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My husband and I accomplished a lot this past weekend. it was so great! It all started on Friday. I had been off doing a church assignment that morning and when I got home, he had left for work. But, before he left, he had gone on a shopping spree which is very unusual for him. He had been to Harbor Freight and sitting in the middle of my family room was a camp chair and a flashlight with a note that said "Happy Birthday!" He knew I needed a new chair for Girl's Camp this summer, so he picked me up one like he has, which is a favorite! (He had a coupon that made it cheaper!) Then, on the dining table, there was another package with a note that read, "Merry Christmas!" It was a heat gun! I am so excited because I had told him about a craft that my daughter-in-law is doing and I want to give it a try. It requires a heat gun and the one he got me is really nice, with variable speeds and temperatures! (Once again, a coupon!) More to come on that project!
Well, I don't really know what has gotten into him, but later that evening, after Awesome Husband was home from work, we were talking about various projects around the house, I mentioned that I wanted to get some tomatoes and basil planted in one of the garden boxes that we have out in our backyard. Well, the next morning he went out there and dug up the soil in that box and got it ready to plant in and we went off to the home improvement store and purchased the plants that we needed. They are now planted and growing and looking good so far. I hope you will later be seeing some recipes with the produce from that garden box! You got to love a man who does something to make one of your wants come true so quickly!
The fun didn't stop there! This man of mine then went into my craft room and finished putting up all of the moldings, miter cuts and all, and even along the top of my sewing desk! All there is left to do is the caulking and paint touch-ups. It is looking so wonderful! Meanwhile I was doing some fancy cooking for him that I will blog about on another day, and the not so fancy laundry. But, today I will show you how the craft room is coming along at this stage of the game!
You can see my last updatehere. On that post I made a list of the things that still need to be done. We can just about cross off the trim moldings because all we have left to do is caulk and paint! Look how beautiful they are!
Another thing that I have started on, but have by no means completed, is the organization process. Since I have shelves in there that are available for use and it won't be in my husband's way if I start to fill them, I have begun going through things and putting them on these shelves.
A few years ago, I found some fabric boxes that are 13 x 13 inches on clearance at Target and they fit on my long shelf just right! I was able to get a super good deal on them at the time, so keep your eyes open for those clearance sales and weekly ads. I only had 3 and I needed 6 in all, so I ordered these from Amazon. But, there are a number of options available. My husband is going to add another long shelf below the original one for me and I will store my fabric boxes on that shelf when it is finished, saving the top shelf for less used items.
I decided that I needed a way to label the boxes with the type of fabrics that they are holding. I had some little wooden shapes that we had decorated with chalkboard paint at our Christmas in July party this past year. I thought they would look great on my boxes and I do really like them. I simply painted them with black chalkboard paint and used a chalk marker to hand letter them with the types of fabrics that I have.
I am loving the look, but looking forward to the lower shelf so that they will be easier to reach!
All in all, it was a pretty productive weekend that left us feeling satisfied with life around here! How about you? What projects are you working on? I would love to hear about them. Of course, I may end up giving my husband something else to do for me if I like them too much, ha ha!
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Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!