Craft Room Makeover (Part 3) {Video}


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This weekend, despite the rain, I decided to work in my craft room a little more.  I didn't think I could do it, but I realized that if I chunk the work, I can focus only on one area, feel a sense of satisfaction for that day and go on to something else.

The way I work/clean, I always tend to go around the perimeter of the room and then work my way to the middle.  Whatever's left in the middle by then has to find a new home outside of mine or I have to think of how I can save it in a way that won't disrupt what I've just organized.  Sometimes that means finding the right shelving or taking some thrift store runs.  Those are always fun.

Well, anyhoo, the lime green walls in my craft space proved to be a great pick-me-up on such a dreary day.

What's my ultimate goal?  To create a workable area that has a boutique/studio feel so that I can welcome guests in there at any time.


If you're new to my blog, WELCOME!  And if you're super curious as to what this room looked like before, check out this space here and here.  And if you missed the past two Craft Room Makeover videos, you can view them on my Youtube Playlist.

Happy Crafting,


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To All the Elementary School Music Teachers Out There....


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know that your work is not in vain.  Even after umpteen years, students still remember those songs we learned in those music books.  And let me also say, that this student also remembers plenty of songs from music programs, monthly poems that we had to recite (thank you Language Arts Teachers) and patriotic/Thanksgiving songs we had to sing aloud for a grade (thank you Social Studies Teachers).


I pulled myself out of bed yesterday long enough to work on a section of my craft room.  Then I hammered this peg that had come out of the side of the cube organizers.  And the rest, as they say, is history!

I'm no songbird and you may never hear this rendition again, so watch it while you can....


IF I HAD A HAMMER (The Hammer Song)
words and music by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger

If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sing out danger
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

Well I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's the song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land

©1958, 1962 (renewed), 1986 (renewed)
TRO-Ludlow Music, Inc. (BMI)


I almost never post on a Sunday, but this post is a preface to the real post coming up soon, soon, soon!

Happy Sunday,


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Life as I Know It - Weekly Update #31 {Blog + Video}


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Sorry guys that I don't have a whole lot to share this week.  Been still trying to recover from the never-ending allergy/sinus thingy.  It's been rainy almost all week and that makes me want to seriously sleep in.  Nevertheless, here's just a little of what's going on....
  • Been drowning in paperwork and data.  I might be able to come up for air soon.  We shall see.
  • Still learning my way around my Macbook.  I feel left-handed and I'm actually right-handed so right now a lot of things feel backwards for me (like the power cord on the left and closing out applications on the left).  I'm still looking for a backspace button, if it even exists, but I'm learning.
  • Co-presenting at a conference next month so I have to get my parts together and practice with the other presenter.
  • Still looking for two pink storage cubes.  I know I'll find them.  :-)
Now I think I'll pull myself out of bed and go do a little work in my craft room.  My wound from putting the shelving together is on the mend, so I think I'll survive.  lol

Ever since the convention I've been so super tired and when I took a day off, it's like my body said, "now I can crash because I have an extra day."  That wasn't what I intended, but anyhoo, this is how I spent my Monday.


Have a fabulous weekend,


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