Saturday, May 18, 2013

Eight weeks of organizing

Summer vacation is eight weeks, and so far, it looks like there are no grand plans, so I've decided to tackle our house this summer. I'm going to spend the next eight weeks organizing each and every room. I have a rough outline of what I want to do. I'm intending to tackle 7 things a week, but not necessarily one a day. Some are simple things that might take just a few minutes, while others are bigger projects that might require a few days of work. I'm going to try to post photos and updates here about once a week - likely on Saturday afternoons/evenings. This week, I plan to tackle my desk and the area around it so I can do some scrapbooking in the next couple weeks as Trevor starts doing more flying again (he's been in training and home a lot more lately) and as school winds down for the semester (five days to go). After that, I'm likely going to start tackling closets and the pantry. Tonight, though, I'm just working on straightening up my desk enough to actually do a layout or two. I've been hindered by a non-working printer. We replaced it this week, so I'm finally able to type my journaling again! Hopefully I will be mostly caught up by the end of the summer.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #18



I went waaaay outside the 10 minutes on my first one. My Silhouette didn't cooperate with me - I think it might be time for a new cutting mat. I lost a piece of the flower, too. It fell off the mat in the machine, and when I got the flower together, it was too big for the base and background pieces I had cut. I really like the finished product, though!

I had a lot of fun doing this, so I might attempt some of the past challenges later in this afternoon. I'm off from work, Trevor is gone, and I'm hungry to create!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

New Thank You Notes

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

April Recap

We started April with the Braves Home opener with my sister, who was visiting that week. We also went to Stone Mountain the next night for one of their first light shows of the season - it hasn't changed at all from last year!

Nicole left on the 4th. Beginning on the 10th, I kicked off a long run of subbing. I've worked at least two days every week for the past month.

Trevor's brother was married in Connecticut on April 27. We flew from there to Detroit the next day to see Rachel and Jake. We went to Chateau Aeronautique and the Twins-Tigers game before flying home on the morning of the 30th.