Friday Frags

Mommy's Idea

~  After the door debacle, I did some looking online and found out how to "fix" it.  What did we do before internet? Here's a before & after:
Not perfect, but with the towels, you can't tell:

~  Then, I decided to tackle a bookshelf that we got, oh, about 20 years ago that had never been stained:
Geez, if I had known how easy it was, I would've done it YEARS ago.

~  After lugging the bookcase up & down the stairs to the basement, then rearranging some furniture just to rearrange it back (because I didn't like the way it looked), I noticed a nagging in my back that was very much like the pain I had the day before my sciatica attack. Off to the chiropractor!  My back was fine the next day.

~  Probably not a great idea to watch a lot of HGTV when I have a week to myself!

~  The exciting news around here:
You can't tell who the guy with the swim cap is,'s Michael Phelps!  The USA Swim Team is in the big city practicing at the university.  The first lucky 1200 people got to go in and watch practice yesterday, and my SIL & their 3 kids were 4 of them!  (Shout out to my SIL who allowed me to use her picture!) There is a "local" (meaning area around big city) on the men's and women's team.  The guy on the men's team originally didn't think he made the fact, he was in Charlotte on the way home when he found out that Phelps decided not to swim in one of the races, which meant he was in!  Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions!

~  I just had to laugh about an area boy winning gold in gymnastics during the Jr. Olympics.  In his interview, he said that his inspiration for wanting the gold was the promise of a pig.  I'm sure his parents didn't think he had much of a chance, and promised him a "teacup pig" if he brought home the gold.  I can't make this stuff up, folks!

Have a good weekend!


  1. I watch Hoarders and it makes me want to clean. :) Such is the influence of television. Good thing House Hunters doesn't make me want to move...

  2. I need to paint some furniture & keep putting it off - I know I'll be glad after I do it though.

    A little bribe never hurt anyone :)

    Phelps ---- COOL!!! :)

  3. It's exciting to have some local connections! I can't wait for the Olympics!

  4. Well, I guess whatever incentive it takes.. haha a teacup pig. Yes real life is a lot funnier that fiction is.

    The book shelf looks really good.

  5. Nice job on the door. May not be perfect, but it's a whole lot less expensive than a new door ... and as you say, it doesn't show with the towels up. ;-) Which reminds me that we need new bathroom towels for our guest bathroom. ha!

  6. Well you door came out good and the towel rack looks nice. Bookcase looks nice too. It is so hard for me to change things around so I feel your pain in moving it and then moving it back!
    How exciting on the Michael Phelps
    thing and the pig story is so funny. Enjoy your weekend.

  7. I am excited for the Olympics too! And how cool that your family saw Michael Phelps! :)
    A pig, really? that is quite hilarious and i hope he got it! haha
    I have to agree with the above comment on Hoarders... Makes me want to clean! ha!
    Happy fragmenting!

  8. It's amazing how many things are harder to do in our mind and when we really get down to it, it's easy. It's kind of funny how Michael Phelps stands completely out in the picture, he's not my type but what a physique.

  9. Nice door with the towel idea. I love staining and I too am no good to be home alone....I will DIY myself to death. That is when I rearrange, hit yard sales for new ideas, etc. I am bad alone...yep. I worked on my new projects - chimes made with silverware and teapots. I am loving this. Pinterest is my friend.


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