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Things I learned in September

  1. When chopping fruits and vegetables I tend to cut myself.  I cut myself this month and had to get my husband to come home from work to fix me up.

    When I cut my thumb cutting lemons.

    When I cut my thumb cutting lemons.

  2. Celebrating my birthday no longer means huge parties are necessary . (Aug. 31 so technically not September but close enough!) I had a great time hanging out with my family and going out with a few girlfriends to eat and visit.
  3. I am going through a clumsy phase.  This month I have cut my finger, bashed my toe, bruised my foot and tripped in the hole we have in our kitchen floor (missing vent) and fell into the kitchen table while carrying laundry.
  4. I am very susceptible to guilt.  I am trying to let certain things go because I know guilt isn’t from a holy place.  It is the evil one trying to get inside me.  It’s hard but I’m praying about it and trust it will get better.
  5. This month I also learned that a 55” TV is better than a 42” TV
  6. I am not as much about the fun and excitement as I used to.  I am perfectly content to stay home curl up on the couch and watch TV or to work on my latest DIY project.

    I've been really into making banners lately.  These were the first two that I made

    I’ve been really into making banners lately. These were the first two that I made

  7. Turning 31 doesn’t feel much different from 30
  8. I like tower defence games
  9. Music together classes with my daughter are so fun!
  10. I actually like fall, I just wish it wasn’t so short in Saskatchewan

That’s my September list! I’m so happy to link up this month and hope I can stay consistent and do it every month! Thanks for reading!

Butterflies, hearts, flowers

Lately I find myself using my time more wisely.  I sometimes go through long spells of wishing I had the time or motivation to get crafty.  The last couple of weeks have been filled with inspiration along with the time to actually follow through on some of those ideas.  I think I owe this extra time to cancelling cable.  Anyways I love going to the Dollarama to see what kind of craft supplies they have since they almost always have something new.  Even if I don’t know what to do with something if I think it has potential I buy it.  I mean for a couple bucks you can’t really go wrong.  So a few months ago I came across some larger wood cut outs that were basically a blank canvass with no paint or stain on them.  I bought a heart, butterfly and flower shape.  My first thought was to paint them and write some sayings on them.  BIG MISTAKE seeing as I tried to freehand the sayings and I kind of suck at that so it looked terrible!!  Frustrated I left them and didn’t touch them for  a while.  In the meantime I came across the problem of having to many magazines that I didn’t  have the time to read, so I thought I should at least look at the pictures!  So I went through them all and ripped out anything that I found pretty, cool, inspiring or just spoke to me in some way.  Now what to do with this huge stack of ripped out pictures?  A HA!! It came to me!  I will modpodge the clippings on the wooden shapes!  So I decided to color code them and do pictures on one side and plain color on the other.  I glued them all on, trimmed and sanded the edges then finished with a clear coat spray.  I think they turned out pretty good!  Now I just need to figure out what to do with them.  Any suggestions?

Side one

Side one

Side two

Side two

side one

side one

Side two

Side two

Side one

Side one

Side two

Side two