Craft room {in my closet} home tour



I am so excited to be taking part in The Country Chic Cottage craft room tour today!  I don't have a conventional craft room, but instead, you can find my craft/sewing room tucked away at the back of my closet. Hopefully, it will leave you thinking outside of the box if you are looking for an area that is all your own.


My husband actually built this area for me, installing can lights, extra outlets and a desk with three shelves. I just have to show you what the area looked like before. What a mess! 



This is a huge improvement on my old closet space don't you think!


I bought the little vintage stool at a garage sale. It's surprisingly comfortable and provides the perfect blend of seating and storage. The top of the stool opens and has thread storage and a large inside area where I put my yards of burlap. 


Let's take a look around to see the rest!
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The one thing stay at home moms should be doing every single day

It's been said that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in something. If we go by that idea, then after 16 years of being a stay at home mom, I think I'm going to don that expert title and roll with it.

Just last year, besides my blog {that I work on from home}, I started working outside of the home on a very part time basis as a substitute teacher. I have learned a few things, but one of those things I think is the one thing that stay at home moms should be doing every single day.

It wasn't that long ago that I had a houseful of very cute but very mischievous little people. I remember when this picture was taken. Our youngest, who was a toddler, was very interested in the gingerbread house that his sister had made. We had it sitting on display in our entry and the little guy took the chance to sneak away and pull the tray with the gingerbread house down so that he could have a little snack.

He's shoving his mouth full of gingerbread house candy oblivious to the fact that his sister is heartbroken on the floor looking at the damages of her hard work and beautiful creation.


I know very well what the days look like when you stay at home with your children, and now I can compare it with those of the working parent. Here is the one thing that I take away with me from my job that I wasn't doing before. It may just be life changing for you stay at home moms.

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Talk of the Town Link party #4

Welcome back to Talk of the Town!

Take a look at what you may have missed from your party hosts!
ToT KnickofTime
projects from knick of time
ToT My Salvaged Treasures
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ToT Beyond the Picket Fence
projects from Beyond the Picket Fence
ToT My Repurposed Life
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ToT Holy Craft
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ToT Love My Simple Home
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this week at sadie seasongoods
projects from Sadie Seasongoods
ToT Features
Here's what your hosts are talking about from last week's party!
ToT Angie's Pick
Trinket Box for RemotesW
Wooden Jewelry Box Upcycle from The Interior Frugalista
ToT Betsy's Pick
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Bathroom Makeover Reveal from Vintage Refined
ToT Becky's Pick
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Pallet Wood Valentine Heart from Scavenger Chic
ToT Gail's Pick FRENCH GRAPHIC TRAY MAKEOVER
Easy Image Transfer Tray by Design Dreams by Anne
ToT Rachel's Pick
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ToT Julie's Pick
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Plaid Pillow Covers by Happy at Home
Sarah's Pick
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Vintage Scale Sign Hook from Denise on a Whim
ToT Featured Blog
Each week we are featuring a blogger and their blog to introduce you to the different bloggers that link up with us each week! Make sure to pay them a visit, and say hello while you’re there!
This week, our featured blogger is Mindi from My Love 2 Create
Mindi-MyLove2Create
Mindi is a mom of six, and she shares tutorials dedicated to helping you create thrifty, repurposed, DIY and craft projects for your home.
projects from My Love 2 Create

Now, it's YOUR turn...

TOT something to talk about
By linking up at Talk of the Town, you agree that your photos may be shared on social media to promote the party or featured in a round-up by the blog hosts.
A link back to your party hosts is always appreciated!

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Horn turned into a necklace creating wearable art



Last August I went on one of the most amazing trips ever. I spent a few days after a visit in Uganda in the Masai Mara wildlife reserve in Kenya. I had always dreamed of going on safari before, but didn't know that it would be something that I would ever be able to do. You can read more about my experience on safari here and here.

While we were at one of the local safari camps, I acquired an Impala horn. It was found in the dried scat of an animal and looks to be that of a small Impala that was a yummy dinner for one of the bigger animals in the Mara. However, it's pretty darn small, so I'm now second guessing if it's an Impala or a Topi.  Whatevs, it doesn't really matter. It's awesome.

I brought it home, not sure what I would do with it, but just this past weekend, I decided to try making a necklace out of it and the end result is fantastic! I love it! And I love that it reminds me of a such a special place in this world.


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What not to Google

Last week my husband and I were just sitting on the couch talking and he asked me if I knew what those little hanging balls were inside of your throat. Not the uvula that hangs down at the back, but the balls inside your throat.  He had just had a scope because he was having some health issues and while the doctor was telling him all these things, he couldn't remember what that particular piece of anatomy was.

I didn't know either so I told him I wasn't sure.

He responded with "that's too bad because I was going to Google it but I didn't think "googling" balls in your throat would get me the results I was looking for."

I posted our little quip on Facebook because we are hilarious that's why. And the responses from my friends on what not to Google was hilarious.  I am sharing a few of those today and hope that you have some that you can add too because we could all use a good laugh. Plus also we are helping the fellow man from seeing things they cannot un-see on the interwebs. It's like a public service really. 

So here we go.  What not to Google...
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Lazy Cleaning Tricks for a Spotless Home

I like a clean home. I feel overwhelmed with clutter and messes. I just don't love to clean my house. I know there are people out there who love to scrub every surface, to spend their free time sorting and organizing every closet and cabinet. I'm just not one of them. 

I was hoping that as my kids got older that maybe I could put them to work doing the stuff I don't like to do, but to be honest, they really aren't that great at cleaning either. Don't get me wrong, they are super great at making messes, but the cleaning up part is their downfall. 

After nearly 20 years of having a home of my own to clean, I've got some lazy cleaning tricks up my sleeve and I'm spilling the secrets today on how you can have a spotless home the lazy way.

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Talk of the Town link party and features week 3


Welcome back to Talk of the Town!
Talk of the Town Link Party

Before we get started, let's take a look at what your hosts have been up to:

ToT Features
Here's what your hosts are talking about from last week's party!

ToT Angie's Pick
ToT Gail's Pick
Tiered tin stand


ToT Featured Blog
Each week we are featuring a blogger and their blog to introduce you to the different bloggers who link up with us! Make sure to pay them a visit, and say hello while you’re there!

Our featured blogger this week is Linda from Coastal Charm.
Talk of the Town featured blogger
Linda blogs about her family life, beach condo on the Alabama gulf coast, vintage booths/shows, and her junking and traveling adventures.

Now, it's YOUR turn...

TOT something to talk about
By linking up at Talk of the Town, you agree that your photos may be shared on social media to promote the party or featured in a round-up by the blog hosts.
A link back to your party hosts is always appreciated!



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