Friday, January 28, 2011

“The Bold and the Beautiful-your blog reviewed”

Okay so you are asking what is she talking about... Well I decided to go ahead and join a very unique blog hop. Gail @My Repurposed Life and MeganDVD @ Beauty in the Attempt are hosting “The Bold and the Beautiful-your blog reviewed”.

In all honesty I haven't been blogging on an even remotely regular basis because I hate my blog!  When I started this blog it was primarily a means of keeping family and friends posted on our life in Alaska, to "showcase" the crafts I was working on, and maybe even through in a recipe or two.  Well life happened at a shockingly rapid pace... and I wasn't prepared!  Now the name bugs me, the layout just isn't working, and well... I don't know.  I'm discouraged plain and simple.  In all honesty I've been thinking of closing the blog down permanently but haven't been able to bring myself to do it.  I want this blog to work but seem at a loss.... 

So please take a look around my blog, check out the layout, pages, buttons, sidebar and gadgets. I would love for you to gently critique my blog. I’m hoping you will leave me some positive feedback about my blog. It would be great if you could give me constructive criticism but be sure to tell me what you like about my blog (if anything) too! Do you like my pictures? Does my blog load quickly for you? How about the font? All tips and tidbits welcome! 

You are welcome to join the party, it starts Thursday night and is open for a week. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011


My friends I am asking for your help... What I am about to show you will NOT get me on hoarders but things have slide a bit recently. All the "projects" I was going to accomplish over Christmas break and soon after school was back in session. Well, lets just say between colds, snow, and some really good fiction... umm yeah. No progress! In fact I would say there was a decided decline. What I'm about to show you are the living areas of our home. Okay, so all the areas of our home are the living areas but I won't show you the boys' rooms. Lets just say one is crammed full right now because of LARGE musical instruments... hmm maybe I will show you their room. It really helps to bring home a point or two. A.) We have too much stuff. B.) Organization has flown out the window. and C.) the addition will come in really HANDY due to said instruments!

The Living Room

The Kitchen

The Dining Room Corner

The Master Bedroom and Walk-in Closet

(see the small amount of clothes on the hanging bar to the left... yep that sums up about a 1/3 of my wardrobe... the rest of material/decorations/craft supplies.)   The dining room table is where I "craft" because there are no extra rooms.  I could made a craft room out of my closet but it would separate me from the family plus bring on a serious case of claustrophobia!!

Now for the accountability... I am going to ask you my dear friends to help me stay on track.  Yep I want to have all of these areas cleaned up and organized.  So that means working daily on an area,  limit internet time, sort the craft supplies, and clear out the clutter.  I am not sure how I am going to go about this but it must be done!  So look for more posts... and please leave me a comment, drop me an e-mail, say something on FB, or text me if you know me personally!!!  Yep, in other words nag me when you don't see anything new up....  I am working on a posting schedule but am not sure what it will be.  Monday, Wednesday, Friday? Monday and Thursday?  What do you think?  Do you have any ideas for the closet organization?  I am trying to avoid making any purchases (or keeping them to a bare minimum especially $ wise!) so I will be using what I have on hand which is a number of baskets, buckets, storage containers, and large tins.

Thank you for following along and please leave any suggestions you might have!!