Why I’m Not So Good at Balancing Motherhood & Blogging

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When Meagan approached me about participating in this blog series, Balancing Motherhood & Miter saws, I thought she was crazy.

I haven’t blogged in six months. So why would she want me giving advice!

Blogging is hard. Having a DIY blog means big projects. Like turn your daily life upside down kind of projects. Painting rooms, carpentry work, demolition, messy, time-sucking, expensive kind of projects.

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I actually love a good DIY project. But I have a husband who does not. He hates the mess, and really doesn’t care if we have a plank wall or not.

And as for my kids, who are now 6 and 4, I’m finding it way harder to do DIY projects now that they’re older. Is that crazy. I thought it would get easier as they got older. Not the case. No more naps, still waking up at 6 am, and they now have a crazier schedule than I do. Between school events, sporting activities, birthday parties and play dates there is NO time.

I just blog when I can now.

This past weekend my husband and I decided to tackle a little project that I have wanted to do since we moved into our house 6 years ago!

We built a little closet fort in my son’s bedroom. It’s not done yet. Still needs a railing, some lighting, and I want to make some artwork for it. But it’s ok for it to not be perfect. My kids certainly don’t care that’s incomplete. They’ve already spent endless hours in their little closet fort. And they DON’T care about how pretty and put together the space is. They’re going to destroy it anyways!bedroom reading nook Why Im Not So Good at Balancing Motherhood & Blogging

Want to have a half complete closet nook too? Then check out my link here.

Now I want to see how all these other blogger moms do it!

Day 1 Mamas:

Jillian @ I Am a Homemaker

Bee @ Windgate Lane

Alice @ Thought from Alice

Charlotte @ Ciburbanity

Amy @ Her Tool Belt

Day 2 Mamas:

Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes

Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

Rachel @ Shades of Blue Interiors

Jen @ Migonis Home

 

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Rusted Roots Show June 13 & 14, Hillsborough, NC

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rusted roots summer junk market 2015 sidebar Rusted Roots Show June 13 & 14, Hillsborough, NCDid you make it to the last Rusted Roots Junk Market in March? If so I promise that this one will be much warmer! I think that’s a promise I can keep. Boy was it cold at the last show. But that didn’t stop those die-hard Junkers!

The next show is this weekend June 13 and 14 from 10-5. There will be lots of vendors from throughout North Carolina, food trucks, and live music!

Here are a few pictures from our March show.
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Hope to see you there! And of course I’ll have lots of my signs for sale too.

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Swap It Like It’s Hot-Part 3

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Ever go to a thrift store, find something cool (or not so cool), and think what the heck would someone do with this? That’s the challenge. 33 bloggers went on the hunt for some thrift store treasures, mailed them to their partner, and now we’re revealing our makeovers.

I was excited and admittedly a little nervous opening up the package I received from Meagan at The Charming Farmer. I’m not the most creative person, so I was a little terrified to open up the box and be completely stumped.

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Luckily all the items were awesome!kids post box Swap It Like Its Hot Part 3I turned the wooden tissue box into a mailbox for the kiddos.

All kids love playing mailman. Right?kids mailbox Swap It Like Its Hot Part 3diy kids mailbox Swap It Like Its Hot Part 3

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swapit3 Swap It Like Its Hot Part 3Excited to see what Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors did with the box of thrift store finds I mailed her. I can’t even remember what I put in that box!

Check out the other 32 thrift store makeovers.

I always love seeing what ideas other people come up with. Loads of creativity!

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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.

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Next the kids bedrooms. Oh boy.

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