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Birthday Haul

So, I’m doing a rare non-dog post. Today was my birthday and I had a lot of fun! My mom came into town and we spent the day shopping. We went to Goodwill, Hobby Lobby, Wal-Mart, and Dollar Tree. I got a lot of scrapbooking supplies, as well as a few other trinkets. I’m super tired, but I wanted to post today so I decided to post the pictures of my birthday haul. Enjoy!

The only things I didn’t buy were the stamp pads. My mother gave me those.

Until next time, enjoy the moments that you get to spend with your family and friends.


Day 27: Hobby Lobby Haul

Today didn’t start as planned. Buddy woke me up around six or seven barking at a cat. I never did get back to sleep despite the fact that I finally crashed at three this morning. A couple hours later, as I contemplated letting the dogs outside and going back to sleep, I heard a loud popping sound and my house went silent. Mind you, I sleep with a high velocity fan going in my room to muffle the outside noises. *Sigh* A transformer had popped.

I don’t know how transformers work, but all of the people on my block had electricity. However, the houses behind me didn’t have electricity.

Needless to say, I was upset. I reported the power outage and waited for the electricity to come back on. It was too hot and humid to stay outside, but with no circulating air the house was even worse. Even the rats were feeling it as they were frequently visiting the water bottle.

I waited two hours and realized that they weren’t coming anytime soon (probably coming from the City). It was nicer in the backyard with a little bit of breeze, plus the patio is shady all day so I put the dogs outside and went to Hobby Lobby a bit earlier than I anticipated.

As soon as I walked into Hobby Lobby, my day turned around and I left feeling a whole lot better than I went in. Here is what I bought.

Until next time, keep in mind that just because your day doesn’t start well doesn’t mean it won’t end well.

P.S. By the time I got back from my shopping trip, the electricity was back on.

Day 26: Busy Day

Wow, I got a lot accomplished today! It may not seem much to most people, but for me it was a whole lot. I did four loads of laundry, did some more organizing of my craft/office area, got some shopping done, and helped a friend write an A worthy paper.

Now I’m tired, but so happy. It feels so good to have the energy to get things done and be exhausted at the end of the day, not because of my depression, but because I was able to do something.

My friend paid me for helping with his paper, so tomorrow I’m going to splurge at Hobby Lobby and get some new crafting items. The ever practical side of me said that I needed to save the money for something…maybe getting something for the dogs rather than myself. The other part of me told that practical side that my life revolves around my dogs, pretty much any extra money goes into making their lives more comfortable, today I even bought them some flea and tick shampoo, house spray, and drops. No, this money is for me to splurge on me. Granted, I probably will have some money left over and I’ll probably buy the dogs some treats or a toy or something. What can I say? My life revolves around them.

Practical side then tells me that I should put it toward my medical bills. The other side then responds to forget the medical bills. It’s not that often that I have cash to blow and that’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to blow it on crafting supplies.

I think tomorrow is going to be an even better day than today.

Yep, the tide is out and it feels great.

The only unfortunate thing today was Buddy and I didn’t get our walk. A storm rolled in and it was raining, lightning, and thundering by the time our walk time came around. Buddy didn’t seem to mind too much. He’d been out back most of the day running and playing with the other dogs. In fact when I brought the dogs in, all of them came inside and went to sleep. They must have been having fun chasing squirrels. Oh to be a dog; such a simple life.

Well, I’m going to call it a night. An exciting day is ahead of me. Though I may not actually write tomorrow, I’ll post pictures of my haul, or a video. It depends on how adventurous I feel.

Until next time, even though you might have a busy schedule don’t forget to take time out for yourself.

Meanwhile, Back in the Craft Room

I’ve lived in my house for over a year now, and I’m just now deciding how to decorate my house. One room is going to be dedicated to my Native American memorabilia. My downstairs bathroom to Paris. The hallway downstairs to Koi. My living room to…well I don’t actually know. I only have a color scheme for it: black, tan, and mahogany probably. My kitchen is going to be black and red and my mom even agreed to do stained glass for my cabinets. The utility room/the dogs’ bedroom will probably not have any decorations. The upstairs will be steampunk.

As for my second bedroom downstairs it will be dedicated to my love of dogs. Yes, I know I’m crazy. Friends have pointed out that my love for my animals is childish and that I’m obsessed. I own it up. After all, I don’t want to be anything else. This is me and if you’re my friend you either need to accept it, have already accepted it, or we don’t need to be friends. I’m not going to conform.

But I digress.

I already have some decorations–old calendars, a picture I picked up at Hobby Lobby, dog toys and figurines that I’ve had for a long time. I’m also making some decorations. I found a cube template online that folds into a paper box (or whatever medium you choose). I made blocks that spelled out “Steampunk” and I enjoyed it so much that wanted to make one that said “I Love My Shih Tzu” with a heart instead of “love.” After a couple weeks of planning, putting things together, watching Netflix, procrastinating, losing hope, wanting to start over, and everything else that goes with the creative process, I finally finished the blocks.

The Shih Tzu that I cut out using my Cricut aren’t perfect and I almost scraped both of them as soon as I finished them as I messed them up, but I put so much work in them and they actually are kind of cute, that I decided to leave them. One of them is modeled after Haley (right) and the other after Nia (left). Eventually I want to create little paper dogs that are modeled after my other three.

So…without further ado, I present my blocks.


The cube pattern came from: http://www.worksheetworks.com/math/geometry/polyhedra.html

The letters came from: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/scramble-alphabet

The Shih Tzu come from the Cricut cartridge Pet Shop.

Anyway, I hope you like.

Until next time take it easy…