Friday, January 31, 2014

Snow Day 2014

We don't get snow here. Like ever. BUT when we do, everything shuts down and we don't know how to act. This week was sleet, snow, frozen rain, inches of ice on the roads and sidewalks. All the things were frozen! 











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Monday, January 13, 2014

Living Room Inspiration

Our new living room is one big open space and completely different from the rental's living room. We've had to rethink the layout and use of our furniture and that includes all of our wall decor which is currently still in the garage and/or one of the other rooms where I've stashed all our crap.


Here's some inspiration that I've gathered in my Living Area Pinterest board to help guide us along the decorating process.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Chalkboard Calendar




What better way to keep up with all those resolutions than a big chalkboard wall calendar. One of my resolutions is to blog more often and actually finish most of my projects. Going strong so far! I had the chalkboard vinyl on hand as well as chalk and the Cricut. Didn't even have to leave the house for this one.

  I originally wanted to use the wall above my desk but unfortunately my little arms make it very difficult for me to reach that space. The area to the left of my desk is perfect and I can easily change out the dates and add projects as needed.


After measuring the space that I wanted to use, I cut a piece of craft paper just to make sure I liked the size and placement. My vinyl isn't permanent but once I get the calendar up there it's staying forever as far as I'm concerned.


I determined that I wanted my squares to be about 4 inches as well as having a little space for notes and projects. Then used the Circut to cut the squares while Bella and Shooter sniffed every last piece of vinyl with wet noses.


After placing the first square I used the level to make sure it was straight and continued to level while I added more squares. I have a chalk pen but I'm not sure how well it wipes off after a month so I only used it on the "projects" and "notes" section which will hopefully stay all year. I used color chalk on the rest of the calendar. Another way to use some of the washi stash - added a piece of washi to add color and wrote birthdays so they would be in view.

Loving it so far!






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Monday, January 6, 2014

The Weekend in Pics

The walls in my living room are still completely bare but we managed to get another chair and put together a cozy corner to sit and read {and to research gallery wall ideas}.

 
 
 
I spent all day measuring and obsessing over this chalkboard calendar. I am VERY proud of my leveling skills. Tutorial to come later this week.

 
 
 
Finally figured out Cricut Craft Room and I'm loving the Southwest images.

 
 
 
I love productive weekends!! How was yours?
 
 
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's 2014 Yall




Hope everyone had a great start to 2014.  We're looking forward to all the good things this year will bring. 


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