Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quote of the Day

"Strength shows not only in the ability to persist but in the ability to start over." -unknown

You never know your full strength until you are tested. The thing is getting tested is never fun. It's hard, draining, tiring, emotional, and makes you want to throw your hands up in the air and stomp your feet. But after the test is over, the sky is clear, and everything falls into place you realize just exactly how strong you are and what you overcame because you persisted and started over.

I really do love quotes. The deep meaning and simple truth of a quote can be so comforting. It can also sting but we won't think about that part right now. I haven't posted a lot about my 2011 plans recently and I wanted to say I am still working on them.
-I am looking for a non fiction book to actually completely finish in a decent amount of time!
-For my next decorating project I need fabric and some small frames. (A trip to Joanns is in the works)
-Eating healthy... Yeah,not so much this past week but I have realized my errors and will be correcting them!

I am determined though and have been adding to my list. I will post an updated list soon!
Thanks for reading and feel free to comment!

Friday, February 18, 2011

A tough Reminder

Quote for this week is "The only people you need in your life are the ones that prove they need you in theirs." -Unknown

I was reminded how true this quote is this week in a hard way. It is never fun to learn that someone you love and trusted doesn't want you in their life. Doesn't deem you worth it. It's no fault of your own but that doesn't make the hurt or reminder any easier. I was also reminded of this quote in a good way this week because I have people around me stepping up and trying to help any way they can because they want me in their life. Hard things always show your true friends.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My decorating challenge!

If you remember one of my plans for 2011 was to decorate my room more. I have a hard time thinking of my own creative things to do so I have been scouring the internet for great ideas! I found one and changed it a little bit to make it cheaper. I don't have a name for it I made my own art using cardboard, adhesive spray, and scrapbook paper. The paper cost me $2.00 at Michael's and the spray was $4.00.

I measured out squares of different sizes on the paper and cardboard. I cut them out and then glued the paper onto the cardboard. How easy is that? To hang them on my wall I bought a pack of refill command hook stickers. I love the result and it brings some color to my drab brown room. I now really dislike my comforter but I'm going to have to wait on replacing that. For under $10 I made some pretty snazzy art that I can even change later if I want to.

On the same shopping trip but at a different store I picked up a bookshelf to swap in my nephews room for the one of his I wanted. My books are now on proper shelves instead of the floor. In this decorating frenzy I was able to hang a couple pictures from the photo shoot Edi I had back in October. The bookshelf gave me the perfect spot to display another homemade piece of artwork. I took flowers I would normally wear in my hair and put them in a plain black frame. It's a nice pop of color and I can see the flowers instead of them sitting in a drawer waiting for me to remember to wear them. I'm going to post pictures of all of this and would also like to say that my wonderful sister helped me hang everything and make sure it was straight. Otherwise who knows what would have happened.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Quote of the day
"When you're curious you find lots of interesting things to do."
-Walt Disney

I actually found this quote while ordering checks for a coworker. I decided to add a saying and since she had Disney checks it had to be a Disney quote. This isn't the quote I chose but I still love it. I get bored a lot it seems but it is really my own fault. I can find interesting things to do I just have to be curious, find them, and get up and do them! I felt like this quote really fits with what I want to do this year and that is to just do more!