Sunday, December 30, 2012

We've Been Spending Most Our Lives Living In A Project Paradise.

So, you know how everyone's doing it?  You know, showing projects from 2012? 
I checked on mine, just for fun.  Holy crap balls.  So I didn't just Tetris and Zuma my whole life away! 
Wait, hold that.  . . So I didn't just do the laundry for most of 2012!
Can we reminisce on the big projects?  Leave out the lame ones?  Think back?   Aw, you're so good to me.  I'll be brief.  (You be boxers.)
January started out with a bang when I showed y'all my behind:
And put in my super cheap-o glass tile backsplash
I should probably wash it, it being about a year 'n all.  Whatever.
Aw!  And remember when my Boy Toy made me a lumber holder that is now overflowing?

I thought it was full then.  Heh.  Heheheh.
And then, all in the same month, I made my DVD case holder (out in the freezing cold gay-rage.  It was a doozy).
I still love this thing.  So nice to have all the movies in one place! 
 And just the other day, we actually put the DVD's in their correct covers for once in their lives!
I have nothing to say about February, except for:

Sweet, sweet, blessed tile that made my master bath hate turn to love. . .

Did I mention tile?

No wonder I hate tile.  Ing.

Oh, there was also a lot of child tantrums throw in there. 

But I don't feel like talking about that.

(Is she really going to go through all the months of the year??)

Let's hit up a spring recap, shall we?


Oh! And there were window boxes,
and remember the Daddy-o's Pirate Ship Bed that I had absolutely nothing to do with? 
But I was there, working, in spirit.  So that counts.
And then, I made a potting bench, that currently holds 6 inches of snow.

And that was spring, in 20 seconds.

Then, there was summer.  Summer was like a molding booty call.  I don't know what that really means.

Box molding in the basement (a.k.a., "The Casino"),

box molding in the family room,
and the world was a better place for it.
Then, things got serious.  Seriously serious.
and my picture frame wall all in one month, what what?

Oh my heck, I got my project on this summer.  Let's not forget,
and my Cousin's Carnie, too.
Summer just rocks my world.  I love you, summer.  Yes, I think I will marry it.
we aren't going to talk about this tent.  We just. . .aren't.
And then there was fall, and I just sat on my butt and ate my weight in cheese 'n sour cream potato chips with ridges.  The end.
Oh, I kidd.  Sort of.  I built a console table,
and put in a floating shelf in the hallway,
and then we made over a house,
and then came home and made over our own dang torture laundry room,

complete with tile, shelves, 'n what not,

then put in a faux mantle in the boudoir,
and then I decided that I was totally pooped and I was taking all of 2013 off, including laundry, cooking, kids' homework, cutting my toenails, or getting dressed.  You understand.  The end.


Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Mandi, I'm plum exhausted just reading about all that you did!! I DIDN'T do 5/6ths of my 2012 list and they all involved carpentry - so are you seeing why you need to up and move to Massachusetts?? Aww c'mon it'll be fun. I'll paint all your stuff. Pretty please? Your carpentry projects ROCK MY WORLD!!

Am I freaking you out - just a bit? Okay I'll just say Happy New Year and leave it at that. Oh and thank you for inspiring me with all this awesomeness that you share on your blog….projects and real life!

Spencer & Lorilyn Crum said...

HOLE. LEE. CRAP. You freaking handled business. Okay my New Years Resolution is to be more like Mandi since my house is in desperate need of that.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Whew! Got me tired out for sure. You have completed some wonderful projects! I am totally impressed!
And you taking a year off makes sense to me....Ha!!'
Good luck with that!!
Happy New Year

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You completed some amazing projects this year, Mandi! I have to tell you that you just blew me away on some of what you took on. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have planned for 2013!

Happy New Year!

Samantha said...

I just realised I've been reading your blog for a whole year now....go me!

Reading through your list there, you've made me feel kinda tired so I think I'll take 2013 off too.

Have a good night and see you next year! xx

Shirley Moore said...

Umm, yeah, I got that much done too, I just didn't manage to take pics..yeah, that's my story and I'm sticking to it! :) I soo love all your projects, and just when I think surely you'll run out of ideas, you come up with another awesome project! You rock girlfriend!

The Egan 4 said...

Your blog is amazing! You are amazing! You have such a talent and I love that you share your talent with all of us! OK mainly me!
Thanks for everything this year and I look forward to reading for years to come!

Michelle Wilkes said...

Dang Laundry! I think that's all I did in 2012... but are you saying that if I ignore the laundry, I stand a chance of getting other projects done? Cause I'm willing to go there for half those projects.

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

Don't do laundry? Thank you for sharing your secret to your awesome self.

Thank you for being so inspiring, Mandi. I love reading your blog, seeing the amazing things that you are able to accomplish and for your wonderful sense of humor. Your posts always make me smile.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Janet said...

You had a busy year! Thanks for bringing us along on the ride--love reading your blog! :) Happy New Year!

Maureen said...


You ROCK! I wish I had half your ambition or talent. Do you teach classes on these?


Mrs in Training said...

I just found your blog and your projects are crazy impressive! I will definitely be showing your pergola swing post to my husband and begging, repeatedly, for him to make me one. Love it!

Emily said...

Hy crap!! You are the most awesome persone ever! I like to think that because we are friends I am 1/10 awesome (just by association).