40 Bags in 40 Days

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Anyone else participating in White House Black Shutters 40 Bags in 40 Days Decrapifying challenge?

I never imagined ever needing to participate in something like this.

Then I had children.

And every square inch of my house is filled with lone shoes, random crappy plastic toys, random sticks and rocks (aka gem stones), mountains of school paper work and art kids work.  It’s everywhere.40BAGS14 3 700x700 40 Bags in 40 DaysWe’ve been snowed in the past two days. Umm I mean we got 1/4″ of snow and North Carolina completely shut down.

So I started by decrapifying my craft room. I stuffed three garbage bags full of craft junk.

craft room 40 Bags in 40 Dayscraft room storage 40 Bags in 40 DaysMuch better.

Next the kids bedrooms. Oh boy.

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Rusted Roots January Show

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rusted roots Rusted Roots January ShowI have been dying to get some small home makeovers done around here. I’m dreaming of refinishing our stairs and adding a plank wall in our rather boring living room. But instead of been making lots and lots of signs. You can find all of my signs at The Salvage Sign.

This past weekend I participated in Rusted Roots first ever monthly show. And boy was it a great one. People came from all over the south east. I met so many lovely rust loving friends.

Rusted Roots next show is February 20-22 so grab a couple of girlfriends and come get your junk!

(sorry for the terrible pics in this post, I was using my old phone)february monthly junk show Rusted Roots January Shownorth carolina sign Rusted Roots January Show Continue reading

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Calendar Art

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katie daisy calendar Calendar ArtI’m a serious fan of anything that Katie Daisy does. I’ve bought a few of her prints from her Etsy Shop. And every year I purchase her calendar from Amazon.

And then I look forward to the end of the year when I can tear out all of the artwork and hang it around my house.katie daisy art Calendar Art

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Turning Our Garage Into a Locker Room

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gladiator® GarageWorks for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

hockey garage storage zps5f8ef0e3 Turning Our Garage Into a Locker RoomMy hockey crazed 6 year-old has been begging me to convert our garage into a hockey arena for him. Just like the one our 8 year-old neighbor has.

It’s funny but he still hasn’t realized that his mother is a serious furniture hoarder. Our garage is full of furniture.

Furniture with lots of potential.

And all that potential leaves no room for a hockey arena.

So when Gladiator® GarageWorks sent me this sturdy, fun, red locker I figured I could carve out a small corner for my hockey loving kid.

wisconsinlocker zps671e50d6 Turning Our Garage Into a Locker RoomThe locker arrived in one gigantic box which meant no assembly (besides the combination lock, and adding a hook). It’s well-built and strong enough to withstand the inevitable puck shots from my wild boys.locker installation zps3aee8c36 Turning Our Garage Into a Locker RoomInstallation was easy enough that I completed it all on my own, with a little “help” from my kids.

For whatever reason the instructions kept saying now “with two of more people move the locker”. The BodyPump classes must be working because I had zero problem lifting and moving the locker around. You can totally install this locker all on your own.red lockers zpsd62ec7ec Turning Our Garage Into a Locker Room

If installing in your garage you may need to add some shims to the bottom. Our garage floor slops slightly (to allow for drainage) so you may run into this too. I just stuck the level on top and shoved a few thin pieces of wood underneath.

And screwed it directly into the wall with the included screws and anchors. Easy.garage lockers zpsd02a2f41 Turning Our Garage Into a Locker Room

Added a little stool and threw his sticks in an old plastic flower-pot. And his equipment is suddenly organized. Plus he feels super cool having a real locker. He’s been showing it off to all the neighborhood kids.

My kids were super excited about the lockers combination lock. But I’m no dummy I know that would immediately lead to a certain younger brother being locked away in there. So I didn’t set the combo. But if you’re lucky enough to well-behaved kids who aren’t out to torture each other than the combo lock would be perfect for storing valuables.garage toy storage zps0ee0578a Turning Our Garage Into a Locker Room

The lockers are available in 15 popular school teams, with more schools being added soon.

Which team would you pick? Check out all the available team lockers on Gladiator® GarageWorks Facebook page.

And you know I never pay full price so I’ve got a coupon for you 20% off and free shipping on all available PrimeTime™ Lockers CODE: PRIMEFAN. TO REDEEM: Enter code upon checkout on https://www.gladiatorgarageworks.com/superfan VALID:12/3 – 1/31/15 

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