Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Ok people, I think it's official.
I am going CRAZY!
Well, I might have been that way before now, but now it's bad!

I am addicted to this Chalk paint!
ADDICTED I tell ya!
So much so, my house and my to do list is getting very neglected.
My only saving grace is that it gets wayy too hot here to paint after 11.

I can't wait to show you my newest projects!
Until then....
Here is a little story to keep you entertained until I decide to put the flipping brush down!
(that is the worst part about this paint, the lazy painter has to brush it on instead of spraying..so worth it though)

I have an 11 yr. old daughter. I love her dearly.
Even when she knows everything, and even when she rolls her eyes at m,e and even when she tries to tell me that that I don't know what 8 times 4 is. 

She went to a birthday party on Saturday. One of the crafts that they did was tie dye. 
Please, don't ever do this. 
Or, if you do decide to do this, please set the color in the shirt before you send it home!
Do you see where I am going with this?

She really, really, really wanted to wear it today.

I told her that she would have to wait until all of my laundry was done before it could go in the washer. 
So, last night when I was covered in paint and she should have been in bed, she came out and told me that she had just put her shirt in the washer. 
I thought about this for a minute and then panicked.
"Did you put soap in with it?"
Go and take it out and finish the wash cycle. I will be in to deal with the shirt later."

Well, my lovely 11 yr. old who knows everything didn't listen to the entire sentence. 
Only to the words," take it  out," and then she added, in "put a load of whites in the washer."

I tried to be as calm as possible when she came out and told what she had done. 

I was covered in  paint and said I would be right there. 
In the meantime, "go and stop the washer and pull the whites out."
By the time I got in the house-a whole 3 minutes later. My entire load of whites was purple. My carpet was also purple because she had pulled the whites out and left the purple died water mess on the carpet, instead of on the tile.

Now, I realize that part of this fiasco was my fault.
That is why I am sharing this little incident with all of you.
Don't do what I did.
But, if you already have an 11 yr. old know it all-learn from my mistake.

On a bright note, I didn't kill her and she only rolled her eyes once at me this morning.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Oh man, so sorry about the laundry and carpet, that's the worst. **Note to self, never tie-die shirts for a party**.
    Can't wait to see what you have been up to.

  2. Where did you get your ASCP? I live in Utah also and was wondering where to get it. Thanks.

  3. Hey Cassy-
    There is only one location in Utah. It's in Park City. The studio is called Faux Assured. Mindy runs it and she is fabulous!! Tell her I sent you. Here is the address and info.

    597 E Parkway Drive
    Unit C
    Park City, Utah 84098
    Studio Number: 435-649-8335
    email: info@fauxassured.com

    You will love it & it is so very addicting! You have been warned..:)

  4. I can't wait to see what you paint with the new chalk paint. It was fun meeting you at the Utah Creative Guild.

  5. here is my way of never having a laundry mishap(with my stuff, at least).. We installed a stack-able washer dryer unit in the kids bathroom. Everyone does their own laundry (by the time they are 8 years old or so) and then they can ruin their own stuff all they want
    (-; But as a side note my 17 year old had a Wal-mart bag with fresh, wet tie dye t-shirts sitting on the kitchen table Friday night... I about flipped,thinking it would run out and stain the table. It didn't, thankfully. They never out grow the ability to make you flip your lid! haha


Thanks for stopping by. Hope that my craziness might have inspired you! I would to hear what you have to say. (as long as it is nice)

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