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Today's Post is For the Birds

I'm a Stamper...

...not a painter.

So this is what Jeff and I did today.

Painting ceiling

While I covered the tables and everything with plastic drop cloths, and when I ran out of those, a white sheet, and also some plastic grocery sacsks...ha! Jeff put up blue tape all along the edges of the ceiling. I mean that is what its for right?  We were painting the ceiling a paint called Heavy Cream. Years ago it was white, and then when we painted the studio Certainly Celery we just did the ceiling too, but it sure made it darker in here, so with the new revamping I wanted to paint it lighter, so that is what we did today.  So after I did all the trim painting, and he did the rest, and we had to do two coats. After it dried, I started to remove the tape and found this...

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What the heck? Are you kidding me?  I don't remember this happening on Divine Design while Candice is remodeling rooms. Jeff said "did you push the tape up against the wall before you started to paint?" and I am like "no, you didn't tell me to do that, you put the tape up and I figured that was that".

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So then I was trying to get a good job done around the ceiling fan with the brush and not having much luck and so then Jeff did it, and I watched him load the paint brush and slap slap slapped it on the inside of the paint can, and I am like "is that how you do that?" and he was like "haven't you ever painted before?" well apparently not that way, no wonder his was better cause he was really able to load that paint brush up, all day long I was dragging it on the side of the can...oh well, live and learn.

So then I was like I can not live with that horrible edge, so I got out my trusty artist paint brush (thanks BFF for telling me to do it, I know you were only joking, but it worked.)

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So I went all along the edges with the Certainly Celery and fixed it.  There were a few places I could not reach but when the cabinets go in I will be able to get up close to the wall and finish it then.

So since I obviously got no stamping done today I thought I would share some Christmas pics with you.

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Here's Eric and his new game chair, it has speakers and woofers and maybe tweeters too. He can listen to his tv through it and also play his games, I sat in it today, and I could feel the woofers in my back.

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Here's Jeff and his new seat covers and steering wheel cover, it don't take much to make the man happy. Thank goodness, we can only have one high maintenance person in the family...who shall remain nameless.

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Look at this cute little bobble head beaver Eric got me.  Too funny when Eric and Mike (Eric's HAB helper) were out shopping, Mike called and named off all these animals and I had to pick the one I wanted.  So being I am Canadian, I picked the beaver.  I had no idea what I was getting I am just glad he was not at the pet store when he called.  I will show a picture of my desk lamp another day, but right now my desk is a mess from today's moving stuff around.

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I couldn't remember if I posted my little wire tree or not, I know I had taken pictures before of it, but was pretty sure I never shared it. This has MAMMa's snowman ornament on it, as well as a nice snowman one that my friend Kathy Bethune made a couple years back. The other little snowman I picked up on our trip to Illinois a couple years back. Would we have driven through the Adirondacks or something like that? If so, I got them there.

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When Melissa and I went shopping one day we picked up these 3 ornament balls that hold pictures, that I was supposed to decorate and still have not (that's why they aren't pictured here). I also picked this up and I loved how it displayed the little tag.  Now all this stuff will get put away till next year (well the wire tree will stay out...I love it, I will just put different stuff on it).  

So hopefully today's post was not too boring, I know that Jeff was ready for bed and complaining about his neck, painting the ceiling is a pain in the...well...neck, and I am looking forward to a nice nights sleep too.  I am almost done my Black Daggerhood book and want to get it done. I am not for sure if it is the last one or not, I need to google it. If it is I am sure gonna miss these characters.

Oops, my dryer just buzzed so I am gonna say nightie night!

Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks for stopping in.

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