Friday, January 11, 2013

The next chapter

How did it get to be Friday already? This week has flown past in a hurry. So, what did I do with my time?

I have been busy readying for my big move! You see, my daughter moved out 3 months ago and so now I have an extra bedroom. It has been a dream of mine to have a craft room of my very own. A place where I can go, close the door and create without distractions. It's a new year and the perfect time for a fresh new start. But oh, the work that is involved! You see, I decided it would be best if my son moved across the hall into his sister's old room and I would get his bedroom.  So.....

First I had to pack away all that my daughter left behind. It seems she didn't get rid of anything since we moved into this house when she was 7. It was kind of bittersweet, going through her childhood things. Coloring books, stuffed animals, old birthday cards and pictures. The end of that chapter of her life.

But I got through it all! Then the next step was to paint over the purple walls and clean that carpet.  Once this was done all I had left to do was move my son's furniture and clothes.

I'm lovin' the red and black!
So this is where I find myself today. My son is pretty much all moved in. Oh, but what a mess I still face.  Trying to wade through all of his childhood toys is going to be far worse than I expected. Ninja turtles, Cooties, jigsaw puzzles.....another chapter has ended.

I think I need more than 2 boxes!
I hope by this time next week I will be showing off a great new room of my very own.  I am so looking forward to getting back to creating. My Etsy shop has been a little neglected this week, but there are great things on the way! A new chapter in my life is just beginning. So until then....put a smile on!


  1. I'm so excited about the changes you are making, and girl, you will LOVE having your own room to create in!

  2. Exciting! I know you'll enjoy your new craft room!

  3. We're going through the same transitions. The oldest moved out in August. Middle child leaves this coming August. And at that point we'll move youngest into middle's room and Husband into youngest's room. That will leave the sparkle zone/office free to be a lounge and dream room. Oh I cannot wait for that!

    How exciting to get your own studio, though. I look forward to pictures!