Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Walmart Pt 2 the end

Did not get the job at Wal-Mart. When one door closes another one opens. This saying is really hard to keep in mind when you are disappointed about something! I have a Bachelors degree in early childhood education and I did at home daycare for 7 years, would I really be happy at Wal-Mart for a long period of time, No Wal-Mart would have just been a job for now to keep me busy.

I have an interview this Thursday at Glove House (place for children that need extra support and love). This is my new and better door opening for me. A career doing something that I have been working towards for years. Wish me luck

Till Later

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

To Walmart I Go Again (hopefully) pt 1

When I first moved back up here (Upstate New York) on Feb 22, 2011 I got a job working at Wal-Mart in Horseheads on March 24, 2011. I worked there for 3 months. In this three months time my soon to be ex-husband sent people in to harass me to sign the divorce paperwork (he was in a big hurry to marry the women he had been cheating on me with for 2 years.) Also my child was having missing daddy issues. So I moved out of the area (up to Branchport, an hour away) and soon after ask to be let go of my job. The managers understood completely and also thought that it was a good idea. They gave me a separation notice so when I was ready I could be hired to a Wal-Mart closer to me. My Child also went to live with her father and is doing very well as far as I have been told. I do not talk to her because she blames me for everything that happened and makes me feel like complete crap when I do talk to her.

So fast forward to now….. A few days ago I filled out an application online to work at a Wal-Mart closer to me. This morning I got a call for an interview. (My cell phone does not work well up here so I got a voice mail.) I am in the process of trying to get a hold of the lady to get an interview scheduled. She is in meetings until 2:30 so I will call as soon as the meeting is over.

Until I have more>>>>>>>

Laundry Room Organization

My messy laundry room. I did no painting just picking up and straightening. I did add one piece of wood to the top of the washer and dryer so basket could fit there and no more stuff would fall behind. I hate that and what a fire hazard as well.

What a mess

still a big mess


so much better.
The wood is flooring for the kitchen.
 It has been sitting here and in the barn for over a year.
One day it will be put down.
I spray painted my frig black a few months back.
It was a GOOD thing the wood floor was not down then.

look how nice

Next will be the pantry that is the door way to the right in the first picture

Monday, July 23, 2012

Link Up Thread Organization

Sew Many Ways is an awesome blog. She is having another one of her great linking parties. For the first time I am going to link. I have seen many linking parties before that I would have loved to link too, but I am always to late. BUT this time I am not!!

The link party is thread organization.

My craft room is still not finished so my stuff is in 4 different places. (Sons room, middle spare bedroom, living room and barn). But my thread organization was easy enough to get to too share.

First I LOVE my Gutermann Thread. At this point I believe I have almost every color. Ok I am missing a couple but not many. These three holders can be found here. The only difference is my thread is 100% Polyester and the holders on the web site are 100% cotton. I bought them a few years back on Black Friday so perhaps the Polyester ones are only available at this time of year.

The process to organize all the thread was a pain in the butt; however it is wonderful now that it is finished. I started by figure out how many polyester colors Gutermann had. I visited many, many, many web sites and got a list of all the color numbers. Then I used the cool Microsoft word format tool and got all the numbers in order. I printed all of these numbers on label paper and cut them out using my scrapbook cutting tools. I covered up all the numbers in order with the new sticky numbers. Then I took all of the thread out of the holders got all my other Gutermann thread (huge pile) and started sliding them all into there new labeled homes. 

Another thread that I have is Coats & Clark mini cone things. When I bought my embroidery machine I got several money coupons to only us in there store. The sales people told me that this thread is the best for my Brother embroidery. (My machine likes the Gutermann better.. shh don’t tell the sales people). So I have this thread and some other small spools of thread in 5 of these (also Joann's) that just sit on a shelf under my cutting table. 

For my bobbins and thread that has not been put away yet I have a wire basket that I put a piece of material in.  I wrap my bobbins and other thread with baby hair ties that I got at the dollar tree.

I just started Cross Stitching again. (Only because there is a way cute design that I need for my craft room when it is done.) So I bought a floss caddy from Joann that came with 100 floss cards. I forgot that cross stitch floss can also be considered thread.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Master Bathroom update

I have been kind of doing stuff. Well maybe not. But I am out of my funk and charging ahead to get some stuff done. I will be doing several posts today to catch up on what has happened.

The master bathroom is not completely done but it is much, much better. I am finding that these bigger projects take a long time to do with no help. It makes me very frustrated that I can’t just twitch my nose and have it done. (any one else remember that show? Please say yes. I do not want to be old alone!)

Remember this is a single wide mobile home.

Ok so the master bathroom looked like this:

Here is the bathroom updated. Not finished but ohhh so much better!!!!!!!!!

There is trim around that BRIGHT window

bad pix. the little hats under the picture are very cute.

I am looking to replace this shelf with a pretty white one.

not sure how to frame the mirror so it stays on the wall.

I got this material at a sale for $14. yah.
A little side by side:



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Changes going on

I have made some changes to the blog. I am almost happy with the way it looks. I finally figures out how to have tabs at the top of the page. I just need to go in and add the info for the tabs. lol

I am finally to the point to set up an Etsy account after shutting it down over a year ago. It is amazing how long it takes to get back up and running after a divorce and having to move from a house in GA to many houses in NY.

I have signed up for Google adds and will see how that goes. I have some plans in place to get this blog out to more people. The only problem is that I have to read, read, read and watch you tube to figure out how to get the computer to do what I want.

Project Plans for this week:
Get the bath room finished and blogged about
Get blog all set up the way I like it
Get Etsy account all opened up with pictures
Get Google adds posted on blog

I believe this is a tall order for one week, but I can do it! Lists are my friend

See You Later

Friday, June 22, 2012

I was lost on other blogs

Again I have been to busy reading others blogs to work on my own. The blog that I have been spending weeks on is “http://iheartorganizing.blogspot.com/ “. Go check her out, she is great.

I have been working on purses, purses and more purses. There is a yard sale down at the camp ground coming up that I am trying to get ready for.

The addition is still not done L I have moved out of the back bedroom into the smallest bedroom in the house. However the sewing machine is in the living room. There was NO way everything was fitting in that room. I will go take pix real quick>>>>>

The addition will be the living room (need more space for the living room) and the craft room will move into the current living room. (pictured above) I believe we are going to get sheet rock tomorrow for the addition and I have to get the rest of the insulation hung up too.

Eric is in the back bedroom (that used to be the craft room). As you can see from the pix he was nice enough to let me keep the thread on the wall as I have no place to put it at the moment. >>>>>>>>>>

When I am not sewing I am working on the bathroom. I had said Way back April 30th that I was going to start at one end of the house and re-do it. Yep still working on the bath room. I have curtains made and up and some trim put up, oh and some pictures too. It is very slow but is getting done and ALL by myself. I will post pictures in another year when it is finished. LOL 

Monday, May 7, 2012

First Planter

Before.. Yuck Yuck

So pretty but not done with it all yet. 

The black spot will be covered up later. The store only had 5 bags of the red rock

When I am all finished with this there will be a walk way and then another planter. 
I am also hoping that I can get an arbor


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Craft Room May 3rd

Holes where drilled through every wall supports and the electric wire was run through them. Electric wire was run under the house and into the electric box. This required cutting the wall out under the breaker box and pulling out several fat wires that went to nothing. We went to Lowe's and got the electric boxes and other stuff for the wire to hook to. Also picked up additional wire for lights and fan. All I can say is "H" is wonderful. It was way dirty under the house. I am so glad that "H" found wire up in the barn cause that stuff is way costly!!!!

This is what the dogs do when work is going on for the addition. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Craft room May 1

Oh the craft room is looking good! I am being told that I can not start the bathroom because there are enough projects going on. So it will have to wait.