Saturday, December 22, 2012

Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. There is great freedom in simplicity of living. - Peace Pilgrim
  I've been thinking about this a lot lately. What with being ill so much it seems I'm either cleaning something or sleeping...not doing the things I want to do (when I do feel good) because I feel like I need to be cleaning or organizing or something "productive"....well that has been going on for about 4ish years now, and I'M TIRED.....So my New Years resolution this year will be to simplify my home and life therefore giving me more time and space to do the things I want to do....I'm going to need lots of encouragement...you see I am a.....PackRat of sorts...I have a hard time just throwing things away I most go through everything I fear getting rid of something I really need...I think it's from moving so many times in my life...Heck this home(the one I share with Hubby Joseph) is the longest length of time I've ever lived somewhere(6 1/3 years).....I've lived out of boxes, never bothering to unpack everything...this is a really BIG habit to break. And I love a Flea Market/Thrift Store/ Yard Sale, I come by this naturally...My relationship with my father (he was a verbal/physical abuser) was a rough/tough one (to put it mildly) but when we when flea marketed/yard sold etc he was respectful and nice..and sometime even fun...This is the reason(I am sure) that I really don't see me giving it up completely...But I'm going to have to be much "stricter" with myself...You know two things out for each one thing you bring in........Don't get me wrong when I say I am a PackRat I'm not saying that they are going to be film an episode of hoarders at my home...it is a crowded lived in home not DIRTY/FILTHY...there IS a difference...it's not like I keep old used hankies/fingernail clipping/newspapers up to the ceiling/ 20 cats(heck I don't have one cat...Hubby is allergic) etc.......BUT we do have an awful lot of stuff in our home.....And besides being a Packrat...I am also a bit of a everything in it's place kinda gal...How do those two coexist you ask...ummm they don't and the not knowing where things are is driving me ape crap crazy............So to recap, New Year's resolution simplify my home so I can enjoy my art and reading...or heck taking a good nap without feeling guilty about it...and asking you guys to help me by encouraging....Not just in January/ February all year long, I am realistic I know it will take me awhile to get it back the way I want it (the migraine force me to the dark room to often to think this will be a quick thing I can fix)....after all this isn't a tv show where a dozen or so people and a professional organizer are coming to help...nope just little ole me and maybe I can get an OCD friend or two to help occasionally..that would be great...and maybe just maybe the hubby..since after all it's not all mine.....Here's to a better New Year filled with hope and better health, God Willing

Thursday, September 27, 2012

What a Year we Have had......

Hubby had to have surgery. Had problems all winter and then the spring with my Bulldog's skin....we finally found a food that he's not allergic to...thank goodness......Then on the 25th of June I had to have emergency surgery.....So, I've been away awhile, sorry :O(

Finally getting to do something crafty. Going to my first ever Scrapping Retreat.... I will be posting pics next week.

Have a scrappy day :O)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Finally Back...

Sorry for the long absence. Hubby has been released from Dr. and now has PT twice a week. I sure miss you guys. And I hope to be posting some fun projects soon. Also be on the look out for prizes coming soon!!

Happy Crafting :O)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Quick note to Followers....and Winner Announcement..

My husband is having kinda major surgery tomorrow so I will not be on here for a few weeks.
Congrats to the Race to 50 winner......Luv2Scrap!!
Please send me your address send I can send of your prize!!!  I will post a picture of the prize soon! 

Thanks everyone and I'll be back in a few weeks.
Happy Crafting :O)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Race to 50...Project Prize Pack

I am having such a fun time gathering the prizes for Race to 50. We are half way there. Can't wait to actually get to share the great prize pack with the lucky winner!!


As a reminder of how this give away will work.

It's a "Race to 50"...Once we hit 50 followers of this blog I will randomly pick a winner from the entries.
So, to be in the running you need to:
   A. Become a follower of this blog, one entry. You MUST be a follower to win.
   B. And as a follower leave a comment on this or any of the other Post, one entry. 

Monday, February 20, 2012

Race to 50......

I was able to go to a crop this last Saturday and I also got to give the winner of the Paper Poll, Stacy F., her prize. She won the Yudu Card Shop Personal Card Screen Printer.
This is a Google image of what she received, the picture I took didn't come out very well.



And so I was thinking how much fun that was and I decided to do a give away again.
Here's how this one will work.
It's a "Race to 50"...Once we hit 50 followers of this blog I will randomly pick a winner from the entries.
So, to be in the running you need to:
   A. Become a follower of this blog, one entry. You MUST be a follower to win.
   B. And as a follower leave a comment on this or any of the other Post, one entry. 

                                              READY SET GO.......... Happy Crafting :O)

Monday, February 13, 2012

To Redo or Not Redo (the gararge)...That is the Question!

So the hubby is wanting to redo our detached two car garage into a craft studio for me.....I don't know how I feel about this...I don't like being totally alone, and it being a detached garage I think I might feel lonely and not be out there enough to make it worth the cost to do. But it would double almost triple the size of my scrap space (and it's not all that small now) and all that space to stretch out in would be lovely...... 
Any thoughts on this folks?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New Video Coming

I will be filming a new video of the on going fight with me and the craft room today. I really do think that little evil monsters are coming in my craft room after I have worked on it and they start throwing things around and laughing and singing taunting songs about me....okay the singing part is probably a bit far fetched BUT they are in there throwing stuff around for sure,lol.

But really you guys, I am hoping this time I can get it straightened.I will post those pictures/video when...if.

A girl can dream right. Happy Crafting :O)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Favorite Paper Poll and Winner

Voting is over and according to you guys DCWV and My Mind's Eye tied for first place. Not surprising to me because I love both of them.

And the winner of the prize is Stacy F. Stacy please email me your address at  adamsmainestarr@gmail.com.
I will post a picture of it in a few days,after she has received it as to not spoil the surprise.

Thanks to all who voted on the poll and Happy Crafting  :O)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Farewell Minnie Moose and Weekend Crafting

We had to say goodbye to one of our Bulldogs this week. For health reasons I just can not keep up with her like she needs. So,I decided to find her a home with young children to play with and walk her and give her a more fulfilled life. Thank goodness my other Bulldog is very laid back. I would just die if I had to find both of them a new home. Parting with her is hard enough.

So, to ease the pain (or try to ignore it) I plan on some kind of crafting this weekend. I haven't decided what kind yet. Any ideas? What is your favorite craft to do to lift your spirits?

I will post pics of whatever it is I create first of next week. And I will be posting who wins the Favorite Paper Line Vote and the winner of the prize then also!
You still have Three Days to qualify. Just a reminder you must become a follower of the blog and vote on your favorite paper line to be in the running to win. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! I've never done a prize before...can't wait to pick the winner and box up the prize!!!!!! 

Happy Crafting :O)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Favorite Paper Line Poll

Please vote for you favorite paper line, using the poll to the right. There will be a cool prize for one lucky voter who is also a follower of this blog. You must be a follower to win. Voting ends 2/6/12 at 12:30 pm.Happy Crafting :O)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scraproom Update

Still working on my room. Hubster bought me some new furniture for the room. Hope to have something to show for it soon. Happy Crafting :O)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Quick Anniversary Card

Quick little card for the hubster......Inside reads....Rest assured I'm doing my part :O)