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School is in Session February 5, 2015

Filed under: Life's Precious Moments — Colli @ 9:00 am

My posts may become a bit fewer for a while. School started at the end of January so I have been trying to get ahead on my work. Get ahead and get into a routine. There is so much we do in a day and sometimes we forget about it all until we have to add something else.

I knew that school was going to take up a lot of my time but until classes started it was impossible to get into a routine. Ok so maybe impossible is a bit of a strong word but it was the word that came to mind. For me I do better when I know what kind of work the teacher are expecting so I can plan my time. I could of course plan for everything ahead of time but that it not realistic for my way of time management. In this way I am like my niece Keegan. She learns things, tells stories and does puzzles in reverse. I prepare time management in reverse. Once I have all the balls up in the air  I start planning on how to keep them bouncing and/or in what order to catch them.

Using my calendar I scheduled certain days for certain chores, leaving me more time to study. My amazing husband helps me study and does all the cooking. I am blessed to have the support I have and the opportunity to return to school. Wish me luck on getting the A’s I am working for!


New Ottoman Completed! February 3, 2015

When I started recovering the ottoman I did not plan on the dust cover fabric that goes on the ottoman to get destroyed. This over site came back to haunt me because as I mentioned before it was destroyed.

At first I thought that it would be as simple as buying new fabric but I found of the hard way that I had no idea what kind of fabric it was or how to find more.

After a bit of online research I found out that it is called Cambric and was able to order it online. The shipment took a bit longer to arrive then I originally thought but it arrived and was exactly what I needed.

I flipped the ottoman over and used the staple gun to put it in place and then re-installed the legs.

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Ta Da!! New ottoman! Now I can have my feet up and not fight Rosco for the ottoman.

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Murphy Dog Bed Ideas January 29, 2015

Filed under: Adventures in Project Land — Colli @ 10:31 am
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We do not have a lot of space in our house. I am always looking for new ways to use spaces for multiple purposes. Our dogs are spoiled by me so I want to find a way to make comfortable beds for them that don’t take up a lot of space.

I have thought before about having a Murphy  bed in our space bedroom so I was very happy when I found these options.

I hope to be able to try to make some of these either this year or next. In the mean time I will be doing more research and finding some plans.


Barkbox January 27, 2015

Filed under: The Dogs — Colli @ 10:20 am

During the Christmas season we had dinner with our friends and they introduced me to a dangerous thing!

Barkbox!!! It is a monthly subscription for dogs. They sent treats and toys, etc each month for the dogs. Of course I had to sign up! I mean what kind of dog Mom would I be if I didn’t, right?

We just got our first box and I was so excited to open it. I think that I might be just as excited as the dogs. I mean look at them smelling the box before it is opened.

Once opened, look at all they got!

I think that the dogs are happy with this. Which is all I wanted because it they are happy then I am happy!


Spare Umm ideas January 22, 2015

We have a second bedroom in our house. Currently we have a room mate renting the room but I can not help but dream of how we will decorate/what we will do with the room.


I think that this desk idea might be nice to add on the bottom of a murphy bed.

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So many ideas, so long to plan!



Penguin Love Nails January 20, 2015

Filed under: Nail Art — Colli @ 9:16 am
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Beginning n January it was time to get my nails done again. What design to do? That was the question. I get mine done once a month so I wanted them to be fun but have some Valentine’s Day since I would not be getting them done again until close to Valentine’s Day itself.

I told my favorite nail designers this and they came up with a wonderful idea.

I love penguins and I love my nails!



Penguin Love Nails January 18, 2015

Filed under: Adventures in Project Land — Colli @ 9:09 pm

Time for my new nails and I couldn’t decide what I wanted them to do. It is still winter but after the holidays. Should I do Valentine’s Day theme?



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