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Listen up people. I have something to admit.

I need some help!

I have gotten so lazy lately. I can try to find a million things to blame it on. Work…kids…house work…whatever.

Basically everything is done that needs to be done, but my craft time always gets shoved on the back burner. I want to craft, but by the time I get a chance to sit down…I’m tired. I haven’t finished my craft room yet, so I have to drag all my stuff out of the closet. That alone is enough for me to be turned off by the idea.

I guess first things first. I need a space that is dedicated to my craft materials. I don’t like leaving it out on my dining room table. We eat there every meal and I just don’t like the mess being in my face all day. I must get the craft room organized. Even if the walls aren’t painted, there’s no reason why I can’t set up tables and stuff. Right? Why haven’t I thought about this before? (Probably out of laziness.)

What do you do when you get unmotivated? I need help! How do I work, clean, home school, cook, exercise, spend time with family, and craft on a daily basis? I know I don’t have to finish a project every time I sit down, but once I sit down I don’t want to stop until it’s finished! I just feel like I don’t have enough time in my days. It’s very frustrating. There’s gotta be a way to manage my time better…make better use of the time I do have.

If you have suggestions please share! I want to get out of this rut I’m in. Somebody come help! I need a craft room stat! 🙂

Enjoy your weekend.

It’s raining here. We’re in a significant weather advisory for our county. High winds and possible hail. I love rain, but storms in Oklahoma just freak me out. The older I get, the more of a baby I am!! I’m worse than the kids when it comes to this stuff!

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Hello! Hello! It feels so good to be home!!

We had a great time while we were away, but nothing feels better than coming home.

We arrived home around 6:30 this evening. Amazingly the boys didn’t fight much in the car. That is always a plus!! Makes the trip much more enjoyable. Lucy is known to get car sick, but I am happy to announce she didn’t get sick on the way there or home. I was so delighted! She has been curled up on the bed since we got home. I think she’s glad to be the only dog in this house. There were 3 other dogs staying in the house where we stayed in Eureka. She’s not used to having so many doggie friends running around! She is one worn out puppy.

I think tonight I will follow in Lucy’s footsteps. I have a few things to wrap up on the magazine, but after a busy week/weekend I’m taking this night to relax! I’m off tomorrow, so I will have time to get my work done and get some birthday cards finished up. I’m looking forward to getting my Cameo out and getting some craft time in!

I’ll leave you with a cute picture the boys and I snapped yesterday.

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Enjoy your Monday!

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Oh Friday…how I love you.

Remember when Fridays were so happening? Like you always stayed up super late, maybe even went out with your friends. Those were the good old days. HUH?

Honestly I can’t wait to go to bed. I am tired! It’s 11 o’clock and I can barely stay awake.

I even made coffee and I just can’t stop yawning.

I am finally at the age where I can tell I’m feeling ‘older’. I know I’m not technically old. Well…maybe to a 16 year old. I thought 30 was old back in the day. It’s funny how things change. One day you’re young. The next you’re all grown up.

I had every intention of crafting tonight. Maybe once I finish this post I’ll get a spark of energy and decide to get moving. I have a card all laid out. Papers picked out and ready to cut. I just need the energy to get at the table and do it!! It’s Friday! I should be ready to party all night long! Where has my youth gone?

5 seconds later…

I’ll craft tomorrow. I have no plans. I am looking forward to crafting. I have so many cards I want to make. So many new things I want to try. I really want to get some new stamps. Maybe we can run to the craft store tomorrow?

Anyhoodles. I need some sleep.

Tomorrow I will share my crafts and let you know what me and the family are up too.

See ya then.

Steph Shock

I’ve felt so much better lately. My attitude has been so down in the dumps and I just needed something to change. I don’t know if it was anything specific or maybe it was finally just the end of my rope.  I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m sure my husband and children are glad. 🙂

My doctor gave me great news today. No more therapy for this girl!! I have (hopefully) my last check up in 4 weeks and I will be done! Talk about HAPPY!

We also took about a week long vacation last week. We had a great time with our family and a lot of time to just relax. I love hanging out with the kids and Jeremy. I am so lucky to have a great little family. Marley is growing up so fast these days. She is so sweet…especially for a teenager. I dread the day she is to busy to hang out with her family. Its part of growing up, I know. I do love the time we’ve had together lately. She is the best big sister. The boys look up to her so much and can’t wait for her to come stay with us. By Thursday they are pretty much on a count down to picking her up.

Here’s a great picture I snapped while we were down by the river.


Great picture right? I tried to get Bonus to just smile, but this is totally his personality. He is a ham. He turned 4 a few weeks ago. Talk about time flying. Where did my baby go? Again, just looking at that picture makes me feel so lucky to have them.

Want to see something else totally great? Yes? Okay!!

Look what my great hubby made!


Is this not adorable!? I love it. We’re going to be revamping my craft room soon and he’s going to make me some for my supplies. I’m so excited. I love the gray stain. It’s just beautiful.

Well…It’s technically Friday. 12:30 am, but I had a great Thursday! I’m getting sleepy, better get some rest. August is turning out to be a great month. Wonder what tomorrow will hold? I can’t wait to find out. It’s so great to feel happy and positive again. Why do we ever get in those moods of negativity? Must stay positive! Happiness is a choice. I’d rather be happy anyday. 🙂

I hope today you will choose happiness too.

See you tomorrow.

Steph Shock