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Friday, April 30, 2010

In Love with Words

I love words, poems, sayings, quotes, and books! I even love the tools used to make words. Teaching is sometimes just my excuse to hang out in the office supply store. My love of books and words has finally fallen off my bookshelves and on to my walls. Being gracious, patient and kind has been my mantra whenever I take my kids anywhere for years. My oldest says he feels like he's being scolded every time he reads it.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Some of my favorite spaces in my favorite place..HOME!

I have always love being at home and the older I get the stronger the desire to be here. A large part of being here, other than my family, is this is where I do the things I love; painting, decorating, stitching, scrapbooking.
I've had this great card catalog for several years, (a benefit of being a school librarian a while back). I love the drawers to store paints. A couple of years ago, I started storing other craft items in mason jars. What could be more perfect? They are clear, come in different sizes and are cheap. When I combined the ideas, I came up with the drawers becoming shelves to hold the jars. My brother in law helped me put them up and now I have the fun, creative storage that suits both sides of my personality...creative w/ a lot of CDO ( the order the letters should be..alphabetically).