“One Lovely” Surprise!

It’s funny how life works some times.  My last two posts have been about unexpected surprises — well, I got my own unexpected surprise today: this blog has been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award”, thanks to thriftykristy over at Bliss.  You can check out her blissful and thrifty DIY and Home Design site at: http://bliss-athome.com/  Thanks again for the nomination — it totally made my day (big smiles).

Here are the rules of acceptance:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you and link back to them in your post.
  • Share seven possibly unknown things about yourself.
  • Nominate fifteen or so bloggers you admire.
  • Contact the chosen bloggers to let them know and link back to them.

So, y’all ready to learn a few things about Revival Girl???

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The “Hole” Shebang

Over what was a very productive weekend, I, like Robin, the Boy Wonder, played the role of sidekick.  Alas, the hero of this past holiday weekend wasn’t me — it was my handy-dandy husband.

Michael, having a tad more experience in filling holes than I do (wow, that sounded way more crude than I intended — seriously, no double entendre meant), was a total wizard attending to the gazillion holes in Liam’s bedroom walls.

Batman, I mean, Michael working hard. 

Sorry Darling, a hero never sleeps!

Michael really did a bang up job of filling each and every hole in the room (geez, the sexual innuendos in this post may soon rival Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, or maybe even the Austin Powers movies).


By contrast, my function as a sidekick this past weekend was clear: walk around the room, provide much-needed encouragement (but don’t actually do much), and repeatedly proclaim…

Holy Holes, Batman!

To prove that I was more than just a pretty face, I took it upon myself to scare off bad guys with my trusty gun.  Well, okay, it was a caulking gun.  And, I actually didn’t scare away bad guys with it, I simply repaired major gaps and cracks in the trim.

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‘P’ainted Love

Take my tears and that’s not nearly all!
Oh…’p’ainted love.
‘P’ainted Love …

I apologize if you end up humming Soft Cell’s 1981 hit, Tainted Love, for the rest of the day (hehehe).  I couldn’t resist — I totally have a love/hate relationship with painting…though, the thought of painting doesn’t make me nearly as mad as these guys look!

Is it just me, or do their eyes follow you wherever you go???

Okay, let’s get back to the issue at hand: PAINTING.

My husband, Michael, and I bought a whole whack o’ tintable paint on sale over a year ago (yes, you read that right).  However, due to a “series of unfortunate events”, there has been a serious lack of painting in our house.  And so, numerous cans of yet to be tinted paint lay in waiting for the day when they will be rescued from our dusty basement, be adorned with colour, and spread over our much neglected walls.

Can you say “plenty of poor, pathetic, pitiful paint cans placed plainly 3x fast???

Well, as part of my new initiative to revive both my house and self, I am officially pulling the switch — I will be blowing the dust of a few paint cans and painting both of my kids’ rooms by the end of May.  You heard it here first folks — 2 rooms in 1 month!!!

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