What’s going on

First of all before I start this blog, I want to thank all my subscribers who are still here waiting patiently for my return. I also want to thank any reader who just stumbled on to this blog. Please stick around become a subscriber and see what’s in store. Disclaimer I will probably blog few and far between blogs which I will explain later.

So where do I begin, so we all know that we are in the middle of a pandemic, states are reopening, schools are figuring out how children should be educated in this time of uncertainty . It’s just a crazy time, and in the middle of all this frustration and confusion I had an accident on my primary job,Walmart. So yes, I had an accident and it has become serious. Oh on top of all that, my daughter and I found a cheaper apartment and moved.(former poor excuse of a roommate decided she didn’t want a renew her lease,and was angry we didn’t beg her to. We wanted her out!!!) Anyway I digressed. Back to the story, I had my accident in which I slipped and fell on my knee and ended up hurting my arm trying to get up. Was told both wasn’t probably not too serious because X-rays couldn’t see anything.Nearly two months after the initial accident, I found out from an MRI I took almost one month after the accident that I tore a ligament in my knee and had a small fracture in my shoulder and was referred to an orthopedic for both.

Well in the process of all of this going on, the complex we had applied for an apartment had a vacancy and we could finally move. So here I am with my arm in a sling with no ability to help move,had to start the moving process. And during all of this if it wasn’t for my daughter, who took care of all the moving plans,as well as help take care of me and my issues, I don’t know what would have happened. Side note, I also recruit my friend and her husband. Moving day come and we finally moved, I’m on light duties at work, in pain,ugh. I finally to go the orthopedic for my shoulder to fine out my rotator cuff is torn and I need to have a surgery to fix it. So that where I am today waiting . I have so much planned for this blog, because our new apartment comes with a lanai,(small balcony with outside storage) We have plans for a little sitting area, we have larger bedrooms,living room, kitchen and dining area. My bedroom is large enough to have a crafting area as well as room for a sleeping area that don’t interfere with one another. I want to share with you our plans, which now will just be a tour because I’m trying to do as much as I can before the surgery.

I also have haul items that was purchased before the move and the accident I want to share,as well as craft items in the works. I will hopefully won’t be out to much longer because I love sharing,as well as crafting and shopping for supplies.

I will be back soon, but will leave you like I always do

Keep crafting.

Where do I begin!!!

Hi and welcome back to my blog. As you know we as a people have been adjusting to a new way of life. This new way of life is hard and for the most part scary. We are living in a time of unknown and uncertainty. I just want you to know that I wish nothing but health and safety for all my readers,their families and friends. As you know I’m consider an essential working and I’m still working at both of my jobs each and every day. Which leaves me little time to keep up my my crafting as well as this blog. I just want to you know I will be doing the best I can in this situation to keep up this blog,so please stick around.

I cannot remember the last time I shared anything with you but I found some picture of items I hauled. Some of these items are recent I have to admit, because in 4 days I start my vacation. My plans was to return to NYC to visit my plans were pushed back. So I decided to complete some projects, do reorganizing of my space and just do things I do not seem to have the time to do. So without further rambling let’s get to the haul. Oh by the way these items were purchased over a period of time,so they aren’t in any order. I’m also trying something new. I will just tell you where I brought the item from under the picture and if it’s for a craft project I will give more detail.

Wood boxes and trinket boxes
Dollar Tree

The boxes above I purchased with the plan to organize little bits and bobs on my desk. I since changed it to organize tea in my cabinet. A future craft I will share soon.

New sharpie S-Gel pens
Amazon

I purchased these pen based on a review from a YouTuber. This turn out to be a pen that I also recommend.

A journal I originally plan to use for preplanning
Walmart
Skinny happy planner classic
Joannes

I’ve watched so many planner babes on YouTube talk about this planner and when I saw it at Joann on clearance I thought why not.

Bound happy planner classic
Me and my big ideas.com
Cricut easy press mini
Walmart

This item was purchased because it was on clearance and I couldn’t leave it there.

Silhouette mint machine
Amazon

This was purchased because my previous one was broken, I was told it couldn’t be repaired and Amazon had it was so much cheaper than when I brought it originally. I saved $120 on this one.

Computer monitor
Walmart

My monitor on my lap top have a crack and I’ve been hooking it up to my tv to use it. So I decide to purchase a monitor which I can just use from my desk .

Foil Quill for cricut machine
Amazon

Foil Quill standard freestyle pen.
Amazon

Once again I found the foil quill for much cheaper than even Walmart sells it. As for the freestyle pen, I just wanted to try it and use it when I need planner decor and don’t feel like using the machine.

Devotional books
Walmart

So I will bring this blog to an end. I realize I have more stuff they I will share in another blog so this one do not be any longer than it is.

I want to leave this blog like I always do, but first I want to say keep the faith we will get through this.

Keep crafting

S

A quick update

Hi, before I get started with this blog I want everyone one who read it or even just passing by,be safe. Please keep social distance. We can and will overcome this bump in the road, and be much stronger-as a community. Well back to my blog. I will make it short and sweet. I know that this a tough time for everyone, some might be on leave from their jobs and others like myself works in what is categorized essential. This is a blessing, as well as a curse. The blessing is Im still working. The curse is that not only do we have to be concern with our own safety,we have to deal with “paranoid “ customers. This is very stressful because we have to constantly assure customers that will have to be safe to make sure they are safe. With this new situation I don’t have the time or the energy to craft. I still have haul items that I will share in the near future, as well as my Easter decor.I just asking for your support during this crisis and see what’s I have planned.

So once again I Hope everyone is safe and healthy, and until next time

Keep crafting

Haul Time Y’all

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today I’m back with a haul about Easter. I know,I know what about St Patty Day. Well I’m going to use decor from last year if I decide to decorate. This year I would like to concentrate on Easter. I’m concentrating on Easter because it’s in the spring and I can decorate for spring, add a few Easter elements and it will still be Spring.

The first decor items are these glitter eggs. They are medium size and have blue and green glitter
The next item as a purple egg, a little smaller than the previous eggs,but it have lights inside that changes color. Shown in red
The next two items are a jar with a bunny on top. I plan to fill the jar up with jelly beans .The jelly beans aren’t shown because they would be gone before I can get all my decor set up. Haha
The other item is another light up egg but this one is ceramic. It only have one color.
Both of these items are blue because at this point I picked up the only two that was left.

Well that’s my small Easter haul. I will be back on Thursday to share a non Easter haul.

Until me meet again

Keep crafting

An update

Hi and welcome back to my blog. I’m sitting here feeling disappointed in my self because I’ve been lacking when it comes to blogging. I have a lot going on right now and I guess this blog have been put on the back burner. I’m going to try to do better in the future. Can’t make any promises but will try. So what have I’ve been up too. As most of you know or not know, I moved here from New York almost two years ago. I haven’t been there since I moved, so I’m planning a small vacation to see everybody and send more of my stuff here. I also been working two jobs, Time has been very tight for me. I’m thinking about planning with an hourly set up, so I can schedule my time. I think if I can see my time spend hourly I can make better plans. I do have things to share. I do have another haul blog,and more to share in my journey to reorganize my personal living space. So I hope you stick around for that. So with that said I want to share something that isn’t blog related but I think it’s kinda cute.

For Christmas my daughter received hermit crabs. It was just one in the beginning, but he seemed lonely and it became 2. As of last week her crab family has grown to a crab household of 3.

This is their house. Currently they are sitting on my desk, because my daughter went to work and she keeps her room cold and she wants them to be in a room temperature area.
And here they are. The larger one is the first one. He’s in the green shell. His name is Sheldon. The second one she recited is the one in the brown shell. His name is Shelton,yea I know she wanted to play on the fact they have decorative shells. The newest addition is the one in the decorative beige shell. As of this blog he is nameless.
This is what they look like with the home decor. The football helmet is actually another shell. Hermit crabs periodically move or change shell when they are tired of their old shell so an extra shell needs to be available. They also bath their self so the sponge is there wet and available. The blue shells with the leaf decor is their eating area..

So that’s just a little share I have for you. Hope you found that as interesting as I did when they joined our household. So now I will leave you like always

Keep crafting.

A midnight quickie

Hi and welcome back to my blog. If you are new or just visiting,stick around I have lots to share with you. If you are my returning subscribers,hey what’s up. So back to my quickie. I have a haul for you. First let me say now is the time to visit your local Walmart. They are starting to make room for new items and you know what that means, It’s clearance time.All the items shown above is what I was able to get that are on clearance. Lets start with the decorative storage containers. Originally I wanted that teal color and the off white for my craft space makeover,but as you can see when I went to get it ,the only color that was left was the burgundy. Oh well it’s on clearance after all. The next items are my reusable cooper straws,(which I truly love, as well as an antenna. The other items I picked up was the water resistant pouch and some slippers. Just a small haul, nothing too exciting. I just wanted to share that Walmart is clearing everything.

Side note at the original time this blog was written these items was still in stock, so the clearance items are now subject to change.

So that’s my small haul I have to share. Sorry it was short. But I want to leave you like always.

Keep crafting

My space redo Part 2 The bathroom.

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Today is part 2 of a series Im calling my space redo. In part one I shared how I planned my project. I sat down with my big happy planner and planned each space I want to redo and my plans for that redo. The only thing that has changed since that blog is I decided to put a section in my classic happy planner for my project so everything is in one planner.The first area I decided to redo was my bathroom. My bathroom is finished,but in my original plans I wanted to put a space saver behind the toilet for extra storage. I since changed my mind a number of times about what type I would like so needless to say I didn’t get one yet. Here are the before pictures. Just to let you know,my biggest problem was stuff every where and the shower curtains.As you can tell everything was in just in my opinion thrown anywhere. You can tell from the pictures but the shower curtain color was rubbing on to my tub. The shoe bag behind the bathroom door was originally set up where all the hair items had its own space, make up item and so on and so on. I also have a clothing hamper which the before picture wasn’t clear. So lets look at the changes.The first and for most item that need to be changed was my shower curtains. Even through I loved the colors and the brightness of my plastic curtain, I love the darker more adults like colors of my fabric shower curtain. This curtain was part of a set which also came with curtain rings and the rug that is shown.

The next pictures shows how I cleaned off the the items on the toilet,just to make it look neater as well as the little storage draws next to the toilet. At this time I don’t have a storage solution for extra toilet paper storage so it just in the plastic basket by the toilet. I changed the face, hand towels and rug by the sink to keep up with the color scheme. Remember the clothing hamper organizer, I didn’t have before pictures of, well this is the neater version on it. The last thing I wanted to share are my pictures on the wall. Those two will be replace sometime in the future with a more bathroom theme, but now they are ok for that spot.

So as you see all I needed for this project was some new shower curtains and a little organization,and my redo is complete. Only thing left is what type of space saver will I choose,which I will share in the future. If you have any questions or comments please share below and as always

Keep crafting.

A very small collective haul

Hi and welcome to my blog. Today blog is a small and I do mean very small haul. These items were purchase at different store at different times. So I decided why not share with you, no matter how small it is. So lets take a look.The first item I will be sharing is these unfinished cigar boxes. I purchased them from Walmart. I plan using these as part of my craft tool organization when I redo my craft area. That’s a project that I will be sharing in the future.The next item I got from Dollar Tree. The clear one is a thin vase. It caught my eye because of the texture, as well as the tall slender shape.The tinted one next to it is also a vase. I liked this one also because the texture design and the bow just added a nice touch. The last item believe it or not is a repeat buy. Last year Dollar Tree sold these macaroon trinket boxes,which I have some. They never carried it in that color which is one of my favorites.The next two items I brought also from Walmart were the foil quill sheets. Walmart start carrying the quill pens as well as the sheets for the electronic cutting machines. Some time in the future I would like to purchase the other pens,but for now I will use these for my planner stickers. The colors I picked up to go with my silver sheets is metallic blues and greens and metallic bronze, goldAnd pinks. The last item I purchased was the diy decals sheets. I want to see how this sheets will work for planner stickers. So that’s my small haul and if you have any questions and comments,please leave them below,and till next time

Keep crafting.

My space redo part 1 the planning process

Hi and welcome back to my blog. As always I like to welcome new subscribers as well as thank all my current subscribers. I want to start a series call my space redo. I want to share how I plan my project, the before and after and everything in between.

As I think I mentioned in an earlier blog, I’m a planner girl. I love sitting down usually once a day and plan my todo, schedules and just any little thing I might need to refer to in the future. Toward the end of the year,I start planning how I want to change around areas in my bedroom, bathroom as well as my closet. So I want to share with you my planning process for each area.This book was my Big happy planner. Last year I used it for household planning. Its was left on my desk and I used it to track household schedules, bills and miscellaneous household things. During the year I stop using it because I found it to take up too much space on my desk,I couldn’t use it the way I used my classic planner. So I just put it up. One day I decided I need start planning to reorganize my personal area and was going to just add some projects pages to my classic planner,then I remembered the project pages I had for the big planner,so I brushed off the dust and put it back in commission.

So as you can see it’s a vertical layout. I can just make daily list of what supplies I need to get , what I need to work on this day and even how much money I spend that day for that project. I don’t decorate this planner as I do my classic one. I also use this to start tracking my blog titles and published dates.In the future I will also use this area to track my you tube activities.

Next pages are just some note pages. On these pages I wrote down what project I want to work on, and what changes I want to make and what I need to buy or what I have to make these changes. It’s listed by each area, what changes I want to make and what I need to make it happen.

The last page I use is the project page. On this page I write down each project what I want to do, steps that I need to take to complete the project as well as any notes or research I need to complete this project. Unlike the notes page this page is more detailed oriented. I do add a date to each page I planned the project but don’t put a due date to finish it. It’s something I know has to be done but I don’t want to pressure myself on when it needs to be done.

So that how I plan my project. If you are interested in how each project is progressing, come back to the blogs for updates.

And I will leave you like always

Keep crafting.

My favorite planner pens

As some of you know, I’m like to plan. I’m what the planner community called a planner girl or planner babe. In today’s blog I’m going to share with you the pens I’ve been using (this month). Hi welcome to my blog,and as always if you are a new subscriber welcome and my seasoned subscribers thank you for sticking around.

So today I want to share the pens that I’ve been using this month. As you can see there are only 3 pens but they are in duplicates. So lets begin.

My first favorite pen is from Villabeautifful. These pen are gel ink pens. The point is a 5mm point, and when you write you get that smooth flow. The point don’t have that scratchy feel when you write and it’s a comfortable pen to hold and write with. If anyone is interested in this pen the website is http://www.villabeautifful.com

The next pen I will share is my energetic liquid gel ink pen. This pen is made by the company pentel. This pen also have a 5mm, smooth writing point. This pen is my main go to pen, so not only do I use it when planning,I usually pick it up to take quick notes or write list.This pen I found at Walmart.

These two last pen is what Walgreens sold for Christmas and only referred to them as professional ball point pens. They have a 7mm ballpoint. It’s a standard ballpoint, but what drawn me to them is the Harry Potter characters. The only two characters I could find was Dumbledore and Hermione. I use these pen when I’m writing on my planner stickers because the dry quickly.

So you are probably saying ,Why do you have duplicates? Well let me explain. With the Villabeautifful pens, I like the different color stones she placed in each pen. Even through they look basically the same, each pen has its own”personality “. As for the energel pen, I originally had one in gold(not shown), but when I used up all the ink I couldn’t find a refill. The refill is very hard to find. One day walking through stationary section at Walmart I saw the pen and it came with extra refill. I just brought them so I know I will have a refills on hand because like I mentioned earlier this pen has become my go to pen. The Harry Potter pens was a novelty purchase.

So those are my favorites pen I’m using with my planner this month. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below, and as always

Keep crafting an planning