September 4, 2011

Long overdue update!

Wow has it been a long time since I updated this.  There have been many big changes in my life and those had to come first.  I have seriously missed both crafting and blogging about it.  I wish I could say my shopping addiction stopped but that just isn’t the case.  I know have about 10 times as much stuff that I’m just dying to use, try and show you all about.
First, I had to move my craft room from one room of the house to another.  We were forced, due to our financial constraints, to put our house up for sale.  My craft space was in my living room, but to make the house more sellable, we turned that room back into the living room and I moved my craft room to a much much smaller room off of my bedroom that used to be my son’s nursery.  That was a huge undertaking and many of my supplies ended up in storage due to lack of space in the much smaller room.  That lead to me not doing as much crafting cause every time I wanted something it was in storage!  Ugh….
The summer was super busy.  In June I got an absolutely amazing job offer.  It seriously was like a dream come true for me and my family.  God completely answered my prayers by giving me this job.  I’m not working for the Department of Veterans Affairs in the Fiduciary Unit helping manage finances for incompetent veterans and their beneficiaries.  It is truly a very rewarding job in which I’m able to use my financial background to make a real difference in people’s lives. It’s the kind of job I’ve wanted for years.
Along with the awesome job came some awesome benefits!  More money meant that we didn’t have to move.  It’s still going to take awhile for our financial situation to improve, but we were at least able to take our house off the market and many of my supplies were able to be moved back inside.  YAY!  The job also meant I had to go out of town for training…..for THREE WEEKS!  EEK!  My poor spouse!  I actually just got back home on Friday (I’ve been back about 48 hours), my house is a wreck, but life is getting back to normal.  Now my only dilemma is what to do about crafting space….stay where I am or move back to the living room.  I could really use a scrapbox. :) Maybe I’ll get ambitious tomorrow and take some pictures.
If you haven’t visited me in awhile, you’ll notice that I’ve had a blog makeover.  I still have some tweeks to make to it, but Leslie at Sweetie Baby Blog Design did an awesome job.  I’m in love with the color combination!  Along with the new design is going to be a new blog schedule, to include a lot more scrapbooking layouts.  Layouts are what I like to do most and I’m excited to get back to doing what I love most.  Cards are nice and fun to make but scrapbooking is definitely why I started all this crafting in the first place.  I’m excited to share how I incorporate my cricut, my imagine, my serious paper addiction, and some awesome new products and share them with you all.  I’ve learned some new techniques I’m also excited to share.
I’m also ONE follower away from 100.  When I hit 100 we’ll do a Cricut cartridge giveaway!  New blog schedule and new project coming soon!  Have a good night everyone!

1 comment:

  1. So glad to see you back in Bloggy World, Amanda! And congrats on the new job! That is SO WONDERFUL that God answered your prayers. He is awesome for sure! Looking forward to seeing your scrapbook layouts. I'm moving my craft room in my house, too, and need some motivation to get back into my scrapbooking! God bless! :) ~Jen