Small share and Dollar Tree hall

Hi welcome back to my blog. Thank you both new and old subscribers for returning to this wild and crazy ride which is this blog. So today I want to share some news as well as some items I purchase. So before I show you want I purchased I want to tell you about a new job I recently started. So let me start with a back story. As long as I been crafting my two favorite store I like to go to we’re Micheals and Dollar Tree. When I was in New York, I was CEM at Michael’s. When I moved to Florida, I transferred to a Michael’s in Davenport,which turned out to have two issues. Issue #1 I had to take a demotion to certified framer. Issue # 2 it was in a different county and it was hard and expensive to get to. So needless to say I no longer work at Micheals and start working at Walmart. Recently my other favorite store had a hiring event, I applied, and now I work for Dollar Tree. Yes I’m still at Walmart but I added Dollar Tree to the the mix as my secondary job.

So now with the haul. The first thing I will is snacks. Just some gummy candies, and gum. I threw the ice cream in cos I was hungry. I did have pictures but it didn’t come out clear. The item I’m showing now are a couple of elephants. I was always told to keep an elephant on the table with nose pointing toward the door. That suppose to help bring in money. I have some elephants on my refrigerator but I always have to adjust their location. These two will sit on the table by my bedroom door. The last items I will share will be for my Xmas decor. I know Thanksgiving isn’t here yet, but I want to start making my decor so I can display it as soon as the tree goes up. Im planning to get all my Xmas stuff together and take inventory. I planned to make me and my daughter Halloween costumes but time seems to got away from me, so I’m still planning to make them, but just for next Halloween. So that’s all I have to share with you. I will have lots more to share the closer the beginning of the holiday season starts. So before I end this blog. Tell me some things you are doing to in preparation for the upcoming holiday season.

And until next time

Keep crafting.

Where do I begin

Hi and welcome to this blog. For those who are subscribers ,I want to give you a heart felt thanks. Thank you for continuing to be a subscriber even through I haven’t been here. So much is happening in my life that I don’t have time to craft or blog like I use to. I’m so hoping that will change soon. I was even working on a you tube channel. Earlier in the year I recorded a series of videos, but my computer screen broke and I haven’t had the chance to edit those videos. I did do some changes to my bedroom/craft room, but like a woman I’ve change my mind numerous times. So I ask myself now what. I want to continue crafting as well as blogging. I want to continue sharing hauls and creating. I just need time to balance work and me time. I’m so trying to do that. I will try by starting with a weekly blog.

So now I’ve sort explain what’s going on I want to say welcome and stick around for this rollercoaster ride. Now with today’s blog. As you know it’s Fall (even through in Fl it’s still sort of summer)an we have the holidays rushing upon us. So two that is coming up is Halloween and Thanksgiving. So today I want to share a small Dollar Tree haul. As you know I always try to have some seasonal decor, but to be truthful I just kept my spring decor up for the summer. Since the last time I blogged, I did get a sofa and a coffee table. I can’t remember if that something I shared in a blog, but I will have picture later. So I will start at the top. Just stuff I had to get. Nothing craft related.The second is the foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree. I purchase a total of 5 for both Halloween and Fall decor. The next picture is fall flowers that I will be using for my fall decor. Ant last picture is over the door shoe bag. Thinking out of the box ,I will show you how I use it for craft tools storage.There are other item I purchase from Dollar tree for my Halloween decor,but at this time I seriously cannot find the picture I took.

Well I know this has been a long blog, so I will bring it to an end until next time.

And as always keep Crafting

Where have you been

Hi and thanks for sticking around waiting to see if I’m ever coming back. I know its been over a month since I last posted and for that I’m truly sorry. As of this day I’m still trying to figure out some kind of schedule to post. I’ve been working a lot of hours doing other jobs at my location, and when I finally get home I’m wiped out. I still track my hauls,but haven’t had a chance to work on any crafts,but I m hoping in the upcoming week I will be able to share some of the crafts I’m planning. So please giving me just a little more time and I will be back with craft overload. And like always till than

Keep Crafting

Just a quick hello

Hi and welcome back to my blog. I want to thank you for sticking around if you are a long time subscriber,and welcome new subscribers and hope you stick around and see what happens next.

I know its been two weeks since my last blog, and I said I would publish more often,but I need to decide what direction I want to take this blog. I want it to remain a place where I share my crafts, hauls and home decor. I also want to share other things as well. I currently working full time and my hours are all over the place. I’m still planning and working on my crafts,(which I will share)but I seriously need to figure out a schedule where I work on and share my crafts on this blog without putting pressure on myself to share daily. I’m really happy to have as many subscribers as I do and really grateful that you all have remain. I hope you be patient with me and stick around. I’m not leaving my blog and I will continue to work on my crafts as well as share them with you. Along with crafting, I’m planning a You Tube channel. I recorded two videos which are still being editing. I never realized how easy it is to record a video,but the editing takes more time than the actual video. So I hope all is well and I will be back real soon. I will leave you like always ,

Keep Crafting.

Just a woman building her craft empire

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thanks one and all who have returned and those who are new. Welcome to my wild and crazy world.

I just wanted to come here to say hey, and not to miss a day. I’ve been busy today editing and re-editing my video.I have record this video so many times that I decided to write down what I like about each part and what I don’t like about each part. The conclusion that I came up with is to write script.  I think that if I had a script, my video wouldn’t look like I’m nervous in the camera. I also went to Dollar Tree and picked up one item that I’ve been looking for. I didn’t have enough items to do a haul blog. I have so much plan for my blog and hopefully I will be able to take this blogs and make a video to go with it.So I will bring this late blog to and end and will leave you like always

Keep Crafting

Haul Time

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Its so great to have you here, and thank you for returning.

So today(unlike last week) I have a small haul for you. This items were purchased from Dollar Tree and Walmart.

The first items I will share came from Walmart.The first item is construction glue. I need this because I purchased a chair last year from the Well of Hope thrift store that is need of repair. The back of the chair needs some TLC.

I tried using wood glue but it wont hold,so I think I need to bring out the heavy stuff.The next items is a piece of fabric I want to use to make either pillows for my bed or for the seating I shared last week. Once I make the pillows and decide the best area for them I will share it with you. I purchase the extremely strong fasteners because I have a peg board which I had to use 3m hooks to attach to the wall. For some reason only one of the hooks seems to hold the board and the other one keep falling. So I new to find a solution to keep my peg board on the wall without having to attach it to the wall with nails.

The last items I picked up from Dollar tree. I picked up a couple of bookends and a couple of letter boards.

The bookends I want to use as shelves to hold little items. Thinking out of the box. I will show you how that turned out. I purchase the letter board because I need to it as background for this blog and you tube. I had to purchase two boards to get the amount of letter I need.

Well that’s all I purchased last week. I know not as long or exciting as last week. I will be back with project and hauls and maybe some added surprises so until than,

Keep Crafting

Coffee time

Hello and welcome back to my blog. I want to thank you for come back here and I hope you stick around. So how is your Sunday. At the time this blog is being published, I’m at work.So as you know it’s coffee time. Coffee time is where I sit and talk about this past week blogs and basic “girl talk”

So I didn’t blog as much as I like this week because I was working on some projects that I hate to say didn’t work out as plan. I now have to sit back and figure out how to make it work. I did post a long haul blog this week. Even through I hadn’t blog previous for ten days, I did keep a track of purchases I made. This week I shared with you two projects I did complete. The first one was the pen holder I made for my desk.I still love it on my desk, except with constantly using it and moving it , my gems are starting to come off.The last thing I shared this week is was an item I purchased from a thrift store named the Well of Hope. This item I purchase to use as sticker storage. I did ask for suggestions on how to display the item. I will update you on how that went. I will also share with you the direction I will take on how it will be used.

So this week will hopefully be crafted filled. I have plans for project,just need to execute them. Hopefully this is the week for that.I will now leave you but always

Keep Crafting

Sticker storage ideal?

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thank you for being here.

Today Iiwant to share something with you and at the end any ideals or suggestions would be truly appreciated.I purchase this item from the Well of hope thrift store.When I open the door on it , which is a sliding door I saw sticker storage. I painted it with white chalk paint. Once the box dried, I added my stickers to it.I liked the way it turned out, but now I just have it leaning against a wall. I was thinking about adding casters and just store them under my bed. I was also thinking about adding legs to it and use it as a small table to put under my desk. I’m leaning more to the table because the stickers will be at hand reach and I can use it to put stuff that I don’t really need on my desk. What’s do you think. Please let me know in the comments. The comment that I use I will have a little present for you. So please leave me a comment.

And as always I will leave you with this,

Keep Crafting

Haul Time

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Like always I want to thank you for being here. Today I want to share with you a haul. This haul was done over a period of time,as well as from stores such as Dollar Tree,Walmart, Lowes and Amazon

The first item I will share comes from Lowes. I purchase these legs for one more project for my bedroom/craft room.I will share this project with you in an upcoming post.

The next items are tool/craft supplies I picked up from walmart.The top picture is a plastic tote. I originally purchase this item for carrying grocery items,but once I got it home I decided I will make a faux basket with it. I want to use it to keep pillows,blankets and other items to be stored. Like always, I will share my project with you. The other items are tools. I the first tool are heavy duty staplers. Why two you are asking. Well just like people have more than on drills,(different sizes and usually one which is actually used for drilling the other have a screw driver bit),I have have one that continues heavy duty staples and the other have brad nails. Which are also shown in the picture.Also I purchase some mending plates, which will be used for the craft project I mentioned earlier. The next items is just tools I need in my tool box for future projects, I purchase a rotary tool set. I was going to get the one that We are Memory Keepers sell,but Walmart had this one which was cheaper because it came with 150 pieces which the one mention above only came with standing pieces. The other tool,are hex keys or hex screw drivers. I always get the free ones that comes when you purchase certain furniture,but I found myself needing one and guess what didn’t even have the free one UGH!!!!!.

The next item wasn’t a purchase, but a fine. I live in a gated community and people are always getting rid of furniture. Remember this item.I found it after someone put it out. My daughter and myself cleaned it,(it was in very good condition)paint it,and I eventually purchase new knobs for it,and I’m still using it till this day with now issues. Well the other day we found this item.It too was in good condition,the legs need to be tightened and there were some small stains on it,but it is very comfortable . I’m planning to make a cover for it and add some pillows.

I did go to the Goodwill and purchase some clothing items as well as this book.Any time I find a book that contain organizational and decor ideas,I pick it up. I draw all kind of inspiration from these.I usually get organizational ideas and decor ideas,so when I see these kinds of books at the Goodwill I pick them up and you cant beat professional ideas for $1. So while I’m on the subject of books, I want to share some books I received in the mail from Our Daily Bread.These books are devotions from the Daily Bread series.These items were given to me by the company. I try to read a devotional a day. I work in retail,so I need to keep some kind of balance,otherwise I would be unemployed or in jail(LOL). Side note: If you are interested in daily devotional go to our daily read.org and sign up, its free.

So back to the haul, I did pick up some books from Dollar Tree. Believe it or not, if you go to the book section at Dollar Tree you will most likely find something that peak your interest.I purchase the coloring books to eventually copy some of the pictures to canvas and put them on the wall. There are so many beautiful pictures in these book and with canvas you can use paint or makers to make nice picture to hang in any room of your home. The other book is a lettering book. I want to learn lettering for my planner, but also to use for signing cards. I’m trying to get into sending cards again,and I feel that can be a nice touch.The next book have different ideas about items you can make for your home. The next items I sharing from Dollar Tree are just some items that I will use for crafts as well as needed household items. I also purchased the note pads, the pencil case as well as the writing set to use as planner items.The top item are my little LED figurines. I saw them and thought they will look nice on a shelf . Haven’t decided what I will do with them, but you know with decor items if you don’t purchase them when you see them you might not get the chance later.I dont know how I will use them, but they will be here when I do.Now for my last minute add one from Walmart. I purchase the above markers for the lettering book I shared earlier and in the picture. The fabric I wanted to use to cover the seating I showed earlier,but I’m going with another color. The heavy duty fasteners are just for my craft supplies.The very last thing I have to share is these scissors.I purchase them from Amazon. I need another pair of fabrics scissors and Amazon had the set which included a pair of craft scissors too. One thing I always need is craft scissors.

Well I hope you enjoyed my haul.I will try to do them more often so the blog isn’t so long winded next time.

I will leave you now like always,

Keep Crafting.

Keep Calm and Craft

Hi and welcome back to my blog. It feels so good to be able to come here and share with you. Like always thanks old and new for coming back and if you are new to this blog, subscribe to see what I come up next.

Today craft is a small one as part of my desk organization. The last time I shared a craft I showed you this box I used to store my pens I use often. Well today organizer is for all the other pens and supplies I don’t reach for as often, but like to keep on hand.The items I used for this holder was as shown. All the items were from Dollar Tree except the gorilla glue. I brought a medium size gift box as well as the mirrors that are used as candle holder.The first thing I did was I started to glue the mirrors to the four sides of the box. I used clips to hold the mirrors to the box. I had to let the mirrors dry for 24 hours to make sure the glue cured. Once the mirrors had dried,this is what the box looked like.For what I was planning to use it for I could have stopped here, but I found some gem stickers and decide to use them.This is what I came up with.I didn’t add gems to the inside top edge because once the pens and supplies was added you couldn’t see it.

As you can see it looks very nice on the organizer I had previous shown. Sorry for the reflection in the mirror. As shown you cannot see the inside of the box once the pens and other supplies are added. I think this is a nice addition to the organizer.

I hope you enjoy this quick craft and I hope you stick around for my room reveal coming soon,when I tie all theses crafts together.

I will now leave you like always,

Keep Crafting