Just some conversation

22 Jan

Things have been really hectic around here. Next week, Aaron is working Monday through Wednesday (5-3:30), has Thursday off, and then works 12 hour shifts Friday through Sunday.

I’ve been really enjoying my mental game of planning my sewing room, colors, organization, etc. This past week, I scored an awesome old medicine cabinet for FREE. All it needs is a fresh coat of paint and it will be perfect. I’ve also been obsessing about this amazing chair at Goodwill that has been there for a MONTH. Aaron has promised me that once we have a full paycheck under out belts from the new job and it’s still there, we can get it. I’m praying it is!

Another thing I’ve been plotting for my new craft room is how to store little things (like buttons) without it looking boring AND doesn’t require me buying anything new. So far, I think I’ve come up with some good ideas. I’m thinking of taking small peanut butter jars and replacing the wrapper with some cute scrapbooking paper. Also doing the same thing with International Coffee containers. Have you stumbled across any inspirational pictures or blog posts about frugal storage? Would you share them with me?

Tomorrow, I’m going with a friend to my local yarn shop to get supplies to make The Tempest. Beth is going to hold my hand while I decide what color I want and if I should do stripes or not. She’s so awesome! I’m really excited about this. It’s one of my Project 101 in 1001 goals and I really want to be successful at it!

Speaking of Project 101 in 1001, I have a few updates:

I successfully Skyped with Mom on Thursday. Ella had a blast and is constantly asking to “talk to Nana on puter!”

Susan came over today and gave me a hand held potato masher because she saw it on my goal list (096). Evidently someone aside from my family and Kathy read my blog!

I have officially failed at something (already!!). I gave Project: 365 (item 025 on the list) a go and it just didn’t take off. *sigh* I couldn’t figure out how to get pictures off my camera phone for a couple days and then few days went by without me realizing I didn’t take pictures. I guess it just isn’t meant to be, eh? By default, this means that item 026 (scrapbook of Project: 365 pictures) isn’t going to happen either.

But something I was fantastically successful at was going on an (almost!) childfree date with Aaron this month! We went to go see the new Sherlock Holmes movie and it was pretty good. What was even better than the movie was spending quality time with my hubby. Still on the hunt for a regular care provider, but I’m fairly certain I’ve almost got that worked out! Next month, we’re going to go to Olive Garden. mmmm YUM.

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4 Responses to “Just some conversation”

  1. Jennifer January 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    Saucy Dwellings just had a good post on storage solutions/containers on Friday http://community.livejournal.com/saucydwellings/1591741.html

    I love looking through a LJ community called Creative Spaces http://community.livejournal.com/creative_spaces/ for ideas and to dream about having enough space for my own studio type space. πŸ™‚

    You may already know about these, but I thought I would pass them on. πŸ™‚

    • Dallas Ann January 24, 2010 at 10:09 pm #

      I haven’t seen those! Thanks so much, Jennifer. πŸ™‚

  2. Mrs Soup January 25, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    I know a lot of people put the items in pill bottles, my mom has TONS in old film containers. I know Goodwill always has TONS of the glass containers for things for like 50 cents. I will have to send you links to a bunch of the blogs I follow with pretty organizations!

    • Dallas Ann January 27, 2010 at 9:43 am #

      If you get a chance to send some links my way, that would be fabulous!

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