Monday, August 27, 2012

Linen closet

Here are before and after pictures of our linen closet which became a catch-all full o bleh when we merged two houses.

Check it out!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Halloween Art

Today, the kids and I were bored, so I got my preteens involved in making some Halloween art! Here is the first thing that is complete. We took scraps of fabric and tied it around an old bungee. We added a photo frame and some crepe paper and glitter and voila! Halloween wreath!

My preteen SON, surprisingly made the most of this! He had way too much fun! But shhh.... Don't tell him I told you that! Lol

Have a great day friends! More to come!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The pilgrimage & another Halloween craft

Throughout our life we have good and bad memories... Some of the good ones get suppressed until you have a day like I had Saturday. I remember the day well back in 1994, when a lady came through the store "The Limited", where I worked part-time. She commented on how helpful I was and mentioned her company's need to have someone like me on their team. She mentioned something about a commission structure, so I went and talked to her.

And the rest is history, which I suppressed until the paulkbunch and I journeyed through a major thunderstorm to go down to Austin for tax free weekend, the city where it all began. It was a time in my life where I finally took life by the reins and made it mine... I felt like much of my life had been planned up until my dear friend who was in my sorority at school attempted suicide under intense pressure and scrutiny and after making some very poor choices. I realized that it wasn't the path I wanted to take. It was so traumatic watching this all happen in fact, my life was never the same.

All at about the same time, the manager of Nine West recruited me and I just knew it was my ticket to a future, (I was 19 and thought I knew it all, I didn't) and it was a decision that forever changed my life. For better or for worse, the path forked and Saturday the memories came flooding back. I remember what I wore to my interview even how I wore my shoulder length red hair. I walked into the store with the confidence of a runway model to talk to the manager, Kelly and Kevin who was the assistant manager. Those conversations and first impressions as well as the decisions I made after them changed the course of my life. I moved up through the ranks and was not only the youngest store manager in my region, I also plowed through my supervisors expectations and made a huge impact on Nine West & 9&Co as a brand in Texas. I ended up leaving to pursue my bachelors but I thoroughly enjoyed my experience!

This was another reminder to pave my OWN path through this road called life!!! I just know I'm a different and better person because of my experience there.

We took the bird houses that the kids made during the summer months, ad we are going to make some black birds to put in them. We made a "HAPPY HALLOWEEN" banner and put it up, looks small, but for now it's cute! I used some black crepe paper, tape, black card stock and tape, a ruler and a stapler to make the banner. FREE!!! Sweetness!

Next... Bats and a glitter spider web!

Have a great day friends!