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Craft Room Dilemma

8 Jul

I have been so incredibly excited about finally having a craft room to hide in, but I didn’t realize that this new idea would pose such a dilemma for me.  Besides trying to figure out where to put all the boxes while I arrange and organize my craft room (yippee!! craft room!!), I need to figure out the perfect decor for my special personal space.

I’ve never really had much experience decorating before (who really cares enough to decorate a horrible, little apartment?), but now I can’t stop thinking of possible options for each and every room in our new abode.  I’ve made lists of possible decor to make myself, colors, and themes.  While we’ve pretty much settled on themes for the other rooms, I’m stuck when it comes to my craft room.

I’ve got two great options, but which to choose?

  • DIY or DIY-inspired decor: framed swatches, DIY paintings, creative quote wall stickers, etc.
  • Inspiration decor: pictures of people or things that inspire me, inspiration boards, idea boards, etc.

The only thing I know for sure is that I want my craft room to be a relaxing haven for me to be free to create anything that my heart desires.  Ever since we started planning the move, I’ve pictured myself spending relaxing weekends in my craft room crafting away and enjoying quality time with my sewing machine that I have yet to use.  Soon all those boxes will be gone and I can finally live my dream!

What does your personal craft space look like? How is it organized? Decorated?


Starting a New Chapter

29 Jun

Have you ever gotten so involved in the story your reading that you find yourself on the edge of you seat in anticipation of what the next chapter will bring?  I have many times, and I know I will many times more…and not just with stories, but with life. Right now I’m at a new starting point, and I’m ready to turn the page and see what happens next.

Once upon a time, on a foolish April day, a couple of geeks that were very much in love went for a walk on a beautiful Destin beach.  Little did the oblivious girl know that this would be a day that changed her life, because the love of her life was about to propose marriage to her.

From that day on my life has been filled with change, and I know it won’t stop any time soon…but that’s fine by me!  As if wedding planning isn’t enough, we decided to find a new place to live that was big enough for the both of us.  Nothing is more stressful to me than moving, unpacking I can handle but packing/moving gets me all scatter-brained.  One thing I’ve learned in all of this…moving is not cheap!

So what’s in store for the heroine of the story?

This new chapter is bringing about some new changes lessons to learn…I’m taking advantage of all of this and creating a new start!  After learning a few things about myself while in this crazy transition, I’ve found a few things I’d like to make a part of my life:

  • Go from frugal wannabe to frugalista.
  • Get more organized (maybe moving wouldn’t have been so bad if I was more organized).
  • Add a little more domesticity to my life (please don’t take that as being domesticated).
  • Get in control of my/our finances.
  • Put my eco-friendly thoughts into action.

So feel free to join me as I share about my lessons learned in this new journey, both good and bad, and feel free to share any valuable lessons you’ve learned in your adventures.

Good tips/advice is too valuable to keep to yourself…so be someone who shares well with others!