Sunday, August 31, 2008

Finally Updated. . .

I finally got around to adding a few new items to my Etsy Shop.

"Dancing Skeletons" - a small tote with removable bows

Blue and Brown Damask - a small tote with removable bows

Earrings - Lucite Blue Flowers and Czech Crystal Rounds

Chocolate Teardrop Earrings

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Few of my Finds. . .

I love a bargain! And if you know me at all then you know that is an understatement! Back at the beginning of the summer I decided our bedroom needed a new look. I painted the walls and got all new bedding and made some new pillows in this great fabric. But the best deal of all was the milkglass hobnail lamp that I found for $5.00! I collect milkglass hobnail and have for many years now. I don't have a huge collection but love the pieces I have obtained. Well, the lamp was in need of some work. The milkglass parts were in excellent condition (needed a little cleaning) but the other parts (the wood and brass) were in dire need of some paint. Here's some photos of the before:

And now how it looks after some chocolate brown paint and a new brown shade: (The lamp really is straight the photographer just wasn't holding the camera straight!)

It just may be the best $5.00 I've ever spent!

Monday, August 18, 2008

And it all begins. . .

Today was registration at school. Many of the kiddos came in today and they were excited to be starting tomorrow. When I say excited I mean hugging the teacher excited. Big boys hugging the teacher excited. Now, I am sure that will last all of 3 days but we will take it as we get it. I have to admit, I am kind of glad they are coming back tomorrow. Because, you know, if I have to be back then they should have to come back also!

I have finally come to terms with the fact that I can no longer be an early bird and a night owl. Since I have to be at school on time, looks like the owl is out of the picture!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I think I'm getting old. . .

You know, it used to be that getting up early was no problem. And going to bed late (on the same day I got up early) was no problem. Well, it's now a problem! Getting back into the routine of school is harder than I thought it would be. Of course the first day or so I got up at 5:30 with no problems and was at work by 7:15. Got home and went to bed around 11:00 / 11:30. Then Friday hits. I got up at 5:30 (thinking maybe this morning thing isn't so bad) got home around 4:30 and decided to take a nap. That nap lasted until 7:30. That is 3 HOURS!! When I finally arose I felt much better. That is until 9:00 when I decided to go and watch a Lifetime Movie (got hooked on those this summer) and fell asleep. I didn't wake up until 8:30 this morning. And only then because Shane woke me up to see if I was still breathing. Geesh - maybe mornings are only for those "young" people!

OOh - I did find out that I have been accepted into the MAT (Master's of Art in Teaching) program at Converse College! I am so excited and hope to get started back to school next semester. (For those that don't know, the MAT program is designed for those who have an undergrad degree in something other than education but who wish to go back and get their masters degree to teach.)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How You Live. . .

I heard this song the other day and fell in love with it!! It is titled How You Live (Turn Up the Music) and is by Point of Grace. This isn't the actual video but this instead shows the words as you hear the music (which I like because the words are what makes this song AWESOME!!)


Monday, August 11, 2008

Back to the Grindstone. . .

Well, my summer is officially coming to an end. As of Wednesday, I go back to work! I know, I know - poor pitiful that has to go back to work after having almost 10 weeks off. Actually, I am a "routine" person for the most part (now don't get me wrong, I have LOVED being off this summer) so once I go back and get back into my routine I will be fine. But just the thought of having to go back - well, lets just say, I am trying not to think about it.

As a self proclaimed procrastinator (almost 10 weeks to be exact!), I have been crafting away these past few days. Several small bags are almost completed and I have made several new pairs of earrings that are now listed in my etsy shop. These are just a few of my favorites that I listed:

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Facelift. . .

I decided the blog was due a facelift. I love the bright colors and pattern of this background.

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Few New Ones. . .

I have been on a sewing kick lately. I go through spells - sometimes that is all I want to do and sometimes that is the last thing I want to do. This has been a good week for sewing. Hopefully these will be added to my etsy shop later tonight or sometime tomorrow.