I can usually really feel a minor somethin&#8217 missing when I haven&#8217t posted in a even though. What can I say? I&#8217m chatty.

Anyway, these previous two weeks have been a minor far more unpredictable than most. While it wouldn&#8217t be honest for me to share other people&#8217s business on the site (at least, not until they gave the ok), at times, you just want to be there for the men and women who have been there for you. And that&#8217s how I locate myself as an alternative on Instagram, posting all sorts of randomly connected items:

1. Damn You, Lowes.

You did it to me again, Lowes. I go to your shop, just to get suggestions, and then I have to commit my whole afternoon hurriedly planting flowers ahead of the sun sets. Also since I&#8217m sick of winter and need to have some shade in my life. I even fought off an ant hill. All for you.

lowes flowers

two. Vegetable Auto

Joshua Radin is like 1 of those guys in school who usually had his guitar, and thought that if he played it lengthy adequate out of his dorm room window, all the ladies would flock to him. Only he has a shitload of talent, is genuinely great pals with my #one celeb crush Zach Braff, and ladies really did. Boyfriends occasionally attend the demonstrates as well, but only because they were probably bribed in some way (not that I&#8217ve ever done that&#8230 coughcoughKateNash2010). Cary Brothers and Rachel Yamagata have been incredible performances, also. (Oh, and in situation you have been wondering, Vegetable Automobile is one of Radin&#8217s enjoyable little songs.)


3. Meh, I guess I&#8217ll Have Prosecco?

St. Patrick&#8217s Day came and went, but with zero green beer. I gave up beer for Lent, and had NO notion just how a lot I&#8217d miss my favored brews. I truthfully truly, truly do miss it! I also gave up purchasing, but am not missing that virtually as significantly. Perhaps it&#8217s simply because I don&#8217t find myself anxious to jump into bikini weather quite nevertheless (though I am making a massive volume of progress and still sticking to my New Years goals on that front!). But jumping into a hoppy IPA? That sounds fairly good, actually.


Don&#8217t allow the sparkle fool ya: I chose it for the reduced calories than normal wine!


four. Generating a Freaking Mess

Ever feel a spark of creativity that winds up destroying your whole workplace? Took place to me on a latest DIY challenge for Pinterest (a lot more on that next month however). The office has considering that been restored to regular, but even now&#8230 it was like a craft tornado. (#craftnado)


five. Saw Ya Later on

I had a date final week that wound up getting 15 minutes late. So, naturally, in my brain, that translates to twenty minutes (see what I did there?) of extra time for a fast DIY. Which meant cutting down some crown molding for the laundry area in the exact exact same outfits I was going to wear for my date. Which isn&#8217t exactly unusual. But even now humorous. Sawdust isn&#8217t the very same thing as dirty, right?

saw date

six. A lot more Crown

Finally, in maintaining with the molding theme, my dad asked me to set up a solution named Effortless Crown in my mother and father&#8217 residing room even though we looked following my grandmother (Mom was out of town for her birthday, and putting in factors even though she&#8217s away is a present she seems to appreciate). This merchandise was kind of interesting&#8230 merely thin molded plastic that sticks on the ceiling (not what I anticipated) with strips of super-sticky tape. It looked remarkably significantly less low cost than I at first believed, and allowed me to do the total space in about 45 minutes.

easy crown

I nonetheless have to caulk items just before its finished, so that will indicate caulking in my Easter dress for the second 12 months in a row. I don&#8217t know that I would install it in my personal property, but I&#8217ve heard that this merchandise is what they use in some before-and-right after DIY shows when the designers only have a few days to get all of the decorating finished (which, I can attest to, doesn&#8217t sound nearly as crazy when you&#8217re in the middle of it!).

There you have it: a full week (or far more) of haphazard that was both unusual and still full of humor and enjoyable. There&#8217s more to come later on this week (5-year blogiversary on Wednesday!). And if you&#8217re not but following The Ugly Duckling Residence (@uglyducklingDIY) on Instagram, you may want to take into account it this spring and summer season. I&#8217ve lined up a handful of giveaways that will consider area there, and you won&#8217t see them on the weblog.

How was your week? It feels like we haven&#8217t talked in forever )

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