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I am just a girl who is crafting her way through the kitchen, the house and the (soon to be!) classroom. Follow me and maybe we can figure this whole crafty thing out.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are you still out there?

I know, I am sorry. 
Things have been changing in my little bubble of the world and I wasn't sure how to tell what was/is going on.

I am walking away from everything; my house, my car, my possessions, everything but my clothes and teaching stuff. I am starting over. Fresh.  I need this. 

Last year my entire life changed when my 7 year relationship/engagement ended violently. I was forced out of my comfortable bubble and into life. 

A lot of things have happened since then.....

I graduated college with my Bachelors in Education (!)
I met an amazing man and fell in love
I was denied my refinance on my mortgage in efforts to keep my house (that my X and I shared)
I resigned from my comfortable office job which I've been in for 4 years
I am moving back to my Mom's
I am throwing myself into the teaching world by substitute teaching to get my foot in the door (our education job market is tough here)

For once in my entire life, I do not have a plan. 
I do not know if I will get a substitute phone call everyday
I do not know if living with my Mom after 8 years of being on my own will work perfectly
I do not know where my life is taking me

and for once, I am not nervous about it. 

I apologize for the lapse in posts, I just am not sure what to write about. 

We will see where all these changes in my life, take my blog. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July Wreath!

Happy Fourth of July everyone! Hope you are enjoying this day with friends and family. Coming from a military family, I will always have a special place in my heart for the red, white and blue. So to honor today, I made a red, white and blue yarn wreath. Check it out.. 

I used a straw wreath that was tightly wrapped because I couldn't find any styrofoam ones. ha 
the yarn was on sale for $1 each and the star was $2 at Joann's. 

 I started with red and started wrapping. ( don't mind the pjs.. it was a lazy Sunday)

 I wrapped three sections of red and two of white and hot glued the last piece to the wreath. I left double the amount of space for the blue. 

Then I spray painted the star white. 

And wrote my brothers names on the star. 

I hot glued the star onto the blue yarn.  Here is the finished project. 

I made a little loop at the top and hot glued it to the wreath as well. 

And here it is on the door. I LOVE it! So bright and festive and can be also used for Memorial Day and Labor Day :) 

What are your plans today??

Friday, June 29, 2012

Closet Organization

I have an obsession....
 shoes, clothes, handbags, jewelry, scarves... it's bad. Wanna see?

Ok, so you can't see anything but clothes and shoes, but trust me, you don't want to see the rest of it (another post for another day). I have 56 pairs of shoes it's pinterests fault.

Anyway.. after one too many times of tripping over my shoes at 7am, half asleep, I decided I needed to find an inexpensive way to organize them. I liked the rack that I already had in there mainly because it held 16 pairs of shoes and only cost me $20 from Walmart. I went to their site and they were discontinued
womp womp

I searched for it on Amazon, just in case a vendor still had some left over. No luck. 
Then after the gym one day, I stopped at home depot and strolled the aisles. I kept finding things that cost $50+ and they only held 20 some shoes at most. I didn't want to spend that much money on something to just hold shoes. Then I ran into this.... 

The best part about them..... only $13.98 and they stack! They only had 2 on the shelf and none in the back. So I rushed home to order them online. I bought 6. I knew I only needed 5 for the closet, but I wanted 1 extra just in case I needed it for something else. At only $14, why not?

Once they arrived, I quickly ran them upstairs (all lies, they were heavy! I carried two at a time) and started putting them together. It only took 8 screws per set and some wood pins to stack them. In just over an hour, I had all 5 of them put together and stacked. see...

I LOVE it! My dark colored shoes are on one stacked shelf, light colors on the other. Boots and winter shoes are on the smaller one on the back wall. For the price I paid, the quality is good, set up was a breeze and they look great. I am one happy girl! 

Now go get some stackable shoe shelves, you will thank me later. 


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Storage Personality Quiz

While browsing over at Centsational Girl (one of my favs!) I ran across this quiz. I absolutely love to organize and having things in its place. It makes my life easier and those around me can find things quickly too. Once I received my results from the quiz, I knew they were right on. lol. 

Your Organization Personality is:
You are the Librarian
key traits
  • Detailed and a taskmaster
  • Energetic
  • A perfectionist, sometimes to a fault

Go on over and see what organization personality you have and come back and tell me! 


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Coast to Coast

I just ran across this post and it was way to cool not to share. Shane over at Whispering Sweet Nothings has created a way for bloggers to find other bloggers in their area. Go check it out and sign yourself up. Why didn't I think of this!


Hi There!

When I was a young girl, I climbed trees, built forts, and swore like a sailor. I didn’t shave my legs, wear make-up, or have girl sleep over nights. 

Well, here I am at 27 years old and a polar opposite of the younger version of myself.  I love pink, fashion, glitter, cooking, baking, organizing and home decorating. I find it amusing when I run into friends of my tomboy days and they say “Oh well aren’t you crafty!” when they realize in fact, yes I am a girl who enjoys doing girl things. Follow me as I craft my way through my kitchen, my home and my (soon to be) classroom.