Monday, March 31, 2014

my bloomin' driveway

the bluebonnets are in full bloom!!!!

i have to straddle this one as i drive into the garage!!!!

i've never seen a driveway that was bloomin' like this one is!!!!!! there's always been a straggler or 2 in the front, but NOTHING like THIS!!! (and the HOA is leaving me alone!!!!!)

linking to savvy southern style

Sunday, March 30, 2014

busy weekend

it involved this:

and this:

and this "supervisor"

and a paintbrush.

i'm too pooped to write about any of it right now, so you'll have to come back!!! i'll also update you on my "bloomin' driveway" soon!!!!

gonna go to bed ---- right now i'm so tired, i could probably sleep in THIS BED:

Monday, March 24, 2014

i got my tractor!!!!!

tonight after work i picked up my tractor!

I LOVE IT!!!!!

remember the friend whose bathroom i painted? the artist? well, i asked her if she could paint me a picture of a truck. she said she would if i got her a picture of one. i didn't want just any old truck off the internet, i wanted it to be MY truck. i found one in dripping springs & i found a tractor on the way to gruene.

i asked if should would do both & she said yes!!!!! she did the tractor 1st. (not gonna show you the truck picture yet! gotta wait til the painting's done!)

i wanted her to take out the hay bales & telephone pole & add some bluebonnets.

it's PERFECT!!!!!

i'm not sure exactly where i want to hang it/them, but for now the tractor is in my bedroom. i might have some major rearranging to do!!!

doris asked me what i was gonna name it. (she suggested "tommy tractor" -- nah. i think i'll name it "she thinks my tractor's sexy"!!!!!!!!!!)

it's a signed, limited edition 1/1 original -- someday it'll be worth millions!!!!!!!!

but to me, it's priceless -- just like the artist who painted it!!!!!

thank you sooooooo much, doris!!!! i love my tractor & i love you!!!!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

mustache fun

it's no secret that i love mustaches.
i had a mustache-decorated christmas tree this past year.

i've got mustaches in different places around the house.
(and that's only some of them!!!!!)

my friend laurie made me mustache magnets & ornaments.

my friend lorraine gave me a mustache calendar.

i've "papered" the insides of my kitchen cabinets and when you open the doors, there's a little mustache surprise inside each one!!!

i did a favor for laurie & she surprised me with a mustache keychain that she made!!! it's also got a star on it -- another of my favorites!! THEN a couple days later she surprised me with a mustache usb drive!!!!!

how funny!!!!

i have a cricut machine & i had purchased a download of a mustache set last year. when my old computer crashed, i thought i'd lost my mustaches. last week when i cleaned up the craft room, i found the instructions to load it back onto my new computer. i signed in to the cricut craft room thinking i wouldn't be able to access my downloads because i don't have the old email address anymore, but it worked! i could sign in with the old email address and still access my stuff!!!!!!! yay!!! i didn't have to buy it again!!!

so now i can make all the mustaches i need!!!!

i need to do this:

but my most favorite mustache is:


Thursday, March 20, 2014

cleanin' up the craft room

saturday i spent the whole afternoon cleaning my craft room. i started with the closet -- pulled everything out, sorted it into buckets, found better places for things. i decided that i had a little lot of junk taking up a lot of space & it wasn't utilizing the closet to it's fullest potential. i decided that NOTHING was going back in (except for some picture frames)!

i thought about painting the walls while i had it empty, but decided i didn't need to add more work to my list!!!

i'm "giving" suzanne the closet. since she's home from college, she's got tons of junk cluttering up her room. how did she have all that stuff in 1 room shared by 3 other girls????????

anyhow, i started in the closet & worked my way around the entire room, rearranging, sorting, putting away til i had everything in order. (not that it was out of order, but it's in better order now! i even had 2 garbage bags full of JUNK that i didn't need any more & 2 big bags of stuff to give away.

it was a very productive day!

and of course i FORGOT to take "before" pictures! shoot! i even forgot to take "during" pictures!!!! but i DID take "after" pictures!!!!

here's the empty closet waiting for suzanne to fill it! oh look! she's already started!!!!!

it was good to organize this to hold more/work's funny that at one time this cupboard held ALL my stamping/scrapbooking supplies in the living room!!!!!

sewing table (wish this would stay cleared off!!), punch & stamp storage (didn't have to do anything here - it's very organized. but i do need to make a new "inventory notebook" of my stamps. i haven't been keeping up with it when i've gotten new ones or sold some old ones.)

cutting/embossing table -- another place that gets cluttered very quickly.

didn't do much to the stuff on the shelves -- everything's in some box!!

i even organized my cords!! (tired of pulling out the wrong one!!!)

here's the desk - how it USED to be....

and here is the desk with my NEW inkpad/reinker/marker storage unit from Stamp-n-Storage. i've wanted one of these for a long time & last monday i just up & ordered it on my lunch break!!!! forever i've had my FREE turnaround display from my bookstore -- it served it's purpose, but i was ready for more organization.

i have a lot of extra markers, colored pencils, etc. i wanted them where i could easily reach them when i needed them. i do lots of coloring when i stamp. my storage containers for these were totally FREE!! they're vegetable/soup cans covered with scrapbook paper! and it took all of maybe 5 minutes to make all 7 of them (already had the one with the ribbon done).

i LOVE this "all in one unit"! and what was REALLY neat and something i didn't know until i opened the box, stamp-n-storage is a christian company!!! in the box they included with the packing slip a note sharing the Gospel, a tract & a dvd with the Gospel!!!! i thought that was pretty neat!!!! made me like my storage unit even more!!!!!!

now i need to get busy & STAMP SOMETHING!!!!