Sunday, July 31, 2016

Crafting Organization

I'm back from my fun and totally relaxing vacation to Disneyland and San Diego.  What a fabulous time we had!  Here are a couple of my favorite pictures.

It's a GIRL!!!  I'm one happy Gram Gram to be!  

Now that I've recuperated a bit, it's time to get back to some organization.  I didn't have a ton of energy today, but I wanted to start on something, so I decided to clean off my desk in my crafting nook and make it look nice and organized.  I hung a couple pictures and moved some things around so I had more desk space available to scrapbook, plan, and just create.  I bought some storage containers at Michaels and put one of the smaller desktop ones on my desk and I love it!
I'm hoping to finish cleaning out my craft closet downstairs, behind my crafting desk, and also the guest room/craft storage closet upstairs.  :)  Fingers crossed that I can get it finished by the weekend. Wish me luck!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Focus for the Blog

Hello, everyone!  I wanted to let you know that I will be changing the look of my blog a bit.  I am no longer pursuing Stampin' Up! as a business, so I will be canceling my DBWS and also deleting my Stampin' Up! links on the sides.  I loved being a demonstrator, but I'm just interested in different things right now and so I feel it is time to say goodbye for a while.  In case you haven't heard, I'm going to be a grandma in December!  We are so excited for this new addition to our life!!

I am still busy crafting!  I am currently working at a local scrapbook store, so I have access to a ton of beautiful new paper and things.  If collecting craft items was an official hobby, it would be my favorite.  :)  I've been busy decluttering my house, so I'm hoping to take inventory of all my craft items and only keep my favorites.  There are so many pictures in boxes, on my computer, or on my phone that need a place in a scrapbook!  I'm hoping that by decluttering my life, I can focus on getting those memories down on paper.  (Especially before the grandbaby comes!!)

I am still an avid planner, so I will be posting pictures of my Carpe Diem, Webster's Pages, and my bullet journal.  Here is a picture of my organizing plan for my whole house!  It's kind of taken over my life right now...

Here is what has been completed since June 13th.  I was hoping to get it all finished by July 31st, but I think it will probably be the middle of August instead.

I find it is so helpful to write things down, especially in a list or checklist format!  It is so nice to be able to see what has been accomplished in a day, week, month, or year.  Summer has proven to be a bit distracting for me.  I haven't gone to the gym since the beginning of June or written in my Healthy Life Planner since then.  My yearly planner was over beginning July 1st and I haven't used my Carpe Diem planner since Dylan ended his online schooling in May...  Let's see what I can get going again before the beginning of August.  :)

Well, I'm off to clean up my blog and maybe get some planning completed.  I'm taking a couple weeks off from my decluttering project.  I will jump back in July 25th starting with my bedroom!  My closet and the master bath are already finished, so I just have to focus on all the bins and boxes that are still there from our move a year ago.  I'll post some pictures soon.  Don't judge me too much!  ;)

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Still around...


I just wanted to let you know that I'm still around.  :)  I've had a lot going on and my brain has been a bit overwhelmed with life.  I have some plans for my blog, so stay tuned and we will see what happens.

Have a blessed day!!