Wing it Wednesday!

going steady with these posts, eh?
For my very FIRST winging it Wednesday-
i think i'll just post some pics of what i've been crafting over the past few months..
i've been a busy little beaver.
(i think that's the saying anyways)

little wreaths i gave as Christmas gifts,
will be for sale shortly on my etsy store :)

pretty little picture for Valentine's Day

Christmas gift for my sister- Justine
melted wax, 3D name & oversized silver button

just a little St. Patties vignette-
i think that's the proper use for that word..
(clover sign for sale in etsy store soon!)

dead sexy dresser i made, along with some vintage-y frames
that i've picked up from yard sales & ikea

beautiful blue mason's from a yardsale-
seriously they light up my life!

working on a vintage keywall..
it's come a LONG way since this pic

possibly my fav furniture re-do
a little bedside table

coffee filter flowers- LOVE THEM!

just a few signs i made for my craft show-
simliar items for sale in the etsy store soon!

my desk at work!
So, that's that.
Just a few pics of some things i've done lately.

This weekend i'm going to Wisconsin to see my family-
i'm sure i'll have plenty of pics after that!

I'm also working on organizing the craft room
we're moving next week so i've got a lot of
cleaning/sorting/throwing out to do!!



look who's back!

Well, I think it’s safe to say that it’s been awhile! Sorry yall! I’ve been busy working, crafting and growing over the past few months & I think I’m finally ready to make a dedication to blogging again! I may not have been posting, but I promise you the crafting has NOT stopped, actually if anything it’s become more intense by about 500%. (My husband even got me to start selling my crafts so we had room to walk around our apartment!)
I’ve got a layout for how I want the blog to work, with different “themes” for each day- and tying them into what I’m doing in my everyday life. I think that this will make it easier for me to actually stay accountable to blogging & not just blog when I have free time. It’s going to go a little something like this:
Made it Monday’s- crafts that I’ve made
Teach me Tuesdays- tutorials, I’d hope that eventually I’ll have some blog friends again & they can show yall how to create things! Until then, I’ll be the tutorial giver- please, try to keep the excitement squeals to a minimal.
Wing it Wednesdays- I’ll find a topic that I feel like talking about, whether it’s what I’m working on at the moment, something I’m inspired by- etc.
Thrifted Thursdays- pictures of yard sale & thrift store finds
Frugal Fridays- this is tentative for now, but probably like how I made something that’s inspired by something a little bit more, not in my budget!
So I hope that this works out well, I’d really like to see this whole blogging and crafting thing go somewhere.. really soon. And with that said, let me show you a few pics from the craft show I sold at last month! (Soon everything will be available at my etsy site!)

Tell me what you think, leave lots of comments please! I will be stopping in on all of my old friends later! Can't wait, thanks so much for reading :)
So that’s it- here’s my 100% whole attempt at making this work.



remember the picture i posted a few weeks ago?

i have to say, i haven't been holding up to
my end of the little bargin i had with myself & year twenty-three.

for about a week i ate healthy, went to the gym & cleaned up after myself..
but life got busy again-
so that went right out the window.

today i went to visit my teamers,
(girls i played soccer w during college)
& it felt like old times- i sure do miss being out on the field.
my coach asked my friend melissa & i to give some words of wisdom
& i immediately thought- oh great, i need wisdom.
can i google that real quick?

anyways, melissa is living in England, playing soccer for a professional team-
doing things..
i on the other hand am living in lakeland, working at Geico & fat.
(i've got good things going for me,
i'm being a small amount sarcastic here to get my point across.)

& within about 2 seconds the word -intention- came to my mind.
i wanted so badly to tell each of the girls, GIVE IT YOUR ALL.
every day on the field,
every day in the classroom,
every day in chapel,
with God,
with friends,
with family,
in relationships,
in LIFE.

however, i got emotional & side tracked.
i partially blacked out during my "speech" however i remember stating
"now i've got a man living with me who eats a lot..."

but if i could take one thing & staple it to those bright-eyed girls beautiful lives-
it would be, be intentional.

Coach then came after me & said what I wanted to say,
which was- you get out of life what you put into it.
(thanks coach!)

So that's where i'm at,
i honestly feel like i'm getting out of life what i'm putting in it right now.
 -which is a whole lot of half finished projects.

&& with that, i'd like to say that i'm going to complete a half finished project,
but i'm not.

i'm going to sleep.
i dont do it enough & Gabe's not home til late,
so i want to take over the entire bed.



wedding do's & doNOTs

I have a few weddings coming up & several friends that just got engaged
so i've been wanting to blog about some do's & doNOTs of wedding season.

#1) it IS about the Bride&Groom,
whether it's wedding day, bridal showers, bachelor/bachelorette parties-
make it about the Bride & Groom.
this is the day that they're going to remember forever,
odds are- you wont.
compliment the Bride, whether it's on her special day, or a shower.
again it's not about how good YOUR hair or makeup looks, make HER feel good.
give the Groom words of affirmation, let him know he's making the right decision
..if you think he is ;)

#2) RSVP correct & on time.
nothing's more annoying then 2 weeks before your wedding
having to call people that you've reached out & invited to your special day.
so give the couple (&their vendors) some consideration & rsvp.
it's really that simple.
if you can go, say yes & if you can't, say no.

#3) don't assume!!
don't assume when it comes to being in the bridal party and/or being invited,
this can leave for awkward converstaions & situations.
just be patient :)

#4) don't be cheap.
while we're in a recession-
remember, they're about to fork over $$ for you to eat, drink & be merry.
don't be cheap & skip out on the gift.
atleast look at it this way-
if you were going out for the night for dinner & drinks,
you'd spend atleast $25.. get a giftcard.
&& if you REALLY can't afford a gift-
don't skip out on the card for fear of looking cheap.
the couple will appreciate you coming & the thought behind the card!

#5) don't be late!
the last thing a bride wants is everyone to be looking at YOU,
because you're trying to sneak in the back doors & making a noisy mess.
if you're late (because life happens),
be quiet & watch through the window 
 until there's a suitable time to sneak in
& at that time politely sit in the back row, dont go prancing up the aisle.

#6) dress accordingly..
in most cases it's clear what the attire should be,
if you're unsure- ask a member of the brial party.
don't show up in a tux when the groomsmen are wearing kakhi's,
don't wear a strappy summer dress when it's a night time affair.
& ladies: don't wear white. dont wear cream. dont wear beige.
just dont.
your time will come (if it hasn't already), dont look desperate for attention.

#7) act accordingly-
don't be "that guy/girl" who gets smashed & makes a fool.
jumping in lakes, oceans, ponds is not acceptable
(unless you're Matt Hester.)
some weddings are more casual & fun,
while others are a little bit more formal & reserved.
act accordingly.

#8) be gracious!
make sure you tell the bride/groom thank you,
as well as their parents.
this special day took a lot of hard work- be grateful.

i was trying to come up with 10, but i think 8 does it just right.
so remember that as wedding season is approaching.
no go & fill out that RSVP you've been putting aside!

*all thoughts & opinions displayed in this post are not meant to hurt anyones feelings,
so just don't go there.


winning wednesday!

I would classify today as "winning"
the amount of crafting accomplishments i've crossed off my to-do list are at an all time high!

just a few snap shots-

repainted my cheveron canvas wall, not finished yet-
but so much better than where it was..

finished my shelves & iloveyou sign

started the headboard creation for our bed,
dontcha love our new bedspread?!
That's all i've got for today, i'm finishing up a little table i've been putting aside for months
&& then Gabe & I are headed to the mall for some returns & purchases.

perfecto day!
work tomorrow & then i'm off friday/saturday.


also wanna give a shout out to my husband,
he held his first practice as a pitching coach today!!



update :)

This week has been really busy,
i've already put in a good 30 hours answering phones.

i've found myself ending personal phone calls with my salutation:
"& since we spoke,
you may get a survey in the mail asking you to rate my service,
again my name is teressa-
is there anything else i can do to insure excellent responses?"

can we say vaca..

Anyways, I wanted to do a quick picture post of the beautiful little night stand i created!

terrible picture, but it's literally my little baby!
i'll put it in the bedroom & post pictures shortly
i'm really proud of myself for this guy!

that's all i've got. not much of anything, but a craft update!




that i will EVER work.
or atleast as long as i keep my new schedule.

instead of working wed-sat,
i'll now be working sun-tues & thur.
yep, you read it- i'll have off wednesday, friday AND saturday.

this can only mean a few things..

couponing when the sales start on Wednesdays

yard sales on Friday & Saturday..

& having a life again, since i'm able to do things on the weekends with friends!

So that's that.
off i go to finish my LAST friday.
hopefully tomorrow i'll have lots & lots of pictures of yard sale scores.