Saturday, April 22, 2006

New Space...

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I finally took some good photos of my newly created scrapbooking space! Yes, I had to give up the armoire in the kitchen (although it's still there) because I needed more storage area for design team stuff and to keep projects out. So I have my own half of the office room and just love it! David got me this white desk and hutch from Target and then I'm using the black Pottery Barn console table on the side because it gives me extra table/work space AND two huge shelves of storage on the bottom. I love how simplified and organized it is....full of stuff I love to use for scrapbooking. I DO actually have a lot of supplies, it's just hard to tell because of the way I have it organized. :) I'm not going to collect anymore....just buy stuff to be BUYING. I want to be picky, buy only those things that I absolutely love and know I'll use. So for that reason, I don't need a huge space. I love my new area and will enjoy it so much. :) (and being the only girl in the house, I had to throw in some touches of pink!)

Noah's birthday party was a huge success. All of the boys had SO much fun...and really, were such a joy. No fights, no injuries, no major incidents....a miracle! :) The only downer was that the moonwalk/jumper company NEVER SHOWED. They said they'd be here between 8-10 a.m. At 10:10 I called them. (Incidentally, we used this same company last year and they didn't get here until 15 minutes before the party. Don't ask me why I gave them another shot this year.... ) Anyway, they had me on hold for 15 minutes to tell me that a bunch of drivers never showed up, so they wouldn't get there until 11:30. Uh...the party started at 11:00. I was NOT a happy Mommy. I reserved this moonwalk 2 months ago, for the love of Pete! (whoever he is, lol) I told them how unhappy I was....they didn't seem to care. At 12:30 they still weren't there, so I called them again. They said the driver wasn't answering his phone. I told them if they showed up I was NOT going to pay a dime. So, surprise surprise.....they never came. Never called me back. Nothing. Noah was SO sweet. He said, "that's ok, Mommy! I don't care...we had fun!" Thank you, Lord, for Noah's awesome playscape and for his sweet attitude. :)

And if you live in Austin, email me and I'll tell you what moonwalk company to NOT use. :) Customer service...look it up.

I'm one tired Mommy! Goodnight for now :)
- Jennifer

"The times we find ourselves having to wait on others may be the perfect opportunities to train ourselves to wait on the Lord." - Joni Eareckson Tada

21 comments:

shirley said...

WOW! Awesome fun room!

Gretchen said...

bummer about the moonwalk!

Your space looks AWESOME!!! I love teh window that holds inpiration, that's a very cool idea!!!

pr31wb said...

A. Your space looks wondeful! Love how neat it is.
B. I cannot believe they didn't show up, do they know they are a business? Your ds sounds like a sweetie, though.

LeAnn said...

What a great space!!!

Deanna- yep Dee-na said...

Hi Jen! I love the Target schtuff! i have gone back and forth between that,M. Stewart's kitchen island and an armoire! LOL I think I'll just enter the Scrapbook Answers contest for a scrap space and see if God Smiles on me. Tee hee!
So happy for you about the camera.. I can completely relate.... LOL at the duct tape. A girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do -I say. Hope Noah had a wonderful B-day!

Amber said...

I am so jealous! It looks amazing! Have loads of fun for me! :)

Darlene said...

What a nice scrap area!!!!!!

melissa said...

I'm lovin your new scrap area!!

happy your sons b-day went well, cute dino cake ;)

Lori said...

Oh, I love, love, love your space. It is so pretty. Great job!

Kellie said...

I love your new space for scrapping, Jen. :) One day I'll have my own space again and not have to be in the dining room. LOL

Sorry about Noah's party...what a bummer. He had the sweetest attitude, though. :)

SageHen said...

What a charming spot. If I had a corner like that, I fear I would never leave it.

Karalynn Tyler said...

Love your new scrapping space! The crisp white desk, the clean surroundings, and natural sunlight... Beautiful!

Becky said...

Your new space is awesome!

So sorry about the moonwalker people. That stinks. Glad Noah's such a good sport anyway!

Lorrie said...

What a fantabulous space! Have fun!!!

kimber mcgray said...

So I guess that means not bounce house for my visit! LOL!

Great new space Jen!

kimber

em said...

I LOVE your scrap space! I'm so jealous! Your little guy sounds like an very inspirational character. I wish I could be so easy going :)

Sassy said...

I LOVE your sb desk and all of the stuff you organized it with!! IN love with it!

Cindy Lee said...

LOVE your new space! the pink touches are just great! So sorry about the moonwalk but it sounds like the party was a HUGE success and you have the sweetest boy to be so understanding, shows you are doing something SO right!

I'm blogging again, come see me sometime! hugs, Cindy Lee

Tawnya said...

LOOK AT THAT INCREDIBLE SCRAP SPACE! I totally am in aw! Now scrap girl!

Kell said...

Awww, bummer that they didn't show up, awesome that Noah is such a fantastic kid that he didn't care! A true testament to his amazing Momma!! =)

And you know I LOOOOOVE your scrap space, if I ever get to Texas I am coming over to play! LOL!

Steph said...

Loving this new space...and thinking I might need to lift some of your awesome ideas. Now that I'm going to have a real room!!