Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Inspiration and a Cool Mom Resource

I know everyone does inspiration on Fridays, but I am doin' mine today ladies. The other day,

Vintage Pretties told us about "Rate My Space" on HGTV's website. The website is sooo neat, you've got to check it out. You would have to have thick skin to post a room on there b/c some people are *really* mean with their comments. I digress . . . I found this beautiful room done in colors I have been drooling over lately. I'm feeling a master bedroom redo coming on. But I'm not telling my honey just yet. I'm going to wait until the time is right. ;-)

I also found an interested little blog today. It is called Girl Talk, and it is a blog for moms about how to talk to our daughters about the dangers of drinking as a teenager. I'm going to have to go back and take a closer look later, but it looks like a great resource. My daughter is in middle school already (GASP! she's only 11!) so the time is here. Now I just need to find a blog about how to talk about what NOT to do with boys! Letting kids grow up is painful sometimes.

Oh yeah, and a quick story for you. Our neighbor has a cat named Cleo, and Cleo pretty much is pest control for our entire neighborhood (and possibly other neighboring developments). About 2 weeks ago, my son was playing with his friend who owns Cleo and they found Cleo's stash (ie, snacks saved for later). My son picks up a rat with a stick and puts into a hole (former location of a tree) in our yard and covers it up with rocks. He tells me about it, I ask my honey to get rid of it. Fast forward 2 weeks and I'm in the backyard with the dogs. They are "herding" the soccer ball, when the puppy peels off and gets busy sniffing the hole. When I finally get a clue and realize what he is doing, he has a big black thing in his mouth. I scream "drop it" and he takes off as fast as he can go, straight for the basement door and up stairs. Before he got to the staircase though, I hold up a treat, he drops the rat and I lock him outside. Dead crusty rat with legs sticking in the air on my basement floor. I go up to get a bag and my daughter and all her friends figure out what is going on. Next thing I know there are 5 girls and my 2 boys in the basement screaming and carrying on. My youngest son decides to play a trick on me . . . I go down the basement stairs, and when I turn the corner the rat flies straight at me from across the room. It actually bounced off my chest!!!!! Yes, I did scream. The funniest part was, the kids all said "oooooh, dad's in truuuuuuuble." Life with a 5 year old boy . . . a tiny glimpse into my life. Guess that wasn't a quick story. TTFN.


Trish said...

Oh, the rat story is just too funny! I read it to my son (he's 12) who thought it was the coolest thing he's heard in a long time! He recently did a similar thing to me with a snake -- I cried, for real. He scared me so badly! He felt bad afterward -- boys are so wonderful, but I gave up trying to figure them out! Thanks for the links to those other sites -- some good stuff!

Pen said...

I think we have a lot in common when it comes to blog reading & decorating styles. I read many of the same blogs and sites you have listed. I can't get enough of the shabby chic style! :)

The rat story is priceless! I think my DH would have been more freaked out about our dog bringing in a rat than I would.

Pen said...

Oops! I forgot to add the Thursday Thirteen is a lot of fun! I really enjoy it each week.

Martha said...


The RAT! I can just PICTURE it, too, with the stiff little dead leggies!

I love the room you posted! It's funny....I was on that site, too and that was one of the rooms I loved.

Thanks for that girl talk website! Your baby is 11!! Wow. It's a whole new world, huh? I'll bet she's a real sweet little girl, though, and that talk will just be for good measure.

Hope your scrap room is going well! The plans look awesome! I can't wait to see the finished product!


Merci-Notes said...

ooohh I am sooo sorry about that rat getting you!!!ooooyuck! I am painting our dining room and I am almost done. But for the first time ever I am going to need to do something about the furniture that goes in it! I usually do all shades of white walls, now the walls are lynx lake! May have to re-think in late summer. Maybe paint furniture a cool color instead of walls. I do not have the thick skin to go to that post on hgtv! Good luck with your Master bedroom painting! : )
With kindness,

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