Sunday, August 17, 2014

My Room Revamp!!

So, I am currently in the middle of the bigger than I expected project. I decided to take on the task (aka challenge) of repainting and redecorating my bedroom. 

So here are the "before" photos:
(I have to admit they're not pure before photos because, as you can tell from the mess, I began going through things/reorganizing before I took the photos.)

I chose the colors yellow and grey. Then, I fell in love with this quilt at the store.
At the time I fell in love with the quilt, I was not planning on redoing my room yet! I have to say, the quilt was my main source of inspiration for this project!

I began my painting excursion by using a magnetic primer (only available in black - FYI) on a section of my wall. I plan to paint over this section with chalkboard paint, so I will have a magnetic chalkboard in my workspace (can you tell I'm studying to be a teacher?). 
I painted the primer and painted around the trim. This wall will be my yellow accent wall. The other three walls will be gray. 
Here is the yellow wall. I promise it looks much better in person! For some reason, I kept getting shadows when I was taking the picture. I love my yellow wall. The black magnetic primer doesn't show through at all! I loveeeee the color! It's so happy and cheerful. Hopefully I can get a better picture soon! 

That's all I've done on the painting front so far. I am forcing myself to have the room done by next Sunday at the latest! I start school next Monday, and the purpose of the room revamp was to have a quiet, clean, and organized workspace to do my schoolwork. 

I have however worked on a few pieces that will go in the finished room. 

First, I made 4 pillow cases to match my quilt. (Unfortunately, I don't have pictures yet...) The covers were 20x20 to fit pillows bright pink pillows that I accidentally bought at ikea a few months ago. The pillowcase project worked great and I can't wait to display the pillows on my new bed!

The next project was pinspired (of course). I used plain boards and plain foam stickers. I found quotes that I really liked and arranged the foam letters onto the board. Next, I simply painted the boards using the colors of my room. That was it! Beautiful custom signs to motivate me! 😉
(I also made another one that says, "Everything will be OK.")

Lastly, I decided to test my hand at reupholstering a chair. Just as the back story, I was "garage sailing" searching for a desk. I haven't found a desk, but I did find this chair. The woman was asking $10. I didn't try to make a deal with her, although I probably could have. The chair was perfect for the desk that I've been imagining. I immediately bought it. 
This is the fabric that was on the chair previously. It was very cute, but didn't match my room. 

I went to Joann fabrics today to find some upholstery fabric for the chair. I am pleased to announce that I found exactly what I was looking for! As you will soon see from photos of the finished room, I am a bit chevron obsessed! 
Here is my finished chair. Never did I ever think it would be possible to fall in love with a piece of furniture. Turns out it is because this chair is my baby! I can't wait to finally find a desk to pair with my beautiful chair. 

Keep your eyes out for more posts about this project! Hopefully more should be coming this week!!

August 17, 2014

I'm laying in Tyler's bed right now. I couldn't be happier. 

I'll write/explain more later Lovelies! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

I need to write more. So I'm starting now! 

Tyler wants to talk more. He also wants to have sex. I'm going to use it against him. I'm just going to tease him until I get what I want. Or at least until we talk and straighten everything out. If we have sex I'm just going to get more confused!

Chloe and I got Lou Malnati's yesterday. Omg it was so delicious! I'm taking Kyra and Cole out for dinner tonight. I'm excited. 

School starts in 11 days. I can't wait to start school full time!

Not much else to report. Have a great day Lovlies! ❤️ 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

August 13, 2014

Oh. My. Goodness. 

I need to write more! Life is crazy

First of all, I started a painting projectin my room. I wanted to paint the walls grey and yellow. I bought all the paint and supplies and I began painting (without telling mom of course). When she found out we got into it and I left the house. I stayed with Alex and Dave for a few days. Finally I apologized for saying shut up and calling her a psycho. I really don't regret what I said, but I had to apologize just to make my life less awkward. 

Next order of business is Dylan. I have three words for him: what the fuck. So after the whole "I love you" incident, we talked normal for like two days and then he never responded to my text. I texted two days later and again five days later. I haven't heard anything. I am hurt because I don't even get an explanation. I have no clue what I did. I can tell he's ignoring me because he's been snap chatting other girls and posting on Facebook. Oh well. I was too good for him anyway (and we both knew it). 

So I literally have a texting/snapchat stalker. His name is Vince and I don't know how to get rid of him. He's so damn annoying. He is ugly and works for a cleaning company. So he's basically a maid. He's obsessed with me. I tried to tell him I'm not interested, but he can't take a hint. He doesn't even have a car. He wants us to go on a date, but I have to pick him up. Ummm, yeah that's not happening. I need to stop replying but I don't want to do what Dylan did to me. I really need to get on the ball with this one so he doesn't get anymore weird. 

I've also been talking to Chris from Toby Keith's. He's such a sweetheart! He is 24. We went on our first date last weekend in downtown La Grange. It was a lot of fun! We ended up talking for four hours. I felt completely comfortable with him and he seemed really honest and genuine. Hopefully he's not too nice. He did kids me at the end of the date. I was a little surprised bc I thought he'd be too shy! Somehow he did it. I was really happy he did! I am glad that I meet him. It seems rare to find a good guy these days. We'll see where things go with him. I'm thinking I'll continue to see him and talk to him. 

Nick's still been begging me to be his girlfriend. Ha...NEVER going to happen. 

So that's all the normal stuff going on in my life. Now comes the crazy part. I've had so many people from my past contacting me lately. It's so strange. It's like all at once people are deciding to add me back in their lives. It's been a very interesting week...

The first person I heard from was Tanya. It was super random. She just randomly texted me and we've been talking ever since. She lives in Georgia for the military. She's still married to Mike and claims things are going really well for them. In a few months, she's moving to Germany for three years. I'm planning on visiting her next summer if she's still there. I really don't want to have to deal with asshole Mike though. I get such a bad vibe from him. It'd be worth it to travel Europe with my best friend though!

The next random person to text me is Lee from Bar Louie. That was a total shocker. He seemed to remember every little detail about me! I took Chloe out to dinner last Friday and while we were sitting down, my phone started ringing. It was a random number. Usually I don't answer those kind of calls, but this time I did. The voice on the phone asked if it was Christi Helm. I made him tell me his name first and when he said Lee I was super surprised. We talked for about 10 minutes and then said we would hang out. I'm glad I got to hear from him. He always said he liked me, but I thought he said that to everyone. From the phone call though, I think he might have actually liked me. Weird. Especially because I was pregnant when I first started working at Bar Louie, but no one knew. 

Next comes Mike. I went on a few dates with him in April and May. He seemed nice but he was a little weird. I just remember after we went on a date to Giordano's, we kissed and I swear he was patting himself on the back when he was walking away. That freaked me out. He randomly stopped texting me. I wasn't heartbroken because of the back patting incident. So I forgot about him. However, he randomly texted me this week. He apologized for not responding before. Apparently he slept with a girl before we started talking and he found out she's pregnant. He tried to work it out with her but it didn't work out. I'm torn as to whether or not to hang out with him again. On one hand, I don't want to get caught up in all his drama and I wasn't super attached to him after the first few dates. On the other hand, I don't want to not talk to him just because he's having a baby. I think it would be very hypocritical of me. I guess we'll just have to see what happens.  

The next person I heard from is Jon. We met online and we were talking for a long time. I stopped talking to him because I was scared to meet up with him. I saw his profile on a dating website and messaged him with my number. About 2 weeks after I sent the message he texted me. It was weird to hear from him, but I think we should finally meet after all this time. 

The most shocking part about the whole situation is who texted me yesterday. I got a text yesterday that said, "Talk?" I immediately knew who it was. I responded by saying, "About what?" We ended up talking. He wanted me to come over. I was hesitant. He didn't treat me very good before and with the whole thing that happened with Jackie, I really didn't want to get involved again. At the same time, I really did love Tyler. He always seemed different. And I was always completely mesmerized by him. I was also scared because I felt like I could be being set up. I felt like Jackie was going to be there or something. I did want an explanation though. I think I deserved it. So, I drove the 43.5 miles to Tyler's house. When I got there I was still nervous. I felt like it was going to be so awkward. When I finally saw Tyler I couldn't be mad at him. I have so many feelings for him (even though I don't love him anymore. I'll have to re-fall in love with him). We went up to his apartment. I had Chloe with me. Of course Chloe woke up when we were walking up to his apartment. She ended up being up the entire time. It was so frustrating because we didn't get to talk about much. He's so confusing. I don't know what he wants from us. He won't tell me and he keeps asking me. I do miss him and I could certainly see something long term with him, but I don't want to be treated the way I was before. There were always excuses and he was constantly blowing me off. I don't know what to say about that besides I'm way too good to be treated that way. 

I need to play the Tyler situation well, because I need to show that I am a strong independent woman and that I don't need him. I don't want to come off as needy or desperate. I think I'm completely opposite of that. I really need a plan before we talk/hang out more. I did end up hugging him. He didn't try to kiss me. I wish he did though!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

August 5, 2014

I really need to start writing more! Soooo much has happened. 

To begin, I basically gave up on Dylan. He's been super MIA and I know he's moving to Michigan, so I decided to let him go (even though I really like him...p.s. I let the fart incident go at this point). Two weeks ago I went out with Carly and her college friends. We went to Toby Keith's. I had a great time!! It was awesome! I danced my ass off (literally) and I had lots of game. The funny thing is, I was really just looking to have a fun girls night out. I wasn't looking for anyone, but everyone kept approaching me! I had an outstanding time! I started talking to this guy Chris. We had some chemistry and we were texting. We were supposed to hang out this weekend, but it didn't happen. I haven't heard from him in a few days, but I think I'll text him soon to see if he's still interested. 

As for the Dylan situation, it's the craziest thing. I figured he wasn't interested. He called and FaceTimed me when I was at the bar. He said he was starting to feel sick. He asked me if I'd like to go to dinner on Friday. I said yes. It didn't happen though because he got really sick. He has mono. He FaceTimed me on Friday night. He was in Michigan. He said he made reservations for us at Ditka's downtown but he couldn't go because he was so sick. His mom was working in Chicago so she went and picked him up and drove him to Michigan. 

While we were skyping we talked about all sorts of stuff including what would happen if he gets transferred to Detroit. He said he would want me and Chloe to move with him. He would buy a house and I wouldn't have to work. He told me how bad he felt and that he missed me. I told him it was ok but he still felt bad. 

At the end of the 2 hour and 16 minute FaceTime, he said, "I love you." I said, "I love you too." I don't think I really love him yet. I do like him a lot though and I think love would definitely be in our future. I really hope he works out. 

I'm just scared because of Tyler. I hope every guy is not as big of a douchebag. Dylan did add me on Facebook though and there's nothing suspicious there. The problem is we still have to DTR. I don't know what we really are. I'm assuming we're boyfriend/girlfriend after the last talk, but we didn't make it "official." I feel like I'm like 15 saying that, but I still think it's important. 

As a side note, Nick asked me to be his girlfriend today. What a joke. I'd never date him. I told him no, but he's a persistent son of a gun. 

I really want it to work with Dylan. None of the other boys matter to me. Just him. 

Goodnight my loves❤️😴


Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2, 2014

Dylan told me he loved me today! Holy shit. I didn't see that one coming.