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Daily Life: Let’s get real!

10 May

This nice sunshiny weather is making it impossible to get things accomplished! I’ve been spending a lot of my free time lounging in the sun and daydreaming. It’s my favorite thing to do but it’s not exactly working with my one year plan! So what’s a crafty girl to do when the sun shines down and the mood get’s lazy? Get up off my bum and get some inspiration! Nothing gets me back on track than finding something I can’t resist trying and that something might just be what I need to get these painted frames the finished look I’m striving for.

Imagine this:

with this in the inside of the frame:

I think they would be SUPER cute!

This thursday is my errand day so I’ll be shopping for some cross stitching stuff. I haven’t done cross stitching since middle school… so it may be a slow start but I felt like maybe I needed to add a little something to my frames. As much as everyone has told me they love them I haven’t really felt like they stood up to their potential! I am all about personalizing things and monograming. I feel like it gives you that little feeling like someone actually took the time to give you a gift that was really meant for you! Plus monograming is totally in 😉

I can’t wait to get started on this but I’ll just have to keep crocheting until I get the stuff I need!

Is anyone else having trouble being crafty when the weather is so nice!!?

Tips and Tricks are always useful! Fill me in on what you do when you get in these kinds of ruts!

Love Always,

J

It’s only 9:00!

22 Dec

It’s only 9:00 and I am done with all my chores!! I woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m. and I couldn’t go back to sleep. I can’t even remember the last time I woke up this early and not only was I awake but I was seriously energetic! I had so many cool crafty ideas floating through my head that I thought, maybe if I write them down I’ll go back to sleep. Oh I made lists, and than I realized that I was even more awake and excited to get the day started then before hand! So at 6:00 I hopped out of bed, took a shower, cleaned my room, made my bed, cleaned off my desk (it was a huge mess), cleaned the living room, hallway, kitchen, did the leftover dishes from last night, cleaned out and reloaded the dishwasher, crocheted a little, ate some breakfast, and THEN at 8:15 E finally woke up! I fed her breakfast and here I am, with all my cores done, E playing, and the only thing left on my list that I really need to get done is wrap presents! HOLY COW! I should do this every morning!

I am sure when it comes down to E’s nap time I will be joining her 😉 but right now I am still pumped and ready to go! Today my mom is spending part of the day with me, she is going to help me learn how to crochet a different way, and help me figure out how to make all my crafty ideas come true! She said she didn’t know where I came from because she doesn’t have a crafty bone in her body but I agree to disagree there. She is the one that taught me how to cross stitch, crochet, color, and bought me all the crafty things I could desire when I was a kid. As much as she thinks that she doesn’t have the craftiness in her, I swear she does!!! My addiction to rearranging furniture and having a nack for interior design – yeah that come from her too. Silly mom!

Well what am I doing sitting here chatting away! It’s time to get crafty!!!

Love Always,

J

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