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Helping Out and Updating

We had an awesome weekend this weekend.  My sister and I promised my mom about 2 years ago that we would paint her living room and hallway.  This had not been done in about 30 years, so it was well overdue.  We finally had a free weekend, so off to Green Bay we went.

My sister had taped everything, so we could start first thing Saturday morning.  The weather held out for us (it was suppose to rain), so the kids could play outside.  My mom also wanted ceiling fans put into the bedrooms, so Bill took care of that.  He also replaced their outside light.  Needless to say, it was a pretty busy Saturday!  The paint color my mom chose looked brown on the paint chip, it even looked tan in the paint can.  However, once we got it on the wall, it ended up looking like the color she already had (just fresher and newer now!).  That was a tad bit disappointing.  After we were done painting (and letting it dry), Bill realized how old their outlets look.  We ran to Menards real quick and got new outlets and trim plates.  Bill hooked those up for them too!  To finish off their new living room, Kari (my sister) and I bought new curtains and a new curtain rod too.  We also rearranged their living room sofa sets. Now, they don't have contemporary sectionals or even a sleeper sofas. Instead, they have just a plain couch, 3 chairs, and 2 endtables.  All in all, I think we were able to freshen up the room and bring it into the 21st century!

I also fixed up their flower garden.  This was a project I started last summer and half of what we planted didn't come back this year.  I again went to Menards with my mom and we picked up some new plants.  With some help from my dad (he dug the holes), I planted to the new plants and am crossing my fingers they take this year.  It has rained since we left, so that can only help them!

That, in a nutshell, is how we spent our weekend.  How did you spend yours?

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Lisa Martin

Lisa Martin

In April 2006, Lisa began blogging to stay connected with distant relatives and friends. As she delved into blogging, she discovered the potential to assist others by sharing her experiences. Lisa has actively engaged in numerous exclusive media ventures. Notable among these are her participation in events such as the Sony Mommy Bloggers Event, the Pampers Mommy Bloggers Event, the Epson Event in Chicago, the Stouffers Event, a memorable yacht excursion with Lands End, collaborations with 1-800-Baskets, an exclusive tour for bloggers by Mrs. Prindable’s, partnerships with Hallmark, PopCap games, Chicago Cubs Mastercard Priceless Events, and Rug Doctor. In addition, she has collaborated with Nutrisystem on a weight loss initiative, teamed up with Buick and Chevy, and served as a brand ambassador for Sprint. Lisa's collaboration portfolio also extends to Disney, where she has participated in press trips for significant movies such as Frozen, Guardians of the Galaxy, McFarland USA, The Good Dinosaur, The BFG, and Cars 3. Notably, for projects like Frozen, The BFG, and Cars 3, she was granted the privilege of walking the red carpet and conducting interviews with celebrities. The impact of Lisa's blog has gained recognition, with The New York Times referencing her content. Moreover, she has been featured in interviews by respected publications such as the Southtown Star, The Chicago Sun Times, and inside.View Author posts