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Target and Michaels Scrapbooking Haul!

Hey y’all! It’s time for another edition of Saturday Scraps and it’s another haul post! As I mentioned earlier in the week, I left the house last Saturday and embarked on some retail therapy all by myself. It was lovely. I thought I’d share with you the fun stuff I found while I was out.First up, Michaels:These glittery photo corners were on clearance. I already had some of the silver ones and love them so I couldn’t pass this up!Still working on my albums from when I was teaching. I thought these diecuts would make fun embellishments.They go all the way through the alphabet.These were another clearance find. There are two adhesive lace frames in the package. So pretty!And now Target:I love my SMASH book and when I found these cute inkers in their scrapbooking section, I had to have them.There are three colors in each stick. They pull apart.Along…

One Chore, One Room Update

Hey guys! So, earlier this week I shared with you my new strategy of One Chore, One Room to help me conquer being overwhelmed. Basically, each day I tackle one major chore (like laundry as you’ll see) and dedicate time to really working on one room in the house.With the new house I’ve struggled a lot with getting it all done. In the apartment, I could easily clean up the entire space by blocking certain chores on certain days. With a house now about two and a half times the size of the apartment (and three floors) it’s not so simple so I’m really working to find a new routine that fits.Anywho, I thought you might like an update on my progress. Here are some before and after shots.Tuesday -Chore: LaundryRoom: Home OfficeWednesday – Chore: More Laundry (I was that behind)Room: Living Room/Dining RoomSo here are my thoughts on this process…

When Life Gets Overwhelming

Why yes, I *do* have to remind myself to take care of me. Sad, but true. I will put myself last on any list.Hey y’all. I’m working on a post to tell you every last detail about what the heck has been going on over here for the last month or so, but it’s taking some time. Let’s just say things have been crazy with a capital K and last week I reached my limit.What did I do? I handed the dog over to my husband along with a bottle of bleach spray (not for the dog) and I said I was outta here. I literally left the house Saturday morning, ran through Burger King for a large Diet and some Cinnabon and then went to Target and the Michaels. I felt guilty leaving my husband to deal with all of the craziness, but I was so completely overwhelmed I…

How About a Silhouette Giveaway?

Yep. You read that right! My good friend Amy over at One Artsy Mama is celebrating her second blog anniversary today and a bunch of us got together with Amy to celebrate in a big, big way! We’re giving away a Silhouette Cameo to one lucky winner! Y’all I don’t even have one myself so I am going to be super jealous of the winner! Seriously, if it’s one of you, you’ll share right? 😉 Kidding! Enjoy in good health and stop by and wish Amy a happy bloggiversary would ya?Here’s how to enter: a Rafflecopter giveawayGood Luck! And be sure to check the rules below prior to entering.Giveaway is open to US residents ages 18 and over (sorry international friends!) and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 24, 2013. Approximate retail value $299.99. Number of entries received determines the odds of winning. One winner will be selected. This is a giveaway sponsored as a group buy, which…

First Saturday – Fire and Ice

I’m sure that if I asked folks in a big city what the drawbacks are to living in a smaller town, they could give me quite a long list. I grew up in a big city. I never even considered leaving it! But then, well … love happened and here I am. 😉 Over time, I’ve grown to love this little city of mine and I thought I would begin to share with you some of the reasons why and give you an inside look at where I live. One of the best parts about our town is that we have an actual downtown area that has restaurants and shops. We don’t have high rises or gigantic municipal buildings (we have them, they’re just quite a bit smaller). We have a community spot where people shop in small, local businesses and eat in local (not chain) restaurants. It’s awesome. And all year…

The Blog Has a New Look!

Hey guys! As promised, I’ve been working behind the scenes to create a new look for the blog. I’d love it if you would take a minute to poke around the place and get a feel for the changes. More changes are coming though.I would also love your honest feedback, just remember to be kind with your constructive criticism. ;)There are a couple of things I already know will be tweaked – the header up top and the social media buttons on the right side bar.Well, what do you think?

Storage Room Part 2 During

Hey guys! I’m back with an update on our storage room. Missed Part 1? You can check it out here.Here’s where we stand today, after all of the cleaning and such.When we moved in, the wall above had only one small piece of pegboard and some between the studs shelving “bins”. Neither were very sturdy or functional for our needs so we decided to upgrade! We bought all of our materials from Lowes since it’s literally 5 minutes from the house. I had hubby take measurements (I can totally take measurements, I just hate that creepy room remember? 😉 ) of the walls, making sure we cut around the air vent and some pipes that we can’t cover and we had Lowes cut the pegboard to the dimensions we wanted. We still have one little notch to cut out to fit around a pipe in the ceiling, but we can do that…

Storage Room – Part 1 The Before

Hey guys! If you follow me at all on Facebook you’ve heard me mention “the scariest room in our house” several times in the last week or so. Well, now I’m ready to show you.At the base of our basement stairs, we have a small storage “room” that’s basically just concrete floors, a bare bulb and roughed in walls. It’s dark in there. Bugs like being in there. I hate going in there. I make hubby do it. No lie. Here are a few pics I snapped of the “before”:The view from the door. You can see a nice collection of wire hangers left by the former owner. We don’t know why. The middle of the room. Floor cluttered with tools, anti-freeze, and paint.The shelves to the left. Actually, these aren’t such bad shelves. Not the most well-constructed, but they’ll do to store plenty. We’re already discussing replacing them with something else.…