Sunday, December 21, 2014

I have more than one PhDs



I am the queen of starting an awesome project or getting all the supplies for a project and then never finishing it or sometimes starting it.

I never want to list them on my blog because they are usually gifts but at this point I do not want to purge my craft room and get rid of stuff before I finish the projects I already planned.

Then there are some projects that I never finished because I am not in love with the project anymore. So those things will be subject to the purge.

What projects are on my list before the purge? Check them out below... in no specific order::


1. Emergency Chocolate Craft on 30 Minute Crafts -



2. Julie 2 how to 2 What Julie Did...  Decorations, plates and don't forget cakes! - 



3. Homemade vicks shower disks  - 



4. Some People are worth Melting for Christmas Ornament
(Here's where this project is mid stream)

This is a project where I mashed several other projects I found to make it my own. I hope for it to have a tutorial but it will most likely be after Christmas :-/

5. Witty Hand Painted Coir Welcome Mat - hi. - Choose Your Color.  - 



6. DIY Painted Kitchen Towels | Addicted 2 DIY Add some humor to your kitchen with these stenciled towels -


I fell like there are so many more than these but most of those are sewing related and I just know I don't have the time for those right now and realistically something like a quilt isn't expected to be knocked out super fast.

So what do you think a good deadline for these projects are? Remember I already have all the supplies for all of these LOL. I think if I set aside a weekend of even just a Saturday of crafting I could get a good amount of these done.

The house would have to be clean first and all the supplies already gathered.

I think that will be my next step is gathering all the materials for each project and putting them together so when I'm ready it will all be there.

Current completion deadline for all of these. End of Jan 2015.

Wish me luck!


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Power Cleaning

From my last post you might have gathered Im something of a slob.

I dont really want to claim that as truth. I think I have fallen into some poor habits since moving into my house and having so many other domino projects.

So to help get everything back on track I have been power cleaning.



Power cleaning is where I set the timer on my phone to 20 minutes and clean in one room or area until the timer goes off.

20 minutes isnt a crazy amount of time but a lot can get done when you are focused for that short period of time.

Last night after work before going to bed I decided to power clean the kitchen and living room so I would have a jump start on cleaning for the weekend.

Granted now I am sitting in a semi clean living room not cleaning anything else wishing for a nap at an early ten am and have plans all afternoon but I am still glad some power cleaning got done.

I will probably power clean the bedroom and bathroom today. Start with the bathroom so when I run out of things to clean in there I will just go to the bedroom.

Do you ever power clean? Do you set the timer for a different amount of time? I think power cleaning could help motivate your kids to get it over and done with like a race.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I'm a horrible housekeeper and a craft dabbler

Someone invites themselves over or asks about 'swinging by' and that sudden panic of my messy house happens.

How is my house NEVER clean? How did I become the hermit that doesn't have people over when I own a billion games and enough party recipe books to cater??

My friend and I were talking this out because they have known me a good long while. They even knew me during my short 15 month apartment stay.

When I lived in the apartment it was clean. Almost always. People stopped over. I invited people over. I had wii game nights. I cooked dinners. It was pretty awesome.

You would think when I moved into my house {cough 6ish years ago} that trend would have continued with more area for activities.

So why has this never happened?
I have thought it over and determined the top reason is I have become lazy. Ouch. I know it is a hard one to admit. While there are a few other valid reasons... most go back to this reason.
The house I bought was not 'hosting parties ready'. It needed some love and work and paint and living in the house while working on it is practical but hindsight being its normal 20/20 self says "hey lady don't start all these damn craft and sewing projects until you finish the house".

Damn hindsight. So that means I have some house projects done. Most started but not finished. And then on top of that I have a now giant accumulation of dabbled crafts.

Now what is a dabbled crafts. It means I was sure I would love working with mosaic tiles. So I have some beautiful glass tiles I bought online. They have been used in half of one projects that is still unfinished.
I also have wood blocks that I cut and sanded because I wanted to make building blocks for my godson before he was born. I'm pretty sure he is turning four this upcoming Feb and the blocks are still in a drawer in the craft room.

Unfortunately the list of dabbled crafts is too long to continue while keeping my sanity.

So I have decided it is purge time.  The problem is obviously all these dabbled crafts had money invested into them. But they are drowning my potential awesome home life.

So do I try to plan an epic garage sale for the spring and make back pennies and dimes to my dollars spent and put all that effort in? try to sell randomness that is really more garage sale worthy online through one of those Buy Sell Trade facebook pages or do I just donate it all to my favorite resale shop?

This is the decision that I feel always cripples my progress. Craft dabbling is expensive and what if after I purge and then I have room to turn a dabble into a full grown craft I have gotten rid of critical supplies and I am buying them again.

Admission. I have duplicates of supplies because craft dabbling takes up so much space I cannot always find everything.

So buying something again because it is now for a full grown craft shouldn't be a problem right??


What do you do? Do you craft dabble? How do you decide what becomes a full grown craft?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

MMM Monday Hot Chocolate

On Monday it was Hot Chocolate day on the BOB facebook page.

Below you will find the links that were shared in case you missed them.

White Hot Chocolate: therecipecritic.com This is absolutely amazing! A delicious change to milk chocolate! -


Frozen Hot Chocolate Serendipity Style: pickypalate.com



Whip up these cute DIY Snowflake Marshmallows as an extra special treat!  -



Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe- It even has pudding it in!



Dairy-free Paleo Hot Chocolate! A warm and delicious treat for the winter months! -



If you're looking for more deliciousness::

25 Delicious Hot Chocolate Recipes - perfect for cooler weather -



Do you have a favorite Hot Chocolate recipe? Do you make your own marshmallows?

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kids Visiting Santa 2014

Visiting Santa is intended to be a magically visit where a child gets to express how good they've been and how they deserve a gift or two.

For some kids though it is stressful and horrible. And it is these moments that we laugh at when they are captured.













These pictures were taken with an awesome Santa provided by:


West 7th in Fort Worth set everything up to make the Santa pictures possible.



Have you had a horrible Santa experience? Hop over to my BOB facebook page and share a picture!