Friday, January 23, 2015

1/23 Where Have I Been?

Hey Everyone,

Just thought I would pop in to let you know that I am still alive but I have been taking a LONG break from blogging!  This has been coming for awhile now. I  have been feeling very burnt out on everything- crafting, photographing, editing, blogging etc.  I needed a break for a long time.  I am still on my break, but I will be popping in a couple of times a month to showcase my Some Odd Girl and Core'dinations projects.

So what have I been up to since I have so much time on my hands without blogging?  Well, family things.  It has been so wonderful to just relax and enjoy my family without having to rush home from work, get things ready for the next day, and then hide in my basement and craft.  I have been enjoying just being with my family and loving every minute of it.

We also decided as a family to rescue and adopt a dog!  My oldest has been wanting to get a dog but I have been saying no becuase I just knew I couldn't handle a puppy.  So as a family we decided to adopt.  We found 3 wonderful organizations and it took us 3 months to find the perfect dog and we did!!!  Her name is Nola.  She is a lab mix.  We are thinking lab and shepard.  She is 5 years old and she is just amazing.  Her family was moving and didn't want her anymore.
Here she is on her first day with us.  She is so well behaved and is just perfect in our eyes!

We got Nola the Saturday before Christmas and she was my son's Christmas present.  He is just soo happy!

I also have been really busy with my tennis and captaining a USTA competitive league and that has been keeping me busy as well!

I have been crafting a little bit but it has just been for me.  I have been enjoying creating just to create and not having to worry about blogging and deadlines.

I will be back and I haven't entirely left but my posts won't be every day or even every week, but I will pop in.

Hope you have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

1/22 Core'dinations Football Centerpiece

Hi Everyone,
The football season is winding down but the parties are picking up!  Are you having a party?  Do you need a centerpiece idea?  Well, I have one for you.

This is a cute little paper helmet created with my Silhouette and Core'dinations cardstock.  You can fill it with little treats.  A couple of weeks ago the Bengals were in a play off game and we had some friends over and I put this on the food table and it was just so adorable.  You can switch it to your team's colors and you have a quick and esasy centerpiece.  HERE is a link to a step by step instructions.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!