Alright yall here is the final reveal of my "Garage Space" It took me about 2 months to get everything as neat and as completed as I could. I will put up paintings soon on the walls and other little touches here and there, but school has started and I'm more focused on that than anything right now.
We had a little party last week with my friends and family. Just sipping daquiris and watching the track races-I finally said "hey-I'm on my way to the garage" went in there and started playing music. It was a nice night. It's also a nice place for me to study and do my homework without leaving the entire house. Please take a look and tell me what you think. Thanks a bunch!
Monday, August 31, 2009
hey yall know yah girl is super slow. A friend of mine has already referred to me as a snail. I'm always late-despite my best efforts. I dont know what I'm going to do when I get a 9-5 type of job. I fear that I will be fired due to my tardiness. I would be late to go get free money. I'm just a slow type of gal. I just cant manage my time right-ever since highschool-and definately since having kids. So sorry to yall again. LOL
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Alright, just wanted to first say sorry to all of my followers. You guys took the time out to add me and watch me, the least I can do is post something.
I’ve been very busy these past few weeks. My daughters are getting ready for Pre-K, I’m going back to school after a 4-year hiatus, and I’ve been doing miniature renovations throughout my home. Life has been hectic! My garage lounge is coming together greatly and I’m having my first party this Friday. I will post up some pictures by Sunday. Thanks yall for checking in on me. Post up soon!
Posted by MochaSwissMrs at 10:22 PM
Monday, July 20, 2009
Alright folks it is Monday and time for the GoodWill Fill. There is only one GoodWill in my area and it is not fantastic-but every so often when I go inside-I’ll find a few things. Not necessarily things I need, but always something worth buying! On a trip there this past Friday I picked up this chair for only $0.99! It was of complete wood structure and had a pretty back. The only problem was the hideous stained and flattend seat cushion attached to it.
I’ve very new to the whole DIY and decorating craze so I had none of the needed supplies to re-do this chair. I went to Hobby Lobby (Love that place-I cried my first time shopping there-Don’t laugh) grabbed everything I needed. I also went to the clearance fabric rack and grabbed some coordinating fabrics. This chair is going to reside in my Garage Lounge that I’m ever so slowly completing. The colors in there are shades of Turquoise/Black/Silver/ and a few punches of green will be thrown in the mix too-I’ll show you guys as I progress.
Back to the chair: I unscrewed the screws holding the seat in place, Took a solution of Lysol cleaner and water and scrubbed the chair surface. I then went back and dried with a towel. After that, I lightly sanded a few areas that were dinged up, wiped it down again to remove the dust. I grabbed my spray paint and got to spraying.
As I said before I’m a newbie and amateur, but I think I did an okay job. The paint dried in my garage overnight.
The next night, after all the kids were asleep (and a trip to Wal-Mart for a new Staple Gun) I got to work on the cushion part. I took a few layers of batting, stapled it down to the seat in the corners. Layed it flat down on top of the fabric, cut the fabric-leaving a few inches on each side to grab. I then started stapling. 1 staple at the north/south/east/west and then working in sections stapling across each area. I left the corners to gather and staple last. When I went to attach the seat back onto the chair, 2 of my screws were stripped-so I have to search for some around the house today. All in all-I broke a small sweat, but I have a brand new* chair! It’s so pretty, yet rugged (due to the textured hammered paint) I added some ribbon just to see it all dressed up.
So for all the other newbie’s out there-pull up a chair-I think it was a great first project. God Bless everyone!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I'm at my wits end trying to find a nice little shop around here where the prices are reasonable. Just about every single Antique/Thrift store is WAYY over priced. I'm thinking its because its a business and they must try to make any amount possible-but alot of things are just crazy!
I wonder (I'm in the process of opening my own little shop) How will it be when I have my place? Will someone find me expensive, or just perfect? I'm looking for repeat customers-so well see how it goes...
Next post up: The GoodWill Fill (My GoodWill Treasures Revamped)
Thanks for reading!
Refocusing my blog. I'm going to really only post up things that I like and I like only-If you are feeling me-stay with me folks. I'm a housewife. I'm a house mom. So I think I should just stick to what I know, what I do, and what I like.
God Bless Check back yall.
Posted by MochaSwissMrs at 12:46 AM
Friday, July 3, 2009
Okay-Now I just saw Transformers:Revenge Of The fallen for the second time last night-yeah I got a military discount ($6.00 ticket)LOL So no harm on me and my entertainment budget!
I slept literally the entire day and left my husband and kids to fend for themselves. I didn’t even have to cook-we finally found a worthy Chinese restaurant here in rural New Mexico-Its crazy over here. Anywho, my girl hadn’t seen the movie so we planned to go watch it and go shoot some pool afterward.
She had planned to pick me up, and was running a little late so we were kinda pushing it to the theatre because everything is so spaced out here from my house to the city. We got to the theatre and are just chit chatting about clothes. (She dresses really nice as so do I) and she was telling me about a friend of hers that made a comment about not dressing up (pretty much applying make-up, ironed clothing, heels and the likes) here in or small town. She said that there was no reason to-who is thee to look nice for? What is there to look nice for? Well my answer to that is, I must look nice when I go out anywhere. I have a husband one that I want to look good for as often as possible-even if I’m not leaving the house, but when I do leave the house I have to be presentable. I have to look like I’m everything and a bag of chips-as I own a business that survives on personal relationships with my clients. I don’t think anyone would do business with me if I were looking like a fool-or just kind of scraggly. (In which sometimes I do when I have my “I don’t care days” So just a side note-ladies take care of yourselves wear some new eye shadow today-perfume-a new hairdo-try a new nail polish-whatever makes you feel fresh and beautiful. I know I take pride and love getting myself all dolled up-Especially when I’m going somewhere without my kids-It’s my free time so why not look nice when I’m free? Ha ha. Okay back to the movie…..
So we get our overpriced chips and artificial cheese sauce and go into the screen room to find a seat. We got some perfect ones right in the middle and up but not too far away. We had missed many of the previews but whatever-I had seen them already. Transformers:ROTF is soooo gooood! I don’t want to write any spoilers but its straight action all the way through out. There are a few inconsistencies but doesn’t every movie franchise do that? Roger Ebert gave it a D- That’s crazy! It's an action movie-plain and simple-you can check his review right here
All in all I’ll give the movie 2 thumbs up-way up and I want you all to know that I will be buying this on Blu-Ray when it releases. So does that tell you something? Have you seen it yet? What do you think about the film? Whats one movie you’ve seen thus far this year that you’d recommend? Thanks
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Just wanted to say Rest In Peace to Michael Jackson. I was just watching The Jacksons: An American Dream the other day and thinking to myself how talented the entire family was. And how Mike stood out from everyone in his genre. I was thinking about his upcoming shows: Wow, its good to see Mike back on his feet ready to do some concerts. And now he has passed. Condolences to the Jackson Family, friends, and associates-everyone who will cry or has cried over his death. I know my girl Tosha somewhere with a tissue-cause that girl loves Michael Jackson. God Bless to you and yours and know that your time can be anytime-so be prepared to rest with God, and not dwell in Hell.
I wonder if all those people who told cruel jokes about him feel bad now? How about this story from the Onion News:href="http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30940">
Posted by MochaSwissMrs at 5:21 PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Its 12:22am here at my home and I'm up with my hubby and son. We are getting ready to watch a movie and fall asleep. But all I'm thinking about is TRANSFORMERS (REVENGE OF THE FALLEN) The earliest show is playing at 11:20am here in my small town. I'm debating whether to go see it alone-or wait until my hubby can come with me. He is truly my best move watching buddy. We scream and yell/ laugh/ and I cry at the screen. He is the funniest person to go to the theater with. I just love my guy so much!
With the first Transformers we wore t-shirts and everything at the premerie-but this time around I'm just gonna wear my signature smokey eye (DECIPTICON) makeup. Well see how it turns out! I'll post up a pic. So Yall just call me MEGATRON JOHNSON!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
So another Father's Day has past. I had a great day with my husband and children today, we even had some friends over to watch a movie. Throughout the entire day, all I could do was watch my husband and admire him for all of who he is. He woke early this morning (as he does every morning) and got the kids settled back in bed. He did this so I could get just a few more minutes of rest. He went outside and prepared the grill. Strong, deep brown muscles flexing as he flipped those tiny chicken wings over-LOL. A smile on his face when he caught me looking his way. And, most important-watching his daughters scribble with chalk on the sidewalk, his son walking tall and strong along his side. I cant even imagine how great he feels when he looks upon his family. A family that he provides for. A family that he loves and cherishes. This guy is great all around. And that is why I married him. His gift this year was a documentary on F-16 Fighter Jets (He is in The Air Force)and Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father (although he is not an avid reader-I thought maybe he'd pick this up) and some homemade macaroni & cheese-just the way he likes it.
Now I dont want to end this post without thanking my Earthly father Mark Walker. he is a constant inspiration to me. He has raised me to be an intelligent, beautiful woman, and I love him and Thank him for that. Thank You Daddy!
ANd to my Father In Heaven-Thank You Lord for all that you do, and all that you will do. You are WONDERFUL! God Bless to everyone here on Earth. I hope that you all had a great holiday. Stay in good spirits!