Monday, October 18, 2010

Latest etsy splurge

I bought these adorable vintage spice jars on etsy and they came today, I love that, coming home to a little suprise. I spent the evening cleaning my cute new jars, and making room for them in my kitchen! What is the last thing you bought on etsy?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Moving day crafts

Yes, you read that title right, and no, I'm not getting crafty with my boxes. I'm putting away all of my stuff in my new place (yay!) and I am so not one for having things that don't go well together, I am also not a fan of things that look sloppy or unfinished. That said, I had to take some time out from cleaning and unpacking to make sure everything looked like it belonged in it's new space.
The major focus for this activity were my magazine holders, which are now at home in my studio. I have had these particular plastic magazine crates since high school, which means numerous labels have been applied and removed, so the fronts are just a bit gross. I took care of that by covering them up entirely with their new labels (which took a whole 15 minutes to put together.

These labels couldn't be easier to make. I measured the front of the magazine holder and cut a rectangle that size from my bright green polka dot paper. The rectangles got inked with a black stamp pad, then I added the purple strips on top. Finally I used my oh-so-wonderful Martha Stewart Crafts scalloped circle punch to cut circles from white card stock, my favorite black Sharpie Pen to write the name of the magazine on the circle, and finally, I inked the edges of the circles. Oh, and then I added a leaf stamp on top for a little extra decoration. Super simple!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Seasonal decorating

Some people go all out over decorating for different holidays and seasons, me, I'm a Christmas decorator, but the rest of those holidays, not so much. Now don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean that I don't change things up as the seasons change, I think it's natural for us to want to make changed to make our homes more comfortable for the changing seasons, I just like everything to flow well all of the time.

For example, for fall I add a few gourds and pumpkins, in the same baskets that I have out all year long, and I might switch out floral arrangements to include dried wheat, but I'm not one to go over the top with garlands and banners and little witch figurines or fake scarecrows. Personally I think that pulling out the cozy blankets to lay over the edge of the couch says "hello chilly weather" just subtly enough, I really don't need fake leaves all over the place... Sorry, just my own personal rant, tell me how you feel about holiday decorations!

Organized chaos

I have discovered a new way of organizing my thoughts: my journal. To some people this would seem obvious, but I've never been much of a journal writing girl, my calendars have always been my journals, I can look back at them and remember exactly what happened that day, but in the last year I have made my daily journal entries my "me time". I get to work 20 minutes early every morning and sit in the parking lot, in my car, completely alone with my coffee, and just write. With everything that has been going on in my crazy life (because really, who doesn't have a crazy life), my journal has become the perfect place for my to-do lists and reminders, and I always have my journal in my purse, so anything that I write down is always right there when I need it, plus I can add my random little thoughts, that I might not have room for in my calendar. Do you journal? How do you use your journal? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Awesome Saturday!

This has been such a wonderful day, I have been so productive! I'm not used to that at all. But seriously, I cranked out a ton of wedding stuff, I wish I could have more days like this, but its going to make my winter break so nice to have all of this stuff already taken care of. I finished organizing all of my centerpieces (finally - I only started working on that in August, but it is soooooo nice to not have vases all over my floor, maybe I can finally sweep now, ooooo and I wont cringe every time the dog runs in), started cutting out pieces for invitations and programs, finished all of my bridesmaid bouquets, and worked on my garland (which is no longer a giant tangle mess because I gave up on that one and threw the whole thing in the garbage, because really, sometimes that is the only option). Here are some pictures from my day

The last photo is the cover of my programs, I was inspired by papercrew, and of course mine aren't finished yet, because I don't have the inside pages ready, but I am so excited to put them together because there is absolutely no glue involved, when they're ready to go, I'll just run one edge through the sewing machine and voila!

I hope you had a wonderful day, I would love to hear what you accomplished!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Free day

I was planning on going to ikea with my sister tomorrow, now we're going on Sunday, so I have a free Saturday! I'm still trying to decide what to do with it, this doesn't happen very often. Right now my choices are: work on wedding stuff, work on Christmas gifts, or go shopping. I'm leaning towards wedding projects (I really want to finish my garlands and work on my guest book) but I think I'll see how I feel when I wake up. Enjoy your Saturday! I'll post pictures of whatever I end up doing.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sunday is soup day!

I love fall, and now that the weather is getting cooler I am ready to jump head first into all things warm and cozy. I have broken out the sweaters and coats, snuggled into all my cute boots, and stocked up on apple cider - because hot apple cider almost beats out the pumpkin spice latte. So it only seemed fitting to make up a huge vat of soup. I really wanted some white chicken chili, but seeing as we just finally finished the leftovers from the last time i made that I decided to try something new. Tonight was vegetable soup, I didn't love the recipe, I will have to start looking for another one, but it did inspire me to keep trying, I have officially declared Sunday "soup night" (although i'm going to have to remember to cut the recipes in half or else every other night of the week is gonna be "leftover soup night"). I'm already looking forward to next week - tortilla soup!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A chill in the air

Each year I feel compelled to make myself a new scarf. Now, I'm not a knitter, and I would consider myself a beginner crocheter, seeing as I only know one stitch, but I enjoy crocheting because it allows me to sit in front of the tv for as long as I want, while still managing to accomplish something. What was my point?... Oh yes, anyway, seeing as it's beginning to get chilly here in Ohio I finally broke down and bought a new winter coat, and of course the thought of a new scarf planted myself in the back of my head. I was determined not to make another scarf this year, I think I have 12 in my closet at the moment, and yes, I do live in Ohio, but really, no one needs that many winter scarves. However, while cleaning my closet tonight I came across my crochet hooks, and that was all it took, I dropped everything and went out to buy some new yarn. So this is what is currently keeping busy, even though I don't need another project or another scarf, I just can't help myself!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Call for followers & Finally finished my tote!

Hi all, I am so proud of myself for posting more often, (goal number 1), so now it's time to work on goal number 2: get more followers. I would love to up my numbers, if you know of any other bloggers/blog readers who love crafty stuff, reading about weddings, the occasional recipe, and some general randomness, please please please recommend that they read my blog, I love my followers and I would really appreciate some more love! If you have any tips for gaining more followers please leave me a comment and let me know!

To totally change the subject, I finally finished my new purple tote bag, sorry ladies, this one's not for sale!

I was so proud of myself for not rushing it and doing it right (I usually get antsy and start to cut corners), it's adorable, but unfortunately it turned out a little big to use for an everyday purse, that's fine with me though, because my original plan was to use it as my tote bag for the educational conference I get to go to in November, typically I wouldn't be so excited about a conference, but considering that this particular conference is in Anaheim California, and it includes a trip to Disneyland, I am giddy like a little kid, I can't wait! This Midwestern girl has never been to California and I am ecstatic!

Here is a close-up of the flower and beaded embellishment that I added

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Fall = apples

Fall is in full swing in Northwest Ohio, and September always means apples. Apparently I have caught the bug, because I was ecstatic to start my Saturday morning off with a giant mug of hot apple cider. This was perfect because yesterday was so cloudy and blustery, for the first time, it really felt like fall. This afternoon I revisited the bag of apples in my fridge. I never use all of my produce before it goes bad, and this time I vowed that I would not be cleaning rotting apples out of that drawer three weeks from now, so I peeled some, cut them into chunks, coated them with cinnamon and sugar and baked them for half an hour, viola, yummy baked apples. They were supposed to be dessert, but I couldn't wait, they smelled too good! In a couple more weeks I'll be all about pumpkin flavored everything, but I still have half a bag of apples to use up!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Something different

I really needed to take a break from the wedding stuff for a bit, so I decided to make something for myself - because I never do, do you do that too? I always make things for other people but rarely for myself, although I am getting better at doing things for me... But I digress. Anyway I am making myself a new tote bag because I have a bag obsession, and as much as it pains me I cannot afford a new Vera Bradley or Coach bag at the moment. But I figured my purple floral that I have been saving for something special was the perfect fabric. I quilted it tonight, that's as much as I had time to accomplish, but it is lined and bound with a white cotton with tiny lavender polka dots. I can't wait until saturday morning when I have time to work on it again!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Weekend accomplishments

I got so much done this weekend, and I have been trying to figure out how I wanted to share the pictures of what I got done, do I show you everything all at once because I am so excited about all of it, or do I save it and dish it out in tiny little pieces so I can stretch out everything that I have to show you????

Becky at farmgirl paints helped me make my decision. Today in her post she was talking about how she is constantly posting pictures of herself, and some bloggers never do. I realized that that's me, I never post pictures of myself, typically because I'm the one taking the picture, but it reminded me that I have a really cute picture that I took this weekend of the boutonnieres I designed for the guys to wear in the wedding, and Aaron and I are in the picture.... kind of:

The framed picture in the background is one of our engagement pictures (taken by my best friend, Amy). This was my favorite picture from the shoot because it was totally natural and not posed, he just stuck his tongue out at me, and I cracked up, but that's typical for us.

Here is another picture of the boutonnieres (I apologize for the blurriness, that's the best I could do with the camera on my phone - thank you Samsung).

I was going for a very laid back, natural, not too girly look. What do you think?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Too go to be true

I was so excited about my paper garland that I came home from the 5k I walked Saturday morning, went straight to my shed, and sat down to sew. I was ecstatic! It was so easy, and I had the whole thing done in less than twenty minutes. That is, until I began to wrap it up and realized that it was one big, giant, tangled mess.

It is still a giant tangle mess on my sewing table, I had to walk away. But otherwise I have had an extremely productive weekend, and I can't wait to show you what I accomplished, tomorrow, but now, I am exhausted and you better believe as soon as the clothes in the dryer are done, I am going to bed!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


This is major news people! Obsessively Organized on etsy is having a huge sale -that never happens!

Recently people have begun to request calendars for the 2011, and while I am so flattered that you all like your planners, I'm just not as excited about making them as I used to be. I see this as a huge problem, because the last thing that I want to do is grow to hate papers and new layouts. If I am pouring this much of my soul into something, I want it to be something I am super passionate about, I need to shake things up! I want to throw In some variety!

No worries, I will still have some of the favorite products, including a second edition of my wedding plan workbook. Now that I am using it to plan my own wedding I am finding that some changes could be made to improve it.

Until I have the new products available, enjoy the sale! First edition wedding plan books have been marked down to $25. Notepads and notecards are a steal at $4 and $5, they make perfect stocking stuffers and teacher gifts so stock up before they're gone!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I have accomplished some things...

My last post was just a touch negative, and occasionally I have to remind myself that there are actually quite a few things that I have gotten accomplished. One of the projects that I've managed to finish is an adorable wreath which I plan to hang on the doors to the church (of course I've only finished one, so I still have one more to do). It is a styrofoam wreath form wrapped in yarn, and embellished with a couple of purple felt flowers and some green silk hydrangea blossoms leftover from the bridesmaid's bouquets, so yes I do have something done, actually I've accomplished a lot more than that thank goodness! But there's an example

Monday, September 13, 2010

Only ideas...for now

So I showed you those super cute wedding ideas that I found last night, but ever since I have had wedding decorations on the brain. I cannot wait to get my hands on some cute papers and get to work because right now all I have are ideas and a bunch of computer graphics, I so badly want to actually make something. Unfortunately there is this thing called work, you know, the place that I have to be for 9 hours a day, so I can't make anything at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, and I definitely feel like it is a part of me, but we all have days where we would much rather shut ourselves away and craft all day. Since I couldn't do that today I went to Hobby Lobby on my lunch break. It didn't quite satisfy my urge, but I was able to get some supplies, so at least I have them when I so finally have time!

Tell me how you satisfy your crafting urge, and how in the world do you finish big projects in time to meet deadlines?! I would love some suggestions!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wedding Inspiration

I was completely exhausted from my hours of laundry (don't you just love unpacking after vacation? Ummm no.) so I walked out into my studio to work on something mindless, but when I saw the disaster area that is my studio right now I just wanted to cry. We're talking pieces of centerpieces, bouquets, and invitations everywhere! Yea, I turned around and when back in the house, where I made a big giant list of every thing that I have to get done in the next 8 months, and after I finished my four-page list it dawned on me that maybe I really don't have to make everything myself (gasp!). So here I am, trolling etsy for ideas, and things that I really might be willing to pay someone else to do for me.

I was originally planning on doing these myself, but when I saw how much they cost, and I thought about how much of my time they would consume, I think I'm going to order them after all. PartyPoms has a huge color availability, and her photos make me drool!

This incredible idea is from KristinaMarie. Oh I have died and gone to heaven, this is exactly what I was looking for! I want to drape these beautiful garlands over our church pews. However I think I will make my own because I have got to try this out! How easy could you get, paper circles and a sewing machine, I just got a scalloped circle punch from Martha Stewart's craft line that will be perfect for this. Granted, I'll let you know how easy it is after I try it...

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vacation is exhausting!

I am wiped out, who knew that vacation could completely wear you out. But honestly I'm not suprised, we did a lot today. We started bright and early (not so much, we didn't leave the campground until 10) in Berlin Ohio, which some cute shops, but for the most part has become overly touristy. I did get a couple of things, some new towels for the kitchen, one of the best stores is Berlin Bulk Foods, which is filled with baga and bags of noodles, cake bread and muffin mixes, dried beans, seasonings, flour, and candy. I picked out a cinnamon muffin mix, along with some pumpkin cappucino mix, which I was super excited to find.

From downtown Berlin we headed to a place we always hit, no matter what; Heini's Cheese Chalet. We never eat all of the cheese that we buy there, but it's so much fun to sample all of them! And then we drove 15 minutes to Charm Ohio. It's not even a town, more like a tiny speck on the map, but it Is home to my very favorite Amish bakery, Miller's Bakery. We walked in the door the minute that they pulled a tray of giant cinnamon rolls (I'm talking the size if my face giant) out of the oven, and the scent hit me like a ton of bricks. Needless to say, we bought one of those, along with a variety of cookies.

We went back for lunch at the camper, and then headed into town for the fair. We were hoping that the forecasted rain would hold off, but no such luck, we left the fairgrounds soaked to the bone. Luckily Aaron's brother lives close by, and we were able to throw some things in the dryer while we visited. When we finally left at 9 we still hadn't had dinner, so we ended up at the applebees in Wooster. I could've cared less about my food, I was too busy savoring my giant glass of Red Apple Sangria, which was absolutely to die for!

Now I'm back at the camper, and I'm completely content. I'm warm, dry, and full, and feeling like a bit of a party pooped because I am so ready to crawl into bed! Pictures will be up soon!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Yummy camping goodness!

So yes, I fully realize that this picture looks like chewed up mush, but it's not, I swear, and I felt so bad about not posting pictures that I went ahead and posted it anyways, but, I digress.

Last year at this time we went camping in Amish country and I posted one of my favorite camping recipes, campfire pies, this year we are again camping in Amish country, so I am sharing my new favorite thing with you, dump cake, or heaven in your mouth!

Two cans of fruit pie filling, we used apple, a white cake mix from a box, a can of mountain dew, and approximately 2 tablespoons of butter all cooked in a Dutch oven over hot coals. It's incredible!!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010


I apologize for two posts in a row without a picture, in my defense I did take a picture for this one but the lighting was horrible and it didn't make my super yummy chili look very appetizing at all.

Anyway, I am addicted to elephantitas alegras, I read kate's hilarious posts every day, and she has got me craving chili. I'm not typically a chili person, but I couldn't get it out of my head so I did a quick google search and found a recipe for a creamy white chicken chili, which has officially become my favorite dinner recipe EVER! Here it is:

1lb boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1/2inch cubes
1 med. Onion - chopped
1 1/2tsp. Garlic powder
1tblsp canola oil
2 15oz cans great northern beans
1 14oz can chicken broth
2 4oz cans chopped green chilis (I could only find a 7oz can, but I only used 2/3 of it)
1tsp salt (I used 1/2)
1tsp ground cumin (I used 3/4)
1tsp dried oregano
1/2tsp pepper
1/4tsp cayenne pepper
8oz sour cream
1/2cup heavy whipping cream

In a large saucepan sauté the chicken, onion, and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink.

Add beans, broth, chilis, and seasonings, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Remove from heat, stir in cream and sour cream. Serves 7

I don't know about where you are, but it's definitely going to be chili weather in Ohio this weekend! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Super cuteness!

I was so excited to show you the gifts that I just ordered for the girls in my bridal party, until I realized that would totally ruin the suprise for them, so that picture will have to wait, but I can definitely tell you that I got them from a very talented (and ingenious!) etsy seller and I am so excited that I bought one for myself too! The hardest part is going to be not giving them to the girls before the rehearsal dinner, which is not for another 8 months. I am so the kind of person who gets more excited about giving gifts than about getting them!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Good intentions

I had every intention of finishing my overwhelming project that has become tagging and cataloging all of my beautiful glass, but when I walked into my studio tonight I was so not feeling it. So instead I went back in the house and filled in my planner for this week, it didn't take long to fill up a whole week, but that's the story of my life. Now I'm off to finish some laundry (so very exciting) and start getting ready for our camping trip this weekend. We're making our second trip of the summer to Amish country, I love Amish country, it's the perfect place to get in the mood for fall!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Two Words: Wireless Internet!

I swear my life is a million times easier (not to mention a whole lot quicker) now that we finally have wireless at Aaron's (and therefore in my studio)! Needless to say my ipod has been glued to my hand ever since, and I am back to reading blogs religiously (o how I have missed you)!

Some of my favorite bloggers have inspired me to get back to my own, and I really want to turn this little blog of mine around. It is so much easier to write everyday when I share stories and info from all aspects of my life, as opposed to the segment that is my craft - mania. But the title still fits perfectly, because I am, of course, obsessively organized in every possible way.

For example, wedding planning has consumed my free time, so I wanted to share with you what I did this weekend (thank God for three day weekends), so that you can get a picture of how ridiculously organized my brain is.
This all started when I decided that my wedding centerpieces were going to be a collection of randomly assorted vintage glass vases (thank you design_sponge). I had already begun collecting pieces that grabbed me, so I was excited to indulge myself, and I went a little crazy at goodwill, savers, and garage sales. I now have over a hundred and fifty glass pieces in my possession. I was lucky enough to find a florist who is very excited about my vision, and I can't wait to see what she does with it (and now I'm going to plug the very talented Mary Ann at the Flower Basket in Bowling Green Ohio). But she can't give me a quote until she has a clear picture of the number and sizes of the pieces I want to use (entirely understandable). Therefore, the floor of my studio now looks like this:
But it's worth it because I finally feel like I have an understanding of what I have, whew. Plus each piece has a label on the bottom that gives the piece's item number, and the number of the table grouping that particular piece belongs to, and I have corresponding spreadsheets. Is it sad that I'm excited about my spreadsheets?

Plus, after I created a grouping, I took a picture of it, so that I can print the pictures and take them with me when we set up the hall. Here is one, it doesn't look like much now, but imagine it with flowers and candles (in 8 months I can show you pictures of the really thing!!!!!)

It was a little sad how tired this made me, but i definitely felt like I accomplished something!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Excuses Excuses

Yes, again, I have been away for a long time, but this time I have a number of very legitimate excuses (as opposed to before, when I was just being lazy).

Excuse #1: I got engaged!!! Yes after 6 years Aaron finally asked, and it was so cute too. We were finishing up some little things in my studio before I moved all of my junk in, and he was helping me stick a beautiful decal pattern on one of the walls. This should've been clue number one because he never would've offered to help me do that otherwise. anyway, here's a picture of the wall we were working on:

When we were done we stepped back to admire our work and he pulled the ring out of a drawer!

So, needless to say I have been frantically trying to secure wedding vendors, and get myself organized, luckily I had already picked out one of my wedding plan books (available on my etsy shop)and I can wait to share a few posts on specific pages in my personal book!

Excuse #2: I have been moving all of my fun crafty stuff from my parent's house, to my new studio at my fiance's. But, my gorgeous studio is now completely done and I have been spending all of my extra time in there. Of course I never imagined that it would turn into wedding planning central quite so quickly, but I am so enjoying it! Here are some pictures of the finished product:

Excuse#3: I was on vacation. Aaron and I made another trip to Ohio's Amish Country, luckily we found a much better campground this year. So after a long weekend of s'mores, fabric shopping, antiquing, and a little sprint car racing action, I didn't have a ton of time for blogging, but I do have pictures to share:

Excuse #4: Some of our very close friends just got married, and though I started a quilt for them in January, somehow I was still finishing it up just this week. But I was able to finish it in time for the wedding, and as much as I love it, I was so glad to give it to them because I have spent so much time looking at it that I would be happy if I never saw it again! And in keeping with tradition starting with the last wedding quilt that I made, I of course forgot to take a picture of the finished product.

So yes, I realize that I have a lot of excuses, but I also have a lot more to share, so I will keep you updated on wedding details (I am already planning for a post on the special invitations that I have created for the members of our bridal party!), and I will definitely continue to focus on wonderful etsy vendors, whose beautiful work makes me fight the urge to whip out my credit card!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I have new pictures!

That's right I have new pictures of my studio, which will soon be fully functional. The construction is done, now it's my turn to take over. Luckily I have a day off on Monday (I love compressed summer work weeks!!!!) so I will be moving in this weekend. Of course, when that is finished I will have some more pictures for you.

Up to this point one of my favorite activities has been collecting wonderful finds to fill up this space. The most important factor in my purchases has been the purpose of the item, and I have really focused on collecting items that are going to help me keep the space organized. Here are some of the storage solutions that I am currently drooling over (all are available on etsy!).

A gorgeous trinket box from KypresjackDesigns. Completely my style, a little pricy, but absolutely beautiful.

This is actually a drawer from a vintage sewing machine, which would be completely perfect for a crafting studio. Available from RiverBendRanchStudio

I think these little felt bins are my favorite, and I am so going to make a set of these myself, although, if I can't find the time I just may buy them from sewingmomma

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Remodel Pictures

Yes, I fully realize that I am a blog slacker, but I do have new pictures of the studio, it is actually coming along very quickly, now that the average temperature is over 60 degrees it is much easier to work on!
Today's pictures are of the new siding, and I do admit that some of the character of the building was lost when the new siding was put on, but on the bright side, it doesn't look like it's going to fall over anymore!

And yes, I even managed to get the man at work! It is so close to done that I can feel it. As I type the interior paint is going up, and the best part is that I haven't even had to pick up a brush, I guess that's my reward for painting his entire house, he paints my tiny little shed for me, but I'm not complaining!
I have a trip to IKEA planned, and I am super excited to go pick out a counter top and some cabinets, then all that will be left is the decorating!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Scrapbooking fever

The scrapbooker in me has been somewhat stagnant lately. I really didn't have anything that I was excited about scrapbooking, it seems that I just do the same themes and events over and over again. But we all got together for scrap night last night after work and I really challenged myself to do something different that would spark my interest.

Then it hit me, I am so stupid, of course I have something that I want to record and remember - my studio! Not only can I create a scrapbook of the experience, but it can also serve as a place to keep all of those photos and fabric swatches that inspire the interior design of the studio.

The scrapbook pages that I did last night turned out so beautifully that I wanted to share them. Hopefully you will be able to see my vision for the finished space!

These are the photographs that have given me inspiration. Many of them are from one of my all time favorite blogs - design sponge while others are from products for sale on Etsy, other blogs, and DIY websites. I especially love the photo of the kitchen with all of the white cabinets, the cabinets have been painted lime green on the inside, what a great idea, and a great way to use such a bright color so that it doesn't overwhelm.

Here are some of the fabrics and papers that I have collected to use for different decorative elements, curtains, cushions, picture frames, and other fun stuff that I haven't even thought of yet.

I chose to do all of the actual photographs in black and white because I didn't want any of the colors in the photos to distract from the color scheme that I had chosen for the design, and for the scrapbook. My intention for the studio is to have a place where everything belongs, where everything fits harmoniously. I really wanted to convey this in the scrapbook too.

I had the hardest time finding an album for this scrapbook, I looked everywhere, and in the end I never did find one. So I am planning on spiral binding these pages the same way that I bind all of my planners, but I can't do that until I am completely done, so for now I will just pray that nothing happens to my pages.

Studio remodel - New pictures!

The weather here has been unseasonable warm, and we have been taking full advantage of all of this time to work outside, which has been perfect considering that the my soon to be studio is nowhere near ready to be heated. So I have some new pictures to share with you.
Aaron finished hanging the drywall today (yay!), and though it is basically still a shell of a building, I am really beginning to see it all come together. Here, check it out for your self!

I have also become somewhat obsessed with decorating my little unfinished space. My latest great idea has turned into an unexpected new hobby, as if I need another one of those. I really want to be able to display all of my supplies, especially the smaller notions and embellishments, in clear containers so that it is easy to see what I have, and I cannot resist unique glass vessels, especially vases and canning jars, so I have begun a collection that is growing rapidly.
I've never been much of a collector, even as a child I didn't really have any collections, but now I can see how they can consume you! But at least my collection of glass containers will be functional. I hope to be able to share some of my favorite finds with you. currently my favorites are the decanters with really unique stoppers, but I also enjoy the simpler milk bottles. I love to check out all of the photos on etsy, search vintage glass bottles and you'll be amazed, but I'm really cheap, so I've been scouring the local Goodwill store. I can't wait to fill them up, but I'm beginning to think that I'll have more jars than supplies to fill them up with!