Sunday, January 27, 2008

Craftastic!

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As you can see and hear my sister state in the video, my craftroom had become a craphole for everything from dog food to luggage to paint cans to.... whatever you can think of. It was basically a catch all room. No longer is that so. I am now writing you from my newly cleaned and organized, craftastic room. (Try to ignore the loud music, I have lost control of my home.)



Ella had to get in on the before.


stationary shelves a mess.


Miscelaneous items in the floor.


The shelves were packed with everything that belonged on the desk.



Sewing machine and notions.


Pictures that belong on the wall.


All of this stuff goes in garage sale.


Halfway there.


Getting there...


OH how I love my boooks! They are precious to me.

As well as my home magazines, if I have a macro lens you could see why... Martha, Country Living, Domino, Blueprint... all very inspirational.


I did narrow them down though and I am very proud of that due to the fact that I have had these magaizines and books for years because I could not let them go.


AFTER:

sewing corner.


Work station: this is where I will have my laptop most of the time.


Those paint cans are gone now.


Space for the kids to do their crafts in the floor while I do whatever.



shelving


The ironing board will be moved next to the shelves because my new treadmill is going to be in front of this window.


Closet Before.


Closet after.


A box of stuff for Miss Jamie is all that is left.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Weight Has Been Lifted.

Many of you know my Gramma was a very talented woman. I have always wanted to be the kind of crafter, sewer and general good person jsut like she was. I have been sewing for a few years and she was my inspiration to do that. I love doing it, when I actually do it.

The reality is that I rarely do it. It even stresses me out because I have so many things on my list and the list gets longer and longer, I'm not taking anything off the list... you see what I'm saying? So much to my relief and dismay, I have decided to get rid of it all and devote all of my time, money and energy to photography. It's what I love the most anyway.

I think my Gramma would be proud that I am following my own path and devoting myself to what I love the most.

If you want some of my stuff let me know, I will give you a good price. *winkwink*

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Studying


Really hard to do. I don't know if you know this but it is impossible to stay awake while reading textbooks. How do people do it? If you have any tips, by all means, please... HELP ME.

Even though it's not fun to study it is fun to have photoshoot while pretending to study. Abby is the photogapher this time.


















The video from the last post didn't work. I tried like ten times but the thing would not load. Sorry.

Monday, January 14, 2008

That 365 Stuff is Out the Window for Sure.

Uuuuummmm listen... Yeah... Not going to do that.

Whatever... ok.

It's just not going to happen.


So I made a little video of what it is like to do homework with Abby. The actual time was about 30 minutes but I edited it to be less boring.

Ok it's taking longer to edit than I expected so I will edit in or just post it seperately tomorrow. Just think of this as a cliffhanger.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Why you shouldn't stay up 'til 4am

My sister and I are both night owls. It's usually not intentional. I mean, you know how it is. You start cleaning out one closet and before you know it it's 3am and you are standing in the laundry room knee deep in sheets and blankets because you decided every sheet in the house needed to be washed...right now! Theres always the "Oh I am so tired" and you pick up the remote to turn the tv off and notice that A Walk To Remember is on and you haven't seen it in forever so you sit down to watch a movie at 1am.

Anyhow, the next day there is usually a fifty/fifty chance that I will be a zombie. On the days that I am not a zombie, I am usually an some sort of insomnia induced high that includes shopping, cleaning and singing. Not necesarily in that order.

Sandy on the other hand would rather just stay in bed. On this particular day I had other plans for us. So I am standing at the top of the stairs listen to her call me looney because I won't leave her alone and it hits me... get the camera. hehehhehehheheee.


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Friday, January 11, 2008

100!!!!

This is my 100th post! I feel pretty good about that. It's taken over two years to get here sooooo.

Today I had a wonderful time thrifting. I only bought a few things. I kept way under $20.00 but still... don' tell Rick. I wish I had the forsight to have taken pictures but alas, I do not. I am getting better though.Pretty soon I will be a veteran blogger that goes around all day thinking of things to blog about.

I picked of two sets of twin sheets that are just perfect for my girls beds. The find of the day was a down alternative blanket that I plan to cover with a cute duvet. There were some really cute bowls and plates to be had but I have to many already so I need to lay off for awhile. I did gat a nice tupperware bowl and lid though.

Forgive the lack of pictures, I am very sorry. Maybe I will edit to add the pictures tomorrow.

I'll be damned.

I did it again! It is truly very hard to blog everyday. I am just not that interesting. The highlight of my day was arrival of two of my text books. I mean what do I do with that. How can that be elaborated on? Ya know, I am gonig to be taking English Composition this Semester. I think I will have to pay special attention.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

3 am in the ER

That's about the time you start to get really bored. By then you've probably been there a few hours and nothin' doin'. You're gonna be there for a few more. I like to carry a small camera in my purse for just such an occasion.
I like to call this Annoying Krhys.
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My Neice has had swollen tonsils for a very long time. Months. There is nothing wrong with her though. Well, last night she got a fever. We took her in to the ER to get her looked at. Obviously those puppies have to come out. They gave her steroids to reduce the swelling and sent us home... 6 hours later. Thanks alot.
Someone has a sense of humor.

Her Nurse was a nice guy. She has tiny veins, apparently, so her was very apologetic when he couldn't get IV in the first time. It was ok, I thought it was funny until she started getting tears in her eyes and then I was sad for the poor girl. They did a catscan and to make sure there wasn't something behind her tonsils, that's how swollen they are. You can't see past them.
I think I caught a loving little moment there.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

T.v.'s and Sewing therapy and Some old pictures of my kiddos.







You can only imagine how many t.v.'s we have in this house. I mean there are seven people for petes sake! We don't have one for each person but it is close. So we did a little rearranging of the t.v situation. A few upgrades if you will.

I have not sewed in so long. I am starting to get the itch , ya know, like if I don't make something soon I am going to explode. Going through Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing and Amy Butler's In Stitches has just intesified it. We are very close to getting my sewing room to a point where I can find things and get something done.

Tonight my sister and I were talking and she was teasing me saying I like to look at the pictures but I don't do. Honestly, she's kind-of right. I love, love, love the picturess and reading how to do the projects, especially in vintage sewing and craft books. In reality I only do a few projects here and there. That was good therapy. Thanks Sandy.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Mickey D's has sweetened it up a bit

Not so long ago you could only get sweet tea at a McDonalds if you were in the South. Not any more, people! It is really good tea, too. I even went back for seconds. There is a drawback to it though. They serve it in Styrofoam cups! I can't be apart of that. I asked the girl in the drivethru to just refill the cup I already had and she looked at me like I was kookoo. Whatever! Just fill the damn cup already.

Today I took a nap. It was bliss. It was a good 45 minutes before the kids got home. Ella was very understanding and let me sleep without slapping my face or poking me in the eye.

Apparently I am supposed to be upset because Ohio State did not win... or is not winning right now... something like that. Yeah... uuummm ok, Not to upset about it.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

1:47 am

ok so I didn't technically get to the blogging for the 6th. But I totally think that's forgiven since I am only an hour and 40 some odd minutes late.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Date Night.






It is such a dreary day outside. It's actually raining. In the middle of Winter. Tonight is date night and we are going to see I am Legend. I have a feeling it will be very scary for me.
I am truly boring.

Friday, January 04, 2008

Here Piggy Piggy...

Every year I swear to myself that I will lose 50 lbs by the next year and every year I lose about 20 lbs. and then just stop dieting. What is wrong with me? I mean really, I should have it figured out by now.

There is like this mental roadblock but I don't know what it is. I hate to do soul searching just for the sake of a diet but it's annoying already. ugh.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

When does it stop?

I really hate bill collectors. They call for stuff you don't even know exists and then you hve to scramble trying to figure out what the hell they are talking about and if it is even real. Then you have to haggle them suckers down from the outrageous # they have back down to the original amount. It's annoying. I mean really. Screw Columbia House and their Dvd's.

Anyhow... Now that that's over.

I never got to go thrifting yesterday. I decided to call the Bursars office before I left the house. That was really a good idea. I had to pay them a whole bunch of mola and now I am pretty much flat busted... well Rick is.

Oh my goodness, This is probably the most boring blog ever. Who cares, right? You don't care.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Thrifting

Well it's only the second day of the year and I am going thrifting. I'm not going to say I promised Rick I wouldn't go thrifting but I did say when I get a gym membership I will stop thrifting. So ya see... It's ok to go until I get that membership. Yeah. It's totally ok. totally.

I really hope I find a great find! I know you do too.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

365 days of blogs.



A little dip for fun. It's hard to hold that pose.


Ok Im going to do it. One blog everyday for a year. It's a bit of a challenge, especially for me but I am going to do it. I may even include pictures. Ya never know.





So Happy New Year! We had a good ole time here with lots of spirits, fun and friends.