Thursday, May 29, 2014

A few from the trip

Just a few photos from my most recent pop over to The Netherlands (and Belgium too!).

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I just needed to tell you...

I leave for a trip to Belgium, and The Netherlands tomorrow, and I can't wait!!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Around Here - Big Changes

This is a really difficult post for me to write... And I know it's not really a big deal in the world, but it is for me, in my world.

I've been writing on this blog quite consistently, for about 3 and a half years, and before that I had a wordpress blog (here) for a few months.... that makes almost 4 consecutive years of blogging. Crazy!

What started as me sharing my creations and crafts slowly turned into me sharing my life, my ideas, my thoughts, and my goals for life. It became my place to share with the world... to figure out myself, and what I wanted to do next. Thanks to this space I learned not only about quilts, sewing and crafting, but about photography, video making, writing, decorating, and so much more!

Since starting full time work I have been trying to maintain all the hobbies, and side projects that I do.. video making, blogging, sewing, writing, decorating, and the list goes on and on... I've slowly come to accept that I can't do them all at the level I was previously. And believe me, this has not been an easy thing for my 'Type A' self to accept.

So after thinking about it far too long - I've decided to let go of my blog schedule entirely. I will no longer post Wordless Wednesdays, or Thankful for's, in any sort of consistent way. I basically wont be posting in a consistent way at all. I will post when I am inspired, or motivated or just when I want to write! I am hoping this will be at least twice a month, but I am not setting any limits, rules or regulations on this. I need this space to be completely stress free.. which (for me) means having no posting schedule at all....yikes.

Maybe I will only need this brake for a few months, maybe I'll never blog again, I'm not sure! But I know that I need to be honest with myself that I have taken on too much, and I need to limit my weekly commitments.

If you made it to the end of this post, congratulations! You are a champ! Thank you so very much for reading, and for following along on my crafty, messy, blog-y adventures!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New House - Blank Slate

Since I've shared a bunch of home DIY ideas (here), I thought I would share some of the before pictures with you! There is so much room for beautiful decor in this space... I can't wait to make it mine!

Monday, May 5, 2014

New Home: The Living Room

This is part 4 in my series where I day-dream up a list of DIY's I hope to do in my new apartment. For this part, I'm going to focus on the living room.

1. Potted plants/planter (DIY below found here)

2. If needed - a bike storage system! (Image found here)

I was planning to list a few more ideas, but I'm going to stop here because I have waaaaay to many items on the project list at the moment. I had lots of fun putting together all the list for my new place, but doing them is a ton of work!

Check out the other lists here:

I've finished a few projects already, and hope to keep up the DIYs as I continue to get settled in :)