I just got back from seeing Julie & Julia with Gina. Say that ten times fast. For those who haven’t seen the movie, Julie basically wakes up one day and decides she’s bored with her lame job and really nice, good looking husband. For some reason that I swear they didn’t explain, Julie is obsessed with Julia Child. She decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s French cookbook and log her progress/results on a blog. The book has 524 recipes and she gives herself a year to do it. The result? A book, a movie, and I would imagine a whole lot-o-weight.
Julie decides to blog so she has accountability for the project. Something to own up to. And I've decided I’m copying her. I figure if a girl from Queens with a bad haircut can do it, so can I. Expect a book and movie about me around Christmas. The project? I’m calling it Virgina. That’s my grandma’s name, and I happen to be buying her home. The house has class. And thanks to my girl Jodee, it’s going to be even classier. It also happens to have a lot of work that needs to be done to it. To give myself some motivation, and to log my results- before and after pics, new finds for the house, etc. I decided to start a blog about Virginia’s progress. First step? Remove that nasty wallpaper that’s covering the ENTIRE house. All 4 levels.
Here's a little sneaky peek to get this party started:
Doesn't this master bedroom wallpaper want to make you just curl up and relax?? So soothing.
Thanks for putting the wallpaper directly on sheet rock, Virginia.
I insist on working in skirts out of respect for the home.
So anyway, here comes my home remodeling/designing adventure. Tim and I welcome you to join us as we make it work.