Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Mouse in the House!

Usually having a mouse in my house would be a problem, but I am perfectly OK with letting this little guy find his permanent home on my desk :)


I don't know how many of you are familiar with buckyballs (the little magnets sold in 6 x 6 or 5 x 5 cubes), but once you start playing with them it is hard to put them down. I had received a 6 x 6 silver set last year for Christmas, so when I ( I say 'I' when what I really mean is my husband whom I stole these from) got two more 5 x 5 blue sets this year, I couldn't wait to explore the new possibilities available to me.

Bucky (the mouse, named by my husband when he got home and saw what I had done) was born out of  "hmmm, I wonder what happens if I do this," and a lot of trial and error. After all, the magnets often have a mind of their own. Here's how you can make a mouse of your own.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time to Reflect

Wow! It's 2012 and, if it is anything like 2011, I am going to have to strap in and hold on tight for a fun ride! Over the past year, my husband and I have gone through a month of being apart while he served in South Korea, a major bathroom remodel (see below), a week long dream vacation in Orlando, and new jobs for both of us. It has been a year filled with blessings, and I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for us. Happy New year!

I want to share my remodeling experience because it is one of my biggest accomplishments to date, and something I am very proud of. Not having the cash to hire professional contractors, I took on the project with the help of family and friends. It took a few months (technically there are still some tiny details....ok....not so finish up) but for a DIY I don't think we could have done better. Well, here goes :)

The Adventure Begins!

Following blogs? Yes. Creating my own blog? Not so much. See, whenever I think about writing anything....ANYTHING....I freeze up and go into panic mode. In fact, I have written and deleted about five different opening statements, and it has taken me ten minutes just to get to this point (not a good sign). Why start one then? Because I love crafting, and baking, and finding neat ideas online, and in the process of sharing these things I do love, maybe I will overcome my fear of writing as well (here's to hoping anyway). Enjoy!