Friday, February 4, 2011

Wall Art

This is not something recent, but it is something easy! When I first started reading blogs- a couple of years ago this was one of the first things I made based on something I saw on the blogs. It has been moved twice, but has surprisingly held up well.

All I did was get a bunch of frames from a junk store. ( I very rarely buy frames new anymore- thrift stores always have a ton that just need a little spray paint loving) I took the glass out and spray painted them all green. Next, I made transparencies of a bunch of mixmatched letters off of Word. (You know us teachers and our love/hate relationship with transparencies.)

A few nails and a little double stick tape and you are done!

A little while after I did this- cricuts and vinyl became all the rage, but as we have established- I'm cheap and not changing this, but vinyl would look great too!

I'm linking to The Shabby Nest's Frugal Friday!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm Cheap Frugal

When we moved to Lubbock we downsized. This wouldn't be such a huge problem, except for the fact that I have a true love for bringing what some of you might consider trash home. I have a. lot. of. junk. So, going from a 3bdrm house with a garage to a 2bdrm apartment was quite the stretch. My poor Nana has inherited my junk in her garage.

One of my favorite things about the house we lived in was that there was an extra bedroom that I used to host all this junk and my craft stuff. It was my space that I could close the door and hide my mess from Ryan have all to myself. I knew this type of room would not be possible in our apartment, but the apartments we chose have a decent sized laundry room in the back. I had grand plans of this being my craft area. That is until I got all my crap in there and could not walk back there, much less make something. So lately, that has been my quest. One of the things I did was buy a cheapo book shelf from Target that a friend helped me put together. (we don't need no stinkin boys ;) )

Again, I had grand plans to make things super cute back there with some cute tubs or baskets. That is until, I saw their price tags. Then inspiration struck as I was walking down the hall of my school. Luckily, First Grade got new books in boxes that were perfect for my shelf. I quickly began grabbing them from anywhere I saw them. (Pretty sure the janitor thinks I'm a nut job.)

Added some Target clearance wrapping paper and done. They aren't as cute as those pricey tubs, but they do their job and cost me under $5!

More of the craft room (ok it's not big enough to be called a room)...craft area to come!

I linked up to A Thrifty Home's Penny Pinching Party!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snow Day!

Look what we have!

It didn't end up being nearly as bad as they were predicting, but it is 10 in the morning in I am still in my pjs. I will definately regret this later, but for today I am loving it. The only thing that would make it better is if Ryan got to stay home and enjoy it with me. He technically didn't have to go in until 11, but the doctor he is doing his rotation with is short today, so he went ahead and went in. I can't say how proud I am of Ryan and all his hard work during PA school. It's amazing to see how doing something you love makes such a difference. Don't get me wrong- he works crazy long hours and then comes home and writes papers, dictates patients, studies from what he saw during the day, and studies for upcoming tests. But even at his busiest, he seems happier than when he was working as a Chemist in the oilfield. I am so thankful he is getting this opportunity. (and that it is almost over :) Cmon August! )

So, today I plan on:

- not getting out of my warm pajamas (what's the point)

- maybe working on some stuff for school (probably not)

-binging on those 'necessities' I braved the crazies at wal-mart to get yesterday (you know, necessities like hot chocolate and marshmallows)

- work on some projects

- schedule some blogs
-watch Veronica Mars on Netflix (if you haven't watched this show- I'm sorry- all three (sadly, that's all) seasons are instant on Netflix- you will thank me)

I'm also going to try to figure this bad boy out.

I found a really great series I'm going to do.

Oh, and spend some time with this sweet girl!

Ah, bliss.