Monday, January 11, 2010

Junk & Keys

I don't drink coffee on a regular basis... however this morning I had 2 cups. So now I feel like my head my burst and I'm on the verge of bouncing off the walls. HA! So I figured I might as well put my energy to good use before I crash in a bit... So I got on Etsy and searched for Junk & Keys. I don't know why but even as a child I was fascinated with old keys. I had a pretty good collection and for me, the possiblilities were endless! I could hide one in the yard and *stumble* across it then set off on a journey to unlock chests filled with the lost treasures of the world!! Or perhaps my own secret garden or possibly a door to an unknown world. Whatever I was playing out in the acre of woods beside our house, my childhood was a blast. Add to that, the excitement of finding bits of broken metal and junk around the outside of my grandpa's workshop and you have an obsession in the making!

Sometimes when I'm feeling like I really want to make something but I'm lacking inspiration, I'll get on Etsy and search for "junk." The great thing about doing this is I can draw inspiration from things I see and head out to the workshop or dig in my "junk drawer" for supplies!! Simple and cheap! Gotta love that! So here are some great and inspiring things I found this morning! Check 'em out while I grab my keys and unlock  the secret door into my world of Craftville (not the most original name but ah well)!









And finally ~ making junk look even more beautiful!!







Thursday, January 7, 2010

Hmmm Better Late than Never - Happy New Year!

Sooo.... I made this cool signature thing for my blog and I figured what the hell, might as well post something and see how it looks. :o) Although I'm not certain what to write about so I'll go with the obvious. Or maybe the not so obvious since we are already 7 days into the new year and I'm just now getting around to posting about it. But hey... if you know me, you already know that I can't manage anything on time. It'd just be weird and freaky if I did.

2009 was definitely a strange year for me... I drank, smoked, and partied too much. I got my nose pierced (something I was always told as a kid I'd be disowned for doing), heart broken, pride hurt, but all in all I had a pretty great time. I challenged people and situations and did a few things I never thought I would be brave enough to do. Everything I learned in the last year has made me who I am. And for the first time in a really long time, I am able to look at myself and be happy. I have a long way to go before I get to where I want to be, but if I was there now what would be the point in living any longer?

So what does 2010 hold for me? I don't really have any idea. But it's nearly day 8 and I can proudly say that I have: a wonderful daughter, an amazing family, a job I absolutely LOVE, and above it all I have my Savior. So here I sit at 11p.m. in my penguin pajamas eating pickles from the jar. Life can't get much better. Except maybe if I had warmer socks! It's like 8 degrees out there! Maybe I should make that feet warmer thing I came across earlier...




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