Friday, January 04, 2008

Feeling Crafty

I must be adjusting to having three children: I'm feeling crafty and organizational again. Adding a new baby to the family takes a lot out of a person (no pun intended). I have noticed that it consistently takes me 8-10 months before I feel like I have enough energy and time to be organized. Well, actually, I'm never quite as organized as I'd like to be, but you know what I mean.
We've spent the last week organizing our home and getting rid of boxes that had been sitting around since we moved in. I still have a stack of four "junk and paper" boxes sitting in the closet here, but at least the upstairs is organized. We set up a guest bed in Winnie's room, so now we have a bed waiting for our visitors when they come!

On New Year's Day I was feeling particularly ambitious (hooray!), and I altered this bulletin board that Dennis had given me for Christmas. I used scrapbooking paper I had on hand and Modge Podge. I am a new fan of that stuff!

I was given a bread machine for Christmas (thanks P & B!). It made a wonderful loaf of bread last night- soft inside and the perfect crustiness on the outside. Yum...


Pat VE said...

I like your bulletin board. Were you able to put the magnetic strip on it and put it on your frige? Would like to drop in for a slice of hot bread, apple butter and spend a night or two in that guest bed. You may just have a lot of takers. Have a great day. Love, Mom

Jean said...

Hi, sure glad to hear you say you are feeling more energetic. I think that you do quite well to keep up to classes and kids everyday as it is.

I've been thinking of "freshbread" or buns for a few days now but haven't gotten around to doing anything about it. I don't have a machine (I really don't want one) I really enjoy making the bread by hand but I'm quite out of practice now. Oh well, a person of my size doesn't need much bread anyway.

So you still have lots of snow? We are having it a bit mild right now - not above freezing though.

Love, A. Jean

marybeary said...

I here ya on the finally feeling organized. Now that the twins are 8 months and happy (finally) I actually have time to do house work and get this organized myself. Feel good doesn't. Anywho thanks you guys for all your prayers during Liam's surgery and your concerns.

big hugs
Mary :0)

Anonymous said...

The bed was great!

Gramma Easton

Whatleys' World said...

Hi Valerie. I'm a former staffer, checkin' out the sites at the NTMC blog site. :) Loved how your bulletin board turned out!!! Glad you are settling in enough to be crafty! That's great! Have fun jumping back into classes! :) karen

Anonymous said...

:) Finally checking up on people's blogs now that the holiday is almost at an end. Sorry we didn't get to see you yet but glad you are feeling better. I'm so happy the bread turned out so well. :) Enjoy!! Please pass out hugs and kisses from all of us here to all your family, thanks,
love you