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Really? Me??

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Have you ever been shocked when you got picked for something? So surprised that you had to do one of those quick glances around to make sure that person was really picking you? I had one of those days, twice in a week!

The Tragic Whale chose me for a Liebster Blog Award. First thought, Me? Really?? Second thought, THANKS! Third thought, what is a Liebster Blog Award?

So essentially a Liebster (which means something like “favorite” or “dear”) is an award given to the appreciated underdogs of the blog world. Those with around 200 (more or less) followers. A way of telling people who you are but then passing the torch to five blogging buddies whom you would like to give props to. (Did I get that right? I think so!)

I was then super surprised when 366 Days of Pinterest nominated me for the Liebster as well! What?!?! Talk about a motivating factor to keep blogging!

By the way, The Tragic Whale, is for sure someone to pop in on. She writes funny real-life based comics (like ones that you can RELATE to) and she has an adorable Etsy store! It’s a two-fer, and more.

366 Day of Pinterest may have made one of the smartest moves in the blog world! She blogs about different things that she has pinned on Pinterest and tried out at home! I think we might share a brain because she has already blogged about so many things that I have pinned and planned to try out for myself!

So who do I nominate for the Liebster Blog?

These five fabulous bloggers!

Martina in Jozi. She has the MOST inspirational bucket list!

Laura’s Recipe Journal. She makes unique recipes that makes my mouth water.

 Sunday Crossbow. Although she may be a little more seasoned in blogging, I couldn’t pass up giving her props for her amazing taste in fashion. I love a lady that knows how to thrift!

The Cosy Creative. A lady with creativity all over the place!

Budget Cooking Blog. He is an amazing cook! Caution, your mouth will water!

Congrats to all, and thanks for being YOU!

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Sweet Mother!!

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Today is an insane day for me professionally! I’m busy out of town doing something I’ve never done before. Training a group of others to do what I do. AH! I’m super excited but also super nervous. I hope I don’t say something stupid, like say “sex” instead of “six” or something. Hahahahaha. Although I strive to keep my job and blog separate, I just wanted you to know that I’m out there doing something totally new to me. Sorta the theme of my blog and all. I look forward to tonight when I can read up on what has been going on in blog world while I’ve been away.

Some days I wonder what people are doing to make their furniture look so bad! Is there a furniture abuse hotline?!?!

Please excuse the madness going on behind the nightstand. We were in the process of getting ready to move, so odds and ends were being piled in the mud room. This poor soul couldn’t come into my house until she got cleaned up. I bought her at a thrift store for $1.99. Although that was reasonable, her sister was $19.99 and in WORSE shape! WHAT??? Apparently because someone put a gross piece of dirty marble/granite something in the top that made it worth more? Don’t worry, I caved and bought her. Notice the ugly miss-matched piece of wood in the top of this one?? It didn’t stick around for long.

Little bit better right?? I still wasn’t happy with the top where I had replaced the ugly wood and painted a new insert. However it still wasn’t exactly right. I was glad because it made me really think and come up with something creative.

Isn’t this SO MUCH FUN!?!? I mean seriously, I reinvented two sad, beat up, ready for the dumpster night stands for no more than $30.00. I’m so proud of them! The pictures are safely covered in a plexiglass cover. I cut that stuff myself and it was TOUGH. One of these days, if anything happens to the plexiglass, I will have regular glass cut for them.  For right now, they are absolutely perfect.

What do you think?

A Crafty Easter Weekend

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Hey there! How was your weekend! Mine was super busy but I managed to have some fun! Going into the weekend, I was worried that I wouldn’t have much to share with you this week. My work week is super hectic so I didn’t know if I would have much worth talking about.

Well I was wrong!!

Some people are in book clubs, some in sewing clubs and others in cooking clubs. I would actually enjoy all of these clubs (although I have no idea how to sew…yet). However this weekend might have been the kickoff to our craft club! A friend of mine invited a bunch of us to get together to make Easter decorations. She had sent out ideas of what we should have to make the craft but after it was all said and done we had some unique pieces.

Are these awesome or what? These are some of the larger pieces we made. Wouldn’t they be great for a center piece or as a gift for a family member or friend?

I shot this picture right before we started putting everything together. Notice how in the large round vase there is a smaller glass jar? That is how I was able to put fresh flowers in the center of that particular decoration. As a money saving tip, use the cardboard from toilet paper rolls in the center of your vase or something similar to fill the inside of your larger vases, that way you won’t have to pay a small fortune for candy!

There was a lesson to be learned however! Never try to stuff a Peep into a narrow mouthed vase. Save that trick for love notes and pirate ships!

Drats! Oh well. After the bunny was successfully extracted, she was able to come up a fun and festive save!

This is a majority of the decorations we made. One of my friends had to leave early. She made to mason jars decorations that were lidded. Apparently she has a dog that will eat anything she can get her paws on. Wouldn’t lidded mason jars be a great idea for an Easter Egg Hunt?? I sure think so!

As we decorated we had great conversation. One of the girls at the party was anti Pinterest. Come again?? She was a sweet lady overall but she just didn’t get  why all these people would want to pin the same idea. I just said I love when people pin my stuff. Sorta like a high-five for what I’ve put together. What do you think?

I hope these decorations get your creative juices moving!