It’s finally here!!! part 1

Well it’s finally here!!!  The post you all have been waiting to read is finally here!  Our new craft studio is finally ready for some crafting magic!

Let’s start with the reminder of what it was before the transformation.

photo4 photo3 photo2When I first moved into our new house, the craft studio was just a storage room for unpacked boxes.  Well after several months of unpacking, we finally were able to empty it.  It took us a few weeks to get it fully painted.  My daughter and I did the painting.  I also went around the room before painting, taking out all of the nails and repairing the holes that were left behind.  It took so long to paint because the walls were made of wood paneling and it really absorbed each layer of paint.  We ended up painting three layers of paint because of this. 


First we had to clean the walls and repair any holes left from taking nails out of the wall.


And the painting begins!


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AFTER: One layer of paint.


My Roxy wanted to even help! Awwww….she is so darn cute!!


Please…please…PLEASE! Can I help!!!


AFTER: Three layers of paint! Nice and solid pink, just the way I wanted it!!

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I don’t want this to be too long of a post, so I am going to end this one here.  Not to worry, the second part will be coming up soon with even more picture!

Thanks for reading this post and if you want to see more pictures or see some of my bloopers, check out my Facebook page and you will get to see special pictures that I won’t post here!



It’s coming 09-01-2013

Well its almost here folks!  Coming September 1, 2013, I will have a relaunch of my blog to include my new Stampin Up! business.  I’m so excited for all of the new things that I will include on my website and also the new graphics.  Your going to love it!

So check back on September 1, 2013 for all of the new updates to the website!

Update to Craft Studio!

So, I wanted to give you all an update to my craft studio situation.  It has been moving really slowly unfortunately.  It was not due to any specific reason, just life getting in the way of our plans. Before we moved into our house, we had to move my mother-in-law’s stuff into her new home.  We had the craft studio emptied and it just needed a good cleaning and vacuuming.  Now that we have moved in to the house, it is now the catch-all room for boxes.  This is how it looks now:


Yes, we will haven’t unpacked everything.  Here are some more pictures of the other side of the room.


And my computer desk looks like this:


Since these pictures were taken, we have emptied all of the kitchen boxes and they have been taken out of the craft studio and its a little bit more empty.  We haven’t done any more because for the longest time, about a month or so, we have been looking for the bolts that we use to put our bed together.  They were last seen in the craft room but have been missing for a while.  We have the headboard, footboard, and the supporting boards (its from Ikea) in the craft room.  Just today, we found the bolts for the bed so now my husband will be able to take out the headboard, footboard and the supporting boards and put our bed together in our bedroom and we will be able to start painting in the craft room.

So that is the update for now.  Thank you all for reading and following along.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

One Craft Studio, coming right up!!!!

Hi everyone! 

Within the next two to four weeks, my family and I will be moving to my mother-in-law’s previous home after she has moved into her new house.  This move will bring a craft studio to our house.  Although I am very ultra excited about having a dedicated room for all things crafting, it is not just for me.  When my husband first suggested the idea of a craft studio to me, I told him that I wanted it for the whole family, not just me.  We all agreed, it will include my husbands model car supplies and my daughter’s jewlery making supplies. 

There will be a place for my computer, a sewing station, a jewlery making station, a car model station, a place for my cricut machine, a place for a medium sized TV and a bookcase to hold paper and other embellishments.  Of course, this is just the bare bones of what I have planned so far.  Here are some ideas from my Pinterest board:






This is just a few of the 150 pins I have in my Craft Studio Ideas board.  If you want to see my full pinterest board title Craft Studio Ideas, you can find it here.   There are so many idea of how to arrage the studio that sometimes I feel overwhelmed.  Well before this craft studio is completed, we have a few things that need to be done.  The room needs to be repainted, the windows have to be repaired and painted along with the trim, I need to make curtians for the windows (no mini-blinds for my craft studio!) and it needs to be cleaned.  I also want to start hitting yard sales and estate sales to find just the right piece of furniture to use in the studio.  I plan to have vintage pieces in this room, well as much as my checkbook will allow!  🙂  Once we are ready to get started on the studio, I will take before, during and after photos and maybe…just maybe, if I can figure out how to edit and upload, I might do a video or two as well.  We will see how that turns out.

So, check out my pinterest board Craft Studio Ideas and let me know what your suggstions would be for our craft studio in the comments below.

Have a crafty day!


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!


I hope you all have the most wonderful Thanksgiving!  I wanted to give you all an update in me and my craft pursuits.

The surprise gift to my Daughter – I finished it last week and will be taking pictures of it soon.  I plan on giving it to her along with other little things today.  I really hope she likes it.  I will post in a week how the reveal went and how she liked it.

Christmas Decorations for our Resort Window at WDW while we are on vacation – I have gathers some of the things I need for this project.  All that I have left to do is to pre-cut the ornaments that we plan on hanging in the window and to pre-cut the garland too.  We have finished our tie-dye Tshirts and they came out great!

Super-secret project – I will be working on a super-secret project when I get back from vacation.  I can’t spill the beans now, but shortly after returning from vacation, I will post all about it.  I know you guys will like it!  So until then, mums the word!

Lastly, I would like to count my blessings:

  1. My husband, daughter and dog Roxy.
  2. My siblings, parents and my extended family.
  3. My job and that the good Lord allows me to wake up each and every morning.
  4. And you…my readers.  I am thankful that you take the time to read my blog.  Thank you very much.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

One Creative Mom’s Editorial Calendar

As a blog owner/author, it is essential to stay on top of what you plan to post and when you plan to post it.  One great tool to keep track of this information is the editorial calendar.

In the editorial calendar for this blog, I have the following posts planned along with the following frequency:

  • I Aspire – First of the Month – this post will list all of the things (diabetes, scrapbooking/stamping, crafting, sewing, ect..) I would like to finish in the upcoming month.
  • Military Monday – 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month – this post will highlight any creative item that I find either in my daily travels or on the internet that is military oriented.
  • Tuesday’s Events – Last Tuesday of the Month – This post will list all of the creative expo’s, conferences and events that will be coming up in the future.
  • Wordless Wednesday – 2nd Wednesday of the month – this post will showcase a photograph having to do with a creative item.  Minimal information will be given and in some cases, it will just be a picture.
  • Thankful Thursday – Last Thursday of the month – this post will showcase the things I am thankful for.
  • Fab Friday – 3rd Friday of the month – this post will list any item that I find fabulous whether it is a craft tool, new craft blog or a new craft item.

Of course these pre-planned posts are just to help me keep the writing flowing and help me to prevent writer’s block.  There will be other spontaneous posts about things I come across or things that I believe would be of interest to you, my readers.

This editorial calendar is good for the month of November and December.  It might change after that and that’s ok.  I always believe that change can be a good thing and this is a changing, flexable editorial calendar. 

Let me know if there is anyting you want to see me write about.  I always ❤ comment love and will read each one!!!