Thursday, September 18, 2014

Wedding Dress Shopping

Guess what I have been doing this weekend?!
Thats right….wedding dress shopping with my daughter.























Actually I have been wedding dress shopping with all of my daughters :)
It is so hard to pick the perfect dress.
Especially since Ashley looks beautifully stunning in every single dress.
I have a couple of favourites, but ultimately it is up to her to decide on which one she feels best suits her.
I surprised myself that I cried after a couple of dresses.
I shouldn't be surprised, as I wear my heart on my sleeve, but I thought I could hold it in.
But nope, cried like a baby ;)
I better have a stack of tissues with me for the wedding ;)

















Thankful Thursday's are back.
I am thankful that my daughters are so close.
Ashley went for a little trip with her friend to look at dresses last weekend.
Her friend made Ashley try on some dresses. Ashley said it didn't feel right without her sister's and I there with her.
I am also thankful that Kristy started her new job today :)

Hope you all had a Creative Thursday :)
I worked in my craft room today.

Tracy :)





Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's on Your Workdesk…..A new look

If you read yesterday's post, then you know that I am working on my desk.
Here is a photo of my desk from a few months ago.
Not the most functional.
A bit mish mashy.
















I took one of these shelves (its actually a shoe holder) and thought this would work.
Then I started to think, maybe 2 would be better.
But should I put them side by side, or one on top of the other?
















Then I got to thinking maybe drawers would be better.
But then realized maybe the drawers would get in the way of my work space when I opened them.
Plus they stick out a bit further then the shelves, so maybe not the best.
These drawers are how I used to store my coloured papers, that is why the different coloured circles on each drawer.
















So then I got to thinking, (as my brain can't leave anything alone)  how about if I put the drawers on either side of my work area.
I stacked one set on top of the other.
















One of the reasons why I wanted to change how my desk works, is
1. I wanted certain supplies close at hand.
2. My spiny holder scrapes my wall when I turn it and I don't want to mess up my beautiful red walls ;)
If I keep it up here, on the one set of drawers, then it is far enough from the wall, not to scrape it.
I also put my journal cards in the centre as it looked kind of empty.

















Then I got to thinking…why can't I have the best of both worlds ;)
So I put my shelf in the center of the drawer sets.
I think I like this the best.
This way I can tuck things in the drawers and put higher supplies in baskets in the shelves.

Now with me being as anal as I am, I think I am going to take my washi tape drawer (which is the exact same as these ones, minus the paper I added to the fronts) and put it on top of the one set.
That does mean that my spiny holder will have to be put to the side.

But as I like everything to by symmetrical, I think I NEED to do this ;)

















I am going to link this post up to "Stamping Ground" for What's on your work desk Wednesday

I hope you all had a Creative Day today :)
I had a pretty exciting day today….but tomorrow will be equally exciting and I will share that with you tomorrow :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Defunkifying Resumed

I am back to working on cleaning and defunkifying my craft room.

I am thinking of adding a shelf to my work desk for more "close at hand" storage.
I am actually thinking of adding two of these side by side on my desk.
I could get a longer one, but I think with the weight of my supplies it may bow.

















Onto My Day:
I spent most of the day in my craft room.
I was invited to my friend Lynne's house for a hot chocolate, and to see her purchases from her trip. When I got there she was making lunch and made me an omelet :)
Chatted with a friend on the phone for over 2 hours.
Went for a walk tonight with my friend Debbie.

Thought I would start up my proud Tuesdays again.
Today I am proud that I did over 15,000 steps…without doing my morning walk.
Working on my craft room.

So what are you proud of today.
And do you think I should add another shelf to my desk, or leave it as is?

Hope you all had a Creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Training for my Marathon

Lots of walking today :)






















I wasn't sure if my friend Debbie was able to go for our walk tonight, so I did a 70+minute walk in the morning.
She then texted me to let me know she was going walking tonight.
Our 1/2 marathon is this Sunday!!!!
So I was up for another walk :)
Lets just hope that the weather holds up for Sunday :)

Hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Closed for the Season

We closed the cottage up for the season.
















It did rain most of the day, but for the most part it was only a drizzle.
Just as we were leaving it started to pour, good timing for us ;)
We must have looked odd driving down the highway with a snow plow on the front of our truck, lol.
But we always bring it home on the last weekend of camp.

I can see us going up to the cottage a few weekends here and there before the snow comes.
But no water or fridge…thats as much roughing it as I want to do ;)

Wayne and I are tired and a bit sore from all the lifting and working we did this weekend, so we plan on watching some TV and relaxing.
Hope you all had a creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Closing camp for 2014

It turned out to be a beautiful day. A bit chilly for my taste, but it didn't rain.
We got everything done to close up the cottage, except to shut down the water. 
We will do that just before we head home. 

We trimmed some trees and had a fire.
After the brush burned down we added some fire wood and cooked our lunch, of hotdogs and smokies over the fire. 
I just had to have a last marshmallow for the year. 
I also cooked a s'mores, even though they aren't my favourite. I would rather just have a toasty roasty marshmallow :) 

We celebrated Joys birthday with our cottage family. 

Took a last ride on our quads. 

Can you believe that I just happen to hit the same stump that Wayne did when he broke his wrist!?  
My thumb bent back as his did, I am pretty sure I cursed like a trucker, but I recovered. Lol. 
We put up the storm windows, took down all of our 30+ solar lights. 

The flowers got frost a few times already, so they are finished for the year. 
Very busy day today. 
Took our last sauna tonight.
Wayne is watching a football game as I am thinking about working on a tag….or just maybe turning in for the night :)

Hope you all had a creative Saturday. 

Tracy :)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Birthday File Folder Card

This weekend it is my FIL's wife, Joy's birthday.
I wanted to make her a card, but not only ran out of time, I have quite a few cards I could have choose from ;)
So I combined the idea.
I made a card back in my "January Card Challenge" and the first go around didn't work with the image I wanted to use.
But I didn't want to trash the card as it was still good.
So I revamped it to work for Joy's birthday card :)
All I really did was add these butterflies to each end of the banners and stamped her name.

















I have a few flowers left outside :)
We had frost this morning, so I better enjoy them while they last.
Wayne and I are off to the cottage to totally close down for the season :(
It is suppose to rain this Sunday, so that should be fun…mind you, I think it usually does rain when we close down.

Hope you all had a Creative Friday :)

Tracy :)