Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year...Long Post

Happy New Year!

As many of you, I have been thinking about how to react to the New Year, 
New Resolutions, New Goals...etc, etc...
 I have always hated making any resolutions, because like many of you, 
I screw up so soon after making them and feel like a failure.
Instead, I always like knowing that each day is New so if you mess up,
the next day is a new day to start over.
I believe that every human being is just that, human.
We mess up, we are always learning, growing and experiencing.
Every day is a new day to make some sort of change if you want to.

So my change for the New Year that I have decided to do...
Make my journey.
I feel that since my blog is all mine to do with it what I want,
I want to not only put the things that I love the most like crafting and nail art,
but to also add some other items.
Like telling the story of me.
I mean, why not use this venue as a place where I can share my feelings,
my thoughts, my prayers, my adventures.
It's not like I have a BILLION subscribers and I do this for a living...
this is usually only shared with my family and close friends...
so why not share more of me?
I am sorry if this is not where you want me to move this blog to,
but as is MINE and it has always felt like it was missing ME.

Ok, enough with the on to the good stuff...

One of my goals this holiday season, was to clean out most of the items that we have been hoarding for so long and for no reason.
We have a guest room that caught all of the items and when we have company come over, it's scramble time to move everything to the garage.
Well, I was fortunate enough to have four-day weekends throughout December from vacation that I was able to save up...
and cleaned not only the guest room, 
but also the garage, revamped the spice cabinet, 
and re-arranged my studio a little.

I even took some pictures of my re-arranged room to share.

 I still have to label the drawers to my organizers,
but I will...eventually!

Love the marker/pencil organizer I made...
everything right at my fingertips.

Now my computer is right next to me.
Love it so much better.

Display of some of my artwork.

Love having my stamps now in one spot.
Way easier.

Told you I obsessed over making ornaments last year.

Even though this is all contained,
I think I may have to tackle this some time this year.

Love my clock and canvas...

The rest of the room is hubby's office, so that is off limits for me to clean or fix.
I love having him in here with me...
gives me someone to talk to, 
besides the puppies that usually stay in here with me.

If there is anything that you would like to know more about or how it is organized, just let me know and I will fill you in.

I was very lucky to have had time to clean and re-arrange last month.
Now it's back to work and no vacation for a while.
But in my world, each weekend is a vacation.

So as December came to a close with fixing up the inside of the house...
January started off with a bang on the outside of the house.

I woke up on Saturday morning with the premise of crafting since everything else I wanted to do was done, and one of my sweet little fur-babies, Bella wanted to play frisbee.  She loves playing frisbee.

Anyway, I went outside, and she came in to the porch with her foot up like she hurt it.  As I bent down to see what was wrong, the smell of poop wafted up to my nose and I saw that she stepped in a pile of it.  ACK!!!  LOVELY!!!
Hubby ran out to clean up everything as I picked her up and brought her to the shower to clean her up...which she just loved.  (sarcastic)
I went back to the studio, after changing clothes from her getting me soaked,
 to get back into crafting and within about an hour or so, 
Bella wanted to play I got up to play with her again.
Guess who stepped in 'something' this time?  ME!!!
Hubby thought he got it all, but I guess not!
Well, one of my friends told me that stepping in poop is good luck.
WHAT???  Ok...we'll see.

So later on that night, hubby bought me a scratch-off.
I never do them, but this one was new...
it was a crossword one so it caught my eye and I decided to scratch it off.  
I won $10.00!!!
So freaking excited!
Hubby and I brought it in to the store to then roll it over to another ticket.
Ah, what the heck...I thought.
I get home and start to scratch it off and won $10.00 on the first scratch!
Hubby didn't believe me and had to see.  Yep...I won $10.00!
But I still had more to scratch off...second box...another $10.00!!
You have got to be kidding me!
On and on it went...I totally kept saying to hubby that he gave me  a trick one.
He completely denied it over and over as I kept winning each box.
After I finished scratching the whole ticket...
$100.00! SA-WEET!
I am so stoked about this because I decided to TRY this year to use what I have in my studio...barring adhesive and other staples.
So now since this is free's craft money! LOL!!!

See...told you this was going to be a long post.
I am not promising that this will be an every time occurrence or
that I will be posting every week...but I will give you this promise...

So this post is for the first couple of days of 2015,
and I hope you will stay with me all year.

Take care.

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