Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tips From My Sewing Room

I have been doing more crafting lately than I have writing. I'm feeling a little disheveled. I like to have a neatly organized sewing room to enjoy my quiet time. I would like to share some of my organizing tips I use to keep my crafting space my "happy" place.  They are very simple tips!!
I feel like maximizing the upper space in a room is important.
I am using a magnetic bowl to hold my straight pins to my ironing board. They are in easy reach and I don't have to keep moving them.

Keeping all my cutting tools and rulers together in a dedicated cutting area. 
Even in my small room (8ftx6ft) I can designate area for each task.

Bins bins and more bins! 
These definitely come in handy, and even more so when they have labels.
I'm storing ribbon in here for now but hope to change this soon.
 I would like to be able to see my ribbons.

A large ruler is needed a lot in my crafts so I tapped the very long fabric ruler to my desk for easy measuring.

Like I said before..... Bins bins and more bins. 
Upcycling some soup bowls from Chick Fil A into storage for smaller accessories. The lids snap on snugly so even little pins have a hard time falling out. it is no surprise I love Chick Fil A, They value the environment and recycling like I do! Since I am a dedicated chick fil a mom, I was challenged to use these containers... I guess I showed them! 

Again, everything has its place. Basic desk accessories together in a handy can. 
I hope you found my tips handy. It is as simple as finding what works best for you! 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Hooray for naptime

Hello again! I know it has been quite a while since my last real post. I have been helping take care of a set of twins for the last year. I will be the first to tell you that 2 toddlers keep you much busier than just 1. I have always loved caring for the little ones in my life and when these little guys came along it was no different. I was up front letting mom know I would be first to help anytime! So these kids have been keeping me  quite busy, not leaving much time for blogging or product reviews.

I have, however, found a little time during naptime  to start sewing. I have been attempting to make quilts, that can be very difficult. Some smaller projects I have been loving though are making memory pillows. I'm sure you have seen some variation floating around the internet. They are pillows made from the previously worn shirts of your loved ones.

I've also been trying to come up with some new meal ideas. We have gotten into a rut with the same old recipes and meals. I definitely need some fresh new ideas!

So, naptime is my free time. I will try to put a little more effort into keeping posts coming out. Maybe I will share some of my new projects. Until then.....

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Chick-Fil-A DIY

 I started with a delicious salad from Chick-Fil-A.

 I was challenged by Chick-Fil-A Moms Club to repurpose the salad container. Memorial day is coming up and that means lots of backyard BBQs. So, I decided to make a table centerpiece for all those evening BBQs.
 All of the additional decorative items I am using here were from my local dollar store.
 My camera wasn't cooperating so the video I took of the process didn't turn out. It was very simple though. 
I used the star garland a couple different ways. I wound it around the solar lamp stem as well as placed it into the base of the dish to act a filler. I, then, hot glued the flowers and leaves to several different places around the lamp and dish. Then I finished off with some little glittery decor. This was a very simple DIY and the salad was amazing too.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Nutrisystem Update Week 10 Inspiration

With so much going on I get slightly discouraged. I feel like I am failing myself. It helps me to watch videos and gain inspiration through motivational speaking. Even just reading some of the success stories on the Nutrisystem website helps me to feel motivated to remain on track.

I am so glad winter is almost over. I feel so great, and I am looking forward to getting outside in my shorts. I cannot wait to get to the pool this summer and in my flower garden even sooner than that. It is nice to feel good and energetic for a change. I haven't used to have this kind of energy. I have always felt sort of lazy and set in my ways. I am glad I am feeling better about being active.

Weekly Motivation:
If you over did it yesterday, get back on track today with a big glass of water. In case you haven't heard, water is pretty great for you: It can improve the look and feel of your skin, give you more energy, and keep you feeling full.

*I received Nutrisystem free in exchange for sharing my progress. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.*