Grateful for my Craft Room

I have been promising photos of my craft room for a while.  I’ve been promising myself for almost 2 years!  Finally, I bit the bullet this week and focused on purging, cleaning and organizing.  {Totally helped to listen to an audio book while doing it…read how you can get one for free here.}  It feels so good.  However, I can’t promise that it will ever look this way again.  I told my youngest to go check it out when she got home from school.  “It’s too bare, Mom!”  This room tended to be a dumping grounds after we moved in.  It was a total mess with the counter tops covered in stuff.  I had boxes of various items all over the floor.

I am utterly and completely grateful for this special room.  We built a section for my kids to craft and practice their creativity.  You will see it with the small black stools underneath.  The other side of the room is basically mine.  On the left side I do my traditional scrapbooking & crafting and on the right side is my computer station.

“How did you get your husband to let you have this room?”

This is probably the first question guests ask me upon entering.  I never expected that question.  The answer…hubby spent 15 years of seeing paint, play dough, scrapbook paraphernalia and various other crafting supplies strewn all over the house.  He is very grateful to have a room dedicated for all my memorabilia as well.  It is the culmination of many years of planning.  The floor is cork, the counter tops are stainless steel looking laminate and I have filled every one of the cabinets you see.  I did not photograph the inside of all them, though.  Only a few are organized enough to share. 😉

I love seeing other people’s rooms or studios dedicated to crafting…such eye candy to behold for someone like me.  I looked at so many photos and blogs while building.  Let me know what you think, please.  Do you like?

Credit: I want to thank Jennifer McGuire from Jennifer McGuire Ink for inspiring the design of my craft room.  Jennifer is famous in the crafting world and her craft room was the inspiration for my own.  She is way more organized than me, but her thorough videos and photos helped me tremendously.  You can see her room by clicking here.

Tip Junkie handmade projects

The Girl Creative

Answer: Robbers Cave

So only one person here and one person on Facebook guessed the answer for our riddle.  Both were right.  I don’t think I have written a riddle since grade school.  We had fun putting it together.

Robbers Cave State Park‘s name derives from it being a former hideout for infamous outlaws Jesse James and Belle Starr.  DH {Dearest Husband} and I have been wanting to take the kids there for a long time now.  So after spending the week gardening, we packed up a picnic and spent the day at the park.  The caves there are breathtaking!  We had so much fun climbing on all the rocks.  Our Son is working on his Second Class rank advancement for Boy Scouts and needed to go on a 5 mile hike.  The trail sign said, “allow 2 and a half hours for this hike.”  We were thinking it couldn’t be that bad.  Oh. My.  It was the most challenging hike I have ever been on filled with climbing millions of rocks up and down hills.  While our Son ran ahead of us because we “were slowing him down,” our youngest daughter plugged along and only had to stop for a few water breaks.  She said as long as she was able to ride the paddle boats when we were done, she would continue walking.  That’s my girl…goal in mind to keep her motivated.  I enjoyed listening to my oldest daughter keep me updated with the latest in’s and out’s of ‘teendom.’  It took us an hour and a half.  {I was so glad to work off all the calories I ate the night before at Red Lobster!}

This was a wonderful day together!  The State Park was completely FREE except for the paddle boats.  We are looking forward to going back again in the future.

Family, it’s about TIME,