Tuesday, January 7, 2014

DUCT TAPE HAPPY?




I INVESTED IN A CRICUT EXPRESSION 2, 5TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A FEW YEARS AGO.  I COULDN'T STAND THE GREEN END CAPS AND WAS READY TO BUY THE PURPLE REPLACEMENT ONES.  I WOULD HAVE  BEEN "SETTLING" BECAUSE IT WAS CLOSE TO WHAT I WANTED BUT NOT EVERYTHING.(DON'T GET ME WRONG-I LOVE PURPLE BUT PURPLE IS NOT MY FAVORITE COLOR.  CRICUT EVEN CAME OUT WITH A  MACHINE THAT HAD TEAL END CAPS AND I SERIOUSLY THOUGHT ABOUT PURCHASING THAT ONE BUT MY HUSBAND POINTED OUT THAT IT WAS NOT THE SMARTEST THING.I TRIED TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE I REALLY NEEDED IT BECAUSE IT WAS MY FAVORITE COLOR! HE STILL SAID NO AND LOGICALLY POINTED OUT THE REASONS THAT THIS WOULD NOT BE ACCEPTABLE-ESPECIALLY FOR ME!!)  MY HUSBAND SUGGESTED THAT THE LIME GREEN ENDS SHOULD BE COVERED WITH THE DUCT TAPE THAT I REALLY REALLY LIKED. THIS SOLUTION GAVE THE PERSONALITY I WANTED, INCLUDED MY FAVORITE COLOR, AND SAVED $$. I DID NOT FEEL LIKE I WAS "SETTLING". WELL, I AM NOW OBSSESSED WITH THIS.  I HAVE NOW COVERED MY TOOL CASE.  I DON'T HAVE TO STARE AT A LIME GREEN CASE THAT I HAPPEN TO USE QUITE FREQUENTLY.  WHY STOP AT JUST THE CASE?  ALL OF MY TOOLS ARE LIME GREEN-I'VE ONLY WRAPPED THE ONE I USE THE MOST SO FAR...I HAVE EVEN WRAPPED MY IPHONE CHARGER.  AND THE BEST PART- THERE IS NO QUESTION WHO THE OWNER IS. MY HUSBAND SAYS I'VE BECOME A LITTLE TOO DUCT TAPE HAPPY--WHAT DO YOU THINK??  HAVE I GONE OVERBOARD? I AM STILL ASKING MYSELF-"WHAT CAN I WRAP/COVER NEXT-I CAN'T STOP!



Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolve to...

HAPPY 2014!!!  I WAS ABLE TO START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.  I BELIEVE THAT YOU ATTITUDE MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE.  MOST PEOPLE MAKE RESOLUTIONS BUT THEY TEND TO OVER SHOOT AND REALLY MAKE A "WISH" FOR THE YEAR AND WHEN THEY FALL SHORT THEY THEN BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE FAILED.  YOU HAVE NOT FAILED!!  LIFE IS FILLED WITH SET-BACKS(little or big).  ISN'T THIS WHAT MAKES LIFE? WHAT ARE(hopefully) MY ATTAINABLE GOALS?  WELL.... I HAVE BROKEN MY GOALS DOWN NOT ONLY TO BE MORE MANAGEABLE FOR ME BUT ALSO SO I FEEL MORE SUCCESFUL. SO I WANT TO BE SOME KIND OF CREATIVE EVERYDAY USING MY CRICUT(MY CRAFT  BLOG CAN BE VIEWED HERE) IN ORDER TO MAKE ME FEEL MORE SUCCESSFUL I WILL SET THIS FOR 1 MONTH.  I AM HOPEFUL TO DO MORE BUT THERE IS THIS THING CALLED LIFE(you never know what might pop-up) BEING CREATIVE(to me) IS DOING SOMET KIND OF CRAFTING. WHETHER IT DESIGNING IN CRICUT CRAFT ROOM, CUTTING THE DESIGN,PUTTING IT TO TOGETHER-THAT ALL COUNTS!!(be sure to follow my craft blog to see how I am doing obtaining this goal. again it can be viewed HERE) JUST LIKE MOST OF THE WORLD-I TOO WOULD LIKE TO LOSE WEIGHT!! (that is a tall order and too much of a goal for me!!) SO I WILL SAY I WOULD LIKE TO LOSE AT LEAST 10 POUNDS BEFORE FEB, I HAVE BROKEN THIS DOWN A LOT...SO WHAT DID I DO? WELL I DIDN'T DRINK ANY KIND OF SODA FOR MANY MANY YEARS-I STARTED 2 YEARS AGO(I wonder why...?)IT IS NOW TIME TO STOP! I WENT COLD TURKEY ONCE SO I WILL DO IT AGAIN. I KNOW THESE SEEM LIKE SMALL GOALS AND IT ISN'T VERY MANY BUT I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE ROOM FOR DISCOURAGEMENT.  WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?-DO YOU BREAK THEM INTO SMALLER OBTAINABLE PIECES OR DO YOU MAKE IT FOR THE WHOLE YEAR? I AM INTERESTED TO KNOW HOW EVERYONE ELSE DOES IT!!