Friday, June 19, 2015

Pocket Letters, Planners, and More

When I started this blog, I had such a hard time picking a title for it.  I don't just do one or two crafts, I do almost everything.  Seriously, I will try anything once.  While it would drive some people crazy, I love that I can go from project to project very happily.  I feel like I get to experience even more of everything life has to offer this way.

So my current obsessions, in no particular order...

  • Letter writing with pen pals I met from Instagram
  • Pocket Letters
  • my new Erin Condren Life planner
  • redoing furniture I find second-hand

Here is my first pocket letter.  The premise is really an interesting one! You take a trading card sleeve and fill each pocket with different stuff, goodies, paper, whatever.  I just joined a group on Facebook where people make so many beautiful and intricate pocket letters.  Something to aspire to for sure.  

This is my new Erin Condren Life Planner.  I've been wanting one for months but just could not justify spending $50 on a planner.  So I bought a really cute Lily Pulizter planner from Amazon that I've been using since January.  I like that one a lot but it's huge and I don't care for the layout of the weeks.

I've already started decorating my new ECLP.  It starts in July, and while I don't want the summer to go by any faster than it needs to, I'm excited to start using it for reals, ya know?

Hobby Lobby just started letting spouses of employees use the employee discount without their employee spouse present so I can go into Hobby Lobby and buy stuff whenever I want and get even more of a discount.  So far I've been pretty restrained with my spending, which I'm sure my husband is very grateful for since we only have his one income.  Just one more year and I'll be making bank as an RN and can really feed my crafting addictions.

Since it's Friday, I'm off to my weekly Knitters meeting!

love & coffee,

Thursday, April 30, 2015

All the Places to Go

I have a serious travel itch right now.  Thinking about all the places I want to go, the stuff I want to see...

  • Hershey, PA including the theme park and the Chocolate Spa
  • Denver Mint (yes, even though I've lived in Colorado all my life)
  • Seattle, WA
  • Portland, OR
  • Glacier National Park
  • Yellowstone and the Old Faithful geyser
  • Disneyworld, specifically with my husband who has never been
  • an Alaskan cruise
  • A Disney cruise
  • Jamaica
  • one of those all-inclusive resorts
  • Salt Lake City for more than just an overnight stay
  • Wisconsin to eat cheese
  • New Orleans
  • and a whole bunch of other states I haven't been to yet including Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Idaho, Iowa, Ohio, Maine, and more.
This list doesn't even really include everywhere I want to go across the world.  I am itching to get out of here and see the world and meet new people!

Where do you want to go?  How do you afford traveling?

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Well hi there...

I hardly ever post on this blog anymore.  Not that I was ever much a regular blogger to begin with, but this page has been pretty much silent for a while now.  Like I've written less than five posts in the last two years.  I'd like that to change.

So I'm not saying to expect daily updates or even weekly updates, although that would be nice.  My life has changed a lot in the year since I last posted and of course, I'm super busy with it.  But this entry is me trying to reclaim my little corner of the interwebs.

The biggest change is that I am now in nursing school!  And I left my job at the mental hospital to be a full time student! I'm currently in my second semester of four.  I'm constantly amazed at how much I'm learning, how much there is to know about the human body and people in general.  And don't worry, the hand in that picture is fake.  I'm now IV certified!

Hubby has been great through this big change.  He puts up with all my nursing school friends (who are super amazing!) constantly being at my house.  He's even friends with some of them on facebook.  Go Hubby for being great!

Now this blog started off as a craft/knitting blog.  While creativity is still a huge part of my life, it's no longer my main thing.  Nursing school is pretty much my life right now.  Thankfully I still get to squeeze in the occasional project, a few stitches here and there between reading assignments, lab hours, class, and clinical days at the two medical hospitals in town.

So if you're still reading, thank you.  I hope you continue to check back occasionally as I really do want to update more.  If there's something you'd like to see, lemme know!

love and coffee,