Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bathing Suit Competition

No, I won't be modeling;) I'm competing in a blog giveaway on this blog , hoping to win this adorable suit! It's a Lime Ricki
suit. They're all about hip, funky, modest bathing suits. Spread the word and don't forget to mention I sent you :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


It all started with an inability to find a dual workstation computer desk that we liked. Then there was a brilliant design by Mr. P, followed by some less than brillaint cuts made by Lowes, a last minute design modication by Mrs. P and the first project was well under way.

In the meantime, we bought new appliances, which created a couple of additional projects (moving one set of cabinets, cutting another set, installing the dishwasher and replacing all of the cabinet hinges and door handles). Not wanting to miss an opportunity, Mrs. P picked up a mammoth tank-like 5 drawer filing cabinet that was in need of a "little" TLC.

For today, we'll stick with an update on the original project, the desk. The uniform reaction from every friend and neighbor who has seen it has been "Wow, that's big". Measuring 85 inches across, 30 inches tall and 24 inches deep, there is certainly nothing compact about it.

Having completed the cutting, drilling, assembling, disassembling, redrilling, reassembling, sanding, sanding, sanding, filling, sanding, we are now ready to prime and paint this baby. Constructed of 3/4 inch oak plywood, it's not the finest piece of furniture in the world, but it looks like it will serve its purpose well. Here's what it looks like so far: