A Modern Day Fairy Tale

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Tuesday Already?

My days have been all off this week, I go from thinking it's Saturday, to thinking it's Wednesday...I'm not sure why the confusion! But I'm certain that it is most definitely Tuesday. And the first of March, know what that means? It means that in exactly one month, the little man and I will once again be hopping on board a train to go home, but this time, my husband will be meeting us there for two weeks R&R!!!! (That is after I find a ride to the train station, book the tickets, etc etc- traveling alone with a child is STRESSFUL- make it a child with autism- oh boy!)

But anyway, I am going to be linking up with a few blogs today! First up, It's A Crafty Life for:

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This can be about anything, as long as there are 10 things, I never could think of anything to write for this one before, but as I was browsing through various crafting blogs, my favorites list kept growing and growing and so I give you my Top 10 List of Projects I'd Like To Try! (In no particular order!)

Rainbow Wreath (click on photos for original sources!): Okay, I actually have a lot of this style of wreath saved, this was just the first that I spotted. Love these! I fell in love with them at Christmas and almost bought one, but decided against it. But aren't they cute?

2.Book Pages Wreath: Yes another wreath! I have to admit, I'm a little torn on this one! I love the look, but I don't know if I could bring myself to cut up a book! We'll see:)


Button Monogram: How cute is this? I have a lot of random buttons and I'd actually been considering doing some type of thing like this too, but I'd never thought about using them to create a monogram! I love it!

4.Picture Frame Key Holder: This is a fun idea! I have been looking for something to hold keys for awhile now and haven't really found anything I'm in love with, but I think this is just perfect:)

Rosette Bib Necklace: I am in love with these, so unique! This one is made from old T-shirts, something I'm sure we all have on hand. This one might be a bit more difficult for me, but this is a list of 10 things I'd like to try, not 10 things that will actually turn out! ;)

Meal Planner Menu Board: I love this. This version of course is a large bulletin board, if I decide to make my own, I will have to downsize it a lot, my kitchen is too small, but I love it anyway!

Bottlecap Magnets: These are great little magnets that I'm sure I could have some fun with...if only we used anything in this house with the right type of caps...hmmm...

And for my final 3, these are projects I will actually be starting on soon!

Name Sign for either the playroom or the bedroom. Both are done in trains- his bedroom is specifically Thomas, whereas the playroom is general trains (but still a lot of Thomas ha!)

50 cent yard sale frame! Yes, 50 cents! I am not entirely sure what I am going to do with this, but I couldn't pass it up, it has a lot of potential. It will definitely be repainted (as much as I fell in love with the green color of my mirror redo, I am thinking it will be in red, it will match nearly every other room of my house) and I might just leave it at that. Other thoughts- bulletin board, chalkboard, photography prop (which would actually require me to have people to photograph)...and many more! It should be a fun project though regardless!

10. I had actually first seen this piece of furniture at the same yard sale, but despite it's cheap price, I just wasn't sure I wanted to tackle it or not. That night I kept going back and forth on if I should have gotten it. The next day as I was driving my son to school, it was on the curb for free!! So of course I got it! I've never refinished furniture before so it should be interesting, but you can't beat the price! I'm contemplating painting it white but with the doors in chalkboard paint for a fun twist but I can't decide how that will really look. I will share photos if it ever gets done!!

Also linking up with Night Owl Crafting for:


1. Do you make a budget and keep it, or just fly by the seat of your pants?
Not really, however I am not a spender! My husband on the other hand, he likes to give me heart attacks! lol. But because he's saving for a motorcycle, he's been great about not spending on unnecessary items! (Except when threatening to buy me a $300 Vera Bradley suitcase if I didn't buy it myself- in the end I won, told him if anything I'd want a duffel bag and I would look on ebay-- though in reality I probably won't be buying that either;))

2. Do you do spring cleaning and if so which month?
Again, not really. However, I am constantly going through things and trying to clear out what we don't need. I'm a pack rat by nature so this is actually kind of tough for me, but I'd rather do it now than to have a ton of things to get rid of when we eventually move!

3. Are you a yard sale lover and do you have them and go to them?
Yes! Haha, if you read my above finds, I'm definitely a yard sale lover! We usually go to them every weekend as something to do, but don't usually buy much...often nothing at all. I have made some great cheap finds! I don't mind having them, but to be honest, out here I'm a bit turned off of having my own- last year I had a charity yard sale to benefit Autism Speaks and it was insane. Even with signs everywhere stating that this was for charity, I had people bringing me $15 items, offering $1 and getting mad when I turned them down. I'm all about bargaining, but come on, be reasonable, especially for charity! Then there were people switching price stickers- I'd priced everything myself so while I might not have known the exact price, I knew the general area and they were way off...and worst of all, people actually STOLE from this yard sale! Wow, like I said, insane! (But I did raise a lot of money towards the cause so I can't complain TOO much!)

4. What do you take when you have a headache?
Honestly, I get migraines often, though not as often as I did in high school, I was only actually at school 1-2 days a week on average my junior year and ended up finishing my needed classes over the summer so that I could finish early, as I was afraid I would miss too much school and not graduate! (Which, for those who might be reading this and didn't know, was why I only came one day of senior year: graduation practice.) But anyway, unfortunately, the doctors have never found a cause or anything that really works for them, so mostly, I just deal! If anything, I will take benadryl to help me sleep and that at least helps some! I am just thankful that I do not have them nearly as often anymore!

5. Name 3 things that you feel lucky to have in your life!
God, Family, Friends.


  1. I love the antique furniture! You'll definitely need to post pics when you tackle that project!

  2. love that armoire!! lucky score, sometimes its good to walk away, right? I used to get occular migraines until I discovered that I have food allergies. Might be worth considering if you haven't already.....

  3. Those headches sound awaful! And what nasty behaviour at a charity yard sale, I can not beleive some people!

  4. I love that rainbow wreath! So so cute. And I'm really curious to see what you're going to do with that frame. I like the idea of a bulletin board. I am a total budget girl! Otherwise, I would spend like crazy. :-)


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