Mordor

My Modor poster finally came in!! I got it from Zazzle.com. I must say, this poster came out very well done.  I ordered this poster in a size 36X24, way out of its pixel range. I received a warning that my size may cause the pixels to stretch. I was freaking out a little bit about this so I contacted customer service and they said that I could always return it if I didn’t like it.  

Well, here it is, and it looks fantastic!! You can’t even tell the pixels are stretched because it has a smokey/charcoal look.

We’ve placed it in the dining room.

  

i said yes!!

Chris and I are engaged!! How exciting!

He proposed to me in the garden at Disney’s Epcot, United Kingdom. After, we had lunch at Chefs de France. It was awesome. The park wasn’t too crowded, so it was perfect. A nice quiet day at Epcot.

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Now to get planning! I have taken on extra clients this month so I can start saving for my dream Disney themed wedding!!

New Hobby: Coloring!

Last month in April, I ordered Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I found out about her in an article about coloring books for grown ups. As soon as I read that article, I had to buy her books. So I did. On Amazon. These books sold so quickly, that they were on back order. It took about a month, but Enchanted Forest finally arrived!!

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I love to color. I’m always coloring at work with my kids to work on their fine motor skills. And sometimes, I enjoy it more than they do. So I figured I would buy this book. I have been coloring ever since I got it. I love this book. The pictures are so whimsical and leafy. And I love trees! There are fairy worlds in this book!! Aahh!!

At first I used these Pilot pens that I already had, but I needed more variety.

So I went to Target and bought these Staedtler pens. I really like the way they color, but I don’t like that I can see the strokes.

I’m going to try color pencils next.

I’m also still waiting for Secret Garden to arrive.

Sewing Sunday

cupcake skirtOriginally, this was supposed to be a dress. But, I didn’t like the way it turned out, too complicated. Luckily I bought extra fabric for mistakes so I was able to restart and keep it simple. I must have made this outfit like 3 times. In the end, I love the way it turned out!!

Making skirts has become addicting. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day and found some cute fabrics in the sale section. I have 3 skirts in the works. I have to start wearing these. We’re almost half way through the year and I’ve barely followed through with my resolution: to wear more skirts.

I’m not used to wearing skirts. It feels weird to be so “free”. I’m constantly making sure you can’t see my butt. I know you can’t see it, the length is almost to my knee. It’s a mental thing.

I will say this: wearing a skirt does make me feel prettier. I’ve even started doing my hair, nails, and makeup! Nothing crazy yet, just the basics. Being a girl is time consuming. Something my lazy ass is going to have to get used to.

Happy Friday!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned we’re decorating our apartment Lord of the Rings themed. Chris said that we needed to get some coasters for the coffee table and I had recently seen videos on how to transfer pictures on to wood, so I thought, I can make these coasters meself!!

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What do you think? They came out beerrrry niiice. 

We have some art pictures that we want to get rid of but we want to keep the frame. Normally, you get a picture/poster/art custom framed to match that picture. In my case it’s the other way around, we have to find the right picture to match the frame. I have been scouring the internet looking for the right picture to fit each one. It has been quite a challenge.

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This frame to me says “Mordor.” It’s almost a perfect square, so it has been difficult to find a Mordor picture that I like. After looking for 2 weeks, I have found it!! I’m excited to get this next project started.

For today, Chris and I both are off. It’s been rainy these past few days, so we decided that today we would have a Hobbit marathon.

I love lazy days.

Have a good weekend!!

Projects

I have several projects going on at the moment. The biggest one at the moment is decorating the new apartment. We moved to a whole new county so we figured it was our chance to start fresh. We wanted to make a theme out of it and we decided on Lord of the Rings. Our mission right now is to find art work. Chris found an awesome map of Middle Earth online. I took one of his old frames, turned the poster around, and put the map in. It came out amazing!! What do you think? I need to find some more art.

I’m also working on my business. I’m trying to be more organized. I went to Office Max and purchased some stuff to create a filing system. I’m really excited for this!

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And last, I’ve been learning to sew. I found this really cute cupcake print and bought it impulsively. It’s been sitting in my closet for over 6 months. Now that my office/craft room is cleared, I started sewing. I’m making a 50’s dress. I hope to finish it by next weekend.

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I’m back

We have finally settled into our new apartment! A couple of months ago I mentioned that we were moving and a couple of changes were happening. Well, those blocks have fallen and new ones are being placed. We got a garage this month!! We were able to clear out the spare room to convert to my office. Now, I need to get a futon for guests.

The semester is coming to an end. I have my final exam next week. I signed up for next semester and now I have to order my books.

Now that the office has been set up, I can organize all my work. I have a couple of reports to write, and then I should be accpeting new kiddos.

All of this should be organized by next weekend.