30 Days of {Blank}

Today I came across a new blog via the great Pioneer Woman. It's called Room 704 and the author has proposed a new something called 30 Days of {Blank}. You can see her explanation here, but the point is to do something everyday for 30 days. I would love to participate, and write something here every day regarding said blank, but as of now, I can't think of anything to do. I have 2 days to think about it, so hopefully something will call out to me. Ideas are certainly welcome. I encourage everyone to try it too. After all, it's only 30 days!


Twitter huh?

So I finally joined Twitter after my cousin, who also happens to be my co-worker, said that it would be a great way for me to network with other marketing/pr professionals. I was pretty against it from the beginning, but am starting to find my way around and figure some things out. I don't follow many celebrities, with the exception of Paula Deen, her boys, and Pioneer Woman, but have started trying to network. You can now see my Twitter updates in the right hand column, with a link to follow if you'd like. Just an FYI, names are already so picked over, I didn't want something cheesy, so I went with MsJanelleRene. I figure it will last me a while, unlike those aol names from the early 90's. Remember those???? So anyhoo, I PROMISE I will do some major blogging this weekend, probably like 10 posts worth. It's so hot here, there really isn't much else to do. 110=me staying inside. YIKES!

So you twitter and who do you follow?


All Better

That's how I feel about my living room and kitchen these days. After a weekend of painting, and another weekend of redecorating, it's officially done! I am so thankful for my parents who did almost all of the painting. I can say that I helped with some of the prep work, but that's about it. My dad even did some work on Father's Day! Both of my parents also took a day off from work to finish the kitchen. So a big thank you to you both! I can't believe how much nicer everything looks now that there is a fresh coat of paint on the walls. The counters do have to be recaulked, but that is the only thing that's left. I wish I had taken a picture of how bad the caulking looked, and my dad agreed,which is why he started stripping it off right away. I had tried to cover it up with items on the counter, but part of my goal was to have a cleaner look, so a lot of counter items found homes elsewhere in the process. Here are a few "after" pictures. I forgot to take pictures of the archways I painted a different color, so I will have to take some and post them another time.
Our living room. I love our Entertainment Unit! And all those red books are cookbooks...gosh I love to cook :)

The kitchen. I love all the cabinet space and counter space. I do wish all of our appliances matched and the cabinets were different, but oh well.

See the curtain over the window? My mom and I created that using cloth napkins. The whole thing cost me less than $20. And please excuse the garbage in the corner, recycle needs to go out and I've been a little lazy.

I LOVE these new items. They are actually screens that have been painted. I got them during our weekend in the mountains, and I got all 3 of them for $12.00!!!! The spice rack with the house (don't even want to know what else they left behind) and the dried stalk came from Kirklands for $8.00. Another great improvement for around $20.00.
Stay tuned for a holiday weekend post. My mom has some pictures so when I'm at her house tomorrow I'll download them and do another, slightly longer, post.