Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Well, today I'm officially an adult- I'm 30. It's funny, because I still feel like I belong at the kids' table. I thought I'd feel grown up when I got married. Then maybe when I became a mother. Then when I was 25. I guess I'll always feel not-grown-up. But I think I'm going to enjoy this decade more than the last. If the 2o's are about "finding" yourself, then maybe I can finally start to fully embrace life with confidence now.
Thanks to all of you who left comments for my Birthday Giveaway! An encouraging word goes a long way, and I appreciated every one. Congratulations to the random winner- Mary from A Splendid Adventure. For the rest of you lovely ladies, please come back and chat with me some more. I really enjoy reading your blogs and hearing your stories. Everyone has a story to tell.
Thanks again, and have a great week!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Since I'm turning 30 this month, I wanted to give something away. Just leave a comment on this post, and on May 26th (my birthday) I will announce the winner. For an extra entry, blog about my giveaway on your site. Be sure to let me know that you have.
I went through my art stash and included some papers, stickers, tags, foreign stamps, copies of vintage images, some funky images, quotes, a feather, and a copy of my band's cd and sticker. I hope you'll enjoy it!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
It's been a while, so thought I'd share a crafty decor trick I recently used.
I have too much junk. Tons of books, endless kid movies, art projects, overflowing toy boxes... I'm constantly trying to downsize it all, but when I can't get rid of it, I've learned to organize it. And when I have no room to even organize it, I try to hide it. Or at least make it look pretty. I want my living room space to be practical- we have three kids, after all. It's their home, too. But I don't want guests to trip over the junk, so I had to find a way to quickly put it out of sight.
Our entertainment center has all the kid movies and books on the lower shelves so that even my toddler can pick out his favorites. And that often means that the shelves look like a train wreck after he finally decides on a book. So I decided to make some curtains for the lower shelves, attached with velcro so we can reattach the curtain easily. I found a great neutral material, hemmed it and sewed it to the velcro strips. Now, everyone's happy!