December Daily is a project that ALi Edwards does each Christmas season to document the holiday stories. I have attempted this project for the last 5 years and each year my attempt get smaller and smaller. Unfortunatey I just don't do enough holiday stuff and for me all my regular stories go into my project Life book. I used to make my own album and get really festive and creative. Now I'm lucky if I do anything slightly festive and manage to take a picture. Here are a few Christmas-y shots from the 2017 holiday.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Wow!! Can you believe it’s already the end of November? It sure has been a busy year. For those of you who follow my Instagram, you saw a little bit about my great scraproom move. After my sister got married and moved out, it was suggested that I move my stuff upstairs from my current basement crafting area. At first I thought this was a great idea! Upstairs is much warmer in winter and has a nice big window for some natural light. However, once I started packing up my stuff for the move up 2 flights of stairs I realized just how much stuff I have accumulated in the 15-20 years I’ve been crafting/ scrapping. It was A LOT of stuff!!! Then space became a question… no one else ever uses the basement except to do laundry. That occupied 1 small corner, the rest was open for me to grow and collect and craft in. (see where I’m going with this…) Plus I had a built in cabinet/ counter/ pegboard wall that was dreamy for any crafter!! How on earth was I going to condense into a small bedroom space? This was where I started getting discouraged. Was it worth the move? Worth the sunlight? Or am I going to end up hauling everything right back down to the basement? I am still undecided, but I am trying several creative space solutions that may just work out for me. My only lingering issue will be counter space (active working space). Currently, I have one small desk in there, and even if I could condense to working on a smaller surface, I’ve always worked standing up, so there’s that….
I do love the new Kallex shelf that I was able to purchase and add to the room though. I am finally able to keep all my albums together in one location. And I can rest assured that no water damage from a leaky pipe of damp basement can harm them. It’s unlikely but not impossible. About 10 years ago a pipe burst on the 2nd floor and drained down to the basement damaging some of my beautiful paper collection. Since then I have moved my albums upstairs as I could, but never really had the space to store them all together… I have a pretty expansive collection! I also love that theres a large tv and DVD player in the room, so I can put on some movies while I work. Or if someone wants to keep me company they can watch tv and hang out while I do my thing!
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
#6: get a pedicure.
This was on my sisters list also, so we went together on her "staycation" at the beginning of July. I went to this cute little salon recommended by my best friend and we had a full morning of being pampered. Found out later for an additional $10 we could have included a manicure! We are so going back, actually thinking of making it a yearly thing!
Another item crossed off during my sister's "staycation'. After a little research, I discovered there are many caves here in Pennsylvania, 3 of which are an hours drive away.
#89. Hike a waterfall
#34 Six Flags Safari