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Hello! Thanks for all your well wishes for my phone a friend adventure~I feel three times smarter from all of the trivia I've been scouring over in the past couple of days. :)
My sister had to sign a million contracts saying she would not say anything about what happens on the show, but I can tell you I didn't get a call and that it will be broadcast on Aug 9 during prime time. Most of me is relieved, but a little part of me wants to see how I would have done. :)
She's having a blast in New York with her husband.

Old Navy wasn't so great for me this time around. My store didn't have the selection they usually do, but I did get a few things. The add'l 50% is over, but here is a friends and family coupon (thanks, Victoria!) for 30% off at Banana Republic, Gap, or Old Navy through the weekend.

I did have good luck at Dillards though~they are having add'l 40% off their clearance (including home and furniture!!) through the weekend and I got some great deals on good school shoes for the kids.

I have also put some shelves in the hutch ~ they had a few built in shelves already, but the adjustable ones were missing. So, I just got some cheap wood at Lowes, had them cut it to size for me,

and then I got this cute scalloped trim at Michael's for $1 each. (back by their wood crafts and dowels)I attached to the edge with liquid nails,

spray painted it a cream color to match the rest, and then rested them on those little shelf holder supports that fit into the holes. (is there a name for them??)

I also made a fabulous discovery: remember the little clock (looks like Pottery Barn, but I'm pretty sure it's not) that I got for 50 cents that they said didn't work?

Well, I put a battery in, and it works!!
Yahoo! The alarm also works as I found out at 3:30 a.m. when my husband was out of town and it went off and I could not figure out for the life of me what it was. Scared me to death! I thought it was a bomb signaling that it was about to go off. Anyway, I gave it a new home on the shelf next to a "happy" sign I found on a Target endcap this spring for $3.24:

So, the walls are painted, the desk is finished, I'm finishing the cabinets, and I should have a complete laundry room to show you Monday!

Remember that there is no natural light in here, making for some not so great pics:

I'm linking up to Kimba's DIY party...happy Thursday!


  1. I can't wait to see the finished product. My laundry room is way over due for a makeover. Maybe someday soon. Good luck on finishing everything.

  2. I've had that happen to me before too! Only I just couldn't figure out how the heck one turned off the crazy space-age atomic alarm clark that David HAD to have! :)

    Looks beautiful! You did a wonderful job pulling everything together. Your creativity kills me! :) Can't wait to see the big reveal!

  3. It looks super pretty! I'm looking forward to seeing the rest! :)

  4. I love, love, love how everything is turning out! I'll be tuned in for the reveal for sure!

  5. Too cute!! Love the little clock and the scallop trim is darling :)

  6. It looks amazing - you are truly awesome.

  7. TOo funny about the alarm clock! Although Im sure it wasnt funny at the time. I doubt I would have heard it, deep sleeper. Its looking great so far!

  8. the space looks great! my 25cent yard sale clock didn't work... bummer for me, but lucky for you!

  9. Love your green, black, and cream theme!

  10. This looks awesome! I love your decorating ideas! Keep them coming!

  11. The hutch shelf thingy ROCKS! Great redo chick!

  12. this hutch is too cute! don't ya love it when things just turn out! well done!

  13. LOVE that hutch Melissa! You are so good at making everything so cute! I was over at Dillards this week getting a swimsuit for my daughter and they had some really good clearance sales going on. I also heard that Kohls is having a killer sale through tomorrow.


  14. We will be watching for your sister and I'm sure you would have done a great job!!


  15. Once again I am soo impressed with your vision!
    I want a big clock for my living room wall and have a stack, a literal stack of broken clocks sitting out right now. How did that happen? Wish I was handy and could just make one...Im not good like that :)

    Like the reminder that it's "time to be happy."

  16. WOW! Melissa - you're awesome. I'm excited to see the whole finished project. And we need to have Logan over again sometime. Ben could use a buddy. :)

  17. It's looking fabulous so far! Can't wait to see the big reveal :) GREAT job and I really enjoy reading your blog

  18. I CAN'T WAIT to see that laundry room! All of these little glimpses that you've "teased" us with are so cool.
    So sorry that you didn't get to wow the country with your knowledge during "millionaire", hope your sister did well!


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