Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Awesome Things Tuesday


Oh man, I am naturally behind in wood craft posts...it always happens around this time in the challenge...I'll get back on track though soon!  I know there are only a few more days left in the month, but with my mom here the last few days, I have been able to get caught up on my projects and so all I need to do now is write them!

When this month is over, I am excited to say that I have decided to dedicated November to book related crafts and activities!  As you might know, I participate in Nanowrimo every year and I have to cut my blogging way back to try and focus as much time as I can on my book.  So, instead of posting at least once a day like I have not been in October, I'll be going down to about 2-3 posts per week in November.  

I am going to be doing book activities with the kids and a few book crafts and I am soooooo excited to share them with you!  

In the mean time...

Welcome back to another week of Awesome Things Tuesday! This week's features are all about everything I love about fall. Halloween, comfort foods, spooky decor...let me just say we have some really awesome features today, is one of them yours?

This week's features!

Randi's Pick - Halloween Cookies from Blooming Homestead
Beautiful Halloween Cookies #halloween #cookies #royalicing #treats

Ashley's Pick -Halloween Treat Holders from Stamping on the Back Porch
Halloween project

Lindsay's Pick - Halloween Hoop Art from Albion Gould
Halloween Hoop Art

Amanda's Pick - Thankful Wood Art from Blooming Homestead
Lovely thankful art by Blooming Homestead #diy #givethanks

Dee's Pick - Sugar Skull Mantel from Bohemian Junktion

Danielle's Pick - Halloween Mummy Bowling from Juggling Act Mama
Halloween Mummy Bowling

And the most clicked link from last week...

Four layers Chocolate Cheesecake

Go ahead and grab a button folks!

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Now that you've seen last weeks features go check out these other amazing women and what they've been up to!
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Ashley Emmett - My Craftily Ever After
Lindsay Fekitoa - Frenchie Wraps
Amanda Corbet - Krafting Kreations
Dee LeBrilla - Cupcakes & Crowbars
Danielle Cole Reeves - Busy Moms Helper

We've also created a Pinterest board dedicated to the awesome things you link up each week! Make sure you are following it because we will be pinning ALL of our favorites links, not just the features!

Please read and follow the rules before adding your link.
  1. You may link up as many projects as you would like. They need to be YOUR creations and projects.
  2. Link directly to your post and NOT to your main blog.
  3. Please no giveaways, promotions, items for sale, roundups, or posts that do not belong to you.
  4. Please make sure to click and check out the other projects linked up!
*By submitting your link you are authorizing me to post your projects and pictures as a feature and on various social media websites along with links to your post. I have the right to delete links that do not adhere to the rules.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

My new craft desk revealed

There aren't many inanimate objects I love more than my craft space.  Not just the desk, but my whole space.  I've always wanted a grand space, however, I just haven't been able to find it yet. When we lived in Las Vegas, I did mostly paper crafts and worked on a very very very small section of desk in the office that Matt also used.  Because he was studying all the time back then, I would move to the kitchen table to work, which meant we would eat at the coffee table.  

When we moved into a slightly bigger house, I used my grandma's antique dining room table to work at in the formal dining room, but it was small and I didn't have any storage.  

So when we moved to Seattle, I did whatever I could to have a space that I could move in.  This meant that I moved our kitchen table from the dining room to the sitting room and moved my craft stuff into the dining room, and before long, I took over the whole space.  This is both good and bad.  I have room to move, but it's also right off the living room, so my messes...well you can see them the second you walk into the house.  It's a constant battle.  I am hoping in our next house I'll have a whole room to myself!  

In the mean time, let me introduce you to my current space!  Most of it was either free or bought at thrift stores, so this space as been suuuuper inexpensive for me!  And fitting for this month, most of the items are WOOD!

For instance, I picked up this paper towel holder at the thrift store for $3.  I painted it blue and now use it as a washi tape holder and a shelf for small things that I either like or am waiting for them to dry.  I also keep things here that I don't want the kids to get to, like my xacto blades.

I used two long peg board brackets to hold this piece of wood that I use as a shelf to hold my paint pens, fabric markers and my hammer.  

On this side of the shelf, I have some fun little toys, like the Harry Potter lego thing.  My grandma gave me that knight for my 21st birthday.  She said that every girl needs a knight in shining armor.  I thought it was super clever and I like that it reminds me of my grandma.

The desk itself is an ex-kitchen table.  I picked it up for FREE on my Buy Nothing Facebook group. It was a natural wood color, but I painted it white using Krylon's Gloss White spray paint.  I wanted gloss because it's easier to clean.  The legs were painted gray with Krylon Smoke Gray. 

Under my desk, I keep totes of vinyl and paper.  Mostly because I just don't have anywhere else to keep them.

And then there is this piece that I made out of a scrap of wood and a wooden bowl!  I cut the bowl in half, painted it pink and glued it onto the scrap wood that I had painted yellow. I couldn't figure out how I was going to attach it to my peg board, so I decided to drill two holes in it and then I used two metal peg board hooks. Pretty clever huh?

I especially love how colorful it is, it really brightens up this space.  Another thing that I absolutely adore about it is when I change my mind...I can rearrange it whenever I want!  I have also decided that when the time comes and I get my very own big girl craft room, I am going to have a whole wall of nothing but peg board!  How amazing will that be??

Make sure to follow my Crafting with Wood Pinterest board too!

LISTERINE Heathy Habit Heros Part 2 #sponsored #mc

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf ofInfluence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

So back a couple weeks ago, I talked to you a little about LISTERINE and a few products that they offer.  Today I want to talk a little more about a couple of them!  First I would like to talk about the mouth wash again.  

My mom was in town this past weekend and saw this stuff on the counter.  She, of course, knew of LISTERINE, she uses the blue stuff at home, but when she saw this whitening one, she said she just had to try it.  My mom has one of those partial retainer things because she has had some issues with her teeth and she said that periodically throughout the day, she has difficulty with having her mouth feel fresh.  

After she used it for a few days she said she noticed a significant difference in freshness.  I told her, it was all about the formula to killing bad breath germs! 

I was really happy that she found a great mouth wash that worked for her...especially since she's a close talker (I keed I keed, she's not a close talker).

The other product I wanted to talk about was the LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS Flosser! Where I had originally it aside for Matt to take to work so he could use it, Lucy actually got ahold of it and kinda took ownership!  With her very few visits to the dentist in her short life, flossing has really stuck with her!  What I like so much about the LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN ACCESS flosser is that it's got a long ergonomic handle that makes it so easy for Lucy to use!  It's fun seeing her be a little big person. 

I have thoroughly enjoyed testing out these LISTERINE products!  It wasn't hard for me to love them, I've been using them for years and I remember seeing LISTERINE products as far back as a small child at my grandparents house!  I hope you get a chance to try them out yourself!  To find out where to buy them, please check out their retail website!  And to learn more about their product, see their website!

And just for an added bonus information...here is a YouTube video!