Monday, October 15, 2012

Thoughts - 10/15

I love the DIY stuff, the projects and the crafts, but sometimes it just doesn't happen.  There are a million reasons why - but I'll talk about what's been going on here lately.

#1- we had a MAJOR push on Sarah's room over the last month or so.  She's moved in (sorta) and we're feeling a little burned out.  We just wanted a smidge of relaxation on a weekend instead of working 'til the wee hours and missing a few football games on TV.  We still have a ton of projects to do which will make it to the blog, but those are on hiatus for a week or so.

#2 - Just this past weekend I spent most of Saturday outside on a project (which WILL be shared), but we're only halfway done and the interesting/exciting parts haven't happened yet, so no post on that.  It's good and we will be VERY glad to have it all done.  It's been exhausting work though, so we took Sunday off.  Hint:  It's dog related.

#3 - I'm short on ideas in the craft department.  Usually when I get burned out on DIYing - like the thought of painting or sanding something just is so unappealing - it's time to bust out the Mod Podge, craft paper, or sewing machine.  But I'm plum out of ideas - oh and I still haven't replaced that ever-so-important piece of the sewing machine.  I don't expect this dry spell to last long, though.

#4 - Kids.  There are times when we'd love to spend every waking hour just banging out projects, but the kids just won't have it.  They want to go to the park, play on the swing-set, hit up the firehouse open-house or church fair, and watch family movies.  We love indulging them on this stuff, but the time spent does come out of our DIY time.   It's a balancing act - we love the results of our hard work but we need to be mommy & daddy too.  

Not that I'm making excuses, just tryin' to keep it real here in blogland.

What are the thing that get in YOUR way?  Kids?  Work?  Flu?  Or just a little lazy??



  1. I try and make my 9 month old do crafty things with me and he just ends up trying to eat everything I put in front of him haha maybe one day!

    Newest follower, can't wait to read more!


    1. Crafting with a 9-month old?? That's ambitious :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Hi there ~ Found you via Tea on Tuesday blog hop. Following via Twitter and Facebook.

    Come say Hi over at Raising Reagan!


    And ~ I'm not on blogger so sorry if I show up as a no-reply commenter.

  3. I love doing DIY stuff too, but by the time I get home from work, cook dinner, feed my dogs, clean up...I'm just ready to sit and do nothing! And my weekends are spent cleaning house! I need to make time to do these things! I have several projects I want to accomplish!

    New follower from the GFC Hop!
    Leslie @ Sincerely, Leslie

    1. I hear ya! There's so much "regular" stuff sometimes that it's hard to get the fun stuff done.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Newest follower here! I found you through the tuesday link up. Super cute blog, I can't wait to read more.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for following!

  5. Loving your blog! New follower from the blog hop! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

    1. Thanks so much for the visit & the follow!

  6. Stopping by from Tea on Tuesday and I just wanted to say that I think it's great you have been doing some great family fun things with your children.
    Patricia @



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