I finished that craft project my crazy muse demanded I work on. I'm only giving a sneak peak because it is a gift and I don't want to spoil the surprise. Pictures of the finished project will come after the gift has been received. That said, I'm really pleased with how this turned out as,… Continue reading Craft Project Sneak Peak
The kids are FINALLY back to school today after an extended Thanksgiving break thanks to a couple of snow days. Yay, right? Nope. They still get out early because that is what was already scheduled. Don't get me wrong. I love having my kids home. It was especially nice because Hubby worked from home as… Continue reading Furry Chair Thief & Revisions Update
I figured now would be a perfect time to repost this in case anyone is feeling ambitious this season! Oodles of hours, multiple trips to both the hardware store and the craft store later and my life size giant nutcrackers are done! Supply List for Each Nutcracker Pot or Bucket for Lower Body Pot or… Continue reading Repost: Giant Nutcrackers How To
I had a nearly three hour call with my editor last week. It was majorly productive, but it left me at a point where I have a LOT of work ahead of me. I'm grateful because I know that this process will make this better when it is all said and done, but... it is… Continue reading Book Editing – Revisions Part 1
And again, everything seems to be hitting at once. At least this time it is all good stuff. Mostly. Hubby's annual bake sale at work is coming up so I am starting on all the baking for that today. I don't think I'm doing anything new this time, but I'll be sure to repost any… Continue reading More Chaos? Sure, Why Not?
It looks as though my editor has started work on my manuscript. Yes, I got kinda stupid and giddy there when I first found out. It will probably still be a few weeks before I get the first round of feedback from him, so I have spent some time working to get some random To… Continue reading Book Update: October 2018
A couple of weeks ago I had ordered a new rain gauge online. The day it was supposed to show up, I get an email saying I needed to authorize a change and that I'd be lucky if I saw the thing by the end of September. I had thought when I saw it and… Continue reading Semi-Repurposed Rain Gauge
I. AM. DONE! Not mostly. Not kinda. But done. What was really just supposed to be a kinda big, but not major project of moving stuff from one space in my house to another turned into this crazy, spider web of smaller projects that kept spiraling out to pick up other small projects along the… Continue reading Done, Done, Done and DONE!!
Stick a fork in me... I'm done! Well... with the painting part anyway. Tomorrow will be starting to move all my craft supplies from my office upstairs to the newly painted corner in the basement. While I didn't see this particular breed of spider in my work today, I sure did run across a whole… Continue reading Spiders!
(The above image is in the mid-stage of replacement before the outside was finished) I HAVE WINDOWS! I just cannot gush enough about how amazing it is to not just be done, but to have these windows instead of the old ones. The crew finished up around 4 yesterday afternoon and I had nearly everything… Continue reading Yay! Windows!
I'm on day 2 of window replacement and I really couldn't be much happier with it all. We have a stunningly amazing crew of guys that are doing such an amazing job. They have been courteous, kept their messes way contained, and been conscious of the cats as they have worked when they needed to… Continue reading Busy Bee
The Universe, Luck, Coincidence, Random Moments of Inspiration... whatever you want to call it, it looks like I'm going to have to rewrite at least a small section of my about page. While I may consider myself relatively talented when it comes to being creative and artistic, writing is so not one of the talents… Continue reading The Universe Made A Liar Out Of Me
Oodles of hours, multiple trips to both the hardware store and the craft store later and my life size giant nutcrackers are done! Supply List for Each Nutcracker Pot or Bucket for Lower Body Pot or Bucket for Main Body Pot or Bucket for Head Pot or Bucket for Hat 15 inch wood base (I… Continue reading Giant Life Size Nutcracker Done!
I made huge progress today with Hubby's help, but I'm so done for the day. Seems like we kept running into design issues with just about every step. Not so much the general plan, but with some of the execution or the materials I'd gotten. I knew pretty much what I needed to do to… Continue reading Gaah! So Close!
After taking my lazy day yesterday, I'm back to working on my giant nutcracker project. I learned a few things after working on this last week. *Spray paint creates a nasty, invasive dust that gets EVERYWHERE and is a pain in the ass to clean up. *Spray paint fumes can overtake an entire house even… Continue reading Back To Work
I got started on the giant nutcrackers today. I wasn't even 10 minutes into the project when I realized that the one part I thought I'd be able to re-purpose, the smaller PVC pipe, is the wrong size. *Sigh* So this project that started with the idea I'd be able to use lots of things… Continue reading Gettin’ Busy!
I have a new project I'm getting ready to start. I've spent the last several days getting all the stuff I need and I'm about 90% there. I still have at least one more trip to a craft store and I'm waiting on an order delivery, then I can really dig in. The end goal… Continue reading Planning, Crafting, Crazy
When I went to clean out the pumpkins to get them prepped for carving, I caved and decided to just carve mine as well. It is far from the cleanest one I've ever done, but I'm still pleased with the result. The pumpkin wasn't the best for the idea because it was pretty lopsided, but… Continue reading Changed My Mind
Last week was hard. Hubby and I made the decision to drop OC from our insurance. It feels like I'm failing as a parent or that I'm a bad parent because I've taken that last safety net away. Knowing he doesn't want it doesn't change how I feel about it. We decided that we could… Continue reading Out of Sorts
It has been nearly a month since I asked for help on my latest creative project. The first two people I asked for help, I haven't heard a single peep from since I asked and they agreed. Two weeks since I asked, nicely, for updates or progress from the third one that agreed to help… Continue reading Still Nothing, Still Waiting
MC is in science club this year. It will be his first time, but after just absolutely falling in love last year during his pre-AP biology course, he decided he would rather do that than robotics. One of the things they do is have students submit ideas for their club T-shirt. Apparently, since I was… Continue reading Challenge Accepted