Sunday, September 29, 2013

Camper, Gift and some Boot Cuffs....

Here is a short video.  Still haven't found my webcam for my laptop so this is a little shaky as it was on my mini cam.  Sorry!

Here are some links I promised in the video:


Scalloped Boot Cuffs

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Taco Casserole!!!!

Afternoon everyone! 

My family loves tacos, probably more than we really should love them.  When I make out our menu every two weeks, it always includes tacos, fajitas, etc.  The other day, I noticed a taco casserole on Pinterest.  Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?  Sorry, I have that ADOS disease...Attention Deficit....Oh shiny....  OK, back to taco casserole.  I have to say, it was interesting...not great, but interesting.  

I think you must like warm lettuce and soggy Dorito's.

I don't!

This is a thumbs down from me!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Progress is Made!!!

I am so excited to tell you that for the first time in years, I have a craft room that actually has space to be productive.  I didn't get any help from anyone on the paint rack ideas, but I have to be honest, I'm not sure my paints made it here.  I have unpacked everything and still no paints!  I have a few more things to clean up and then I can update my video on my craft room.  Until then, you will just have to be patient.

I'm part of a progressive mini swap on Laura Denison's blog.  I finally finished my base book and my little journal that has to go with it.  I will take pics of the pages I do for each book that I receive and post so you can see it.  In the end, I will post my finished book that has all the pages done in it by everyone else.   So, all I have today is a pic of my base book.  I chose not to embellish it yet as I didn't want to take any chances of losing any of the embellishments during its travels.  I just love this paper pack!  I have had it and haven't gotten a chance to use.  I have chosen the Berry Sweet  by K&Co paper line.

I'm pretty happy with them so far.  Can't wait to see what everyone does with their pages and what they look like when I get it back.  More to come on that!

This Saturday, I will be watching the Scrappy Camper Sisters on UStream to create their amazing little vintage camper.  Y'all need to join us!  I haven't had the space to create anything with them in the past.  I tried to do their 8 track tape album, but couldn't find all my stuff, so wanted to wait.  Now, I can go back and create one.  I have the 8 track tape all prepped and ready to go!

More later.....

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Don't Judge Me!

Ok, here it is the current state of my craft room. No bomb really happened here.  Keep in mind, this is year's worth of accumulation from many Navy moves.  Now, I need to make permanent homes for all of it and decide what I will, and what I won't, actually ever get to work on.  So, I need your help in organization ideas.  

Project one, find a home for my craft paints.  I am considering this project that I found on Pinterest but open to any and all suggestions.  But keep in mind, I am working on a no-low budget!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

HELP!!! I need your help in creating organization in my craft room!

First, you all probably remember me mentioning that my husband is now retired from the US Navy and that we are here in the Pensacola area permenantly.  Well, being a military wife has apparently made me clueless as to how to really settle into a home. Every house has always had its fair share of boxes that never got unpacked.  Well, we are finally in a home large enough to unpack everything and I'm not moving in a couple years any longer.  So, now the dilemma....

I don't know how to best organize my scrap room and keep everything I have acquired over the years.  OK, I admit it.....I just don't know where to start.  I have what they call decorator's paralysis!  Now, what I have thought of to fix this is to get your input on my projects to organize.  I plan on creating a Youtube tomorrow to show you all what I have to work with and my first project.  Then I hope to get input from all of you with your suggestions on what is the best low-no budget way to organize and look good.  I will choose an idea from everyone's suggestions and video me doing it and how it will look in the end. 

What do you think?  Think you want to help me decorate?

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Government Furlough!

Hey there, I know it's been a while but it just seems like life gets in the way of blogging. So thought I would involve you with every aspect of my life.

 My husband and I are both government workers and trying to prepare ourselves for furlough. However, like most of you we are in so much debt that the thought of losing another $1,000 a month is just overwhelming. However, we have decided to take it one bit at a time.

First, we thought we would eliminate movie channels on our cable and go with Netflix. Have y'all used that service? Is it better than having HBO, Cinimax, etc? I haven't had a chance to look at the savings yet.

Second, when a car says "premium gas only", is that mandatory?

Third, and most importantly, food! I have decided to cut back on purchasing a lot of the processed foods. Today, was my first time making Bread without my bread machine. We loved it! I also am trying to plan my meals better which will definitely help the budget. I also made Flour Tortillas today!  Can you imagine? I would never thought of that, but they were really easy. Tomorrow, I will be making breakfast burritoes with them, so I will let you know how that goes.

On the note of meal planning, I have done a lot of research (via Pinterest).  I really feel, for me, that I work best in looking at what I have on hand and decide on what I want to make that will make the most of my pantry items.  So, this week we were very short on money and I needed to keep our shopping to the absolute minimum.

With that in mind, I looked through our very bare pantry and knew I needed five meals before payday.  So, this is what my notes looked like:

Meat loaf loaded potatoes mixed veg

Enchiladas  w yellow rice corn bread

Baked ham au gratin potatoes corn
Pea soup w French bread


Pea soup
Ham sandwiches

Ground beef
Yellow rice
Dried peas
Sour cream

As you can see, the bottom part is my actual grocery list.

I'm sorry, I'm blogging in bed on my iPad, so no pics tonight but will upload some tomorrow.


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Starting Again!

Well, here we go again. We have moved to the panhandle of Florida and finally getting my craft room up and organized. I love it here but we took a huge pay cut to move down here and now we are paying the price. So, looking all over the internet to find sites to help with learning how to live on less money. I moved all my vintage wood windows down here with me but have decided to sell some as I just don't have the time to work on them and could use the money. So, trying not to be too greedy with my crafts. So, gotta love Craigslist as I posted them on there for $10 ea. Now, I need ideas from you all as to what is the best way to organize my craft room. Hope to hear from you soon. Nancy