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Jul 8, 2009

Two projects: Husband & Rooster

I have 2 projects to tell you about.
One I started today. I bought this rooster tray at HomeGoods about a year ago on clearance. I am not a "rooster" person but I like the lines of the tray and I was looking for something to hang over my stove in the "backsplash" area.

When we redid our kitchen a few years ago, we were on a tight budget, so I chose a stove with a high back that saved us the expense of installing a backsplash on the wall. Anyway I like the look of painted walls in the backsplash area.

So I have had this rooster tray filling that space for about a year now. But it bugs me because my sense of style is a changin' and I don't care for the colors in it anymore either. I had decided to put it in a garage sale. That would be the garage sale I talk about having but never have. You know. That one. But as I was stirring sauce, or gravy or something at the stove yesterday, inspiration hit!

Can you guess how I am going to redo my rooster tray? After it's makeover it will go right back to its home above the stove but it will have a totally different look! I can't wait to show it to you.

Boy, I hope it turns out as good as I imagine it will. It should be done by Friday so come back by and check it out!

The second project is one I am waiting on some of you, a lot of you (I hope), to do with me. Author Kathi Lipp sent me 3 copies of her book, The Husband Project. So I will be giving 2 of those away to bloggers who would like to, as Kathi says, "take your marriage from ordinary to amazing in just 21 days."

Even if you don't win a book, I will be doing a 5 Day Mini Project with assignments linked here so you will know everything you need to do the Mini Project.

And once we begin the project, I will be blogging about the 5 day mini project as well as the remaining 16 days of the full 21 day project to let you know how it's going in my home. I think it will be fun and whose marriage doesn't have a little room for improvement?

Read more about the project here on Kathi's blog and see if you are interested in joining in the fun. You can even read an excerpt from chapter one. And, of course, you can always go ahead and buy the book from Kathi's website! This might be a project you would be interested in doing with a life group. Now that would be fun!

I'll come back in a day or two, depending on the kind of response I get, to tell you how you can win a copy of The Husband Project. Kathi will also be dropping by for a visit once we get the project officially started!


  1. I can't wait to see what you do with the tray!
    I am also interested in the husband project! I have a great marriage, but it's great because we work on it. This sounds like something I would like! Can't wait for more details.

  2. I am anxious to see the tray. Would like to learn more about the husband project. I have been married a long time (41yrs) but, you know, there is always room to improve!

  3. Looking forward to the tray! And yes, enter me to win the book. Thanks!

  4. I use to have a rooster above my stove. No JOKE! That is so funny! I don't know what ever happened to that thing. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.

    Okay, is there a WIFE PROJECT somewhere out there too? I'm SURE Paul would love to get his hands on a book like that. I've been a bit of a challenge lately. :)

    I'd love to win the book and if not, I'll read it for sure. You're right, there's always room for improvement.

  5. OK, now you're inspiring me to get some decorations up on these walls. I am just sooooo not confident when it comes to that stuff, though. *sigh*
    And the husband project? Sure. Enter me, please!

  6. Looking forward to the Husband Project! ;-)