Another week under our belt. Let's see how we did.
The Good: I won! I won a blog makeover! I am uber excited! Maybe I can actually get it to do the stuff I want it to do. Yippee!!!!
The Bad: This is sort of a bad in progress. We took our tax return money this year toward home improvement. The remainder (about $250) is going toward repainting the halls and stairwell (walls, trim, and ceiling). IF we have enough to get new lighting....great. But I don't see that happening. But that is just the back story to the real "bad" thing.
There is a bathroom at the end of the hall. And at one point, we were going redo that room first, and changed our mind. During that time period, the walls in the bathroom were going to be some sort of light tan, with white wainscotting. The problem was that I also wanted tan for the hallway. So we decided to pick the bathroom first since it will have to match the shower curtain. And Pandora's Box was opened.
After looking at about a zillion shower curtains, we decided on this ridiculously overpriced $60 one from DKNY in navy/lime. It really is nice. But I can't believe it is $60. We saw another version at Bed Bath and Beyond, so we know what it looks like, but of course they don't have the one we want. This has now turned into:
Green walls with white trim
Vanity (from Ikea, if it is the right color in person)
Bamboo floor (probably from Lumber Liquidators)
Probably new lights (yet to be determined)
Probably new toilet (yet to be determined)
Needless to say, this project is on HOLD. Maybe paint if we could swing it now, but the rest is way on HOLD. We are estimating about $1500 for what we want to do.
And all of this so we could pick a tan color for the hallway.
The Ugly: Our month of no eating out in July showed me two things: 1) You don't have to eat out, and 2) when you deny yourself something, the pendulum swings too far in the other direction. We have eaten out 2x already in August!!! All due to poor planning. No one to blame but us.
And I hate to put this in the Ugly category, but it really could turn into it if I am not careful. My new friend, S, and I have gone out a few times. It has been about 5 years since I had a friend to go out with. But I am going to have to budget for all of this! (Luckily, she is a bargain hunter!!). We did paint your own pottery one week (which I did budget for ), but when we went back to pick up the pieces, we decided after much deliberation to do a mosaic project (not in the budget). Fun, but need to be careful!!!
How about you all? What are your GBUs for the week???