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My new crafting room and where have I been?!

I apologize for disappearing without notice but life took an interesting twist and we moved! Our previous living situation was turning into something that was not quite so pleasant to be around any longer so we decided to move.

We were very lucky to find a house that I absolutely adore. It has lots of space and it is just waiting for some color and for us to fill it with love. Instead of living in a sleepy suburb of Austin, we are now more in a sleepy suburb of San Antonio. But all in all, it’s a great location and I absolutely love it!

So let’s start the tour!

I’ll be posting about each room as I go along but for today, I want to show off the mess, I mean, the room that will be my crafting room as well as my work office.

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It’s not a huge room but the space it provides will be great! And the amount of natural light it gets is absolutely wonderful! The brown shelf on the left of the picture will be sanded down and repainted. Kress painted it to have a more wood grain type look and I think it is way too dark. It needs to be lighter, brighter so I am hoping to sand it down and paint it within the next couple of weeks.  In the mean time, it’s playing the role of catch all while I unpack and get the room organized.

The table closest to the door is my desk. It’s a re-purposed drafting table and fits the bill perfectly!  I had to flip the pencil shelf since it stuck up a bit.

Desk

I found a clamp style desk organizer stuffed in a closet so I clamped that onto the back and voila, we have storage! The lamp actually belongs in the bedroom but for now, it was a safe place to put it so it didn’t get lost in the wrangling of the boxes. The bear is from Build-A-Bear that I picked up a few years ago. I fell in love with his lime green mohawk and just had to have it. So now he is my co-worker. The painting on the wall was a birthday present from my very talented friend, Kellie. I love all the colors and when I am having an incredibly frustrating day at work, I just take a break and study it for awhile.

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The closet in this room is pretty awesome!  All of my SCA clothes and accouterments will live in here. I was hoping I could also house my crafting supplies and fabric but that is looking like it may very well not be the case as I keep unpacking fabric! I guess this means I should just get off my backside and start sewing! So this closet will be a work in progress as time goes on.

All in all though, I am pretty thrilled with the changes that have been going on and the promise of the future.

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Crafts, Life

 

Poor Sasha :(

Sasha’s eye has been bothering her and I wasn’t sure if it was allergies but once gunk started appearing, off to the vet she went.

Turns out she has some kind of infection so she must now wear the cone of shame.

Sasha Cone

 

The most heart-breaking/amusing time is right after we give her the eye drops.  She will run off into the corner and sit like this for hours.

Sasha Hiding

 

Poor Sasha.  She has another Dr’s visit today so here is hoping we have some good news.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Sasha

 

When Dogs and Cat Meet – An Adventure!

Last weekend, Kress and I dog sat for a friend of ours. He was going to be out of town for a few days and intended on putting Sadie in the backyard and have the neighbor come over and feed her twice a day. All in all, not a bad plan except this is Texas, in the middle of August when it is not only OMG hot but also fairly humid.

I was not having any of that. Sadie would just come home with me for the weekend.

Kress was on board with it but there was some concern regarding the cats. Not so much Sweet Pea, Evie or Sasha; they have lived with dogs before. Vincent and Layla, however, have only ever lived with one dog. That was Maggie, who was 17 years old and was mostly interested in sleeping. I was pretty sure Sadie with her big heart, happy tail and boundless energy was going to over….poorly.

Sadie

 

Look at that face!  How can you just not want to just rub and snuggle with her! She is just such a sweet dog. She absolutely adores Kress and I. When we go to visit with our friend, Sadie is always ready to greet us and oh so welcoming. Bringing her into the house, we steeled ourselves for some massive amount of drama. When we walked in the door with her, Sweet Pea, Sasha and Evie just jumped off the couch and went into the bedroom to nap. Vincent was waiting by the front door as he usually does when he hears our car pull up.

When he laid eyes on Sadie, he backed up a few feet and then got all poofy and growly. But that was it, once he made his opinion known on the whole Sadie visit, things got pretty calm.

And then….

Layla Sadie

 

The face I will never forget. The moment Layla laid eyes on Sadie. You could fell the words “Oh helll naw!  What is this f%$ing thing doing here?!” Let me tell you, Layla’s little bed perch here, is right by my side of the bed. I was convinced I was going to wake up dead. CONVINCED!

 

However, it seems all my worries were for nothing. While Sadie was obviously interested and curious about the kitties, she pretty much left them alone. Vincent was the first to really accept her close to him, so much so that Sadie got to have a few good sniffs before Vincent said enough and walked away.

The night that Sadie left, I went to go check in on Layla, just to see how she was coping.

Layla Sadie Gone

Ahhh, all is right with the world again.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Evie, Layla, Life, Randomness, Sadie, Sasha, Sweet Pea, Vincent

 

Wordless Wednesday – Fierceness!

Ready for date night!

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Cosmetics, Life, Randomness, Wordless Wednesday

 

Animal House Tuesday – Sadie!

Sadie was being overly cute this week. She has developed this habit of hiding under the curtains and I finally caught her looking adorable.

Darth Sadie! @dogsofinstagram

 
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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Sadie

 

Wedding Bliss – Honeymoon

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you may remember that a couple years ago, some friends and I took a cruise to Alaska. After some discussion, we decided to do that again! Yes, I am taking friends with me on my honeymoon. After all, it’s not like they are going to be in my cabin!

So the other day, we booked a cruise to Jamaica! So excited! We were able to get a deal through American Airlines that required us to pay $125 to book it versus the regular $500. AA would then pay Royal Caribbean the $500 and we would pay the $400 back to AA between now and February along with the rest of the cruise cost.

This will help quite a bit because starting in Oct/Nov, Kress will start working at the game processing center and that is when a lot of the major wedding purchases will be paid off. Not to mention all the OT I get during the holidays.

SO EXCITED!  It looks like our overall travel plan is pretty cool:

Day 1 Galveston, Texas
Day 2 Cruising
Day 3 Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4 George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5 Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6 Cruising
Day 7 Cruising
Day 8 Galveston, Texas

Beautiful country with my husband and close friends? Yes please!

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Travel, Wedding

 

Contemplative Vincent is Contemplative

Nothing new with the cats as of late. Life has seem to calmed down in fact. Everyone is getting along with everyone else. Something I never thought would happen.

Contemplative Vincent

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Vincent

 
 
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