed
  8. Build pieces from IKEA for the front of the shed
  9. Decorate!

Our goal is to be 100% completely done with reveal photos by the end of the month if not sooner.

One Room Challenge Spring 2016 #oneroomchallenge

My Stitch Fix box for May showed up last week, so I’ve been trying out all my new pieces this week.

My May Stitch Fix Box

I got three tops, a dress, and a new purse, all of which I LOVE! The purse is a light turquoise that came with a smaller bag inside, and it’s perfect for all my everyday items.

I wore the dress to a very important meeting on Friday, and one of my clients also got the same one in her Stitch Fix box! Small world!

I switched things up so instead of getting a Fix every month, I’m getting it every other month, which is a nice option so I can work it into my budget accordingly. One of the many reasons I love this service. Not only do you get super cute clothes but it’s very budget friendly and you can choose how much or how little you get a Fix.

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We’re one week away from the One Room Challenge coming to a close, and we have quite the to-do list to get through!

Progress! #sheshed #oneroomchallenge #behrpaint #homedepot

The front of the shed is painted, we got a new light that is both motion activated and photo sensor; it’ll turn on when it gets dark and if it detects motion it will get brighter.

I’ve been spackling the walls throughout the week (there are a lot of holes), I got the paint for the interior and the exterior trim, the curtain rod for the storage area, and then this weekend we’ll be picking up what we need from IKEA. Then it’s just a matter of getting everything done in time for next Thursday’s reveal. Wish me luck that we can get it all done!

One Room Challenge Spring 2016 #oneroomchallenge

Oh how I wish I could show you pictures of the fully painted shed. Unfortunately life and Mother Nature are slowing things down a little. Right now we have a partially painted shed.

Shed painting in progress

At least with this photo you can really see how the color is coming together. The first side we painted is 100% done. I started on the front, but I still need to finish the first coat on the rest.

We would have gotten more done but between scattered thunderstorms throughout the week, working late, and babysitting my niece, the shed kind of took a back-seat this week.

However, pausing on the exterior gave my sister and I chance to discuss the interior. We’ve decided that the shed will be broken up into four zones:

  1. Storage – This will be in the very back of the shed hidden by curtains.
  2. Photo/video studio – We’ll utilize the curtains in front of the storage area as a backdrop.
  3. Crafts – We want to get the IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Island to be our crafting station.
  4. Relaxation – Under the window we’ll get either a love-seat or some comfy chairs and an area rug.

While browsing around IKEA a couple weekends ago I snapped some shots of some pieces I want to incorporate in the shed…

The IKEA STENSTORP Kitchen Island. As I mentioned above, we would want to use this as our craft table. That way we can store bins of supplies on the shelves, and because the tabletop is butcher-block it won’t be a big deal if it gets nicked by an Xacto knife.

Shed Decorating Ideas at IKEA

The RÅSKOG Utility cart. I’m excited to finally have an excuse to get this adorable cart!

Shed Decorating Ideas at IKEA

And we’d probably find a way to incorporate the GRUNDTAL series for storage.

Shed Decorating Ideas at IKEA

Honestly I’m a little nervous about being able to get the shed finished in two weeks. Gonna keep going though!

One Room Challenge Spring 2016 #oneroomchallenge