Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Finished and Cleaned, part 2

I'm glad I was able to get back to posting the rest of my corner for you today. So here we go, welcome again to my little corner of the world.

This wall took me a long time to figure out how I wanted to do it. It is the only wall that was long enough to handle all my Iris drawers except for two sets. I also wanted to utilize the track lighting as much as possible. The two things I've added to this space are two cheap curtain rods from Target, cost plus clips $15. Then a repainted box from Michaels that I got for 75% off before I moved. I actually got two but the other one is not shown here but is the same color. My goal is to take some of the paper that I've collected and cut paper to fit into the fronts of the drawers. I think this will make my dh happy as far as making it look pretty.

Nothing to special about my white cabinet that houses my paper. It is still to be organized by season so I am not going to show you the inside!! On the top of it was just enough space for a few photo boxes that don't house The black ones are my newest Fun Find just this week........Photo and embellishment boxes from Becky Higgins and Lisa Bearson at a discount store I found for $5 each!!

I LOVE all my color and organizational stuff. It has been fun to collect pieces here and there over the last few months. Thanks for stopping by, it was fun to share with you. NOW just to get a few scrappy friends to come over and share this with me then my world would be perfect!!
Finished and Cleaned, part 1
Well, at least for the time being my scrapbook space is clean. I'm very happy with how it has turned out. Come on in and take a look around. There is still some fine tuning to do but everything is in it's general area. Tune in later today for the other half!
My two work areas, my oak desk which is going to be good for small projects and my 6ft table that replaces my 8ft. In moving into my new space I had to do some rearranging to make sure everything fit so out went my long 8ft table.
The wall above my 6ft desk is probably one of my most favorite things. It is built in so it made things go pretty fast when unpacking. Underneath the bottom shelf is a 3 1/2" space which I was wondering what I could use it for. Then at my local Michaels store I found these little tins for $1 a piece! Love Fun Finds! I also don't have my own computer and desk anymore so I these tins hold everything that would be in my desk. Everything is in my go to colors.

Friday, August 22, 2008

All better

It is nice to 'finally' be feeling better after my little knee mishap. It took over two weeks for the scap to completely come off and go figure that now that it is off, I have a bruise. Oh well, hopefully I will be more careful and not have something like this happen again.

The last couple of weeks has been busy with taking my son to marching band camp at his new school. They perform at football games and also several competitions throughout the season so it should be a lot of fun for him. It is wonderful to see him find his place. It is hard to believe that he is in High School now and registered for classes. He is taller than me now and more handsome than I ever could have imagined.

School starts in just over a week. I think everyone is anxious about getting life back to a little bit of normal, especially after this summer's move. After a couple of weeks of getting settled into a school routine my plan is to look for a part time job. I'm not exactly sure what I want to do but I want to like what I do. That is something that is extremely important to me, not that I'm going to be looking for the perfect job but just something fun.

Speaking of fun we will be having our first few visitors this weekend. It seems that a few have decided that they all wanted to come the same weekend. I sure don't mind! It is going to be so nice to see family and friends. I'm actually excited and I haven't been excited in months!!

Well, back to chores and finishing my scrapbook space! Yep, it is ALMOST done!! Can't wait to share.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Falling Down

It seems in life that we all have our ups and downs. The last few months for me have been somewhere in between. Moving for me hasn't been the happiest of things, leaving somewhere that I lived for 19 years has just hurt. I KNOW that this move was the right thing for our family. It just doesn't make it any easier to leave what you have known, a place that you have become comfortable

It has taken me six weeks to get comfortable with my new house and all the new surroundings. I've learned that it just takes time but time is what you make it. Working on different parts of the house can be draining but also very rewarding. The photos of my children are up on the wall, I'm now surrounded by pictures of family, and my Grand babies......who I miss terribly! The comfort that I was missing is coming into view for me and I am becoming happier because of it.

About the only thing that hasn't made me happy the last few weeks is falling down. I felt pretty silly about how it happened and quite embarrassed. I was on my way to meet a new friend, Stacy who happens to be a Close to my Heart consultant at a local Starbucks. I was so excited about meeting her AND seeing the new catalog that I wasn't paying any attention to where I was walking!! I fell down directly on top of my left knee. Quite embarrassing to have to hobble into Starbucks and ask for a wet towel because you have blood flowing down your leg! Not to mention sitting down and then seeing your new friend and introducing yourself while you are cleaning your bleeding knee! I can laugh now but it hurt so bad and for anyone that thinks hydrogen peroxide doesn't sting you are soooo wrong!! It has healed nicely in a week and the scab is starting to fall off.

Today marks a mile stone in my Granddaughter Piper's little life.....she is "2", time goes by so fast even more so now that I have Grandchildren!! Happy Birthday to Granny's little princess! I can't wait to hear about your reaction when you get your package in the mail at the end of the week. Hopefully you will enjoy what I've made for you! I love you more Piper!!